A welcoming and well-organized entrance will make your home feel inviting and set the tone for the rest of the home. But with the need for storage, seating and decor, what design concepts best fit your home entryway?
If you open you door to a large and empty space, it’s a good idea to take advantage of the open space but carve some clearly defined zones meant for specific purposes. Adding a large bench or sofa against your sofa can help define the entrance. Another way to make your own entry is to put a piece of furniture used to hold scarves, jackets or other outdoor accessories next to the door. This way your guests and yourself can enter the home and know what that space is intended for.
Selling your home is a huge decision and there is a lot to consider and prepare before and during the process. It is important to know what is involved and what it will mean for you. Realty Executives are experts in the home selling process. Use this exclusive Home Seller’s Guide to help walk you through the process from start to finish in preparation for selling your home.
Buying a home can be a fantastic investment, but it also comes with its fair share of responsibilities, obligations, and financial strains, especially if you’re considering purchasing a home with someone else. While it’s very common for married couples to purchase homes jointly, it’s also not uncommon for people to purchase homes with those they aren’t married to, though this does have pros and cons. Here are some helpful questions to ask yourself when considering buying a home with a significant other, friend, or relative.
We’re halfway through 2019, but it’s never too late to start working toward sustainable living. One easy way to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle is to purchase from brands whose goal is to create ethically and sustainably made products. If you’re in the market for some new home decor, here are our top picks for the best sustainable home decor brands to check out this year.
Moving is always a source of stress, but there are several ways you can get through the process and work through those boxes as efficiently and quickly as possible. Check out these tips to moving without the stress and hassle.
1. Adopt a solution-focused attitude
You can’t control everything, but you can choose how you react. If you see moving as a challenge, you’re more likely to see options and solutions to difficult situations. Staying optimistic and positive will help you keep calm and open to new possibilities. In contrast, if you see moving as mostly a negative experience on par with getting a tooth pulled, your natural response could be to shut down, avoid, and procrastinate — which will only lead to more stress. While there’s no doubt that moving involves stress and work, you can make things easier on yourself by deciding to move forward one small step at a time.
Realty Executives Local Group Inc. Brokerage is excited to announce it held its grand opening of the new office and investment in North Bay, Ontario. Previously on Lakeshore Drive, the successful franchise decided to relocate after an amazing opportunity presented itself to purchase a historic building in the core of downtown North Bay.
The grand opening event featured live music by North Bay symphony members, tasty food and drinks from local restaurants and honorary guests such as Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing -Timiskaming, Councilman Marcus Tignanelli and President of Realty Executives Regional Ontario, Scott Gilmour. The event was attended by current and past clients, family, friends and community members.
Gary Denton-55 and Kathleen Denton-47 may be empty nesters, but they are in no way retired. In fact, their motto, “work hard, play hard” may persuade you to believe they may never actually retire. Gary and Kathleen both graduated from Arizona State University, but they did not meet there. It was not until they were both in their professional careers that their paths crossed. Kathleen has been a Real Estate Agent for the last 20 years. And at the time they met, she was Gary’s Realtor and property manager of some investment property he owned. They married in 2009, have three adult children Alex-30, Jay-28, and Sophia-24 and two grandsons Cooper-3 and Rhett-2 from their son Alex and his wife, Felicia. As a Realtor, Kathleen works for Realty Executives Northern Arizona in Prescott. She specializes in all of Yavapai and Maricopa Counties and would love to be the number one choice for anyone selling or purchasing a home. Gary built and operated a heavy highway construction company and retired after 20 years. But as I said earlier, their motto would lead you to believe they may not truly retire!
After you have gone to the open house and decided that this is the perfect home for you, there are certain things you have to check before you make an offer. That is, you must check your neighborhood. Being in the right neighborhood is just as important as being in the right house. Do your homework and fully investigate the area. This is going to be the place where you will be living for a long time. Pay attention to every detail. Moreover, it would be a good idea to look for a real estate agent, as he or she can help you find the perfect home. Here is some guidance on how to evaluate a neighborhood before buying a property.
Realty Executives of Hickory has renewed their partnership with Realty Executives after receiving “Best of Hickory” in real estate for the eighth consecutive year. Known as one of the fastest-growing firms in the franchise, Realty Executives of Hickory has continually shown success and growth throughout the years. Reaching $164 million in sales volume and 560 transactions in 2018, Hickory is more productive than ever.
We’re always trying to support green living, and one of the easiest ways to conserve energy is by ensuring your home appliances are energy-efficient. Energy-efficient appliances can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower your utility bills, use less water and electricity, and overall lead to a cozier, happier, cleaner living space. Here’s how you can ensure that your kitchen appliances are energy-efficient and what to look out for when replacing your current appliances.