Michele Buckman has put together some videos discussing the current DC market and what the future may hold for the real estate market in the Washington DC area.
One benefit of owning a home comes in the form of mortgage interest tax deduction, which reduces the true cost of home ownership and gives homeowners more disposable income. Home mortgage interest is a tax-deductable expense reported on Form 1040 along with other deductions such as medical expenses and charitable contributions.
When preparing a home for sale, many sellers look at only the big picture details, such as replacing a roof or updating kitchen appliances, and forget about one of the simplest, cheapest, and most essential parts to readying a home for sale. Cleaning and organizing a home can make a huge difference in the sale process by selling a home faster and for more money.
Many potential buyers simply can not see past dirt and clutter, so it is important to display a clean, organized space. When preparing your home for sale, purge each space of items no longer needed in order to make rooms, closets, and storage space look more spacious. Look at your home as a potential buyer would, giving major attention to the kitchen and bathrooms. Make sure you deep clean your home and avoid stuffing excess items in the closets, as home buyers will most likely open closet doors and peer into crawl spaces. What's more, organizing your home depersonalizes it, which is a good thing. This allows potential buyers to imagine their belongings in the home and recognize how functional the home could be for their needs.
For more cleaning, organizing, and staging tips, contact Michelle Buckman, representing W.C. & A.N. Miller and Christie's Great Estate properties in Chevy Chase, Northwest Washington DC, Capitol Hill, and the Trinidad neighborhood.