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Your Judgment-Free Guide to Selling a House in Poor Condition

Contrary to what Instagram-worthy listing photos would have you believe, not every house that hits the market is brand new, freshly remodeled, or sparkling to perfection. Nearly 80% of America’s housing stock has weathered two decades of wind, rain, and sun, and 38% of U.S. homes were built before 1970, according to a report from Freddie Mac. Meanwhile over a third of homeowners say they’ve been putting off at least one home improvement project for a year or more. Homes need constant TLC and keeping up with property maintenance is a never-ending job. When you decide to sell your time, it’s time to face the music: issues like a leaky roof, dingy floor, potholed driveway, or cracked foundation are going...

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3 DIY Garage Updates that Say ‘Storage Potential’ to Interested Buyers

If you’re wondering where to store everything in your home, trust us: buyers are thinking the same thing. Americans are known to spend $1.2 trillion each year on items we don’t need, while the average home size is 4.2% smaller in 2018 than it was in 2015. Understandably, 85% of buyers list garage storage space as a must have on the NAHB’s latest report of what buyers want, especially because a garage is more accessible than a backyard shed or even an attic. We’ve combed through various storage ideas and DIY garage updates from other handy homeowners, so you can show off your garage in style when the time comes to sell your home, especially. Who knows? That extra storage...

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