When buying or selling a house, one of the first questions that come to mind is either “What do I want in a house?” or “What do buyers want in my house?” The answer to either question may have a surprising link to generational real estate trends.
MELINA GILLIESOCT 10, 2016
When buying or selling a house, one of the first questions that come to mind is either “What do I want in a house?” or “What do buyers want in my house?” Though it can be hard to differentiate between wants and needs in real estate, the answer to either question may have a surprising link to generational real estate trends.
According to data on home buyer and seller generational trends released by theNational Association of Realtors, Millennials (those born between 1982 and 2000) continue to comprise the largest contingent of homebuyers, holding 35 percent of the market. Although Millennials are the largest contingent of homebuyers, they spend less time saving for a down payment and have the largest level of edu...
Spring tends to be the peak season for home-buying here at Lake Gaston, however, fall may be the best time to buy. Right after the summer season, there is a lot of inventory from which to make your choice. The weather is mild for house-hunting, and it's quiet and peaceful. The leaves will be changing to beautiful colors around the water and that makes for a wonderful view. Also, it gives you time for getting your house ready to enjoy in the summer.
There are several things to check when looking at properties in the fall. These things are not be so obvious once the weather changes and cools down.
1. Check the air conditioning status: Most likely the air conditioner will not be running in the fall, so have an inspector check it out and make sure that it is functioning properly. You need to check the filter, check for any blockages, and check the outdoor condenser and make sure there are no strange nois...
Our "to-do" list always seems to grow. Now that Summer is gone and Fall is kicking into high gear, there are a few things you may want to add to that list while you are working on it. To spruce up you home and make if feel more like the beautiful fall season, here are some things you can do.
1. Clear out closets- As you pull out the sweaters and jeans this fall, make a point to weed out the clothing that doesn't fit any more or that is no longer in style. Donate them to your local church or a Goodwill center.
2. Brighten up your kitchen- we spend a lot of time in the kitchen in the fall and winter months. We cook holiday meals, gather with family there, and pour over homework at the kitchen counter. You can change your kitchen towels, add a pretty arrangement or table centerpiece, or invest in new placemats.
3. Inspect and repair your roof- Now is the time, before ice and snow arri...
Labor Day has come and gone. Barbecues,picnics, swimming, and the long weekend filled with outdoor recreation were definitely enjoyed here at Lake Gaston. Local businesses had one last boom, and the lake was alive with the sounds of boats and jet-skis. Many people shared this last"summer"weekend with friends and family. It was a perfect weekend for doing just that, despite a little rain.
While it was the unofficial "end"of summer,Labor Day weekend also kicks off the beautiful Fall season. Fall is a great time for buyers and sellers to take advantage of a resurgeance in Real Estate activity here at the Lake Gaston. It is much calmer here, and the peace and quiet allows you to see the lake in all it's beauty.The coming months are a great time to begin the process of selling or buying property here at Lake Gaston. Take advantage of the opportunity now so you can realize your dreams by next summer.
I love to cook, and when I cook, I need plenty of room and the right pots and pans, and all the other tools necessary to prepare what I am planning. I also need a great space in which to work. A great space gives you a good feeling and lets your creative juices flow. It can inspire you to create wonderful meals and try new recipes. If your kitchen feels "old" or drab, give it a new Lake Gaston feel. If you are considering selling your home, a nice kitchen is also a huge selling point.
Refresh dark or wood cabinets with a coat of paint. White cabinets are fresh and clean looking, and can give your kitchen a lift. It can change the whole feel of your kitchen. You can even take it a step further and change the hardware.
It always helps a space to brighten it up with light. You may want to add under-counter lights to those dark, hard-to-reach corners. If ceiling height allows it, you can bring lights down from the ceilin...
As we all get busy with Fall activities and our kids go back to school, I begin thinking about football. I know this is at the forefront of many minds these days whether it be high school, college, or professional ball, it is a highlight of the Fall season. However, I also think of baseball. The MLB season is coming to a close, and they are getting ready for playoff time and the World Series. I keep up with baseball throughout the year probably more than football. I have been to many more baseball games than football. It's just my thing. I really enjoy going and watching nearly any baseball game no matter the age of the players.
It doesn't matter what your sport of choice is... what matters is that you enjoy the time at these games with family and friends. Whether you go to see a family member play or even to see a daughter, niece, or family friend be a cheerleader, these are times that we all should cherish. For tho...