There’s no doubt about it: the costs that come with being a homeowner can add up. However, home improvements can be more manageable if you plan for them. Below are a handful of helpful tips.
Prevention. From termite-proofing your deck to using the proper paint and seals, do your research when making home upgrades to make sure you are preventing possible damage as much as possible.
Inspection. Get in the habit of taking an annual inventory of every single space in your home to check for potential problems. Examine the roof, foundation, plumbing, electrical wiring – basically everything.
Pro-action. Try to fix trouble spots as soon as you uncover them. This proactive approach will help you avoid major repairs to your home later.
Budget right. Nothing is worse than finding out you have to replace that rotting fence when your bank account is running low. Just like you save for retirement, have a home improvement account where you squirrel away funds for when you need them. As little as $25 a month can do wonders over the years.
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Christina Tompkins Wright
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hometown, REALTORS