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Paint Tips - Preparing your house to sell!

Painting Your House Before Selling

If you are preparing your house to sell and need to paint the interior, below are some tips to help you choose the best color.

  1. Paint your ceiling a light cream color instead of flat white.
  2. Do not use different bright paint colors in each room. Make sure the colors are light and blend well together.
  3. If you prefer to use the same light color throughout, hang pictures with color to assure your home won't look too bland. 

Winter is Coming - Keep Your Home on the Market

I encourage sellers to keep their homes on the market during the winter months. Buyers have more time to look in the winter and can be in their new home just in time to enjoy the spring and summer season. Here are some great tips to make your house more desirable during the cold days of winter. Click here to read about "Why it Pays To List Your House in the Winter".

Don't hesitate to contact me if you are thinking of selling now or anytime in the future. I am happy to talk with you about what is happening in the marketplace and discuss the value of your home.

Mortgage Rates Sink Lower This Week - Great Time to Buy or Refinance

Mortgage Rates Sink Lower This Week

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015

Averages on fixed-rate mortgages dropped lower this week, continuing to provide a benefit to home buyers and refinancers, Freddie Mac reports.

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending Oct. 22:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.79 percent, with an average 0.6 point, dropping from last week's 3.82 percent average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 3.92 percent.

  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 2.98 percent, with an average 0.5 point, falling from a 3.03 percent average. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 3.08 percent.

  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.89 percent, with an average 0.4 point, rising from last week's 2.88 percent average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 2.91 percent.

  • 1-year ARMs: averaged 2.62 percent, with an average 0.2 point, rising from 2.54 percent last week. Last year at this time, 1-year ARMs averaged 2.41 percent.

Closing Process Changing effective 10/1/2015 - effect Buyers & Sellers

If you are in the process of buying or selling you need to be aware of new changes in closing procedures effective October 3rd.  Talk with your attorney, lender and real estate agent and know exactly what needs to be done so your closing won't get delayed.  Click here for more information.