You’ve probably complained more than a few times that you don’t have enough closet space in your house. But the fact is, most homes aren’t closet poor — they simply have poorly organized closets. When buying a home or selling a home, this can be a real kicker on whether or not the home is a great fit for a family. [Read more…]
Whether you are new to the market or are in the process of selling and buying in order to move, the following tips may be very helpful for you as you are searching for homes for sale in the area you will be settling. If that area happens to be the Hardin County, KY area, we here at RE/MAX Executive Group could really be a big help to you. Take a moment and look over this list and, if we can help in any way, swing by the Contact Us page. [Read more…]
Are you looking into buying a home this year? Are you looking to put your home up for sale? Are you planning a kitchen remodel this year? You are not alone. Not by a long shot. It is estimated that 5 million families will be undergoing the remodel process this year at some point. Did you know that you can speed up the process, make informed decisions, and focus your resources wisely simply by doing your homework early?
Start with your kitchen cabinets. Not only will they be your kitchen’s most dominant element, but they’ll also probably take longer to get than any other component. As you’ll quickly discover, cabinets come in an overwhelming variety: laminates, hardwoods, veneers, lacquered finishes, and much more in hundreds of different styles, configurations, and sizes. There are also ready-to-assemble cabinets that can outfit a kitchen for under $1,000 and high-end cabinets that cost more than many houses.
How do you choose the right ones for your kitchen?
Know what you’re looking for before you set out, ask lots of questions, and look closely at floor models.
In addition to many sizes, styles, and finishes, it’s not unusual to discover that a single company offers more than one cabinet line, each distinguished by different pricing and quality-and up to a dozen different door types. Styles typically range from contemporary laminates to traditional hardwoods such as oak and cherry. Most companies also offer several finishes on natural woods.
One way dealers can offer a broad selection without carrying an unwieldy inventory is to utilize a “box and door” program. They carry standard-sized cabinet “boxes” and a wide range of door and drawer fronts to fit the boxes.
The choices are truly staggering, but knowing that you are walking into a mega-buffet before you set out can save you the shock of being completely overwhelmed once you begin. Set a budget, pick a look and style that will work for you, and then stick to it. There are so many vendors and manufacturers that you will be able to find what you want in your budget if you are willing to really look for it.
Usually, first time home owners are younger people who are planning for the future… newlyweds, young entrepreneurs, college grads or anyone, at any age, for that matter searching out homes for sale. I think the most important reason to buy a home during a “Buyer’s Market” is for your future. When purchasing a home, you are making an investment. Any good investor expects a return and this should be the case for the “First Time Home Buyer”. Property or real estate is historically known as one of the most stable and safe ways to invest. Although you may be searching out homes for sale because of a need or even a desire, you should always consider your return, Mr./Ms. “Investor”. A “Buyer’s Market” is the perfect climate for a “First Time Home Owner” because of the low prices and the low interest rates offered by lenders. [Read more…]