Top Trends For The 2018 Housing Market Identified

Posted on: January 4, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of SEC Inspection Services In the real estate market, springtime is go time. It’s the busiest time of the year for home sales, and with this year’s stable economy and low unemployment rate, the spring of 2018 has the potential to be especially active. Every market is defined by its trends, and while each year is different, identifying these trends early on can be a useful tool for buyers, sellers and agents to navigate the upcoming market and secure the best Continue Reading ...

Infuse Life Into The Bath For A Spa-Like Oasis

Posted on: December 28, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at SEC Inspection Services Today, more than ever, homeowners gravitate toward design elements that transform the bath into a spa-like oasis. Designers look to incorporate pieces inspired by the natural world to bring renewed energy into the room and create a soothing environment. From fixtures inspired by booming waterfalls, to neutral color schemes and natural light, nature infuses life back into luxury bath design for a serene sense of calm. Neutral calm: Light colors Continue Reading ...

New Ways Renters Are Becoming Homeowners

Posted on: December 21, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from SEC Inspection Services Sponsored Content from Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. The world that millennials have grown up in is a lot different than the world the Gen Xers and Baby Boomers knew. The digital revolution, widespread use of smartphones and adoption of disruptive technologies such as ride sharing and vacation rental apps are just a few of the factors that have altered the social landscape. Unfortunately, rising student debt, rising home prices and Continue Reading ...

Senior Guest? How To Prepare Your Home For Older Visitors

Posted on: December 14, 2017 by in Blog
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Brought to you by SEC Inspection Services How to host a senior guest in your home with success Whether it's for a special occasion or just because, hosting an older adult in your home can be a wonderful experience with lots of memory-making potential. However, for a safe and successful visit, you may want to make a few adjustments to your home before they arrive to make it more senior-friendly. "Spending time with aging parents or grandparents is a wonderful experience for all Continue Reading ...

5 Steps For A Successful Holiday Gathering

Posted on: December 7, 2017 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of SEC Inspection Services The holiday season is about spending quality time with family and friends. Many people will host gatherings and parties during this time of year. Keep stress levels at an all-time low by taking some seamless shortcuts to pull off a get together of any size – whether a football watch party, gift exchange or even a low-key movie night with friends. Prep your home: Before everyone arrives, double-check your home for the things that you won’t Continue Reading ...

Entertaining Tips: Worry-Free Ways To Clean Before Your Guests Arrive

Posted on: November 30, 2017 by in Blog
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From your friends at SEC Inspection Services For many of us, this is the best time of the year to spend with friends, family and lots of food. The weather has turned colder, the clocks have shifted back and we’re ready to invite guests over to eat, laugh and make new memories for the new year. Let’s face it, because you spend more time indoors this time of year, you’re also probably a bit more anxious when it comes to keeping the house tidy and making sure you’re keeping yourself Continue Reading ...

Stress-Busting Speed-Cleaning Tips For The Holidays

Posted on: November 23, 2017 by in Blog
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Helpful information from SEC Inspection Services It’s no secret the holiday season can be one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year. What is one of the biggest sources of stress? It’s cleaning on a deadline, especially while guests are on their way. But with the right plan in place, even last-minute pre-entertainment cleaning can be efficient and stress-free, says Debra Johnson, Merry Maids home cleaning expert. In an online survey conducted this spring by Toluna, more Continue Reading ...

Want To Catch Homebuyers’ Eyes?

Posted on: November 16, 2017 by in Blog
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Want To Catch Homebuyers' Eyes? Follow 5 easy steps to a lush lawn   When it comes to selling a home there are many different strategies and most of them focus on the home's interior. However, what many sellers fail to realize is that it's the exterior of the home that often makes or breaks a sale.   Curb appeal is necessary for that vital first impression. Much of a buyer's opinion about a property is formed before they even enter the front door. Research shows curb Continue Reading ...

Building A Sustainable New Home

Posted on: November 7, 2017 by in Blog
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Must-Have Elements For Building A Sustainable New Home By SEC Inspection Services When someone builds a home for you, you have the opportunity to make it as sustainable, eco-friendly and energy-efficient as possible. Not only are sustainable homes more cost-effective over the long-term. Hence, they have a smaller environmental impact and can be more appealing to home buyers when you're ready to sell and move.   In fact, more than half of Realtor's report consumers are interested Continue Reading ...

Improve Your Credit Score In 100 Days

Posted on: October 31, 2017 by in Blog
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  5 steps that can improve your credit score in 100 days or less Low-interest rates, a strong economy and the turn of the seasons are all causing the real estate market to heat up. More homes on the market bring more competition to buy the inventory that is out there. And one way to stand apart from other buyers who are vying for their dream home is to take steps to improve your credit score now.   "Preparing your finances is a must before the busy real estate season," Continue Reading ...