These 3 projects can get top dollar when selling your home

If you’ve lived in your home for at least a few years, you’ve probably built up some decent equity. In other words, the value of your home today is worth more than what you originally purchased it for. A rising real estate market lifts your home’s value, but it doesn’t maximize it. That part is up to you.  To get the most out of your home when you list it, you need to make the right improvements and work hard to maximize your return on investment (ROI). In this article,…

These home repairs are just too dangerous to handle yourself

Inspired by home remodeling television and online video tutorials, many homeowners are starting to embrace a do-it-yourself (DIY) mindset. They’re taking on their own repairs and renovations. There needs to be limits, however. In this article, we’ll review what makes electrical, HVAC, and roofing repairs just too dangerous to handle yourself—and why you need to hire a professional. HVAC Having heating or cooling trouble? Never try repairing your home’s furnace or air conditioner. Here’s why: You’ll most likely void the manufacturer’s warranty by opening it up yourself. You don’t have…