Picture this, the stager you hired has left, your house has never looked so pristine and beautiful. It’s an amazing thing, but we understand if you’re stressed about keeping your home in tip-top shape - especially if you have kids and pets. Luckily there are plenty of things that you can do to keep your home stunning, here you will find a few tips to keep your well-staged home intact, even when you’re still living in it.
Summer has come and gone with the temperature only cooling down more and more, however; the housing market is only heating up. Although you may have dedicated a good amount of time to sprucing up your home and adding summertime touches, we must now prepare for a whole new season. With fall comes a whole new list of to-dos for what your home needs in order to look its best, especially when it’s on or going to be on the market. Curb appeal makes a major impact on whether a potential buyer is excited about buying your home, or wants to skip the house tour altogether. So, we’ve compiled a list of the best things sellers can do to add curb appeal to their homes this fall.
We’re in the midst of some very trying and unprecedented times, with events and regular entertainment on hold for the foreseeable future. A lot of people are taking extra precaution and staying in - but we’re all going a little stir crazy. So instead of highlighting events around New Hampshire and Massachusetts, we’re going to give you a few cleaning tips and tricks you wish you had all along!
We’re faced with four unique seasons here in the Northeast. With each season comes with its own set of challenges that pertain to selling a home. Today, let’s talk about prepping your home to go to market in the midst of autumn.
You may think that the first thing buyers notice about your home is its size, the layout of the floorplan, or even those shiny new appliances in your kitchen. The truth is that a buyer’s first impression is often set by things that sellers don’t think about.
Many buyers want a move-in ready home, but with the tight market and New England’s older housing stock, it’s not always possible to purchase one. If everything you can afford needs a little updating, you need a general idea if you could realistically afford to make updates over time and eventually be happy with the home. While different contractors and the size and scope of projects will affect pricing, there are some basic averages you can look to when deciding if certain projects are feasible.
When you’re looking at homes, you may encounter a few properties on the market that have completely different types of mechanical systems than the others you’ve looked at. This can include anything from how the house gets its water supply to how bathroom waste is managed. Before you buy a home, it’s helpful to understand what types of water and septic systems are in place. If you’re shopping for rural homes, you may encounter private systems, like private wells for water and septic tanks.
This past winter was a season of high winds, high water, lots of snow being plowed and sub-zero temperatures. As a result, your curb appeal might be a little worse for the wear. But, there are things you can do now that the snow has melted to give your home a visual boost and help potential buyers see all of its potential beauty. Take advantage of the warmer weather to fix these five common post-winter curb appeal issues.