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laura staude: It's Spring...Boost your home's curb appeal with 3 tips. - 05/15/12 12:23 PM
Tip #1: If your roof appears old or dingy....it may be time to look into replacement options. People tend to judge a home by the exterior. So if your roof looks old and worn out, people will think your entire home is also. Tip #2: Use your front door to make a statement. Choose a door with a smooth paintable surface so you can make a new statement as often as you would like. You can also install decorative glass inside or next to your door or change out existing glass panes to suit your style. Tip #3: If your window (0 comments)
laura staude: What not to do before buying a home - 05/02/12 12:30 PM
A lender will examine your debt-to-income ratio to qualify you for a mortgage. Debt-to-income ratio is the percentage of your gross monthly income, before taxes, that is reserved to pay down debt. If you're serious about buying a home avoid these common mistakes that will compromise the amount of your approved loan: No new debt! Delay large purchases, this includes jewelry, vacations, appliances and especially vehicles. Hold off on buying a new vehicle, as a sizable monthly car payment can push the debt-to-income percentage over what lenders feel is a safe limit, and you may be denied the loan or have (3 comments)
laura staude: How to sell your home in a buyer's market - 04/24/12 03:27 PM
In today’s buyer’s market it is crucial for sellers to make their home as appealing as possible. Here are ideas that may put your house above the competition in this market. Don’t forget the outdoors when it comes to staging. Remember, curb appeal goes a long way and creates a lasting first impression. Refresh your landscaping, entryways and even outdoor décor to maximize the space. The warmer seasons really let you showcase the outdoor potential of your home. Be realistic and flexible. It is a buyer’s market, so you may need to price your property aggressively. Weigh offers with an open (3 comments)
laura staude: How to get the most return on your remodel investment. What upgrades are worth it. - 04/11/12 11:01 AM
Remodeling Magazine and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently released their report comparing remodeling cost vs. value. The results vary depending on multiple factors including: region, quality of work, value of homes in your neighborhood, and when you plan to sell your home in relation to the completion of the project. According to the overall findings, to boost the value of your home, start by upgrading the exterior. Replace your front door with a steel or fiberglass entry door to add curb appeal and value. Give your home a facelift and dramatically improve your facade by upgrading your existing siding. (1 comments)
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