Judy Rivard's Blog
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Believe it or not, fall may prove to be an ideal time to add your home to the real estate market. In fact, there are many great reasons to sell your home in autumn, including:
1. You may be able to capitalize on a seller's market.
The housing market frequently slows down as the summer reaches its conclusion. Meanwhile, for home sellers who list their residences in fall, there may be a shortage of quality houses available to homebuyers. This means that your home may stand out in a seller's market, and ultimately, you may be better equipped to optimize the value of your home.
Although fall may represent a seller's market, it is important to note that you'll still want to do whatever you can to help your property stand out from others. For example, mowing the front lawn, removing leaves from your driveway and walkways and performing other home exterior maintenance is essential to boost your home's curb appeal.
In addition, you should be willing to listen to any homebuyer's offer on your home in autumn. Remember, homebuyers may be looking for a deal and submit offers that fall below your initial expectations. But if you don't feel comfortable with an offer, you can always counter a homebuyer's proposal, which could lead to an agreement that works well for all parties.
2. Many homebuyers may be looking to take advantage of tax breaks.
Homeowners can take advantage of various tax deductions, including tax breaks related to mortgage loan interest and property taxes. Thus, homebuyers may search for properties in fall so that they can capitalize on these tax breaks before the year ends.
If you take care of your residence and explore ways to revamp your property's interior and exterior, you should have no trouble generating plenty of interest in your property in fall. Furthermore, home sellers who spend time preparing their houses in summer can add their residences to the real estate market in fall and may be able to reap the benefits of a quick home sale.
3. You're sure to find many experienced real estate agents to help you sell your home.
Real estate agents are happy to assist you in any way possible in fall. These real estate professionals will be able to offer insights into the autumn housing market that you may struggle to obtain elsewhere.
Your real estate agent can serve as a guide throughout the home selling process, helping you overcome any potential roadblocks along the way. If you ever have concerns or questions about selling your residence in fall, your real estate agent will be available to respond to your queries. Plus, your real estate agent will set up home showings, keep you up to date about offers on your residence and do everything he or she can to help you get the best price for your property.
Work with a real estate agent to sell your home in fall. By doing so, you can take the guesswork out of selling your residence.
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Birds represent freedom and hope. Their voices are uplifting, inspiring. Hummingbirds,robin, plover, sparrow, swallow and cardinals are a few beautiful birds that you can attract to your home if you install a bird bath. You’ll wake to a distinct bird song or call as more birds discover your back yard to be a safe haven.
Varieties of bird bath options
Bird baths add décor to the exterior of your home, especially if you clean the bath once a week or as needed. Concrete, marble, copper, resin, cast stone and polymer are material types that bird baths are made with. Smaller bird baths are made of thick glass.
There are a range of colors and shapes that you can get bird baths in. As an example, you can install white, green, yellow, blue or gray bird baths. Square, round and cascading are shapes the baths are made in. A cascading bird bath may have three to four different baths on it.
Think about the numbers of birds you want to be able to bath in the bath simultaneously. The larger the numbers of birds you want to attract to your yard, the larger bath size you want. Baths need to offer enough room for birds to flap and clean the space between their feathers. Avoid bird baths that hold too much water, as small birds could drown if there’s too much water in the bath.
Heated bird baths come in ground and above ground designs. The baths operate off of electricity and solar energy. Regarding their designs, many baths are built with an accompanying stand. If the bath that you want doesn’t have a stand, ask the store clerk to recommend a stand for you.
Bird bath accessories
Also, get a thermostat if you’re installing a heated bird bath. Modern designs have built-in thermostats. That shared, should you live in a mild climate area, you may want to forego a heated bird bath and thermostat.
On the other hand, if temperatures where you live dip below 40 degrees, a heated bird bath could be a welcomed luxury by your favorite pets. You could get a heated bird bath that keeps water from freezing even on days and nights when temperatures get down to as low as 20 below zero.
Bird bath fountains can sprout water from the middle or side of the bath. With a cascading bird bath, fountains send water gently flowing from dish to dish. Fountains keep water moving. But, fountains don’t eliminate the need for you to refresh bird bath water.
Attract enough birds to the bath and you’ll have to regularly clean the inside and outside of the bath itself. Keep birds safe by choosing a bird bath that doesn’t have a slick surface. Birds need to be able to move around on the bath safely. Ask a store clerk how birds respond to different types of material before you buy a bird bath.
You might have to check with your homeowners association or another housing agency to see if you need to get approval to install a bird bath, especially if you’rethinking of installing a bath that operates off of electricity. Definitely place bird baths out of the reach of cats and other neighborhood pets. To really be a hit with neighborhood birds, hang a bird feeder in your back yard.