Entries from April 2014

Prep For Spring

April 12th, 2014 · No Comments

There is a small window of time when the weather is beautiful and it’s not unbearably hot, and we are currently in it!  So, it’s the perfect time to get some of those outdoor projects done.  Here’s a quick rundown of a few projects you should do now! Prep Your Mower – If you do your […]

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Remodel Ideas to Increase Livability

April 11th, 2014 · No Comments

If you google home remodeling, it’s easy to come across lists of which improvements give you the most bang for your buck and which improvements will be difficult to recoup in selling costs should you ever decide to move.  However, if you know you’re going to be in your home for the long haul, should […]

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Budget Bathroom Updates

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments

If you’ve been dreaming of updating your bathroom, but you don’t have a huge budget, consider these tips. Go white to save green!  Sticking to traditional white features such as sinks, tubs, and toilets will save you a ton of money because they are more readily available than their colorful counterparts. Change out your hardware.  […]

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Benefits of Different Mortgage Types

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments

When you are buying a home, the industry standard is a 30-year mortgage.  However, if you can swing it there are definite advantages to a 15 year mortgage instead.  The biggest benefit of a fifteen-year mortgage is, of course, that you pay your home off in half the time and wind up saving a lot […]

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Tips For Pricing Your Home

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

The price of the home is the aspect that sellers have the most control over.  Even though the right pricing strategy can take a home off the market quickly, it’s amazing how many people still make mistakes when pricing their home.  Here are five tips for pricing your home right the first time! Find an […]

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Staging Suggestions

April 7th, 2014 · No Comments

They key to successful staging is a clean & clutter free space that prospective buyers can imagine themselves living in.  If it is done well, nobody will be able to tell you’ve done anything at all! Bathroom:  Remove personal items such as toothbrushes, make-up, hair products, etc. from counter space.  Be sure the entire room […]

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What If Your House Doesn’t Sell?

April 5th, 2014 · No Comments

Has your house been on the market for awhile and it’s still not selling?  Assuming it is in saleable condition, if your home is still on the market, it is most likely priced too high for the area.  Luckily for you, of the three basic elements that sell a home (location, condition & price), price […]

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Attention Grabbing Home Features

April 4th, 2014 · No Comments

There are a few features that will almost always catch a buyer’s attention.  Of course, your home may not have all of these, but a few of them are easy to “fake” and others are affordable to update!  So go on, catch the attention of your potential buyers! A Nice Entryway – fake it with […]

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Steps to a Successful Remodel

April 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

I’ve been talking a lot about remodeling this week, and today’s post is no different.  If you’re considering a remodel here are five steps to help you succeed: 1.  Do your research.  See yesterday’s post for several questions you should ask and do your own research before you even begin. 2.  Get your money straight.  […]

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Questions You Should Ask Before A Remodel

April 2nd, 2014 · No Comments

If you are thinking of remodeling your kitchen or any other part of your home here are three questions you should ask yourself before you start anything: 1.  What is the purpose of this remodel?  Do you want a fresh look, completely new function, or a serious overhaul? 2.  What is most important?  Create a […]

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