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Thu Feb 12, 2015
CurbPaintingcom answered:
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Tue Feb 3, 2015
Celine Sanderson answered:
I'm really diggin" the "stucco" designs for houses. From my experience, it's a more modern look to homes and creates a newer kind of feel to your house. We're considering getting our bricks covered up with stucco as well as you, Jay. It might help you to call around for quotes on the square footage of your house to get a "ball-park" range of prices for the installation. I definitely think it would be a good investment for your house too.
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Thu Jan 29, 2015
Charlotte Marrocco-Mohler answered:
When updating your home rule of thumb is keeping what you have and update items. Kitchen cabinets are very expensive so if they are in good condition stain or paint them and put your money into countertops, appliances and flooring. Bath tubs can be redone and not replaced. Good luck! ... more
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Tue Jan 13, 2015
Tristam Bielecki answered:
If that is their attitude, it is not likely any action will prevent them from getting mad at you. Broken cars that sit on a property are visual blight and brings down home values so you have every right to feel this way. Of course, its good to have nice relations with your neighbor so unless you are actively trying to sell your home you may want to consider ways to screen the eyesore but you have every right to report it if it bother you a lot as you are probably one of several neighbors that feel that way. ... more
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Tue Jan 13, 2015
Tristam Bielecki answered:
That is a real shame - I had something similar happen to me but the neighbor had good reason to remove their shade tree as it was starting to damage their foundation. If she discussed your plans with you I suspect this was either done with good intentions (not realizing you planned a shade garden) or for some reason that desperately required their removal. You might want to check with an attorney but I don't think there is much you can do about this other than eat the loss and replant with sun-loving plants. ... more
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Fri Dec 19, 2014
Shawna Selinsky answered:
My personal/professional opinion is that this IS the right time to sell. First of all, lending rates are still standing low and very competitive. Secondly, your home (as well as most others) look the best they can look compared to the rest of the year! While everyone out there is considering listing their home and waiting until the spring, you will beat them to the punch. When a buyer needs to find a home in the winter, it is usually a very serious buyer that has a specific reason they are in search of a home during the bitter cold months. Your benefit will be as one of the few homes on the market, the odds of the buyer choosing your home over your competition increases significantly! I live in the 15001 zip code and would be very interested in meeting with you for a consultation. Please contact me to schedule a time convenient to you! I look forward to hearing from you. ... more
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Tue Dec 16, 2014
Tim Moore answered:
I don't see your home even being for sale and the picture on Trulia is pulled from public records. If it's not for sale what is the goal?
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Mon Dec 15, 2014
Eugene Dean answered:
If your air conditioning system is working, I would replace the cabinets first. I think that investment will be more noticeable to buyers. A lot of people form the opinion of a home based on its kitchen. Worn-out cabinets will certainly make the property harder to sell.
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Fri Dec 5, 2014
Erica Texada, Realtor answered:
Definitely check with your agent. Also, have them run a new market analysis to see if there have been any market changes or factors, that call for a price change.

Good Luck
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Thu Dec 4, 2014
rosewwwdot answered:
Hi Phil, I have created a digital design service for home exterior redesigns without a full renovation, you can see examples of our work here :

By making small improvements you can easily increase the value of your home and of course, make you and your neighbors happy!


Rosemary Williams
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Fri Nov 21, 2014
Caleb Hart answered:
It depends on the buyer of the home. A lot of buyers really like siding because it is energy efficient. Some people will only buy houses made of other materials. You should get started on repairs sooner rather than later so that you can start building equity. I'm surprised that house is still around though. ... more
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Wed Nov 19, 2014
Quintin Cowart answered:
Hi Robert,

While it has been some time since I have represented a client who had a large Live Oak that had historical significance I believe the city still has the designation. At that time the city would provide for the maintenance and care of any tree that was designated as such. Contact info for the Park and Tree commission is as follows. Best of luck!

Park and Tree
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone:(912) 651-6610
Link: Website
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Sat Nov 15, 2014
Evelyn Suarez answered:
Here's a link that will give you neighborhood information for Lake Clarke Shores which includes
- Market stability
- Home Prices
- Crime risks
- School Reports
- Property Ownership (owners vs renters)
and much more.
Click on this link to see info

Have a wonderful day,
Evelyn Suarez
KW Wellington

To see homes currently for sale in Lake Clarke Shores click on link below:
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Tue Oct 28, 2014
Mary Lynne Loughery answered:
First step, call the township and find out what is entailed. Permits will need to be obtained as well as an egress of some sort in case of an emergency. Also, townships/homeowner associations may have restrictions regarding basements for rental purposes. I'd check with both. ... more
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Tue Oct 28, 2014
Mary Lynne Loughery answered:
I do not believe parking spot numbers decreases curb appeal. It takes away the confusion of who should park where.
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Fri Sep 12, 2014
Michael Emery answered:
Call a Realtor in your area that specializes in commercial real estate. They can tell if you there are any retail stores either for sale or rent in your area.
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Sun Sep 7, 2014
Joan Gillespie answered:
Curb appeal is very important. If I don't like the outside, I certainly don't want to go inside.
Compared to where I live here in Ft Myers, it is almost scary moving back to the Steubenville/
Wintersville areas. I probably should just stay where I am, but I miss my sister & bro-in-law
who live in Wintersville & they don't come down often enough. She still works, probably for
another year or two.
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Wed Aug 20, 2014
Sharon Felton answered:
Personally, I think a nice light gray looks really classy. You can use your front door as an accent color! This question was asked long ago, so your Trulia friends want to know how it turned out. ... more
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Thu Aug 7, 2014
Jodi Strober- Bucks & Montgomery County PA answered:
Hi Colin,
It looks like you have received a lot of good information here. The only other thing I would look at is the maintenance/added expense issues as pool owner.
As a buyer's agent, whenever I show a house with a pool, I point out that not only are there time and expenses involved in opening and closing a pool and keeping the pool clean, there is an added expense that now - your's is the house in the neighborhood where all the parties will be - extra food will have to be on hand - more liability as well. ... more
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