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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 🙂

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 – 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 – 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) – 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 “sinkware.” New faucets, soap dispensers and sinks (whether you are reglazing or replacing altogether) are affordable ways to give the kitchen an immediate facelift. Don’t 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, “this could be my kitchen.”

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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Current Mortgage Rates For Rockland County New York As Of August 15, 2009

Hi Everybody,

Here are today’s mortgage rates.  Still very low, but creeping up slowly.

Today’s Rates
    30-yr Fixed Conforming 5.375    
    30-yr Fixed Conforming Jumbo 6.125    
    15-yr Fixed Conforming 4.75    

See You Next Time 🙂

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®

Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty

(845) 300-1741

I am accepting referrals.

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

Contact Information

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

Direct: (845)300-1741
Email: malavemarilyn@aol.com
Website: http://www.RandRealtor.com
Blog: http://www.RocklandBuzz.com

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I have to tell you this has been gnawing at me for so time now. There are some many great (and temporary) incentives to buying a home right now, that I really can’t believe the amount of renters that are still holding out on buying their first home (NYC and Rockland County renters I’m mainly talking to you).

There are the record low interest rates, the huge inventory of competitively priced homes, and the $8,000 you get from the government as a first time home buyer. Two out of three of these reasons are not going to last for very long and that’s the low interest rates and the $8000 credit.
Now, I know that buying your first home can be a little intimidating, so I’ve put together a few web links to help you search for your dream home and help you get it, here they are… 

Researching Your Future Neighborhood  (one of my previous blog posts)
 
Home Search       (search for homes in Rockland County & Orange)

First-Time Homebuyer Credit Information 

This is the time to act, so take a deep breath, do your research, and grab hold of that good ‘ol American Dream before it slips through your fingers. You don’t want to end up waiting to long and then wishing you had acted sooner. 

Happy Hunting 🙂

 

I specialize in working with First Time Homebuyers. You can contact me for information on  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 current mortgage rates as of April 20, 2009. The Springtime market is in full bloom. This is a great time to both buy and sell.

Today’s Rates
    30-yr Fixed Conforming 4.875%    
    30-yr Fixed Conforming Jumbo 5.75%    
    15-yr Fixed Conforming 4.625%    

See you next time 🙂

 

 

 

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®

Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty

(845) 300-1741

I am accepting referrals.

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

Contact Information

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

Direct: (845)300-1741
Email: malavemarilyn@aol.com
Website: http://www.RandRealtor.com
Blog: http://www.RocklandBuzz.com

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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 🙂

For more information about the event click HERE

See you all there! 🙂 

 

 

 

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

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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 🙂

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® 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  🙂  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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