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The story of The Heritage Home Team begins several years ago with a young woman who had a passion for personal finance. Crystal wanted to learn how the average American grew their wealth. What her studies always brought her back to was that Americans that owned homes were wealthier and more ‘comfortable’ then Americans that did not own their own home.
But, it’s not just about moving into any home. It’s about finding a home of good quality in a good area that will continue to appreciate year after year. This is what Crystal and The Heritage Home Team pride themselves in: finding a good quality home, in the target price range, in the available time frame.
How does this apply to you, the seller? Whether in a seller’s OR buyer’s market the best way to sell your home is by appealing to potential buyers; to make sure they can see themselves living in your home, not wondering who currently lives there. My job is not only to help you price and market your home aggressively – it is also to view your home through the eyes of a buyer, from the very beginning.
The Heritage Home Team also prides itself in being ‘green’. You’d be amazed at how wasteful a life on the go can be. The Heritage Home Team drives hybrid cars, only prints when needed – and double sided if possible, saves files in electronic format instead of paper format, shys away from prepackaged products, and is learning how to be greener every day. The little things add up!
Last week, President Obama signed the farm bill, which includes a provision that will ensure that all Kansas communities that are currently eligible for USDA Rural Housing programs will continue to be eligible until at least 2020. The Kansas communities of Andover, Gardner, Hays, Junction City, Liberal and Pittsburg had originally been scheduled to lose these important programs back in 2011 but are safe and sound now – until at least 2020. Click Here for more information and Click Here to view homes available for sale in Gardner….and, of course, you’re always welcome to click here to contact me for more info…
Anyone that’s every talked to me about houses knows I LOOOOOOOVE my analogies – mostly comparing homes to the human body. Well, this blog is no different. A special thanks to Dev for this article:
As a home inspector, I see a lot of furnaces, air conditioners and water heaters that are past their useful life. This is not something a home buyer wants to hear and usually not something a home owner wants to replace.
If your furnace, air conditioner or water heater is not working properly, you probably notice it long before you actually inspect the appliance itself. You know because those winter mornings are a little too cold, those July days are a little too hot or your morning showers are chillier than normal. All three are signs that these crucial systems are not running as efficiently as they once did.
You know you need to make a fast decision to either repair or replace, but how do you know which is the right choice? Follow these tips from the professionals at Rheem to point you in the right direction and help you make the best possible decision.
You should repair if:
- It’s still under warranty. This may seem obvious but many people forget to check the warranty when their HVAC or water heating system has an issue. If your appliance is still under warranty, having it repaired is a smart financial decision. You’ll be out the cost for the technician’s labor but you’ll save money compared to buying new.
- You’ve maintained the product over the years. If you’ve treated your HVAC system to seasonal tune-ups and changed the air filters regularly, and done things like flushing sediment and checking the anode rod in your water heater, repairing an arising problem is the better choice because the trouble is likely to be smaller.
- It’s still in its youth. Every water heater, air conditioner or furnace will need repairs at different times depending on usage and environment, but if your product is still in its early days, you are probably better off paying for the repairs instead of replacing the system.
You should replace if:
- The previous points are untrue. If your appliance is not under warranty, in the later stages of life and/or has been subject to poor maintenance, a replacement will probably be necessary.
- Your unit is running inefficiently. Inefficient is defined as running excessively, constantly turning on and off and failing to heat or cool your home, or provide you with enough hot water. If you notice any of these problems and your unit is in the later stages of its life, it’s time for a replacement.
- Its inefficiencies are hitting you in the pocket book. You may not notice that your unit is running excessively, but you’ll certainly notice a change in your energy bill. If an outdated, old furnace, air conditioner or water heater is causing a spike in monthly energy expenditures, then it’s time to replace your system.
Be sure to talk with a qualified contractor before you move forward with any repairs or replacements as they can give you customized advice based upon your family’s heating, cooling or water heating demands and your current system’s performance.