We are so thankful for all of you! We wouldn't know what to do without our fantastic community! What is it that you’re most thankful for?
When it comes to décor I often feel stuck and always end up going with a neutral color. Do you ever feel this way? I loves seeing all these bright colors but would never know how to decorate to make it all feel cohesive. Have you ever had this problem? Any tips for the design challenged?
What factors made you decide on the home you did? Was it the location? Size? Floor plan? How many pros and cons did you have to weigh before making this decision or was it love at first sight? If you’re considering a new home what things will you be looking for this time around?
Monday, October 6, 2014
More and more homes are being found online. With various apps being offered to help with this search the mobile phone has become the new desktop. What is your favorite app for searching for homes? Have you found one that has better information than the rest?
School Is Back In Session!
Kids are back in school for Pulaski Co! It has been so awesome seeing everybody’s first day of school photos for the year. What is your favorite back to school memory? Do any of you have a tradition you do this time every August?
Trying to Choose a Listing Agent?
Choosing an agent can be a tough experience. You want what is best for you and that is completely understandable! Ask questions about the process. What they will do to help sell your home quickly. Ask for advice as to what you can do to sell your home. The right realtor will help you in every step of the process to get you the best price for your home!
If you had the time, and the budget what are some renovations you would like to do to your home? Would you design a gourmet kitchen or a master bedroom retreat?
What are some things you would be interested in hearing about on our blog? Is there a particular topic that interests you?
UK had a great game and we would like to congratulate them on a fantastic season! Great job guys and we are so proud to call ourselves part of the Big Blue Nation!!
The Very Best Lake View Ever!! What a great lake property! You can sit on your deck & feel like you are touching the boaters. This unique home was built in 2007. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Ceramic tile in kitchen, dining and all baths. Great deck overlooking lake & lower level deck overlooking the lake off of rec room. Home sits back from road and is very private. Balcony is off large bedroom upstairs for watching the stars. There are 2 paths in the area to walk down to lake level. This home is on a dead end street. The kitchen has all appliances & breakfast bar. Only minutes to Burnside Marina. The view is magnificent. You must see!
We’ve been working on our Pinterest page for a while now. What are some of your favorite things to look at on there? Check us out and give us suggestions on what you would like to see!
I love the idea of taking something like a wood pallet and making it into a piece of furniture or display case for photos. What are some of your favorite things to rework and make something new out of?
3 bedroom 1 bath brick home. Bathroom has been newly remodeled. Formal dining & living room with gas burning fireplace. $92,000 MLS # 17712
Friday, March 21, 2014
Beautiful two story home. Stone exterior with circular drive. Open floor plan with master on main floor. 2 bedrooms upstairs with huge bonus room over garage. $259,900 MLS #18489
A recent study by Western Union found that half of all millennials expected to buy a home in the next 5 years. The article also stated reasons why as many may not be considering a house anytime soon. They were all valid points. Renting is much more flexible, if a job offer comes along requiring a move for example. Other things like higher student loan debt were also indicated as factors of concern for those wanting to own instead of rent. The link to the full article is below.
This 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home sits on .5 acres in lake community. Beautiful home. This is a must see! $174,900 MLS #18416
Just found a report stating some of the hottest home colors for this year. Gray was super popular as well as white, some brighter colors included purples, greens, and blues. What are some of your favorite color combinations? Do you prefer neutrals or color on your walls?
Warm weather is finally starting to hit. While it’s still chilly on occasion spring is definitely in the air. What is your favorite thing about this time of year?
Great space for professional office. 2 offices, storage room, copy area and bathroom. Customer parking in front employee parking and entrance in back. Call for details! MLS #18330
Amenities certainly make a place stand out when apartment searching. However, how much more would you be willing to pay to have these amenities? Would an extra fee be worth some of the services you may use only occasionally?
Flipping a house was once very popular. However, when the housing bubble bust flippers began losing money. Since 2011 there has been a 114% increase in house flipping. This may be a great sign that the housing market is back to stay!
This three bedroom 2 bath home has much to offer! Over 20 acres in gated lake community minutes to Burnside Island and Marina. Exterior has vinyl siding w/stone skirting and dimensional roof. Circular driveway for easy access, back patio. Ceramic tile flooring in great room, laundry room and both bathrooms. Fireplace is faced w/rock stone, has TV and stereo insets. Plenty of cabinets and counter space. All appliances include: stove, and refrigerator. Beautiful wood accent doors with beveled glass and side panels). Home has alarm system. Lots of wildlife. Home has beautiful redbuds and many varieties of hardwood trees. Beautiful lakefront homes across the road. Circular driveway and fire pit for enjoying outdoor living. Extra-long garage for storing small boat. Well maintained home has city water, RECC electric, septic. Perfect property for small farm or riding trails. $149,900 MLS# 16076
This past weekend was the Home and Product show at the Center for Rural Development. It is a great event for those who are looking to renovate soon and curious about what new products are out on the market. If you attended what were some of your favorite products for the 2014 year?
We all know Pinterest as the photo sharing site with recipes, DIY projects, crafts, and everything else imaginable. Lately there have been more and more photos of homes for sale being placed on Pinterest. We were wondering if buying a home you first saw on Pinterest would be something you would ever consider?
Research shows that new home buying is falling. Would you rather buy an older home? They generally come at a cheaper price, however, things are more likely to break quickly. Is the smaller commitment upfront worth the chance of having to fix issues as they arise after moving in?
The weather just seems to be getting colder and colder. What are some of your tips or tricks to stay warm? Comment and we may post some on our Twitter or Facebook throughout the day.
Ran across this great article stating what needs to be done before getting ready to list your home. Most of us don’t think of packing before you have found a place to move to. But, it’s important considering less clutter does help stage your home among other things. Start clearing away things you will not be using any time soon. Take the fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas decorations and pack them away. You will be in your new home before you need them again.
The article lists many other great ways to get prepared. Check it out at http://www.realtor.com/advice/5-ways-home-sellers-can-prepare-for-the-spring-market/#.Ur3v-PRDvuJ
We're now officially on YouTube (dangerous thought!) We already have one video up and are working on getting more available soon! What types of videos would you like us to post? We're thinking some homes, some about Somerset, maybe a few about the Lake. Who knows? We're likely to surprise you! Check out our channel and see what you think!
MSN recently came out with a list of 5 signs you may be a renter for life. While renting does have some great advantages, like being able to move much easier, or you’re just indecisive (I could be guilty of this.) What are some of your favorite things about renting? For those who do own a home do you miss some things about renting? To see the full article just follow the link below.
We ran across a study recently claiming that caffeine actually helped you remember details better. They had people take a caffeine pill (Roughly the same amount as a large cup of coffee) and had them look at faces, 24 hours later they had to pick out who were in the previous group. The ones who had caffeine done significantly better. This is awesome news for this office until we read the benefits were only with one cup. I need more than that before I’m functioning but it was worth a shot. Do you find this to be true? Have you noticed a difference?
Found a video online about Somerset, KY. If you were in charge of making a video for this area what are some things you would include?
Found a great article I would just like to share. Would be an amazing resource for anybody considering buying or selling a home.
A recent article (at bottom) sorted various types of neighborhoods into 12 distinct categories. Where does your current home fit in? Based on the descriptions would you rather live in a different area than what you do now or are you perfectly content where you are?
If you’re like me you freeze this time of year. It doesn’t matter if I’m indoors or out my toes and fingers stay cold. Last night I had my heat on 90 and a coat on. It was bad. Found a great article giving some great ideas to cozy up your home and keep it warmer. Had some great ideas from doorstoppers to cooking more often.
If you would like to check out some of the ideas follow this link: http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/6-easy-ways-to-make-your-home-warmer-and-cozier-during-winter/
We all know the weather is cold. Very cold. Bitterly cold. Horrible actually. (Can't you tell I'm a summer person?) Frozen pipes are everywhere after the past few days of subzero temperatures, my house, the office, schools, everybody is dealing with this in some fashion. And it isn't fun. We've all heard to keep water running, put heat tape on pipes, or leave cabinet doors open but sometimes it just isn't enough. Ran across a great article giving more advice on how to keep pipes from freezing. Would have been good to know a few days ago! Take a look and see if there is any other tricks you would like to add to the list. Maybe next time I'll use them and save myself the hassle of frozen pipes!
We would like to wish everybody a very happy New Year. We thank you so much for being with us through 2013 and look so much to what the next year has in store for us. What are some of your favorite 2013 memories? What is it that you are looking forward to the most this year?
Just wanting to wish everybody a very merry Christmas! With plans on visiting family later today and the fact I baked about 6 dozen cookies last night its starting to feel like the holidays. What is your favorite time about the season? Mine is getting to spend time with those most important to me.
Moving is possibly one of the worst experiences of my life. I say that because while there are worse things I have spent way too much time going through the hassle in and out of places in the past few years. (Thank college for that) But anyway, ran across this great checklist of everything that needs to be done. Along with get everything in boxes of course. Thought it would be useful knowledge to share.
Last week it felt a lot like Christmas this week it feels like Antarctica. With snow on the ground and roads reality has finally hit. It isn't summer anymore. So now is the time to start winterizing the house. (If you've done this already kudos!) Emergency kits, make sure the generator is working, stock up on kerosene, candles, food, and water. This site gives a great list of what all you should get together before the next winter storm.
This morning I ran across a website that absolutely had be rolling. The subject? Bad MLS photos. While I am sure no agent is perfect, and photo taking is often left to the last minute with little time to fix or photoshop some of them surprised even me. What are some of the worst photos you have seen? Are you guilty of any of these common photo mistakes?
To see all the photos go to http://badmlsphotos.com/
The decision to sell a house is never easy. With the holidays approaching it creates even more problems. There are going to fewer houses on the market which means less competition however less selection for buyers. This article is great for answering some of these questions to determine what is right for you. And as always our staff here at Eagle Realty are more than willing to answer any questions you may have.
From favorite restaurants to food trucks there are all kinds of new ideas sprouting up in big cities. What would you like to see be brought to Somerset?
According to realtor.org the remodeling market index has now moved up to 57, which is the highest it has been since 2004. The main reason for people busting out the sledgehammers? People are doing better financially so they are now taking the time to start all those little projects they have been putting off. What renovations would you like to start? Are you a weekend warrior or just ready to call the contractor?
To read the full article go to http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2013/10/25/home-equity-returns-more-home-owners-remodel