Best fast fixes to get your house sold

Before you list your place, you'd better make sure it's the best one in its price range. Time for some low-cost projects with big results.

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Boost curb appeal
  • Upgrade your mailbox, house numbers, doorbell, and knocker with a copper or bronze set (as little as $200 at restorationhardware.com).

  • Edge and mulch the beds ($300 to $600 for the mulch).

  • Green the grass with nitrogen-rich fertilizer ($50 to $200, depending on lawn size).

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Last updated April 17 2009: 8:50 AM ET
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