Monthly Archive:: September 2011

‘Remodeling Boom’ Takes Off

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Despite fears of a double-dip recession, home owners are choosing to invest more money in upgrading their homes. Home owners who can’t afford to sell their properties and buy new are realizing if...
September 26, 2011

Are Home Buyers Getting Too Picky? Minor Home Flaws Derail More Deals

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Many buyers are demanding perfection in home’s today. A small stain on the carpet? Forget it. Distracting paint colors? They can’t look past it. No granite countertops? Onto the next house! As home...
September 19, 2011

Staged-to-Sell, But Is it Priced-to-Sell?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Staging a home to perfection can certainly get buyers’ attention, but pricing the home to sell is what often will get them in the front door, housing experts say. With home values dropping...
September 12, 2011

The Appliance May Be Energy Efficient, But Is it ‘Most Efficient?’

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Home buyers are increasingly reporting they want more energy savings, and plenty of homes are promoting “Energy Star” home appliances to help satisfy that desire. But some say that too many appliances are...
September 6, 2011