How You Live

The home you purchase says a lot about your lifestyle. As new home buyers consider their purchase, they also consider how they want to live in the home. If they love to cook, they visualize making a fantastic meal in their new kitchen. If they love to entertain, they may imagine their friends enjoying a cookout on the patio. If their home is their place of solitude, they may see themselves curled up on the couch with a good book and a glass of wine. Your home is a reflection of you and the way you live. What kind of life do you want to live? Listing your top five interests is a good way to start. For instance, my top five interests are: Real Estate, Cooking, Community, Boating and Health. So my ideal home would be one that is near the water with an open kitchen so that I can cook while entertaining my friends and family!
As a Realtor for 14 years, I have helped many home buyers purchase their perfect home! Let The Zingales Team find the home that best fits you and your lifestyle. JZ

3 Tips for Displaying Your Home Art Collection

3 Tips for Displaying Your Home Art Collection

For many luxury homeowners, having ample space to display their art collection is as important a feature as a state-of-the-art kitchen or spa-like bathrooms. Significant works of art require being exhibited in a way that does them justice—and it’s not just about high ceilings and expansive walls. Whether you’re getting ready to mount your latest acquisition or you’re a serious collector looking for a new home that has a dedicated wing to serve as a gallery, here’s what you need to know about displaying your art at home: Assess the Space Consider how your wall space relates to your collection. Do you have large paintings that can hang by themselves or will you arrange several smaller works close together? If you’re going with the latter,...

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Curb Appeal Affects Real Estate Sales

Curb Appeal Affects Real Estate Sales

The first thing a buyer notices when they pull up to a home is the curb appeal. The home’s exterior including the siding, windows, garage door, front door and roof as well as the landscaping, decks and patios all need to show well! More ShowingsHaving great curb appeal will create more showings on a property. Real estate is often a numbers game, meaning the more people that see a property, the more likely it will sell. Some buyers may decide not to even go into a property if they do not like the curb appeal. A favorable curb appeal will capture a client’s interest and make them want to see more. Sell FasterOf course more showings should help a home sell faster. Another reason a home might sell faster with good curb appeal is that when the...

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How to Find the Perfect Home

How to Find the Perfect Home

One question a Realtor® is asked often is how to find the perfect home. Finding the right place to call home is important for every buyer and it is a process that should not be rushed. It will take time to find a place that suits a buyer’s preferences and needs but it will be worth the effort. Below are some steps to consider. Calculate Price RangeOne of the first steps should be to talk with a lender who can calculate the price range that you can afford. Just like any major purchase, you should have a budget in mind before you begin your search. It is easy to over reach when purchasing a home because you want to get the best that you can afford now. It is also important to consider the current and future expenses connected with the home...

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Why is it so Important to Price a Home Correctly When Selling?

Why is it so Important to Price a Home Correctly When Selling?

Selling a home is no easy feat. There are many factors to consider for a successful outcome, including finding a good realtor, repairing or replacing broken things in the home, and getting all the home’s paperwork together. The most crucial step towards selling a home, however, is deciding how to price it. Here, you will you learn the importance of pricing a home correctly along with common mistakes to avoid when putting it on the market. Pricing your home has a big impact on it selling within your timeframe at a number you are comfortable making off of it. It takes time, thought, and patience to reach the right number for your home. If it is priced accurately then you will have the highest chance of getting what it is worth, and you will...

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Should I Buy or Continue to Rent?

Should I Buy or Continue to Rent?

If you are contemplating purchasing a home, there are a few things to consider. Can you afford to purchase? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Can I Afford to Purchase a Home? The question of whether to buy or rent ultimately comes down to the position that you find yourself in financially. If you are currently renting a property and you are interested in possibly owning your own home, you should meet with a mortgage professional to see if it is viable option for you. Owning a home may be less expensive than you think especially with the low mortgage rates that are currently available. There may be options for a low to zero down payment as well and even rent-to-own options. Advantages of Buying a Home Affordable:  The...

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