With so many magazine articles and television shows about real estate, a lot of people think they know everything there is to know about selling their home: upgrade your home to increase its value, price your home based on comparables, invite the neighborhood in during an open house, wait for that over-asking offer. But sellers who follow this advice might not receive any offers. If you want to swap your For Sale sign for a Sold one, learn how to avoid the common misconceptions about home selling… Read More
The kitchen is a central place in the home where family members gather for food and fellowship. Creating a beautiful, welcoming kitchen space makes food prep and mealtime enjoyable for everyone. Kitchen renovations also boast a high resale value, which is important if you’re anticipating selling your home in the near future. As you start to sketch out ideas for your upcoming remodel, think about the following 2017 kitchen trends.
1. Gray Cabinetry
While white remains a popular choice for kitchen remodels, gray is quickly rising in popularity. When paired with another dark neutral, such as black… Read More
For over 30 years, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (NAHB/HMI) has surveyed home builders about their levels of confidence in the single-family housing market. Builders are asked to rate both their current sales and future sales as good, fair, or poor. In addition, builders are asked to evaluate prospective buyer traffic as high, average, or low. The scores determine the strength of the single-family housing… Read More
When it comes to home décor, curtains are an important aspect in any room in your home. They help bring more color or texture to the space and really tie a room together. Unfortunately, there are some mistakes many people make when buying or hanging their curtains. Here are some mistakes to avoid:
Not Measuring the Windows If you’re planning on buying new curtains, don’t just assume a standard-size curtain panel is going to work. Measure the width and the length of every single window to get the right size. Write the details down on paper, taking note of the window’s size and its location. Hanging Curtains from the Top Edge of the Windows Another common mistake people make with curtains is hanging them too low. Hanging the curtains… Read More
Life changes often mean tax changes. Whether it’s getting married, buying or selling a home, moving abroad, or having a baby, misunderstanding the tax and financial implications of these life changes can lead to taxpayers making mistakes or leaving money on the table.
Depending on your situation, there are new tax implications that will impact your benefits, tax bill, and how you file. If you experienced… Read More