Staging, painting and turning a den into an extra bedroom are among the suggestions for upgrading the sale price of your house. This post at a site called Money Talks News discusses the cheap ways to add curb appeal and value to real estate. The site says it offers “stories that offer specific advice on saving more, spending less, investing, and avoiding debt.” It covers real estate, retirement, taxes and other personal finance topics.
HGTV’s Front Door website has a section on selling a house, with an extensive list of “home-selling resources” and features on “budget updates,” selling on your own, or renting or swapping a house that won’t sell. A list of things that “make buyers bite” starts with advice to dramatize the home’s entrance with a freshly painted door. The list also includes a lot of expensive upgrades to kitchens and baths that might make a seller wince.
Instead of seeing a home sale tripped up by revelations from a home inspection late in the sale process, some experts advise sellers to have a home inspection performed before listing the house. This post at the site of the National Association for Certified Home Inspectors tells why that may be helpful. In particular, an "upstream" inspection would alert a home seller to such problems as radon gas or termite infestations that would otherwise have landed with a thud later in the sale process. The seller can take remedial action, or adjust the asking price accordingly.
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