Cleaning up your yard each spring requires a weekend of removing debris left behind from winter storms, cleaning out flowerbeds, adding fresh mulch, and replacing gravel or sod displaced by plowing or shoveling your driveway and paths all winter. Those snowy months can take their toll on a property.
Is spring cleaning really all that important? Experts say yes, and not just for those of us who are selling our homes. According to the National Association of Professional Organizers (yes, there really is a professional organization of people who will come and create order in your home), spring cleaning can inspire organization and clarity in many areas of your life- not just your kitchen.
With a shortage of homes on the market, and the current housing demand causing a steady rise in the asking price of homes across the state, you may find yourself considering a foreclosure. Perhaps you thought you never would look at foreclosures, yet there they are, reasonably priced, and looking like they might fit your needs perfectly.
If you are getting ready to sell your home, you probably have taken a look around and realize that some extensive household cleaning and de-cluttering is going to be required to make a good first impression with buyers. But how much is really required? Don’t the buyers just realize that you are still living there and overlook your daily messes?
When it is time to sell, baby boomers may wonder if their personal sense of style that resonates throughout their home will appeal to today’s young buyers. Every generation of buyers tends to look for something different and Millennials are no exception. They will not be impressed by the same décor as their parents or grandparents, as plenty of surveys have proven.
You see it happening slowly around your neighborhood every spring. A fresh load of mulch gets delivered and a burst of revived gardening occurs around everyone’s home. If you are still uncertain why this is needed and what you should even look for, there are a few tips that experts say will supplement your less-than-perfect soil and save you time and effort in keeping all your outdoor plants and shrubs happy and healthy.
Those of us who call New Hampshire home know that the quality of life one finds living here is simply unsurpassed. You will love NH. That may sound like a biased opinion, but it is backed up by facts. In a recent study that examined how the fifty states rank in terms of quality of life for their residents, NH topped the charts with all the key indicators– always in the top ten and often in the top three!
You probably have heard that the current real estate market in New England is a seller’s market, and depending on which communities and the region of the state in which you look, the signs may indeed be there to support this. While the market varies based upon where you live, there are three clear signs to look for:
Your home is beautiful and perhaps, unique. But when you prepare to sell it, you have to think about how the average buyer will perceive it as they pull up to the curb. This is an important factor known as “curb appeal”, and yes, you probably know this means cleaning up debris and making your yard look pretty. But did you know that there are several things, perhaps those that you think make the home stylish and uniquely your own, which can turn potential buyers off?
If you are a parent and are also about to move, you are probably worried about the how difficult the transition may be for the youngest members of your family. There are studies that can increase your stress by listing off all the potential challenges your child may face, so perhaps you are in need of a reality check to ease your worried mind.