Let’s be honest. This year has had its challenges. And then some.

Still, there is always something to be thankful for. It may not seem so, if we only focus on the big things, but we need to remember all the little things. Especially this year. Things like a simple kindness, an encouraging word, a great cup of coffee or a peaceful sunset. Someday we may look back on these little things and realize that they were the big things.

One thing many people are thankful for – and many others are not – is spending so much more time in their home, especially as that frigid Michigan winter descends on us. Which camp you fall in may depend on the condition of your home itself. 

So, are you enjoying your home, or is it driving you crazy? If your home is not on your gratitude list, this article is for you. 

Under normal circumstances, it’s easier to ignore that crack in the ceiling and live with drafty windows or temperamental appliances. But in the new world of stay-at-home orders, online school, and remote work, household issues like these are becoming thorns in your side.

Maybe you’re in over your head, with necessary repairs, maintenance, and updates seeming to increase significantly with every passing year. Maybe you’ve discovered a major (i.e., expensive) issue with your home. Maybe you’ve just had enough. 

What can you do? 

Do the Work
One option is to just pace yourself, tighten up your budget, and do what needs to be done as money allows, keeping the most urgent things at the top of the list. YouTube tutorials are out there for many minor repairs, so you may find you can fix that leaky sink yourself with only a few dollars worth of parts and a little confidence. Catching up on maintenance and repairs will take some time and will probably be ongoing, but it’s an option. 

Ignore the Problem
Sounds crazy, right? It’s surprising how many of us do this, even though we know these types of issues will not go away on their own. It happens more than you think! But seriously, we don’t recommend it. 

Make a Fresh Start
Sometimes the best course of action is to invest in a property that’s more manageable for you. We’ve worked with so many people in the same boat. At Mitten Made Properties, we’ll buy your Metro Detroit home as-is for cash, with no repairs or updates necessary. Not only that, we can close quickly and we’ll even pay all the closing costs. 

Give us a call at (248) 883-3340. We can help give you a few more things to be thankful for. 

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