Many repairs and updates don’t require a permit but many do. Here’s a list of repairs that require a permit that you might not know about: door and window replacement, a/c replacement, major plumbing repairs, water heater replacement, some roofing repairs. What if you did the work yourself, you didn’t get a permit, and are[…]
The need for a home office is a trend that continues to grow. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, at least 24% of employed people in the U.S. worked from home at lease part of the time last year. In a survey of 23,000 home shoppers by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, 30%[…]
When selling your home, simple landscaping is more attractive to buyers than elaborate planting beds that will need special tending. Before putting your home on the market, consider simplifying your landscaping and potting up your special plants to take with you. And by all means, DON’T landscape your front yard like this one!
What’s an iBuyer? iBuyers are companies home sellers can find on-line who will make an “instant offer” and guarantee a quick closing. Open Door, Offer Pad, Zillow Offers, and Redfin are on real estate signs popping up around town. Although sellers will close quickly, an iBuyer will cost the seller 13% to 15% of the[…]