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14 Things That Will Kill Your Home's Curb Appeal

Credit.com Logo By Kali Geldis of Credit.com | Slide 1 of 15: You only get a few minutes to make a first impression, so when selling your home, you have to make those minutes count – and that's where curb appeal comes in. To lure would-be buyers, you have to make sure you're not undermining your efforts. So step outside, take a good look at your home and watch out for these curb-appeal killers.If you do find some of these issues lurking on your property, keep in mind that you don't have to break the bank to fix them. While it may be a little bit of an investment – and one that can pay off if you can boost the selling price, it's also important to set a realistic budget and not get too carried away. Getting too deeply into debt can cancel out what you might make back from your home sale. And if you're looking to get a mortgage for your next home, keep in mind that your amount of debt can affect how much loan you get approved for, as well as your credit score. You can see how much house you can afford using this calculator.

Looks Can Kill

You only get a few minutes to make a first impression, so when selling your home, you have to make those minutes count – and that's where curb appeal comes in. To lure would-be buyers, you have to make sure you're not undermining your efforts. So step outside, take a good look at your home and watch out for these curb-appeal killers.If you do find some of these issues lurking on your property, keep in mind that you don't have to break the bank to fix them. While it may be a little bit of an investment – and one that can pay off if you can boost the selling price, it's also important to set a realistic budget and not get too carried away. Getting too deeply into debt can cancel out what you might make back from your home sale. And if you're looking to get a mortgage for your next home, keep in mind that your amount of debt can affect how much loan you get approved for, as well as your credit score. You can see how much house you can afford using this calculator.
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