It’s no secret every homeowner eventually wants to add value to their home. Not only does it boost the resale price, but it can create a more inviting and cozy space. When you stop and think about a home renovation, an overwhelming wave of stress overcomes you because all you can think about is the price tag. Well you’re in luck; adding value to your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
One good option to pay for your home updates would be totake out a low-rate personal loan. Since the duration of a personal loan is anywhere from 3 to 7 years, compared to a home equity loan which ranges from 20 to 30 years, you’ll end up paying way less in interest. Another alternative would be to apply for a 0% interest credit card to finance some of the smaller projects. Be wary, as it can be very easy to overspend when using a credit card. Set up automatic payments each month to chip away at the balance.
We’re not here to talk about a $40,000 kitchen remodel. Most people don’t have that kind of cash laying around. There are many inexpensive projects you can do around your home that will boost the financial worth of your home. Expect to spend around $300-$3,000 to complete some decent projects. Here are some great ideas for how to increase the value of your home at a smaller cost:Continue reading →
Do you ever feel like your money is literally flying out the window? Parents have ribbed their kids about turning off the lights and closing the door for as long as there have been homes, but there’s quite a bit of truth behind one of the most common household pet peeves. Wasted utilities can be a monetary black hole in the budget of any family, and in many cases, the ways we’re wasteful aren’t always immediately obvious.
Thankfully, today’s smart home technology can enable every family to do some smart snooping for inefficient habits, and set up intelligent scheduling to keep a home comfortable while minimizing costs. Here’s some helpful advice to consider:Continue reading →
It is estimated that over half of people internationally have a pet living with them, and statistics show pet ownership steadily rising every year. With so many people welcoming pets into their families, it stands to reason a pet’s specific needs would eventually make its way into home design. But, while some people go all-out buildingover-the-top pet palaces, the best design schemes marry a pet’s comfort with their human’s convenience without busting the budget. Here are six affordable home renovations for your pet that are stylish, functional and won’t cost you an arm and four legsContinue reading →
Broker/owner Christopher Nutt, and in-house Certified Marketing Executive Meghan Benham, have gone the extra mile by providing additional training for the agents of Gallery Properties in excess to the training webinars offered by Realty Executives International. Continue reading →
Despite real estate market fluctuations, Realty Executives Brio and Grant County in Bellevue, Washington continues to see consistent agent count growth through the seasons. While steadily welcoming new members to the team, the firm has remained ‘the place’ top producers want to call home — many for almost a decade.
Realty Executives Brio and Grant County is Realty Executives International’s Brokerage of the Month for April 2018. Co-owners Ken Bell and Crystal Herrmann lead the team of more than 60 real estate professionals who specialize in the Grant County market and Bellevue, the third-largest city in the Seattle metropolitan area. Armed with decades of experience, the co-owners offer industry knowledge, exceptional training programs, and insight that comes from having worked in the trenches themselves. Continue reading →
Packing can be the most time-consuming part of moving, but doing it right can mean the difference between a successful move or a disaster, especially if you’re moving belongings that are fragile or of sentimental value. Here are some pack hacks to ease the process. Continue reading →
Your home’s landscape and exterior space is the first thing that potential buyers notice. As they pull up to view your home, it is important that you are giving them a great first impression. These are a few great landscaping renovations that you can make to improve the chances of selling your home.Continue reading →