Wednesday, October 16, 2019 / by Connie Tracy
After living in a home for many years, it can be easy to discover things you may not be wild about. While some things can be a quick fix, there may be major changes or updates that make you wonder if it is even worth the investment. At this point, you’re probably asking yourself if you should remodel or just find a new home. As you have probably realized, this isn’t always an easy choice. There are many factors that go into the decision to love it or list it. Here are some things to consider when deciding to remodel or take the plunge and list your home to sell.
1. ***Determine which is most cost-friendly
While both options will have costs, one will have more than the other depending on your situation. Some of the costs of selling include agent commissions, moving costs, minor repairs, the cost of a new home, and potential up-sizing costs. The costs of remodeling can include permits, architectural plans, materials and labor, and any other additional cos ...
Saturday, April 27, 2019 / by Connie Tracy
Even though you may not have the large backyard, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy entertaining outdoors. Make the most of your patio and turn it into a paradise. Here are some tips for how to decorate small spaces for outdoor entertaining.
* Arrange the furniture the right way:
The best way to maximize space is to arrange your furniture around the perimeter of deck or patio. Think twice before placing a table in the center, and instead give your guests plenty of room to stand or move around.
* Add extra seating with large pillows:
Get a few extra spots for guests to sit without taking up too much space by throwing in some large floor pillows. They add an extra element of coziness. Plus they're easy to add or subtract.
* Use color wisely:
Color can make all the difference when decorating, especially in such a small space. Keep things fresh and airy by sticking to a neutral palette in whites or grays. You can even add a bit of pop with some eye-catching patterns a ...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 / by Jody Lee
Have you always hated your laundry room? Well the right room can make laundry day so much easier. Keep these tips in mind when looking for your next home or improving your existing home to make life easier, enjoyable and more manageable.
Laundry doesn't exactly make the top of the list when it comes to enjoyable chores. Unfortunately, it is one of the chores that we can't really get rid of. Instead of dreading laundry day, try these tips to help you manage your load and make the most of your time. Before you know it, you may even look forward to laundry - or at least be able to enjoy the extra time you'll save!
Make the space one you enjoy
Paint, put new flooring down and decorate it so it makes that space one you enjoy going into. Even if it is the size of a closet, once you open those doors the area makes you happy. Have fun with this room you can even add a fun chandelier. Now when its laundry day or every day of the week it is not a dreaded room or area in your home.
Monday, April 22, 2019 / by Pamela Glende
Would you like to sell your home quickly? Are you anxious to purchase your next home? Do you want your home to stand out from your competition?
Here are some tips that can help you sell your home quickly.
1. Home staging. Did you know that homes that are staged properly sell 90% faster than homes that are not staged. This doesn’t mean you have to move all your furniture out and have furniture brought in unless it is vacant. If you hire a great real estate agent, they will be able to advise you of what furniture to remove and what should stay in the home. They will help you by advising where to place the furniture in each room. They will also advise you on how to get the home ready to sell.
2. Clean clean clean. How will the buyer feel the moment they come into your home? It is imperative that your home is very clean. This means that the home should be scrubbed and clean. Everything from bathr ...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 / by Jody Lee
Have you ever walked into someone else’s home and were overwhelmed by how incredible it smelled? Or maybe you couldn’t wait to leave because there was a not-so-great scent as soon as you entered? Often, we become so accustomed to the way our own home smells that we don’t notice if the scent is bad or good. It can be frustrating to wonder what others think about the scent of your home. If you feel like your house doesn’t always smell fresh, follow these steps to make sure that it smells amazing all the time.
ELIMINATE BAD SMELLS
Empty garbage cans regularly
Clean out your refrigerator once a week
Sprinkle baking soda or carpet deodorizer before vacuuming
Open the windows when the weather is nice
Invest in an air purifier
If you have pets, brush and bathe them often
Get rid of old musty towels
Use a daily bathroom cleaner spray to prevent mildew smells
Pour a little drain cleaner in your sinks on a wee ...