Is your home even worth repairing?
Obviously, you don’t want to live in a home with broken appliances, bad plumbing, dangerous wiring, a leaky roof, or worse. But you also don’t want to rack up massive debt simply to live in a safe and functional home.
Sometimes, it’s more cost effective to just start fresh – and right now in Metro Detroit, there are many affordable, move-in ready, problem-free homes for rent or for sale. It’s time to weigh the cost of repairs – not to mention the stress of getting estimates and being displaced by renovations going on around you – against the freedom of moving on.
Take a look at three of the most expensive repairs to make to a property:
- Siding Repairs
Siding is the protective material on the outside of your home, keeping the inside safe from the elements. Unfortunately, repairing or replacing your siding can cost up to $16,000 depending on square footage and whether the damage has caused problems you can’t see until it is removed.
- Foundation Repairs
Foundation problems – usually indicated by cracks in the walls, misaligned doors, or sinking floors – is a very expensive problem to fix. Depending on the severity of the damage, foundation repairs can cost up to $12,000. And if they aren’t fixed, you could be facing even higher costs down the line from structural damage and the next item on our list…
- Mold Removal
Mold might not seem like such a big issue, but getting rid of it is both difficult and absolutely necessary for health reasons. A job that requires a professional mold remediation specialist, removing large amounts of stubborn mold can cost up to $6,000! That’s because it must be done thoroughly, as even small particles left behind after cleaning can grow quickly and put you right back where you started.
Got sticker shock? If fixing up your home is beyond what you can afford, consider selling it as-is to a professional homebuyer like Mitten Made Properties.
Give us a call at (248) 883-3340 and let us make you a fair cash offer on your property, no matter how bad of shape it’s in. We can even pay all closing costs and seal the deal in as little as two weeks, so you can move forward fast into a healthy, worry-free home.