September 2017

Found 4 blog entries for September 2017.

How to Increase a Home's Value With Home ImprovementWhen planning to put a home up for sale, the price is one of the most important things, and homeowners want to get the maximum amount possible out of it. Here are six different home improvement projects any homeowner can do to boost that bottom line.

Try a New Coat of Paint

Painting is a staple of home improvement projects, and that’s because it works. A fresh coat of paint can make rooms look clean and new, and that in turn can earn favor from buyers. The color of the paint is just as important, if not more so. Neutral colors appeal to the most people because they’re easy to both work with or paint over, should the new owner have other colors in mind. The average gallon of paint only costs around $25–30, so painting doesn’t require any large

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How to Stage a Home to Sell as Quickly as PossibleBefore you list your home for sale, it's important to stage your property. Staging is often done in phases, starting with getting organized and finishing with one final deep cleaning. Knowing the basics of home staging can help you get ready to sell your house.

Get Organized

Getting organized is an involved process that may involve purging, purchasing organizational systems and removing clutter from your home. This is usually done in stages and can take months to complete, so many home sellers will start this process months in advance of selling their New Eastside home.

To start, get rid of unnecessary clutter including old bills, unwanted clothes, unused holiday decorations, duplicate books, VHS tapes, toys your children have outgrown and

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How to Appeal to the Five Senses When Showing Your HomeWhen buyers come into a home, they will use their senses to get a feel for whether or not the house is right for them. These showing tips help home sellers create a delightful experience for all of the senses during a home showing.


Putting everything into the right appearance within the home is the major goal of staging design. It requires a certain balance that can direct the eye to the best spots without overwhelming anyone. The goal is to promote pleasure and moderate attraction. Lighting should be soft but sufficient, not harsh. Colors should be carefully selected, with bold hues in limited quantity. Designs may be made in a broader layout to avoid seeming cluttered. Everything in each room should appear comfortable, well-placed and

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What to Know About a Home Down PaymentAre you a first time home buyer? You should know that there are ways to put less down on the purchase of a home, leaving more money in your bank account. However, what are a few things you need to know about a down payment before ever looking at available properties?

Homeowners can get a head start on the home buying process by calculating how much house they can reasonably afford and home much money they will need to put down as a down payment. Understand more about the down payment, traditional expectations from lenders, special programs and more in this home buyer's guide.

What to Know About the Down Payment

Lenders want to make sure you are invested in the property. Therefore, they desire a significant down payment on the purchase of a

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