Most home buyers recognize the value in a home inspection during the buying process. It helps you solidify your decision to buy the home, and prepare you for what you’ll need to watch for in the future.
When the home inspector sums up his report after your home inspection, don’t just begin making your list of necessary repairs, listen carefully for the home inspector’s more subtle recommendations. He’ll likely provide priceless, competent advice on what is critical and what can wait, what you can do yourself and what should be left to professionals.
Your home inspector’s report will be valuable long after you move in to your new home as well. Pull the report back out periodically and check for repairs you may have missed or forgotten about, especially notes about plumbing and electrical as some of those niggling hidden problems may go unnoticed until they become a major headache.
Not only does staying on top of home repair help enhance your homes appearance and maintain value, there will be a lot fewer hurdles when you’re ready to become a home seller.
Video: Home Repair Before, During and After a Home Sale
Video Transcript: Home Repair Before, During and After a Home Sale
Welcome to Today’s Home Update, I’m Andrea.
It’s true, from the day you move in to the day you sell your home, there will always be something to repair or remodel. In order to stay ahead, learn how to become a pro-active homeowner.
Start by surveying every nook and cranny of your home to check for potential problems. Examine the roof, foundation, plumbing and electrical wiring and fix trouble spots as soon as you uncover them. This will help you avoid larger expenses later on.
What will regular home maintenance cost you? Some say you should expect to spend 1 percent of the purchase price of your home, every year, to handle tasks such as painting, tree trimming, repairing gutters, calking windows, and routine system repairs and maintenance. Expect to pay a bit more for maintaining an older home.
Remember, the cost of regular home maintenance is minor compared to a major repair down the road.
The bottom line- in order to protect the value of your home, upkeep is mandatory, so budget accordingly. The better your home’s condition, the more a buyer will pay for it down the road.
Thanks for watching Today’s Home Update, see you next time.
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Bill Salvatore / Arizona Elite Properties
Residential Sales, Marketing, and Property Management
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