There are 5 blog entries for January 2012.
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 12:24pm. 1401 Views, 0 Comments.
With the NFL's Super Bowl 46 on the horizon, Realtor.com takes a look at the 5 most expensive NFL star's homes on the market during the past year.
#5: Walter Jones (Seattle Seahawks OL)
On the market for $3.5 million, this home is a sportsman's paradise. It has a regulation football field with NFL standard goal posts in each end zone, a lighted basketball court and tennis court. There is also an inground pool, an exercise room, a game room and a hot tub.
#4: Kurt Warner (St. Louis Rams QB, MVP of Super Bowl 34)
At just under $5 million dollars, this beautiful Paradise Valley, Arizona home was featured in a HGTV Christmas special for good reason. Not only was it owned by a Super Bowl MVP, but it was the home of Roberto Alomar, former Baltimore…
Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 3:56pm. 1018 Views, 0 Comments.
Did you know that viewers are 78% more likely to stay on a real estate website offering video of houses? That is why I use my 10-plus years of experience in marketing as well as videography to professionally shoot and edit the homes we list on the market. Our videos give a potential buyer a virtual property tour that allows them to get a feel for the home without leaving their computer.
In the real estate industry, many Realtors do not have videos with their listings. Part of this reason is ability. It takes an immense amount of expertise, time and expensive gear to make an HD video listing that properly showcases a Greenville, SC home.
As real estate agents become increasingly aware of the advantages to using video to promote a home, they…
Monday, January 16th, 2012 at 12:17pm. 1441 Views, 10 Comments.
Looking for homes for sale in Kingsbridge? We recently listed a fantastic piece of Simpsonville, SC real estate. Custom built by Milestone Custom Homes, it is a classic example of what makes Kingsbridge the subdivision of choice for Simpsonville, SC.
This luxurious home opens to a wide foyer featuring a beautiful barrel ceiling. On either side of the spacious foyer is a selection of cozy rooms to relax in: a dining room, office and living room (which has a welcoming fireplace).
At the end of the foyer is a large gourmet kitchen complete with all the features any chef would want: granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, gas range, ample counter space and much more! But the uniqueness of this particular space is what is adjacent to…
Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 12:46pm. 909 Views, 13 Comments.
With the new year comes promising data that indicates home sales are on the upswing for the second straight month. According to the National Association of Realtors, the home sale index has passed 100 and pending home sales have reached the highest level in 19 months.
The only time the home sale index passed 100 since the collapse of the housing boom was when the home owner tax credit was in effect. The natural growth of the market without any external factors such as a stimulous shows that the real estate market is gaining momentum and growing strong. The organic power propelling the increase in home sales comes from many different factors, including homes being even more affordable, consumer confidence increasing, job conditions stabilizing,…
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 at 11:58am. 668 Views, 5 Comments.
Dan Hamilton has a great video on the top 5 things you should change when buying a home. I've embedded the link below, but here are a few of them along with one of my own:
Change all the locks to your home
It is impossible to know who the previous owners gave keys to and chances are very good that even they have forgotten. Rather than trust that they gave you all the keys, get a locksmith to rekey the locks. It's a fairly simple process that is an inexpensive way to increase your safety and give you peace of mind!
Change your garage door opener code
Garage door openers have a unique digital code it sends to open the door. But these days, many cars have garage door openers built into them. Even if you have both door openers, it doesn't mean the…