Happy Labor Day!


 

At The Spirits To Move,

want to wish all a very

happy  & safe Labor Day!

 

Take a moment to remember those

that are protecting us each and

everyday and can’t be with family & loved ones.

 

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#1 Hottest Decorating & Fashion Trend for 2011


It is always fun when January rolls around to hear what the new trends for fashion & decoration will be.

Well, it was just reveled that the “HOT” color for this year will be:

R U S T

So if you are looking to redecorate your home, your wardrobe or even your choice for jewelry fashion be sure to keep this tidbit in mind.

Can’t afford to do a whole redesign of a room or wardrobe?  Let’s address some of these things.

~ Redecorating: Don’t think you have to completely redo a room to make it up to date in the fashion world.  Just adding a  throw blanket to a corner of a chair or couch and maybe toss a couple throw pillows with it.  Do some accent painting with stencils with the fashion color, but be careful that you don’t OVER DO IT with how much stenciling you do, less is more and depending on the style can be a very elegant look as well.  Add an end table in the new color of the year!  This will bring in that splash around the room and make some great conversation pieces!  On a very restricted budget, then shop at a thrift store or goodwill and look for accent pieces in the new color.  Maybe a vase or picture frame.   You also can ALWAYS take a piece of furniture and repaint or recushion the chair to include the lasted fashion trend!

~Wardrobe: We all know it took us years to build the collection of clothing that we have in our closets now.  So to say well, donate them all and start over is not only feasible, but VERY unrealistic in the economy we are in today.  Why not shop an up scale second-hand store and see if you can’t find and accent piece to give you that splash of color to liven your current wardrobe up?  Everything from a simple scarves that can be worn many different ways is a great start.  Not sure about how to get create all those great styles, look up different ways on the internet.  Want to do something a little more, how about a nice quality blazer or new coat? Even a new pair of shoes can change the whole look of the same outfit to a new exciting & fashionable style.

~Jewelry: Make this one count! With styles as they are now, many of the designers are creating jewelry that combines many different colors, so this mean you can buy ONE piece and it can go with lots of different outfits but look completely different with each.

So when you are feeling a little drab and looking for THE SPIRITS TO MOVE you into the new fashion trend, remember RUST!

How is the Real Estate Market Looking


As we fast approach the end of the first week of 2011, many people are wondering what is going on with the real estate market.  Especially if you have your home listed on the market now.

Well, here it is in a nutshell. 

Records indicated that for the week of Dec. 25, 2010 sales were down 3.3% based on the same time in 2009.  There were roughly 379 purchase agreements signed during that week as well.  There have been 657 new homes listed for the time frame of Dec. 25, 2010 which is up 43.7% from 2009. 

There are currently about 21,161 active homes on the market.  This number is up 11.5% from the same week in 2009.

What does this mean for persons trying to sell a home?

A.) You MUST have an agent that is working with your best interest & motivation.

B.) Your home must look it’s best INSIDE & OUT!  Get rid of the clutter, keep the walk ways cleared of snow & ice, limit the orders in the home.

C.) Since it’s winter, clear the summer clothes out of the closets! Make the closet space look as large as possible.

D.) Make sure your photos on the internet are current.  If it’s wintertime, make sure your photos reflect this.  You can have other seasons pictured, but make sure you have some of the current season.

E.) Work with the buyers agents when it comes to showings! Remember, when you get a call, you have a possible buyer! Let them into your home at the time they want.  They will be looking at more than one home and if they can’t get into your home at their desired time, they may not make it back at a time that conveniences you & your family or at all.

F.) PRICE IT RIGHT! Although, you have a price in mind, remember, you hired an agent to help you and they are the trained experts in this area.  They are going to do market analysis, watch what is happening on a daily basis, and work to get you the top dollar for your property. 

When THE SPIRITS TO MOVE hit, remember numbers are what count, so watch them, study them and be on the right side.