Wednesday, December 7, 2022 / by Abigail Smith
Technology is constantly changing and improving, sometimes seemingly overnight. It’s not only businesses and various industry leaders taking advantage of technology, homeowners are incorporating it into their lives. Whether you are upgrading old devices and systems or just getting started, here’s some tech you may want in your home.
Even if your front door has a peephole, you may want to install an outdoor security system. Unlike older systems, today’s technology is a breeze to install. Most are simple DIY projects that only take a few minutes.
Cameras on doorbells allow you to see who’s at your door. Some home security systems also connect to an app. You can still keep an eye on the front door while you’re away from home.
Solar lights along walkways illuminate the area. Since the lights are solar-powered, you don’t need an electrician to connect the devices to the home’s power source.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 / by Abigail Smith
Stage A Nursery Or Home Office – Which One Attracts Potential Buyers
Your home is going on the market, and it means getting everything ready for at least one open house. Clutter is put away, and family photos are carefully stored away. Even the kitchen junk drawer is organized for the first time in years. Couch pillows are fluffed, and the home has plenty of curb appeal. All that’s left is to decide what to do with the nursery.
Not every potential buyer needs or wants a nursery. They may see it as a waste of space, finding it difficult to envision the room as anything else. Your nursery can appeal to a smaller group of buyers, primarily those planning on starting families. However, the work industry is changing with more employees working from home.
Staging an office instead of a nursery can help your home appeal to a larger selection of buyers, and it doesn’t take a lot of time or money.
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Thursday, September 8, 2022 / by Rick Devine
Sep 07, 2022 When you’re shopping for a mortgage, it can be tempting to just talk to the first person you meet, sign the loan documents, and be on your way. But before you do that, it’s actually pretty important that you ask what type of financial institution you’re dealing with, because they’re not all the same. Here’s a quick rundown of the main differences. Traditional Banks Traditional banks are exactly what you imagine when you think of banks. They’re big institutions that collect deposits, notarize things, and sell bonds to the public. With the funds from these activities, they also may lend their own money for the long term, or they may sell their loans to a secondary loan buyer like Fannie Mae to free up more cash. With a traditional bank, you’ll often get a pretty good deal when it comes to fees, since there are no middlemen to pay, and a competitive lending rate. However, if you’re looking for special homebuyer programs, you&rsq. ...
Thursday, August 18, 2022 / by Abigail Smith
Oftentimes when homeowners upgrade things like appliances, lighting, and internal systems, they leave the improvements behind so that the next single person, couple, or family can enjoy them. What does this mean? It means that prospective home buyers can and will look at the upgrades you’ve implemented. It also means that they may make their purchasing decision based on your home offerings.
As far as upgrades go, you can do just about anything. Purchase a new, expensive refrigerator. Level up your kitchen stove. Make sure the duct work is up to par. Install a new roof right before listing.
But because we live in the 21st century, and because technology is forever growing, we’re going to talk about technological upgrades. What would the next owner of your home like to see once they walk in? Let’s find out.
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Monday, November 22, 2021 / by Abigail Smith
Lets see! Within just a couple miles, the same size home can double in price- here's an idea of what you'll get for half a million cash in each of these spots*. We went through 15 surrounding cities to see which gives you the most bang for your buck, and which gives you the least.
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*Each of the homes featured here sold within the last 30 days, for between $490,000 and $510,000.
For $495,000, you can get 3,037 sqft, 4 beds/ 3 baths on a 8,712 sqft lot, with an attached garage
Concord is one of the larger cities surrounding Charlotte and 12th largest in the state. Many new upper-middle class and wealthy people are moving to the area, within many decided to build their homes. The median home price here is $260,223, with increasing home value appreciation. In this past year Concord has provided great opportunities for short-term real estate investors.
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