Making extra payments
This can dramatically shorten the amount of time it will take to pay off your mortgage. The more payments you make in a shorter period of time, the less you end up paying long term. If you can put aside a couple of dollars every week to put into your mortgage then that is awesome!
Streamline the stuff
One of the best ways to feel better about your home is to clear out all the clutter. Every year we all acquire more and more stuff. Without regularly cleaning out your cabinets and drawers things will start to get packed fast! This year make it your resolution to go room-by-room clearing out anything that you don't use!
Make it safe and sound
Your home may be beautiful, but is it safe? Sure, you got a home inspection when you moved in, but how long ago was that? It’s recommend to get a home inspection every 2 or 3 years to make sure that your home is safe.
January is national Radon month, and though the month is coming to an end Chattanooga Home Inspector is still available to come out and check you house for this colorless, odorless gas! While we're on the subject of deadly gas, make sure you install a carbon monoxide detector on every bedroom floor in addition to fire detectors! https://www.chattanoogahomeinspector.com/
Increase the value of your home
Think about small investments over the year that can really make a difference. I suggest updating paint colors, cabinet hardware, and curb appeal before tackling any expensive or long term projects. You would be surprised to see what a difference a neutral wall color makes when a buyer is walking through your home.
Give us a call if you are looking to become a new homeowner in 2017.