A Fresh Start for 2015

Posted by TM5 Properties Agent on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at 8:36pm

If you're at all like me, most of you create New Year Resolutions only to run out of time to complete them.... but there is one Resolution you should keep this year, especially if you're considering SELLING your home - Home Maintenance & Repair!

Focusing on the exterior of the home can make the biggest financial payoff upon resale - in fact, since 2003, replacement projects have resulted in a higher financial return than remodeling projects. According to HouseLogic.com, simply replacing your front door with a steel door has a 100% return on the value of the project. Other ideas include adding stone veneer to your exterior, replacing your garage door, or even replacing windows. Even if you're not selling your home - these repairs, like door & window replacement, can result in lower utility bills - and we all like saving money!

And for those of you who made a Resolution to BUY a home this year, don't wait too long. According to the Commerce Department, "The median price of a new home sold in the United States climbed 15 percent from a year earlier. The median new-home price is now $305,000, which is the highest level on record." Here in the Brazos Valley, our Dec. 2014 median home value was $212,765 vs. Dec. 2013, which was $185,000. In fact, the average increase in home prices in the Brazos Valley for the entire 2014 year was $15,390, which is 8%!

For all you Buyers - don't let rising prices keep you from your dream - give me a call and I'll help you find the perfect home and take advantage of all of the benefits of Home Ownership! And for all you Sellers - for more ideas or to find out what your home is valued at, contact me ~ I'd love to help you make a fresh start!

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