preparing your home for sale. It is most attractive to buyers
if they feel the house is ready to move into, as is. They
will be discouraged if they have to do a lot of prep work
before they move in. Here are a few quick and easy things
to do that will make an impact!
your carpets professionally cleaned.
a fresh coat of paint on your walls.
your trees and do any appropriate landscaping.
outdated appliances. It may help if the appliances included
in the sale of your home are on the new side. Outdated or
old appliances can be an eyesore and could hurt your chances
of a sale.
your home have curb appeal? Every effort should be made
to keep your lawn neat. Remove any clutter to give a more
spacious feel to the yard.
a look at your windows. Are they cracked? Do your screens
have holes or rips? These are a few things that are easy
that add value to your home are considered capital improvements.
To figure out the amount of capital gain, you must add the
expense of these improvements. The following are some examples
of capital improvements: