Tag Archives: home maintenance

From the inbox: how much should I budget for home maintenance?

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Ooh. This is a good one. The general rule of thumb is one percent of the purchase price of your home, annually. Jeff Brown, from Main St, has quite a good breakdown on what this means for you as a homeowner.

For a home price of $200,000, that’s $2,000 annually it’s recommended you plan for. You may not always spend that much but I do recommend you save it…because there will be times you do.

Last year, I had to replace my roof ($1K deductible) and repair some damage from a washer that failed ($15 part, $1K deductible).

Knock on wood and I really shouldn’t say this but this year we have been fortunate (so far) and not had any major home maintenance issues.


HouseLogic: Protecting a home against extreme weather

I’m not sure snow qualifies (the cold does!) but here are some tips from HouseLogic to prepare against extreme weather.

If you’re looking to buy or sell in Colorado, we’d be honored to earn your business!

HouseLogic: Time for a wiring upgrade?

Courtesy of Debbie Long from the Maryland Select Homes group, here’s some tips on what to watch for in your home regarding electrical systems.  Always, always make sure you if you don’t have the training/expertise to make these repairs, you call a pro.

I’m pretty savvy with electronics but I still wouldn’t mess with the electrical system in my home!