for sale: 5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home For Spring - 03/24/16 03:01 PM
It may still be snowing in some parts of the country, but spring is almost here. Before the flowers start budding outside, refresh the inside of your home to give your interior spaces that springtime glow.
Bring the outdoors inside
Adding fresh plants or flowers to an otherwise ho-hum space can spice things up in the blink of an eye. Even if you don't have a garden full of fresh flowers to choose from, greens make a lovely addition to your living room, or even an eye-catching centerpiece for your dining room table. Better Homes and Gardens suggests gathering a few fresh fern … (1 comments)

for sale: Is Your Furnace Affecting Your Indoor Air Quality? - 02/17/16 04:30 AM
The push to make our houses as energy-efficient as possible has, in some cases, led to unintended consequences. Because modern houses are less drafty due to tighter-fitting windows, doors and weather stripping, pollutants that were vented in the past are trapped inside. Most of the pollutants are relatively harmless, but some can be dangerous, and they all contribute to what some people call "sick house syndrome."
"Pollutants" is a broad term, and can include things like dust mites, pet dander, mold spores and viruses, as well as gaseous pollutants like tobacco smoke and the off-gassing from paints, cleaning products and some building … (0 comments)

for sale: How To Keep From Going House Poor - 02/16/16 07:45 PM
The only thing worse than not being able to buy a home when you want to is owning a home and not being able to do anything but sit inside because after your house payment, HOA fee, taxes, and household bills, there's nothing left.
A few smart strategies can help you avoid becoming house poor.
Think hard about that preapproval amount
Just because the bank tells you that you can buy a $400,000 home doesn't mean you have to spend all $400,000. It might be that you're not comfortable with a payment that high if it means you won't have a cushion and can't … (2 comments)

for sale: Shared Equity: Helping Family Members Buy Their House - 02/09/16 02:46 AM
Your son and daughter-in-law want to purchase their first house, but their income will not carry the mortgage. There are a number of ways you can help them out. This column will focus only on a concept known as "shared equity".
This is an arrangement where you -- as investors -- own a portion of the property with your children. Under a shared equity arrangement, there generally are two separate entities. You (and your spouse, if applicable) would be considered the owner-investors, and your son and daughter-in-law would be considered the owner-occupants. The four of you would take title to the property. … (0 comments)

for sale: Open House Sign Rules Are Frequently Disobeyed - 02/09/16 02:03 AM
Because open houses are an important part of the real estate business, it follows that open house directional signs are an important part of the real estate business. Yet, while open houses are not particularly controversial, a great deal of controversy centers around open house signs. (For purposes of this discussion open house signs refers to off-site open house directional signs.)
It may come as a surprise to many real estate agents -- especially new ones -- that many people do not like open house signs. They especially do not like forests of open house signs. The second surprise in this regard … (0 comments)

for sale: Garage Sales Guides: No Prices on Anything! - 05/04/15 10:17 AM
Instead of placing price tags, tell your costumers as soon as they come up the driveway, “Everything is negotiable!”
When someone asks, “How much do you want for this?” you can say, I’d love $60 for it... but I will take $20.” It also aids if you pause long enough before giving the final price as if you are saying “This is very painful thing to come down this low. It is amazing that some buyers once they heard the statement, they give the price rather than negotiate further...maybe because you already did the negotiating for them.
Do’s and Don’ts”:
DO give a … (0 comments)

for sale: 4BR 3BA Spacious ranch with fireplace and built-ins Independence,MO - 04/08/15 06:39 AM
4BR 3BA Spacious ranch with fireplace and built-ins


for sale: Spacious 3 bedroom 1.5 story with a like new interior Kansas City, KS - 04/08/15 05:14 AM
Spacious 3 bedroom 1.5 story with a like new interior


for sale: 2BR 1.5BA Ranch in Weston Remodeled Kitchen Weston,MO - 04/08/15 04:17 AM
2BR 1.5BA Ranch in Weston Remodeled Kitchen


for sale: 5BR 3.5BA Historic Van Noy Mansion 2.5 gated acres in Kansas City, MO - 04/08/15 03:47 AM
5BR 3.5BA Historic Van Noy Mansion 2.5 gated acres


for sale: 5 Smart Value Strategies to Win Sellers Over - 01/21/15 09:59 AM
Buyers who fixate on purchase price and mortgage size often overlook opportunities to save money on both.
Usually, the lower the purchase price, the smaller the mortgage a buyer must borrow. We're not suggesting that buyers buy less or resort to trickery or pressure to arrive at an attractive lower purchase price. Nor, are we suggesting a price chopped by tens of thousands. Instead, by adding value to the components of an offer, a lower purchase price may be acceptable to the seller.
Market value is not one price, but is represented by a price range. This means a property can … (1 comments)

for sale: Seller's Advice: Spend a Little, Raise The Price a Lot - 09/19/14 02:07 PM
Your real estate professional is probably advising you to declutter, stage your home, plant new flowers, and make numerous repairs and updates. You may be reluctant to get started because of the costs, but according to home valuation site HomeGain, improvements like these can actually make you more money when you sell your home.
Under HomeGain's Tools for Sellers, you can find the Home Sale Maximizer tool, where HomeGain has identified the top 10 home improvements under $1,500.
These add the most to home sellers' bottom line, and are recommended by over 600 real estate professionals across the nation.
The … (1 comments)

for sale: 3 Home Renovations For Maximum ROI - 09/13/14 03:27 AM
The National Association of Home Builders' Remodeling Marketing Index (RMI) for Q2 2014 has a composite score of 56, up three points from Q1. A reading over 50 indicates that more homeowners and remodeling firms are reporting renovation activity versus inactivity. Large jobs costing over $25,000 scored a 54. The RMI has now been above the 50-point mark since April of 2013.
Regional differences play a major role when deciding on renovations. Georgia and other southern states typically have lower labor costs than the New England area. Remodeling magazine, in it's 2014 Cost Vs. Value (CVV) Report, found that the national … (1 comments)

for sale: Move-up Mania - 09/13/14 03:22 AM
You've got equity to spare. Your 2,000 square feet is starting to feel more like 200. All the neighbors are doing it. It's time to play a game of Move-up Mania!
Homeownership isn't the American dream - moving up and up to get to the home you really want is, right? Is it time for you to play the game? Answer the following questions and find out.
1. How close are you to being free and clear?
Depending on how long you have been in your house and whether or not you have been overpaying your mortgage, you might be … (1 comments)

for sale: Water Heater Maintenance 101 - 09/06/14 05:28 AM
Water heaters generally have a lifespan of 8-12 years, but as with anything, the better care you take of it, the longer it will last. There are several easy "set it and forget it" tips that you can use with your water heater, like keeping the thermostat at 120 degrees, and always maintain two feet of clearance around the appliance. You can also conserve money on your gas bill by setting your heater to its "vacation" setting when leaving town. This will keep the pilot light going without heating the water.
Water heater maintenance goes well beyond just checking the thermostat, … (2 comments)

for sale: Who Pays For Homeowner Association Documents? - 09/06/14 05:21 AM
When a condominium is sold, who should pay the cost of providing the buyer with various HOA (Homeowner Association) documents, the buyer or the seller?
The purchase and sale of a condominium unit can often be more complicated, involve more paperwork, and have proportionately higher expenses than the sale of a free-standing single family home. This doesn't just apply to condominiums; it is also true of sales in other sorts of common-interest developments, e.g. a free-standing home in a development that has a homeowner association with community-owned property such as a clubhouse, pools, playgrounds, streets, etc.
In these transactions expenses are … (0 comments)

for sale: How To Create a Homework Haven for Your Child - 09/06/14 05:05 AM
Hard work and dedication are keys to every student's success, but so is having the right environment to do homework. Children can truly benefit from working in a quiet haven away from distractions where they can be comfortable and productive.
You can help your child create a homework haven. All you need is a dedicated space that can be kept clean and organized, that is large enough to hold your child's projects, and that is out of the way of household traffic and other distractions.
Start early
If your child learns good habits as soon as he or she is … (0 comments)

for sale: Highlight Specialty Rooms When Selling Home - 09/06/14 05:02 AM
Many homeowners understand the importance of making their kitchen, master bedroom, and bathroom stand out when it comes to selling their homes.
But helping buyers see other areas of the home that are designed for special purposes, such as a media room, kids' study hall, or art studio can also generate a lot of buyer interest.
If you have a room or space in your home that isn't really being used, consider staging it as a specialty room. Perhaps it let's in the perfect morning light for an artist studio. You can place an easel and some art decor that helps … (0 comments)

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