6 Reasons Your Home Won’t Sell

Are you ready to sell your home and want it to have a great first impression on the market? Or maybe your home has been listed for a few weeks or months, and you can’t figure out why it won’t sell, and you know your agent is working hard to market it. We’ve listed below […]

Just what is a home appraisal and why do we need one?

Starting with the dictionary, an Appraisal means:
an act of assessing something or someone, an expert estimate of the value of something.
synonyms: assessment, evaluation, estimation, judgment, rating, gauging, sizing up, summing-up, consideration
synonyms: valuation, estimate, estimation, quotation, pricing; survey

‘Chance’ is walking again thanks to Veterinary Surgical Specialists

When we adopt a pet, we adopt a lifetime of joy and love our furry friends provide. This year Hedstrom & Stamm Home Solution’s,Toni Hedstrom had some challenging times with her Westie named ‘Chance’ who was in declining health. It was many months before she found a specialist who diagnosed Chance right away. The veterinary specialist was Dr. Leslie Thomas with Veterinarian Surgical Specialists In Tampa.

Home Staging

       Extra or Essential?   It wasn’t too long ago that home staging was considered an extra but in today’s market we believe it is a essential part of selling your home, fast and for a higher value. There can be many challenges when selling your home but you need to gain that extra […]

5 Secrets to Selling Your Home #2

            Secret # 2- Fresh Paint!!!!   First impressions are key when selling your home. When a prospective buyer walks through your home you want them to feel that it is welcoming and fresh, the last thing that they want to see is walls with scuff marks, dirt and faded spots. It can make the home feel “worn”.  Worn may seem […]

U.S. consumers grew more optimistic in May

#463043219 / gettyimages.com On May 27, 2014 – The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index improved moderately in May following a slight decrease last month. The Index now stands at 83.0, up from 81.7 in April. The Present Situation Index, which gauges attitudes about the here-and-now, increased to 80.4 from 78.5. The Expectations Index, which gauges […]

U.S. consumer confidence rebounds back in March

#169261629 / gettyimages.com The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which decreased in February, rose 4 points this past March. The Index now stands at 82.3, up from 78.3 in February. While consumers’ outlook about their current situation, the Present Situation Index, edged down slightly to 80.4 from 81.0, the Expectations Index that gauges attitudes about […]

The US Senate passed “The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act”

The US Senate passed “The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act” by a vote of 72-22. This is the bill that the US House passed last week. This is incredible news for property owners. The bill will now be sent directly to President Obama for his signature. Both US Senators Nelson and Rubio voted in favor […]

Surging Housing Market Is A Two-Edged Sword

WASHINGTON – March 12, 2014 – Rising home prices have become a challenge for the U.S. housing market at the start of the spring sales season. Homeowners, banks, homebuilders and the economy have all benefited from higher prices after years of decline. And more Americans have been pulled back from the precipice of foreclosure as […]

What do buyers want in a lender? Simplicity

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – March 12, 2014 – The TD Bank Mortgage Service Index found that 69 percent of recent buyers had an “excellent” or “very good” experience with their bank or lender – up slightly from 66 percent last year. However, three in 10 recent buyers found the process less than ideal. According to […]