Thursday, April 14, 2022 / by Margie Wright
When you sell your house, of course one of the main goals is to get as much money as you can from it to go towards your next home. You want to sell it for the highest price possible, and in today's market, that number is likely higher than you think. With the high demand for houses and the subsequent low inventory available, homes are selling for asking price or more with some sellers even having to look at bidding wars occurring. Despite all this, though, pricing your house right is critical to getting it sold. Pricing it too high or too low could have a negative impact on your final sale.
The price you set for your house sends a message to all potential buyers. Pricing it too low can send the message that there might be something wrong with the house. Even if the conditions are fine and things are better than they used to be when you first got the house, that initial price point can make it seem too good to be true. Plus, you could end up leaving money on the table which . ...
Thursday, April 7, 2022 / by Margie Wright
You've decided to build your dream home from the ground up. We'll cover the not so fun parts of what to consider and how to prepare for that in a later blog. Today's blog is all about the most fun aspect of home building: figuring out which features you want in your home! There are a variety of things you can choose to add to your home, but you want to have them planned out in advance so your builders know what they're working with. Your options are nearly endless for what to add in, but here are a few options that we think are especially cool.
Custom shelving is a great way to add a focal point in any room while also being super functional. Having built-in shelving around a fireplace or multimedia unit in your living room adds all sorts of places for decoration, mementos, family photos, plants, etc. If you're wanting a room dedicated to a library space, custom shelving is a must-have. You know your book collection the best and know what space you need. You may want. ...
Thursday, March 31, 2022 / by Margie Wright
With longer days and warmer temperatures, backyards are coming into use more and more. Most all of us have fond memories of running around in the yard, playing with friends and family, entertaining guests, and a whole number of other exciting times. To continue these memories, it's important to maintain our backyards carefully. More than that, we want to consider them an oasis. Somewhere that we can escape from the stressors of the working day in. Somewhere that we can gather with loved ones to have fun and entertain and share stories. Somewhere that we enjoy being. So how do we do that? There are several ways, so keep reading for ideas on how to create your own backyard oasis!
Incorporate Color and Patterns
A simple way to brighten up the space is by incorporating colors and patterns. This is very easy to do through adding pillows and blankets to backyard furniture. If you have a deck or patio, add these touches to the furniture there. If you want to take it a step furth. ...
Thursday, March 24, 2022 / by Margie Wright
It's tempting to try and sell your home by yourself. From afar, it can look pretty easy. However, when you sell on your own, you're responsible for handling all the difficult aspects of the process without any expert guidance. Prepping the house for sale, pricing it right, and handling the required paperwork are the biggest obstacles for sellers doing it on their own.
Working with an agent is the best way to ensure you have an expert by your side to help you navigate all areas of selling. They have the knowledge and experience to handle the paperwork. They know all that will need to be done to help your home sell for top dollar and what it will take to get there. And most of all, they'll know what to price you're home at. By looking at similar homes and doing a market analysis in depth, they'll be able to help you know the exact price for your home and what will be the best price to sell it at given market conditions.
Agents have the skills and knowledge that are essential. ...
Thursday, March 17, 2022 / by Margie Wright
The transition from renting an apartment to buying a house can be daunting. But it can also be equally exciting! It's easy, though, to get quickly overwhelmed or get too far in the process and then realize you've missed something crucial. Between maintaining a budget and finding what exactly you're looking for, it's easy to miss a step or miss information here and there. Before you dive head first into the journey, read these tips so you can be better prepared!
Budget Before You Shop
Your finances need to be sorted out before anything else is done in the homebuying process. Finances first, house hunting second. You don't want to find a home that you absolutely love only to find out that your finances won't cover it. It's heartbreaking to go through that! That's why you should sort out the finances, get pre-approved, and figure out what is feasible with your budget first.
Saving money can be hard to do while renting an apartment. That doesn't mean all hope is lost, . ...