No, 2018 is certainly not over, but if you’re considering selling in the next couple months, it helps to do a little research so you get the best price for your property and have prepared the home right. Here’s the top-selling tips for 2018 so far… [Read more…]
If you’re thinking about improving your home, remodeling, or doing some renovations it’s important to get a lot of information beforehand so that you can plan, prepare, and budget accordingly. We’ve undertaken a few renovations over the years and while I’m not an expert, I can definitely appreciate advice and tips from those that of been there before or constantly do it as in real estate investors or flippers. Here are some of the 10 best home improvement tips from the experts. [Read more…]
House been on on the market 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:
Selling? Maybe you just don’t want your house to look like a maple tree shed all over the property. Whatever the case, there are ways to spruce up your home’s curb appeal regardless of the time or year. Here are some of our best secrets!
It seems like a lot of people are renovating and remodeling this spring. Many of the remodeling contractors are already out until the end of summer, so what’s prompting all the remodels? Well, the economy is good, people have received raises, and because home prices are rising, many homeowners are simply remodeling their homes rather than buying new ones. So, what’s in and what’s out and home renovation trends? [Read more…]
When selling a property, chances are the main photo for the home will be the outside. Most multiple listing services require either the front of the house or the view from the house as the first listing photo, so, you better make sure that your landscaping and curb appeal is on point. Most buyers will decide within the first five seconds of looking at the home whether or not they’re interested, which is why your landscaping and curb appeal should never be neglected. Here are some serious landscaping and curb appeal hacks that will totally change the way people look at your home. [Read more…]
Moving can be a pain, but with these quick tips you can move and relocate easier than ever before. But the key is starting early. Here are my top 10 moving hacks.
I’ve heard it go back and forth for years that open houses are great idea and then they’re a terrible idea. Whatever the case may be, if you want to have a successful open house there are some things that need to happen first. An open house can open the doors to potential buyers though you’ll have a lot of nosy neighbors and people just browsing the neighborhood. However, an open house can be one of the very first steps a homeowner takes when trying to get more exposure on a property. [Read more…]
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…]
The most recent and hottest trends in flooring are hard surface floors, but there are still many reasons to lay carpet in your home. Even if you don’t want carpet in every room of your home you might find you prefer the softness and insulation of carpet in some spaces. Today’s carpet choices are more varied and stylish than ever before. Some designers are even bringing carpet back into the style scene. You may be surprised what you find and just how stylish carpet can be. [Read more…]