5 Hot Home Design Trends to Watch in 2019

5 Hot Home Design Trends to Watch in 2019 https://magazine.realtor/live/article/2018/11/5-hot-home-design-trends-to-watch-in-2019#.W_VdDn9mzYg.twitter

http://www.magazine.realtor, November 21st, 2019

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7 Reasons to List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season

7 Reasons to List Your House for Sale This Holiday Season | MyKCMEvery year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays.

Here are seven great reasons not to wait:

  1. Relocation buyers are out there. Many companies are still hiring throughout the holidays and need their new employees in their new positions as soon as possible.
  2. Purchasers who are looking for homes during the holidays are serious buyers and are ready to buy now.
  3. You can restrict the showings on your home to the times you want it shown. You will remain in control.
  4. Homes show better when decorated for the holidays.
  5. There is minimal competition for you as a seller right now. Inventory of homes for sale traditionally slows in the late fall, early winter. Let’s take a look at listing inventory as compared to the same time last year:

7 Reasons to List Your House for Sale This Holiday Season | MyKCM

  1. The desire to own a home doesn’t stop when the holidays come. Buyers who were unable to find their dream homes during the busy spring and summer months are still searching!
  2. The supply of listings increases substantially after the holidays. Also, in many parts of the country, new construction will continue to surge and reach new heights which will lessen the demand for your house in 2019.

Bottom Line 

Waiting until after the holidays to sell your home probably doesn’t make sense.

KCM Crew, November 20th, 2018


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5 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Home

KCM Crew, November 18th, 2018

5 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Home | MyKCMThe lack of existing inventory for sale has forced many homebuyers to begin looking at new construction. When you buy a newly constructed home instead of an existing home, there are many extra steps that must take place.

To ensure a hassle-free process, here are 5 tips to keep in mind if you are considering new construction:

1. Hire an Inspector

Despite the fact that builders must comply with town and city regulations, a home inspector will have your best interests in mind! When buying new construction, you will have between 1-3 inspections, depending on your preference (the foundation inspection, the pre-drywall inspection, and a final inspection).

These inspections are important because the inspector will often notice something that the builder missed. If possible, attend the inspection so that you can ask questions about your new home and make sure the builder fixes any problems found by the inspector.

2. Maintain good communication with your builder

Starting with the pre-construction meeting (where you will go over all the details of your home with your project manager), establish a line of communication. For example, will the builder email you every Friday with progress updates? If you are an out-of-state buyer, will you receive weekly pictures of the progress via email? Can you call the builder and if so, how often? How often can you visit the site?

3. Look for builder’s incentives

The good thing about buying a new home is that you can add the countertop you need, the mudroom you want, or an extra porch off the back of your home! However, there is always a price for such additions, and they add up quickly!

Some builders offer incentives that can help reduce the amount you spend on your home. Do your homework and see what sort of incentives the builders in your area are offering.

4. Schedule extra time into the process

There are many things that can impact the progress on your home. One of these things is the weather, especially if you are building in the fall and winter. Rain can delay the pouring of a foundation as well as other necessary steps at the beginning of construction, while snow can freeze pipes and slow your timeline.

Most builders already have a one-to-two-week buffer added into their timelines, but if you are also in the process of selling your current home, you must keep that in mind! Nobody wants to be between homes for a couple of weeks.

5. Visit the site often

As we mentioned earlier, be sure to schedule time with your project manager at least once a week to see the progress on your home. It’s easy for someone who is not there all the time to notice little details that the builder may have forgotten or overlooked. Additionally, don’t forget to take pictures! You might need them later to see exactly where that pipe is or where those electrical connections are once they’re covered up with drywall!

Bottom Line

Watching your home come to life is a wonderful experience that can sometimes come with hassles. To avoid some of these headaches, keep these tips in mind!

If you are ready to put your current home on the market and find out what new construction is available in your area, let’s get together to discuss your options!

 

 

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The 6 Home Renovations That Return the Most at Resale

The 6 Home Renovations That Return The Most At Resale http://www.bankrate.com/finance/real-estate/best-home-fixes-for-the-money-1.aspx

http://www.bankrate.com/November 18th, 2018

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Wendy’s Is Giving Out Free Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers Every Day Through Black Friday

Wendy’s Is Giving Out Free Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers Every Day Through Black Friday @Thrillist https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/wendys-free-jr-bacon-cheeseburgers-deal-2018?utm_content=Wendy%27s+Is+Giving+Out+Free+Jr.+Bacon+Cheeseburgers+Every+Day+Through+Black+Friday&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social-media&ref=twitter-869

http://www.thrillist.com, November 17th

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See our Martha’s Countdown to Thanksgiving galleries

See our Martha’s Countdown to Thanksgiving galleries https://www.marthastewart.com/1522538/marthas-countdown-holidays?tel=center_twitter#MarthaStewart #Thanksgiving

http://www.marthastewart.com, November 15th, 2018

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5 Signs It’s Time to Downsize Your Home

5 Signs It’s Time to Downsize Your Home @themotleyfool #stocks https://www.fool.com/retirement/2017/12/08/5-signs-its-time-to-downsize-your-home.aspx#Downsize #HomeforSale #HomeBuying #LenandLeslieMarma

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