10 home improvements to boost your home’s resale price

Here are 10 home improvements to boost your home’s resale price.

  1. Doorways and decks. First impressions count. New doors, entries and decks score with buyers.
  2. Polish the landscape. Prune bushes and trees, mulch beds, cut the grass.
  3. Open up. Remove non-structural walls to create the open floor plan buyers love.
  4. Take care of maintenance: plumbing, paintwork, siding, windows, doors, insulation, furnace, AC systems. Power wash the exterior.
  5. Lighten up. Brighten up small spaces to make them feel larger. Open curtains and blinds. Fix damaged windows. Add motion detectors for outdoor lights.
  6. Floor them. Repair damaged flooring. You could replace old wall-to-wall carpets and old vinyl and linoleum with new flooring.
  7. Spiff up kitchen and bath. Re-face cabinets and install up-to-date hardware, clean tile grout, apply fresh caulk, replace faucets, install comfort-height, low flush toilets.
  8. Green all updates. Make sure anything you replace is Energy Star rated.
  9. Repaint rooms with neutral colors. Touch up where you can.
  10. Fix anything that stands out for the wrong reason: old wallpaper, broken thresholds, cracked walkways.

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My wife and I recently

My wife and I recently purchased our home in Joliet, and we used Jim Passi from CityWide Mortgage to get our mortgage. Throughout the entire time, from the first moment we called him to the closing day and beyond, Jim was just amazing. He answered all our questions, some repeatedly, with grace and compassion. He even worked with me while I was having a few temper tantrums on him.

Jim took the time to explain every detail of the process to us, because we have no clue about this process. We aren’t finance people. He is extremely patient with us on every question, and aspect of the mortgage process from preapproval all the way up and through the closing. He explained to us why he does things the way he does, versus the way other brokers do things, and they make complete sense.

We will and DO recommend Jim from CityWide Mortgage to everyone looking to purchase a home today or in the future. Jim is the best mortgage guy one can work with.

Thank you for all you did for us.

Robert and Ruth W.
Joliet, IL

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