Thursday, October 12, 2017 / by Admin Prostead
Cooler temperatures and pretty soon falling leaves serve as a reminder that the fall season is fast approaching. As the seasons change, so do our activities and home needs. Even though summer is not quite over yet, it’s a good time to do some seasonal maintenance to keep your home running smoothly. The weather can change quickly, especially if you live in a colder climate and you don’t want to be caught unprepared. A bit of attention now will save costly repairs and aggravation later.
Check for drafts. Feel for drafts around the edges of windows and doors. A good tip is to use a lighted candle and if the flame flickers, there’s most likely a draft. If necessary, replace seals and repair caulking around window and door frames. Consider buying heavier or insulated drapery for especially drafty windows.
Have your furnace inspected. Hire an HVAC professional to test for leaks, check heating efficiency, and change the f ...
Friday, September 29, 2017 / by Admin Prostead
We all know pricing your home is hard. But a full-time, licensed Realtor will help guide you and educate you on the process, the market, and understanding the data we use.
Here are some myths you should not buy into!
1: You always make money when you sell a home. Let's face it, real estate prices and values fall and rise with the economy. Right now, we're in a time where we're seeing appreciation. But look back at some of the more turbulent economic times and you'll realize that isn't always the case.
2: Price your house high to make more money. While the payday may sound appealing to you, you're actually sacrificing your best marketing time in exchange for the remote possibility that someone will overpay for your home.
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3: If your home is overpriced, it's no big deal to lower it later. False. Homes that are overpriced tend to linger on the market for months at a time or undergo price reductions. Guess ...