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…]
You’ve probably seen those commercials where people have gone “nose blind” to odors in their home such as garbage, kitty litter, or cigarette smoke, but how do you know if you have become nose blind to your own odor?
Have you ever walked into someone’s house and immediately noticed a weird smell? You might have wondered if the homeowner can smell it too. But nope, they probably don’t. Nose blindness is a real thing according to psychologists and it’s very common.
Also called olfactory adaptation, nose blindness occurs when your nose detects an odor, determines it’s not a threat, and then shuts down the receptor for that odor. So it makes sense that smells that tend to linger often get forgotten about. So how do you make yourself more aware of your interior odors? [Read more…]
We see them everywhere. On telephone poles, restaurant bulletin boards, posted on stakes on the street corner. Everywhere. You know what I’m talking about. They’re the signs with a phone number followed by “Cash For Your House” or ” We BUY ALL HOMES, Any condition for CASH.” These signs (often written with a sharpie on neon poster board) are targeting homeowners that are underwater or in distress in their mortgages. They’ve been popping up everywhere since the real estate and economic downturn of a just a few years ago. However, now that things are starting to turn around for real estate, we’re STILL seeing them…and homeowners are still thinking it may be the only way for them. [Read more…]
I get it, most people are not thinking about selling their house two weeks before Christmas, but for those of you that are, there are things you can be doing today or at least this week that will prepare you for a great sale come the first of the year. You may not of talk to a real estate agent yet or even checked out current home prices, but there are things you could be doing before the end of the year that will set you up for home selling success if you plan on listing and selling come the first of the year. Here are four tips to preparing your house now for sale after January 1. [Read more…]
So, we are now getting into the Christmas season and your house still hasn’t sold. You really want to decorate for Christmas but don’t want to go overboard. Is there a tasteful way to decorate for the holidays without offending potential buyers or making the house too cluttered? Yes! And were going to talk about some simple ways to make your home festive without covering up the bones of the house. Buyers still want to see the house as it is the other 11 months out of the year but you may not be able to close before Christmas, so you shouldn’t have to sacrifice decorations just because your house is on the market.
Here are some simple tips for decorating a listed house for Christmas.
I swear it was the middle of summer like five days ago and boom, here we are looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year’s is literally right around the corner. Where are the days going? While a lot of the country is looking forward to the holiday season, some people are concerned about selling. It’s not ideal to sell your home or even buy a home around the holidays, but it still happens and whether it’s a job change, family status change, or you have finally found the home of your dreams, selling before the end of the year can be stressful. However, there are some ways to do it so that you feel confident and prepared. Here are my top 10 tips for selling your home before Christmas. [Read more…]
Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make but maintaining a high value is sometimes a little foreign to homeowners. The last thing you want to do is ruin or decrease your home’s value but many homeowners are doing so without even knowing it.
Here are 10 of the most common ways people ruin their home’s value.
#1. They’ve purchased a home near a power plant or city dump.
For those of us with furry family members in the home, we know that they can add to the cleaning needs inside. It can be extra frustrating if you’re trying to sell your home at the same time.
One of the most common and routine things we clean up after out animals is hair ( unless you have a hypo allergenic breed). Pet hair can work its way into carpet and upholstery and be pretty stubborn to remove. Some pets shed so much you wonder how there is any hair left on their body. One of the best ways to keep hair out of the carpet and upholstery is to help reduce the amount of shedding. Here are some things you can do to keep the hair going into your soft surfaces to a minimum. (Tips from the pros) [Read more…]