Friday, May 31, 2019 / by Angela Hunter
Saturday, March 10, 2018 / by Angela Hunter
Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest, and traditionally they would have been right.
Buyer demand has seasonality to it, which usually falls off in the winter months, especially in areas of the country impacted by arctic temperatures and conditions.
BUT THAT HASN’T HAPPENED THIS YEAR !
Demand for housing has remained strong as mortgage rates have remained near historic lows. Even with the recent increase in rates, buyers are still able to lock in an affordable monthly payment. Many more buyers are jumping off the fence and into the market to secure a lower rate.
The National Association of Realtors recently reported that the top months sellers listed their homes in 2017 all fell in April, May,. ...
Thursday, January 11, 2018 / by Angela Hunter
Tip 1: Spend an hour with a pro.
Invite a realtor or interior designer over to check out your home. Many realtors will do this as a courtesy, but you will probably have to pay a consultation fee to a designer. Check with several designers in your area; a standard hourly fee is normally less than $100, and in an hour, they can give you lots of ideas for needed improvements. Even small suggested improvements, such as paint colors or furniture placement, can go a long way toward improving the look and feel of your home.
Tip 2: Inspect it.
Not every home improvement is cosmetic. Deteriorating roofs, termite infestation or outdated electrical systems — you can't fix it if you don't know it's broken. Hire an inspector to check out the areas of your home that you don't normally see. They may discover hidden problems that could negatively impact your home's value. Small problems (such as a hidden water leak) can become big, expensive problems quickl. ...
Thursday, November 16, 2017 / by Angela Hunter
Cooking tips have made it possible for the scrawniest of us to peel butternut squash with superhero-like strength. They’ve taught us how to slice through a box of cherry tomatoes with one swift flick of the wrist. These trusty hacks are making Thanksgiving dinner so much easier for all of us.
We compounded the greatest cooking hacks to use on Thanksgiving Day to make sure your holiday takes off without a hitch.
1. Add a little baking powder for fluffier mashed potatoes.
2. Keep the mashed potatoes warmed in a slow cooker. (You’ll have a whole ! ...