How to Tell if Your Dream Home’s Price is Right

February 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to evaluating the value of a property there are more ways than meet the eye; like beauty, the value of a property is often in the eye of the beholder. Savvy buyers and investors use several of the following methods to determine if the price is right: Comps: Comparing a property to […]

How to Use Lighting to Make Your Home More Attractive

February 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If you plan to sell your home, you can make your interiors and exteriors shine by improving the lighting. Here’s how. Drapes and shades: Natural light works best during the day. So make sure to open all drapes and shades to let in the sunlight. Highlighting: Put emphasis on the room’s focal points, such as […]

How to Use Paint to Make Your House More Saleable

February 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the easiest ways to freshen up your home is with paint. If you’re selling, painting your interior walls can give a great return on investment — a much higher selling price for little investment on your part. If you’ve just bought a home, giving your house a new paint job is the quickest […]

Is a Condo or Townhome Right for You?

February 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Buyers are discovering the advantages of condo and townhome living. Whether you’re a first-time buyer looking for an affordable way to own a home, a busy professional with little time to devote to home maintenance, or an empty-nester who’s “right-sizing,” a condo or townhome may be a good choice for you. Advantages A condo or […]

Color Trends: What’s New, What’s Next?

February 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Which colors will dominate decor in the coming year? Experts share the latest research. By Kelley Walters While you’re still deciding where to spend next year’s summer vacation, color forecasters have already predicted what color your bathing suit will be for the year. Color forecasters are part designer, part sociologist and part predictor. They draw […]

Quick Fixes for a Great-Looking Kitchen

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Cabinet Doors Damaged or dirty cabinet doors are a big turn-off for buyers. But that’s easy to fix. Most cabinetry can be re-painted after cleaning it and applying a coat of primer. Just check that the materials can take paint or whether you need to give any special preparation to the doors first. Alternatively, you […]

Why Right Now Might Be the Best Time to Buy a Home

February 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Buying right is the first step to profit and success but after the bubble crisis, some potential buyers have been afraid to act. If you have been sitting on the side-line waiting for the next buying opportunity, now might be the time to buy. Interest rates remain low. Don’t just think about the price of […]