If you're selling your home in the Belleville area, then you know how important it is to give prospective buyers a chance to see your house in person. A great home showing can be a game-changer. The question is, where are you and your kids going to go while your home is being shown?
As if landscape design hadn't been breaking new frontiers in recent years in so many inventive ways, here comes the latest: outdoor walkway ideas that promise to dazzle your visitors and set the neighborhood talking. Whether your walkway design is brick, wood, stone, tile, or gravel, it can become a real talking point -- or selling point, if you plan to list your home among Belleville homes for sale.
While Wonder Woman and Spider-Man fill movie screens everywhere, Archie and his friends pop up on the small screen, making comic books more popular than ever. On Saturday, September 25, celebrate National Comic Book Day along with our real estate agents at these wonderful comic book shops around Southern Illinois.
Going for a walk or a bike ride is one of the most convenient ways to get exercise. It's also a nice way to enjoy some scenery and get to know the local area. While you can always walk down the sidewalk and explore your neighborhood, there are also some awesome trails in the Belleville area. Our real estate agents recommend strolling or cycling along these trails when you get the chance.
Summer is the harvest season for so much of the fresh, Illinois-grown produce that we all know and love, which is why now is the perfect time to plan a trip to your local farmers market. In addition to stocking the freshest produce, meat, and other ingredients, farmers markets are great places to pick up so many different hand-crafted items from local artisans. Shop local, give back to the community, and find some outstanding deals in the process. Our real estate agents have all of the details you need on 5 of the best farmers markets in the Belleville area.
When you're getting ready to list your home on the market, many sellers primarily focus on their home's interior, but it's important to remember your outdoor space too. Your home's exterior is your first chance to make a good impression on potential buyers. A beautiful exterior is an excellent way to attract attention to your listing.
Our real estate agents always encourage sellers to focus on sprucing up their outdoor space before listing their home, as it can actually have a positive impact on the home value and sale price. Below are some tips to help you get started today:
Homeowners routinely forget about their gutters when it comes to warm weather maintenance chores. However, there are a number of reasons you should check your gutters each year so that they're in good working order and you avoid potential damage to your roof. If you're listing your home among Belleville homes for sale, you should check out your gutters to ensure they are in good repair. Here's the lowdown on gutter maintenance for the summer.
So many of us are spending more and more time working from home these days, so there has never been a better time to revamp your home office. Whether you want to impress your colleagues during your video conference call or simply want a more comfortable working space, improving your home office will improve your happiness and productivity. Our real estate agents love creating beautiful home offices, and they've been compiled a list of tips for giving your working space a refresh:
It's a great time of year to be out enjoying the spring air in the Belleville area. It's not too hot, and not too cold—in other words, it's perfect disc golf weather!
If you're not familiar with disc golf, then you're in for a treat. It's the perfect fusion of Frisbee and golf, and it's a great way to have some outdoor fun with friends. Plus, some of our real estate agents' favorite local parks in the Belleville area have awesome disc golf courses.
If you're planning to add your home to the list of Belleville homes for sale, a few improvements might be needed to encourage buyers to make an attractive offer. And maybe you don't have the money for a major renovation. But don't worry, with a few dollars and a DIY attitude you can take your productivity to the max and knock out a few simple projects that will have a big impact on buyers. Our real estate agents have put together this list of 7 low-cost, high-value DIY improvement projects to get your home in excellent shape before that for sale sign goes up.
Whether you're looking to work on fitness for the start of the new year or simply wish to enjoy some time outdoors close to home, the beautiful walking trails of the Belleville area are sure to have something for you. From well-traveled trails at popular local parks to quiet, out of the way trails located in nature, you're certain to find something that suits your style. Many of these trails are located in outdoor areas that feature other attractions for all ages, so you can turn your walk into a full family outing. Our real estate agents have all the details you need on 5 of the best walking trails that you'll find in the Belleville area.
Sure, you worked hard all spring and summer with DIY and cleaning projects, but we bet you overlooked something. Plus, now that the holidays have come and gone, chances are you've let some things slide in your cleaning routine. Be sure to follow these tips for getting your home sparkling clean this winter. Once you're finished, if you need help listing your home or buying a house from Belleville homes for sale, your local real estate agents are ready to help.
With winter right around the corner, cold temperatures and harsh winter weather are in the forecast. While it's common for your heating bill to increase due to the frigid winter temperatures, there are things you can do to make your heating costs more affordable. Follow these tips to cool your heating bill this winter.
Cleaning and organizing your home isn't an easy task, and it can seem especially overwhelming when you have a lot of clutter. Getting rid of stuff you don't need and organizing spots that attract clutter can give you room to breathe and make things a lot easier if you decide to sell your home. Our real estate agents advise clients with Belleville homes for sale to de-clutter as much as possible before putting their property on the market. Here are some often overlooked areas where clutter may hide.