Now this is Great News!!!

Salesman Jim Weichert I told you last week that I believe 2015 will be the best year for real estate in a while. I outlined the unique selling situation we are in, highlighted by interest rates still near their all-time lows, a better selection of inventory than we’ve had in a long time and buyer […]

“Cost vs. Value”

Midrange 2015 National Averages JOB COST RESALE VALUE COST RECOUPED CHANGE VS 2014 Attic Bedroom $51,696 $39,908 77.2% Backup Power Generator $12,135 $7,263 59.9% Basement Remodel $65,442 $47,637 72.8% Bathroom Addition $39,578 $22,875 57.8% Bathroom Remodel $16,724 $11,707 70.0% Deck Addition (composite) $15,912 $10,816 68.0% Deck Addition (wood) $10,048 $8,085 80.5% Entry Door Replacement (fiberglass) […]

Small Projects Add Value to Your Home

According to Remodeling magazine’s 2015 “Cost vs. Value Report,” Realtors say that simple, lower-cost replacement projects tend to return the greatest value upon resale of a home. For example, a steel door replacement costs only around $1,000, but on average sellers recoup 101.8 percent of the expense when they sell their home. Other affordable replacement […]

Make Homeownership Your New Year Resolution

The new year provides an opportunity to start fresh and develop goals and resolutions for the coming year. Some people strive toward financial aspirations or a professional achievement, while others might choose to pursue a lifelong goal, such as owning a home. If 2015 is the year to achieve your dream of homeownership, the following […]

Keeping The Warm Air In

Heating your home can get expensive during the brutally cold days of winter. What you might not realize is that a lot of that precious warm air is quickly escaping your home through gaps and cracks you probably don’t even know are there. No one wants to waste money, so it’s a good idea to […]

Autumn Planting Improves Curb Appeal All Year Round

Now that autumn is upon us, it’s a great time to plant new bushes and add assorted shrubs. Doing some landscaping at this time of year can invigorate your home’s look and add some valuable curb appeal to help attract potential buyers. Why plant in the fall? During the fall months, the soil is still […]

Fall Home Checklist

Fall is officially here, and the first frost is soon to follow. Along with the arrival of colder weather are a number of key maintenance tasks homeowners should tackle in order to prevent structural damage, save energy and keep their home’s systems running properly. By completing these tasks now, you will allow plenty of time […]

Outdoor Upgrades That Add Value

  Summer is the time of year when people spend significant amounts of time outdoors. As a result, it’s also when many people determine which upgrades and improvements they’d like to make to their outdoor space in order to enjoy it even more next summer. If you think you will be putting your house on […]

Protecting Your Investment

  Whether you are selling your home or looking to buy a new one, a home warranty can offer a tremendous benefit. Home warranties – like the Weichert Home Protection Plan – provide a national network of pre-screened service professionals who can expertly and efficiently make repairs to major systems or appliances for only a […]

Improving Home Value with Curb Appeal

  Your home’s curb appeal is the first impression it gives to passersby. When your home is on the market, this is very important but, even if it’s not, there is pride of ownership that comes with having a well-maintained and manicured home. What’s more, several types of landscaping and outdoor features can actually help […]