This is the view in my backyard this morning--mid-April in Wisconsin! We are expecting another 2-4 inches tonight. Where did spring go? Does this affect the buying and selling season? You bet! When the weather advisories tell you to stay inside due to slippery road conditions, people heed this advice, especially on the week-ends. [...]
The first step is to contact a few reputable auction and estate sale companies. Ask about their terms and how they run their business. Most will have a detailed contract that lists what they will do for you as well as their commission and minimum price to conduct a sale. The second step is [...]
Room with a View Some houses have dual focal points. In the case here, the house sits on top of a bluff overlooking a river. But there is also a fireplace. So how does one orient the furniture--toward the river or the fireplace? Premiere Home Stagers did not ignore either focal point. The furniture [...]
What is luxury? --a condition of abundance or great ease and comfort --something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessary -- an indulgence in something that provides pleasure, satisfaction, or ease Luxury can mean different things to different people, depending on your circumstances. For example, luxury can mean a hot shower, 3 meals [...]
Consultations Home stagers will perform consultations on your house as to items that need to be removed, items that should be re-positioned elsewhere, and where to place items in each room. The stager will also make recommendations as to repairs, updates and paint colors. They either charge an hourly rate or give a straight [...]
New Bathroom Addition A client is working with Haver Design & Construction, Inc. to construct a bedroom/bathroom ensuite addition, with laundry in the master closet. This is no small undertaking. The rooms have been framed, mechanicals are roughed-in, and insulated. After passing inspections, it is now time to drywall. After the drywall is completed, [...]
Sale v. Auction Average prices at an Estate Sale: About 30% plus everything marked with too low a price will be sold. About 50% will be sold at discounted prices. About 20% will need to be disposed of or given away. 0% will be sold for more than it is marked. Average prices at [...]
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While home stagers love to rearrange furniture and accessories in order to maximize return on investment, sometimes building codes need to be addressed before listing a house for sale. When a house hasn't been listed for decades, local or state codes might have changed. Handrails A flight of stairs with more than 3 [...]