Monthly Archives: December 2017

Tips To Improve Your Home Appraisal

Before you sell your home, you need to know how much it is worth. That will determine the price you set. The hope is that you’ll be able to sell it for a significant amount more than you paid. To find out that value, you’ll need a home appraisal. Instead of taking your chances with whatever the appraise will come up with, you could take some proactive steps to improve your home’s value. Here’s what you can do.

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Write Out List of Neighborhood Amenities

The appraiser who will be reviewing your home might not be familiar with the neighborhood. Things like schools, shops, churches, restaurants and hospitals are all valuable amenities for a home. Even things like parks and bike trails can add value to your home. It’s all about the location.

Make a List of Renovations

It is hard to imagine a home without renovations, especially one with a long time owner. If you’ve made any renovations, then you’ll want to make a list of those projects. The date and money spent should also be included on that list.

Make Fixes

What are all the little problems around your home that need to be fixed? A stuck window? A hole in the wall from a door? A leaking showerhead? These are all repairs you should make on your own before the appraiser shows up. The more minor repairs to can take care of, the less deductions you’ll be hit with. Every little bit counts.

Take Care of Lawn

A home’s front lawn is the first thing the appraise will see. What kind of shape is your lawn in? There might not be much you can do in the winter beyond pruning trees and bushes but you can certainly make sure any rubbish is removed from the front and back yards.

In fact, you should go through your entire house and tag those items that can be hauled away. This will free up a lot of storage space and go a long way to show an appraiser the available square footage. This is a job that is perfect for Junk King Worcester. Your appointment with these professional junk haulers can result in a home that is totally clear of all unwanted furniture, appliances and other rubbish. One session with Junk King Worcester can go a long way towards improving your home appraisal.

What’s On Your New Year’s Resolution List?

The first list you made for the holidays is what you wanted Santa to bring you on Christmas. The last list you’ll make for the year is meant for the beginning of next year. That would be your New Year’s resolution list. If you’re stuck for an idea for your New Year’s resolution list, then consider any one or all of the following:

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Write a Business Plan

Have you been dreaming of the day you become your own boss? That day can be just a little bit closer with the help of a complete business plan. Take your idea and start to write out all the things it is going to take to make it happen from start to finish. Even if you don’t have a business idea you can still benefit from a form of a business plan. Use that approach to set goals for saving money or making a major renovation around the house. Writing out a timeline and budget for those projects can really help them become fully realized.

Move More

Buy yourself a pedometer and start counting your steps. The goal is to hit 10,000 steps a day. Might be challenging but if you take some stairs, park farther away at work and keep moving you can hit it. Then go for more steps.

Read More Books

At this very moment, you could probably find any book that has ever been published online. A few clicks and that book is ready to read. If you prefer to go “old school,” then there is always the library. Bottom line: You need to read more. Pick up those classics you’ve always wanted to get lost in. Snag the book everyone is talking about. Bonus points for joining a book club.

Get Rid Of Your Junk

Not only should you strive to shed the extra weight you’re carrying but also the extra junk you have in your home. Perhaps “extra” is the wrong word. It is more like unwanted. These would be all the things you know you’re never going to use again. Why hold onto them? A quick call to Junk King Worcester sets up a plan to make them disappear for good. Think of how much better you’ll feel when your home is 100% junk free. Junk King Worcester can make that New Year’s resolution happen today.