They say, “Home is where the heart is.” How true! That’s why, when selling your property, it’s important to realize that your home – your heart — is moving to another place. Your current property is now a product that you want to sell quickly, and for the best price ... Continue Reading
What do you want from an open house? Obviously, you want to attract a lot of potential buyers – and have at least a few of them become seriously interested in your property.
So how do you make your open house as successful as possible?
You probably already know the basics: make ... Continue Reading
Like taxes, traffic is a fact of life. So, when you’re shopping for a new home, consider how the road situation will affect your commute to work, access to shopping and attractions, and the ability to conveniently reach places you need to go.
After all, it’s difficult to enjoy your new ... Continue Reading
You’ve spent a lot of time shopping for the perfect property. You made an offer, held your breath and – hooray! – you got the home! But now you’ve realized that you have to move in four weeks – and you’re far from prepared.
Don’t add stress to what was otherwise ... Continue Reading
There are two main reasons why homeowners invest in a home renovation or major redecorating project: They want to enjoy the results of the new kitchen, bathroom, flooring or other improvement they’ve made; and/or, they hope that the money they spend will come back to them – at least in ... Continue Reading
The front door is usually the first feature of a house that buyers see and feel. How do you ensure it makes a grand first impression? That’s easy.
Put on a fresh coat of paint.
Replace worn or faded door handles and locks.
Install a brass kick plate at the bottom of the ... Continue Reading
Say you’re trying to sell a used car. Imagine that it’s a desirable make and model. The mileage is low. Overall, it’s in great condition… except, that is, for the body. Unfortunately, there are a few areas where the paint is scratched and there are a couple of dents and ... Continue Reading
If you bought a home in 2017 and you live in it, you qualify for a discount on your property taxes called Homestead Exemption. Technically, you have to own and occupy the home as of January 1 to get a tax discount for the same year. You can file for Homestead ... Continue Reading
When you put your property up for sale, you want to make sure that potential buyers get all the information they need on the features of your home and its surrounding area. If, for example, a buyer doesn’t realize there is a great school just a couple of blocks away, ... Continue Reading
In most communities, garbage day isn’t every week. So, if you show your house on day five or six, there’s going to be some accumulation! Here are some things you can do before a viewing to make sure this situation doesn’t trash a potential sale.
If possible, make sure all garbage ... Continue Reading