Staging a home prior to listing can result in a faster and more profitable sale. In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and typically sell for more money.
These 10 tips can help you get your home “show ready” prior to hitting the market. These easy and cost-effective ideas will help your house look its best—and help buyers visualize themselves living there. Even if you’re not currently in the market to sell, you can use these tactics to breathe new life into your existing home decor.
To get a plan customized for your particular property, call me to schedule a free consultation. I’m happy to share my
459 Manor Dr. is not my listing. Still, it’s one of the most thoughtfully done renovations I’ve ever seen.
Here are the facts:
2 full baths
1840 total square feet (920 on the main level, another 920 on in the finished basement)
it’s currently for sale in north Ann Arbor for $425,000.
Why do I love it so? For one thing the renovator is a builder, Nick Durrie at Oak Leaf Design Build, here in town. Nick took the time to preserve the sense of an MCM at the same time that he made it modern. His attention to detail, both MCM and modern, make this home stand out.
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Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home.
If you’re like the majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage.
The requirements to secure a mortgage may seem overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. But there are three simple steps to get you started.
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Admit it. It’s cold. It’s snowing. It’s February. And you’re thinking about buying a new home.
The busy spring housing market might seem too far away to worry about. There are, however, some things you could be doing right now so you can purchase when the sun shines and we can again see grass.
It’s cold. It’s snowing. It’s February. And you’re thinking about buying a new home.
One is ensuring you can qualify for a mortgage. Before you even think about scrolling through photos of available properties online, you’ll need to understand exactly where your credit stands and how much it will take to purchase THE home.
There are three areas on which to focus in qualifying for a mortgage: your credit score, how much you will put down
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As we head into a new year, the most common question I receive is, “What’s the outlook for real estate in 2018?”
It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners also want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is that a strong U.S. economy, coupled with low unemployment rates, is expected to drive continued real estate growth in 2018. However, changes on the horizon could significantly impact you if you plan to buy, sell or refinance this year.
HOME VALUES WILL CONTINUE TO RISE
Get ready for another strong year! U.S. home values and sales volume will continue to rise in 2018.
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