“Renovating a home with the right features can not only recoup the cost—it can help you sell your place much faster,” advises Jessica Lautz, managing director of survey research at the National Association of REALTORS®. “That means a quick transition into your dream home.” But which amenities are in highest demand? Check this LIST.
The winter season brings more foot traffic, which can be risky on a home. How do you prevent scratches and stains that result in costly floor repairs? Read more HERE.
While it’s easy to sell the homes they are flipping, at often at a premium above asking price, the problem is finding properties to buy at a deep enough discount to come out ahead after carrying costs and rehab of the home. Click HERE to read about the habits of effective home flippers.
Hardwood floors can get scratched up, whether by moving furniture or rambunctious kids. But many scratches can be easy to repair.
“Surface scratches are caused by everyday use, grit on the bottom of shoes, or running a vacuum cleaner across the floor,” Brett Miller, vice president of education and certification for the National Wood Flooring Association, told realtor.com®. “Anything that can run across the surface of the floor can cause scratches.”
When painting a room, the time, effort, and money you spend on the materials can make a big difference. Josh Max, a professional painter with 10 years of experience, detailed the “right” way to paint in a recent article in The New York Times.
What are the main problems encountered with delayed settlements? Real estate pros report these issues.
Don’t just ooh and aah at the fresh paint and staged furniture at an open house. Train yourself to look for the telltale signs of problems beneath the carefully polished facade. Watch the video HERE.