Home with very tall grass and weeds

Homeowners in Leawood and Lenexa, Kansas know exactly what it means to maintain a lot of lawn. And when you’re preparing your home to be put on the market, it can sometimes take a back seat to all the updating, staging and prepping inside the house. But the fact is, the exterior of your home is the first thing a potential buyer will see. If it’s not in great shape, it could end a potential sale right there. Even if your home is spotless inside, many buyers are very wary of a big outdoor project. Taking out a small home equity loan in Leawood or Lenexa, is a great way to get your outdoor space in tip top shape. Once you have the loan in hand, you can get started in sprucing up your outdoor space.


Fixing up Your Lawn

Remove debris

Pick up the toys, rake the leaves, remove the sticks and do a general tidy-up of your yard.

Repair rough spots

Fix any yellow spot of grass, or bare spots, by tilling it and planting seeds. If you’re whole lawn is looking sparse, a landscaping company can come in and get your lawn looking brand new again in no time.

Fill holes

If your dog, or neighborhood gophers, have been digging holes throughout your yard, now is the time to fill them. Lay down dirt, sod and seed to patch them up.

Repair decks and patios that are in poor condition

This can range from a new coat of paint and a power wash, to updating the entire thing. Besides potentially not passing inspection, an old deck or aging patio is a serious eye sore, and a big deal-breaker.


Preparing the Garden

Get rid of weeds

If you do nothing else, get rid of the weeds. If your entire garden is filled with weeds, then it’s even more important to fix it up. It can be backbreaking work, but with your home equity loan in Lenexa or Leawood, you have the cash on hand to hire help.

Hire a professional

Gardens can be tough to tackle. Getting a garden expert to come by and give you a range of ideas on how to fix up the place is a great starting point. Make sure to ask them for easy fixes; it should be practical rather than beautiful.

Keep it simple

Home buyers are realistic about lawn maintenance. If a garden is huge and complicated, it might be beautiful – but it will also scare off homeowners. Keeping the garden simple still adds appeal, but doesn’t make homeowners think of all the maintenance.

By taking out a home equity loan from First Mortgage Solutions, you can get the costs of updating your lawn and garden covered without the stress. You don’t have to worry about the additional lien – it doesn’t prevent you from putting your home on the open market. Plus, there’s no concern for coming up with the cash to pay it off by the time your house sells. The home equity loan can be paid off when your home’s sale closes.

If you’re gearing up to get your home on the market, don’t forget about your lawn and garden. Make the most of your outdoor space by applying for a home equity loan in Leawood or Lenexa.

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