Say you’re trying to sell a used car. Imagine that it’s a desirable make and model, the mileage is low, and, overall, it’s in great condition…except, that is, for the body. Unfortunately, there are a few areas where the paint is scratched, and there are a couple of dents and rust spots too. Are you going to have trouble selling that car? Probably. Many potential buyers will have trouble seeing past the condition of the body and hence not appreciate the true value of the vehic
When you put your property up for sale, you want to make sure that potential buyers get all the information they need on the features of your home and its surrounding area. If, for example, buyers don’t realize there is a great school just a couple of blocks away, they might cross your property off their shortlist. An effective way to make sure something like that doesn’t happen is to create three lists. #1: The “I’ll miss it” list. Chances are, there are things about your ho
With all the news about interest rates, housing sales, and forecasts, you might think that the market is a bewildering place. In some ways, you'd be right! The market is certainly active. There's a lot going on. But, it would be a mistake to let all that noise discourage you from making a move. If the timing is right, and you're ready to upsize or downsize - or simply move to a neighborhood that better suits the lifestyle you want - you should at least get the information you
Although choosing a room’s color is highly personal, it’s worth noting that studies have linked specific color tones to psychological behaviors. In fact, many doctors, scientists and design experts believe that certain colors can actually influence your mood or motivation. The following list provides a general interpretation of commonly held views about how we perceive color. It may help you decide on the colors you’ll use in your next interior painting or decorating project.
When people think about selling their home, many focus on all the things they will have to do: paint the kitchen; clean closets; prepare for viewings; find another home; arrange financing; start packing; etc. It can all seem very overwhelming, very quickly. In fact, if you focus on the long to-do list, you may be dissuaded from ever making a move! It doesn’t have to be that way. There are many ways to make selling your home and buying another one relatively simple and easy. S
Are you making a New Year’s resolution this month? Whether it’s to quit smoking, lose weight, or spend more time with your family, you’ll have a much better chance of success if you turn that goal into a learning goal instead. A learning goal is simply a commitment to learn something rather than to achieve a specific milestone. Say, for example, that your New Year’s resolution is to get into better physical shape. A traditional goal might be: “I’m going to work out at the gym