Q: We are considering listing our vacation home, and I have a question for you on whether it would be worth it to invest the money putting siding on it or selling it as is? The home is located on (a) golf course and has a magnificent view of the first hole and surrounding lakes and mountains.

We had the house exterior coated … about six years ago and it was supposed to offer lifetime protection from the elements (at a cost of $6,000). Unfortunately it did not. We had some bad spots patched and repainted but now they look bad again and we are not sure what would be best.

We could do a better patch job and have the exterior primed and painted (hopefully the paint will "stick" to the exterior coating), or we could have vinyl siding put up, or we could sell the house "as is." The interior of the house is in good shape; we just had new Pella windows and doors installed within the past year. What do you think?

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