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January Market Report-Cordova Real Estate

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. 

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The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau, Realtor.org reports and other sources. 

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Sincerely yours, 

John Cordova
CORDOVA REAL ESTATE
122 S Bay Dr Bullard TX 75757 903-825-3687 | — john@LakePalestineTx.com 
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Cordova Real Estate-Prepare the home for Showing!

When you are
preparing your property for sale, reduce the number of family pictures on the
wall. Allow another family to imagine their family photos hanging there. It
reduces clutter and allows the potential buyer to see the property as they
would make it theirs. Also clean the fridge. Take all magnets and pictures off
the refrigerator to reduce the clutter and streamline the kitchen. Reducing
family pictures takes the eyes off the people and on the property.

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Curb Appeal…some suggestions

 Most homes need to look larger. Providing continuity from the curb through to the back yard expands the visual space of a small to medium size house. Providing harmony and bringing the outside in makes for a more pleasant experience overall. One of the least expensive solutions is to add background color with seasonal ground covers and plantings. Other quick, easy solutions include:

  • Painting the front door with an inviting accent color
  • Changing or upgrading the front porch light fixture(s)
  • Placing an appropriately styled bench, seat or other three-dimensional piece on the porch, verandah or in the front yard or garden
  • Keeping all walkways and entrances swept and hosed off
  • Providing potted plants on the front porch in keeping with the exterior style (don’t mix cactus or succulents in Mexican clay pots with a Cape Cod or French Chateau look)
  • Adding a clean, stylish new entrance mat
  • Upgrading the front door hardware, including the door handle, knocker, hinges and/or kick plate

This sets the stage and creates a pleasant feeling of anticipation by the time the front door is reached.