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Thursday, March 3, 2022   /   by Flr Team

When Is The Best Time To Get Top Dollar For Your Home?

When you’re selling any item, you usually want to sell it for the greatest profit possible. This happens when there’s a strong demand and a limited supply for that item. That time is right now in the real estate market. If you’re thinking of selling your home, now is the time to list.

According to economists, Spring is the hottest time of the year for homebuyers and sellers, and the home shopping season appears to already be in full swing. ShowingTime agrees. The ShowingTime Showing Index tracks the average number of monthly buyer showings on active properties. This is a highly reliable indicator of current and future trends for buyer demand. They have revealed that this winter has been the most active winter in five years! Now is a good time to sell when there’s such a strong demand for homes.

Another indication of a great time to sell is when housing supply is extremely low. Realtor.com releases data on the number of homes for sale each month. Their ; ...

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Thursday, February 24, 2022   /   by Flr Team

The Benefits of Owning More Than One Home

Many things have changed over the past couple of years, including real estate. There has been an increased desire to own more than one home. 

Where we live has become our safe space and our getaway. With more people working remotely, many are reconsidering where they want to live, and buying a second home can give them greater flexibility. Here are a few reasons why owning a second home may be a great decision for your lifestyle and your future.

When you have two homes, you can alternate between them as the weather changes or if you’d enjoy a different scenery. Maybe you’d like to live in an area with a particular season, or would like the option of alternating between a suburban and resort setting. Being able to move between homes based on which location best suits you at the time gives you flexibility and variety. This has shown to help increase happiness.

Another option to think about is whether you want your second home to be near the people who matt2 ...

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Thursday, February 17, 2022   /   by Flr Team

What Repairs and Upgrades to Avoid When Selling Your Home

Preparing to sell your home can sometimes be scary. Popular shows like “Fixer Upper” or “Flip or Flop” can make it seem like you’ll need to spend thousands of dollars to prepare your home for the market, but this is not always the case.

The average homeowner getting their home ready to sell won’t see a huge return on investment for many of the biggest home renovations, i.e. a kitchen renovation can cost an average of $68,000 but you’re likely to recover only $40,000 from the sale, and a bathroom renovation can cost an average of $35,000 but you’re likely to recover only $20,000 from the sale.

The National Association of Realtors states that most big home upgrades simply don’t recoup their cost. If you are dying to renovate your bathroom, do it early on so you can enjoy your renovation. It won’t be financially worth it to do right before selling.

Another thing to add is that home repairs are frequently more expen; ...

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022   /   by Flr Team

Hidden Home Selling Costs You Shouldn't Ignore

Thinking of selling your home? While you may think your home sale will be all profit, it’s easy to forget that selling a home costs money too. Here are a few hidden expenses that shouldn’t be ignored.

Home Repairs
This can add up. If you’ve put off maintenance on your home, you may have to hire a contractor or handyman to come in and make repairs to get your home ready to put on the market. It’s best not to cut corners at this time. Buyers can sometimes catch DIY repairs during the home inspection, and you may end up paying more than if you had used a good handyman the first time. If you’re not up for making the repairs yourself, a good solution would be to lower the listing price or give the buyer a credit at closing.

Curb appeal is what gets buyers in the door. Improving your landscaping can increase your home’s value by up to 12%! While prices may vary, a full-on landscaping job can cost over $3,000, but there are many impr; ...

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022   /   by Flr Team

The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift

Valentine’s Day is upon us. It’s about honoring your strongest relationships and celebrating love of all forms. Instead of buying chocolates and greeting cards, have you considered picking up something special for your home?

We know you love your home with all it’s little quirks and details, colorful accents and personalized decor. Your home makes you feel all giddy when it’s spic and span, smelling wonderful. And you definitely perk up when your friends comment “beautiful home” on a photo you just shared of your newest home renovation.

Your home has been a warm, comfy abode inside when it gets chilly, and a place to cool down when it’s freakishly hot out. It lets you blast your music as loud as you want with no judgment, and has stayed by your side when things may have gotten rough (or sheltered you from a pandemic).

Maybe you don’t love your home as much as others. Maybe it wasn’t love at first sight when you drove ; ...

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