Builder Tips on How to Splurge to Make Your Home Worth More

When it comes to making your Springfield, MO home worth more, it’s really not worth the splurge unless you know the upgrades will net you more money at closing. Of course, perks and better materials often entice homebuyers in Springfield MO so your home doesn’t languish on the market. But most homes sell faster during a seller’s housing market. According to an article by Mansion Global, there are a few perks worth considering. Home sellers can learn a lot from construction company bosses that splurge when building luxury homes for their clients. Continue reading

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Homeowners’ Associations

By definition, homeowners’ associations (HOAs)  are organizations formed by real estate developers to market, manage, and sell homes in a particular residential subdivision, and those who purchase homes in those subdivisions must abide by the covenants and rules. In the U.S., HOAs have become increasingly common since 1964, with an estimated 24.8 million homes and 62 million residents governed by them.

As is the case with virtually everything, there are pros and cons to homeowners’ associations. Here are the good, the bad, and the ugly. Continue reading

Real Estate Careers With Realty Executives By Realty Choice

If you’ve worked in the real estate industry for any amount of time, you know that agencies are not all created alike. At Realty Executives by Realty Choice, we offer a unique, friendly, productive environment in which to grow your real estate career. Just a few of the benefits our Springfield, MO area company offers are: Continue reading

Buying a Home? Before You Buy, Inspect!

Before You Buy, Inspect!
Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime, so you should be sure that the home you want to buy is in good condition. A home inspection is an evaluation of a home’s condition by a trained expert. During a Home inspection, a qualified inspector takes an in-depth and impartial look at the property you plan to buy. The inspector will review the readily accessible exposed portions of the structure of the home, including the roof, attic, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, basement and foundation, as well as the heating/air conditioning systems, interior plumbing, and electrical systems for potential problems. Home inspections are not intended to point out every small problem or any latent defect in a home. Most minor or cosmetic flaws, for example, should be apparent to the buyer without the aid of a professional. Continue reading

Springfield MO Place for Domestic Violence Victims: Harmony House

Women who are survivors of domestic violence rarely have backup support as their abuser blocks them from family and friends. One of the important Springfield MO place for domestic violence victims is Harmony House, a shelter that expanded space by buying an old hotel in 2015. According to an article by The Springfield News-Leader, Greene County’s domestic violence center bought the property at 3404 E. Ridgeview, a former America’s Best Value Inn. According to the agency’s website, the shelter’s mission is to educate, provide shelter and advocate for survivors of domestic violence. The idea is that every person deserves a life free of violence. Continue reading