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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

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Hi Everybody,

Here are the mortgage rates for Monday, March 23rd.

Today’s Rates
    30-yr Fixed Conforming 5%    
    30-yr Fixed Conforming Jumbo 6.125%    
    15-yr Fixed Conforming 4.875%  

The spring market is here and mortgage rates are super low. If you’re currently looking or are thinking of buying a home now is definitely the time.

If you want to search for listings click on this link  

Rockland & Orange County Listings.

 

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

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

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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

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Hi Everybody,

Here are the current mortgage rates as of March 17, 2009…

 

Today’s Rates
    30-yr Fixed Conforming 5.125%    
    30-yr Fixed Conforming Jumbo 6.125%    
    15-yr Fixed Conforming 4.875% 

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

 

 

 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

 

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 Hey everybody,

I am so proud of being a Rocklander and I’m sure all of you are as well. The beauty of Rockland County is just breathtaking, so lets keep it that way, take a look at the information below to see how you can help, and…

Lets Keep Rockland Beautiful!!!

 

See you next time ūüôā

 

 

 
 
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What’s your plan for Earth Day? Pass it on!
 
Quick Links

Can U Help?

Raise $$$ for supplies (trash bags, shirts, ads, banners, litter grabbers) – please consider a donation!

Bossy Frog bossy frog coverdonates tune to cleanup kids!

A fun giveaway for your hardworking, litter-grabbing kids – listen to the tune on on KRB’s homepage, and request your copy via Email.

 drain image Stop Pollution

Storm drains run to streams, carrying trash, lawn chemicals, grass clippings, dirt and other pollutants into our local water bodies, the sources of our drinking water.

 kids clean up

Help the Earth

 
Clean a stream 
 
Build community

 
Pick up trash
 
Meet a neighbor
 
Plant a flower
 

 

Invite a friend…¬† Alert your group…¬† Call KRB! 845-708-9159

Mark your calendars — spread the word!

Keep Rockland Beautiful, a local nonprofit organization, coordinates the Great American Cleanup in Rockland. Somebody in your area is organizing a cleanup, and he or she needs your help. Can you commit a few hours to work on helping clean a park or stream, or plant flowers? Can you invite friends or put up a poster? KRB supplies trash bags, tools, and treats for volunteers, plus any organizational support you need. Wondering where to go and who to talk with? Check out our map of cleanup sites from last year, or just give us a call¬†and we’ll help you to connect you to your local cleanup crew or start your own. Reach Andy at 845-708-9159, email krbexdir@aol.com, or drop by the office at 10 Maple Ave, New City (Clarkstown Town Hall).¬†¬†

Register Online and Win a Free Lawn Machine! 

Your online registration automatically enters your name in a raffle to win either a gas powered weed wacker or leaf blower, courtesy of Troy-Bilt and Keep America Beautiful! See www.KeepRocklandBeautiful.org for more info.

 
 

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Hi Everybody,

As a realtor in Rockland County NY¬†I’ve seen my fair share of homeowners¬†and renters¬† who end up with lots of unwanted items that they need to get rid of fast. Of course you could always throw it out but why not give it away and keep it out of our landfills.

If the item is still in decent shape you could always give it away at  an online recycling network such as www.freecycle.org. This website is kind of like craigslist except no buying or selling is allowed, the things have to be given or taken away for free. The local Rockland County freecycle site is at Freecycle.org in Rockland County.

This is a great way to clear up some space and do something great for the environment, so please check it out and make sure you read all the rules of  participation.

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

 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

 

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Hi Everybody,

Here are the mortgage rates as of February 17, 2009. The Spring market is right around the corner and the interest rates are still super low, so go out and start your home search today!

Today’s Mortgage Rates
    30-yr Fixed Conforming 5.625%    
    30-yr Fixed Conforming Jumbo 6.000%    
    15-yr Fixed Conforming 5.500%    

 

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

 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

 

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