October 2018

Found 8 blog entries for October 2018.

4 Ways to Make Your Small Rooms Seem Larger

When designing a small room, there are several tricks to make it feel larger. Furniture placement and choice, color pallet and lighting can either work for or against your space. Following some simple guidelines will give you a larger feeling and functional room.


Paint Colors


Using lighter paint colors is perhaps the easiest way to make a smaller room feel bigger. Generally, neutral or lighter colors are recommended for smaller rooms. A monochromatic look will help the space feel clean and open. Paint the trim, walls and ceiling complementary shades of the same color. Don't forget to use light colors on the floor too. For a more unusual technic, use a fun, patterned wallpaper or bold paint

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Even first-time home buyers know that there are closing costs associated with buying a home. But they don't always know what the words "closing costs" actually mean, what they include, or why they have to pay them. When you're handing over that much money, however, it's important that you understand exactly why you're doing it.

What are closing costs?

Closing costs are the fees associated with buying a home that you pay at closing. Closing is when the sale of your home is closed, and the title to the home is transferred to the buyer from the seller.

What fees are included in closing costs?

There are many fees that can be included in closing costs. Such fees include:

  •         Application fee
  •         Appraisal
  •         Attorney fee
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6 Fool Proof Home Staging Tips

Staging a home is a crucial time in the selling process. It is common for a homeowner to start to feel overwhelmed when preparing to stage their home. However, there are tips that you can follow in order to stage your home like a professional. Implementing these tips will help to ensure that you sell your home as quick as possible. In this post, you will learn six fool proof home staging tips.


1. Start with Curb Appeal: It is often said that first impressions are very important. The first thing a buyer will see, when pulling up, is the outside of your home. A small investment in landscaping work can provide a big boost in the appeal of your home. Planting flowers can add much more color and visual appeal to the

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After years of dutifully saving money, you’re finally ready to buy your first place. You can’t wait to move out of the cramped apartment you’ve shared with your growing family for the past two years. If you can relate to this scenario, you might currently be scouring listings in your desired neighborhood. You may also be compiling a detailed list of must-haves for your new abode. When looking for the perfect place, don’t neglect to consider the following items.

Storage Space

When touring prospective homes, many people concentrate on kitchens and bathrooms. In their quest to buy a home with quartz counter tops or double sinks, they sometimes overlook the less glamorous issue of storage space. However, having enough room to neatly organize all of your

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5 Tips for the First-time Home Seller

When you are ready to sell your first home, it is a new process. If you want to sell a home quickly, then it is important to hire a real estate agent. When you are emotionally invested in a property where you have raised your children or had fun times, it may feel challenging to sell a home. However, if you are transferring for a new job or downsizing to a smaller property, then it is essential to follow a few guidelines.


Tip 1: Hire a Knowledgeable Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home


To sell a home, you must have a qualified real estate agent who understands your geographic region. You can talk to relatives and friends about the real estate agent who they hired, but you should also interview

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Credit is just about everything when it comes to buying a home. You need credit to buy the home (the mortgage), you need credit to qualify for the mortgage, and your mortgage payments will impact your credit if they're not paid or not paid on time.

Many home buyers, particularly first-timers, don't fully understand the impact that credit has on the home buying process. Here are 3 things that home buyers need to know about credit.

1. You need good credit

Your credit score tells lenders a lot about you, whether you pay your bills on time or at all. This tells them whether you'll be able to handle the long-term responsibility of a mortgage and whether they'd need to worry that you might not be able to pay it.

Most reputable lenders won't give a

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5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent

If you are planning on selling your home, you should know that it is emotionally challenging and can be a time-consuming process. You have to make sure that you are making all the right decisions if you hope to be successful, and it begins with choosing a real estate agent to list your property. Make sure that you find a real estate agent who can effectively promote your home, educate you as a homeowner, and can gain your trust from the start. The real estate agent that you choose will have all the responsibility of selling your home, from engaging with prospective buyers to running open houses.


Before you make the decision to hire an agent, here are the five most important questions that you

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When you find the home you want to buy, the next step is putting in an offer so the seller knows you're interested. But how much do you offer? Do you offer the asking price, or more, or less? There are several factors you should look at when deciding how much to offer initially.

Comps (Comparable Sales)

You want to first take a look at comparable sales. Comparable sales are the sales in the same general area, with homes that are roughly the same size, the same number of rooms, and otherwise similar to the house you want to buy. They should also be recent, usually within about the last three months. The comps can help you see how different the seller's asking price is from how much comparable homes have sold for. This will give you a starting point

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