How Much Does it Cost to Rekey a Lock (And Other Common Real Estate Costs)

From rekeying a lock to repairing a chimney, sometimes these small items can cost a pretty penny whether you do the work yourself or hire it out.

In some cases it can be beneficial to your wallet to try and do the work yourself, however, making that determination starts with having a baseline price model to fall back on.

Knowing this, we put together this article with the answers to twelve of the most common “How much does it cost” real estate maintenance questions. Starting with answering the big question: How much does it cost to rekey a lock?

Rekeying a lock simply means adjusting a lock or “Rekeying” it so that a new key can be used instead of the old one. Doing this allows someone to keep the same lock with a new key.

Fawn oak floors were the style in the late ’90s, but homeowners look for darker colored floors which means you could be considering refinishing your existing wood floors.  Ultimately, the price will determine whether you decide to refinish your wood floors or replace them, either way here is the cost to hire someone to refinish wood floors:

– Price Per Square Foot: $3 to      $8 – Average Cost: $1800 – Consists of sanding, filling      and restaining existing wood      floor

If the water source for a home is well water and the existing well is no longer sufficient, a well needs to first be drilled, then the new well system must be installed.  The cost to drill a well is based on linear foot and how deep the water source is (can be 400 feet) and starts at:

– Price Per Foot: $15 to $30      (or more) for drilling only – Price Per Foot with Install:      $25 to $60 – Total Costs: $3,000 to      $15,000

The average price to fill in a pool is $5,000 to $10,000 depending on what is involved. Removing the top and appropriately filling the pool incorrectly make this a costly item for most. 

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