Even though the market in my area seems to be moving along, due mainly to a low inventory, the homes that are missing that certain something are still being passed over. The brightest and shiniest are going pending in 1-2 weeks, while those that are lacking that certain something are sitting. All seem to be priced higher than they should be, but the difference is in the details. It's still those little things that mean alot to buyers. Ignoring the smallest details can cost a seller thousands-even in what seems to be a seller's market. Those pesky details include the following:
Tucked away off of Huntley Rd in Goshen Twp is the area's best-kept secret. Those who live there enjoy the beauty and peace that the location has to offer.
This solid brick ranch sits on Appleblossom Ln in Anderson Township. Imagine living in Anderson for under $90,000! This home offers 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, hardwood floors, and has had almost all of the major updates including a new roof, newer windows, an updated electric panel, and AC installed in 2001. The home sits on a half-acre lot with a fenced back yard, a storage shed, and a covered patio to the side.
Out in the country off of Ingle Rd sits a lovely 6 acre building lot. At one time, this property held a home that was constructed by the hands of the seller's father and mother. A piece of the family homestead, this property housed many members of the family during various times since 1948. The building was later converted to a garage, and was vandalized and burned down in 2002.
Whenever I look at a potential listing, the subject of paint is sure to come up. Either the homeowner has already painted, and the walls are fresh ready to go, or I make the suggestion that a fresh coat of paint will do wonders in making the home feel new. Recently, I walked-through a potential new listing and made the suggestion that a few rooms needed painting, along with the basement. The rest of the home looked updated and beautiful- shouldn't the basement look great too?
A lovely brick ranch sits on top of a hill in Miami Twp. This home has been lovingly maintained by the original owner for 32 years. Everything that the home has needed through the years has been carefully addressed including the roof, windows, HVAC, and the most recent addition- a brand new sump pump in the basement.
My son has had the dream of a lemonade stand for the last few years. With starting my own business four years ago, I didn't really have the time to help him until this year. Starting this week, with cookies and drinks left over from my "Open Lots" on Sunday, my kids opened their first lemonade stand.
In just a few short days, they have learned the following:
1.How to attract attention to their stand.
2. How to deal with those customers once they stop
A spacious 2-story with 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths sits in the country off of McKeever Schoolhouse Rd. This home offers more than 2,600 square feet of living space with many family areas including a living room, dining room, family room, breakfast room, and a bonus loft upstairs, which currently serves as an office. The basement can be finished to provide even more space for family.
Short-Sale or Traditional Purchase? I would say that it depends on the condition of the property. Most short-sale properties are sold "As Is" because the sellers do not have any money to put into repairing and maintaining the property, and the bank will not make repairs either. Since most first-time home buyers depend upon financing, the property must be in such a condition that an appraiser will give a positive appraisal.