The Havasu real estate market continues to flourish. Buyer demand remains high. Inventory dropped to its lowest point in years last month. This helped drive up the average sale price to over $350,000 in October 2020. That might prove too tempting to pass up for many owners of real estate in Lake Havasu. So, if you plan on putting your property on the market in the next few months, you might want to consider these fall home improvement projects to get the most money you can when the time comes.
Fall Home Improvement Projects
Yes, even in the desert, the gutters of our real estate in Lake Havasu fill up with debris. And even though we see 300+ days of sunshine a year, it does rain sometimes, especially during the wintertime. If allowed to build up, the debris could block rainwater from smoothly draining off your roof. When water backs up, it seeps into the walls and causes damage to your roof. This can get costly. So, grab your ladder, throw on a pair of gloves, and start scooping out the muck in your gutters for this simple home improvement project. It’s worth an hour or so of your time to clear your gutters out over the weekend.
Time on Deck
Most owners of real estate in Lake Havasu have concrete patios instead of wood decks. If you do have a wooden deck attached to your property, now is a great time to inspect it for damage. Repair the damage and treat it with a wood sealant to protect it from the elements. If your backyard includes a concrete patio, give it a good power washing. Moss and algae buildup creates a slipping hazard. Plus, good maintenance helps increase your backyard appeal. Buyers like that.
Inspect Your Windows
Drafts make up almost 40% of the heat loss in your real estate in Lake Havasu. Cracked windows and old, decaying sealant contribute to your home’s heat loss. Replacing your windows offers a 76.6% return on investment, according to Remodeling Magazine. That makes it the #5 best home improvement project for cost vs. value.
Check the HVAC System
Our air conditioning units get a real workout during the summer. Believe it or not, the Lake Havasu City nights get a bit chilly, too during the winter. So it makes the most sense to contact a professional to check out your HVAC system right now. They can check to see that your heating and air conditioning units are working properly. Also, ask them to take a look at your thermostat to ensure that it is working correctly, too. It might be time to upgrade to a more energy-efficient programmable thermostat. Replace your air filters once a month during the summer. In the fall and winter, you can let them go for a couple of months before changing them. And if your real estate in Lake Havasu includes a fireplace, get the chimney cleaned out by a pro, too.
Alexis Steel – 928-303-2199
Keller Williams Arizona Living Realty
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