The costs and energy required of maintenance and upkeep on your property can be painful—even the smallest costs add up quickly and can turn into major expenditures. By investing in the important quality repairs now, you can save that valuable time and maintenance problems down the road!

 Repairs That Will Save You From Maintenance Problems: Foundation Repair

The entirety of your property rests on the foundation. When your foundation is damaged, the rest of your home is at risk of severe structural damages that leave your home not only broken down, but unsafe to live in. Commonly, foundations can sustain hairline cracks as the earth around it shifts due to natural impacts like tree roots, soil movement, and water drainage. Homeowners should fill those cracks as soon as possible to prevent them from growing into larger, more dangerous cracks. One way you can prevent frequent need for maintenance is to use your repair time to also reconfigure the landscaping around your home to resist shifts. Install a drainage system to keep water levels safe, consider a root barrier, and look into the soil types available that may work best for your home’s location.


When water seeps into your home’s roofing, walls, floors, and any other surface of your home, those materials become weak and soft. “Weak” and “soft” are not the words that you want to describe your home! Once the durability of these structural elements is compromised, they are at risk of quickly deteriorating and breaking down completely. Damp areas also develop mold that releases harmful toxins and spores into the air you breathe! Consider waterproofing the structures and/or surfaces of your home, including the interiors of your walls. Some drywall is water-resistant, but you should learn more about it before installation. The cost is significantly higher than that of regular drywall, but with the benefit that maintenance is quick, easy, and farther between than the normal type.

 Repairs That Will Save You From Maintenance Problems: HVAC

A central air regulation system is as beneficial to your property as it is to you personally! Proper airflow ensures a cool and dry interior space, preventing that dangerous mold from developing as well as regulating temperature. Additionally, a well-sealed home is a great way to improve its energy efficiency, decreasing those exasperating energy bills. As you repair your central heating and cooling system, you are preventing potential issues due to moisture, temperature imbalances, and energy waste.


Give yourself a break from the constant frustrations of maintenance by proofing your home from future repairs. The more you invest in a solid solution presently, the less you will have to worry about it in the future!


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The Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association is the leading source of SWFL real estate investing events that provide investment education and networking in southwest Florida. We analyze the housing market and foreclosures and provide information, education and networking events in order to build a network and knowledge base for investors and potential investors. Our members include real estate agent, brokers, investors, hedge fund managers, rehabbers, wholesalers and more.

Our SWFL REIA General Meeting is held in Fort Myers where we provide education on hot topics in investing and an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow investors. You’ll get a chance to ask for advice from successful real estate professionals and even make a few deals on your latest projects.

To become a member, anyone can register as an individual, a couple, or a corporation. Being a member opens the doors for endless networking opportunities, advice from members with decades of experience, new ideas from entrepreneurs, camaraderie with those just beginning, and deals and contracts done in the meeting room. For those interested in Cape Coral rental property investment and/or Fort Myers rental property investment, SWFL REIA will be able to provide a network to help launch a successful investment career.

The SWFL REIA is known and respected as a source of current, actionable and useful information about the housing market in the area that we meet.

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One of the premier sources for real estate investing networking and education is the SWFL REIA. In the real estate world, the SWFL REIA is different in that they do not do information product sales. Their meetings are focusing on the best ways of investing in real estate by collaborating with other property investors who are sharing their experiences.

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