Curb Appeal – 5 Quick Tips for This Spring

First, what do you think of the trend to wrap/replace porch posts in cedar-style posts? Would you do it?

As spring comes and many homeowners are cleaning up their landscaping, they may also be thinking of some 𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙤𝙧 𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙤𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 as well. If you don’t want to go to the extent of changing your porch posts, here are five relatively quick and easy improvements you can make. 

1) Power wash your home, fence, and deck/porch. Just getting rid of dirt and moss/algae will brighten the whole look of your home. 

2) Paint shutters with a contrasting color. Shutters fade with exposure to sunlight and just repainting them makes your home “pop” with color. You can get great ideas online by looking up the color of your home.

3) Put a fresh coat of paint on the trim and posts/railings. Many homes have white trim, which gets dingy over time. 

4) Paint the front door and add new hardware. Consider adding a color accent by painting your door a contrasting color. Then put on “dressy” hardware for some extra class.

5) Replace exterior lights with trendy ones. You will be amazed at how lighting affects the look of your home. 

Whether staying or selling your home, you can upgrade its look and bring a smile to your face everytime you come home.

If you have any questions, please reach out! I’m ALWAYS happy to help!


Pricing Your Home to Sell 

What is the big deal about pricing your home right to sell? As a home seller, you may be thinking, “Wow, this market is great. There are so many buyers looking for homes they’ll pay anything! I’ll just mark my price up and see what offer I get.”

Unfortunately, this kind of thinking backfires. Even though buyers are looking for homes, they are pretty savvy and know what homes are selling for. Also, their real estate agent will be checking comparable homes to see what your home should be listed for and how your home compares to other homes on the market.

8 Must Haves for Your “Final Home” Purchase

In all cases, this “final home” purchase feels heavy. There’s a lot of pressure to find the perfect home. Here are some considerations to keep in mind if you are preparing to find your forever home.

11 Summer Fun Activities Within An Easy Drive of Lancaster County

One thing that is so great about living in Lancaster County is that you are a short drive to fun attractions in neighboring counties! There are so many places to visit you could fill up every weekend trying something new. Some of these are my favorites, while others are on my bucket list. I would love to know your favorites!

Is A Multi-Generational Home Right for You?

Multi-generational living is on the rise. It’s not unusual for grandparents, parents, and children to live under the same roof. But is multi-generational living right for you? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of living in the same home with several generations of one family.

The 2024 Housing Market is Heating Up | Lancaster County, PA

This year’s housing market is off to a great start! Are you a home buyer or a home seller? Are you curious to know the latest 2024 spring housing market stats? Let’s take a look at what’s happening with the housing market both locally in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, area and nationally. We’ll take a look at home sales, housing inventory, home prices, and other key points.