Not to be missed!

This dream home is back on the  market and waiting for you.

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This listing at 903 N Main St in Aberdeen is a rare, warm and inviting 2-story built in 1910 with all the classic features like gorgeous woodwork throughout–but completely updated with amazing amenities. Beautiful hardwood floors in formal dining room and spacious living room (with built-ins and a 55 inch TV w/surround sound that stays!). Crown molding, custom vanities and granite counter tops in bathrooms are just some of the perks. Stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and front loading washer/dryer all stay. Must see to appreciate this Aberdeen gem!

Click here for more information or to schedule a private showing.

Great Advice about Adding Value to Your Home for Sale

Having been in the remodeling/construction industry most of my life, and with my half-dozen years as a Realtor, I can attest to the truth of this excellent article from Realtor.com. Using Consumer Reports as their source, they list five easy things a “seller may [do] to boost the value of their home by an additional 12 percent…On a median, single-family home priced at $205,000, that could be a potential gain of $24,600.”Elbow_Grease

  1. Declutter. (Can’t over emphasize this! This market is highly competitive right now because inventory is high. And de-cluttering is free!)
  2. Makeover the kitchen.
  3. Freshen up the bathroom.
  4. Paint.
  5. Exterior touch ups.

I might suggest moving exterior touch ups to Number Two because curb appeal is SO important, but the list is solid. Please read the whole article here.

Looking for Classic but Updated?

This is your dream home!

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This new listing at 903 N Main St in Aberdeen is a rare warm and inviting 2-story built in 1910 with all the classic features like gorgeous woodwork throughout–but completely updated with amazing amenities. Beautiful hardwood floors in formal dining room and spacious living room (with built-ins and a 55 inch TV w/surround sound that stays!). Crown molding, custom vanities and granite counter tops in bathrooms are just some of the perks. Stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and front loading washer/dryer all stay. Must see to appreciate this Aberdeen gem!

Click here for more information or to schedule a private showing.

Aberdeen Market Update

This spring I posted about the low housing inventory the Aberdeen area was experiencing. As the ground thawed so did the market. Now, on any given day, we have over 220 active listings (in Aberdeen alone).

Though sellers express discouragement when their home doesn’t sell right away, surprisingly we are seeing very little change in Days on Market for SOLD listings.  Days on Market is holding at steady at over 100 days.  We’re no longer in a market where homes are selling in the first week unless it’s a very, very hot property (priced right, impeccable condition, outstanding location and no contingencies).

Average home price for August was $158,688. The Year-to-Date average home price is up from this time last year by a couple thousand dollars at $161,560, but down from the 2013 total.

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Eleven ways I won’t market your home in Aberdeen

Just for fun, here’s a link to a hilarious slideshow of REAL photos taken by real estate agencies listing homes to sell.

What’s your favorite?  I’m partial to the swastika on the shower wall and the stuffed animal heads that look like they’re watching TV.

 

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Who could resist buying this house with these adorable, furry friends to help?

Postscript: So please don’t be offended if I make suggestions about moving certain objects out of the room while photographing it for marketing purposes. I really do have your best interests in mind!

1116 SE 6TH Ave: Outstanding Commercial Rental Opportunity

Prime 6th Ave location next on the corner of 6th Avenue and Harrison in Aberdeen–right next to stop light for easy customer access. For lease at $10.50/square foot.

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1116 SE 6TH Ave in Aberdeen now for lease!

Lots of parking, updated exterior, and an amazing location with lots of traffic are perks. Up to 4,500 sq. ft. possible; owner can subdivide if needed. Contact me for more information.