Monday, October 27, 2008

Staged to Sell

Let's talk kitchens. Kitchens need to be clean. After all that is where you food is lying. If you walked into a kitchen that had papers, rags, and dishes everywhere you probably wouldn't feel safe about cutting up food there. Colors are important as with other rooms so your kitchen's focus should be counterspace, cabinet space, and appliances, not the red walls. If you are going to upgrade one appliance you might as well update them all. Sears scratch and dent is a great was to upgrade new without the new price. Some hardware on your cabinets can go a long way. Keep as little as possible on your counters and on top of your cabinets.

When is it time to buy?

Well, when YOU are ready. When you have been qualified by a lender, have saved your down payment (which can be as little as 3 1/2%), and have found the home. If you are ready to buy now well then you are just ahead of everyone else. With interest rates and home prices as low as they are now, you have positioned yourself for equity in the future. If you are trying to time the market, you will miss it and might find yourself with a higher interest rate or paying the same price and getting less. Then you might find yourself with your head in a pillow screaming WHY WHY WHY didn't I BUY BUY BUY!!