Thinking of listing your home for sale? Best tips for presentation, add curb appeal….

We’ve known this all along but again NAR has posted the results of those projects that will give you the most bang for your dollar in getting your home ready for sale. Exterior projects rank # 1 in return on investment starting with that front door! Check out this article from NAR by copy and pasting to your browser. You can also go to and see this story in full. Houselogic allows you to create your own site to track your home expenses and see what the benefit might be for various projects and expenditures you make to your home. Main take away from this is when your home is listed for sale presentation and curb appeal is #1 in must do’s. Front door painting and replacement is first and foremost but don’t forget all the area around the entry, porch, walkways, etc. All must be kept clear and inviting. Please call me for any additional pointers that maybe helpful.

Affordability Index means great time to buy homes….

For home buyers the year 2012 will go down as the best year to purchase a home base on the affordability index, this according to National Association of REALTORS®. See aricle by copying and pasting this address to your browser; The affordability index is a measurement of average wages, national home price averages, and current interest rates. Based on these measurements 2012 was the highest ever at 198.2 as of November. All indications are 2013 will be the 3 highest year for affordability of homes. This means, Buyers should not linger or fence sit while the best time to purchase a home passes you by. This holds true for up sizing home as well as down sizing. Great news in this economy for those looking for a home to live in. Contact me for more info.