Blog - Month: March 2022

Month: March 2022

What to Expect as a Homebuyer This Spring

What to Expect as a Homebuyer This Spring

Posted By Andrea Robinson
March 30, 2022 Category: General

Spring is the best time to buy a home, but the thing is… All buyers think so, too. Therefore, competition tends to be at its highest during the Spring. Here are a few things you can expect when house-hunting during the Spring season and how you can prepare for them. 1. Prepare for bidding wars When supply is low and demand is high, you can expect that bidding wars will happen. This means you should discuss with your representation ahead of time about what you feel comfortable with when it comes to the offer you’re presenting and what “deal sweeteners” you can throw in to make your offer seem more attractive within the pool of offers sellers have to choose from. 2. Expect lower-inventory Not only is the current real estate market an extremely hot seller's market due to the low-interest rates, but it’s also the case due to the low inventory. That being said, you won’t find yourself with multiple options to choose from where there’s a lot of wiggle room for negotiations.  3. Be flexible What we mean here by "be flexible" is to be ready to make amendments to your wish list. While you would like to have a pool already in the backyard, you may not find it. While you may want to move into the home you’re purchasing as quickly as possible, you may not be able to. Simply keep an open mind and know that you may need to bend a bit when it comes to what you may want. 4. Get pre-approved If you want to avoid the

5 Spring Home Decor Trends

5 Spring Home Decor Trends

Posted By Andrea Robinson
March 30, 2022 Category: General

  Spring has sprung and the urge to redecorate our homes to make it feel like a new beginning is strong among all of us! Here are a few spring home decor trends you can easily hop onto, without breaking the bank or taking on a major renovation project. Texture Believe it or not, sleek white marble for literally everything in our home is slowly making its way out of style. If you want to give your living room a trendy makeover, add some texture! An inexpensive and easy way to do this is with pillows, throws, and rugs. Simply head over to Home Goods and you have tons of options to choose from.  Earth tones If you’re looking for another trend to participate in, earth tones are all the rave these days. Not only is it fun to get in on a trend, but this trend is going to relax you. Given that the earth tones are associated with nature, you’ll quickly see that turning towards these tones will help create a relaxing atmosphere in your home.  You can incorporate earth tones through wall art, paintings,  wall paint colors, and any textiles (such as throws, pillows, and rugs). Greenery Can’t wait for the flowers to bloom and for the grass to turn green? Neither can we! Thankfully, a huge trend this year is indoor plants!  Add some greenery into your home with indoor plants that are easy to maintain and keep healthy.   Landscape Art This season, it’s all about nature! If you have any pieces of art on your walls, swappin

Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

Posted By Andrea Robinson
March 15, 2022 Category: General

Spring is here and while that means we can swap our Winter coats for our light Spring puffer coats, it also means we need to clean up whatever mess Winter left us with.   Here’s a list of things around your house you should definitely add to your Spring Cleaning checklist:   Outdoors   Clean your windows from the outside Clean your outdoor furniture such as patio furniture, umbrellas, etc Remove or trim any dead tree branches Clean your gutters and downspouts Wash your deck’s floorboards Scrub down your front door, side door, and garage doors Rake and fertilize your grass to prep it for the summer Wash your fence   Kitchen   Wipe walls Degrease the kitchen drains Dust high surfaces such as the top of your fridge and microwave Degrease your backsplash Defrost your freezer and clean it Get rid of old or expired food in the freezer, fridge, and pantry Deep clean your countertops Deep clean your fridge Deep clean the inside of your cabinets   Living room   Dust and polish your furniture Put your blankets and pillows into the washing machine Vacuum your sofa Dust your blinds and curtains Wash your windows from the inside Dust and clean your ceiling fans Dust electronics and other gadgets Disinfect your remote controls and other gadgets   Office   Sort and throw away paperwork you don’t need anymore Disinfect your keyboard and mouse Dust

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