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The ABCs of Home Storage

The ABCs of Home Storage

In many American homes, the change of seasons is a signal for storing away some stuff and pulling out other supplies. Whether it’s yard tools or summer clothes, we all have items we put into storage for awhile, and pull out those things we need for another season, like holiday decorations. If you’re selling your home, you should try to store away extra items to make your home appear more spacious.

“A” is for Assessment

What do you have and where can you put it? Take a look at all your stuff and then take a look at where you can tuck it away in your home. Walk through the home with a pad and pen and dedicate an hour of your time to finish this first step.

“B” is for Banish and Box

While this may sound easy, it’s where the hard decisions get made. Box up what you’re going to keep and banish what needs to be thrown out, held for a yard sale or given to charity.

“C” is for Control

These two steps keep your storage areas neat and organized. They should also become a routine part of your storage plan. Maintaining your storage areas with smaller containers (such as see-through boxes, file folders or portable hanging racks) will keep items orderly and easily identifiable. Cardboard or plastic boxes with removable lids are your best bet for corralling stuff. The boxes are easy to handle and uniform in size.

When selling your home and if in doubt of what things should be stored away, ask your Realtor, he/she can give you some fantastic ideas.

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Selling Your Home Fast

Sell Your Home Quickly

Houses that sell within the first five weeks of their listing are most likely to fetch their asking price. The longer the house sits on the market, the more pressure you’ll feel to lower the price and the less likely it is to sell without some freebies from you, the seller. Even if you don’t have a need to sell quickly, follow these tips from professional Realtors to get top dollar for your home:

1. Find a Realtor: The best way to sell a home is hire a professional and allow their experience to guide you. A Realtor knows the laws to help you sell your home, can assist you in deciding on the right selling price, offer suggestions for necessary improvements to your home to get your agreed upon price, and provide helpful home marketing strategies for selling a home in your local area.

2. Right Price: The most important factor in selling a home quickly is setting the right asking price. The best way to decide on a price is to find the average price of homes that have sold in your area. Your Realtor will have this information readily available. Rather than beginning with a set amount of gain you’d like to walk away with when selling, which is the most common mistake sellers make by setting the asking price too high for their home, make sure you set the right asking price today.

3. Prepare the Property: There are many things you can do to make the home more appealing to prospective buyers, the key is to make the improvements before you start showing it. These improvements are called “staging” and it has been know that staging a home helps it to sell quicker.

4. Offer Incentives: Offering to pay closing costs or including household items and appliances can bring the up-front expenses of buying your home into range for a first time home buyer who is just barely able to make the down payment, mortgage points and fees.

There you have it! Apply these tips to sell your home fast as the peak home selling and buying season is here.
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Fix-It Projects to Speed The Sale of Your House

The interior walls are neutral. The clutter is a distant memory. A shower door has been replaced and even the bedspread has been staged. This Folsom home also got a professional inspection and appraisal to limit any surprises down the road. Now it is ready for sale!

For some sellers, a little extra work can mean not only a difference in how smoothly the sale goes but how much they can ask for their home. Talk to Realtors and they will tell you anything you do cosmetically to increase curb appeal is going to help the resale value.

Here’s the bright spot: Many improvements that have an impact on selling a home aren’t very expensive at all. And some tasks, such as giving rooms a fresh coat of paint, quickly pay off.

Those planning on adding a “for sale” sign to the front lawn this spring might want to consider these five areas while creating their to-do list.

1. First impressions count – The home’s exterior, the shrubbery, the gutters and the front door should all be kept fresh and clean.

2. Neutralize and declutter – Neutral colors can have an added advantage of making a room appear larger. Remove all the clutter, basic spring cleaning: shampoo the carpets, rebuff hardwood floors and oil any wood cabinetry.

3. Consider replacement projects – Home buyers recognize the value of a house that doesn’t need major repairs.

4. Kitchens and bathrooms rule – It’s no secret that buyers tend to be awed by updated kitchens and bathrooms.

5. Warranty coverage and documentation – Sellers can provide some extra peace of mind to buyers by purchasing a home warranty on their home that will cover such things as heating and plumbing should the buyer run into problems after closing.

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Our motto is to always “Do the Right Thing”, starting with providing premier executive real estate service to buyers and sellers of Folsom, Granite Bay, and El Dorado Hills luxury homes and land.

For more information from California Home Network visit Patrick Warholic, The Home Marketing Specialist, and for free, no registration required, MLS home and property searches with amazing home search results at your fingertips, along with its ease of use, no registration required advanced home search features that will simply amaze you. You can even perform a home search by using the new Google Map home search feature, with advanced community search parameters, and even do an advanced home search for energy saving features too. Maybe you are searching for a new home investment property or a great deal on a second home. Well, now you can find great real estate deals with REO bank owned properties and short sale homes listed in the MLS directory. This real estate information is right at your fingertips, and once again, no registration is required.

California Home Network also provides free real estate reports, information for sellers, information for buyers, and find out exactly what your home is worth with a free home valuation, with current up-to-date market information provided for you.

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Tips for House Hunting With Resale in Mind

When looking for a home you probably have a checklist of characteristics that are important to you. However, if you know you are going to be a short-term homeowner here are some special considerations to keep in mind for good resale potential:

House Size – Don’t buy the largest model in the neighborhood. If most of the houses near yours are smaller than your house, they can act as a drag on appreciation. On the other hand, if you buy a small or medium house for the neighborhood, the larger homes can pull up your value.

Prime Neighborhoods – Buying what you need in a more prestigious neighborhood may provide more financial reward that getting what you want in a less desirable neighborhood.

Public Transportation – Even though you many not use them, consider accessibility to public transportation, as well as distance to a major airport.

The Commute – Check the morning and afternoon commute time by driving the major commute routes and to schools and shopping areas.

Schools – Log on to the local school districts website and check out how the schools in the area rank, even if you don’t have school-aged children.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms – three and four bedroom houses are the most popular among home buyers, so if you can stick in that range you will have more potential buyers when it comes time to resell. There should always be at least two bathrooms in a house, or at least the potential
to insert a second one.

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For more information from California Home Network visit Patrick Warholic, The Home Marketing Specialist, and for free, no registration required, MLS home and property searches with amazing home search results at your fingertips, along with its ease of use, no registration required advanced home search features that will simply amaze you. You can even perform a home search by using the new Google Map home search feature, with advanced community search parameters, and even do an advanced home search for energy saving features too. Maybe you are searching for a new home investment property or a great deal on a second home. Well, now you can find great real estate deals with REO bank owned properties and short sale homes listed in the MLS directory. This real estate information is right at your fingertips, and once again, no registration is required.

California Home Network also provides free real estate reports, information for sellers, information for buyers, and find out exactly what your home is worth with a free home valuation, with current up-to-date market information provided for you.

Learn how how you can be mortgage free in 8 to 11 years without re-financing. Ask for your free House Payment Free analysis.

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Tips for Sellers in a Cooling Market

A drop-off in buyer demand and rising home inventories has made putting a house on the market trickier for homeowners whose properties appreciated during the boom and who hope to retain their gains. Attracting a shrinking pool of buyers without losing too much financial ground can be tough. To make the most of your real-estate dollars, follow these tips:

1. Know the playing field. Study your local market and investigate other homes for sale, local asking prices and what buyers are paying. Visit open houses in your area. Be savvy to market trends and how what things are worth.

2. Price competitively. Because of the growing number of properties on the market, buyers have a greater number of homes from which to choose. If a home is overpriced, a buyer will dismiss it and move on to the next one. Consult with your real estate agent on an appropriate price

3. Don’t be quick to pass up offers. The longer your house takes to sell, the more money you lose. Don’t be quick to turn down an offer, because making a deal now, instead of later, can save you money in the end.

4. Negotiate. Offer concessions, such as making minor fixes. Small expenditures, by possibly speeding a sale, can go a long way in preserving the substantial home-price gains.

5. Play up assets. Now that there are more properties on the market, sellers must impress buyers. The strategy is to allow a new owner to imagine himself in the home. Remove clutter. Pay for some inexpensive landscaping. Determine what the popular “look” is in your neighborhood and mimic it.
Tips for Sellers in a Cooling Market—excerpted from WSJ.com

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Our motto is to always “Do the Right Thing”, starting with providing premier executive real estate service to buyers and sellers of Folsom, Granite Bay, and El Dorado Hills luxury homes and land. You can expect performance, not promises.

For more information from California Home Network visit Patrick Warholic, The Home Marketing Specialist, and for free, no registration required, MLS home and property searches with amazing home search results at your fingertips, along with its ease of use, no registration required advanced home search features that will simply amaze you. You can even perform a home search by using the new Google Map home search feature, with advanced community search parameters, and even do an advanced home search for energy saving features too. Maybe you are searching for a new home investment property or a great deal on a second home. Well, now you can find great real estate deals with REO bank owned properties and short sale homes listed in the MLS directory. This real estate information is right at your fingertips, and once again, no registration is required.

California Home Network also provides free real estate reports, information for sellers, information for buyers, and find out exactly what your home is worth with a free home valuation, with current up-to-date market information provided for you.

Learn how how you can be mortgage free in 8 to 11 years without re-financing. Ask for your free House Payment Free analysis.

Contact Patrick Warholic, Realtor, CCRA, SRES, ASP, and e-PRO certified.

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