The Southern Indiana Real Estate Team's Blog
Woods of Northaven PREMIER HOMES
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Preparing Your Home to Sell.
PREPARING YOUR HOME TO SELL
It is important to make your home look its best before putting it on the market. Impressing the people that walk through your home will help you get an offer closer to your list price and sooner. Here are some tips to help you get started.
First take a look at your home. Act like you are a potential buyer. Look at your home through buyers' eyes. Start a list of things to do. Then read below adding to your list as you go.
EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME
Let us begin outside were potential buyers decide if your home is one they want to tour. Most buyers will drive by your home before they call the real estate agent to request a showing. Make that drive by Love at first sight!
Landscaping can make a home look stunning! Make a trip to the nursery and add fresh mulch and color to those flower beds. A landscaper might be a wise investment. Keep your lawn watered, mowed and trimmed. Your yard should be free of debris. Keep trash containers, lawn equipment and bicycles housed in your garage or behind the house. Does your driveway, porch or deck need sealed? Clean out gutters. Calk around windows and doors. Completing any general maintenance items makes potential home buyers and home inspectors happy!
The front door is where the potential buyer(s) stand while the real estate agent is preparing to enter the home. Try a fresh coat of paint or a good cleaning on your door and porch. Anew welcome mat and a wreath adds an inviting touch. Fresh flowers in a pot will add beauty and fragrance.
INTERIOR OF YOUR HOME
Reduce Clutter! Closets, cabinets, drawers, counter tops, book shelves, garages and storage sheds: Eliminate and Organize. ...
FIRST STEP TO BUYING A HOME!
Before you do anything
WE WANT YOU TO KNOW----
Hiring a REALTOR to assist you in buying a home is at NO COST to you! The seller pays the commission! So why not take advantage of having someone, who knows the ins and outs of the market, the paperwork and the real estate laws, assist you in buying!
Interview Real Estate Agents
Ask questions....the more thorough the agent's answers, the more thorough they will be throughout the rest of the buying process.
Contact a Lender to get Pre-Approved
A lender (Bank or Mortgage Company) will be able to give you your credit score and let you know whether you are eligible to get a loan or not. If you are not, they will work with you to raise your credit score to get you pre-approved. Once pre-approved, you will know an estimated amount of what you are approved for, and what price range to look for in your search for your dream home.
Make a List
What are some necessities that you need in your home? (number of beds and baths, 1st floor master, garage, fenced in yard, low maintenance, acreage, etc...) Make your list and present it to your real estate agent.
Start Your Search
Once you have given your agent the search criteria, they will start sending you different properties on the market. Keep up to date with those! Also, check online. We offer an online search that allows you to view all real estate for sale in Indiana...
KNOB HILL SUBDIVISION
Knob Hill - Beautiful Rolling Hills!
Brookstone Subdivision Georgetown, Indiana
Brookstone is a beautiful subdivision located just off of Baylor Wissman Road in Georgetown, IN. This neighborhood is already well-established and maintains a quiet and secluded feel. As you drive through this countryside subdivision you feel as if you can easily escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Since Brookstone is in the Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation, you can enjoy a peaceful state-of-mind knowing that your child will receive a top-quality education at Georgetown Elementary School, Highland Hills Middle School, or Floyd Central High School. And, if you're worried about buying in a subdivision that is still being built in, you can rest easy because all of the new construction homes are being built in the back of the neighborhood which allows the front of the neighborhood to remain safe and quiet. Don't miss your chance to buy your dream home in this tranquil subdivision! You'll be so glad you did!
The Waters of Millan Subdivision
The Waters of Millan is conveniently located just off of Old IN 60 in Sellersburg, Indiana. This beautiful up-and-coming neighborhood maintains a quiet and secluded feel as it’s surrounded by gorgeous countryside. But don’t let this subdivision’s rural feel fool you – it’s just a short drive away from 5-star Silver Creek schools, grocery stores, restaurants, and the interstate! So, whether you’re someone who enjoys the attractions of the city, or someone who’d rather get away to the country, this subdivision offers the best of both worlds as it’s only a 15 minute drive to Louisville one direction and a 15 minute drive to the Deam Lake State Recreation area in the other direction! The construction crews are very conscientious of the residents who currently live there and they’re very good about keeping the noise to a minimum so that you and your family can enjoy living in your new home! So, what are you waiting for? Drive out to The Waters of Millan today and see what you’ve been missing!
Tips to Save Energy and Add Value
When it comes to energy efficiency, look for smart features and expertise to help you save energy and money and add value to your home.
1. Begin with a Right-Sized Home.
2. Purchase Energy Star Appliances Such as Your TV, Dishwasher, Washer and Dryer, and Microwave.
3. Install Efficient Lighting Such as Compact Flourescent (CLF) or LED Bulbs in Every Fixture.
4. Get an Energy Audit and Have Tests Performed to Identify Ways of Improving Your Efficiency.
April Fool's 2016