home repair tips
Considering the cost of kitchen appliances, when you are selling a home, sometimes it is less expensive to buy new. Why would you buy new appliances to sell a home? For starters, they might be the wrong color. Yes, color matters. For example, white is not a popular color anymore. That doesn’t mean if your entire kitchen is white that you need to remodel because you do not. Yet, older kitchens with oak cabinets and white appliances and white ceramic counters might get passed over by today’s homebuyers or you may need to lower the price of the home to compensate.
If you’re wondering how to fix the Amazon app when it stops working on your Smart TV, you’ve come to the right place. The place where we decide to be self sufficient and figure it out by calling the pros. Instead of calling my husband who is 2,500 miles away in Sacramento and who might not readily possess the answer. It was much easier than I had anticipated.
Of course, I blame the Golden Globes, which gave 2 awards to an Amazon Prime Video movie called The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. I started watching the series shortly thereafter. It’s about a housewife in the 1950s who decides to become a stand-up comedian. Great premise, right? And the star, Rachel Brosnahan, is indeed stupendously marvelous.
Here is the house that investors and flippers have been waiting for: a Sacramento fixer home for sale in Rosemont. They say the biggest problem with opportunity is few recognize opportunity when opportunity comes knocking. Or they expect opportunity to change her clothes, lose weight, color her hair or somehow make herself more attractive when she’s beautiful just the way she is. In other words, a buyer doesn’t have to grind out every last dime in a transaction to make it worthwhile.
There is plenty of room in this sales price to do improvements and eventually sell the home to a first-time home buyer, if that’s your cup of tea. Or, you can buy the home for yourself, fix it up and live in it. As long as you’re able to tackle a Sacramento fixer home, have the rehab know-how, then knock yourself out. This is the home for you. The prices in that neighborhood are in the upper 200’s and lower 300’s. This 1963 Sacramento fixer home is listed at $245,000.
Before you remodel that house in Sacramento, for crying out loud, call a Sacramento Realtor who’s been around the block. An agent can give you valuable advice. Because some day, maybe not now, maybe not for years, you will sell that house.
I’ll help you, and I’ll recall our discussion when you’re ready to sell later. It’s a small miracle I remember other things, like what year it is. Much less the month and day. There is so much nostalgia going on that it’s like the 1960s all over again. OK, no smoke-filled rooms and we’re all walking around toting water bottles instead of bongs, but you get the point. The clothes, the TV shows, the home furnishings, they all yell groovy, baby. Or maybe it just seems that way with Mad Men reruns and that new show, Good Girls Revolt.
An LG washer doesn’t start? If you think I will let an annoyance such as when an LG washer doesn’t start get the best of me, then you don’t know the tenacity of Elizabeth Weintraub, a Sacramento Realtor hellbent on solutions. I am a person with answers, a person who tackles challenges with my pinky finger. Nothing gets in my way when I am on a mission and, yesterday, my New Year’s Day mission was to fix the the problem when an LG washer doesn’t start.
I refuse to be a victim. I won’t call for help when I can fix it. We have choices in life. I could sit on the floor and sob about my helplessness, which is not my style, or I could take care of it.