How to estimate home repair costs in Twenty minutes

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September 4th, 2017

How to estimate home repair costs in Twenty minutes Home repair and upgrade coast

Buying a home is a big decision and investing in the right one is really very important. Unless you don’t know how to accurately estimate repair costs, you won’t be able to sell a house cash house buyers.

The cost benefits of taking on a project totally depend on your ability to estimate repairs accurately and quickly. Therefore, make sure to estimate home repair costs for getting a profitable deal for selling or buying a new condo.

Some of the most essential steps which will help you to estimate your home repair costs in 20 minutes are-

New Roof

Before selling a house to potential home buyers, you need to decide that the rooftop of that house in which you are investing is repairable or not.

An uncheck leak may cause significant structural and interior damage over a time which may require far more money from your pocket in future. Therefore, You must check that its rooftop is leaking or not.

It is important to note that usually, wood shake roofs typically last about 30 years, asphalt shingle/composition roofs last about 20 years, and fiber cement shingles last about 25 years. So, before you make a decision to change a roof check whether your roof is in replaceable condition or not.

Replacing windows

Replacing old windows with efficient and newer one is a common and popular home upgrade which will help you to make your home look appealing. Different essential factors which will help you to decide whether your windows of a house are replaceable or not are their seals break, age and crack etc.

Watch out this video from Andrey Sokurec and Alex Delendik, Founders of Homestead Road leading house buyer in Minnesota. 

“It was a fun project to record this video with my partner Alex Delendik . I bought the house and Alex had to approve the repairs. When you get a deal most of the time you manipulate the repair numbers in order to save a deal .:) , so its nice to have a second person who looks at the deal to mitigate the risk.”

Heating/Air Conditioning

Replacing all air conditioning units altogether won’t be cheap either. Changing all units together require a lot of budgets.

Therefore before replacing all of them, try to check out which unit will work fine after small repairing and which unit needs to be replaced. No matter what type of unit you have, you should expect it to last for a few decades with regular maintenance and upkeep.

Kitchen Remodeling

A kitchen is a very important part of a house and repairing kitchen is very important. Usually choose low-cost kitchen repairing updates such as refacing the cabinets, applying a new coat of paint as well as replacing hardware.

Make sure to replace only those thing in the kitchen which are not repairable. Replacing everything from cabinets to flooring to the countertops and appliances require a large budget.

Exterior Painting or Siding

Exterior siding isn’t cheap and usually needs to be replaced after around ten to twenty years. As compare to exterior sidings, painting is a cheaper option but you have to do it often. You can choose any of them depending on the condition of a house.

By going through all these essential steps you can make an estimate about a specific budget which you want to invest in a house. If you don’t want to involve in the hassle of home selling, Homestead Road can help you in the matter. We buy houses in any condition for cash.