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When Selling Your Home, Using Scents Makes Sense!
Even if now doesn't seem to be the ideal time to sell your home, you can take heart in knowing that small actions may make a difference in getting your home sold.
"Scentmosphere" isn't exactly new but it is rapidly becoming a way to attempt to attract buyers.
"When buyers walk into a house before they actually see anything in that house, because they breathe, they are smelling. So they are actually getting an impression, whether it's conscious or subconscious, of your home -- just by the way it smells," says Rick Ruffolo, senior vice president of brand, marketing, and
U.S. averages as of February 28, 2008:
30 yr. fixed: 6.24%
15 yr. fixed: 5.72%
1 yr. adj: 5.11%
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innovation for Yankee Candle Company.
So, right now take a deep breath. What kind of "smellment" is your home making?
Choosing to proactively make a statement in the way your home smells
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Condos Pay Off As
Make a condo, townhome or other community association property your second home and, chances are, you'll be pretty happy with your choice.
More than seven in 10 condo and townhome residents say they are satisfied with their purchase, according to a recent survey conducted by Zogby International for the Foundation for Community Association Research.
The foundation periodically conducts the survey to keep tabs on the perceptions of those who live in condos and townhomes and to identify recent trends in the condo world.
Satisfaction is a big trend in housing communities governed by homeowners associations due to a host of reasons.
Compared to single-family homes, condos are generally less expensive.
That's particularly true in areas where condo speculation once ran rampant, including Florida, Nevada, California and other areas which are now loaded with bargains not seen in years. Cheaper prices make condos cheaper to operate
Timing Is Everything:
When And How To Move
In the next few months making a move can become increasingly more complicated say industry experts.
"June to September is really known as the high season for the moving industry," says John Bisney, Director of Public Relations for the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA).
It's a popular time because kids are out of school and people are trying to get the move done before the children have to return to class.
"So if you can avoid moving during June to September you're probably going to get better service and have more options," Bisney.
However, Bisney says, "If you do have to move between June to September, then it's better to move in the middle of the month and the middle of the week as opposed to doing it at the end of the month when everybody wants to do it."
AMSA certifies movers and holds them accountable to higher standards and a code of ethics. The association says most people don't take moving very seriously and they assume that everything will go alright. But Bisney says careful consideration is a must when moving.
"Because people don't move that many times, maybe it's their first move,
Natural Décor Better For
Earth And Your Wallet
Sellers are looking for ways to get the most for their homes and buyers, of course, are looking for the best value. A flowing floor plan, spacious layout, a not-so-crowded street, great curb appeal, low HOA or planned community fees, etc. are certainly big influencers for buyers. But so, too, are some of the items in your home that you might not give much consideration.
A changing environment and more talk of all the trash that's filling up our landfills is causing more people to go green by using recycled goods or products that are renewable and easily break down instead of sitting around in our dumps.
Did you know that nylon fabric takes 30-40 years to degrade in a landfill?
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