All that glitters is not gold It makes good sense to freshen a house up when selling. Painting and doing some general maintenance prior to listing will help attract buyers. This same tactic is also employed by the Flipper. That word, Flipper, at least in my circle, has taken on a negative connotation. Too often, the pretty and glittery house the Flipper is selling, has … [Read more...] about Did They Think No One Would Notice?
Looking ahead, a downturn is imminent The real estate market has been in a historic decline now for years, although that seems to be changing. Foreclosures and short sales have been a large part of transactions. One constant that I have witnessed in spite of a poor market is that a nice, well kept house will still sell fairly quickly no matter the economic climate. A good … [Read more...] about Future Projections
The past is not in high definition Growing up television was vastly different than today, something I remind my two girls of it seems constantly. Today there are hundreds of channels on 24 hours a day. You can record TV, stop and rewind it and watch it "On Demand". All this programming shown in stunning clarity and color on massive thin screens. This is all a far cry from the … [Read more...] about Historic Television
Blind devotion can put you on the losing side Fanaticism is typically associated with political extremism or sports. Seems like a pair of odd bedfellows. Although if you have met a die hard sports "fan", you know it's really not that far of a stretch. I for a time was a sports fan, but my team was sold and moved away. So I can understand....to a degree, how one can become … [Read more...] about I’m Not a Fan
Making some changes to your home should best be left to professionals When looking to purchase a home, part of the fun is imagining put your personal touches on the house. Like changing out that hideous lime green carpet for a much nicer shade of fuschia. No question, home improvement is an extremely individual form of expression. Seeing decorating train wrecks or just … [Read more...] about Alterations