Now is still a prime time for house-cleaning and maintenance, which should include careful cleaning of gutters. Although they’re designed to act as a drain and protect your home, they often get clogged with leaves and water. Gutters should be cleaned twice a year. To get started, consider these steps from Lowes.
The “For Sale” sign is out front and the Open House is scheduled, but have you done everything inside and out to make potential buyers bite? Showing your home at its very best requires more than a little dusting and organizing. You’ll need to help possible buyers imagine themselves living in your home, which means removing photos and some personal items. Find out how to prep your house for a successful showing with some tips from REALTOR.com.
With autumn just around the corner, you want to give your home a fresh look for the season. Better Homes and Gardens reports that brushing on a new coat of paint is an obvious first step, but by adding small splashes of color to your home’s exterior, you can improve curb appeal and entice buyers to walk through your door.
A recent issue of Realtor Magazine noted that first time home buyers make up roughly a third of the buyers who will hit the market this year, and that number keeps growing. They are a little younger than the repeat buyers who currently dominate the market and they are thriftier. At a median age of 31 (versus a repeat buyer who is on average 53), their average income is $70,000. They also have a different set of priorities.