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Monthly Archives: December, 2015

Making color work in your Smith Mountain Lake home

Posted on December 29, 2015 by cfinley

Don’t be offended if an agent suggests that you paint before placing your Smith Mountain Lake home on the market. They understand “color psychology.” Since people’s reaction to color is immediate, it can have a tremendous influence on their daily choices. You can make your Smith Mountain Lake home stand out from the competition, sell […]

Selling an Ugly Home

Posted on December 18, 2015 by cfinley

You’ve just inherited an old house in a distant location and want to put it on the market. You don’t have the time, resources or energy to make it perfect and just want a quick sale. Or maybe you had renters who did substantial damage and you don’t have the money to make necessary renovations. […]

Improve Your Credit Score

Posted on December 15, 2015 by cfinley

Those looking for a Smith Mountain Lake home should check their credit score before things get too serious. There’s nothing worse than learning that your credit report contains a late payment that can prevent you from buying Smith Mountain Lake a property. The higher your credit score, the better. A score of at least 620 […]

A Picture Can Be Worth a Thousand Words

Posted on December 9, 2015 by cfinley

This is even more true when it comes to selling your Smith Mountain Lake home. And let’s face it, you want those words to end with a definitive “sold.” Smith Mountain Lake homes garner more traffic and buyer interest when presented effectively—which means they sell faster. That’s why it is essential that you showcase your […]

A Souped-up Laundry Room Can Make a Difference

Posted on December 8, 2015 by cfinley

The laundry room is one of the most forgotten areas to get in shape. Machines are often dusty, detergent dripping down the sides and lint and old socks on the floor. Yet it doesn’t take much to make a real difference: Add energy-efficient appliances: The U.S. Department of Energy claims that machines with the ENERGY […]

Final Walk-Through

Posted on December 1, 2015 by cfinley

You found the perfect Smith Mountain Lake house, made an offer, negotiated the price, had an inspection and ensured your mortgage. The only thing left is your final walk-through. Walk-throughs are normally scheduled the day of, or day before the settlement, as the seller should be completely moved out. The object is to ensure that […]