When you see the word prefab, what’s your initial impression? Good, bad, indifferent? If your first thought was a “trailer” made with shoddy stapled construction, vulnerable to serious weather events and tacky neighborhoods, you’d be mistaken. That’s the past. Would you be surprised to learn that the prefab homes of today are not only competitive with traditional stick-built homes, they’ve edged ahead in many areas including speed and quality of construction, affordability, and custom home-level styling?
The fact that homebuyers begin their home search by perusing listing photos online means that you have to grab their interest in your home right away. The purpose is to get buyers interested enough to view your home in person and make a solid offer.
Painting kitchen and bath cabinets a fresh, new color can give your home the much-needed update it desires for only a few hundred dollars. Make the job simple by using these guidelines to produce a smooth-to-the-touch finish without streaks, wavy lines or drips.
Like many homebuyers, you may be waiting for the holidays to be over to seriously pursue buying a home. Or, you may be home seller waiting for interest rates to drop so you can sell your home quickly and purchase another. Some economists believe a mild recession is on the way, that housing prices will finally drop and that inflation will be tamed by the Federal Reserve in time for interest rates to settle back down in 2023.
Like homebuyers in the U.S., home seekers in other parts of the world are grappling with inflation, high mortgage rates and record-high home prices, making it harder to afford a home, especially for down payment-challenged first-timers.
Homeowners who wonder which improvements will net them the most return on investment (ROI) as they prepare to sell their homes often rely on various home improvement studies to answer their questions. Arguably, the most well-known of these studies is Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost VS Value remodeling report. Co-authored by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) the yearly report “aims to answer a specific question: What value does a particular remodeling project add to the sale price of a home?”
Winterizing your home is one of the best ways to stay comfortable and save energy costs. To get ready, you can do a few to-dos on the weekends in late summer and early fall.
How Much Paint Should You Buy
Conventional wisdom says that it takes approximately one gallon of paint to cover a room up to 400 square feet, but this is a single-coat estimate for a small room like a bathroom. But other vairables impact how much paint you should buy, such as the size and number of doors to the room, the height of the ceiling, the size and number of windows and whether you have crown molding, wainscotting and other deorative elements.
6 Ways to Transition Decor From Summer to Fall
If your home is full of breezy linens, light colors and fresh scents, it’s time to make a few tweaks and replace these items with their autumn-inspired accessories. Fall interiors are all about rich fabrics, deep colors and bringing natural elements indoors. However, you don’t need to do a complete design overhaul to have a fall-friendly space. Instead, find out the tweaks you can make to transition your summer decor to an autumn scheme seamlessly.
Why It's Important to Hire an Agent With Local Experience
Whether you plan to buy or sell a house, it’s in your best interest to work with a real estate agent who has experience helping clients in the local area. An agent who knows the community inside and out can give you detailed information and guide you through the process.