Spring Is Almost Here

Real Estate

The spring real estate market is known to be the busiest there is. If you want to make sure your home is at the top of its game when buyers come knocking, it makes the most sense to begin now. There are a few things you can do as soon as the weather warms up that will put you ahead:
 
Re-paint where necessary. Winter can do a number on your home's paint job if it was already so-so before the temperatures dropped. Make sure that there's no peeling paint on your home's exterior. If there is, it's time for a good re-painting.

Check your roof. If you're not comfortable doing it yourself, you can get a roof inspection done. Missing shingles or even a roof in minor disrepair can lead to moisture intrusion and very expensive and necessary repairs later on. Gain some peace of mind for the time being! Oh, and while you're up there - clean your cutters. All of last year's leaves can prevent water from being diverted properly, and lead to even more moisture intrusion problems.

Change your filters. Your HVAC system has been keeping you comfortable all winter, so reward it with a fresh filter if you're not already in the habit of changing your filters monthly. This will ensure that your HVAC system is more capable of removing excess humidity from the air and runs more efficiently in general, lowering your hydro bills.
 
Give your lawn some TLC. One of the worst things to do to a lawn is not rake up the fallen leaves each Autumn, leading to wet leaves suffocating your lawn throughout the spring months. This can lead to mould and permanent damage, so remove any leaves as soon as possible to keep your lawn healthy and tidy-looking.