BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin) and meet us at Broadwell Pavilion (12615 Broadwell Road) for Carvin’ in Crabapple on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 2-5 p.m. We’ll have carving kits and painting supplies to create spooky or silly jack o’ lanterns for Halloween, pumpkin bowling, storytelling and more!
Presented by the Crabapple Community Association and the City of Milton.
When designer Breeze Giannasio first saw her clients’ row house located in Washington DC’s hip Dupont Circle neighborhood, -she knew she had a challenge on her hands. Though the home had fantastic bones and boasted historic architectural details common in a classic Federal row house, it was run-down and in need of some serious upgrading and renovations. Luckily, though, Giannasio was willing to take on the project and help the couple—who, at the time, had just become new parents—transform the dated house into an open and seamless floor plan that was ideal for a fun, growing family.
“When I leave, it should look like I was never there,” says Katja van der Loo, CEO of Papyrus Home Design, a Boonton, New Jersey interior design firm. She’s describing the desired end result after a remodeling project. “Whatever style the kitchen is, if it is in keeping [with] and respectful to the architecture of the home, I think that’s when it’s most successful. This bright kitchen would look awful in a different type of house. In this house, it looks incredible,” she says.
When it comes to enticing potential buyers to consider your home for their own, there are many ways to create the optimal environment. Thoughtful art staging throughout your home is one that should not be overlooked.
Have real estate agents gotten lazy thanks to online MLS? The answer, unfortunately, is sometimes “yes!” Why? Because the majority of today’s home buyers do most of the work that agents were responsible for before everyone had access to the online MLS. Today, most buyers get pre-qualified for a mortgage before they even begin to look. Then they spend endless hours researching potential homes that meet their needs, budget, and lifestyles. And, when they’ve narrowed it down, they finally give an agent a call. The good news for agents is that this means significantly less time researching and showing properties to potential buyers who aren’t sure what they want, or what they can afford. But that can lend itself to complacency, and if you’re trying to sell your house, the last thing you need is a lazy agent sitting by the phone waiting for a call!
Lauren Cunningham has passed her real estate exam and is now a licensed real estate agent with the McBrayer Milton Real Estate team located in Milton, GA. An avid equestrian, she will specialize in horse farms, equestrian lifestyle properties and lake properties around Lake Lanier, GA.
Since we are on the subject of Art Staging Tips To Sell Your Home Faster we thought it would be fun to dream a little bit about creating an art studio or craft room at home. After all, whether you are a professional or a hobbyist, creating art can be fun and relaxing too! So, we surfed the web for some examples of art spaces and studios that were creative, impressive and architecturally beautiful. What we found, were all that and inspiring too!
Don’t miss the 12th Annual Alpharetta Arts Streetfest presented by The City of Alpharetta and Splash Festivals May 28, 29 and 30, 2016. This 3 day event that takes place over Memorial Day weekend in the Alpharetta Historic District will feature