Despite fears of a double-dip recession, home owners are choosing to invest more money in upgrading their homes. Home owners who can’t afford to sell their properties and buy new are realizing if they can’t move anytime soon, they want to fix up the home they have.
Many buyers are demanding perfection in home’s today.
Staging a home to perfection can certainly get buyers’ attention, but pricing the home to sell is what often will get them in the front door, housing experts say.
Home buyers are increasingly reporting they want more energy savings, and plenty of homes are promoting “Energy Star” home appliances to help satisfy that desire. But some say that too many appliances are earning the “Energy Star” designation, and it’s starting to lose its impact.
When upgrading, home owners often seek features that aren’t only desirable to them but also what will add value to the home when it comes time for resale.
Kelly O’Ryan, an office manager for Coldwell Banker in Lexington, Mass., recently highlighted several tips of what home owners shouldn’t do when trying to sell their home in an article at RISMedia.
Although they can put you to the test, with a little imagination, it’s possible--even on a limited budget--to make sectional couches work to your advantage if that’s all you have to be inspired by.
Purchasing a home is often the biggest financial investment your customers will make, so opting to have a “background check” conducted on a property before deciding to buy is becoming more commonplace.
The trend of the shrinking home size may finally be leveling off, according to the latest Home Design Trends Survey by the American Institute of Architects.
Married couples no longer hold the majority in households. In 1960, married couples made up 75 percent of total households. In 2010, that percentage has dropped to 48 percent.
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