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Typical Life Expectancy Of Important Household Items

When was the roof done? How long before I have to resurface the pool? When was the last time someone checked the duct work?

These....and many more....are important items to consider when purchasing a home. Your first few days in a house should be all about finding the best possible location for your collection of knickknacks, not tracking down an repair person because it's August and your air conditioning unit just froze. Educating yourself in the average life expectancy of these items will help you make the right choice for your home purchase and avoid those emergency calls the repair person.

These items are also important if you are thinking of putting your home on the market. Prospective Buyers will pay careful attention to costly repairs if they are seeking a home in "move in" condition and these repairs may effect the overall sale price of your home. Informing your Realtor of the current repairs & improvements to the home will make the overall sale process much smoother and ensure you receive the proper value of your home. "This home has a new roof and water heater" is music to a Buyer's ears.

Beth Dilley
Beth Dilley