Category Archives: Home Designs

Affordable Tips For a Showroom Ready Home

Whether you plan to sell in the near future or somewhere down the road, now is a great time to take inventory of the items in your home that could use a little sprucing up. Most of us have a list of fix-it projects, and maybe an overlooked cobweb here, and there, but to a potential buyer, it’s those little details that can make or break a sale. Increase your home’s value, and improve your chances of seller success, with a few updates, and finishing touches to help set the stage. Worried about a limited budget? You can easily DIY your way to a market-ready home, and the offer you deserve without breaking the bank.

Sweep On Some Color

There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to update cabinetry, lighten up a dark space, or transform a stark room into a cozy retreat.  Steer clear of bold primary colors, and instead select a soothing palette to make your home feel warm, and inviting. According to Zillow dramatic color choices can actually decrease the sales price by hundreds of dollars, so choosing neutrals overstatement shades not only keeps the space timeless but most importantly appeals to buyers seeking a move-in ready home.

When is it a Good Time to Buy a Home?

As you reach retirement age, you may be considering a move to a smaller or more convenient home. Since the housing market has been on a downward trend these days, you may be worried about this move. After all, this is not just penny-candy we are talking about here. There may be some deep conversations, pros and cons analysis taking place between you and your spouse about buying a home. One of the questions you need to consider is whether this is a good time to buy a home.

Choosing a Home Builder

Helpful Information when Choosing your New Home Builder

If you are shopping around for a new home builder, you should do so as carefully as possible. Whether you are buying a condo or townhouse or custom-built home, you need a home high in quality built by a reputed builder. This is especially so for those looking to make their retirement home choices. Finding builders for your new 55+ retirement home can be extremely challenging. This is because there are many builders who will do a shoddy job and leave you with an inferior quality home. Your choice and selection will make a significant impact on your life, and your retirement funds should not be invested in such badly built homes. Below are five mistakes people make when choosing new home builders and a bit of advice on how you can avoid such mistakes.

Choosing the Perfect Retirement Home

Choosing the Perfect Retirement Home

Making the Decision of Attached or Detached Retirement Homes

Active adults in the midst of downsizing and considering a move to a retirement home have the choice of attached or detached homes. This can be a bit of a challenging decision as there are various pros and cons to attached and detached homes. If you are in a bind trying to figure out which type of home to move into, here are a few advantages and disadvantages of both types of homes.

7 Upgrades Seniors Need in a Retirement Home

As boomers of retirement age, you and I both are looking for a home that we can comfortably ensconce ourselves and spend our golden years. When it comes to home styles and choices, we have a variety to choose from. However, very few homes include some specific features that many of us wish were included in our homes. As a new homeowner, let me tell you the 7 upgrades I wish I had asked my builder to consider in my new home.

Types of Rentals for Active Seniors

Many 55+ seniors prefer the less demanding task of renting homes because they do not wish to spend all their savings on the purchase of a home. Some 55+ seniors are just not interested in making a long-term investment that goes with buying a home. Whatever your preference, there are four categories of renting that you should be aware of. These are short-term rentals, long-term rentals, weekend getaways, and rent-before-you-buy. If you are interested in renting a home, you will be benefited by understanding what these four categories entail.

How to Make your Home more Energy Efficient

How to Make your Home more Energy-Efficient

Many seniors, when buying their homes, look for energy-efficient homes. This is certainly so where the nature-loving, socially conscientious Baby Boomers are concerned. For those boomers in retiring age, many homes come with all types of energy-efficient features. However, what if you were living in the same home and your house does not come with all the new energy-efficient features? Then, you look for alternative methods to go green and, not only minimize your household bills but also conserve the planet’s resources. There are a number of ways to make your home more energy-efficient. Below are a few easy methods you can consider when going green.

What do Female Seniors look for in a Retirement Home?

What do Female Seniors look for in a Retirement Home?

Active adult communities are designed and built to suit the requirements of both male and female seniors. Most often, homes in these communities please both parties. However, there are times when women prefer different things in their homes than men. Women, no matter what age, tend to be quite choosy and adamant of what they want in their homes. Here are some key features that 55+ ladies would love to have in their senior homes.