If you have lived in your Conway NH home for a couple years or the home itself is more than a few years old, chances are good that you have considered (even completed) some home improvement projects. I have had the pleasure of reading and learning about real estate for many years now. One of the more enlightening things I’ve learned is how these home improvement projects can actually increase the value of the home. This is not to say that it is the only reason to remodel or refurbish.

One of my favorite (albeit stressful) processes in building my house was laying out the floor plan. Anybody reading this with an ounce of sense is saying “You should have had a designer help you, dummy!” and I couldn’t agree more. But alas, I’m stubborn and independent and wanted to do it myself. Thankfully it came out great (and I had a lot of help!). I spent hours with a computer program laying out the cabinets, moving the abutting bathroom wall, shrinking and expanding the bedroom on the other side

It is no secret spring is the time when both flowers and new listings start popping up all over the place. The reasons for selling your North Conway NH home now have been covered ad nauseam. I have only been through the process of selling a home twice. Once ended up being a deal worked out with a friend so there was no drama there. The second time, over in Lincoln, was like itching to get asked to the prom. I put “myself” out there and just crossed my fingers

There is no shortage of articles related to helping first time homebuyers through the process; but what about first time sellers? If this is a home in which they grew up or raised their children, there are going to be many emotional experiences that the seller has never been through. Today I’d like to cruise around the in’s and out’s of selling a North Conway NH home and offer some tips for those sellers taking this journey for the first time. It is no small undertaking and these suggestions might

‘Tis the season! If you’ve been waiting all winter to sell your North Conway NH real estate, now is the time. Nationally, the market is very thin with listings and yours might be just what those buyers are looking for. Today, I‘d like to look at some tips for you to help speed up the time it takes to get from sticking a sign in your front yard to signing the paperwork at the closing table. Specifically, what can you do to help your home stand out above the rest

It’s safe to say that we’ve all “moved in” about a dozen or more times in our lifetimes. Whether you were a kid moving with your parents or an adult getting your first apartment or buying your first North Conway NH home, moving into a new place is exciting, stressful and filled with anticipation. You would assume after a handful of these experiences, we would be awesome at it. In reality, there are still a few neat tricks we can glean from others’ years of experience. Let’s see if we

Don’t look now, but the start of next week has temps stretching up into the upper 60’s and low 70’s. Turns out old Punxsutawney Phil was a bit off this year. Even if it took us 8 weeks to get to spring, we’ll take it when we can get it. And now that we’re well on our way to warmer days, open windows and (shreek!) bare legs in shorts, it’s also time to hunker down in your North Conway NH home and do a little spring-cleaning. By now you know I’m

Before I built my home over the hill in Lincoln, I lived in a relatively run-down little cabin for the better part of 3 years. It was perfect for me at the time and, at a robust 300 square feet, was just about big enough for what I needed. If you can believe it, there were 3 rooms including the kitchen. One became the bedroom/office; the other was the living room/closet and then the kitchen. The main inconvenience, especially when having company, was the bathroom was tucked between those two

As I’ve mentioned before, painting a home’s interior is not only one of my favorite “remodeling” tasks to do, but it also has a huge impact on how you feel about your home. Painting the interior allows you to give a room or even a hallway a whole different look and feel without ever picking up a hammer or having to call a contractor. I will admit, ceilings are not my favorite things to paint, but aside from that painting is cost-effective, comparatively quick and offers a huge bang for

OK, I got a little nuts with the alliteration there, but working with the letter k is not an easy task! While remodeling my duplex years ago, there were 2 primary “trouble-spots”: the bathroom and the kitchen. The previous tenants, I’m sorry to say, were complete and utter slobs. This was one of those houses you walk into and ask yourself how people actually live like this. After ripping out all the fixtures and the entire floor (not just the floorING) in the bathroom, we shifted our attention to the