The Business Weekly reports “Single-family building permits ripple through the economy in Indiana increasing 13 percent in 2016 compared to 2015. That’s according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. To tangle the future a bit, single-family building permits did have a 7 percent decrease in December.
“Permit numbers this time were the highest since 2008, said Indiana Builders Association CEO Rick Wajda, who predicted continued growth in 2017.
“Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes remained on firm ground in January, down two points to a level of 67 from a downward revised December reading of 69 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Any number over 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.”
Here’s how to get your house ready to sell.
The first thing people notice is the lawn. Is it mowed and edged and the sidewalk swept when done? Mowing the lawn is like pruning. You should mow regularly and only remove about a third off the top. Don’t bag the clippings, but let them stay on the lawn that way the clippings return nutrients back and make the lawn thicker. Water frequently. It is a lot easier to water and keep it green, than trying to rejuvenate a brown and dried out lawn. Plus, that is traumatic for the lawn.
Don’t forget to wash your windows. Clean glass reflects well on the homeowner.
Trim your hedges. If you do the trimming use power shears. They can be electric or gas powered. Start on the sides and work up and down. Do the top last. You can get a long bar on the power shears, but they can be heavy and awkward.
Tend to your flowerbeds. Rake out the dried leaves then get rid of the weeds. You can either pull them or spade up the beds. You run the risk of disturbing any bulbs in the ground if you use a spade. It’s best to pull the weeds and lay at least three inches of mulch that smothers the weeds or makes them easy to pull them in the future.
You can improve dirt paths around your home with cinder. It is inexpensive, and because cinder is porous, water doesn’t collect.
Have the trees pruned once a year. Pruning tends to open up the tree allowing good airflow. It also removes dead or broken branches that can become diseased and spread that disease to the rest of the tree. Your trees will love you for the attention and will be much stronger able to withstand Mother Nature.
Finally, look at your lawn furniture. It may need cleaning. A hose works great, but for tougher stains use some mild soap and water. If the cushions and umbrella look faded, you might investigate the new fabrics that are sun and weather resistant. Remember, to make things look fresh, colorful seat cushions give the furniture some pop.
A well-maintained yard boosts property value. If you are ready to capture that increased value in the economy in Indiana but want out now, give us a call. We buy for cash and can close in less time than it takes for the lawn to grow weeds.
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