We were doing our morning reading when we came across this blog post from HGTV’s design blog. ‘Natural’ wood or wood-look products are popping up everywhere these days, bringing a new, au natural look to homes big and small.
While we’re always happy to see hardwood when we tour a listing, we’re not quite sure what to think of these interiors just yet! We love a good lived-in look, but could a completely wood-framed kitchen be overkill?
What do you think – is this trend going to be just another fad or is it going to stick around?
Read more here! http://www.hgtv.com/design-blog/design/natural-wood-design-
Staging an occupied home can be a challenge for real estate agents. While having furniture in the house helps prospective buyers imagine what a room will look like, owner-occupied homes can appear cluttered and busy, discouraging potential sales! As we’ve written about in the past, staging sells and a well-staged home increases curb appeal and lead to faster sales. While it can be a challenge to live in a home that’s on the market – especially one that an agent is trying to stage – there are some easy, low-cost things you can do to make living in a staged home easier!
The basic principles of packing, improving, cleaning and styling can help stage an occupied home in a cost-effective, attractive manner.
Check out this article on Realtor.com from an experienced home stylist to read the details of staging an occupied home!
In our experience, we are seeing more and more people asking about home office spaces. With ever-faster internet and 21st century office policies, working remote is a part of everyday life!
However, simply working at the kitchen table doesn’t cut it for many people, especially if you’re doing it as a full time job. Having an inspiring, neat home office is key to many people’s work-from-home success. Lucky for you, almost any space can become a home office.
Check out this article from HGTV for some home office inspiration and tips!
July 1, 2016
From an article in Realtor Magazine – DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS
Here are more highlights from the Census’ Characteristics of New Housing report:
Of the 648,000 single-family homes completed in 2015:
- 600,000 had air-conditioning.
- 66,000 had two bedrooms or less while 282,000 had four bedrooms or more.
- 25,000 had one and one-half bathrooms or less and 246,000 homes had three or more bathrooms.
- 122,000 had fiber cement as the principal exterior wall material.
183,000 had a patio and a porch and 14,000 had a patio and a deck.
- 137,000 had an open foyer.
Of the 501,000 single-family homes sold in 2015:
- 453,000 were detached homes, 49,000 were attached homes.
- 327,000 had a 2-car garage and 131,000 had a garage for 3 cars or more.
- 200,000 had one story, 278,000 had two stories, and 24,000 had three stories or more.
- 348,000 were paid for using conventional financing and 42,000 were VA-guaranteed.