Vintage Boutiques and Staging Your Home

Some of the best places to shop for décor items and furniture to stage your home for sale in Springfield, MO, are vintage boutiques and antique shops. If you hope to buy a home, vintage boutiques also give you creative ideas for how to furnish your new home. According to a recent piece by 417 Magazine, the Little Bluebird Vintage Boutique in the Ozarks specializes in vintage furniture. If you want refinished antiques, trendy and chic home décor, it’s worth a visit in between house hunting or home showings. The Little Bluebird Vintage Boutique, 2004 W. Evangel Street, Ozark, carries handcrafted items, artwork, vintage furniture and other items from 60 local artists and crafters. Continue reading

Home Values Reaching New Highs

Most people see their Springfield home as a place to create family memories, but it’s a good time to look at your home as a financial asset. According to a new Zillow real estate market report, the home worth of typical homes in America surpassed the $200,000 mark for the first time. The report showed home values throughout the country are up 7.4 percent compared to last year. At the same time, the inventory of homes is down. Experts point out there is more competition for homes with 11 percent fewer houses for sale compared to last year. Sellers who own homes in Springfield MO will likely see more immediate interest in their home listing. Continue reading

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