Lake County Property Management Blog

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Do’s + Don’ts of Listing Photos
When you’re preparing to put your house on the market, you are probably already aware that most of the first impressions made on potential buyers will be via your listing photos. It is important to take the time and make sure you are taking photos that will attract those buyers, not send them running. Here are some do’s and do...

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Keeping Your Stuff Safe While Your Home Is For Sale
When preparing to put your house on the market, usually your main concern is making your home look as appealing as possible. Cleaning every corner, fixing what needs fixed, and making sure it is a home others would want to buy. With all that in mind, prioritizing the safety of your home while it is on the market can fall to the wayside u...

Thursday, December 19, 2019

PREVENTING AND REMOVING TOXIC MOLD
Mold is all around us. It grows in nature, so it often ends up on the exterior of our home and in our basement if the conditions are right. It can thrive in your soil and blacken your brick. While that doesn’t bother us much, the issues arise when it finds its way inside our homes.  From our sink drains, to the shower grout, a...

Thursday, December 12, 2019

5 Must-Do's Before Buying a House
If you’re ready to begin the journey of homeownership, it is important to cross a few items off of your to-do list before hunting for the perfect house. Buying a home is a process, and you want to be as prepared as possible. Here are a few steps to take that will get you ready to buy a home.1. Get your money straight.A year to six ...

Thursday, December 5, 2019

New Year’s Resolutions That Will Help You Buy A Home in 2020
If 2020 is the year for you to buy a home, consider making these 5 New Year’s resolutions to help you be as prepared as possible to become a homeowner.1. Cut down on monthly subscriptions.With each month, there is a new subscription service out there. What starts as convenience turns into an endless list of subscriptions that we of...

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The What and Why: Home Warranties
If you’ve only ever rented before, the necessity of a home warranty may be unknown to you. As a renter, you are used to a landlord who will fix any issues you run into - but that all changes when you become a homeowner. Now, when a water heater breaks or the fridge starts to leak on the new floors in the kitchen, there is no landlor...

Thursday, November 21, 2019

WHAT TO REPAIR BEFORE YOU LIST
When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells. Here are our top five recommended repairs to make before selling your home....

Thursday, November 7, 2019

AVOID THESE MISTAKES THAT DELAY LENDER APPROVALS
If you’re getting ready to buy a home, you’re likely realizing that one of the most important parts of the process is getting approved for a mortgage that works for you. To get the best rate and avoid losing your deposit, steer clear of these common mistakes.Leaving out details from your financial profile.The best way to avoid...

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Upsizing Your Home
Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quickly become too small as families expand and multiple generations live under one roof.Remodeling and adding to your home is one option for creating more s...

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Deciding To Buy A Fixer-Upper
If you are a fan of HGTV, you have probably seen your fair share of fixer-uppers. TV shows tend to make everything look easy, especially home flipping or updating. So how do you decide if a fixer upper is worth your time? Here are a few scenarios where diving in usually pays off.1. The upgrades are simple.First, you need to find out what ...

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