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Cutting Moving Costs

Changing residences can be a difficult process, often having a negative impact on your pocketbook. However, there are ways to cut back on moving costs in order to ensure you have some spare change available. The authors at HGTV’s FrontDoor offer 10 tips to cut moving costs, several of which are presented below.

  1. If you don’t need it, don’t pay to move it.
    Movers base their prices on what you’re shipping, so cutting down on clutter will simplify your life and lighten up the load in the moving truck. We’re talking to you, the owner of the treadmill-turned-drying-rack. You can sell what you don’t need or donate it to charity.
  2. If possible, schedule your relocation after peak moving season.
    Most people choose to move in the summer months, when the kids are out of school. The least expensive time of the year to move is between October and April, so if it’s possible to postpone your move, you could save some money.
  3. Get at least three in-home estimates.
    If you’re hiring a professional mover to do the heavy lifting and packing, prices can vary widely between companies. To make sure you’re getting the best deal possible, get at least three estimates.

For the full list of tips, please click on the full article link below. Keller Williams agents are experts in all things real estate, and can provide you with further advice for buying or selling a home. Contact us today for more information!

Source: FrontDoor | Full Article

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How can I save on landscaping?

Ensuring that your home has curb appeal is a surefire way to attract potential buyers and enhance your chances of obtaining a quick sale. Though sometimes overlooked, a home with a well-landscaped yard can have a drastic impact on those who view it. Although professional landscaping isn’t cheap, taking the time to do the work yourself can have many benefits. A recent article posted on CNNMoney outlines several steps you can take to get your home looking picture-perfect at a fraction of the price. Several of the tips are listed below.

  1. Broaden the beds
  2. Focus on foliage
  3. Accent the architecture
  4. Trim with technique

For more information on how these steps can contribute to your curb appeal (including a full description of each of the items listed above), please click the full article link below. As always, contact us today for all of your real estate needs in Greater Lafayette!

Source: CNNMoney | Full Article

Tips For Making Your Home Saleable

For any homeowner, the idea of putting a house up on the market may seem daunting. What are the steps that should be taken in order to ensure the best possible outcome for showings and an eventual sale?

Thankfully, the folks at REALTOR.com have provided a couple of tips that can easily be followed to prep your home for sale. Additionally, they have offered some advice on what you can do to increase the quality of showings scheduled once your home is up on the market. Tips include:

  • Keep counter tops cleared
  • Replace all burned out light bulbs
  • Open all drapes and window blinds
  • Put pets in cages or take them to a neighbor
  • No dirty dishes in the sink

For the full list of tips, please see the link below, and for more information on selling your home, contact us today!

Source: REALTOR.com | Full Article

 

This Month in Real Estate Video – June 2012

June’s “This Month in Real Estate” video has been released. This edition’s top story concerns the most common repairs homeowners make before putting a house on the market. For the full story and more, click the “Play” button below.

For more information on the real estate market or to speak to one of our agents about buying or selling a home, contact us today!

This Month in Real Estate Video – February 2011

February’s “This Month in Real Estate” video has been released. The February edition discusses a NAR report detailing that 89% of all home buyers begin their search on the Internet. As such, those who are interested in selling their home should place a great emphasis on how their home is marketed online.

The video also includes tips for selling your home during the winter months. Sellers should price their homes correctly, stage well, and look to benefit from the many aforementioned buyers who begin their search on the Internet. Access the video by clicking the “Play” button below.

A Keller Williams agent can walk you through every step of selling your home – contact us today for more information!

Checklist for November home maintenance

A recent story published at MSN Real Estate details several steps homeowners can take to keep their home in top shape during the late fall and early winter months.

Some of the topics covered include maintaining large appliances, cleaning out closets, and cleaning leaves from gutters.

For the full article and more items to add to your checklist, click the “Full Article” link below, and for all of your real estate needs, please contact us!

Source: MSN Real Estate | Full Article

Your First Purchase: Starter Home or Dream Home?

Is this your first home?

Committing to your first home purchase can be an incredibly difficult decision to make. In addition to questions about rooms, lot sizes, and relative location to schools and other amenities, you may also find yourself wondering: Do I see myself in this home 30 years from now?

In the past, the general consensus was that your first home should be ideal, and include everything you would ever want in a house, both now and in the future. However, some market experts today suggest that buying a starter home could be a wise investment.

Please click the link below for the full article from MSN Real Estate on your first home purchase, and for further questions regarding buying or selling real estate, contact us!

Source: MSN Real Estate | Full Article

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