Realty News May 2017
The Subtle Scent of a Home Sale

What's the first thing buyers notice when they walk into a prospective home? You may be surprised to learn that it isn't the light or the space or even the gorgeous staging. It's the smell. In fact, scent is so compelling that some builders are even deploying scent marketing in their newly built condos; in other words, they're cultivating scents that are desirable to home buyers.

For home sellers, this is excellent news. Tempting scents hardly cost a dime... Read More
Eight Storage Fixes for Your Home

Learning to use space more effectively can make your house roomier. These tips should help you clear the clutter by finding new, creative spaces for storage.

1. Underneath the Bed
There's a huge amount of space under the bed, but because it's wide and not very deep it isn't easy to use. Large, flat boxes are perfect for this space. Some beds come with built-in storage and may be built slightly higher than normal to maximize... Read More
24 Spring Home Improvements You Can Do in 24 Hours or Less

Sprucing up your home doesn't have to take up a lot of time. To help you spring into warm-weather home improvement, here are 24 simple projects that take 24 hours or less to accomplish:

1. Put a Fresh Coat of Paint on the Front Door. Standard paints can take a long time to dry, especially if you live in a humid climate. SnapDry® from Sherwin-Williams® dries in as little as one hour... Read More
Gains in the National Housing Market

Home sales have reached their highest point since about a year ago. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Pending Home Sales Index reached 112.3 in February, an increase of 5.5 percent from January. The Index hasn't been this high since last April, when it reached 113.6. What's more, this is the second highest index reading since 112.5 in May 2006.

More Houses on the Market . . .
The gain in pending home sales can be attributed partly to a modest increase in supply. According to Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, this small rise in the number of available listings coupled with an increase in demand due to warmer weather led to the upswing... Read More
Smart Home-Security Devices Homeowners Actually Want

Wireless technology has made smart home technology affordable and easy to install. If you've been on the fence about investing in smart technology, consider one or more of the following popular features.

Home-Security Systems
Modern wireless security systems boast the capacity for a wide range of smart home features. You can arm and disarm the security system, turn the lights on and off, adjust the thermostat and humidity levels, lock and unlock the windows and doors, and watch video surveillance footage from any computer or mobile device with internet access... Read More
Deborah Irwin  -  (770) 658-7883 Realty News  -  May 2017 

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