From: Realtor.com You want to get projects done around the house, but you lack the skills, desire, or the time to DIY. The other side of the coin—hiring it all out—is an expensive option you’d like to avoid. What to do? BIY, that’s what. BIY—buy-it-yourself—is a smart, middle ground for those who want to […]Read More How to Save 20% When You BIY Instead of DIY
Increasingly, many of my real estate clients talk with me about energy efficiency features when it comes to considering residential properties. I found this survey to reflect what I see in serving my clients. According to a 2013 survey by the National Association of Home Builders, these are the the features most want in […]Read More What home buyers want in a new home
Not the child- the appliances! Consumer Reports Magazine offers a general guideline for life expectancies of household appliances that can help you decide whether it makes sense to repair an aging appliance or replace it. You can also use this information to decide on purchasing a home warranty for property you are buying. Trash Compactor . . […]Read More Replace or Repair?
To help you start of 2012 on the right foot, here is an abbreviated master “to do” list compliments of KUDZU to keep your home in tip-top shape. Interior Heat & Air Consider replacing traditional thermostats with programmable ones. According to ENERGY STAR, the average household could save $180 a year by using a programmable thermostat […]Read More Home Maintenance Check List
Even in San Diego there are things we should all do to help our homes recover from the past year and prepare for the next. Here are a few tips from Kudzu for homeowners: Exterior, Basement, & Foundation Check your home’s crawl space for water damage, animals (this one is fun!), or other foreign matter. […]Read More Winter Home To-Do List