While the housing market is still sluggish, it appears to be recovering from its crash and stagnancy of the past few years.  Current conditions have some homeowners who had hesistated to sell now reconsidering their decisions.  For some - with interest rates still enticingly low - it might be the right time to put your home on the market.  But keep in mind you still have competition out there, so you need to do the best you can to maximize its appeal.  If you have a severely outdated kitchen or bath, or your roof is looking ragged, preparing it for sale may mean some major home improvement expense.  But for many homeowners contemplating selling their homes, all that's required are some simple fix-ups to increase its curb appeal and interior charm.  This helpful article gives some good ideas for quick, inexpensive fixes that can pay off in a quicker sale.