What do buyers want in a home? Is it location? Is it size? Could it be an endless list of amenities ? According to a survey done by The National Association of Homebuilders, they want all of the above.
According to the survey, buyers say they want a home that is approximately 2,000 square feet. Unfortunately, only one-third of the current homes on the market have 2,000 or more square feet of livable space. Most homes are nearly 40 years old and don’t have many of the amenities buyers want.
So what is a seller to do? If your home is smaller than what most buyers want, play up on your homes good points. Here are some other features buyers want that could help overcome the objection to the homes smaller square footage.
Location: Buyers may consider a smaller home if it’s located in the best school district or in a great commuter location.
Possibilities: A smaller home may have potential for expansion, making the home suddenly more appealing.
Great space: The home may not have the square footage buyers want, so show off the space it does have. Remove any furniture that doesn’t complement the home, making the home seem spacious and uncluttered.
If your home is smaller than what many buyers want, emphasize the amenities that it does have. Help buyers see the potential in your home. Don’t let them rule it out just because its current condition doesn’t meet all of their needs.
Are you looking for some activities to keep the kids busy? What about creating a stress reducing activity they can share with an adult? It seems that big and little people alike love creating with Playdough.
Here is a Playdough recipe you can make right in the comfort of your own home. In fact, you probably already have everything you need in your cabinets. You will have homemade Playdough ready to use in no time.
1 cup salt
1 cup water
1/2 cup flour plus additional flour
1. Mix salt, water, and 1/2 cup flour in saucepan and cook over medium heat.
2. Remove from heat when mixture is thick and rubbery.
3. Let the mixture cool.
4. Knead in enough flour to make the dough workable.
Food coloring can be added to create different colored dough.
Large commercial brick warehouse available for sale in downtown Fitchburg. Lots of storage space on 3 levels and is in the process of being cleaned out. Wood floors, large wooden beams and many windows adorn this building. Many possible uses include storage space, a possible auto repair shop, use your imagination. This warehouse is being sold along with the multi-family right next door. You just have to see this property to imagine what it could be for you!
Investors, Business Owners, take notice! This is a unique opportunity to own a 2 family building and a large warehouse just feet away from the front door. Or use one of the units for an office and rent out the other. Let your imagination get to work on a few modifications! . Many possible uses for both these properties. It is not often a multi-family and a warehouse come on the market being sold together! Seeing is believing so call now to set up an accompanied showing.
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