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10 DIY projects to sell your home faster

Paintbrush | Photo by Alan Cleaver

Photo by Alan Cleaver

“With the troubled housing market of the past five years and banks still reluctant to lend, its no wonder homeowners hoping to sell are sitting on the market for months at a time. Buyers, meanwhile, are trying to find a balance between their dream home and one that’s affordable.

For those trying to sell a house, what are some quick and easy DIY projects that can help sell your home faster? We asked experts to share step-by-step instructions for completing projects bound to modernize your home, from resurfacing cabinets to eliminating home odors to re-caulking bathroom grout.

1. Create a welcoming entrance
If you don’t immediately impress potential buyers as they enter the home, you’re setting yourself up for a tough sell. Creating a welcoming entrance is arguably the most effective way to sell your home faster…

2. Mulch
Applying mulch to your front and back yards is another inexpensive way to make your home more appealing to buyers…

3. Eliminating odors
You may not notice odors in your home, but prospective buyers will…

4. Resurfacing cabinets
Replacing your cabinets is undoubtedly a major expense and will likely require a professional to complete. Resurfacing your cabinets is a cost-effective way to spruce up your kitchen, though…”

Read the rest of this article by Yahoo! Homes here: “10 DIY projects to sell your home faster”.

Event: Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival

33rd Annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival
ocean beach street fair and chili cook-offSATURDAY, JUNE 23 8:00A TO 10:00P
at Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA
Price: Free admission
Phone: (619) 224-4906
Age Suitability: None Specified

The Ocean Beach community is celebrating its 125th anniversary with the 33rd annual Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off Festival. The fair features live music on six stages, vendors, artists, rides and a beer garden. This year adds Equinox laser tag and a giant water slide, located at Saratoga Park. Don’t forget to taste this year’s amateur chili recipes from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will also be a community mural project celebrating O.B.’s milestone. Biking, walking or using public transportation is encouraged, as parking will be at a premium. KYLE LUNDBERG • U-T