The weather is finally getting warm here in Central Kentucky! The birds are chirping, the flowers are starting to peek up out of the ground, and you're probably starting to get the itch to clean off the winter doldrums and start fresh for the new season. Now is a great time to wipe away all the salt, dirt, and grime that winter left behind. Here are a few tips to get your Spring cleaning off on the right foot.
Keep, Donate or Toss
Spring cleaning is a great time to get rid of all the clutter that has been collecting since the holidays. Start a Keep, Donate and Toss pile. Anything you haven't worn or used in the last...
The kitchen is the heart of the home, but there's another room in the house that is attracting the eye of potential home buyers. According to a new study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, for Millenials, the most-wanted room in the house is a separate laundry room. Fifty-five percent said they wouldn’t buy a new home that didn’t have a separate laundry room. They also ranked storage as important, such as linen closets, a walk-in pantry, and garage storage. With the laundry room weighing so heavily on people's minds, it may be a good time to rethink how your laundry room is set up. Could the layout be more functional? Could it use a face-lift with a fresh coat of paint, new windows, or cabinets? Look at the room through the eyes of a potential home buyer and see what works and what doesn't. Here's a few photos from Houzz.com to get your wheels turning about how you can revamp the look of your laundry...
Be careful. You might get trampled at an Open House
Even as I type those words, it seems hard to imagine, but it's true! With the weather warming up and so few houses on the market, people wanting to buy are clamoring to see available houses for sale.
The competition in today's housing market is suddenly fierce, so fierce that some are calling the cops.
"We got shut down!!" laughed Catherine Luther, an agent with Channing Real Estate in the Boston area. "I've been in this business for 30 years, and it's never happened before."
At a Saturday open house at her listing in suburban Belmont, she had over 100 people in 45 minutes, which blocked the street....