The Haywood Home Builders Association will hold its Spring Expo May 10 and 11 at the Waynesville Armory at 44 Boundary St.
Home builders and home buyers are invited to stop in to look over the latest remodeling/building products and ideas.
There will be special entertainment throughout the day, as well as educational programs.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 10 and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11.
Attendees can register for an iPad giveaway, with the drawing at 3 p.m. Saturday. Vendors will also have giveaway items.
There is still an opportunity for vendors to participate.
We have heard it all over the news, home sales are up, mortgage lenders are loosening up, prices are going up... Throw them all together and you find more folks are considering buying a home now than in recent years. For those of you that have purchased a home previously, you know what a daunting task it is. For those considering buying for the first time... it may be down right overwhelming!
A simple search of the internet provides an abundance of hints, tips, and tricks to finding your dream home. Once you lay your eyes on it.... common sense can fly right out the window. The house is suddenly surrounded by a glowing halo of light, basking you in all its glory. You think to yourself, "THIS IS IT! MY HOME SWEET HOME!" And maybe it is. Or maybe you are not seeing the overall picture, the minor details that make major differences down the road.
Realtor.com shares 14 items to consider before taking that leap in a recent article like visiting the home at different times of the day. Checking out the surrounding area to see what's near your home. Experience speaking here... having the 9pm train blow past your home every single night can be quite disruptive to a child's bedtime routine.
Verify not only the most recent taxes, but past taxes and how often re-appraisals are done.
Is there a neighborhood association and how active is it? What fees etc are required?
Chat up the neighbors. This is one time to consider the chatty, nosy neighbor a positive thing.
These steps and the others listed, may dim the halo around your dream home or burst the bubble entirely, but they are necessary to avoid buyers remorse and ensure your dream home is realistically the best home overall.
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If you are considering listing your home, I am sure "spending more money on it" isn't the first thing that comes to mind. After all, the idea is to get the most out of the sale not spend more.
In a recent article for Inman NewsÂ®, Dian Hymer, discusses the importance of Curb Appeal in today's market. Hymer states, "Even though the home sale market has improved impressively, buyers still pay more for homes they can move right into without having to do work. This is not to say that buyers won't buy homes that need updating, but they need to be able to see the potential. And the property needs to be priced right for the market, taking into account work that needs to be done.
This isn't to say that if you have the same kitchen you had thirty years ago, you should gut it and do a complete transformation. But a little paint and new fixtures/hardware can make an incredible difference. Small improvements and updates are the way to go here.
Take a step back and evaluate your home from a buyer's prospective... When you drive up to your home, what is the first thing you notice? If it is over grown or dead shrubbery, then it's time to breakout the gardening tools and get down and dirty. It doesn't take a horticulture degree to trim the bushes, pull the weeds, and throw in a few colorful flowers. Considering many buyers will keep on trucking if the For Sale sign is surrounded by overgrown, unkept landscaping; it is well worth the sore muscles.
There are many ways to make your home more appealing to the buyers. Hymer shares more tips and insight into the importance of Curb Appeal. To read the entire article, CLICK HERE
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