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
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
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
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
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 se
Selling your home can be a very emotional and hectic time. Your Realtor can help you with many of the details during this time, and make the experience much easier and less stressful As a Realtor, I will advise the seller on pricing by checking comparable listing that had been sold in the area. I can give tips and suggestions for getting your property ready to list. One of the main things that I like to remind clients is the importance of staging the home for showing and the
Living at Lake Gaston for over 20 years, I have seen a lot of changes take place. One that comes to mind is the increase in the number of small businesses. Some of these include, heating and air, plumbing, contractors, and lawn care. I have been fortunate to see many of these businesses grow as the demand has increased. At some point after you purchase a property here at Lake Gaston or in the area, you will need some of these businesses. Remember these small local people that
While sitting on my desk here at Lake Gaston, I began to think about this summer. These last few months have gone by so fast. It seems like summer should be starting and it is nearly over. I can say for myself and my family, it has been a good one. Earlier in the summer, we went on a vacation and cruised to the western Caribbean. We had so much fun just being together. When it was over however, it was good to get back to work. I really do enjoy my job and meeting new people.