Home Ownership

5 Ways to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

5 Ways to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

First impressions are important, whether you’re meeting someone new or seeing a home for the first time. A home that looks rundown or lacking in updates suggests that the owner might be just as lax with indoor maintenance as with outdoor - a sure red flag for most buyers. So if you’re planning on selling your home, it’s important to consider what kind of curb appeal your house offers.

3 Things to Consider Before Starting a Kitchen Remodel

3 Things to Consider Before Starting a Kitchen Remodel

Whether you have every detail planned on your Pinterest board, or just know you can’t look at those ugly old countertops any longer, you’ve decided to take on the daunting task of a kitchen remodel. But home renovations are known for becoming bigger and more stressful than expected. And kitchen remodels notoriously so. So before you bring out the sledgehammer, here are a few things to consider.

New Homeowner Checklist

New Homeowner Checklist

Congratulations! You’ve signed on the line and now you’re the proud owner of a new home. The stress of finding the right house, getting approved for financing, negotiating with a seller are behind you. But if you’ve ever moved before, even just from apartment to apartment, you’ll know there may yet be some headaches ahead. To make it easier for you, we’ve created this new homeowners checklist.

Buying Your First Home

Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home is a landmark in life, especially here in America. Owning a home symbolizes independence, financial security and a space in the world that’s all yours. But while you may be fantasizing about the perfect home, before you actually start shopping it’s wise to ask yourself a few questions to be sure you’re ready.

Ways to Winterize Your Property

Ways to Winterize Your Property

As the weather is starting to turn cool in Northeast Ohio, we over at Re/Max Haven have started to winterize the properties we manage. If you’ve never thought about winterizing before, now is the time. To help you out, we’ve put together a guide full of ways to winterize and prevent damage during the cold months.

Five Tips if You’re Looking to Buy a Historical Home

Five Tips if You’re Looking to Buy a Historical Home

The aesthetic beauty of a historic home is a magnet for many home buyers. These homes are a piece of history that can literally tell a story as the architecture is unlike anything else, and has withstood the test of time.  Some historically registered homes do come with restrictions so it is important to be aware of this when you purchase. These restrictions do however help keep the property value stable and ensure that all homes are equal. Historic districts tend to have a steady property value and an active neighborhood association invested in the quality of the area. Before committing to a historic home make sure to do research on the property and the area. Below are some tips that can help you when beginning your historical home journey.

Fixer-upper or All Fixed-up: Which is the better option for you?

When buying a home whether you are a first time home buyer or just looking for something more suitable for your lifestyle, buyers always have to confront the question of buying a home that needs fixed up or a home that is move in ready.  A fixer-upper and a move in ready home both come with equal amounts of advantages and disadvantages. Doing your research for both types of homes is the best way to see what will not only suite your lifestyle best, but also what is best for you financially. Here are just a few of the pro’s and cons for both fixer-uppers and homes that are ready to move right in.  

How a Roof Helps Improve Resale Value

Have you been considering getting a new roof (or really need a new one?), but you aren’t sure if the investment is worth it since you’re planning on moving soon?  It may seem counterintuitive to make a large investment on a home right before selling it, but the fact is, putting a new roof on your home is top on the list of upgrades and repairs that improve resale value.  So, you actually will be able to sell your home for more by making the investment (and often, homes with old roofs won’t sell at all).