Did you know that Spring is the most popular time to buy & sell homes? A hot, competitive market is good for buyers and sellers alike but it also means that buyers must be ready to take quick action, and sellers need to make sure that their property stands out. Below are some great articles and information to help buyers and sellers this Spring. Feel free to share with anyone that you think may benefit from the information...and don't forget that referrals are a favorite here, just call or email for assistance.
SELLERS- Preparing for the Spring Market
5 Ways Home Sellers Can Prepare for the Spring Market With spring being the busiest time for real estate, homeowners planning to put their homes on the market shouldn't wait for flowers to bloom before getting ready to sell. Having a few months to prepare can make for a much smoother selling experience. If you're a prospective home seller, here are five things you can do now to get ready for a spring sale...>> Take me to the tips
Field Guide to Preparing & Staging a Home for Sale Banish the clutter! Trim the bushes! Hide your Star Wars collection! Take down the family pictures! What can you do to prepare a house for sale? Here are tips, hints, thoughts and ideas for sprucing up, cleaning out, decorating, staging, creating a great first impression and making a house appealing to buyers.>> Take me to the ideas
BUYERS- Be Ready to make that Offer
How Can Buyers Buy a Home During a Spring Home Buying Frenzy? If you're like most people, then, and try to buy a home this Spring in a hot market, you'll have to be ready to jump on the home you want. Don't be indecisive. Don't try to sleep on it. When you find it, make an offer. Here are other tips to help you to win that offer...>> Help me prepare
23 Things Every First Time Home Buyers Should Know Seven first-time home buyers admit their biggest rookie blunders and reveal recession-proof lessons to guarantee home buying success. No need to repeat their mistakes when you read this great article with lessons learned! >> Take me to the lessons
How to choose a chainsaw
(NC)-Millions of chainsaws are sold every year and - although not every purchase is punctuated with a Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor grunt it is clear Canadian men (and some women) still love their chainsaws.
So is Tim right? Is it always just about "more power"?
Not according to Edward Andria from Husqvarna, a company that is reported to be the world's largest producer of outdoor power products:...read more
Tips to ensure your shower upgrade doesn't turn into a leaky mess
Soothing colors and natural materials are right on trend, but if you really want your bathroom to be an oasis of calm, it also needs to be low-maintenance. If you're worried about your beautiful new shower leaking, it's hard to enjoy the experience. Instead, start by taking steps that ensure you don't have to worry about leaks and the damage they cause. ...read more
Hello , Or should we say "Top O' the Morning" to you! Yes...St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and we thought we'd help you get festive! Here's some fun information that you may or may not know about this celebratory day...
The History of St. Patrick's Day Every year on March 17th, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick's Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. >> Tell me more
How the Irish Celebrate St. Patrick's Day For the Irish, this special day is focused on pride, heritage and celebration. We visited the Ireland.com website to learn more about how the nation behind this event honors the day. >> Visit website
In the market?
Spring is a hot time in the real estate market and this year is no exception. If you are thinking of buying or selling, or know someone who is, we'd love to work with you! Whether you have questions about financing, home value appraisals, inspections or anything else, we're here to help!
More Articles of Interest
What lies beneath your dream home? New homeowners skip sewer line inspections
A sewer line inspection is not included in the standard home inspection and is regularly waived in the purchasing process. Additionally, many buyers do not know that responsibility for the condition of the lateral sewer line leading from the street to the home lies with the homeowner, not a municipality. Buyers should reconsider including this important step before they sign a deal.
If a problem occurs, a sewer line replacement costs at least $4,500, but prices vary widely and costs increase dramatically by region, depending on depth and length of the underground pipes and if street repairs become part of the issue. ...read more
Retirement planning crucial for small business owners
(BPT)-Planning for retirement is crucial for everyone, and it is especially critical for small business owners, the business leaders many cite as the life blood of the American economy.
Indeed, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small business owners employ half of all private sector employees, pay 44 percent of total U.S. private payroll, and have generated 65 percent of net new jobs over the past 17 years.
The challenge before American small business owners is keeping their companies financially healthy long-term. This is so that small business owners do not over-rely on the sale of their business alone to take care of them in retirement, and so the business will continue to remain a viable employer in the communities it serves....read more
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