Furniture Shopping: Should You Buy a Room that is Already Laid Out at the Store?

Furniture Shopping: Should You Buy a Room that is Already Laid Out at the Store?

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One of the fun experiences about buying a new home is finding furniture and décor that will create the home of your dreams. You can personalize the space to build an environment where your family will love to gather. It is essential that you select high-quality furniture to look good in your new home.

But, some homeowners find it difficult to choose the right furniture pieces for their new home. If you don’t have a lot of experience with interior décor, then you might be nervous about choosing the wrong pieces. Instead of overthinking the process, you might consider looking elsewhere for help.

Furniture Sets: Simple and Easy or Lazy and Impersonal?

When you walk into the furniture store, you will see rooms that are already laid out with everything that you might need. Some homeowners find these pre-planned rooms to be an easy way to furnish their new home. But, other people find it a lazy and impersonal way to choose furniture and décor. What is your opinion?

These furniture sets often come with everything that you need. Instead of piecing together each item, you can simply pay a flat fee and get all of the items that will complete the room. For example, a full bedroom set might include everything including the bed frame, dressers, nightstands, rugs, lamps, wall hangings and more. A living room set often includes the couch, love seat, chairs, lamps, rugs, TV stand, bookshelves, and more.

If you don’t like to mess with the décor details of your home, then this pre-planned solution could be a great option to consider. You don’t have to worry about piecing together the furniture and fabrics. Instead, you can make it simple to buy the whole set, allowing you to focus your time and energy on your family activities.

Personalizing Your Living Space

If you are a homeowner that finds it too impersonal to buy a furniture set, then there is nothing wrong with doing it yourself. Or, you might consider the advantages of hiring an interior designer to help. A professional will be able to make recommendations based on your individual needs, helping you to create a home that you will love.

Personalization is important because it allows you to customize the space in a way that will work best for your family. This process allows you to choose the type of furniture that you like, as well as the colors and design themes that will create the home of your dreams.

At DUFFY Realty, our team is always available to help you find the perfect home for your family. We know that it is essential to choose a home that will match your goals and dreams, helping you to build the memories that you want to share with the people that you love. For more information about finding a new home, we invite you to contact us right away: (678) 318-1700

Why Do Lenders Want Bank Statements?

“Why does a lender want to see my bank statements?”

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How to Overcome the Pet Issues That Buyers Have With Your Home

Selling your home while you have pets, may cause you to wonder how you will get your house sold. Pets limit the amount of showings that you can take, they limit the amount of people who will want to buy your home and they limit the amount of money you will get for your home.Continue reading

10 Commandments when preparing to apply for a mortgage.

1. Thou shalt not change jobs, become self-employed, or quit your job.
2. Thou shalt not buy a car, truck, or van (or you may be living in it!)
3. Thou shalt not use charge cards excessively or let your accounts fall behind.
4. Thou shalt not spend money you have set aside for closing.
5. Thou shalt not omit debts or liabilities from your loan application.
6. Thou shalt not buy furniture.
7. Thou shalt not originate any inquiries into your credit.
8. Thou shalt not make large deposits without first checking with your Loan Officer.
9. Thou shalt not change bank accounts.
10. Thou shalt not co-sign a loan for anyone.

How to Overcome the Pet Issues That Buyers Have With Your Home

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A New Twist on Staging – Virtual Staging!

If you have a vacant house but don’t want to stage it with furniture, you can now have furniture added to your pictures virtually. In other words, they will inset furniture into the room. Cool thought.

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How To Make Money On Your Home

Making money on your home is key to many of you. My clients report that they simply would not consider owning a home that they did not make some profit on. The thought of taking a check to closing is repulsive. Here is what I want you to know about making money on your home.

The obvious things about home ownership that make you money…

 The whole time that you live in a home, if it is your primary residence, you are saving on your taxes. In other words, you can either use your money to pay for a place to call your own that you are buying, or you can pay more taxes.

 The home ownership experience lends itself to your higher self-esteem. Self-esteem will lead you to making more money in all aspects of your life.

 The home gives you a place to do all of your handyman experiences on your own dime with your own result of profit, or not.

 As your mortgage payments are made over the years, your equity stake in the investment in your home, in most cases, will rise and your debt will fall.

But, on to how to make money on your home…

 Keep your home maintained the whole time that you live there.

 Keep your home clean and especially clean it well when you are selling it. Clean homes make 3 to 4% more money than dirty homes.

 Market your home at a high price instead of what your naive neighbors or low-balling agent of the neighborhood recommends. Go with your gut and go high. You will never get a high price if you don’t ask for it.

 Sell your home with a listing company that has low listing commission fees. Most homeowner’s profit is used up in selling commissions. You now have alternatives.

 Sell your home Staged and maybe throw in some furniture.

 Get every tool available to make your home look its best on the internet. Virtual tours, Staging, Videos and anything else that you can find. The first showing to potential buyers is on the internet. By the time that the buyer comes to your home in person, it is really the second showing.

 Offer a home warranty in lieu of some of the inspection items. If this is not enough for the buyer, tell them that you will give them 5 service call deductibles to cover future costs.

 To make a good deal on the sale of your home, it is imperative to make a good deal when buying it. Use an experienced agent to help you buy. They are a valued resource and cost you nothing. In fact, in my company we split out our commission with our buyer clients for helping us find them the home.