January 14, 2013 by themathercompany
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852 Spears Drive
Elgin, SC 29045
Listing Price: $129,000
Square Footage: 1,638
Full Bathrooms: 2
Half Bathrooms: 1
Beautifully maintained 1,638 square foot, 3 bedroom and 2 ½ bathroom home offering MANY UPGRADES for you to enjoy!!! You’ll be greeted by 10 foot ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and a cozy gas log fireplace as you enter the living room. A spacious, fully equipped eat-in kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, solid surface counters, walk-in pantry, and a large island to entertain your guests around. Plus a conveniently located upstairs laundry room. The master suite features tray ceiling, custom walk-in closet, and private bath. All bedrooms are located on the 2nd floor. Nicely landscaped yard with in-ground sprinkler system. Quiet, gated neighborhood with sidewalks, community playground, and a convenient northeast location that is just minutes to the interstate, Village at Sandhills, & schools.
|On Sunday, August 26, from 2-5, Hart Traylor will be hosting an open house at 424 Lord Howe Road, Irmo, SC 29063.
For more information please call Hart at (803) 622-5432 or email at Hart@TheMatherCompany.com
424 Lord Howe Road
It’s a tool used by house flippers all across the nation. Stagers know its power. Real estate agents push its importance. What is this not-so-well-kept secret of real estate? A kitchen can sell a house. Read more
Staging pro Sharon Brown with Homescapes by Design in Roseville, Minn., offers her clients a checklist before they list their home for sale. The point of the checklist is to make sure the home is show-ready before the for-sale sign goes up and the first potential buyer walks through the door, and even before photos are snapped for the MLS.
The following are the changes Brown most recommends to her clients in getting a home ready to list:
Having your home look like a million bucks doesn’t have to cost you big. Following a few simple design tips and researching the latest styles can help you transform your dull space into divine living.
The first rule of budget design is to have a clear focus. Work on one room and one design at a time. The reasoning behind this is simple. It’s too easy to go over budget if you are shopping for multiple projects at the same time. By focusing on one room, you can be clear on what items you really need.
Check out the following article from MarketWatch.com…
Craig and Amy Smith always felt quite confident, even cocky in their abilities to tastefully design the spacious interior of their steel-and-concrete loft in downtown Denver. That was until they decided to sell it and a consultant hired to help them “stage” their home told them to neutralize a dramatic accent wall, put away family photos and place most of their furniture and artwork in storage.
“The hardest part was not taking it personally,” said Craig Smith, who as chief executive of ServiceMagic.com, an online business that connects homeowners with prescreened home-service professionals, decided to take his own advice. “When you think you’re the best designers in the world and you have someone saying your taste in things might not be appreciated by others—that could be an ego hit.”
HomeGain.com, a website to offering Web-based, free instant home values, announced that it has released the results of its nationwide home improvement and home staging Home Sale Maximizer survey.
HomeGain surveyed nearly 600 real estate professionals nationwide and configured a list of the top 10 do-it-yourself home improvements that cost under $5,000 and benefit sellers most when they sell their homes.
According to the HomeGain survey, the top five home improvements that real estate professionals recommend to home sellers based on average cost and return on investment (from highest to lowest ROI) are:
You’ve probably seen those depressingly cheery home-themed TV shows: a couple needs to sell their house, they have an outdated kitchen, and a designer comes in and proceeds to convince them to renovate the kitchen into a stainless-steel-clad shrine to culinary greatness—for tens of thousands of dollars. In an ideal real estate market, that would add value, but in today’s market, expensive pre-sale renovations, for the most part, aren’t worth it. The numbers bear this out: In general, a home remodel will cost quite a bit more than you’ll get back when you sell; remodels done in 2010 will only recoup 60% of their price when the house is sold, according to Remodeling magazine’s 2010 Remodeling Cost vs. Value survey, done in partnership with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
Two of the areas that potential buyers are often most pressured to remodel before selling are the kitchen and bathroom. Here, we’ll tackle both of those rooms, and let you know what to do—and what to avoid—when considering a pre-sale renovation:
If you’re remodeling your kitchen or want to build your dream home on property with a not-so-idyllic house, there’s a way to tear down that doesn’t involve the wrecking ball.
With the economy starting to recover, consumers feel better about spending again—and that spare cash is going back into their homes. Home remodeling is on an upswing after the industry’s worst slump since at least the early 1960s.