Does Outdoor Improvement Bring Happiness?

Thursday, May 4th, 2023
CHRISTINA STEVENSON

Would you be happier if your outdoor space was remodeled with a fireplace, a swimming pool, or a new wood deck? In the 2023 Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features, the National Association of REALTORS® found that nearly all homeowners reported increased happiness with their completed outdoor projects – 9.7 out of a possible “Joy Score” of 10.

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Real Estate Housing Market 2023 - Trends And Forecast Unveiled

Wednesday, January 4th, 2023
CHRISTINA STEVENSON

Like many homebuyers, you may be waiting for the holidays to be over to seriously pursue buying a home. Or, you may be home seller waiting for interest rates to drop so you can sell your home quickly and purchase another. Some economists believe a mild recession is on the way, that housing prices will finally drop and that inflation will be tamed by the Federal Reserve in time for interest rates to settle back down in 2023.  

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Which Home Remodeling Projects are Worth the Money

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022
CHRISTINA STEVENSON

Homeowners who wonder which improvements will net them the most return on investment (ROI) as they prepare to sell their homes often rely on various home improvement studies to answer their questions. Arguably, the most well-known of these studies is Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost VS Value remodeling report.  Co-authored by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) the yearly report “aims to answer a specific question: What value does a particular remodeling project add to the sale price of a home?”

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How Much Paint Should You Buy?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
CHRIS NEWLIN

How Much Paint Should You Buy

Conventional wisdom says that it takes approximately one gallon of paint to cover a room up to 400 square feet, but this is a single-coat estimate for a small room like a bathroom. But other vairables impact how much paint you should buy, such as the size and number of doors to the room, the height of the ceiling, the size and number of windows and whether you have crown molding, wainscotting and other deorative elements.

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