To stage or not to stage

To stage or not to stage

It’s a question that many real estate agents are asked at the listing appointment. Should we stage our house for potential buyers? As a homeowner one of the main focuses is to sell the house quickly and for top dollar. Of course, that means when selling a house the importance of staging for home buyers comes to mind. When it comes to home staging, should…

Fixer-uppers cost less but are they worth it?

Fixer-uppers cost less but are they worth it?

With all the renovation and fix-it and flip-it shows on HGTV, you might begin to wonder if people actually buy fixer-uppers to live in nowadays. Yes, they do and picking the right one could bring a sense of satisfaction for years to come. But how do you know if you have a good fixer-upper or if you should pass? The biggest attraction to fixer-uppers is…

Budget Friendly Kitchen Makeovers

Budget Friendly Kitchen Makeovers

Ask any homeowner, if you could remodel any part of your house, what would you like to remodel? Mostly likely, a large number of them would reply the kitchen. Why? From food preparation, cooking, eating meals and entertaining guests the kitchen is a home’s hub. It makes sense that most would prefer this room to be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. However, a full…

Transform your deck or patio into a summer entertainment spot

Transform your deck or patio into a summer entertainment spot

Whether you get to celebrate the change of seasons four times a year or just twice, there may be a majority of us who love to entertain outdoors when the weather is just right. Is your backyard ready? Everyone has their own idea of the perfect backyard entertainment area. Depending on your lifestyle and hobbies you enjoy, you may prefer your backyard to be more…

Space saving ideas when you don’t have a walk-in closet

Space saving ideas when you don’t have a walk-in closet

Let’s face it. Not all homes have a walk-in closet. A lot of us wish we could have a large walk-in closet to arrange all our shoes, clothes and other belongings. For those of us who don’t, there is still hope. With some ingenuity your closet and surrounding space can contain all the storage you need in such a fashionable way, your friends may be…

How will the new Fed rate hike affect your home refinance?

How will the new Fed rate hike affect your home refinance?

As a homeowner, talks of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates can cause uncertainty. If rates go too high it could impact one’s ability to pay their mortgage. The Federal Reserve’s increase in interest rates does not only affect mortgage rates, it also influences student loans, credit cards and car loans.  For those living on a limited budget, this could have a major impact. Homeowners…