You may have been thinking that you’d like to sell your home. You probably want to sell it at the right time and you want to go about it for the right reasons. There’s so many different that you may want to sell your home that you probably haven’t even thought of.
If there’s a lack of inventory on the housing market, it’s a great time to put your home up for sale. Certain times of the year have lower inventory than others, so you may want to consider the fall and winter as a prime time to sell. If you know your home is in a great location, or has little work to be done in it, you’re probably going to want to sell sooner rather than later if you have been contemplating the idea in a low inventory market.
Especially in warmer climates, “spring” is a relative term and can start as early as January. People will start their searches online early in the year and the demand for homes only becomes more crucial as the year goes on. The earlier the listing, the better chance the home has to stand out on the market, even if it doesn’t sell right away. In fast moving real estate markets, it may not matter what time of year you sell your home. If the demand is there, you have a great chance to sell the home.
The lower the price point on a home, the faster it will generally move off the market. First-time homebuyers want homes and they want them fast. when your home is priced lower, it’s probably going to move a bit faster no matter when or where you’re selling it. Buyers are always looking for a good deal.
If there’s rumors that interest rates will rise in the coming months, buyers will be on the hunt for a home. That’s when it’s a good time for you as a buyer to put your home on the market. When buying power for those searching is high, you’re better off selling because you’ll get a lot of interest. Your home will leave the market much faster as well.
Selling your home is not a small decision. You’ll need to find another place to relocate to. Your kids may have to switch schools, and your lives can be a bit disrupted in the process of moving. If you think the time is right to move, you can keep the above suggestions in mind in order to make the entire process a bit more seamless for you.
Old New England homes are rich in history and character. The style of many modern houses in the region is heavily influenced by English colonial homes of the early 1700s. It was in colonial times when lead pigment was first used. By the 1920s lead paint usage was at its peak. The paint was strong, it covered a lot of surface area, and it made vibrant colors, all very appealing to home homeowners at the time. The health hazards of lead paint are many. Although, unlike other home hazards like fire or carbon monoxide, they reveal themselves slowly over many years, making them especially dangerous for children. According to WebMD, high levels of lead paint exposure can cause the following:
It feels like a miracle when the warm weather rolls around and you can finally spend some time outdoors. Whether you're taking a break from yard work or working on your tan, you're going to want a comfortable place to relax. Unfortunately, a lot of outdoor seating is the equivalent of sitting on a hard rock--sure it can withstand the weather, but it doesn't offer much comfort. In this article, we'll talk about some of the best outdoor seating available that will get you outside without sacrificing the comfort of your recliner.
When shopping for a home, most people take their time searching for the perfect house. The question is, how much time should be spent searching for the right neighborhood as well? To find the superb setting for your new home, the house and neighborhood need to offer what your family desires. The following information should be helpful when trying to determine if a neighborhood is right for you. Paint a mental picture of your perfect neighborhood. Write a list of the characteristics your ideal neighborhood would possess, taking into consideration your long and short term needs. Then answer the following questions:
Selling your house or expecting company? In either case, you want to put your home’s best foot forward by having it look clean and stain free. Take a close look at your carpets; are there unsightly stains, or did your child just spill some chocolate milk on one? Always keep a bottle of club soda on hand, as it can remove many kinds of stains. It’s probably going to work if you are able to treat the stain quickly. Old stains may be more stubborn and need more than one application. Red wine stains are the hardest to get out and may need more than club soda. Common household products that you have in your pantry should do the trick. Remember that you should treat stains as quickly as possible, so that they don’t have time to set. For red wine, try using salt spread over the stain while it’s still wet. Leave the salt sit as long as overnight, if possible. You can also try a vinegar (white only!), with a mixture of one tablespoon of dishwashing detergent, one tablespoon of the vinegar and two cups of warm water. Wet the stain and blot with clean rags. Dish soap mixed with hydrogen peroxide is another method. Hydrogen peroxide is mildly bleaching, so only use this method on light-colored fabrics. Blot the stain and let the liquid sit for a few minutes. Then spray with cold soapy water. Blot with lukewarm water until no more soapy residue remains. Then blot with a dry towel. Now look at your porcelain sinks—are they dingy and stained? White ones, especially, can look grey and dirty, but there’s an easy fix for that. Take some paper towels and soak them with bleach. Lay them over the sink stains and leave overnight. In the morning, you will find clean and white sinks again, looking new. Just be careful not to put the bleach-soaked towels on the metal faucets. Lastly, you and your family members should be dressed in stain-free clothing. Your favorite shirt may have become stained from last week’s Italian dinner and you really want to wear it to look nice for your guests. Try soaking stains on clothing with a mixture of cornmeal and either club soda, water, or lemon juice. The cornmeal will hold the liquid in place, soaking up the stain. So when the doorbell rings, you open your door to your guests (or potential buyers), feeling secure that you have done everything you could to make your home presentable, including the people who live there.