Smart Moves from Christine Hazel
November 2013 
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November is the official start to the holiday season.  We start planning our Thanksgiving meals, begin shopping for our loved ones, and generally get into the holiday spirit!


It's certainly a busy time of year, and I'm here to take the work & stress out of buying or listing your home.  I'm currently accepting listings, and remain committed to helping you find your dream home for the holidays.


If I can answer any questions about your present or future home, please give me a call.





Small Home Improvements With Big Returns for Sellers

By Donna Fuscaldo


Even in a housing market where inventory is low, buyers still want a move-in ready house and are willing to pay more for one that's turn-key. Sellers can increase their listing price and decrease the time their home sits on the market just by doing a few home improvement projects, experts say. But not all projects carry the same return.


"A big mistake a lot of home sellers make is they upgrade the kitchen thinking they will make so much more money on the house. But the rest of the house still needs upgrading or repairs," says Michael Corbett, Trulia's real estate expert. Home sellers have to look at repairs as a whole rather than a sum of parts, he says.


For a kitchen renovation, Corbett says the return on the investment is typically 78 percent, which may not make financial sense for all homeowners. However, if other improvements and upgrades are made, the seller is more likely to recoup the money spent, and then some.


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Tips for Moving Into a Smaller Space

Downsize with less compromise: Celebrate the positive, pare down thoughtfully and get the most from your new home

Laura Gaskill

It seems more likely these days to hear of people downsizing their homes than to hear of companies downsizing businesses - and the connotations are getting more and more positive. Moving away from a large house, where maintenance is expensive and stuff seems to magically accumulate in the black hole of the basement, can be a really good thing, but getting from here to there is not so easy. How do you decide what to bring with you and what to leave behind? How and where can you sell all of your excess stuff? And how can you find a smaller place that still meets your needs?

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