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Which Home Improvements You Should Use Your Tax Refund For

by Steve Warren, Realtor® 01/07/2019

When it comes to the time for a tax refund, you may have a lot of big plans for the extra money that you’ll receive back from Uncle Sam. Your mind may swirl with possibilities as to what you might do with the money. One of the best uses for the money is to reinvest it in your home. It can only increase the value of your property, giving you more equity to play with whether you plan to refinance or sell in the future. The money you get back may be enough to do things like buy new appliances or put in a new floor. Below, you’ll find some of the best ideas for how to spend your tax refund money on home improvements. 


Paint


Adding some new paint to your home can do wonders for both the interior or the exterior. See what needs to be done the most and do some cost estimates. You may even be able to hire a professional painter who can get a painting job done fairly quickly without making the huge mess that you might if left to painting on your own.


Add Some Rugs


Adding just a few rugs to the hardwood surfaces around your home may make your home a lot cozier. For one, the surfaces that you walk on with bare feet will be much softer and warmer to the touch. Rugs also add a certain style element to a room that not many other accents can. Be sure that the rug you choose blends well with the color scheme that you desire for your rooms. 


Work On The Outdoors


With your tax refund money, you’ll be able to make some significant improvements to the outdoor spaces of your home. It can never hurt to add a bit of curb appeal to your property by adding bushes, new grass, outdoor lighting, and the like. Even painting your front door can be a simple task that makes a huge difference to the outside of your home. 


Upgrade Your Appliances


Upgrading your appliances can be one of the biggest things that you do to add value to your home. You can start small with items like your range and dishwasher. If you have a bit more money to play with, you may end up servicing and replacing larger items like your hot water heater, HVAC systems, or even adding solar panels. The money that you’ll save on energy efficiency will pay for the appliances over time. Also, if you’re getting ready to sell your home, these upgrades will make a huge difference in the return value that you can get for your home.

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Steve Warren, Realtor®

Ethical: I am a client-focused, highly ethical real estate professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the housing industry. I will work hard to understand your needs and exceed your expectations. I will tell you the truth and operate in your best interest. I have the resources to find answers to most any question you may have concerning your transaction. Because of this, you can be confident that the information you receive from me will be honest and well researched. 

Professional Marketer: I have a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and am a professional marketing consultant with 20 years of experience marketing homes to retail buyers. I will use my marketing talents and experience to help educate you on the industry’s best practices concerning the staging, displaying and presentation of your home in the most attractive and marketable manner. This will help you sell your home more quickly and for more money. 

Internet and Social Media Expert: Current studies report that 94% of all home searches start on the internet. I have a high degree of expertise in internet and social media marketing in addition to conventional marketing practices. As part of my consultation, you will receive the same quality marketing that I charge up to $200 per hour to provide to my professional consulting clients. I will use the best and most effective marketing methods to generate buyers’ interest in your home. This will allow your home to be seen by more qualified buyers leading to a faster, more satisfying sale. 

Business AND Real Estate Professional: I founded and managed several successful businesses including both internet and brick and mortar retail sales operations. I will apply my resourcefulness, experience, tenacity and entrepreneurial spirit to the sale of your home and/or to assist you in your search for a new home. You receive the benefit of not only a Real Estate professional, but a business professional. 

St. Louis Area Specialist As an active, longtime St. Louis area resident, I am enthusiastic and knowledgeable about area cities, neighborhoods, entertainment and attractions. I believe that the St. Louis area is a great place to live, work and raise a family. 

Associations: I am a member of the St. Louis Association of Realtors, Missouri Realtors, the National Association of Realtors and the Mid America Regional Information Systems (Maris) MLS. 

What I do outside of Real Estate: I enjoy music, theater, dining out, craft beer and wine. I enjoy home improvements and gardening (to a point - I am not a professional remodeler). I am a model railroader and railfan. I am a car enthusiast, especially German cars, but I have an appreciation for all automobiles. I also participate and give back as a trustee for my subdivision association, a member of the BMW Car Club of America (BMWCCA), Porsche Club of America (PCA), Audi Club NA (ACNA), Specialty Equipment Marketers Association (SEMA), National Rifle Association (NRA) and the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA). I am a life member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association and Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. I currently serve as President of the St. Louis Chapter Porsche Club of America. I am a certified PCA high-performance driving instructor, driver and car owner in ChampCar, 24 Hours of LeMons and NASA sanctioned race series and an organizer and advanced teen driving instructor at Tire Rack Street Survival teen driving clinics. Activities in which I am involved have raised significant funds for Shriner's Hospital - St. Louis (EAS) and Ride On St. Louis in addition to training about 150 teens a year as safer drivers. For more information about me, my activities or the clubs and organizations listed above or, of course, to buy or sell a home or invest in real estate, please Contact Me.