What’s Your Home Worth? Get Inside the Mind of a Home Appraiser

Although you can do a lot to make your home worth more to buyers, it’s equally important to impress the property appraiser. Home appraisers do not randomly assess a value on your Springfield MO home. They feel impressed less with the interior paint selections and impressed more by a new roof or new room addition. By getting inside the mind of the typical appraiser, it’s possible to boost your home value so you take home more money at closing. Continue reading

Quick Improvements to Sell Your Home

Some people take their time to when wanting to sell their home. But if you are in a hurry because you need to move for a job or simply want to get on with the rest of your life after a divorce, consider quick improvements to sell. According to a piece by AOL Finance, sellers make sure their homes shine by with quick fixes that zero in on the most relevant aspects of their home. With the house selling season in full swing, work with seasoned real estate agents to market and list your home. Meanwhile, family and friends often pitch in to make sure your home stands out to potential buyers that come knocking. Continue reading

Wonders of the Ozarks You Don’t Want to Miss

The Ozarks is known across the state and around the country for its stunning beauty. Picturesque places to visit include:

Grand Gulf State Park

Known as the “Little Grand Canyon of the Ozarks,” this park features the area’s most spectacular collapsed cave system. Grand Gulf spans more than a mile between 130 foot high walls, and part of the roof that didn’t fall approximately ten thousand years ago is now a 250-foot-long natural bridge. While its beautiful scenery makes it worth a visit any time of year, it’s said that the best time to see the inner gorge is during the winter months as the surrounding trees are free of leaves. Continue reading

Updating Your Kitchen For Less Money

Kitchens are the center of any home.

They’re where chocolate chip cookies are baked and where children do homework after school.

Remodeling this space is popular as it can increase home value, though it doesn’t come without a cost. The average remodeling cost is $21,688, and the price is why many homeowners have to put updates on the back burner.

If you just moved into a Springfield, MO home that needs a kitchen makeover, here are some money-saving tips you will likely want to know: Continue reading

Buying a First Home in Springfield MO?

Many first-time homebuyers hear stories from their parents and grandparents about buying a home in Springfield, MO or other communities for the first time. Today’s real estate market and lending climate is vastly different. While interest rates are considerably lower than the 1980s, it’s a fast and competitive real estate market.

According to an article by wtkr.com, the housing market is not for the faint of heart. In fact, many homes sell for above asking price. A Redfin report showed homes across the country go from listing to closing in a rapid 37 days. Most millennials’ parents and grandparents did not have a difficult time finding an affordable home to buy. On the positive side, millennials still enjoy historically low-interest rates. Instead of asking parents and grandparents for outdated and obsolete home buying advice, talk to a Springfield real estate agent about avoiding common first-time home buying mistakes. Continue reading