What is Your Home Worth? Staying or Selling, It’s Important to Know

What Is Your Home Worth? Staying or selling its important to know.

A professional valuation of your house is an estimate of how much your house would sell for if it were on the market. It is specific to the time the appraisal is made in as property values tend to fluctuate over time and the condition of the house changes as time passes. Regardless of whether you are selling your home or staying in it, it helps to know its true value. Continue reading

Does Landscaping Increase the Value of Your Home?

Does Landscaping Increase the Value of Your Home?

Spring is in the air and soon there will be a mad rush of people heading to the local nursery spending a lot of money for plants, flowers, top soil, and many other gardening items.  But does landscaping increase the value of your home?  According to a Publication from Virginia Tech, it does! Continue reading

Tips On How To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

FERRIS BROTHERS. Tips for showing your home

First impressions are the most important…  especially to a potential buyer.  They want to walk into your home and have it feel like a place they could make their own.  That is the key to selling your house.  Once you have decided to put your home on the market you have to ensure that it will appeal to as many people as possible and create that warm and inviting feeling that will make people want buy it. Continue reading

Remodeling Your Home? The Best Return On Your Investment

Image: Sally from LoveOfHomes.com

Image: Sally from LoveOfHomes.com

As real estate agents in the Durham Region, we are often asked what should be remodeled, fixed or changed before a house goes up for sale.  Every house is different, but in most cases you are best to simply freshen up the paint, de-clutter and clean the house, and save your money.  That being said, there are times when it is important to consider a remodel in order to get top dollar for your home.  When that time comes, we recommend that you approach renovation decisions like you would a business decision rather than an emotional one.  If you truley made the decision to sell your house your main goal should be your ROI (Return On Investment). Continue reading