3 Common Problems That Will Halt The Appraisal of Your Home

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Are you thinking about selling your home? Selling your home can be one of the biggest challenges of your homeownership. With having to take on the task of preparing your home for selling and making sure the curb appeal is extraordinary, your attempt to sell your home could fail if it is lacking in care. Once the appraiser comes to look at your home, the exterior could be what halts the appropriate appraisal of what it is truly worth. 

Repair the Damaged Or Rotten Siding

If you decide to sell your home, making sure the siding on your home is clean and intact is important. If your home’s siding is damaged or rotten, having it replaced will improve the odds of your home selling quickly. However, if your home has not gotten to the point where your siding needs to be replaced, then hiring a professional to soft wash it will definitely make the curb appeal of your home stand out.

Fix Your Gutter

If your gutter has started to fall apart, it is time to have it fixed or replaced. A damaged gutter can cause many problems to your home if it is not fixed appropriately. Water damage and damage to the shingles of your roof are just some of the problems that can seriously affect your home and cause thousands of dollars worth of damage. The appraisal of your home can also be halted if the appraiser sees the damaged gutter. 

Remove the Peeling Paint

Peeling paint on a home could definitely be an annoyance for any homeowner, but if your home was built before 1978, there could be a more serious issue if the paint on it is peeling. In some cases a home with peeling paint could indicate that the paint is lead-based, which means that the paint could be more of a health risk. If your home was built in 1977 or before, the lead based paint could cause kidney or nerve damage. However, there is a way to fix the paint peeling on your older home. Getting the peeling paint scraped off or thoroughly cleaned with two coats of paint being applied afterwards will help with the issue. After fixing the exterior issues of your home, you should be ready for the appraisal.

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