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Friday, February 8, 2013

Getting ready to sell

Recently, I've written several posts about now being a great time to sell if you're thinking about making a move.  One question that people often ask before getting their home on the market is, "What do I need to do to get my house ready to sell?"  This is generally a pretty broad question, and each house presents it's own, unique ideas; however, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders!

There has been a long standing trend in many homes to utilize neutral colors to make the home appealing to the broadest market segment possible.  In some homes, though, a splash of color may be a way to make your house stand out among the rest!  Choosing the right colors is one of the most important choices to make when getting ready to paint, and HouseBeautiful.com has a lot of useful information to help!

Be sure to share this information with your friends and family, and let me know what color combinations you like best in the comments below!  Be sure to follow my blog, friend me on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter to keep up with all my posts!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Listings Needed

If we're friends on Facebook, or you follow me on Twitter, you saw my post during the Super Bowl about needing more listings.  The Spring real estate season is starting, and there are plenty of Buyers in the market who are ready to make a purchase.  The only downside is, there aren't enough homes on the market to sell!

Mortgage rates are remaining low in the foreseeable future, and most reports are indicating that 2013 will be a better year for real estate, so NOW is the time to get in the game!  If you or anyone you know has been thinking of Selling your home, give me a call!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Do it yourself and save!

In my last post, I mentioned that 2013 will see larger returns on investment for many remodeling projects around the house.  Some jobs offer larger returns than others, but one of the best ways to maximize them is to reduce your costs!  There are several remodeling projects that can completely change the look of a room that can easily be done without hiring professional help, which will help you save!

In this technological age, online articles, DIY websites, and even YouTube videos offering step by step instructions on nearly every project imaginable exist!  A quick Google search is all you need to find a plethora of information on almost any home project! One website that I often visit for all sorts of information, including DIY projects, is MSN Real Estate.  They just posted a great article by Joe Provey of BobVila.com that offers easy to follow instructions.  Ceramic-tile installation: 7 steps explains how you can get the best results out of a project that many find tricky.

If you or anyone you know has been thinking of doing some tile work, check out the article for some great information on getting the best results, and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.  Follow my blog, friend me on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter to keep up with all of my post!