Wow, that is some fireplace. Are you thinking about selling your home down the road, and wondering if this will add value? Having any fireplace does add a little bit of value, but not that much. Looks like the stonework on this would be very expensive, and I doubt you'd get your money back on that. And...it's something that won't appeal to all buyers. Personally, I like it, but some may think it's too "busy", or too "log cabin like". Are you in a city or suburb? Something like this might be perfect for a fancy mountain home in Aspen. For any home improvement I would focus on something that would appeal to the largest audience, not your own personal taste.... more
The most important thing that should be in a house is a centralized HVAC system. If you are confused about which type of AC to choose then read this: http://blog.specialtyairinc.com/does-the-size-of-my-air-conditioner-matter/... more
Tankless water heaters ensure you'll never run out of hot water and are more "green," only heating water as it's needed. Not to mention free up some much needed space in your utility room. But in our local area, Western South Dakota, where many homes are sourced by a private well it's important to ensure your water is soft enough to effectively use a tankless water heater. Oftentimes, if your water is hard - the traditional tank water heater is still your best option.... more
Pink interior paint can definitely be a concern. How much pink are we talking? Is the whole interior pink, or just a powder room? You're in a delicate situation. There are a lot of folks who will dislike pink paint, but some who will love it. If you take a chance on leaving it, in hopes that the pink lovers will come along first, you're risking the best days of your listing. The earliest days a house is on the market are the best. If the pink-paint-haters come first, the house could sit on the market longer than desired, which will have an adverse affect on sales price. People start wondering why the house isn't selling..."what's wrong with it??", and then you can get into a "death spiral" that results in a lot lower purchase price than you would like to see. Either way it's a gamble, you have to ask yourself, which option makes you feel better about your selling position. Best of luck in selling your Victorian...Jim... more
I think this all depends on how dated the property is, and what their budget is. Sellers can do simple improvements like paint, and have carpets cleaned, or update cabinet pulls, light fixtures and door hardware. Or...they can go all out and do re-do flooring, kitchens, baths, etc.... more
check this site for great info on flooring with pets. Will help guide you for resale purposes.
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360 Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
Yes, spare bedroom, especially in a 2 bed unit is pretty essential. Buyers can always reconfigure it any way they want it but if you are selling it as a 2 bed, I would present it as a 2 bed.
And yes, I hate to say it but painting the room a neutral color would be worth the time. It cost little, would take a day of your time and could make a difference especially if there are a lot of other units in your development to choose from. Buyers don't want to envision and they don't want to face doing what you yourself have admitted to not wanting to do. They just want to be able to move in without looking at a color which may be a turn off for them.... more
Hi there, are you looking to rent or purchase a condo? And how soon are you looking to move?
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I would say yes, they absolutely should. It is in both your interests to show the house in such a way that will move the property. You might also consider getting a "pre-inspection". Home Inspectors can walk through and at least point out some of the issues that they would identify in the full blown inspection so that you can address them prior to the home going on the market.... more
I have personally just put in a gunite pool, and found it to be fantastic. I was told most pool companies use the same pool subs for thier work, plumbing, plaster and gunite, so its really about who you are most comfortable using. Make sure you have recieved plenty of bids for the work, apples to apples.... more
Ashley there are designations you can take and classes but, they vary from area to area. Here in NC I know where to send you but, in TN not too sure. You might check into the local real estate schools and just search through Google for Home Staging. There is a good bit more to it then what you might see on TV so be prepared. I have actually taking a class here and there. I do not by any means profess to be a stager though.
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