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  • Increase your home’s value with these 4 outdoor improvements   A 2016 National Association of REALTORS® report on the impact of remodeling outdoors showed the importance the outdoors is playing in the way buyers see your home. According to the report, outdoor remodeling projects add value to a home on resale, while also making homeowners who plan to stay in their homes happier.   With outdoor fireplaces or fire pits and comfortable seating, small gathering spaces are poised to overtake larger backyards as the most... Read More
  • Top 10 Remodeling Projects With the Best ROI   Every smart homeowner knows that major—or even minor—remodeling projects should be undertaken with one eye on design and the other on the ROI. You want to be comfortable with whatever return on investment you receive for upgrading your home because, unfortunately, many upgrades won’t entirely recoup their cost upon sale. But the use you get out of the home with the upgrade might still make the construction worthwhile, regardless of the ultimate... Read More
  • Why Work With a Certified Residential Specialist? What is a CRS? A CRS REALTOR® is a Certified Residential Specialist—one of the top 3 percent of real estate agents in the U.S. CRS agents have more experience and training than the average REALTOR® and they are part of a community of REALTORS® dedicated to improving the real estate industry for homebuyers and sellers everywhere. Why Work With a Certified Residential Specialist Agent? Buying or selling your home is one of the biggest and most... Read More
  • 7 Repairs to Make Before Selling Your Home You want to sell your home quickly and profitably, but you may have a few repairs to make first. But how do you know which repairs are worth doing, and which ones are better left to the buyer? Here are a few tips: Focus on the exterior. First impressions are lasting impressions, so be sure the outside of your home is clean and inviting. Paint or replace shutters that are faded or worn, update landscaping and make sure your front entrance is welcoming to visitors. Play it... Read More
  • 3 Home Remodeling Trends Buyers Love Buyers these days are looking for increasingly functional home design. When investing in a major remodel, remember that while a quick paint job or some new tile will assuredly spiff up the place, truly appealing to today’s buyers means giving some thought to functionality. Here are three home remodeling trends buyers love—that promise to deliver on your investment. An open floor plan The popularity of open floor plans is undeniable, but remember that achieving... Read More