Leigh Insurance Agency of St Augustine Blog
If you are like most people you believe that your current home is just a ‘starter home’ someday you will move into a better house. With that in mind, you probably want to preserve the value of your current home. So here are a few household practices that ruin the value of your home.
Now, I know you think that since you own the house, you can do whatever you want. It seems nothing can voluntarily reduce the value of your home more than smoking inside it.
There is some logic to this, of course, cigarette smoke gets into the air vents, it sticks to the wallpaper, it even seeps into the floorboards! Needless to say, to the would-be owner that doesn’t like the smell of tobacco this can be a serious downer.
So kindly avoid smoking indoors if you ever intend to sell your house.
Pets make a house more valuable to the owner. Not so for a future owner who is not a fan of pets.
While it is possible to vacuum as much of the fur as possible, some of it will remain in places that are hard to reach. To someone with asthma or other lung condition that trapped fur could be really bad news.
Pets have a way of marking their territory whether it is through excreting body fluids or scratching. Both acts damage furniture, doors, walls, and carpeting. Ergo, a buyer will see the damage and lower the price he is willing to pay.
Unfortunately, pets make property prices go down. Keep this in mind before you bring home a fur baby.
House are required to be built durable by the building code. True, a well-made house might very well last a lifetime. If it is properly maintained
If It Is Well Maintained
Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t take home maintenance too seriously. Houses have a service life before they need to be attended. Failure to do so can be very bad for the house.
For example, a good quality sink has a service life of 50 years. But the pipes under it can rust in just a few years. Replacing them or at least putting marine epoxy keeps them whole a little longer.
So, consider my advice on things to avoid if you want to preserve the value of your home. Insurance can help preserve it from accidents.
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