Your home is a big investment, and also the place you likely spend most of your time. So keeping your home in good repair is not just important for your peace of mind, but also safety and the value of your home.
Maintaining your home and keeping it in good repair can be easy. Here's three key areas to look for:
• Fire: faulty heating and electrical can be a fire hazard in your home.
• Structural: damaged foundation or rotting floors, etc
• Indoor air quality: moisture trouble, or fuel-burning appliances which can cause carbon monoxide. Both issues can cause serious health problems, and big bills.
• Occupational: loose railings, stairs,and other cosmetic issues in the home.
• Leaky faucets, upgrades to floors and walls, etc.
• Broken fixtures, chipped paint, etc.
• Upgrades, renovations, add-ons, features, etc. - all of which improve your resale value.
*Be sure to always check credentials of contractors if you don't decide to go-it-alone.
If you're looking for more information or a quick how-to guide on home maintenance, the CMHC website is a great resource for more information on this topic. If you're thinking of moving, and wondering what upgrades need to be made to your home first, please feel free to contact me.