• Here’s how much home sellers spend to spruce up their property before listing them
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    Here’s how much home sellers spend to spruce up their property before listing them

    Home sellers typically spend around $5,400 sprucing up their houses before putting them on the market, a new survey shows. That breaks down to roughly $3,782 on landscaping, $1,432 on painting and $174 on carpet cleaning, according to the findings from Zillow and Thumbtack. Painting and landscaping do the most to attract buyers, the survey found.  While homeowners are sometimes reluctant to spend big bucks on home improvements before putting a property up for sale, doing so can increase its online curb appeal, according to Zillow. Houses that appear to be well-maintained can sell for 10% more than a similar home in poorer condition, Thumbtack home expert David Steckel noted. Here’s…

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  • ‘No Demo Reno’ IDs the Best $10,000 You Can Spend on Renovation Today
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    ‘No Demo Reno’ IDs the Best $10,000 You Can Spend on Renovation Today

    On “No Demo Reno,” designer Jennifer Todryk knows that many homeowners put off renovations because they’re expensive. But she has solutions to keep budgets in check—and even make money purging old stuff! In the episode “Work Hard Play Hard,” Todryk meets Latasha Sims, whose daughter Simone is leaving for college in a year. So the two want to make their last months together special, which would help if their Dallas, TX, home felt a bit more comfortable and functional. “Their house is kind of lacking style,” Todryk says. “They said that they don’t see themselves in their design and there’s no cohesive look whatsoever.” Todryk says she can completely make…

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