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Steps to Spruce Up Your Property
When preparing to sell your home, the first impression is often the most important. Spend some time improving the interior and exterior appearance before placing it on the market to increase the chances of a swifter sale at a better price.
If you are prepared to invest some money to improve your home’s presentation, start with the most cost-effective projects and keep a journal of jobs and receipts. Many home improvement costs are deductible when costs are incurred 90 days before the sale and paid within 30 days after the sale). Some hints:
You may want to reconsider more ambitious jobs. While bathroom and kitchen up-grades generally help appreciation, not all home additions will add value to the property. Talk to your REALTOR® about the improvements most appropriate in current market conditions and review our report on "Remodeling Your Home - A Cost vs. Value Report.”