5 Reasons Why Selling Your Home in Winter Is Smart

A couple of years ago I wrote the best practices outline on for home sellers—Pro Strats for Selling Your Home in Winter. Now, on a related topic, I’m going to cover the reasons behind those strategies. Read on to learn five reasons why selling your home in winter is smart.

Photo of a home in winter
Maybe the trees are bare but if your home is updated today’s buyers want to see it!

Buckle up, because there’s a lot here. Some of which you will never hear from that you other agents. It’s time to get real.

1. Less Inventory Means Less Competition

We’ve all heard that the best time to list your home for sale is in the spring. That’s often the case but not always. Depending on your real estate market, your home’s attributes, inventory levels and even your motivation for selling, selling during the winter might make more sense.

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Insanely Intelligent Remodeling Ideas For Your New Home

While there are a lot of costs involved, getting a new home is an exciting time for everyone. You have a whole new place to call your own and are free to decorate it any way that you’d like. Unfortunately, not all purchased homes are perfect and exactly what the buyer is looking for. Compromises often need to be made in order to get a home in your price range. So, I bet you could take advantage of some intelligent remodeling ideas, right?

However, once you own the home, you are free to make renovations and remodel it however you like. With the remodeling and renovation industry being worth around $450 billion, you’re certainly not alone in wanting to make some changes. While some people have ideas for great renovations to make, others might need a little help.

But what sort of renovations should you look to make? While interior design trends change over the years let’s look at some remodeling ideas straight from today’s interior design experts

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Home Selling 101: Top Considerations Before Selling A House

Real estate isn’t just a matter of training how to “talk” to people and convincing them to buy your property. A huge part of it is ensuring you’re providing them with the kind of product that they’ll surely buy – not just because they want it, but because it’s the best option for them. Home selling 101 is putting your home’s best foot forward. From the elements of the property itself to the updates to the presentation—making sure everything is in tip-top shape. Below are four keys to focus on that will make your house sell quickly for the highest possible price.

Photo of a home ready to sell
Home Selling 101 means presenting a property that looks great with little to any flaws that might put off prospective buyers.

1. Aesthetics Seal the Deal

How exactly does the house look like? A huge part of what seals the deal when it comes to house selling is its appearance, so it’s important to make sure your house for sale looks like something people will come home to.

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Best Luxury Home Neighborhoods in Louisville (Part 3 of 3)

Here we are… finally! I posted the first part of this three-part series in April called Best Starter Home Neighborhoods in Louisville Kentucky. This one targeted which of our city’s entry-level neighborhoods were my favorites, for various reasons.  I followed this one up with Best Move-up Neighborhoods in Louisville Kentucky. These are the best of the best middle tier subdivisions. A lot of great choices! Today, I publish the third and final piece looking at the creme of the crop—the very best luxury home neighborhoods in Louisville. I hope you enjoy it!  

Best Louisville Neighborhoods, Part 3 Luxury Homes

In this article, we’re focused on great Louisville neighborhoods where the average home price is above $500,000… sometimes way above. There are a good number of these actually, but I’m targeting the very best luxury neighborhood this city has to offer. Are you ready? Let’s get started!

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Expert Advice for Choosing Light Fixtures for your Home

Even if you have a beautiful home, using inappropriate lighting fixtures can easily ruin the interiors. Choosing light fixtures for your home, to be honest, isn’t an easy task if you’re serious about it. There are many things you need to consider such as the size the room, height of the ceiling, the design of the room, exposure to sunlight, the presence of any decorative features, exclusive furniture, and many others.

Photo of a beautiful bathroom with the perfect light fixture

Therefore, to break it down, here are some easy tips to choose the right lighting fixtures for your home.

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Get Inspired by Top Modern House Design 2019

A person devotes half of his life’s earnings to buy his/her dream home. While there are so many different designs, it’s easy to get confused. If you would search for “top modern house design” there will be a large number of results. Modern houses are often more technologically advanced but at the same time, they are very beautiful and desirable. We’ve highlighted some great options so read on! You can also visit Modern House design 2019 to see even more.

Photo of a modern house design with bold geometric shapes
This house belongs to the cubism style of architecture. Just consider it a bonus 8th style for this article.

So let’s check out some of these awesome modern houses!

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6 Mistakes to Avoid That Will Protect Your Drywall

For something that serves such an important role in our homes, drywall is surprisingly delicate. It doesn’t take much for dents, cracks, holes and other problems to appear, and unfortunately, many of the problems with drywall (or sheetrock) are due to avoidable mistakes. By avoiding some of the most common errors we make in our homes will definitely help protect your drywall.

Here are some of the most common mistakes that homeowners make. Don’t be that guy. Just use a little extra caution and some good habits, and you can keep your walls looking great and avoid having to repair or replace the drywall.

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The Best Turfgrass for Your Property

Most homeowners want to give their property the best lawn on the block — and while lawn care is the most significant factor in making a lawn stand out, it remains important that the exact right grass is growing in the exact right environment. Because different turfgrasses were created for different temperatures, soil types, humidity, and light levels, not all grass will work on all properties. So what is the best turfgrass for your property?

Close up photo of turfgrass

Maybe you’re thinking about selling your home this summer? If so, you’ll want your lawn looking its best. Here are a few guidelines for choosing the best turfgrass for your property, so you can be one step closer to having the best lawn in the neighborhood.

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Home Upgrades to Consider for Aging in Place

No matter your stage of life, finding ways to make the most out of your home is a common goal. Whether you found your dream home early on or have decided to live out the rest of your years in your current abode, making the appropriate home upgrades will prevent you from outgrowing the space. Consider these upgrades for each stage of life to help you grow with your home throughout the years.

Quartz countertops are about as maintenance-free as you can get. As an added bonus… they’re also beautiful!

Home Upgrades for the New Homeowner

1. Go Green with Appliances

If you’re planning on making the most out of your years in your starter home, you’ll want to survey the current appliances (both major and small!) to see where you can make updates. Not only will this provide your space with a modern, sleek appearance, but opting for green appliances can benefit your household and do wonders for your long-term savings. Look for ranges, refrigerators, washers and dryers with an EnergyStar label indicating that they are energy-efficient. Installing everyday appliances that utilize fewer resources will help cut utility costs in the long run.

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4 Things to Remember When Building a Music Room

Building a proper and classy music room is among the toughest challenges that musicians and drummers face. A well-designed music room can make the difference between smooth sailing and significant headaches down the road. By and large, there are various things to think about when constructing a music room. While most people are inspired to buy lots of equipment, they tend to forget very important basics including choosing the right material for the flooring and walls, which account largely on soundproofing. The following are four critical things one should remember when building a music room.

This music room has really gone “all out” with sound dampening panels.

Location is a Vital Consideration

Choosing the right location for a music room not only helps one to get the most out of the space but also ensures that the neighbors and other family members are protected from noise disturbances. First, determine the purpose of the music room—rehearsals, recordings, or performances? People who build a music room in their homes will often pick a room and customize into a studio. In this case, it’s prudent to evaluate the room to determine whether it requires remodeling like replacing the floor, walls or painting. Certain rooms might require more soundproofing than others.

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