2016 was a year of extreme ups and downs. 2017 is a fresh start for everyone and here are some ways to make this your best year yet!
The Yes-Homes team is ready for a Year of Yes.
It’s time to clean out the garage, finish that DIY project and if you’ve been thinking about listing or buying then DO IT!
Be Proactive: There’s no time like the present to do your research on buying or selling. Find yourself an agent and begin the process of figuring out the best price for you and your family.
If you are trying to buy a home then get on it now. According to realtor.com “buyers in January and February face far less competition… the harsh weather in most of the country dissuades many buyers.”
Mortgage rates are also looking like they will move up as 2017 progresses so the earlier you buy the lower the mortgage rate.
Have All Your Ducks In A Row: . Make sure you have all the information you need to get started. Check your credit score to make sure its accurate and up-to-date. Get prequalified for a mortgage and know how much you can spend. If selling your house then make sure you have receipts on updates since these can raise your selling price.
Keep Away the Clutter: Get rid of the box of cords in your storage closet. If you haven’t used it in the past year then get it out of your house! Getting rid of the clutter also helps if you are trying to sell your house. A buyer will be able to see your house’s potential and space better if they aren’t distracted. Plus it’s always nice to come back after a long day to a clean house!
Spend Money But Not Too Much: So you’ve been thinking about upgrading your house. This is great whether you are planning to stay or sell but over doing it can cost you, literally. Ripping out the entire master bathroom may seem like a great and beautiful plan but remember to ask yourself, “does it all have to go?” There are ways to upgrade without starting at the bare bones. It will still be beautiful and your wallet will thank you.
The New Year is a good a time as any to start making smart decisions for your home and family. If you’ve been thinking about making a change then go ahead and take the first step.
The Yes-Homes team wishes you a happy and successful New Year!
Tata from the Ladies in Red!