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Here's an idea!  Use you IRS tax return to spruce up your home.  Here are some easy, less expensive ideas that will help in selling your home and at the same time give you and and home a facelift!




-- SEAL OR REPLACE YOUR DRIVEWAY.

   That first impression makes or breaks it in selling a home.  Resealing:  Apx. $150 (depending on size) 
Replacing:  Apx. $2,500+

-- INSTALL A NEW FRONT DOOR AND LOCK SET AND POSSIBLE KICK PLATE.
   Installing a new front door and hardware is always smart.  Also, remember you do not have to install a $5,000+ door on a lower priced home.  Please think that through because they will sell you that expensive door when it's not necessary.  If you have a higher end home, of course, purchase.  Think, what will a buyer expect at my price point.  Estimated cost:  $2,500-$3,000

-- RENEW YOUR MAILBOX. 
   Either with a paint/stain job or buy new.  At the same time, remember the house address numbers.  Pick a new slick style that is more appropriate at this time.  Estimated cost:  $200-$700

--  A FRESH COAT OF PAIN.
   If you see chipping on the exterior, remember FHA financing does not like that!  Just remember that whether it's the exterior or interior, a fresh coat of paint in the newest updated colors (ask at the paint store) makes a buyer feel like the home is well maintained.
Estimated cost:  $50-$75/gallon - Depends on the project.

-- OH, I LOVE THIS ONE!  SWAP OUT LIGHT FIXTURES.
   Chandeliers, bathrooms, entry ways, kitchen, exterior front door area.  Try pendents in the kitchen, wall sconces in the bath.  Go online.  Lots of great deals can be found.  And, yes, while you're in the bathrooms, take down those wall mirrors and go by one or two hanging walls mirror(s) with frames.  One more item, PLEASE don't take the mirrors in the baths when your move out.  That is a big one causing problems these days. 

Come back next week for more ideas.........

 

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