Spring Cleaning Checklist

Tidbits from Tari!

Spring

It’s almost that time of year! Spring cleaning, organizing and annual maintenance will soon be under way. Be prepared to get your home in tip top shape this year with this simple home maintenance tips…

  1. Inspect the AC: A technician can tune up your cooling system and make sure you don’t spend the first hot weekend of the year with an out-of-commission air conditioner. Dirty filters make your air conditioner work harder, increasing energy costs and possibly damaging your equipment. Check them monthly and replace them as needed!

  2. Clean Out The Gutters: Gutter cleaning generally costs $90 to $225 for a 2,000 square-foot home.

  3. Check Roof: An easy way to inspect the roof to find damage is to use a pair of binoculars. If need be, hire a handyman or a roofer to repair any missing shingles or other damages. Make sure to clean out roof…

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Should I Rent If I Can’t Sell?

Brandi vs. The Market

Should I Rent My House If I Can’t Sell It?

Posted: 04 Mar 2014 04:00 AM PST

Home For Rentrecent study has concluded that 39% of buyers prefer to rent out their last residence rather than sell it when purchasing their next home.

The study cites that many homeowners were able to refinance and “locked in a very low mortgage rate in recent years. That low rate, combined with a strong rental market, means they can charge more in rent than they pay in mortgage each month, so they are going for it.”

This logic makes sense in some cases. We at KCM believe strongly that residential real estate is a great investment right now. However, if you have no desire to actually become an educated investor in this sector, you may be headed for more trouble than you were looking for. Are you ready to be a landlord?

Before renting your…

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