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Keeping Groundwater From Intruding on Your Home

Water is a home’s worst enemy. Today, I wanted to show you how to keep groundwater out of your home using my house as a live example.

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Groundwater in your basement is an issue that nobody wants to deal with, so today I have some preventative maintenance tips that I wanted to share.

Water is a home’s worst enemy and it can get in three ways: your roof, plumbing leaks, or groundwater.

To get water to shed when there’s heavy rain, you need one inch of drop per foot. As you can see in the video above, there’s a spot near my home’s downspout where water will pool and try to get into my basement when it rains.

I’ve started by adding some dirt to divert water. I’ve brought in a dump truck’s worth of dirt, but $1.33 per bag at a hardware store will take care of it too.
Water is a home’s worst enemy.
I created a nice slope that will keep water from pooling when it rains. Some people would say that this is what a sump pump is for, but the best sump pumps to have are the ones that never have to run!

If you have any other questions about preventing groundwater from getting into your house or you’re thinking of buying or selling a home here in the Kansas City area, give me a call or send me an email. I’m always here to help!

Why Are We in Such a Strong Seller’s Market?

We are in an extremely strong seller’s market now, despite slightly increasing interest rates. That said, sellers need a strategy if they want to capitalize on this great market.

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Right now, we are in a strong seller’s market.

Interest rates are still historically low even though they have started to creep up a little. Now that the election is over and rates are still low, things are really selling pretty quick. Inventory is extremely low for the number of buyers out there and as a result, homes are selling within a couple of days.

We have a great strategy to help sellers get top dollar in this market: our “Coming Soon!” program. We put up a “Coming Soon!” sign in your yard two weeks before your listing goes live on the MLS. That way, we get plenty of calls about the house before it comes on the market.
Our ‘Coming Soon!’ program directs buyer demand to your home.
By driving up buyer demand, this program helps you get multiple offers and higher prices because buyers do not want to miss out on your house. Then, you get to choose the best offer. Another benefit of this program is that our houses are selling very quickly.

Rates will creep up soon but if you’ve been thinking about selling, now is a great time to get a record-high price for your home.

If you’re curious about what your home is worth in today’s market or you have any other questions, give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!