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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Home Maintenance and Do-It-Yourself Basics

Homeowners often make repairs and/or improvements to their home right after moving in, and prior to selling.  Whether you're doing a major remodeling job or just installing new carpet or wallpaper, sometimes the most simple advice can also be the most helpful.  So always remember the basics:

  • Lefty loosey, righty tighty
  • Measure twice, cut once

And last but certainly not least...an ounce of inspection is worth a pound of repair!

Scott Hubbard of Homewerx Home Inspections in Phoenix, Arizona Written By: Scott Hubbard
Certified Home Inspector, ASHI® Member
Homewerx Home Inspections
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Posted by Scott Hubbard, Arizona Home Inspector on July 21, 2007 | Permalink

Comments

Scott,

It's a simple and clear cut advice for home maintenance and remodeling but it surely helps home owners save a lot of money for the cost of repair. They can look for home depot in the neighborhood where they can buy affordable materials plus some do-it-yourself tips from their store clerks and they're ready to go.

This idea also minimizes the risk of exposing the privacy of your own home to strangers (contractors, repairman etc.)since most suspects in break-ins and burglary cases are link to people who may have gained access to private homes.

Posted by: Costa Rica Real Estate | Jul 23, 2007 7:14:40 PM

Hello Scott,

It's a good advice and not that hard to implement, good for wallet and secrets will be secrets with us. :)

Posted by: Daniel | Jul 24, 2007 3:05:51 AM

Home will be considered a fixed upper by agents and buyers if there are too many repairs needed.

By adding a fresh coat of paint, repairing flooring or spackling, and painting picture hanger holes in the walls, small repairs could be made. By means of fixing damaged siding or replacing roof shingles, larger repairs might be done.

Daniel.
http://www.financeguide101.com/mortgage-101/home-selling-basics-home-selling-101.html

Posted by: Daniel | Jul 24, 2007 3:11:32 AM

Great tips...yes to purchase the materials a local market is always advisable also because in case there is a need to change it will help.

Posted by: Water Damage Tampa | Jul 19, 2009 1:00:49 AM

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