Get the space you dream of or a return on your investment (or both) with these tips.
Whether you’re ready to make your home your own or hoping to get a return on your investment, there are several ways to increase your home’s value. Some are relatively simple while others require a greater investment of time and money. To help you along the way, we’ve compiled some of the best things you can do to up your property value. All you need to do is bring the budget and the elbow grease.
Increase... read more
Revealing the truths of home renovation and house flipping
We hate to burst your bubble, but it’s time the truth came out. Not all of home renovation is as it seems on reality television.
You can’t blame us for believing. After all, reality television makes it all look so easy to find and flip a fixer upper. Renovations go off without a hitch. It nearly always comes in under budget. And in the end, everything looks amazing, like a picture in a magazine.
But the truth of the matt... read more
Hint: Inventory shortage set to continue...
There continues to be good news for home sellers in our region and challenging news for home buyers in the coming months. Demand continues to remain high in the midst of an inventory shortage, which shows no signs of abating anytime soon.
For sellers, that means it’s likely going to remain a good time to sell, with loads of competition for starter- and mid-range residential properties commanding favorable prices. For buyers, it means finding the home of your dreams ... read more
Whether buying, selling or updating, what’s in and out matters
Home design trends are ever-evolving, and it can be tough to stay on top of them. Yet as a property owner, no one wants to have the house that looks dated; it can signal a lack of care and upkeep. And that becomes even more important to consider when it’s time to sell and move into your next dream home.
So what’s on trend in 2019? Let’s take a look.
Large art that makes an impression
If you’ve got a gallery wall, it... read more
Here in the River Valley, we’ve waited a long — and we mean long — time for summer, so kick it off in style next week for your 4th of July outdoor get-together. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or fussy. The point is to have fun.
Our top five tips for outdoor entertaining can help.
1. Define your space. Decide where in your yard you want people to gather. If it’s a cozy few, perhaps you just want to use your deck or patio, in which case your space is already defined for you. If you... read more