In the nautical world of pleasure boating, there is a specific process to follow to ensure a fun day on the water. Skip one of those steps and you risk having a miserable experience.
The same holds true when buying a new home. There is a process to follow to ensure everything goes smoothly. Here are the basics.
Find a good REALTOR®. Preferably someone who knows the area.
Determine what you can afford. Get a pre-approved mortgage.
Make a wish list. What kind of home or neighborhood are you looking for? View the right properties. Pick those that closely match the criteria on your wi...
Dec 7, 2015Showing
2015-12-07 02:55:13 | Public
Surprising Secrets of Successful Home Staging
“Staging” is about setting up and decorating each room of your home so that it looks as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Studies show that a property is more likely to sell quickly and for a better price if it is effectively staged.
Even if you haven’t heard of staging before, you probably already know the basics, such as eliminating clutter and making sure everything is clean and “guest ready.”
However, there are some home staging “secrets” by staging professionals that you may not know. Here are a few examples:
Increase horizontal surface space. Make sure de...
Dec 7, 2015Real Estate
2015-12-07 02:50:30 | Public
Does the Property Meet the “Lifestyle Test”
Lifestyle is a very important criterion when shopping for a new home. After all, a home and its surrounding neighborhood are the places where much of your lifestyle is going to be experienced.
So when considering a new home, think about the lifestyle to which the property is going to lend itself. Ask yourself:
How much entertaining do we do?
How important is it to have good schools located nearby?
How long will the commute to work be?
How big of a backyard do we require?
Do we need a rec room?
How easy will it be to get to golfing, dance lessons, baseball practices, movies and other...