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CENTURY 21 Alliance Realty Group's Blog

21 Budget-Friendly Ideas for Sprucing Up Your Home - Part 1

 HERE ARE THE FIRST 12 IDEAS.  THE OTHER 9 WILL BE INCLUDED IN TOMORROW'S BLOG POST.

You don't need to spend a bunch of money to have a beautiful and stylish home.  You can create a comfortable as well as upscale environment in your home on a limited budget. 

Here are the first 12 of the 21 ideas we think are just great to decorate, spruce up, or stage your home on a budget.

1.  If your fireplace is outdated, how about re-covering it with slate or marble-look 3x12 tiles in a herringbone pattern?  This is a great way to get a really high-end look for a very low cost.  Here is inspiration overload on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/herringbone-fireplace/.

Be In The Know About Buying A New Construction Home

Buying a newly constructed home, either a spec home, a semi-custom new home in a housing development, or designing and building a custom home, there are some things you need to know in order to avoid mishaps and disappointments.

The first thing is to be prepared. You need to determine your budget and secure financing before you even begin house hunting. Get pre-approved by a bank or mortgage lender. Decide how much money you want to invest in a new home. And don't overlook the extras like property taxes, insurance, furniture, window treatments, landscaping costs and maintenance.  With a new home there are more costs after you purchase than when you buy an existing home that may have mature landscaping, window coverings, and other items in the home that you will need.  Get Pre-Approved with a trusted local mortgage loan officer.

If you're considering buying a newly-constructed home, here is some advice to guide you through the process.

Housing Market Update January 2017

2016 was the housing market's best year since the great recession!