Archives for November 2013

Multiple Offers Return as Buyers are Back

Record tight inventories are making it increasingly difficult for growing numbers of buyers, who are creating multiple-bid environments in markets that haven’t seen buyers battle over homes in six years. Buyers are back but sellers aren’t, especially in Western markets … [Read more...]

Revive Your Bathroom Quickly, Easily and Affordably

Remodeling projects have increased in popularity over the past few years. Whether you're hoping to sell your home or create a more enjoyable living space, tackle home improvement projects that make a big impact and add value. One of the top return-on-investment remodeling … [Read more...]

OCTOBER SALES STATISTICS – OKALOOSA COUNTY

Want to know more about Sales in Okaloosa County?  Click this link to be "In the Know"! http://www.emeraldcoastrealtors.com/wp-content/sdaolpu/2011/01/Okaloosa-County1.pdf … [Read more...]

Kitchen Remodeling Tips that are Budget Friendly!

Upgrading your kitchen can be a huge undertaking, however, it doesn’t have to break the bank. If you’re ready to remodel without spending a lot of dough, the following budget-friendly tips from Cheryl Hamilton-Gray of Hamilton-Gray Design will give your kitchen the facelift … [Read more...]

What is Title Insurance and why do I need it?

When you purchase your home, how can you be sure that there are no problems with the home's title and that the seller really owns the property? Problems with the title can limit your use and enjoyment of the property, as well as bring financial loss. That is what a title … [Read more...]

5 Quick Things to Help SELL Your Home!

1. Price It Right Its stressful trying to sell your home, so setting the right price for your home is more important than ever. If you really want to stimulate a sale, you should under price your property by just a hair.  By shaving just a few dollars you can generate more … [Read more...]

2 types of energy tax credits to take by year end

In February, the federal tax credit was reinstated for energy efficient home improvements made in 2012 and 2013. A tax credit is a direct reduction of taxes due. It can be better than a tax deduction that only reduces taxable income. The energy tax credit now has a $500 … [Read more...]

6 KEY FALL CLEANUP AREAS

Lawn. Mow until the first frost, keeping the length above 2.5". Rake leaves that smother and kill grass. Rake up excess grass clippings using an iron rake or thatch rake. Check with a garden pro whether to aerate and fertilize. Garden. Ask a local expert which plants … [Read more...]

Going Once, Going Twice…Sold! Put Together an Offer the Seller Won’t Refuse

Submitting an offer on a home and waiting to hear back is one of the most stressful parts of the home-buying process. Since there is always room to negotiate when it comes to price, you want to be sure to put in an offer that the seller can’t refuse or you risk losing your … [Read more...]

How to Survive Selling Your Home!

Once you've decided to sell your home, your agent should develop a selling strategy that attracts offers and a plan for overcoming the hurdles that can delay your sale. Here are tips to smooth out potential bumps in the road before you even hit them and to make sure … [Read more...]