• Home Improvement,  Home Value,  Staging

    Quick and Easy Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

    When thinking of improvements to make to a home before putting it up for sale, most people automatically gravitate toward remodeled bathrooms or kitchens. While it’s a great idea to update both, you won’t want to forget the little things you can do to attract potential buyers and quickly increase the value of your home. If you want to start small, consider the following tips to quickly and easily increase your home’s value. Go Green Green homes are extremely hot right now. Buyers are looking for homes with environmentally friendly floors, cabinets, countertops and even insulation. Finding ways to conserve energy is always a plus, too, such as installing timed…

  • Home Decor

    New Home Trends

    With the start of each new year typically comes the emergence of new trends for your home. If you are planning on redecorating or selling your home in 2008, it is important to stay up to date on the trends potential buyers will be looking for. With this in mind, here are some 2008 trends for your home. Color is the biggest selling point for your home this year. This year, colors are more muted and natural than highly saturated and bright. The dining room is where you entertain friends, share the holidays with family and celebrate the big and little events in your life. So, when it comes to…

  • Building

    New vs. Existing Homes

    New home or previously owned? That is, perhaps, one of the first questions you may ask yourself in your home search process. Perhaps you’ve fantasized about purchasing a fixer-upper and giving it an extreme makeover. Or maybe you’ve always dreamed of building a home from the ground up and making all new color and appliance choices. Whichever way you’re leaning, you’ll want to weigh the pros and cons of both before you decide. New homes offer: Convenience and new amenities. Standard options for new homes usually include amenities such as whirlpool tubs, central air/heat and large mirrors. Peace of mind. Safety devices such as smoke detectors, circuit breakers and ground…