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Monthly Archives: January 2022

    Increase Your Home’s “Screen Appeal”

    By Joy Riley | January 31, 2022

    If you were counting on crowded open houses (or any open houses, for that matter) to sell your home, you’ve probably been rethinking your strategy. With many people staying home, online for-sale listings have taken on more importance than ever, and it all starts with increasing your home’s screen appeal.   Stage your space The first step in... Read More

    Buying a Home? Plan for These Hidden Costs

    By Joy Riley | January 25, 2022

    Get those rainy day funds in order — you’re going to need them. You’re excited because you just found the perfect home. The neighborhood is great, the house is charming and the price is right. But the asking price is just the beginning. Be prepared for additional — and often unexpected — home-buying costs that... Read More

    2022 Real Estate Market Predictions

    By Joy Riley | January 14, 2022

    Are you curious about the state of the real estate market? As we head into the new year, Westcott Properties wants to ensure that you’re up-to-date on what’s occurring in the real estate space. Whether you are a buyer, seller, or investor, this resource from CoStar regarding this year’s real estate market predictions is a... Read More

    A 3-Step Downsizing Plan

    By Joy Riley | January 10, 2022

    When it’s time to move to a smaller home, these tips will help you save the memories while minimizing clutter in your new place. Moving into a new house is often bittersweet. You are excited for the change, but sad to leave a home so full of memories. Downsizing can be even harder — a... Read More

    9 Easy-to-Ambitious DIY Projects to Improve Your Home

    By Joy Riley | January 5, 2022

    Like many homeowners, you may have eyed a home improvement project in the past only to come up short on time or inspiration. Don’t feel bad. Nearly half (43%) of all homeowners say their biggest challenge around home improvement decisions is finding DIY time, which also may explain why the same percentage of people say... Read More