Interesting Facts About Recycling to Keep in Mind

In the past couple years, "green" building has evolved. Houses are more frequently equipped with energy-saving appliances and made of recycled products. This change has led to more environmentally friendly homes. Here are 11 interesting facts about recycling to keep in mind: The average American uses 650 pounds of paper each year. Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. …

The Four C’s of Home Clean-Up

When figuring out how to prep your home for sale, sellers, let the four C’s of staging be your guide: clean, clutter-free, colorful, and creative. Clean: Using natural cleaners to get the house ready is better for people with allergies and creates less harmful chemical waste. Clutter-Free: Box up personal items such as photos and collectibles and instead show off …

Put a little in, get a lot more out

Having trouble selling your home? Maybe you should consider a remodeling project. Optimizing the use of space in your home will not only attract buyers but also give you a greater return as well. Out of all the remodeling projects you could pursue, try looking into one of these top five returns: Project Cost Resale Value % of Cost Recouped …

A Tidbit on Credit Scores

Most banks have requirements for a minimum credit score you have to have to get a home loan.  Different banks have different requirements, but you can usually count on needing at least a 620 credit score in order to secure financing.  Here are some tips to keeping that score up: Approximately 35% of your credit score is based on past …

Price it Right!!!

When listing your home, it is our job to help you price your home correctly.  We consider it a death nail to overprice a home.  Homes in the Greater Springfield area are on the market on an average of 83 days, almost 3 months!  While in the mean time, you are having to make payments, keep the utilities going, and …

There’s always a catch…

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides what they call a Rural Development loan that allows the borrower to get 100% financing on a home.  While this sounds like the incredible opportunity that it actually is, you need to be sure you know some of the set backs we have seen in obtaining these loans: The house must be …

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Heather & Todd had a beautiful home in Republic. Only married for a couple years, Todd made the decision to enlist in the Army and was shipped off to basic training. Once finished with training, Heather & Todd were going to move to North Carolina to start their new military life together at Fort Bragg. The couple tasked Team 24/7 …

Never Say Never

In Real Estate, a large majority of our business comes from doing a good job for a client who then refers you to someone else or will remember you for their next transaction. That was certainly the case for this next client. We were all brought together when we got the chance to convert their gorgeous historic home on Fremont …

Twice IS Nice

A professional friend of mine called Team 24/7 one day to list both of his homes. He was going to sell one & live in the one that didn’t sell first. He had just moved back into the less expensive one as he was getting a divorce and it was more affordable. Of course, which one do you think we …

Who Owns the Pool?

One of the most….no probably THE HARDEST real estate transaction I have ever been involved in occurred when a client was referred to me by a previous customer saying “If anyone can get it done…Kim can!” The reality was that the property was a foreclosed property owned by Freddie Mac but was listed for $182,774 which was considerably more than …