What is the one thing on the mind of all new homeowners today? It's the immediate image of how their furniture or purpose of rooms and spaces will play out in a potential home. There are a few updates that can and should be implemented before moving in that can make the process much easier as well as reduce work later down the road.
Coat of paint
A new backsplash can transform an entire kitchen. With the right tools and know-how, an average homeowner can construct a backsplash over the course of a weekend or have a professional do it in a matter of hours. A great new backsplash can attract buyers, along with making a kitchen more beautiful and functional.
What Is a Backsplash?
A new report released by ZipRealty today shows that median home sales prices increased a healthy 6.1% year-over-year in April 2014. However, that mid-single digit increase represents a sharp deceleration compared to last year, when the average home sales price was increasing at a 16.4% pace year-over-year. The median sales price in ZipRealty’s 24 metros stood at $277,627 in April 2014.
The big leaders in median home price growth were:
When deciding to have new carpet installed in a home, it's best to find out as much as possible about the installation process as well as the different types of material that are available. New carpet requires a lot of decision-making. They must choose the color and type of carpet they want to have installed as well as determine the overall costs.
With the summer months rapidly approaching, now is the time to start working on your lawn or garden. To get your lawn or garden in tip-top shape, these 10 tools are essential: a rake, garden hoe, spade shovel, flat shovel, wheelbarrow, trowel, pruning shears, water hose, gardening gloves and a hat.
When you want to increase the value of your home or increase its attraction to prospective buyers, there are many things you can do that cost far less than remodeling.
Here are some easy upgrades you can do in a weekend when preparing for a sale:
1. Add more plants to the landscape.
- Have the pool professionally cleaned and keep it covered (unless you're showing your home). This way your pool will stay pristine.
As any real estate agent can tell you, a lot goes in to selling a home. From getting it ready for market, to pricing it correctly, to marketing it effectively, to negotiating the sale, it is a complicated process. In order for the process to be successful, it’s important to have the right agent by your side.