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Selling your home: Inspecting Before You Sell

Selling your home: Inspecting Before You Sell

Inspecting Before You Sell

Are you concerned about any of the major systems in your house? Have you put off any costly repairs that will need to be addressed by a new owner?

Inspecting Before You Sell Are you concerned about any of the major systems in your house? Have you put off any costly repairs that will need to be addressed by a new owner?
Home Inspection

“…knowing about the issue and getting competitive estimates on how to fix it gives you a distinct advantage…”

If there are any concerns about your property, you should consider ordering a comprehensive inspection on your home before putting it on the market. Depending on the results of the inspection, you may decide to fix the system before listing your house or you may decide to disclose the issue when you list the home. Either way, knowing about the issue and getting competitive estimates on how to fix it gives you a distinct advantage when you are negotiating with buyers.

I’d be happy to refer you to a home inspection service in our area anytime.

Home Buying, Must Haves and Nice to Have | Kim Kroner Real Estate Advice

Home Buying Advice From Kim Kroner Realtor in Virginia and Maryland (Washington DC Suburbs)


Home Buying, Kim Kroner Real Estate Advice - Must Haves and Nice to Haves Let's be realistic—there are no perfect homes. You are ultimately responsible for deciding what the essential features are that you require. Here are a few questions to consider so that you can start compiling your wish list: What type of home interests you? (Single family, townhouse, condo, duplex) Are schools a factor? Do you need to be close to public transportation? How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need? How many do you want? What other interior features are important to you? (Separate family room, formal dining room, home office, etc.) What about exterior features? Have you considered a garage, yard size, patio/deck, hot tub, view, or waterfront? Are there any special features you are looking for in a home? Together we can help you find a new place that will truly find like home to you. Give me a call today and I can set you up for listing alerts that can help you keep track of new properties that come on the market that meet your criteria.
Home Buying Must Have Vs Nice to Have

Buying a Home?

Faced with Must Haves and Nice to Haves ?

Let’s be realistic—there are no perfect homes. You are ultimately responsible for deciding what the essential features are that you require.

Here are a few questions to consider so that you can start compiling your wish list:

  • What type of home interests you? (Single family, townhouse, condo, duplex)
  • Are schools a factor?
  • Do you need to be close to public transportation?
  • How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need? How many do you want?
  • What other interior features are important to you? (Separate family room, formal dining room, home office, etc.)
  • What about exterior features? Have you considered a garage, yard size, patio/deck, hot tub, view, or waterfront?
  • Are there any special features you are looking for in a home?

If you are looking to buy a home, together we can help you find a new place that will truly find like home to you. Give me a call on (703) 946-2526 today and I can set you up for listing alerts that can help you keep track of new properties that come on the market that meet your criteria.

About Kim Kroner:
My name is Kim Kroner, and I am a realtor, Associate Broker in the Northern Virginia area. I have lived here most of my life. I know Loudoun county, Fairfax county, Alexandria and Arlington like the back of my hand. I have been here long enough to see areas like South Riding, Brambleton and Lansdowne on the Potomac and rest of the Western Loudoun South Riding and Lansdowne transformed and revitalized, neighborhood by neighborhood and house by house. I have also seen the gentle preservation and face lifts of historic areas and new communities forming.

If you need help deciding on buying or selling, information on communities and neighborhoods, questions about short-sales and foreclosures, moving up or sizing down, call me at 703-862-8016, email me (Kim@KimKroner.com) or drop by my website for more information www.KimKroner.com. I am happy to help.

I hope you enjoy the blog!

Home Staging

Image is everything when preparing to show your home to potential buyers. Staging a home is the practice of creating a “flow” in a home by eliminating clutter or rearranging furniture. Often, just by making small changes, the home becomes more appealing to buyers.

Look through your buyer’s eyes. You have an emotional attachment to your home. A Realtor and home stager will offer you third party insight in how to improve the look of your home and see things that you may miss.

Think open spaces. Make sure you have clear paths into each room. Remove any clutter that gives the appearance of a crowded room. Buyers should be able walk freely through every room in the house. Less is definitely more.

Let there be light. Natural light gives the interior of your home a bright, cheerful feel. Leave shades open, clean the windows and move any furniture that may be blocking the view.

Pay attention to the kitchen and bathroom(s). Take down magnets and school papers from the refrigerator, clean major appliances, clear off your countertops and put away any other personal items before touring begins. Allow prospective buyers to imagine what it would look like if they lived there.

Create curb appeal. Making sure the outside of your home is attractive is a great first step in getting buyers to look at the inside. Otherwise known as curb appeal, you can create a charming outward appearance by refreshing the landscape or giving the front door and shutters a fresh coat of paint.

Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year 2018
Happy New Year 2018
This is where loved ones gather, celebrations take place and wishes come true.

This is home.

Wishing you and yours a happy, safe and prosperous New Year.

For the exceptional real estate service you deserve, contact me today.

 

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New or Previously Owned?

New or Previously Owned?

What kind of home are you looking to buy? New construction or previously owned? There are advantages to each approach.

Previously owned pros

  • You may not have the option to purchase or build a new construction home in your desired neighborhood. If location is a top priority, buying a resale home may be your only choice.
  • Established neighborhoods sometimes provide a stronger community base than newer developments.
  • Mature landscaping, including larger trees are typically not available with new construction homes.
  • Most home owners sell a property with all necessary appliances included, so you know the home is move-in, live-in ready.

New construction pros

  • Modern floor plans typically include popular room types and layouts that might not be available in older homes.
  • When you buy a new home, you often have the opportunity to choose the appliances you want and pick custom details like flooring options, window treatment, paint colors, etc. (Though these choices/upgrades usually come with additional cost.)
  • New homes are often constructed with energy-efficient materials and system including insulation, windows and heating/cooling systems.
  • Home builders often offer added protection to homebuyers by offering a home warranty.

If you would like additional information on which option might be your best choice or are ready to look at homes, please call or email me. I would be happy to help you!

 

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Three Famous Christmas Trees

Three Famous Christmas Trees

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It's Christmas time, and that means that cities and towns across the world are decorating their public spaces to celebrate the season. Most Americans know of New York's famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, but have you heard of these three other famous trees?
It’s Christmas time, and that means that cities and towns across the world are decorating their public spaces to celebrate the season. Most Americans know of New York’s famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, but have you heard of these three other famous trees?

London's Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree
London’s Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree
London’s Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree
Since 1947, the people of Oslo have gifted a Christmas tree to the British people in remembrance of their support of Norway during the Second World War. The Norway Spruce is decorated each year in white lights, the traditional Norwegian style for Christmas Trees.

Rio de Janeiro's Floating Christmas Tree
Rio de Janeiro’s Floating Christmas Tree
Rio de Janeiro’s Floating Christmas Tree
Celebrating the season with its own unique flair, the city of Rio de Janerio has boasted the “world’s largest floating Christmas tree” for over twenty years. First constructed in 1996, the massive structure sets atop a platform that wanders around Rio’s scenic Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. A celebration with fireworks is hosted each year for the trees official launch.

Monte Ingino Christmas Tree
Monte Ingino Christmas Tree
Monte Ingino Christmas Tree
Since 1981, the people of Gubbio have marked the Christmas season with a spectacular lighting illumination in honor of the city’s Patron Saint Ubaldo. Spreading across the slopes of Mount Ingino, the giant lighting display was recognized in 1991 by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Largest Christmas Tree”.
I wish you and your family all the best this Christmas season!