Owning a home comes with many risks, but also many rewards. Your home is probably the largest purchase you’ll make and it’s where you spend most of your time. Be a better homeowner and get the most out of your investment.

Improve Curb Appeal to be a Better Homeowner

Curb appeal affects the first impression visitors have of your home, so make sure it’s a positive reflection of you. Start by regularly mowing the lawn and pruning trees and shrubs. Add color with flowers and greenery in the flower beds. Come up with creative ways to hide unsightly garbage containers and garden equipment.

Boost Energy-Efficiency

Making your home more energy-efficient will save you money on utility bills. Buying energy-saving appliances can save hundreds of dollars a year. Energy-efficient windows and doors lower heating and cooling costs and reduce power bills. Even small changes, like switching to energy-efficient light bulbs, can make a difference.


It’s amazing how much a fresh coat of paint can impact a room. It’s an inexpensive and easy way to update your home’s interior. Paint the entire room or just an accent wall. Painting is a great way to get the family involved with home improvements.

Eliminate Clutter to be a Better Homeowner

Keeping the home organized doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Designate one small task a day, like organizing the closet or decluttering a bedside drawer. Give yourself a day off every week to relax and decompress.

Start a Neighborhood Watch

Start or participate in an already-existing neighborhood watch group. Members of the neighborhood watch keep an eye out for suspicious activity and report it to the proper authorities. They also schedule events and discuss happenings in the neighborhood at regular meetings.

These are just a few ways that you can be a better homeowner. By taking pride in your home and caring for it, you’ll get a better return on investment when you choose to sell or refinance. Regular maintenance will save money in the long run and give you more enjoyment out of your home.

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