Sometimes real estate groups should stay out of things they don't know anything about before they wholeheartedly support a bogus group like the Taxpayers For A Fair Pension. This is particularly true in the Dallas Police & Firefighters Pension fray. Those who support this group clearly do not understand this issue nor support active and retired Dallas police and firefighters.
You can read about it here and here.
And you can especially read about it in Candy's Dirt, another real estate blog. Just click on the picture below…
#PoundOfFlesh #savethepension #DallasRealEstate
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Dear Home Diva,I want to sell my home. What attracts young buyers to a home?
There are many things that can entice young buyers. Here are some factors to consider:
#1…Updated kitchen and bath. Kitchen and bathrooms tend to be the most expensive to update and young buyers just don't have the money to sink into an expensive remodel.
#2...Open floor plans and big kitchens. Young buyers want for people to flow through a home. Since kitchen has become the hangout room, it's important to transition from the kitchen to the family/tv room.
#3...Home office. More and more people are working from home or bringing work home, so it's important for them to have a dedicated work space. A home office can also be used as a flex space to meet a variety of needs.
#4…Location, location, location. We've all heard that before, but for young buyers location means closer proximity to work because of high gas prices and traffic. Walkability can also be an important factor.
#5...Low maintenance. Young buyers want homes that are relatively hassle-free and require little work.
#6...Technology. These buyers care about cell service and internet capabilities as well as smart home technology.
#7...Energy efficiency. Although not a top reason for a home purchase, young buyers still want homes that are energy efficient with good insulation, windows, etc.
--the Home Diva
Sunday, January 15, 2017
One way to increase a buyer's interest in your home is to play up the "hot spots" in your house. These are spaces in your home that spark what researchers call "memorable moments."
Features like fire places, high ceilings and built-ins increase a room's appeal. In addition, the most popular areas of a home underscore these three elements: relaxation, socializing, and function. The more a room has of these elements, the better, according to the study.
If you plan to do a bit of repainting before putting your house on the market, consider using a taupe color. Sherwin-Williams named its Poised Taupe as its 2017 Color of the Year.