You’re familiar with the routine. You start thinking about general maintenance items around your home that really need your attention. Or maybe your not sure if it is time to replace the furnace. How long do they last anyways? The next thought is, “Who has time to get the estimates?”.
Well, ta-da, here is a great web site that not only tells you the typical replacement costs of home maintenance items but also gives you the average life span of common home items. For example: The average garage door opener lasts about 10 years and cost somewhere between $275 and $375 to replace. Wood flooring can last up to 100 years and costs about $3.50-$10.00 per square foot depending on the type of wood you choose. Of course, these prices come from The Inspectors home town near Modesto, California, so for the Bay Area add 10%.
What I like about this resource is that it is great guide to how to schedule out and budget for typical home repairs. As the housing market changes building your equity no longer depends on simply sitting in your home long enough. To maximize your investment you need to maintain the home and plan for the appropriate updates. Check it out and let me know what you think. You can email me at: CJ@CJBRealEstate.com
And thanks to Mark for a great resource!