Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Home Selling Tips For Rockland NY’

Hi Everybody,

Great Kitchens Sell Homes!! This is so true. Here are a few tips from my company that I thought are great. Take a look and take away some pointers ūüôā

Great Kitchens Sell Homes

The kitchen is the most important room to stage in your home. Potential home buyers will want to view it void of unnecessary countertop appliances and clutter. By showcasing your kitchen in the best possible light, you can potentially sell your home faster and increase the closing price.  Even in a slow real estate market, making your kitchen attractive to a buyer could make the difference.

Clean up the kitchen

Studies have shown that one of the dirtiest places in the home is the kitchen. Before you list, pull out those rubber gloves and give everything a good scrub so that the kitchen sparkles. Replace unsightly floor tiles, or in a worst-case scenario, consider a complete floor makeover. Pay special attention to the cabinetry; in older homes, it is common to see cracks in the beaded caulking between the ceiling and the trim above the cupboards. For less than $10, you can buy a pre-mixed tube of crack filler and make it look like new. Also, to give the kitchen an inexpensive facelift, consider replacing the fixturing ‚Äď an affordable way to give doors and drawers a second wind.

Clutter is a kitchen killer

Kitchens are the focal point of almost every home. A great rule of thumb for the staging of a kitchen is to leave no more than two appliances on your counter. After you have uncluttered the kitchen counter, brighten and soften the space by adding some fresh fruit, new dishtowels, a cookbook, and plants or flowers.

Modernizing today will help you sell tomorrow

Modernizing your kitchen can help you sell your home for years to come.¬†Renovating your kitchen¬†now will let you enjoy new appliances while boosting the value of your home for the future. While you may want to take specific appliances with you, stainless steel can make almost any kitchen sing. Another way to add value to your kitchen is to install concealed appliances ‚Äď hiding the dishwasher and fridge, for example, can really spice up your kitchen for buyers. Also popular are dual microwave/convection oven (prices can vary between $200 – $900 for higher-end stainless built-ins) ‚Äď another appliance quickly becoming a staple in most modern kitchens.

If you can’t replace appliances, be sure to have them repaired and cleaned. It’s also a good idea to clean your fridge and stove, as buyers will almost always open oven and fridge doors.

Lighting

Take the time to make sure all the existing light fixtures have working light bulbs. Make sure the blinds are open on all the windows and, if required, add a small table lamp or two to accent a dark corner.

… And the kitchen sink

Another¬†kitchen remodeling idea¬†is to upgrade your ‚Äúsinkware.‚ÄĚ New faucets, soap dispensers and sinks (whether you are reglazing or replacing altogether) are affordable ways to give the kitchen an immediate facelift. Don‚Äôt forget, buyers love to turn on the kitchen faucet when touring a home.

The kitchen is the most important room and biggest selling feature in your house. Staging it properly can make every potential buyer say, ‚Äúthis could be my kitchen.‚ÄĚ

Want more information on selling your home?¬† Shoot me an email…

I specialize in working with  Homebuyers & Sellers. You can contact me for information on  selling or purchasing property for sale in all of Rockland and Orange County.

Contact Information

Marilyn Malave
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty

50 S. Liberty Dr. Stony Point, NY 10980
Direct: (845)300-1741
Email: malavemarilyn@aol.com
Website: www.RandRealtor.com
Blog: http://www.RocklandBuzz.com

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Hi everybody,

If you’re thinking of moving to Rockland County or if you currently reside here you don’t want to miss the Living in Rockland Expo being held at the Joseph T. St. Lawrence Community Center in Hillburn, NY on May 24th. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

I think it’s so great that they’re doing this Expo, prospective and current residents can learn about different services that Rockland has to offer, and for the children there will be balloons, face painting, and toys. There will also be local bands that have agreed to play at the event.

I will be taking a few of my client homebuyers to the event so that they can get informed about the community and see how great it is to live in Rockland County. If you’re interested in buying a home in Rockland County and would like to go to the event give me a call and we’ll make a day of it ūüôā

For more information about the event click HERE

See you all there! ūüôā¬†

 

 

 

You can contact me to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in all of Rockland County.

Contact Information
Marilyn Malave
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty
Direct: (845)300-1741
Email: malavemarilyn@aol.com
Website: www.RandRealtor.com
Blog: http://www.RocklandBuzz.com

Read Full Post »

On March 22nd you can just call me Marilyn O’Malave¬† ūüôā¬† cause I’m going to the St Patricks Day parade in Pearl River to have some good ‘ole irish fun!

I hope to see you all there, just  follow this for this link more information about the parade.

See you at the parade!!!

Contact Information
Marilyn Malave
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Prudential Rand Realty
Direct: (845)300-1741
Email: malavemarilyn@aol.com
Website: www.RandRealtor.com
Blog: http://www.RocklandBuzz.com

Read Full Post »

According to the Rockland County MLS there were a total of 1454 residential single family houses and condos sold in Rockland County from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. Considering how the sales market has been nationally I would say that Rockland County is definitely ahead of the game. I thought it would be interesting to know how they were paid for so in the following chart I have separated the total numbers sold by the type of financing that was used to purchase these homes.

Those numbers are impressive. Look it over and let me know what you think.

 

Financing                 #Homes Sold                        Average Sale Price 

ARM                           20                                            $453,975

CASH                        119                                           $406,824

FHA                            57                                            $369,703

FIXED                       986                                          $435,810

FMHA                        4                                               $460,125

SONYMA                  13                                             $221,192

SRMK                        250                                          $490,057

VA LOAN                  5                                              $309,900

TOTALS                   1454                                         $438,139

 

See you next time ūüôā

 

 

 

 

You can contact me to¬†purchase a property or¬†to list your property for sale in all of Rockland County. Marilyn Malave Licensed Agent, Realtor¬ģ Prudential Rand Realty at

(845) 300-1741

Email: malavemarilyn@aol.com

 

 I am accepting referrals.

 

My real estate website is Marilyn Malave Rockland County NY Real Estate Website

Blog: My Rockland County NY Real Estate Blog

 

Contact Information

Marilyn Malave
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Prudential Rand Realty
Direct: (845)300-1741
Email:
malavemarilyn@aol.com
Website: www.RandRealtor.com
Blog: www.RocklandBuzz.com

 

 

Read Full Post »

Hi everybody, I just want to take this time to wish you all a very Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!!!!

 

Lets make it a great 2009!!!!!!

 

 

 

See you next time ūüôā

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can contact me to¬†purchase a property or¬†to list your property for sale in all of Rockland County. Marilyn Malave Licensed Agent, Realtor¬ģ Prudential Rand Realty at (845) 300-1741

Email: malavemarilyn@aol.com

 

 I am accepting referrals.

 

My real estate website is Marilyn Malave Rockland County NY Real Estate Website

Blog: My Rockland County NY Real Estate Blog

 

Contact Information

Marilyn Malave
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Prudential Rand Realty
Direct: (845)300-1741
Email:
malavemarilyn@aol.com
Website: www.RandRealtor.com
Blog: www.RocklandBuzz.com

 

 

Read Full Post »

Hi everybody, here are the current mortgage rates for Rockland County.

 

 

30 yr fixed mortgage                 5.26%              5.29%

15 yr fixed mortgage                 5.07%              5.23%

5/1 ARM                                 5.86%              5.83%

30 yr fixed jumbo mtg               6.96%              6.85%

5/1 jumbo ARM                       5.91%              5.87%

 

 

See you next time ūüôā

 

 

 

 

You can contact me to¬†purchase a property or¬†to list your property for sale in all of Rockland County. Marilyn Malave Licensed Agent, Realtor¬ģ Prudential Rand Realty at

(845) 300-1741

Email: malavemarilyn@aol.com

 

 I am accepting referrals.

 

My real estate website is Marilyn Malave Rockland County NY Real Estate Website

Blog: My Rockland County NY Real Estate Blog

 

Contact Information

Marilyn Malave
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Prudential Rand Realty
Direct: (845)300-1741
Email:
malavemarilyn@aol.com
Website: www.RandRealtor.com
Blog: www.RocklandBuzz.com

 

 

Read Full Post »

Here are the current mortgage rates for Rockland County. Your eyes are not deceiving you, these are the correct numbers. This is a great time to apply for a mortgage or get refinanced, the savings would be tremendous. Talk to a mortgage expert today, don’t let this pass you by.

 

 

30 Year Conforming Fixed Rate    5.250% 0 Points

15 Year Conforming Fixed Rate    5.125% 0 Points

5/1 ARM Conforming                     5.375% .5 Points

30 Year Jumbo Fixed Rate            5.625% 0 Points

 

 

 

 

 

See you next time ūüôā

 

 

You can contact me to list your property for sale or to¬†purchase a property in all of Rockland County. Marilyn Malave Licensed Agent, Realtor¬ģ Prudential Rand Realty at (845) 300-1741

 

I am accepting referrals.

 

My real estate website is Marilyn Malave Rockland County NY Real Estate Website

Marilyn Malave Licensed Real Estate Agent, REALTOR¬ģ Prudential Rand Realty Direct: (845)300-1741 Email: malavemarilyn@aol.com Website: Marilyn Malave Rockland County NY Real Estate Website

Blog: My Rockland County NY Real Estate

Contact Information

Marilyn Malave
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Prudential Rand Realty
Direct: (845)300-1741
Email:
malavemarilyn@aol.com
Website: www.RandRealtor.com
Blog: http://www.RocklandBuzz.com

 

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »