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Inexpensive Ways to Increase Property Value

We're pretty sure we will be selling our home some time in the coming year and obviously wish to sell it for as much as we can. Is there anything we can be doing over the next number of months that can help increase our property value? Or updates we should avoid that will not add any real value to our home? We are looking for inexpensive solutions. We can't afford new kitchen cabinets or a bathroom remodel but we are very handy and can do smaller updates and upgrades ourselves. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
A.J. and Lisa

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Tips for Dividing Up Family Heirlooms when Downsizing

Once my husband retires after the first of the year, we will be downsizing to a smaller living space. I would like to go ahead and pass on some collectibles, antiques and family heirlooms to my adult children since we will not have room in our new place to keep them. We do have a few pieces of value and have not figured out a good way to divide things evenly. Does anyone else have any advice from their own experience for dividing up family heirlooms/possessions without causing any family drama? Thanks so much.
Patricia

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