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Take care of any maintenance issue right from the beginning

When purchasing a new home, it is always important to take care of any small maintenance issue right from the beginning before it turns into a large problem that will become more costly. As an owner of a home, it is now your responsibility to take care of anything that comes up and to take care of it quickly and efficiently.


Get ahold of a certified, qualified home contractor

When you invest in a home, it is recommended that any large projects or repairs that need to be taken care of should be taken care of by a qualified, certified contractor. Of course there are many things around a home that can be easily fixed, but large projects should definitely be handled by a professional.


Keep a record of all your home improvement projects

Keeping track of the investment you have put into your home will help you in the long run. Saving receipts of the expenses you’ve accrued throughout the years will help you sell your home at a much greater price if you choose to sell your home later on.


Improvements and repairs are not the same thing

Though you may want to take into account every improvement you’ve made to your home in order to increase the selling price, it is not always feasible to do so. Though the IRS does not consider every improvement a repair, things like adding a central air conditioner and replacing the roof are definitely counted toward adding value to your home.


If you’d like to hear more about Erath County-area homes, please contact us. We’d be more than happy to give you details on all the wonderful real estate options in Erath County.


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