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Monthly Archives: December 2014

    What Would Your Dream Home Look Like?

    By Natasha | December 30, 2014

    Architectural Designs By The Pros If you had an unlimited budget, what would your home look like? Check out these architectural masterpieces. Ten architects were asked to design the perfect fantasy home, and they were given an unlimited budget. Do you see any features you’d love to have? Which home is your favorite? In the meantime,... Read More

    Sellers, Here’s Some Helpful Information on How to Evaluate Your Showing Activity

    By Natasha | December 30, 2014

    So you’re on the market. You sweated the details and determined a listing price. You freed your home of clutter, painted & made some repairs, yet no one is coming to look. This is a sign of rejection by the marketplace. There could be condition or location issues that are causing this. It could be... Read More

    Protecting Your Home From Winter Storms

    By Natasha | December 29, 2014

    Cooling weather trends bring with them rain and snow and can also result in damage to your home. Now’s the time to consider making needed preparations to your home, from roof repairs and securing insulation to cleaning the rain gutters to make sure your home is safe to weather the storms. Surprisingly, clear rain gutters... Read More

    8 Creative Tips on Saving for a Down Payment

    By Natasha | December 26, 2014

    You’re finally ready to think about buying a home, but you doubt your ability to save up the necessary down payment. Twenty percent of even a modest home can seem out of reach for first-time homebuyers. Here are some creative tips for eking out some extra to boost your savings: Find alternatives Nearly all discretionary... Read More

    How Oil Prices Affect the Housing Market

    By Natasha | December 23, 2014

    Most of us rejoice when the prices at the pump go down. To us that can mean freed-up cash in our personal economy. When we’re considering buying or selling a home, however, the price at the pump can impact our bottom line in ways we don’t realize. Local economy When the local economy relies on... Read More

    Brighten Your Day with Backsplash & Design

    By Natasha | December 22, 2014

    It’s the little things that turn your house into your home.The color of your walls, the hardware on your cabinetry, and your choice of flooring all create a sense of belonging inside the space you call your home. A backsplash is another area where you can express yourself, in design, color, texture, and style. The... Read More

    Is this Neighborhood Headed Up? Or Down?

    By Natasha | December 18, 2014

    When searching for a home on a budget, you’ll often find great deals on the edge of up-and-coming neighborhoods. But how do you tell if a neighborhood is headed up? Or, if it’s on its way down? Of course, the first consideration might be financial: Are the home prices going up but still affordable? Are... Read More

    Attracting Homebuyers in the Winter Months

    By Natasha | December 16, 2014

    As temperatures drop, snow piles up and people’s minds turn to holiday celebrations, you may think that your house won’t sell. In fact, many people take their homes off the market during this time and wait for spring to re-list them. Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of waiting. If you need to sell your... Read More

    Design Trends in New Homes

    By Natasha | December 15, 2014

    When the housing market rebounded, so did home builders eager to show off their design skills. Buyers expect that newly constructed homes will be safer and more energy efficient, but they’re also looking for homes that meet the needs of the more modern buyer. Here’s a round-up of some of the most popular design trends... Read More

    Is Painting Cabinets a Good Idea?

    By Natasha | December 11, 2014

    Gone are the days of the sticky painted kitchen cabinet that peels, chips and generally looks cheap. Modern paint finishes means you can rejuvenate or renovate your dated kitchen or bath cabinets with just some elbow grease and your own creativity. You can create a seamless, clean finish or a beautiful antiqued finish – anything... Read More