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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What Simple, Inexpensive Updates Can You Make on Your Home?

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If you are looking to sell your home, your goal is to get the most money possible in the shortest amount of time. One of the best ways to add value and appeal to your home is through home staging. You have a lot of options for how you want to go about it. You could hire a professional staging company, but that comes with a hefty price tag. Most of the time, a few simple fixes is all it takes to transform a living room. 

Today we are going to go through some of our most favorite, inexpensive home staging tips or you. We hope these will help you save both time and money when it comes time to sell your home.

A fresh coat of paint is always a good idea. Neutral, warm colors work best for highlighting the natural light in your home. This will make it easier to punch up the room with some colorful accessories and pull everything together.

A common design problem facing many homeowners is that they have no real entry way, as their front door opens up to the living room. To fix this, you can add a table, some lighting, and a rug to "fake a foyer" and make it feel like the living room and entryway are two different spaces.

A patterned rug, some pillows, or bright curtains add a ton of texture and an eclectic layer to the space, which is essential to a well-designed room.

In some cases, a "make-under" is just what you need. In the case of most fireplaces, taking some accessories and clutter away enhances the look and feel of the room greatly.

You could spend well over a few thousand dollars with a staging company, or you could do these fixes yourself for around $500. That's a small investment considering the value that you add to your home by adding those pieces.

If you have any questions for us about staging your home or anything else real estate related, give us a call or send over a quick email. We are always here to help, and would love to hear from you!

Monday, July 6, 2015

What Can You Expect from the Arizona Market?

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Recently, we were asked whether the current Scottsdale market is in favor of buyers or sellers. Today, we share a quick market update so you know what to expect when buying or selling in our area.

To determine who the market favors, you need to take a look at supply and demand. Right now, we have about a 3-month supply of inventory across the valley. With inventory as low as it is, it looks like prices are going to start increasing. Properties under $350K are going pretty darn fast if they are move-in ready!

Prices are just beginning to rise and interest rates are still very low. Now is the time to make your move if you're ready; you can get a new home before prices jump too high and while interest rates are very low. Since it's unlikely these conditions will continue, there's no reason to wait! 

If you're interested in taking advantage of these great conditions, or if you need real estate assistance of any kind, give us a call or shoot us a quick email. We would love to hear from you!