Real Estate Information Archive

Blog

Displaying blog entries 1-3 of 3

Home Renovations That Pay Off!

by The Domis Team

Renovations of your home can help you sell your home for top dollar. But, not all renovations are created equal. When making improvements on your home before selling, you want to make sure that the project has a Return on Investment (ROI) that will benefit you! Luckily, we have the inside scope on which home renovations are the best. The Remodeling 2019 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com) analyzes the costs for some of the most popular renovation projects and finds out what the value of those projects are when the home sells. Here are the top 5 home renovations that pay off for your Whittier Area home!

 

Garage Door Replacement: Upscale renovation that replaces your current garage door with a 4 section steel door.

Job Cost = $3,785 | ROI = 123.8%

 

Manufactured Stone Veneer: Mid-range renovation that adds stone to the bottom half and entry way exterior of your home.

 

Job Cost = $9,507 | ROI = 110.4%

 

Wood Deck Addition: Mid-range renovation that adds wooden deck to back exterior of home.

 

Job Cost = $16,511 | ROI = 87.8%

 

Minor Kitchen Remodel: Mid-range renovation to kitchen with energy efficient appliances, new flooring, new countertops, refinished cabinetry, and other cosmetic changes.

 

Job Cost = $24,950 | ROI = 87.1%

 

Fiberglass Grand Entrance: Upscale renovation that replaces front door with fiberglass door with dual sidelights.

 

Job Cost = $9,568 | ROI = 85.1%

 

When you are ready to sell your home, give the Domis Team a call today at (562) 884-5373 or visit our website at http://www.whittierhomes.com/.

Top Winter Home Maintenance Projects!

by The Domis Team

December is the perfect time to get your Whittier Area home ready for new year! Spend some time indoors this month getting your home in order. Here are some great home maintenance projects to complete this month to keep your home fresh this year and next!!

 

Freshen Up the ‚ÄčPaint

Start by trying to remove marks and smudges from the wall. If there are still markings, consider adding a fresh coat of paint. Focus on walls, trims, cabinets, and doors; anything that could use some TLC.

 

Love Your Mattress

Vacuum your mattress and box spring. Be sure to rotate (if one side is padded) or flip your mattress to prevent sagging.

 

Redo Your Laundry Room

Reorganize and clean your laundry room. Make it roomier by taking advantage of all the space in your room. Add a slim cart between the washer and dryer for your laundry supplies. Add storage bins, laundry bins, and a drying rack on the walls to clear up floor space. Clean off dried on laundry detergent from the machines.

 

Clean Dryer Vents

While you clean the laundry room, be sure to clear out the duct that connects your dryer to the outside vent. Built up lint and debris can reduce your dryer's efficiency and could be a fire hazard. Cover the outside vent with a fine mesh screen to keep critters out.

 

Clean Fridge Coils

Keep your refrigerator running smoothly and save energy by cleaning the condenser coils at the back and bottom of the fridge. Use your vacuum and duster to clean them off.

 

Maintain Your Sump Pump

Make sure your home is ready for the winter rains by making sure it is properly working this month. Test the pump by adding water and clean it out if needed.

 

Check for Roofing and Foundation Issues

Inspect your roof to make sure there are no missing or damaged shingles. Look for cracks along your home's foundation. Finding any issues now will make sure you find problems before they worsen and gives you time to hire a professional if needed.

 

For more home maintenance, visit our website and follow-us on our Facebook page.

 

May Home Maintenance Projects!

by The Domis Team

It's time for some spring cleaning! May is a great time to make sure your Whittier Area home is ready for the warmer months to come. Focus more on those things outside of your home. Keep your home looking its very best and update your curb appeal. Here are the top home maintenance projects for your to complete this month!

 

Check Your Walkways and Patios

If you have brick or stone walkways and patios, now is a good time to make sure that there aren't any loose areas. You can pay a handyman to fix the issues you find or do it on your own. To fix, gently pry up the loose brick, add fresh sand, smooth, and replace the item.

 

Nourish Your Lawn

Get your grass ready for the summer by adding nutrients. Add a high-nitrogen fertilizer or home grown compost to keep weeds at bay. You can either purchase a spreader to add the fertilizer yourself or higher a professional.

 

Fix Fences and Gates

Look for loose fencing or broken gates. Use power tools to restrengthen the supports or call in a handyman.

 

Mulch Your Garden

Help your garden look its best and keep plants healthy by adding 2 to 4 inches of mulch to the planting beds. This is an easy job that you can do on your own once the mulch is delivered to your home.

 

Wash Windows

Keep your windows sparkling by washing them inside and outside. This will allow you to see your stunning yard and garden from inside your home and ensure bright California sun can fill your house. Grab a partner and have them wash the inside or outside while you take the opposite side. This will allow you to see which side still has smudges and streaks.

 

Ready Your Grill

Barbecue season is here. Make sure your grill is ready to go. Check all connections and hoses to make sure they are secure. Soak the grates and metal plates and then scrub with a grill brush. Rinse them off with a hose. Also, use the brush to scrub the hood and walls. A clean grill will have your food tasting delicious all summer long.

 

Check Your AC

It's about to get hot, hot, hot in Southern California. Make sure your AC is in top working order. Remove dust and dirt from the condenser by spraying the outside of it with a hose. Just make sure to use low water pressure so you do not damage the fins. Also, replace the filter at this time. If it has been a while since a professional looked at your AC, have one come out to perform the maintenance and cleaning for you.

 

For more home maintenance tips, visit our Website and follow-us on our Facebook page.

Displaying blog entries 1-3 of 3

Syndication

Categories

Archives

Share This Page

Contact Information

Photo of Linda & Ryan Domis - The Domis Team Real Estate
Linda & Ryan Domis - The Domis Team
Keller Williams
16310 E. Whittier Blvd. Suite F
Whittier CA 90603
Cell: 562-884-5373
Cell:562-458-6947
Fax: 562.902.5158
The Domis Team Real Estate, Whittier, La Habra, Orange County Homes for Sale The Domis Team Real Estate, Whittier, La Habra, Orange County Homes for Sale The Domis Team Real Estate, Whittier, La Habra, Orange County Homes for Sale The Domis Team Real Estate, Whittier, La Habra, Orange County Homes for Sale

Contact the Domis Team

Linda Domis - BRE #00571375 | Ryan Domis - BRE #01969771
Whittier Homes for Sale | La Habra Homes for Sale
Lake Park Brea Senior Community | Lake Park La Habra Senior Community

© Keller Williams is a real estate franchise company. Each Keller Williams office is independently owned and operated.
Keller Williams is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports the Fair Housing Act.