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How to Brighten a Dark Home

This is a fantastic post that is now relevant due to our fall time change. There are great tips to lighten your home, helping to maintain your healthy light needs! Originally published: Asbell, Steve. “How to brighten a dark home.”  Zillow Porchlight  30 Oct. 2017

Brighten a dark home

Dreading the end of Daylight Saving Time? Trick your way into a brighter space — even when the natural light prospects are dim.


Real Estate Agent Columbus, OH

Real Estate Agent Columbus, OH

Definition: A real estate agent is an individual who is licensed to negotiate and arrange real estate sales. Negotiate and arrange: can include showing property, listing property, creating contracts, listing agreements, and purchase contracts. Real estate agents generally are licensed to operate under the supervision of a real estate broker.

To make it clear early in this article, real estate laws and agent duties and licensing are regulated by state laws.


What Affects Property Values?

Does my neighborhood affect my home's value?

Some the features that increase property values are obvious-like a remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and circumstances you have not have realized can affect property values.

  1. The neighbors: Not every neighborhood or community has an HOA that can keep the neighbors from going overboard with decorations or neglecting to care for their home. Homes adjacent to eccentric neighbors can potentially be undervalued.
  2. Trendy groceries and coffee: Recent statistics suggest that if your home is a short walk from popular grocery stores like Whole Foods or coffee chains like Starbucks, it can actually appreciate faster than the national average.
  3. Mature trees: A big beautiful tree in the front yard is enviable, and it’s not something that can be easily added to any home. Homes with mature trees tend to get a little boost in value.
  4. Parking: This isn’t too much of an issue if you live in the suburbs or in a rural area, but residents in dense cities can have real problems with parking, and homeowners might need to rent a spot just to guarantee a place to park each night. That’s why having guaranteed parking in urban areas will raise property values.
  5. The front entrance: First impressions matter to buyers-many will cross a home off their list within 10 seconds of stepping through the front door. An appealing front door, a friendly entryway, and a functioning doorbell are all necessities for getting top dollar.

Plan a Home Downsizing Coup!

Article repost: http://www.homevestors.com/10-smart-downsizing-tips-empty-nesters/

downsizing home items into boxes


I really liked and understood these tips from this post. It could save a lot of time and encourages one to begin before a deadline!


After the kids head off to college, it doesn’t take long to realize how much extra space you have in your home. And most of that space is probably filled up with stuff. Now is the perfect time to downsize, simplify your life, and put some cash in your pocket. Free up your space with these top 10 downsizing tips. Your current home may have been perfect while the kids were growing up, but times change. Spend time thinking about what you want the future to hold for you. Downtown living? Less yard work? More travel? It’s up to you. (more…)

Your Home’s Value

stacks of coins next to a wooden house


How would you place a value on your current home; What a homebuyer is willing to pay, what a professional appraiser would say, or your personal opinion of what it is worth, there will always be a difference as there are ways of perceiving a home’s value. Trying to price your home, before putting it on the market, often is a blending of multiple theories to place a value. We will try here, to present how these three opinions differ and how they are mostly  in line with today’s selling and buying of Columbus homes for sale. (more…)