Whether you are planning on selling your property or just looking for a fresh look without a major remodel, doing small things that help update the look and feel of your kitchen is one of the best ways to improve the home. We’re seeing a lot of new construction around the Tri-Valley area and buyers are looking for updated, renovated, or upgraded materials. If you’re looking to put a little bit of elbow grease and possibly a little money into your kitchen, you can do some upgrades without breaking the budget with a full remodel. Here are six kitchen upgrades that you can do without a full remodel. [Read more…]
House been on the market for a long time? Maybe just a few weeks without any bites? Perhaps you’re just setting yourself up for success when you do list? Whatever the reason is that you’re selling, you certainly don’t want to be on the market any longer than you have to.
In doing research yesterday I came across several houses that have been on the market for more than a year. That’s very unusual in this hot market. Even most markets around the US are seeing a four-month absorption rate, meaning that if no new listings hit the market today, it would only take less than four months to completely eliminate every listing on the market. So, what is up with these houses that have been on the market 300 – 400 days or more?
In my experience it really only comes down to three things:
You have just 5 to 10 second to capture a potential buyer by either the way your home looks as they drive by or in pictures on the Internet or in print. This is why curb appeal is so important. You don’t want people to pass by your home and not stop, look and want to know more. Yet, how can you appeal to a wide range of homebuyers and capture them simply on your curb appeal? Here are some simple and easy tips to captivate buyers and attract more eyes on to your property. [Read more…]
How to upgrade your home for sale without spending a lot of money
Whether you are buying or selling improving your home and touching things up is really a good way to either fall in love with your home again or spruce it up for buyers. If you’re looking at tackling some home improvement projects these of the 10 most popular renovations.
10 most popular home improvement projects:
Have you been on the fence about selling your house for the last few months? There are some pretty good telltale signs that it’s time to list and sell your home so here are the five biggest signs that it’s time to sell. [Read more…]
All homeowners must pay property tax. But when you buy and sell a home, especially in the middle of the year, who’s responsible for the property taxes?
Property taxes are typically paid twice a year and they are paid in advance. Payments are due on the first day of March and the first day of September. Many homeowners will have their real estate taxes and homeowners insurance wrapped into their monthly mortgage payment, even though they don’t actually pay monthly on their property taxes. An escrow account is set up to make those by annual payments and if there’s any money left over, homeowners typically get a refund. Typically, the closing on a home sale will fall somewhere between the middle of attacks. So there’s either money that’s already been paid towards taxes or money that will be left over. [Read more…]
Are you out of your favorite cleaning solution? No need to fret about heading out to the store, just check the kitchen cupboards. There may be some great green cleaning supplies right inside your home. Read on to find how you can use foods in your home to help you clean.
The millennial generation makes up most of the buyers in the real estate market currently. Knowing what appeals to the millennial generation where home buying is concerned is a very smart move for anyone looking to sell or even to rent a home in the current real estate market. If you want your home to sell you need to have a product the buyer is looking for.
So what is the millennial generation?
The millennial generation, millennials for short, refers to anyone born between the years of 1981 through 2000. Millennials have and are growing up in a society with vast and rapidly advancing technology. They are used to a world with quick technology that produces quick results. Entertainment is important to millennials and many prefer an environment with many different options for entertainment available. [Read more…]
I’ve been in several homes lately where the homeowner has decided to simply redo their own cabinets. They’ve probably sanded them, repainted them, and then put a clear Coat of protected sealant on them.
While this is definitely the budget saving method, there are some drawbacks. If you are in the middle of deciding whether to repaint your kitchen cabinets or buy new ones, here are some things to consider. [Read more…]