Tax day, April 17, 2018 is just around the corner. Whether you plan to complete them in a weekend or are pulling together the information to give to your tax preparer, here are a few tips to get started!
2018 Housing Trends that promise to transform your home and your lifestyle like never before!
The housing trends of 2018 will be focused more on integrating technology while creating healthy and connected living environments. Now days, we are seeing more and more generations living under the same roof, so home-specific features that provide a helping hand or peaceful influence are going to be welcomed fully. Here are some items of what to expect in the coming year that you might want to incorporate into your home or think about when your looking to purchase your next home.
1. ) A rise in smart technology in the home - Homeowners are rapidly purchasing devices along with apps that perform various tasks such as turning on lights and appliances
When buying a home you are also buying into an entire community. It is important to make sure your new neighborhood suits your families needs and preferences just as much as the house you decide to purchase. Most houses can be modified, whereas neighborhoods can not.
When you are evaluating a neighborhood, you want to ask yourself these important questions:
1. SCHOOLS- A school district's reputation can have a strong impact on the desirability of certain neighborhoods, making this a top concern, even if they don't have school-aged children. Buyers recognize that good schools can have a positive impact on their home's future resale value. Visit https://www.greatschools.org for school ratings and more.
Are the Holidays a good time to sell your home? Research has shown that serious buyers are out this time and less competition really makes it a no brainer.
Holiday Home Selling Myths debunked:
Myth #1: No one wants to buy a home during the holidays. People often believe that during the holidays, the last thing people want to buy is a home. They want to avoid the hassle of looking, closing, and moving. The market just isn’t there.
Fact: Homebuyers who are serious about moving shop 365 days a year. The smart homebuyer knows there won’t be as much risk in getting into a bidding war with other homebuyers. The available homes might be slimmer, but perhaps homebuyers are fine with having fewer options. After all if they want to move in by the end of
Do you have a green thumb? No need, I have you covered with this Seasonal Landscaping Guide!
NOVEMBER: To prepare for the approaching winter months, lay out a light layer of compost over your lawn to lock in moisture. Keep the covering thin to avoid blocking too much sunlight.
Flowers to plant: Carnation, Cornflower, Dutch Iris,Ground Orchid, California Poppy and Sweet Pea
Vegetables to plant: Kale, Lettuce, Radish, Spinach
DECEMBER: Winter begins the maintenance phase of lawn care and gardening. Start pruning and putting out frost blankets. Some hardier flowers can still flourish in colder months. Consider varieties to keep color in your garden throughout winter months.
Flowers to plant: Snapdragons, Camellias, Pansies and flowering