May 3, 2013 by themathercompany
Filed under Blog, Columbia SC Real Estate, DIY, Financial, General Real Estate Information, Home Maintenance, Homeowners, Renovations, Sellers, South Carolina Real Estate
When upgrading, home owners often seek features that aren’t only desirable to them but also what will add value to the home when it comes time for resale. Read more
New Listing – Cute Cottage Home For Sale in Popular New Friarsgate Neighborhood! This is a Must See!
Our agent Hart Traylor has a new listing in Irmo. It is a cute cottage style home in the New Friarsgate neighborhood! Adorable home, in great shape, lots of awesome upgrades, and move in ready! Must see house!
424 Lord Howe Road
Irmo, SC 29063
Listing Price: $92,000
Square Footage: 986
Wonderful cottage home located in the popular New Friarsgate neighborhood! This home is located on a large corner lot, and exudes charm with its white picket fence and large front porch. One is immediately greeted inside by an open floor plan, an awesome brick fireplace, and updated flooring. The home features updated light fixtures and new tile counter tops in the kitchen. There are 3 good sized bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms. All kitchen appliances remain. Large backyard and deck, perfect for entertaining guests! The backyard also includes a large shed and a large dog pen. This home is within walking distance to the elementary school. This is a must see property! Hurry and make this your home before someone else does!
The flourescent light that I revealed last week came down over the weekend. It was a happy day, although like many “easy fixes” I decide to take on, there was a surprising amount of repair that needed to be done before the light could actually go up. Cue the dramatic music. Read more
It’s been a mild winter throughout most of the country so far. That means we still have time to run through a foul-weather checklist. Here are 10 “must do’s” to have a warm, cozy and safe winter.
1. Check attic insulation. A foot of blown-in or batt insulation (R-38) in the attic reduces heat transfer from heated interior space to the great outdoors. This is a do-it-yourself job. If your attic is not insulated, blow in or roll out 12 inches of loose or batt insulation. If the amount of insulation is less than 12 inches, simply roll out unfaced fiberglass batts over the existing insulation to create a heavier thermal blanket. This is a case where more is better. Make sure to leave soffit vents unobstructed. Read more
They might be a costly addition to your home at first but solar panels are boosting a home’s resale value, according to a study earlier this year by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Homeowners may recoup their full investment from the installation and then some, when their home is sold.
Over a period of approximately a decade, about 2,000 solar homes in California were analyzed by researchers and compared to about 72,000 comparable homes not solar powered.
Here’s what the study found that estimates for average photovoltaic (PV) premiums among a large number of different model specifications coalesced at a $17,000 price increase for a relatively new “average-sized” (based on the sample of homes studied) PV system of 3,100 watts (DC).