Cynthia Berry | Farmington Real Estate, Parks Hill Real Estate, Desloge Real Estate


10046 Beetle Road, Potosi, MO 63664  

Residential
$189,000
Price
8
Total Rooms
2
Bedrooms
1
Baths
Looking for comfort & privacy with nature thrown in. This property could be the answer. Every room is large with an open concept. An abundance of windows & doors provide for lots of natural light with views from every room. Take your pick of multiple seating areas on the patios to enjoy the gold fish pond while totally relaxing. There is a great sun room for cooler days plus choose from 3 different rooms with gas fireplaces. The sale will include furniture except for a few pieces. All stainless steel appliances are included along with washer and dryer. Plus a John Deere 850 tractor. New Septic. This property has a lot to offer. Come see for yourself. DISCLAIMER: Land & square footage measurements are taken from Washington County Assessor records. All other measurements have been done by non-qualified persons and may be inaccurate.


Many home buyers seek out fixer-uppers or older homes as a way to save money. And, while this method can be a great way to save, it does come with a few caveats.

Upgrades and repairs can vary greatly in price. Some might be simple, whereas others can take weeks or months, require permits, and uproot your plans. For these reasons, it’s good to know what you’re getting yourself into with home repairs.

In this article, we’re going to cover the most expensive home repairs and upgrades. That way when you find a home listing that you’re interested in, you can rule out these costly repairs early if you aren’t willing to spend the extra money on them after buying the house.

1. Sewer and septic

Finding out you need to replace a sewer line or a septic system can be a nightmare. Sewer lines are most often damaged by tree root growth, leaving older homes the most vulnerable. On average, homeowners spend around $2,500 to repair a main sewer line.

If you move into a new home that previously only had one inhabitant, you may find that the septic system can’t keep up with the increased workload. Repairs for a septic system average around $1,500. And to replace the septic system and install a new one? You can expect to spend around $5,000 or much more, depending on your needs and location.

2. Foundation repair

Older homes are also subject to foundation damage over the years, which can cause many problems, including safety concerns and water damage.

Houses that have poor drainage and high soil moisture are particularly vulnerable to foundation damage. And, like sewer and septic issues, tree roots can also pose a problem.

For minor cracks, foundation repairs can cost as little as $500. However, more severe damage can cost up to $10,000. On average, Americans spend around $4,000 when they repair a damaged foundation.

3. Roof replacement

Roof replacements are inevitable, but there are ways to ensure you won’t have to install a new one anytime soon. For example, slate and metal roofs can last over 50 years. And concrete? A hundred years or more.

The most common type of roofs, however, are made from asphalt shingles, which last around 20 years. In terms of price, asphalt tends to be the cheapest as well, costing as low as $2,000 to replace. Metal and slate roofs are significantly more expensive, starting at $5,000 and $17,000 respectively.

4. Heat pump installation

Installing a heat pump can be quite costly, with the national average being around $5,300. However, if you live in a moderate climate, a heat pump can replace both your furnace and your air conditioning unit.

Furthermore, if you plan on staying in the home for several years, a heat pump tends to be much more energy efficient than older alternatives.

5. Kitchen remodel

Of all the household remodeling projects--basement, bathrooms, etc.--a kitchen remodel tends to be the priciest. Americans spend about $21,000 on a kitchen remodel. The most expensive part? Cabinetry and hardware at $6,000.


809 Spruce Street, Bismarck, MO 63624  

Residential
$79,900
Price
8
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
One of the nicest houses in Bismarck. Open floor plan. New windows for lots of natural light & deep window sills. Perfect kitchen with new counter tops and white cabinets. Great new flooring thru out. Bathrooms are new. Covered front porch with swing for relaxing summer evenings. 23' x 10' patio just outside the back door leading to a shady back yard. Nice size garage finishes it. It is just waiting for your family. Disclaimer: Square footage and land measurements are from records or St. Francois County Assessor. All other measurements were done by non-qualified persons and are not guaranteed.


567 North Lakeshore Drive, Bismarck, MO 63624  

Residential
$42,700
Price
7
Total Rooms
1
Bedrooms
1
Baths
Could be perfect spot for mini vacation or your permanent home. Enclosed front porch to enjoy views of the lake w your morning coffee & planning your day. Large sun room off kitchen is perfect place to enjoy your meals. Mature trees & flowers fill the yard. There is fencing for pets & kids. Plenty of room in back yard for lots of fun & games. Lake boasts great fishing. There is beach for swimming, pavilion for picnics, & swings for playing. All within steps of this great little house. A few updates to house will make it shine. Basement does have sump pump that may need repair or replacement. Basement does get wet. Fireplace appears to be non-working as wood burning, should be converted to electric or gas. Property is sold as is, seller will not do inspections or repairs and gives no warranty. Disclaimer: Some land & building measurements have been taken from St. Francois County Assessor records. All other measurements have been done by non-qualified persons and maybe inaccurate.


The gym. It’s a place few people enjoy despite the flocks of people lining up to sign up each passing New Year. Exercise is seen as an embarrassing activity to many as most of us aren’t taught how to properly use gym equipment. Equipment that looks more like torture devices than a machine that will help you become stronger and healthier. Enter the home gym. Not only is no one around to watch you attempt your first shaky round of pushups  but also it’s a place we already feel naturally at ease. Keep reading to find out how you can skip gym fees and create a gym in the comfort of your own home. Make space. A space that allows you enough privacy from the rest of your family to focus on yourself for a while. When choosing your space, consider a room that has a door you can close, contains lots of light, room to hang a full-length mirror to watch your form from, and room to roll out a mat to work on. If you have a room you can dedicate solely to your home gym paint it a color that inspires you. This could be anything from a calming blue to an energizing orange. A good music speaker to blast some tunes is another great feature to add to your home gym to help to inspire. Know your budget and goals. Don’t be afraid to start with small investments if you are just jumping back into an exercise routine. If your goal is to create a more healthy, active lifestyle you won’t need fancy, expensive equipment to get there. A set of dumbbells and some resistance bands paired with exercises that rely on body weight are enough to get you started and at a low cost to boot. Extras for experts. As your strength builds and your routine evolves you may start to look to add more variety to your weekly workouts. Some further investments to consider for your home gym could be a stability ball, kettle bell, suspension system, jump rope and /or foam roller. All of these items can add more interest to your routine without costing you an arm and a leg. Make a plan. This tip doesn’t quite relate to setting up a home gym but, bear with me. Creating a plan for which days you will exercise and what exercises you will be doing will set you and your home gym up for success. Don’t go through all the effort of setting up space for your home gym to have it go unused. Instead, schedule times into your week that you will use your home gym. Think of these time slots as mandatory appointments just like a doctor’s visit or business meeting. Don’t let the intimidation of the gym prevent you from developing a regular workout routine. By setting up a home gym you can get fit and healthy in the privacy of your own home and at a cheaper cost than the average gym membership. Just don’t forget to schedule time slots throughout your week where you make the most of your new home gym!



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