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Staging Tips for Spring

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Hello again! Another week is here!

Did you know the spring Real Estate market is here? Some sources say it can begin in March and run through June, and some say it begins as early as end of February. If you or someone you know is thinking of selling your home, I've gathered a few of my favorite staging tips from Houselogic.


LIVING ROOM
1. Go for symmetry when arranging furniture or accessories.
2. Turn on lights to add warmth.
3. Help buyers imagine living in your home by displaying a board game or tea service on the coffee table.

KITCHEN
1. Keep the countertops clear and uncluttered.
2. Empty all trash cans.
3. Clean the interior and exterior of your cabinets and appliances.

BEDROOM
1. Go for a neutral theme in terms of colors and accessories.
2. Remove clothes you aren't wearing this season and consider using wooden hangers to create a sophisticated, boutique look.
3. Place valuables in a safe spot.

DINING ROOM
1. Add place settings or set the table to, again, help buyers vi…

Spring Real Estate Market & School Bus Stop Laws

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First off, I hope you are having a great start to your day and week!

Today's topics include preparing for home buying or home selling during spring and a little bit of what's going on in the community.

HOME BUYING / HOME SELLING IN SPRING
The spring real estate market occurs from March through May, but could start as early as February and end as late as June. One advantage of selling or buying a home not during the spring season is there is less competition, and home appraisers or mortgage lenders are more available to assist. If buyers wait until the peak season to purchase a home, they may keep waiting for the "perfect" home and not commit.


IN THE COMMUNITY
Have children? Or maybe you live in a neighborhood with children? Often, I see parents reminding others about not speeding in the community, as many kids play outside, sometimes near streets. Another reminder I've seen is information on the North Carolina school bus stop law. See below for when to stop in ea…