What’s next? When it comes to your home, if you don’t consider what possibilities could lie ahead — both positive and negative — you may get caught off-guard and find decisions are forced on you.
Homeowners who consciously develop financial, lifestyle, and real estate strategies to take advantage of opportunity and to head off potential losses, usually fare better than property owners who adopt a passive approach and just hope for the best. “Click here to read.”
February continues to be a “slow” month, we had exactly the same numbers of recorded sales; 7 sold with one being a “private” sale.
The highest sold and $/sqft was a Wallace Neff estate on Oxford Rd. for $7.6M @ $1,221/sqft. The lowest sold was $1.485M @ $766/sqft. on Cumberland Rd. The lowest sold price was less than 20% of the highest sold!
Question. My husband recently died of a massive heart attack, leaving me a widow at a young age. I was thrust into a new life status that was not my choice or my desire. I believe I am being penalized for something that has already devastated my life in many ways. “Click here to read.”
The wild stock market of the past week has sent some into a panic and caused many others to take a closer look at their financial picture. But what is the stock market’s impact on real estate, and should you worry if you’re getting ready to buy a new home? Not much at this point, and not really, say financial experts. “Click here to read.”
Holding an open house for your soon-to-be-listed or newly on the market home is a lot like being on a game show where edging out the other contestants in a short period of time is key. In TV game shows, such as “Jeopardy,” the contestants don’t automatically know answers to so many trivia questions; they study and they plan and they make it appear to viewers like they walk around with that body of knowledge every day. Open houses need to be thought of similarly. Once your home is on the market, an open house is your opportunity to plan and strategize how you are going to win over buyers in very short time. “Click here to read.”
Here’s the dilemma. You’re getting ready to redo your kitchen and you want it to be stylish and modern but not trendy. After all, this is the only kitchen renovation you ever plan to do and you don’t want it to be outdated before you are even finished with the final touches.
If you’re paralyzed because you’re afraid of making the wrong decision, we get it. We’re facing a similar dilemma here, FYI, with floors that need to be done and so many options from which to choose and no winner (yet) because it’s not yet clear if what is currently hot is just a flash in the (floor) pan or will stick around for a while. “Click here to read.”
If you dread the negotiating process when buying a home, never fear. Your real estate agent is an experienced negotiator who helps keep the bargaining from becoming emotional and veering off track.
Your agent must know your desires by heart and have quick access to you if a negotiation point needs to be made. It’s important to stick to the strategy you and your agent have agreed upon — showing the seller how strong your offer is. “Click here to read.”
As we have closed the door on 2017, it’s time to look ahead at home trends in 2018. Interior designers, experts at Pantone, and researchers for home décor websites have predicted what’s hot for the upcoming year and what trends are staying behind. Check out the top ten home trends below to keep your home updated and fresh. “Click here to read.”
If there’s one thing that can make your home look dated, it’s lighting. Old fixtures, out-of-style chandeliers, and lighting that detracts from instead of highlighting key features in your home can make it look drab or overdue for updates. “Click here to read.”