Home Warranties: The Basics
https://brightnest.com/posts/home-warranties-the-basics If you stop and think about it, your basement can be a scary place. Not in the “there’s a monster in the basement!” kind of way. More in the “if something down there breaks, I can’t pay for it” sense. For example, if your hard-working sump pump breaks down, it can cost as much as $2,000 […]
Reduce Allergens In Your Home
https://brightnest.com/todos/reduce-allergens-in-your-home–2 WHY DO THIS? It’s hard to enjoy the perks of spring when flowers make you sneeze like a banshee and budding trees make your eyes water faster than the end of Titanic. You can’t stop trees from pollinating or grass from growing, but you can keep allergens out of your abode! If allergies have […]
Curb Appeal, How Important Is It?
Curb appeal is exactly what it sounds like, how appealing does the house or property look as you drive past it for the first time? Is the lawn overgrown? Are there visible weeds? Is there debris in the yard? Is it landscaped? How about the house itself? Is there any peeling paint? Faded or discolored […]
18 Ways to Prep Your Home’s Exterior for the Spring Market
By Charlene Storozuk, Dezigner Digz Spring is in the air in some parts of Canada and the U.S., although it hasn’t quite reached my little corner of the world yet. This is the time of year when thoughts turn to spring cleaning; whether or not you’re selling your home. Of course, if you are listing anytime soon, you’ll […]
2013 Home Buying Season Kicks Off Early
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013 Home prices are rising, the number of homes for-sale is showing a slight increase, and homes are selling faster—all signs that spring is in the air in real estate, according to the latest MLS data released by realtor.com®. Nationwide, median list prices continue to tick up, […]
Take Note of the Floor ~ Buyers Certainly Will!
By Tim Richmond, guest contributor Flooring is a major component of a house — and its real estate value. Whether it’s carpet, tile, marble, or hardwood, the flooring of the home serves as an important financial and practical asset. Quality flooring can increase the home’s value, and it’s vital to take proper care of it. […]
10 Home Maintenance Tips For Spring
By Inman News Feed The sun is peeking out and the plants are starting to blossom, so it must be about time for spring chores again. Here’s my annual spring checklist of important issues to tend to around the house. 1. Roofing repairs: If you suspect winter storms may have damaged your roof, it needs to […]
What Home Buyers Really Want in 2013
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, MARCH 04, 2013 Home buyers want energy efficiency, according to a new study released by the National Association of Home Builders titled, “What Home Buyers Really Want.” Four of the top-ranked home features involve saving energy. For example, 94 percent of buyers surveyed say they want energy-star rated appliances. […]
Mortgage Rates Move Lower!!
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, MARCH 01, 2013 After mostly holding steady the last few weeks, mortgage rates inched down this week, giving housing a boost leading up to the spring home buying season, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. Freddie Mac reported the following national averages with rates for the […]
60% of Single-Family Renters Plan to Buy Within Five Years
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 Renters of single-family homes are twenty-five percent more likely than apartment tenants to stay in their current homes fives years or longer, according to a new survey by Opinion Research Corporation. The finding suggests that “demand for single-family homes, the fastest growing rental category, will be […]