advice: State Wide Realty: Ready, Set Your Price & Sell! - 05/21/20 11:32 AM
State Wide Realty:
Farmville, VA 
Ready, Set Your Price & Sell!
There are many things to consider when figuring an asking price for your home.
How much do you owe on the home? This will let you know what your bottom dollar needs to be and then you can figure a price after you include fees such as commission, deeds, inspections, etc.
What are similar homes in the area selling for? Look for homes with similar square footage, land size, construction year and upgrades. Check out homes that have recently sold and that are currently on the market so you will know your … (0 comments)

advice: State Wide Realty: Buying a Home that can suit you for the long term. - 05/19/20 01:16 PM
State Wide Realty: Farmville, VA
Buying a Home that can suit you for the long term.
Whether you are buying for the first time or need to move due to a life change, there are things you should consider to be sure your new home will bring you enjoyment and be functional both now and in the future.
Size Matters:
That 2-bedroom bungalow may have all the charm you want but will be outgrown quickly if kids come in the future or family comes to visit. Look for a home that will provide you the bedrooms and bathrooms you will need to function without causing … (0 comments)

advice: State Wide Realty Tips: Commonly Used Real Estate Abbreviations - 05/14/20 11:56 AM
State Wide Realty Tips:
Commonly Used Abbreviations 
In Real Estate
 
When looking at a listing for a house, land or commercial property you may find some abbreviations that have you wondering… what is that? Here are a few to help you figure out what the listing is really saying.
Common Abbreviations for House/Commercial Listings:
BR: is commonly used to refer to bedrooms.
BA: is commonly used to refer to bathrooms.
SQFT: is used to refer to the square footage of the property.
Det: means detached for example there is a detached garage that is not connected to the home or the home is not attached to another dwelling (like … (0 comments)

advice: State Wide Realy Co Farmville, VA: Info On Appraisals - 05/08/20 01:15 PM
State Wide Realy Co: Farmville, VA
Info On Appraisals
There are many steps to home or land purchases one of which may be an appraisal.
What is the Purpose of an Appraisal?
A real estate appraiser determines the value of the property being bought based on the economy, location of the property, and any improvements (e.g. house, well, septic,etc.) that are on the property.
Why is an Appraisal Important?
An appraisal can mean the difference between a deal going through or not or can be utilized to settle right of way or easement issues with a property. This among other things is the reason it … (3 comments)

advice: State Wide Realty Co: Farmville, VA How Does Your Garden Grow? - 04/27/20 02:00 PM
State Wide Realty Co: Farmville, VA
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Ten Things to Know When Planting a Garden
This is the time we see the stores stocking the essentials for spring planting season whether it is flowers or vegetables. Here are 10 things to consider when planting a garden.
1. Provide a level surface. This can be done by grading an existing area or by making raised beds to plant in. AVOID planting on an incline so you won’t risk water runoff before it can absorb into the ground.
2. Loosen the soil before you plant. Tilling a larger area or using a shovel … (2 comments)

advice: State Wide Realty Co:What to Consider When Buying A Home - 04/24/20 11:10 AM
State Wide Realty Co:
Farmville, VA
What to Consider When Buying A Home
 
Buying A Home
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions most people will make in their life. It involves a long-term commitment financially and emotionally, but it can also be a very exciting and rewarding experience.
When buying a new home, there are a few things to consider:
· What monthly payment can I afford?
· What am I looking for in a home?
· Which State Wide Realty Company REALTOR® do I work with?
· Once I find a home to purchase, what do I need to do next?
· How much cash do I need at … (0 comments)

advice: State Wide Realty Tip: Protect your privacy when selling your home - 04/20/20 11:46 AM
State Wide Realty Tip: 
Farmville, VA 
Ways to protect your privacy when selling your home
It is stressful enough when you invite family and friends to your home not to mention when you put your home on the market and now people you have never met will be coming in your home. Here are a few things to do to keep your privacy while strangers are viewing your home.
Tip #1: You want to make sure you put anything away that has your full name, address and a company name on it such as bills. Also make sure that you don’t have diplomas or marriage … (0 comments)

advice: State Wide Realty Tip: Making a Good Impression - 04/08/20 12:54 PM
State Wide Realty Tip: 
Making a Good Impression
When selling your home there are numerous things to think of. One important thing to consider is what kind of impression does your home make when someone enters it? No one is saying it can’t look like you still live in the home you are trying to sell, it just shouldn’t look like you aren’t going to move anytime soon. Here are a few things to keep in mind when selling your home.
First, try to limit the amount of personal affects you display such as kid’s artwork, family photos, and such. When others come to … (0 comments)

advice: State Wide Realty Tips: How to Declutter Your Kitchen - 03/25/20 11:44 AM
State Wide Realty Tips: Farmville, VA
How to Declutter Your Kitchen
The kitchen is a high traffic area in the home whether you are a cook or not. Your kitchen is a gathering spot for catching up and also for those things that magically appear and end up in the “junk drawer(s).” When the clutter takes over it can make any kitchen, no matter the size, feel cramped and nonfunctional. Here are a few ways to help you organize your stuff and keep the kitchen free from clutter chaos.
Tip #1: Clean off the countertops.
                Only keep on the counters small appliances you use … (0 comments)

advice: State Wide Realty Home Buying Tips: What to Consider For Each Season - 02/18/20 12:45 PM
State Wide Realty Farmville VA
Home Buying Tips:
What to Consider For Each Season
In whatever season you decide to buy a home there are factors to consider when making your choice.
What to consider about a home for the Winter Season:
How is the home heated/cooled? Depending on the heat source and the size of the home your heating bill could run high.
Is your area likely to get a lot of snow? How accessible is the home from main roads for traveling and getting in and out. If your home is on a back road, up a big hill you will have … (0 comments)

advice: State Wide Realty Co Tips: Moving Made Easy - 02/03/20 11:53 AM
State Wide Realty Co Tips:
Moving Made Easy
As exciting as the destination may be very rarely is the move to get there any fun. So we have some tips to help make the process of moving a little easier for everyone.
Tip #1: Pace yourself. Once you know the date you are moving, start a schedule of times to pack and focus on one area at a time. Trying to box up a whole house or even an apartment in a weekend makes it more likely things will be forgotten. As you get each area done, you can tag separate items … (0 comments)

advice: State Wide Realty Farmville VA: 5 Tips for Buying Your First Home - 12/30/19 12:17 PM
State Wide Realty Farmville VA:
Five Tips When Buying Your First Home
 
Tip # 1: Get Your Credit in Order
                There are several credit reporting sites on the web that can let you know where your credit stands and also offer some advice on how to improve or maintain your credit score. Make sure to choose a reputable site that won’t use your information for unwanted purposes or that will keep running your score without your permission. These things can have a negative impact when a lender goes to check your credit for a loan. Don’t trust the web? No worries, you can … (0 comments)

advice: State Wide Realty Tips: Common Mistakes When Selling Your Home - 12/28/19 07:18 AM
State Wide Realty Tips:
Common Mistakes When Selling Your Home

A. Pricing your home too high. The location, size and demand for properties all have an influence on what your home will sell for. Knowing what comparable homes in your neighborhood have sold for recently will help you set a reasonable price for your home. Any State Wide Realty agent can provide you with a FREE comparative market analysis (CMA) when listing your home so you know how to price your property to sell quickly.
B. Repairs Needed. The condition your home is in will greatly affect the sale of it. If … (2 comments)

advice: State Wide Realty Tip: How to Look Festive For Less - 11/25/19 12:26 PM
Decorating on a Budget:
How to Look Festive For Less
 
1. Flameless candles and votives make your space feel warm and inviting and can be bought at a reasonable price. You can wrap beads around the bigger candles to give them a festive look.
2. Fill Glass Jars with colorful candies: They not only look great but will offer a treat for folks that stop by.
3. Hang a strand of garland and use red and green clothes pins to hang your Christmas Cards. This will be a great reminder of your family and friends and also something for guests to look at.
4. Ornaments: … (0 comments)

advice: State Wide Realty Suggests: 5 Ways to Show You're Thankful - 11/25/19 11:38 AM
State Wide Realty Suggests:
5 Ways to Show You're Thankful
Send a card/write a note: The tradition of writing cards and notes may appear to be a thing of the past, but when you take the time to tell someone how much you appreciate them, it still makes an impact. Make the note personalized about why you are grateful. For example Dear Julie, the pie you made for my family and I was not only delicious but made us reminisce of pies we have had from years past. This shows the person you are truly invested in what you are saying and … (0 comments)

advice: How Do I Sell My Home? State Wide Realty Answers - 05/31/19 11:41 AM
How Do I Sell My Home?
State Wide Realty Answers
Tips for Selling Your Home
The process of selling your home can be an emotional and exhausting process. There are many things you will need to do in preparation of placing your home on the selling market. By following some simple guidelines, selling your home can be a more enjoyable and smoother process.
Plan Ahead
If you are planning on purchasing a new home in the near future, it is a good idea to place your home on the market as far in advance as possible. If you wait to place your home on the … (0 comments)

advice: What Steps do I Take to Buy A Home? State Wide Realty Answers - 05/31/19 11:28 AM
What Steps do I Take to Buy A Home?
State Wide Realty Answers
Buying A Home
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions most people will make in their life. It involves a long-term commitment financially and emotionally, but it can also be a very exciting and rewarding experience.
When buying a new home, there are a few things to consider:
· What monthly payment can I afford?
· What am I looking for in a home?
· Which State Wide Realty Company REALTOR® do I work with?
· Once I find a home to purchase, what do I need to do next?
· How much cash do I … (0 comments)

advice: State Wide Realty Tip: How to Make Your Home Summer Ready on a Budget - 05/30/19 07:49 AM
State Wide Realty Tip:
How to Make Your Home Summer Ready on a Budget:
Light and cool colors say summertime and make your space feel relaxing and comfortable. Aquas, corals, and yellows can be added to a room with pillows, a throw, area rugs or a cool painting.
Use denim in your design: A throw pillow or table cloth in denim is the perfect background or accent piece that adds a classic touch to your décor.
The American Flag/Red, White & Blue: There are plates, cups, napkins, placemats, etc. that have an American flag picture on it. Small flags can line your drive or walkway … (1 comments)

advice: State Wide Realty Tip: How to Save on Cooling Costs. - 05/28/19 10:47 AM
State Wide Realty Tip: How to Save on Cooling Costs.
 
Here are a few ways to beat the heat…
Tip #1: Keeping shades pulled down during the heat of the day can help keep the sun from raising the temperature in the home. Also, using solar screens for your windows or radiant paint barrier for your attic are also effective in blocking the sun’s UV rays.
Tip #2: Adjust the temperature of the thermostat for times when no one is home and at night when it is cooler. This is easier to do now with “smart” thermostats where you can control your settings on … (1 comments)

advice: State Wide Realty: Keeping It So Simple to Search for A Property - 03/19/19 12:23 PM
State Wide Realty Company: Farmville, VA
KISS: Keeping It So Simple to Search for A Property
It is easy when you start looking for a home or land to get excited and want to see everything that is on the market so you don't miss anything. There are numerous websites that you can search for properties which can make your decision harder instead of easier. This is not only confusing but a waste of time for you and your Realtor.
 
Let me explain, while you are in an area looking at a house that you know is not for you someone else may be … (0 comments)

 
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