…..Mary Meyers from Lovell! Congratulations Mary and thank you all for participating. We see Mary almost every day as she is our mail carrier and is always so warm and friendly when she stops by. The name of our new blog is Talkin’ Real Estate in Wyoming. All the suggestions submitted were clever and we have had so much fun with this contest. We hope you had fun too
Archive for February, 2008
Does your home have a style only a homeowner could love? Selling a home can be an emotional experience, and people can lack objectivity when it comes to their own abode. Presenting a home in its best light is always important, but it’s imperative in a competitive market. Professional advice and assistance can make the difference between “Wow!” and “Whaaa?” – a recent industry study found that staged homes sold for 6.9 percent more than homes that were not staged. Another study compared listing times before and after staging. Homes that had first been offered for sale without staging were on the market an average of 4.5 months; the same homes sold within a week, on average, after being staged. Let us help you stage your home with tips and ideas!
Don’t forget to vote for the name of our new blog! We have had quite a few great entries so far, and the prize is going to be drawn soon!
Recently I have not been able to turn on the radio without hearing about the national housing slump. The National Association of REALTORS has just launched an advertising campaign emphasizing that every market is different. They are reminding folks to call a local REALTOR to get detailed and specific information about their area. We are very thankful that we have a strong, steady real estate market in our area. We have not seen a boom here but rather a healthy, gradual increase in property values over a period of many years. It would be our pleasure to provide more information to you about a specific property or the local real estate market.
At the Lovell Area Chamber meeting yesterday Lisa and I learned a little more about Lovell Inc. This is going to be a non-profit organization aimed at promoting economic development in Lovell. There have been several exciting new things happening in Lovell recently and word is out that there is a positive energy here. Recently our area has experienced the reopening of the historic Hyart theatre, the return of water recreation to Big Horn Lake and the new Community Center. We are thrilled to be apart of this community as it evolves to a new level each passing year. Our thanks go out to the many caring volunteers who have and continue to spend their time and resources for the benefit of our community.
Remember…you have until February 28th to vote on the Name the Blog Contest….we look forward to hearing from you!
Our Blog was created with you in mind and we would love for you to help us name it. The winner will be drawn randomly from all participants on February 28th 2008. The prize is a Lovell Entertainment Package which includes 4 free movie passes to the Hyart Theater and Pizza and Movie Rentals from the Box Office.
- Talkin’ Real Estate in Wyoming
- Real Estate News From Wyoming
- Our Real Estate Forum from Wyoming
Please include your preferred contact method so that we can contact our winner.
According to National Association of REALTORS® research, 65 percent of new home buyers see their home’s energy efficiency as an important consideration. However, the initial cost of “going green” is still a significant factor in many people’s decisions to purchase energy-efficient home features. Today’s green-savvy home buyers and sellers have many options. Sellers whose homes meet the EPA energy efficiency standard have a valuable marketing point – EPA studies show that these homes deliver $200-$400 in savings on utility bills per year. Buyers can use green mortgages that will help them make environmentally friendly improvements to their home. One example is an FHA-insured Energy Efficiency Mortgage (EEM) offered by HUD – for more information, visit
The old adage “don’t judge a book by its cover” doesn’t hold true in home buying, where many buyers purchase a house based on its curb appeal. Sellers thinking of upgrading their homes would do well to focus on exterior remodels, according to the 2007 Cost vs. Value Report. Realtors provide their insight into resale data for the Remodeling Magazine report. In 2007, upscale siding replacement was the most profitable project on the national level, recouping an average 88 percent of costs upon resale. Wood deck additions and wood window replacements returned 85 and 81 percent of costs, respectively. The least profitable projects were a back-up power generator, the addition of a sunroom, and home office remodel.The Cost vs. Value Report compares construction costs with resale values for 29 midrange-upscale remodeling projects in 60 markets across the country. Visit
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