10 Tips to Help Position Your Home When Selling

Selling a home may be more difficult today than it was in the go-go years of the mid-2000s, but it’s still very doable even in today’s recouping market. The key is to put yourself in the buyer’s shoes and ask what qualities you would want if you were looking for a new place. Then make your current residence meet those expectations as much as possible. Here are some specifics:

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GE Set To Release Artistry™ Line of Appliances

As of Wednesday June 26th 2013, General Electric announced the release of their Artistry Series™ Kitchen Appliances. For those homeowners building a new home, renovating or just wanting a fresh look, these retro-styled appliances may be just for you.

Set to release in Fall 2013, the GE Artistry™ Series sports an iconic, old-fashioned American design with the energy-efficiency and technology of today’s latest appliances. Offered in two colors – black and white — it appears GE will be releasing a full suite of appliances including: Energy Star®-qualified refrigerators and dishwashers, over-the-range microwaves and stove-oven combos all badged with the GE monogram reading “General Electric”; a perfect touch of the past.

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Don’t Get Scammed!

Things to look out for when hiring a new, potentially unknown contractor for your reno.

Picture this: you’re looking at hiring a contractor to completely redo your kitchen – countertops, cabinets, appliances, floors, backsplashes…the whole shebang. Depending on which contractor you choose, the quality of materials and numerous other factors, the remodel is going to be expensive. According to the thekitchn.com, the average kitchen remodel is around $15-20k (without appliances, mind you), and can cost upwards of $45k (average from another source). You pay your contractor half upfront and they never show.

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