November 2017

Found 3 blog entries for November 2017.

How Can Painting Your Home Help Sell Your House?Selling a home can be challenging but painting a home and using an attractive color can make a surprising difference to buyers. Most agents recommend a new coat of paint but there are a number of factors that can influence a buyer's decision-making process. What should homeowners know about painting their Seven Hills home before picking up a few gallons of paint?

Learn more about paint and how it may help a homeowner sell their home for more today.

A Top Secret: A Fresh Coat of Paint

Painting a house can make a big difference to a room and can brighten up a space. Paint color and shade can subtly influence prospective buyers. Neutral-color palettes are often recommended for the average buyer but styles and suggestions often change.

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Landscaping Tips For SellersIt's hard to find time to landscape when you're busy selling a property. However, failure to landscape properly can lead to lower offers from home buyers. Maintaining your landscape during the selling process can help boost curb appeal, so it's important to keep up with it. Knowing where to focus your energy and how to make landscaping as simple as possible is important.

Set Aside A Day to Perform Basic Lawn Maintenance

Take a day before the home goes up for sale to perform basic lawn maintenance. Perform tasks such as:

  • Clear away lawn debris
  • Edge the perimeter of the yard
  • Prune back trees that overhang the home
  • Replace burned out garden light bulbs
  • Pull out any annuals that are past their prime

When this task is

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Selling A Vacation Home? What To ExpectSelling a second home is different from selling a primary residence. Prepping the home for sale and navigating the complexities of capital gains tax can leave some sellers feeling stumped. Knowing what to expect can help you through the process.

Tax Implications

The tax implications of selling a vacation home can be significant. The law allows a person to sell a primary residence tax-free if the sale is below a certain threshold, however, this is not the case for the sale of a second home. People who sell their second home must pay 20 percent in federal taxes and an additional cost for their state taxes. Residents who live in their vacation home as a primary residence for at least two years may be able to take advantage of certain tax

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