Home Improvement

Feb. 24, 2020

Reasons to Fall in Love with Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

Top Reasons to Love Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

 

Some Highlights:

  • There are many benefits to love about home ownership, and they’re not all financial.
  • Being a part of a neighborhood, driving academic achievement, and improving mental health are just a few of these advantages.
  • Reach out to us today at (413)-333-7776 to determine if you’re ready ...
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Feb. 5, 2020

Three Reasons Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Homebuying Journey

 

Three Reasons Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Homebuying Journey

When the number of buyers in the housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it’s called a “seller’s market.” The advantage tips toward the seller as low inventory heats up the competition among those searching for a place to call their own. This can create multiple offer scenarios and ...

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Jan. 8, 2020

The Top Renovations for Maximum ROI

Top Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • If you’re planning on selling your house in 2020, these are the top renovations that will give you the highest Return on your Investment.
  • Regardless of how long you’re planning on staying in your current home, it’s smart to be aware of which home renovations add the most ...
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Oct. 26, 2019

Staging a Home for Sale: The Bathroom

 

Like your home’s heating and the weather, we only think twice about a bathroom when something’s off. When you’re getting ready to stage your home for sale, the bathroom is a room that surprisingly gets overlooked. Make sure your bathroom is set to shine with these staging tips!

Bathrooms ...

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Oct. 4, 2019

Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019

 

Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019

We’re in the back half of the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the predictions are for the remainder of 2019.

Here’s what some of the experts have to say:

Ralph McLaughlin, Deputy Chief ...

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Sept. 26, 2019

Housing Supply Not Keeping Up with Population Increase

Housing Supply Not Keeping Up with Population Increase

 

Many buyers are wondering where to find houses for sale in today’s market. It’s a true dilemma. We see an increase in buyer demand, but the supply available for purchase isn’t keeping up.

The number of new housing permits issued prior to the great recession increased for 15 years ...

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Aug. 23, 2019

How to Increase Your Equity Over The Next Five Years

 

How to Increase Your Equity Over the Next 5 Years

Many of the questions currently surrounding the real estate industry focus on home prices and where they are heading. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) helps target these projected answers.

Here are the results from the Q2 2019 Survey:

  • Home values will appreciate by 4.1 ...
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May 31, 2019

The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale

The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging.
  • 62% of seller’s agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market.
  • 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar-value ...
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May 22, 2019

Look on the Bright Side: 6 Ways to View Your House's Flaws in a Positive Light

 

So you’re getting ready to list your house for sale, but its flaws keep staring you straight in the face. Your bedrooms are small. The kitchen needs new paint. The place desperately needs a new roof.

As hard as it may be, don't beat yourself up over the ...

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May 10, 2019

Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist

Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters