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How Older Homes Beat New Homes

Tuesday Apr 4th, 2017

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For a society that likes shiny new things, the latest research could foreshadow a surprising trend -- homebuyers choosing older homes over new construction. Why? The prices and operating costs can vary widely. In August 2014, the median sales price of new homes sold was $275,600, while the median price of older homes was $219,000. Taxes and insurance may cost less for an older home. People are often wowed when they go into a builder's model and see how beautiful it is. It has the... [read more]

Updating The Bath: Standalone Tubs

Tuesday Apr 4th, 2017

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One of the hottest interior design trends today is the standalone tub. From classic clawfoot models to more modern shapes, the tub is having a renaissance. "A renewed interest in the freestanding tub has seen design firms rolling out an array of amazing bathtubs that are aesthetic and economically viable," said Decoist. "Bringing along with it an aura of luxury, elegance and affluence, the standalone bathtub is all about revving up the style quotient of your bathroom... [read more]

Looking at Homes: Open Houses & Showings

Tuesday Apr 4th, 2017

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The right way to examine a home in person Two Ways To View A Home When you spot a listing that interests you, either through the daily MLS listings that your Realtor sends you or by some other means, the listing will contain some basic property information and pictures.  But as a Realtor®, I have the full scoop on the property – so it’s best to call or email me right away saying you are interested in a home, so I can find out more details for you... [read more]

8 DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS FOR OLDER HOMES

Tuesday Apr 4th, 2017

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Older homes often have so much character and history that decorating them can be quite a challenge. How do you balance upgrading the home’s décor and still be able to manage preserving some of the home’s features? We’re here to the rescue! Buying an older home doesn’t mean being stuck in the past, it is actually a leap into the future! With these 8 awesome decorating tips and tricks for older homes, you’ll be at the forefront of a home décor... [read more]

Great Home Updates You Can Do For Under $100

Tuesday Apr 4th, 2017

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A sushi dinner. A Saturday night movie for four (with popcorn). A new pair of Nikes. They'll all cost you about $100. But wouldn't you rather put that money toward something that'll make you smile whenever you walk in the room? Take that 100 bucks and freshen up something in your home. It'll be money well spent. "Updating your home can be a huge undertaking and cost a lot of money, but it doesn't have to be! For under $100, simple updates like a coat of paint,... [read more]

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