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Saturday, April 9, 2022   /   by Jill Perry-Zaborowski

First-Time Buyers Don’t Want Elevators, Golf Courses

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First-Time Buyers Don’t Want Elevators, Golf Courses


A study of top-demanded and least-demanded items to first-time homebuyers also found that many want hardwood floors – but not cork or bamboo.


CHICAGO – A laundry room tops the wish list of first-time home buyers, according to the recent report What Home Buyers Really Want, 2021 Edition, released by the National Association of Home Builders. The study asked first-time buyers to rate more than 200 home features.

10 features first-time buyers want most


Laundry room: 83% (45% essential, 38% desirable)



Ceiling fan: 81% (46% essential, 35% desirable)



Exterior lighting: 81% (34% essential, 47% desirable)



Double kitchen sink: 80% (38% essential, 42% desirable)



Hardwood floors: 80% (37% essential, 43% desirable)



Walk-in pantry: 80% (34% ...

  real estate, real estate news

Friday, April 8, 2022   /   by Jill Perry-Zaborowski

Why Hire a Realtor

5 Hard-to-Ignore Reasons Why You Should Always Work With a Realtor

From getting you the best deal to keeping you on the right side of the law, there are only upsides as to why use a Realtor.


Buying and selling a home is stressful. Showings. Listings. Open houses. Taxes. Closing costs. Paperwork on top of paperwork on top of paperwork. 

And those are just the things you've thought of off the top of your head.

While it's easy to think you can handle it all yourself, thanks to the abundance of information readily available on the internet (and from the Property Brothers!), the fact is that a real estate transaction is time-consuming and complicated, and, if not handled properly, could end up costing you money. 

Just like you wouldn't represent yourself in a court of law, it's simply not in your best interest to represent yourself when you're buying or selling a home. It's worth it to work with someone who knows real estate inside and out - a Realtor.  ...

  real estate, real estate news, selling your home, palm beach county, prepping your home, time to sell

Thursday, April 7, 2022   /   by Jill Perry-Zaborowski

Your Home Prep Checklist for the Spring Selling Season

Your Home Prep Checklist for the Spring Selling Season
Follow this cheat sheet to get your listing show-ready.
April 4, 2022
Working With Sellers, Staging
By: Patti Stern









PJ & Company offers its “Checklist for Success” as a guide to get a home in move-in-ready condition and attract more attention from home buyers. Try these basic, budget-friendly steps. 


Make basic interior and exterior repairs and updates.
Is everything in working condition? Repair and replace broken bulbs, switches, ceiling fans, door knobs, leaky faucets, loose railings, and steps.
Touch up any obvious cosmetic damage, such as holes or dents in the walls, peeling paint, water damage, or cracked windows and tiles.
Switch out dated light fixtures and hardware in the entryway, kitchen, and bathrooms with more contemporary styles for an instant boost.
Consider replacing older, less-efficient kitchen appliances with sleek, eco-friendly models to appeal ...

  real estate, selling your home, staging, home prep checklist, prepping your home

Thursday, April 7, 2022   /   by Jill Perry-Zaborowski

How Designers Are Channeling the 2022 'Colors of the Year'

How Designers Are Channeling the 2022 'Colors of the Year'

Periwinkle blue and shades of green are appearing in more home decor. Interior designers reveal how they’re incorporating these hues.


March 7, 2022

Design Trends

















Pantone chose periwinkle blue—a shade the company is calling “Very Peri”—as its 2022 Color of the Year, while several other paint firms favor green:


Sherwin-Williams: “Evergreen Fog”



Benjamin Moore: “October Mist”



Glidden: “Guacamole”



PPG: “Olive Sprig”


How are these colors showing up in home design this year? Interior designers offered their opinions on what’s hot and how to pair 2022 colors with other hues.

Lance Thomas, Thomas Guy Interiors

“I think the green tones in Evergreen Fog, October Mist, Guacamole, and Olive Sprig will be a bit more popular, while Veri Peri will be mo ...

Thursday, April 7, 2022   /   by Jill Perry-Zaborowski

Girl Scout Patch Encourages Construction Careers

Girl Scout Patch Encourages Construction Careers
By Kerry Smith

A Utah one-of-a-kind home was built by women – the “House that SHE built.” Now the group has helped roll out a Girl Scout badge that will be offered nationwide.

WASHINGTON – Girl Scouts can now participate in a new patch program, The House That She Built. It’s designed to empower girls to think about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) and construction by meeting real professional women in building careers.
Created by Mollie Elkman, the author of the children’s book, “The House That She Built,” with support from the publisher, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the new program is inspired by NAHB’s Utah Chapter of Professional Women in Building Council – the same team of real women from who built a one-of-a-kind home in Utah: The House That SHE Built. Many of the 100+ women who worked on the house are fo ...

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