Entries from March 2014

Garage Organization Tips

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Tired of barely having enough room in your garage for your car?  Check out some of these tips for organizing.  With a little organization, you might find yourself hanging out in your garage, “just for fun!” Two Words:  Adjustable Shelving Hang several layers of shelving around the perimeter of your garage and stow away off […]

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Reasons To Buy A Fixer Upper

March 29th, 2014 · No Comments

There are several reasons you may want to forgo a fixer-upper for a finished home, but fixer uppers can be a great option for many people.  Today, here are five options that you may want to consider a fixer-upper for your next home: You are looking for a home in a specific neighborhood.  If you’re looking […]

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Reasons To Re-Think A Fixer-Upper

March 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Buying an fixer upper can be a great way to move into your ideal neighborhood or buy more home than you could otherwise afford, but it’s definitely not for everyone.  Here are three reasons you may want to skip the fixer upper and put an offer on something that needs less work: The home needs […]

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What To Expect: Home Inspection

March 27th, 2014 · No Comments

After you’ve found your dream home comes the scary part… inspection!  Home inspections are meant to educate the buyer about the home they are interested in and ultimately give them piece of mind about the decision they make.  Inspections are scary because they are not intended to uncover every nitty gritty detail about the house, […]

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Little Projects For An Energy Efficient Home

March 26th, 2014 · No Comments

Going green is trendy and good for the environment, but it can also be overwhelming.  There are many projects you can do to make your home more environmentally friendly, starting with your insulation.  Installing energy-efficient insulation will help maintain a uniform and comfortable temperature in your home, lowering your utility bills.  Installing a high-efficiency water […]

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Red-Flag Issues For Buyers

March 25th, 2014 · No Comments

In the past, I’ve listed “red flag” issues that should give you pause as a buyer.  Here are some more: 1.  Locked Doors.  If there are any areas of a home that are off limits during your tours, be sure that you arrange to see them at some point before you put any kind of […]

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Viewing Houses Smartly

March 24th, 2014 · No Comments

If you’re house hunting the last thing you want to do is waste your time looking at a bunch of properties that are wrong for you.  To make the most of your time and effort, start by working with a realtor.  Find someone you trust, but also someone you like since you may be spending […]

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Hiring A Cleaning Service

March 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

If you’re like most of the people I know, you probably love your home but hate cleaning it!  More and more people are hiring maid services to help them out – some people hire help with the day-to-day cleaning and others hire help to come in once a month, or even less frequently.  And with […]

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Quick Tips For A Cleaner Home

March 21st, 2014 · No Comments

With spring in the air, spring cleaning is on the mind.  Whether you’re selling your home and trying to keep it as clean as possible, or just desire a cleaner home, here are some chores you can do in 5 minutes or less: Swiffer/sweep/vacuum the floor in any room Make the bed Fold laundry Clean […]

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Happy Spring!

March 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Happy Spring everyone!  Here’s hoping that the weather gets springier from here on out. Thinking of buying or selling a home this Spring?  Give us a call at Cooper Realty Associates and put us to work for you — 302-644-2266.       

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