Along with the renovation blitz that often takes place at this time of year, also comes a thorough deep cleaning of sorts. Once home improvements are complete, it’s always a good idea to get rid of sawdust, construction dirt, and freshen up the home to highlight all the beautiful new work you’ve just completed… by extension, it’s also recommended to have your vents and ducts professionally cleaned. Although there may be a lot of skeptics out there when it comes to the benefits of extending your cleaning efforts to your homes internal ventilation system, there’s no denying the money that can be saved as a result. Dirty air ducts can have a significant negative impact on your household energy costs.
In my last blog of this series on rental properties, we took a brief look at some of the factors that contribute to accurate pricing of a rental unit. Supposing you have completely retrofitted your rental unit to be modern, clean and appealing to today’s average renter, you may have no trouble getting top dollar for it. If you own a home with an existing rental apartment, however, and are hoping to attract a high-paying tenant without having to completely renovate the unit, there are some easy ways to spruce up your property to help realize the highest rent price possible. I call them my Big Ten, and today I make them available to you! Here they are: 1. Outdoor Space: Although private green space may be a bit of a commodity in the city of