Monday, February 29, 2016

How to get the most money for your home sale

There are effective strategies to realize the most $$ for your home sale.

Presentation is key.  The time and money spent to show your home in the most positive light is well worth it.  Your home will sell in less time and for a higher sales price.

The KCM blog has a great post today regarding your home sale.

If you would like to meet with me to discuss your home strategy, call today for an appointment.  I can  assist you in developing a plan that will fit your situation and get you where you want to go.  I am here to help!

                                                                    Carla Brooks

PS All photos are a courtesy of free digital photos

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Mortgage Rates

It seems amazing that mortgage interest rates are still as low as they are.  After all, we have been told repeatedly (over the years) by government officials and business leaders that rates have to rise and will do so soon.

Here is a graph of mortgage interest rates depicted on the KCM blog today.

Call me if you would like to discuss the current mortgage interest rates and your plans to buy or sell real estate in the near future.

                                                     Thank you
                                                    Carla Brooks

Curb Appeal

Want to add some curb appeal to the exterior of your home?  Ready to make your home shine after a winter season of snow, ice and frigid temperatures?  Wondering where to start?

RIS media has a great article on this topic today.  Click Here to read.

If you would like to buy or sell a home, call me today.  I am here to help.

Carla Brooks

PS Undated photo is a courtesy of free digital photos

Friday, February 12, 2016

Need to make a choice for the exterior of a residential home?

If you are building a home and need to make a decision on the exterior construction, it is a good idea to make a list of the pros and cons of each material before making a final decision.  It is also a good idea to be aware of the differences in exterior construction choices before purchasing an existing home.

Here is an excellent article on the pros and cons of vinyl siding and Hardie Plank siding.

Here is an article on the pros and cons of brick siding.

Some neighborhoods are a combination of exterior building choices while others are limited to a select few.  It is a good idea to make sure that your material choice is aesthetically pleasing to the neighborhood and that it does not violate any Association Rules that may be in place.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.

                                                      Carla Brooks

PS Photos are a courtesy of Free Digital Photos

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Are you wearing a wrist watch?

The answer to this question may very well determine whether or not you were born in the digital age.

It has often been said that "change is hard" or "I don't do well with change".  The fact remains that change is a part of life and life is a constant state of change.  We must all learn to not only cope with change, we must learn to "thrive" with change.

Here is a link to a Ted Talk by Sir Ken Robinson to start the day with thoughtful insight.

I hope you have a great day and call me if you would like to buy or sell a home.

                                                         Carla Brooks

Do Home Owners pay less for Auto Insurance than renters?

Have you compared your insurance rates lately on the car that you are driving?

Here is an interesting article on other factors that affect auto insurance premiums aside from driving records.

If you would like to buy or sell a home, call me today. I am here to help.

                                                       Carla Brooks

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Super Bowl Housing data

Ready for the Super Bowl?

Here are some fun and interesting facts about life and real estate 50 years ago.

If you want to buy or sell a home, call me today for immediate assistance.

                                            Carla Brooks

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

When should your home go on the market?

The spring market peaks at different times each year.  As homeowners, we ponder whether to be the early bird on the market or wait until the spring is in full bloom.

There really is way to predict when the "peak" will occur yet the KCM blog has an article on this subject today.

Call me today if you would like to buy or sell your home, I am here to assist and help you in any way possible.

You may need assistance in:
                                            -Evaluating your options
                                            -Developing a plan to sell/buy simultaneously
                                            -Preparation of your home for the market
                                            -List price options
                                            -Determining area to buy new home

Whatever your questions or needs may be, I can Help.

                                                      Carla Brooks

PS Photo is a courtesy of Free digital photos