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So You Want to Sell Your House - 07/30/10 11:24 AM
(A list for home sellers) It is time to move on; you want to sell your house. Maybe you need a bigger house, or it is time to downsize, you want to move to a new school district, or a different part of the country. Whatever your reasons are for selling your home; don't just list it, prepare it first. It is so much better to spend a little time and money preparing your house for a sale than lowering your price because it isn't selling. Step one - Think about why you bought the house. What were the features you (8 comments)
I love spending time at my beach house; I grew up on the North Fork of Long Island and spent every summer at my family's beach house on the Long Island Sound. When I was a child, the beach house was 2 bedrooms, a living and kitchen combo, and a screened in porch. We spent summers with no TV or phone, barefoot, in bathing suits until dark, then in PJs. We swam, played games, had bonfires, told ghost stories and spent long days surrounded by family. As I grew up we added onto the house, there were more bedrooms and (4 comments)
Less is More - 07/21/10 11:17 AM
Fashion applies to home staging. Colors that appeal to buyers in fashion, can translate into home fashion as well. Did you ever wonder what colors to use in a room? Take a look in the closet. Basic colors usually are found in abundance, and the bright colors in smaller numbers. Neutral colors with pops of more intense colors also appeal to the home buyer. Build a wardrobe around basic clothing colors, a room around basic neutrals. Accessorize with the stronger colors in your wardrobe and do the same in a room. Stagers go into homes and usually start by de-cluttering, depersonalizing (9 comments)
The ABCs of Home Staging - 07/20/10 10:55 AM
ABCs of Home Staging by Cindy Garruba of North Fork Home Staging A Arrange furniture to open up your space B Brighten and lighten each room C Clean up the Clutter D Dust and clean every surface E Eliminate Excess F Focal point in each room G Give each room a purpose H Home Staging will Help sell your House I Identify the best features of your home emphasize them J Judge what really needs to be in a room, take out the rest K Keep your house neat L Lights should all be on when buyers visit M Make every (15 comments)
Staging the North Fork Home - 07/17/10 09:25 PM
The North Fork of Long Island is a beautiful place to live. To the north of the fork is the beautiful Long Island Sound, scenic views and spectacular sunsets. On the south is the peaceful Peconic Bay, sunrises on the bay start each day beautifully. The North Fork is comprised of Southold Town and a majority of the Town of Riverhead, dotted with quaint rural hamlets, each as unique as the next. The farms, vineyards, beaches and villages attract visitors and enhance the living experience for all the residents of the North Fork. When you are selling your North Fork home, (0 comments)
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