You love your hometown, but your professional career requires leaving the locale for months or years at a time. What can you do with the home while you spend the next two years working on the oil rigs in North Dakota or teaching scuba diving in Thailand? Why not rent out the house and hire a property management service to handle landlord duties? Do not, however, take a total hands-off approach just because a property management firm is at the helm.
Do you need to stage your home without a lot of cash at hand? Most real estate agents will suggest home staging, at least on a minimal level: it can greatly enhance the general attractiveness of your home, even if it's a fixer upper. But many people selling their home aren't able to spend a lot out-of-pocket. They can, however, use these simple tricks for an inexpensive solution.
1. Take Out Furniture
Even with regular vacuuming, your carpets may not end up very clean. If you need something extra to clean your carpet, you could find them in your kitchen cupboards. For example, items such as vinegar and baking soda are great stain removers. Here are four ways to naturally clean your carpets.
Cornmeal and Borax
Mix two cups of corn meal and one cup of Borax together in a bowl. Sprinkle this mixture over your carpet then wait for an hour.
In the business of sweet and aromatic foods, it can sometimes feel as though you are fighting a losing battle when it comes to keeping flies and gnats away from your bakery goods. The fact is, these pesky buggers are scent driven and love sugar. Furthermore, the warm light of a glass display case can look like heaven. They will do whatever they can to make their way into display cases that house all of your tantalizing morsels.
So, you've found the perfect home, and you can't wait to move in. You've been approved for your home loan and have already started daydreaming about where you're going to put your furniture. Only one thing stands in the way of you and the home of your dreams -- the inspection.
Many people fall in love with houses and ignore issues that are pointed out by home inspectors with the intention of taking care of them themselves.