• Buying a Home

    5 Signs a Home Has Potential

    The best deals on homes these days are often on properties that aren’t perfect.   Home shoppers looking for a great deal should keep these factors in mind when they are looking for a place with potential:   · Location, location, location. It’s still true that you get a better deal when you buy the worst house in a great neighborhood than you do when you buy a fancy house in a not-so terrific neighborhood.   · Less than 50 years old. Properties older than a half decade are likely to have more fundamental problems — like aging wiring, inadequate plumbing and sagging foundations.   · Livable floor plan. Buyers…

  • Staging

    ‘Speed Decorating’ Quickly Improves Property

    Anyone planning to sell a home might be advised to read Jill Vegas’ Speed Decorating.” Vegas explains how to redecorate at minimum cost and maximum speed. “Speed decorating,” she says, “is not about calling in contractors; it’s about looking at a room and thinking about what you can do in a couple of hours, a week, to make it better.”   Vegas offers these tips for anyone who needs to do a little high impact, low cost upgrading:   Clear out the clutter Clean and repaint Define the function of each room and then place furniture to accentuate that purpose   Improve the lighting, adding bright light to work areas and…