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Monthly Archives: May 2019

    5 Lessons Home Renovations Can Teach You About Yourself

    By John Taylor | May 31, 2019

    I could spend ages talking about everything there is to learn from remodeling your house: the best types of tile for a shower floor, little details that you shouldn’t overlook when remodeling, tips and tricks for finishing a project on time — you name it. But a remodeling project, being a rather noteworthy life experience, can... Read More

    How an Investment in Green Technology Can Pay off for Today’s Homeowner

    By John Taylor | May 30, 2019

      Studies continue to show that real estate buyers are willing to pay a substantial premium for homes that feature highly efficient, environmentally friendly “green energy” technology. While the added value depends on the location of the home, its age, and whether it’s certified or not, three separate studies all found that newly constructed, Energy... Read More

    Getting Organized Is Good for Your Home and Your Health

    By John Taylor | May 27, 2019

      For the last nine years, the HomeGain National Home Improvement Survey has been asking real estate professionals across the country the same question: What are the top 10 things a homeowner can do to get their home ready to sell?   And every year, the number one answer is: clean and de-clutter. In the... Read More

    Real Estate Buyer Tip: How to Find a Deal

    By John Taylor | May 25, 2019

    If you are ready to buy a home in a seller’s market, don’t despair. Windermere Real Estate agent, Michael Doyle, shares how you can find a good deal on a great home, even in the hottest housing market. Read More

    When Buying a Short Sale Home is the Right Fit

    By John Taylor | May 22, 2019

      Purchasing a home can feel overwhelming at times, but a short sale home offers a unique opportunity for a prospective buyer. A short sale occurs when a homeowner owes a lender more than their home is worth, and the lender agrees to let the owner sell the home and accept less than what is... Read More

    11 Ways to Uncover Your Personal Color Palette

    By John Taylor | May 20, 2019

    Where do you find the colors you love? And just because you love a hue, does that mean it’s right for your walls? Let’s take a closer look at color inspiration. Here you’ll find tips for how to get your creative juices flowing and zero in on the color palettes that speak to you.  ... Read More

    How Staging Your Home Well Impacts Its Value

    By John Taylor | May 20, 2019

      For more than 20 years, the benefits of staging a home have been well documented. Numerous studies show that staging helps sell a home faster and for a higher price. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 88 percent of homebuyers start their search online, forming impressions within three seconds of viewing a listing.... Read More

    Building Your Home’s Amenities Into Experiences

    By John Taylor | May 16, 2019

    The value of a home is more than what it can be bought and sold for – it also lies in how it makes you feel. Security and comfort are vital components, as well as convenience; however, what many buyers are looking for in a home in 2018 are amenities that deliver a luxury experience.... Read More

    Let’s Make Your 4th of July a DIY Breeze

    By John Taylor | May 15, 2019

    If you have ever had the responsibility of hosting a get-together for July 4th, you probably know that it can be a daunting task. Between barbecuing, decorating, and general mayhem, this patriotic holiday can feel like its own brand of work. To ease those stresses, we’ve gathered up a few of our favorite DIY patriotic... Read More

    The Risks and Rewards of Purchasing a Bank-Owned Home

    By John Taylor | May 14, 2019

    The process of purchasing a home directly from a lender can be long and arduous, but could very well be worth it in the end. If you have your sights on a particular home or are looking to find a deal on your first, working directly with the lender may be your only option. Purchasing... Read More