A Possible Threat to Economic Recovery
Just as our economy is starting to make somewhat of a recovery and the housing market is seeing a bump in sales and home prices, a possible threat to the recovery appears on the horizon. What could this be you ask?
The lack of good inventory across the Nation to support the demand for buying.
If you had been thinking about selling your home, call me today and let’s discussion your options. Lack of inventory will cause an even stronger seller’s market, thus allowing sellers to get almost 100 percent of their asking price. Adding good inventory back into the market helps supply that demand, thus keeping prices somewhat in check. Economics 101…supply and demand.
Don’t Let Fear Ruin Your Dreams
Have you or your friends thought about or wanted to buy a home but were just afraid of the unknowns? Buying at this point in time would be just as cost effective as renting a home. But you won’t know unless you talk to some professionals. Don’t be afraid to get the facts! Discuss your financial situation with a mortgage professional and once you know what you can afford, discuss your dream home goals with a real estate professional. Using the financial guidelines set forth by pre-qualifying, a real estate agent can guide you through the process of finding homes that work for you. It never hurts to ask a question AND no question if ever too silly or stupid to get an answer.
Events Around Greenville
- Next to Normal. Now appearing at Centre Stage, 501 River Street in Greenville. Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A rock musical. A modern story of a mother struggling to live with bipolar disorder and the affects it has on her life and her family.
- Open Art Studios. 300 College Street in Greenville. An Off the Wall exhibit space with open studio time that allows children the freedom to express themselves artistically.
- Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive. Every Thursday until August 29th. An outdoor street party with music of different venues including funk, rock, blues and cover bands. FREE.
What is Curb Appeal?
Well, the definition according to Wikipedia is “attractiveness of the exterior of a residential or commercial property.” But what does the mean to you? There is only one take that is important. When someone you don’t know is approaching your home, what will they think? If you are a homeowner coming back to the same property every day, you might not think about this. Next time you go home, stop and “smell the roses” as they would say. Take in the look of the front of your home and ask “Would anyone else find my home appealing?” Summer is a great time of the year for getting outside and sprucing up. Pull out your green thumb that hibernated over the winter and add those flowers you wanted to your yard, or those extra bushes. How about some landscaping ties or pavers and decorative concrete blocks. If you are hesitant about jumping in you can always call a landscaping company. Give them a strict budget and plan with them how you want your yard to look. What “appeal” you are looking for from a stranger. Come on…take the plunge!