‘Tis the Season for Real Estate!

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Rates have edged up over the last week. Ironically, incoming Fed Chairperson, Janet Yellen, has been making comments about keeping rates low (and not tapering). Her comments have been bolstering the stock market, however, and moving money from bonds to stocks. This has the unintended consequence of pushing interest rates higher, as the demand for bonds diminishes.
If you have been on the fence thinking about buying or selling, now may be the time before the spring selling cycle goes into full bloom.  Cyclically the holidays are a slower period of time and we traditionally don’t see much activity until after Superbowl Sunday.  As a seller, if you don’t want to your home to be vying for the buyers attention because 3 more in your neighborhood go on the market the same week as you or as a buyer don’t want a higher interest rate then now thru January is a great time.

Top Notch Concord Remodel- 4432 Crestwood Circle

Gorgeous remodeled home awaiting you! Brand new front landscaping with new paver walkway & trim. Open floor plan, an entertainers delight with updated kitchen that includes new cabinets, granite counters, tile floor and stainless steel appliances. Other features include a corner lot, RV parking, and dual pane windows. Open house Saturday 10/5 and Sunday 10/6.

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Congrats to Conrad & Julie for their closure on Warmcastle Court!

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Congratulations to Conrad & Julie for closing on this remodeled townhome.  As VA buyers they faced some challenges in this low inventory market we have been experiencing for most of 2013.  As inventory loosens up, more buyers are able to get into a home.  Flip properties work really well for VA buyers as there usually are no section 1 issues and investors understand how VA financing works.  We also had a great lender in Andraya Bern from Land Home Financial.  She is married to a veteran and works hard for them.  In the end, it was the perfect home and neighborhood.  Enjoy!

Chic color styles for your home

I am considering doing some remodeling and updating my oldest sons bedroom as he only visits occasionally. I really like all the Gray tones and will probably use something in that spectrum.

Ideas for your Bathroom Vanities!

Not the most sexy of remodeling, but an important item to consider. I have the ugliest vanity it my second bathroom, but need space to set my make-up, curling iron & blow dryer as I get ready in the morning…time to gather ideas to make a change in 2013!  The faux marble has burn marks from my curling iron and a candle which caught the decorative holder on fire!

 

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Just in time for Valentine day, how to Prune your Roses!

Here are some great tips!

I have always wanted to have beautiful roses, though I only have one rose bush.  When my friend cut it way back one winter I thought it was gone.  It came back healthier than ever! Maybe now I am ready to plant a few more.

Ideas for your Backyard

Is White the new Black?