The summer heat may be getting its last few gasps of life, but very soon the leaves will turn, cooler temperatures will take over and everything will come in the flavor of pumpkins. You may be ready for all that, but is your home? Just as you might take the time to switch out your warm weather clothes for sweaters and jeans, your home needs some attention too.
Try a Fresh Coat of Paint
It’s amazing what experimenting with a color you’ve never had in your kitchen can do to improve and modernize it. If you have older, dark cabinets, it can help to brighten and rejuvenate the room by keeping everything around it light and airy.
You can create an illusion of having more space or making a kitchen cozier just by the colors you choose. For instance, when trying to maximize space in a small kitchen, go for cooler, light colors. Warmer, darker shades will minimize the space and bring down a high ceiling.
How’s Your Cash Flow?
A good place to begin is by looking at your income. Where does it come from and where does it go? This would be the time to establish a budget and stick to it. Unstable or unpredictable income, and even changing jobs can be detrimental to your loan application, so before you think seriously about applying for a home loan, get this area of your finances in top shape. Lenders will look at your previous two years of income when judging your ability to pay them back.
Agents should have excellent negotiation skills – simply put, buyers want to look for an agent that will get them the best price for the type of home they want; sellers want someone who will get them the best deal for their home.