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The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house. Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the KonMari Method of Tidying Up, has gained popularity with her new Netflix series. She gives some great tips for sorting through years of accumulated possessions that we all collect in our homes. “The KonMari Method™ encourages tidying by category –…

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Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?

When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new construction home really the house of their dreams? According to a recent survey by Zillow, of the 38% of total buyers that added new construction to their list, only 11% ultimately purchased a newly constructed home! They added that 71% of these buyers are repeat buyers who are financially secure, with 45%…

Should I use houseplants when selling my house?

Breathe Easy: Bring Life to Your Home with House Plants

When staging a home to be listed for sale, we often advise clients to add some houseplants to help bring life to a room.  But don’t wait until you’re ready to sell.  Having houseplants around your home can benefit your health, according to numerous studies.  In general, plants are air purifiers, creating oxygen and lowering carbon dioxide. They aid in the removal of toxins from the air, such as mold, formaldehyde, benzene, radiation and carbon monoxide, thus helping to alleviate…

Using equity from home sale to pay down payment toward new home

25% of Homes with a Mortgage are Now Equity Rich!

Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately and much of the focus has been on whether home prices are accelerating too quickly, as well as how sustainable the growth in prices really is. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising prices, however, is the impact that they have on a homeowner’s equity position. Home equity is defined as the difference between the home’s fair market value and the outstanding balance of all liens (loans) on the…