Archive for January, 2014

Your home: Staging and de-cluttering – Where to begin?

Friday, January 31st, 2014

How you normally live in your home and how you live in your home when it is on the market are completely different. And for good reason. Just close your eyes and think about your home for a minute. Do you have areas of your home that contain piles constantly? Are your closets packed to […]

Your home: A hot market = higher return on home improvement projects

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Every January I not only look forward to beginning of a new real estate year, I also look forward to the latest Cost VS Value results. I utilize this information all year long when I consult with clients concerning upcoming projects or those that have been completed. This report breaks down the most common home […]

Your home: How to make an offer that a seller cannot refuse

Friday, January 17th, 2014

It is January 2014 and the market is already heating up. Inventory is still low and buyers are hitting the streets already in pursuit of a great home. If you ask most buyers about their concerns or struggles in today‚Äôs market, they pretty much all have the same two answers: not enough to choose from, […]

Your home: Millennials are having a hard time becoming homeowners

Monday, January 13th, 2014

As the housing market continues to improve, there is a certain segment of the population that seems to be somewhat left out. Those who reached early adulthood around the year 2000, or millennials, are that segment and they are facing quite a few road blocks when it comes to buying a home. Unfortunately, there seems […]

Your home: How much equity do you have in your home?

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Well, the books are closed for 2013 and the projected numbers look really good when it comes to homeowners reclaiming some equity. NAR Research is forecasting that home values will finish 11.3 percent stronger than the previous year. Those are great numbers! As 2014 continues on a similar trend, home equity should be back in […]