Monthly Archive:: April 2012

5 DIY Projects to Increase Sales Value by More Than $10,000

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to improve a home and make it more sellable, according to HomeGain’s 2012 National Home Improvement Survey. HomeGain surveyed nearly 500 real estate professionals nationwide to...
April 30, 2012

Home Trend Watch: Home Owners Want More Kitchen Space

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine More home owners want more space in their kitchens and are expanding the kitchen’s use for more than just cooking, according to the latest findings from the American Institute of Architects’ quarterly Home...
April 23, 2012

6 Painting Tips for Freshening Up Exteriors

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Springtime is the best time to give a home a fresh coat of paint, according to the Paint Quality Institute. “By painting in moderate weather, you’ll likely get a longer-lasting paint job,” says...
April 16, 2012

5 Hot Design Trends in New Homes

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Creativity and cost-savings are the main themes driving new-home design trends today, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Here are some of the latest new-home design trends, according to NAHB: 1....
April 9, 2012

When Neighbors Make It Tough to Sell …

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine You have a great house to sell, but then you look next door–could the neighbor be hurting your chances of finding a buyer and getting the highest price for your home? Certainly, the...
April 2, 2012