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Tuesday, 27 September 2011
You know what? Size does matter! You want buyers to soak up every square foot of your home, visualizing how their belongings will fit in. Follow these recommendations to maximize the space they perceive, particularly if you are selling a smaller home.
Furniture makes the most direct impact on the living space, so scale down the size of your furnishings, or even better, remove a few of the larger pieces and rearrange what remains. Large furnishing can make a room feel cramped, so open it up.
Avoid busy fabric patterns, which can also make a room "feel" smaller. Use texture in fabrics to add interest, and if necessary, buy slipcovers for patterned chairs or sofas that you love or can't remove.
After furniture, the next biggest impact is your walls. Since dark colors absorb light and make even large rooms look smaller, invest in some light paint ( think cream or ivory) to open your room's space. Remove old wallpaper and paint the walls.
Another great "trick" is to simply hang some mirrors. Mirrors do double duty in expanding the space. Seeing a reflection of the room gives the impression of more space in "another" room, while mirrors also reflect light, and a brighter room feels like a bigger room
These simple suggestions to implement, and an experienced Realtor will have even more advice for creating an appealing interior.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Now is a great time to take care of the exterior details that will make your home stand out when buyers first lay eyes on it. Starting at the top, make sure your roofing materials are functional and looking good. Gutters should be cleaned out and repaired, and any signs of water damage eliminated.
Little details have a huge impact. Paint is cheap, but pays off handsomely when you apply it to any trim, railings, shutters, and especially the front door. A new door knob and knocker wouldn't hurt, and a new mailbox and street numbers make a good impression, too. Once you've improved those details, light it all up with attractive out door lighting.
Finally, there's the front yard and driveway. Your walkways and driveway set the tone for the rest of the scene, so make sure they are meticulously swept, edged an maintained. Of course, mow the lawn regularly, keep it fertilized for a lush look, and keep pulling those weeds.
It's easy to save money while still giving your yard an expensive landscaped look by simply buying lots of beautiful fall flowering plants. Plant them in groups and place mulch around them, or use large pretty pots on your porch and strategic
Thursday, 08 September 2011
Recent Piqua Area real estate sales. The local Multiple Listing Service lists these Piqua area homes as sold with real estate agents.
1102 Anderson, Piqua, list price $89,900, sale price $80,000, 60 days on market
905 Clark, Piqua, original list price $72,500, list price at sale $40,000, sale price $30,000, 161 days on market
1239 High, Piqua, list price $99,900, sale price $98,000, 69 days on market
1220 Nicklin, Piqua, original list price $107,500, list price at sale $94,000, sale price $85,000, 189 days on market
1204 Lincoln, Piqua, list price $79,900, sale price $77,000. 11 days on market
5594 Drake, Piqua, list price $179,900, sale price $170,000, 54 days on market
1705 Broadway, Piqua, original list price $ 82,500, list price at sale $57,900, sale price $51,000, 113 days on market
1025 Camp, Piqua, original list price $39,900, list price at sale $29,900, sale price $23,000, 146 days on market
2325 Kiowa, Piqua, list price $136,900, sale price $130,000, 37 days on market
806 High, Piqua, original list price $89,900, list price at sale $49,900, sale price $40,000, 106 days on market
1321 Forest, Piqua, original list price $157,500, list price at sale $129,900, sale price $125,000, 219 days on market
428 South, Piqua, original list price $25,900, list price at sale $14,900, sale price $12,000, 57 days on market
515 College, Piqua, list price $25,750, sale price $23,500, 24 days on market
442 Brook, Piqua, list price $69,900, sale price $67,600, 13 days on market
7360 Lambert, Piqua, list price $125,000, sale price $115,000, 1 day on market
1825 Britton, Piqua, list price $109,900, sale price $109,900, 22 days on market
Keep in mind that the seller may have paid for the buyers closing costs which reflect in the sales price. For more information on these Piqua homes or any homes in Miami or Shelby counties, please contact Kathy Henne at 937-778-3961 or Kathy@KathyHenneTeam.com
Thursday, 08 September 2011
Real Estate For Sale In Piqua Ohio
Homes for sale in Piqua, Ohio
424 N Parkway, Piqua, 3 bed, 2 bath, $110,000
1703 Cambridge, Piqua, 3 bed, 1 bath, $36,000
809 Wilson, Piqua, 2 bed, 1 bath, $15,000
1302 Nicklin, Piqua, 3 bed, 1.5 bath, $75,000
509 Robinson, Piqua, 2 bed, 1 bath, $50,000
210 Maryville, Piqua, 3 bed, 1 bath, $38,000
1107 Park, Piqua, 2 bed, 1 bath, $24,000
704 S Wayne, Piqua, 3 bed, 1 bath, $50,000
702 Leonard, Piqua, 2 bed, 1 bath, $55,000
601 Park, Piqua, 2 bed, 1 bath, $20,000
1164 York, Troy, 2 bed, 1 bath, $85,000
300 Brentwood, Piqua, 3 bed, 1 bath, $57,000
For more information on these homes or any homes in Miami or Shelby counties, please contact Kathy Henne at 937-778-3961 or Kathy@KathyHenneTeam.com
Tuesday, 06 September 2011
Did you realize that 6 or of 10 American households have pets? That means that those without critter companions are in the minority, but if you're a pet owner selling your home, you shouldn't ignore the opinions of those families that don't include cats or dogs.
Odors are the biggest issue. This isn't to say that your housekeeping is not wonderful, but remember that some buyers who visit your home may experience allergies or be particularly sensitive to pet dander or pet odors. Remember to vacuum the carpet and furniture frequently and use an air sanitizer.
During the early stages of your listing, you'll likely experience more frequent showings and visits by buyers. This is a particularly good time to make arrangements to have your pets stay with a friend or relative during showings or go for a ride with you. This is safer and less stressful for your pet than a constant parade of strangers coming through your home, and will put buyers more at ease as well.
In any case, be sure to pick up and put away toys, bowls, and bedding in advance of a showing, just as you would tidy up the children's things and other rooms throughout the house before buyers visit. No matter how scrupulously you maintain your home, you may want to offer to have your home and carpets cleaned before giving the buyer possession. This may quiet any potential objections to the pets in your home.