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How Does the Color of Your Home Affect Buyers?

It’s no secret that color is crucial when marketing a product. In fact, consumers come to a subconscious conclusion about a product within 90 seconds of viewing, and much of that judgment (62-90%) is based solely on color, according to the Institute for Color Research. Retailers apply these findings every day (think red sale signs) to encourage consumers to purchase... (more)

5 Bathroom Fixes To Do This Weekend

It’s no great secret that prospective buyers take their time looking at every room within a home when searching for the property that will best meet their needs. But one of the most important rooms that will likely sway their decision is the bathroom. Therefore, it’s crucial that the bathroom is portrayed in the best light possible. Even more important is the... (more)

To Stage or Not to Stage?

REALTORS® believe that buyers most often offer a 1 to 5 percent increase on the value of a staged home (37 percent representing sellers and 32 percent representing buyers). Additionally, 22 percent of REALTORS® representing sellers and 16 percent of Realtors® representing buyers says the increase is closer to 6 to 10 percent. NAR’s first-ever staging report... (more)

6 Low-Cost Steps to an Organized Kitchen

By Andrea Davis Keeping your kitchen organized is essential to cooking and a good room aesthetic. If your kitchen is disorganized, you’re likely scrambling to find what you need when you cook. That’s never good, and it’s completely unnecessary, too. There are various quick, low-cost ways to organize your kitchen and make it suitable to your needs. Here are some... (more)

3 Spring Tips to Boost Curb Appeal

By Rhonda Duffy Curb appeal can be the most important aspect when trying to attract buyers. As temperatures rise and spring begins to waltz in, take advantage of the warmth and set yourself and your family to work in the yard to improve your home’s curb appeal. Some ideas: 1. Create an immaculate space – During the winter, things can get out of hand in... (more)

How do you choose a good condo?

Seek ownership in a well-maintained building, and pay special attention to the financial health of the condo association. Lax maintenance may be a sign of financial trouble, which could result in higher maintenance fees and problems trying to resale the property later.     Things to consider: Get a copy of the latest financial statement from the condo... (more)

Reducing Energy Consumption in Cold Weather

Furnaces have been operating overtime in order to combat frigid weather, which likely has led to an increase in heating bills. By taking some simple steps, homeowners can reduce their costs without sacrificing warmth. – Open the blinds on the south side of your home during sunny days, but keep the blinds closed on cloudy days and at night. – Use a... (more)

Organizing Finances to Buy a Home

Buying a home is a major life decision. You’ll want to do everything in your power to make sure you’re financially secure enough to tackle the investment. If you’re planning to buy a home in the near future, organization is key. “Buying your first home can be a complicated and intimidating process, both emotionally and financially,” said Steve Trumble, “Buying... (more)

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