Thursday, May 10, 2018

118 Springcrest Dr Hightstown

Let me introduce to you, this lovely piece of property in a tranquil street off Main St., in Hightstown.

This home is more than move in ready.. It has been tailored and prepared for your possession.

From the moment you ascend to its bright and airy formal living room that opens up to the Formal dining room and newly renovated kitchen, you will be enveloped with the feeling of HOME.

A renovated bathroom and three spacious bedrooms complete the main floor

Enjoy family game or movie night in the down stairs family room

Through those french doors, enjoy a BBQ on the covered patio or roast some marshmallows on the floating deck. Sit back and enjoy watching the kids play a game of catch on the spacious and picturesque backyard.

Want to take a tour for your self? Call or text 732-930-1362 or schedule some time here

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Why You Need To Sell This Summer

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        The market is hot, hot, hot! With interest rates at an all time low for buyers, the market has turned into a feeding frenzy, and home sales are skyrocketing in prices. In such a high demand, seller's market, homes are selling for record breaking prices, which means more money in your pocket. If you have been considering selling your home, doing so in today's market will bring you a larger sales price. Don't wait for the market to shift when interest rates begin to start going up again. The National Association of Realtors has gathered data to predict a strong 6 months of sales throughout the United States. And with such a large group of buyers hunting for homes during the summer months, you have a great potential to sell your home quickly, and move on to bigger and better things sooner. ____

         This is also a great buying opportunity if you are wanting to transition into a new home. Low interest rates equate to more savings. You could potentially end up getting a bigger home for the same monthly payment cost when you buy your next property. And with such a hot market, there are more homes for sale, which means you can find the right one.

          If you have not already spoken with an agent, get in touch with one to get a complimentary CMA. See if the numbers work out for you and/or your family, and if moving is something you want to do. Whether you are re-sizing, or moving to a different state, your agent can get the numbers in order to make sure it's in your best interest to transition in today's market. Don't wait and lose tens of thousands of dollars in your sale price!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

6 Reasons Your Home Won't Sell

Are you ready to sell your home and want it to have a great first impression on the market? Or maybe your home has been listed for a few weeks or months, and you can't figure out why it won't sell, and you know your agent is working hard to market it. We've listed below the top 6 reasons your home may not make a good impression and end up stagnant on the market.


To be clear, an overpriced home is the #1 reason a home won't sell. We often times want our homes to be worth a lot more than we may see based on the data, but if you put your home on the market for the number you wish it will bring instead of the price it actually needs to be, your home can sit on the market for months without getting a single showing. If you're thinking you need to price high to leave room for negotiations, statistics show that views for your property, for buyers in your price range, can drop a whopping 90% if it's priced too high. Discuss with your agent what the market says the value of your home is, then price it competitively to potentially get a bidding frenzy instead of low offers or having it expire.


Making sure the house is clean and having to leave on a daily basis for buyers to tour the home may get a little overwhelming, but it is crucial to have open availability to have your home shown. You could end up missing out on the perfect buyer if you decline too many showings. The longer it sits on the market, the less value buyers will see in it. Talk with your agent about having a 24 hour notice period if the extra time is needed, but make sure your home is available to be shown as often as possible.


Buyers want to walk into a house and envision their lives in that home. This is difficult to do if your home is cluttered with personal belongings. They are instantly given the feeling of invading someone else's personal space, instead of the satisfaction of being able to see a future in your home. Make sure your property is clutter free before putting it on the market; and store away any family photos.


If you smoke or have pets, it's easy to get used to the smell to the point that you don't even notice it anymore. But it's important to understand that the scent can be picked up by new people visiting your home, and it can really turn them off from making an offer. Before a showing, make sure to dispose of any garbage, don't cook fish or other strong smelling food, and ensure the home is freshened up so there are no pet or smoke odors. 


Selling your home as-is may sound appealing at first, but being unwilling to make repairs could cost another mortgage payment that far exceeds the cost of repairs if you refuse to work with the buyer on their requests and the home goes back on the market again. It's wise to be open to repair requests, and simply go over with your agent what you can afford to do and make a reasonable counter offer during the repair negotiations. 


It's important to have an open mind about requests that will come from buyers when it comes to purchasing your home. These requests can come in the form of price negotiations, repair requests, or even requests to cover closing costs or home warranties. With your agent on your side advising you of the best steps to take, it's best to be open to working with the buyer's on some of their requests to ensure a successful closing.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Get to have the pleasure of hosting the holiday meals this year? (Or are you "stuck" with it?") Fortunately, you can throw a few ingredients together and become the Pinterest-Queen (or king) of the party. Check out these adorable treats that will be a perfect dessert for your next Christmas party. You can snag the recipe here:

And if you have been thinking about selling, I can make these treats for your home's next open house!

Friday, December 8, 2017

10 Staging Tips To Get Your Home Sold

Ready to sell your house? Here is a few staging tips to get your home prepared for the market. When 
listing a home that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, you want to make sure it's 
presented in the best light. You wouldn't buy a $50,000 dollar car if it was filled from top to bottom in 
someone's personal content and trash. This is the same mindset you need to carry into selling your home 
that will be worth well over a $100,000.


The best thing you can do for your home for sale is to get rid of all of your clutter! Make a rule for your
home that for every new piece that comes in, one must go. One of the biggest factors to a cluttered home
is too much furniture. Generally, in a professional staging, half the home owner's furniture is removed 
to make the house look much bigger. Look around your house and see what you can pack away. It'll be 
worth the investment to get a storage unit for a couple of months to store away a lot of your furnishings and goods.


It's largely misconceived that furniture pushed directly up against walls make a room look bigger, but 
this is far from true. Instead, you'll want to float your furniture in reach room and away from the walls. 
Position your sofas and chairs into cozy conversational groupings. Be sure the furnishings are placed to
make the traffic flow in a room obvious. This will make the room more user-friendly and will make it 
look larger.


If you have a room that has only served to collect boxes or other junk, it's important to purpose the 
room to something that is functional. You can make it into an extra bedroom, a small cozy nook/reading
room, etc. If it's in the basement, hid the boxes and turn it into a gaming room or family area.


Great lighting is the trick to making a staged home look warm and welcome. Most homes are 
improperly lit, which makes rooms look dark and dreary. There is a quick fix to this issue. Increase the 
wattage in your fixtures and lamps, aiming for about 100 watts per 50 square feet. Add three different 
types of lighting to each room: ambient (general overhead), task (under cabinets or pendants), and 
accent lighting (table lamps and wall accents).


The simple trick to toning down dated finishing in any space is a little bit of fresh paint. You don't want
to go stark white, but look into neutral grey and beige colors. Beige colors can also consist of warm 
honey like colors, soft blues and greens, and a variety of undertones that add a little life to a general 
neutral color. If you do want to use bold colors, be sure to only keep it on accent walls to help enhance 
structural features.


If you want to make a room bigger than it is, paint the room the same color as an adjacent room. For 
small kitchens and dining rooms, a seamless look will make the space feel like one, open it up, and 
make it seem much larger. Using drapes that match the wall colors can also add an emphasis to the 
room's size.


Staged homes have an emphasis in fresh flowers and pricey floral arrangements. If you don't have the 
money to go all out on florals, you can get this same effect by raiding your garden space. You can DIY 
beautiful pieces with fern fronds, magnolia clippings, and more. Use the spring and summer months to 
find cheerful flowers and use them in your arrangements.


So you can't afford new cabinets? Then you can just get new doors and drawer fronts. Then paint 
everything to match and add new hardware to them. Instead of replacing the entire dishwasher, you 
may be able to get a new front panel, go for stainless steel if you can pull it off. Check with the 
manufacturer to see if replacements are available for your model.


Unfinished home projects can really scare off potential home buyers, so you'll want to be sure to make
required repairs. Missing floorboards and large cracks in the sidewalk on the way to your door tend to 
be a red flag. Holes in walls and scratched up door frames can really look unattractive. These repairs 
cost you less to fix than buyers might deduct from the asking price.


Aside from de-cluttering, the most important step to staging your home is to clean it. A dirty house is 
a quick turn-off for potential buyers. Most homes, especially with children and pets, and smokers, have
a smell that may go undetected to home owners, but are quickly picked up by strangers. Be sure to
have your home professionally cleaned prior to staging to appeal to all buyers that your home is nice 
and fresh.

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Incredible Joy of Owning Your Home

If you haven't bought a home yet, you're missing out on a wonderful feeling! That moment when you walk through your doors, throw your purse or keys on the floor, plop down on your couch and breathe a sigh of relief while thinking, "Finally, it's ours (or mine)!" And the joy of looking at all of your boxes, getting to roll your eyes about why you buy so much stuff, then giving yourself a moment to take a nap because you worked hard to get here and earned it! Yes that's a real feeling!
We often hear, and read, about the cost effectiveness of home ownership. The equity build-up, the freedom it can give us from finances in our retirement years, and a plethora of other ways owning a home can be a positive impact on your bottom dollar. But we don't often hear about the emotional impact owning a home can have. Yes there will be days the fridge is acting silly and you need to call your home warranty, or days you have to get outside to mow your own yard, but nothing beats the pride and joy of owning a home. 
There is a sense of security, and a sense of "this is mine and I worked my way up to this moment," that provides moments of bliss. The ability to do with your home as you please, not pay a pretty penny for every member of your fur family, and the privacy it provides can't be beat.
Home ownership also gives you the ability to put down some roots. And we mean that figuratively and literally. You get to build memories through the holidays and go through many milestones with your family, that leave a significant impact into the later years. You also get to build bonds with your neighbors, and grow in a community oriented neighborhood. With rentals, people come and go annually, but there are deeper roots planted with building relationships with those living next to you. Potlucks, 4th of July and New Year's Eve spent lighting fireworks, and just the excitement of getting to know each other and build new relationships. 
Buying a home isn't about the dollars and cents for everyone, sometimes it's just about the joy of owning your own place, and getting to build amazing memories in it. If you've been longing for this, get in touch with a real estate agent, and make it happen. You owe it to yourself to make your dreams come true!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Storage Ideas For Small Bathrooms

Is your bathroom small? It’s the worst, isn’t it? Well, unfortunately, small bathrooms are very
common, and are usually the smallest rooms in the house. I can almost bet that it almost always
feels cramped and tight in there. Although the square footage doesn’t change, a change of
organization and storage space can make a drastic change to how your bathroom feels.

Here are a few tips and tricks to make your bathroom space feel more functional and spacious.

Medicine CabinetIf you have a regular mirror, replacing it with one that includes a medicine 
cabinet and provide further storage space.

ShelvingIf you have free space above your toilet, vanity, or other another empty part of the wall,
install shelving units. Purchase a few decorative baskets to maximize shelf space.

HooksWith a few decorative hooks, in a style of your preference, you can declutter by placing a
couple on the back of the door to hang towels or robes. Perhaps one or two right next to each
end of the shelving unit you just installed.

Towel Racks A rack installed inside of you shower can save you space and convenience,
also adding an additional shower bar above the original will work nicely. Another idea is
installing a few racks a couple of feet above each other or right next on another. If you have an
excessive amount of towels, store some of them away in the bedroom closet.

Vanity with CabinetI have come across plenty of pedestal sinks in small bathrooms, but if you
want save some space, add some storage, and upgrade the look of your bathroom at the same time, 
a vanity cabinet will definitely do the trick.

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