Home Maintenance: Don’t Let Your Home Age Faster Than it Should

In Blog, Real Estate on April 26, 2016 by Community Expert Team
Home Maintenance: Don’t Let Your Home Age Faster Than it Should

Keeping up on your home’s maintenance not only makes for a nice environment for you and your family to live—but it also helps retain and increase the value of your home.

In fact, an out-of-shape house is older than its years and could lose 10% of its appraised value, according to HouseLogic. But good maintenance could actually add value.

So, to make sure your home is not getting too old for its actual age, HouseLogic recommends first focusing on your home’s No. 1 enemy: moisture.

“Water can destroy the integrity of your foundation, roof, walls, and floors — your home’s entire structure,” HouseLogic. “So a leaky gutter isn’t just annoying; it’s compromising your foundation.”

To get yourself to keep up on that maintenance give yourself an incentive—like a room-per-year redo, the publication said. In addition, keep a maintenance fund. This will give you the provisions to take care of things and not put them off.

Get HouseLogic’s full maintenance strategy here.

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