Tuesday, April 8, 2014 / by Karen Aruanno
We all know that curb appeal is a great characteristic of a home since it is our first impression of the house as a whole. Now that spring is slowly limping its way in, It is almost time to head out to the garden for some planting and sprucing up.
I found an article on eartheasy.com with a few tips for your garden. Just copy and paste the link below into your browser to get some helpful hints!
Monday, December 9, 2013 / by Karen Aruanno
It's a few weeks from Christmas and some people chose to leave their house hunting for after the holidays. More serious buyers and sellers are still out there trying to find their dream home or sell their current house to move on with their journey. Wherever you stand in your search there are still questions about what 2014 will bring for everyone.
I found a great article from CNN Money that may answer some of your own questions for the coming year. Just click on the link below to read the article in full:
Monday, November 25, 2013 / by Karen Aruanno
Growing up and living in New York was all that I ever knew. Of course I have vacationed in other states over the years and drove through even more. It was not until about nine years ago when I was raising my young family that the thought came up to move. My husband and I looked at upstate New York and all the surrounding states to no avail and then one day a friend of mine said those fateful words, "Did you ever think about Fredericksburg Virginia?".
We had driven to Florida several times down I95 and I knew we must have passed Fredericksburg, but, I could not remember much about it. The thought intrigued me and the research began. Every free weekend we would load up the kids and get into the car to come explore. The more we came the more we loved it here. Plus, we would only be a few hours away from our family in New York, within 50 miles of Washington D.C. to the north and Richmond to the south. Now it has changed quite a bit since then and the growth is amazing, bo ...
Friday, November 8, 2013 / by Karen Aruanno
Now that we have taken the "fall back", holidays are around the corner and the weather is slowly getting a bit cooler. It also brings a good question to mind. Is it a bad time to buy a home? I did a bit of research and found this article below from realtor.com that gives a few reasons why this may be a better time than you may have thought.
"Shopping for a Home in Winter
A strategy for bargain hunters "
If you've been thinking about buying a new home, winter is the time to start getting serious. Here are a few reasons to brave the cold and go on a house hunt: The winter season has fewer units on the market, and sellers tend to need to move from their property. You can use that to your advantage to get a favorable deal.
Winter has fewer buyers in the market. Looking for a home in the winter can be inconvenient, and people are less likely to move. Families also tend to be on a September to June cycle because they are unwilling to move their children to a new ; ...
Monday, September 9, 2013 / by Karen Aruanno
Single-Family-Detached-CONDOS? Yes you read that right. Here is an article from Realestate.MSN.com about an interesting concept for a single family home in the city. What do you think about it?