Category Archives: Home Enhancement

Pools Make Jersey Shore-area Home Listings Shine

In today’s super-competitive housing market, it’s good to stand out from the crowd. Whether you add your property to the local home listings next week or plan to do so in the future, a pool will boost its overall value. My summer buyers’ ears always perk up when I mention the next home listing we will visit has a pool. Continue reading

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Taking Stock of Your Shore Area Home’s Value

Figuring out your home’s value when the market is in flux is truly a job for experts. We have seen the national real estate market begin to rebound, and expect shore area home values to soon start to reflect movement as well. Most local homeowners are in the habit of keeping an eye on area home values. But especially for anyone considering buying or selling this spring or summer, estimating their home’s value is one of the first items on the agenda. Continue reading

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Seven Things that Will Stop Your House from Selling

Seven Things that Will Stop Your House from Selling Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung! Put some “sweat equity” into your home…

If you’re like most people, your home is one of, if not the largest investment you’ll ever make and maintaining it is key to protecting its value. With Spring upon us, there’s no better time to put a little sweat equity into your home! Continue reading

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Real Efficiency. Simple “Green” Tips to Save Money.

Whether saving money or saving the planet is the motivation, there are thousands of simple “green” choices we can each make in our lives, and our homes, that will provide for a healthier, wealthier, more sustainable future. Here are some … Continue reading

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This Month in Real Estate: January 2012 Market Update

2012 shows signs of an improving housing market as the U.S. economy continues its forward-moving yet slow road to recovery. Although there are economists projecting housing prices will decline further, aided by distressed property sales that sell at a greater discount, these prices are expected to rebound considerably later in the year and continue into 2013.

Factors that continue to impede a speedier recovery in the housing are consumer confidence, job-growth uncertainty, and tough lending standards that keep many otherwise qualified buyers from financing a home purchase. However, consumer confidence may be showing signs of improvement according to a report released by Fannie Mae on December 7, which revealed that consumer sentiment toward home prices is stabilizing and that, for the first time in six months, more people believe that prices will soon begin to rise. This is an encouraging development, as much of our economic vitality depends upon the overall confidence of the consumer, and could trigger even stronger home sales as more people feel confident that prices will go up.

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How to Live in a Bigger Home Without All the Trouble of Building

One of the main reasons for moving is to gain more space. If this is your situation, you may want to make your home appear bigger, both for your own use and to make it more attractive for getting it sold. There are a few things you can do to make your home seem larger to your guests and any prospective buyers. This can certainly be an advantage when you are trying to sell a small house.

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