House Hunting is Going Digital

The days of going from house to house looking for a new home is coming to an end. Real estate websites with pictures, floor plans and videos of homes for sale allow the prospective new home buyer to search from the comfort of your easy chair. House hunting is going digital!

The process of buying or selling a home is stressful.  Today’s property websites are making it easier to search for homes and narrow down what you are looking for and even taking over the role of real estate agents.

Traditional Realtors

Real estate agencies now offer photo galleries of homes for sale on their websites. A page is dedicated to a home with pictures of each room and the outside along with detailed descriptions. Some agencies use drones to photograph the property from overhead to give the viewer a look of the property and its surroundings.

Realtors are also using video that provides details of the home and 360 degree views of rooms. Many agencies also post floor plans that provide

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Time for Spring Cleaning

Spring is here and it’s time to clean up winter’s remnants and get ready for the warmer days ahead.

Yardwork

First order of business is to spruce up the yard. Rake up leaves, dead grass and debris. Leaving debris on your lawn will inhibit the grass as it awakens from its winter dormancy. It’s also a good time to fertilize the grass and put down a crabgrass preventer. Seeds from crabgrass and weeds germinate in the spring and grow quickly.

Your flower and garden beds also need attention. Remove all debris and then turn the soil. Cultivating loosens crusty soil and allows air, water and fertilizer to easily penetrate and be absorbed by the plants’ roots.

The House

It’s a good time of year to check the outside of your house for any possible damage from the harsh winter months. Look for peeling or chipped paint or damaged siding. Check your gutters for any debris. Clean the windows inside and out and get them ready to let the summer sun in.

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