Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Downsizing Your Home?
Has your family grown up, right before your eyes? Mine sure has! With the cost of heating your home, comes maintenance and updating. New appliances, furnace, painting, flooring and more items, can be overwhelming at times. Energy Star appliances are clearly the ones to choose now. Replacement windows? You bet! If you are going to downsize to a more reasonable and manageable home, should you bother with all the improvements and updates? The answer is Yes! The buyers today expect your home to be move-in condition. Good curb appeal still works! Those are the homes that are still procuring the good offers. If your floor plan is different, expect your market time to be longer. Need updates? Busy street? Expect your market time to be longer. These are some of the most important changes during this market. Your home will sell, yes. Price, location and condition, will determine the amount of time and the price it should be, prior to procuring a sale.