Articles and News about Residential Real Estate

The Benefits of Working with a Real Estate Agent

Are you thinking of either buying or selling a home? In either case, you might be tempted to try to save money by handling everything yourself. This may cost you in the long run. So… what exactly are the benefits of working with a real estate agent?

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Real estate agents should be experts when it comes to analyzing a piece of property or home and then guiding you through the process of buying it.
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Exploring Home Heating Options

Whether it’s a tough winter or you’re looking to lower your heating bill cost, researching home heating options is a crucial step that shouldn’t be ignored. From ground heat pumps to geothermal heat, there are a lot of home heating options out there.

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Today’s smart home apps are easier to use than ever, such as several app-driven home heating options. | Photo by Vlada Karpovich
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4 Staggeringly Simple Things to Do Before Selling Your House

We’ve all heard it before—moving is one of the most stressful things in life. And this is can be true for you too. But it doesn’t have to be. There are ways to make this experience a lot simpler. In this piece, we’re looking at four obvious things to do before selling your house that will make your life easier.

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Experienced real estate agents understand what works and what doesn’t when it comes to selling homes.
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Kitchen Upgrades that Add Value to Your Home 

Not only is the kitchen often the focal point of the home, but it’s among the top-selling features when it comes to putting a property on the market. Due to this, many homeowners invest in their kitchens unnecessarily. While it’s true that certain kitchen upgrades, such as copper range hoods, will cause your property value to skyrocket, this isn’t the case for all kitchen upgrades. So, before you go splashing the cash on kitchen upgrades, learn about kitchen upgrades that add value, and then make your move.

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The kitchen is the heart of the home so most people want it to be both functional and beautiful. | Photo by Curtis Adams
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4 Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure

No one wants to have their home foreclosed. But sometimes unforeseen events take their toll. If you’re heading into this situation, we are going to provide some tips for avoiding foreclosure that can help you. Read on to learn more about your options and see if one or more of these can help you.

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No one wants to see this sign in their front yard but there are still options to help you make the best of a bad situation.
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Is it Better to Furnish a Home to Sell It?

If you are currently living in your property while it is being marketed, then it is likely to be furnished. But what happens if you don’t live there, perhaps because you have already moved out or it was a rental? Do empty rooms with no furniture make it harder to sell a property? More often than not, it’s a good idea to furnish a home to sell and we’ll tell you why.

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A well-staged space will always garner a higher sales price than an empty space. | Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians
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Does it Pay to Go Green? Solar Panels Increase Property Values

Are you a homeowner that wants a smart home? One way to make your smart home smarter is by installing solar panels. While you may not be entirely independent of the electric grid, if you choose a grid-tied system, you will have a separate power source—the sun—that will power all the gadgets in your home. Not only will you lessen your carbon footprint, but you will also save money with your solar panels. But there’s an additional question, “Do solar panels increase property values?”

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In almost every market in the U.S., solar panels increase property values. Just check with your HOA before signing any paperwork.
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7 Design Ideas for Small Courtyard Gardens

A large garden leading down to open rolling fields may well be the dream for many. But the reality is that the work and expense involved in maintaining a large chunk of land can turn that dream into a rather costly nightmare. Most of our homes will include more modest, small courtyard gardens or outdoor spaces.

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There’s no reason your small courtyard garden couldn’t look this amazing.
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6 Louisville Areas to Consider If Relocating

Our needs, aspirations, and requirements evolve over time. We build families, change priorities and start enjoying different living conditions. That’s why there might be a moment soon when you’ll realize you should move to the suburbs. More space, lower cost of living, relaxed lifestyle – these are some of the reasons why people decide to move a bit further away from the city center. If you’re planning to relocate to Louisville, Kentucky we’d like to highlight six Louisville areas to consider.

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4 Ways Gutter Repair Can Boost Your Home’s Value

Your home is your and your family’s shelter and a valuable investment. Keeping the interior and exterior pristine is crucial if you want the home to last longer and enhance its curb appeal. Do you need gutter repair? Here are the benefits of keeping them in good working order.

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If your home is in need of gutter repair, there are some worthwhile benefits to taking care of it quickly.
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2023 Louisville Real Estate Promotion – Save Thousands!

News about real estate today is all over the board. The worst sounds like “the real estate market is doomed!” While some only parrot what they hear from the national outlets. But here in Louisville, Kentucky I’ve been crunching the numbers and analyzing the results since 2006. Here’s the truth, “2023 is still a tremendous year to sell your home.” And with my new promotion, it gets even better!

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Whether buying or selling, if you take advantage of this promotion you can save thousands of dollars!
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What Is the Biggest Problem with Slate Roofs?

As a homeowner, you get pleasure from living in a beautiful home. One of the largest items that lend character to your property is its roof. A roof can add to the curb appeal while also enhancing the architectural style of the home. It is an investment that you may only have to make once in your lifetime. At Slate Roofing Indianapolis we have witnessed how discerning clients love their slate roofs because of the dimensional look they add to roofs while lasting for decades or more.

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How to Make Your Rental Property More Attractive to Tenants

Being a landlord is about more than just providing properties to tenants. It is crucial that you consider how comfortable and happy your tenants will be in your property and find ways to boost their quality of life in your rental home. Being a good landlord is the best way to ensure you find and keep the best possible tenants. But what about other ways to make your rental property more attractive to potential tenants?

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How to Write Property Descriptions That Sell

The property sale is an art in its own form. You need to plan everything to a “T” in order to get the best deal. However, property sellers aren’t always experienced in such work. In fact, they tend to face first challenges as early as writing the property description. Making your potential buyers feel in love with the property you sell is a complex task. You need to maintain a perfect balance between selling a dream and reality. In this piece, we are going to teach you how to write property descriptions that really work!

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