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Why You Should Consider Putting Fencing in Your Yard

7 Reasons To Consider Putting A Fence In Your Yard Adding a fence to your new home is about more than aesthetics — in fact, it’s about significant property value. “The appearance of a fence adds value to the home overall,” writes real estate company Century 21. “Buyers with children or pets will appreciate the [...]

By |March 25th, 2016|Real Estate, The Backyard|0 Comments

Successful Staging

Spruce Up and Clean Out to Turn On Prospective Home Buyers   Selling your existing home? With prospective buyers walking through every room, peering inside your closets and cupboards, you'll want to make the best impressions possible. Interior design professional Adrienne van Dooren offers several practical, do-able tips that will help you stage your humble abode for a top dollar sale. [...]

Narrow-Lot Housing

One result of escalating development costs has been the downsizing of lots. With construction dollars directly tied to the linear footage of roads and utilities, it stands to reason that lot widths continue to decrease. It's not unusual to see lots in both infill areas and newly planned developments ranging from 30 to 55 [...]

CASITAS – DESIGN AND DIVERSITY

Diversity becomes an important ingredient of any well-designed home plan.  Although many of us find the same homes attractive, there are always subtle differences in our personal requirements.  Addressing these unique concerns often involves approaching the design with a different perspective.  In doing so, I often find that diversity itself can offer solutions that allow [...]

First-time homebuyer tax credit: 5 essential tips for new buyers

(ARA) - With the revised first-time homebuyer federal income tax credit currently in effect, now is the perfect time to consider making that big purchase, your first home.  "Buying a home is one of the biggest financial commitments a person can make, but first-time homebuyers and qualified return buyers are in an ideal position to [...]

Make Every Dollar Count When Selling Your Home

(ARA) - No matter how bad the real estate market seems to be these days, home sales do happen because people will always need a place to live. In fact, more than four million homes were sold in 2008. But with home values falling, today's sellers are finding out every dollar counts when it comes [...]

By |March 17th, 2009|Real Estate|0 Comments

Stock House Plans – The Good, the Bad…and the Unknown

By David Porter AIA - Consulting architect to the Garlinghouse Company since 1989 You have looked through lots of plans magazines or you have spent hours sitting at your computer looking at plans services' websites and there it is; bingo....a rendering or photograph of that dream house you have always wanted.  Even the floor plan [...]

Choosing a Real Estate Agent

By Julie P. Hawkins It's a tough real estate market. Finding a good agent will make all the difference. When the time comes to sell your home or purchase a new one, the amount of information to sort through can be overwhelming. It is worthwhile to have a licensed professional on your side to help you [...]

By |June 23rd, 2008|Real Estate|0 Comments

Choosing A Neighborhood

By Cynthia Doggett You know you want to build. You have your dream house plan in mind. But where? Haven’t you heard? Location, is everything. In fact, location has the greatest effect on everything to do with your investment—in terms of property value and your family’s well-being. Choosing a neighborhood sounds easy enough, but there [...]