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Did you know that we spend more than 300 hours per year in our kitchens?

When you're looking for a new home (or just dreaming about one), the kitchen can be the room that makes the biggest impact. If a kitchen has outdated appliances, a weird layout, or is noticeable cramped, you definitely notice it. 

Whether you like throwing big dinner parties or the only appliances you use are the microwave and the toaster, it's important to feel comfortable in your kitchen. But they can be costly to redo, which is why so many homeowners put this off for the next owner. 

That's not the case with these homes!

To save you time, we hand-selected homes for sale right now with beautiful kitchens. 

224 Harders Crossing Blvd. Shreveport, LA 71106

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Despite what real estate reality shows might have led you to believe, the decision to sell your home isn’t simple — and it definitely isn’t a decision that you can reach in 30 minutes. This is true even if you never really loved your property in the first place, or it’s become a daily cause of stress. Maybe the commute is awful, your neighbors live to find new ways to annoy you, or the “fixer upper” kitchen is still an avocado-colored nightmare.

That’s because parting with a home falls into the “major life change” category. Cue the second-guessing, polling all friends and family for opinions, obsessive list-making and mentally running through all scenarios as soon as your head hits the pillow. If you feel like this describes how you feel

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1. Start On The Street

An approachable home can make all the difference! A few things to consider doing at a street level: wash the entire exterior, touch up any paint jobs that have weathered over time, remove any overgrown plants and weeds, mow the lawn, and consider adding hardware such as a door knocker or updated numbers to really add that extra “oomph.”

 

 

 

2. Tackle The Kitchen & Bathrooms

Now is the time to deep clean the areas you may have been avoiding. Repainting adds ambiance and brightens up any room. Not sure what color to pick? Architectural Digest has a list of 10 best bathroom paint colors. Adding new tile and changing cabinet hardware can also make a huge impact. This will give these spaces a luxurious,

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When you are selling your home, you want it to look its very best. The better your home looks, the better impressions would-be buyers will get from your home. The better the impression, the more money they are likely to offer you when placing a bid to buy your home.

Because of these things, whether you decide to do it yourself, or hire an outside professional company, staging your home is a critical element to making your home stand out from the other homes for sale in your area and maximizing your ultimate sale price.

The numbers don’t lie. According to a 2017 report from the National Association of Realtors® on home staging, 38% of seller’s agents stated they stage every home they list. Additionally, of that group, 39% said staging not only got

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Are You Being Held Back?

 

There are many misconceptions when it comes to buying a home. Whether you are doing it alone or with a partner, the first step is to get the facts. From finding out your credit score to choosing the right loan program, it can't be denied -- this is one big decision. There are many things to fret about but these 3 myths shouldn't be on the list.

Myth #1 - Mortgage Rates Are Getting Too High

While it's true that rates are higher right now, it is also true that mortgage rates are constantly fluctuating. If buying a home right now is what aligns with your long term goals, then now is the right time for you. Due to hesitating, you could end up missing out on a great rate if they spike by even a quarter.

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The Importance of Homeownership to the American Dream

The Importance of Homeownership to the American Dream | MyKCM

For centuries, people in this country have seen homeownership as part of the American Dream. Whether they were born here or immigrated from another country, they wanted to own a piece of America. With so many prominent societal changes over the last few decades, it is fair to ask if people in America still feel the same way about owning a home. The answer was made abundantly clear in two separate reports released earlier this month.

In their market trends report, As Housing Trends Shift, So Does Renter, Buyer and Seller Sentiment, Trulia revealed that:

“After two years of no change, the share of Americans who say that homeownership is part of their personal “American Dream” ticked up

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Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?

Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home? | MyKCM

When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new construction home really the house of their dreams?

According to a recent survey by Zillow, of the 38% of total buyers that added new construction to their list, only 11% ultimately purchased a newly constructed home!

They added that 71% of these buyers are repeat buyers who are financially secure, with 45% using the money from the sale of their previous homes to make a purchase.

Below are some reasons why buyers are interested in purchasing a new build:

  • Everything in the house is new/never used
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When selling your home, you're obligated, by law, to disclose certain information about your property. Most states require that all sellers complete a written property disclosure form. Majority of the forms have a required set of questions that must be answered. 

THE BASICS

Most states require sellers to complete this form when listing for sale. Nearly all of the questions are a basic yes/no/unknown response. The questions will address material facts, major defects, special disclosures, and federal disclosures. All forms vary by state and require different information. 

MATERIAL FACTS

These include the age of the property, it's condition, known problems, and defects. These are all of the information that would influence

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In 2017 alone, 60% of women millennial buyers were single! Buying a home seems to come with the idea that it’s the step AFTER you get married and have a family - but that simply isn’t true! Not only is home buying an incredible investment, it provides stability. If you’re worried that a home is too much of a commitment, while you still enjoy travelling around the world, having a great Realtor on your side can help ensure you aren’t tied down by a home.

No one ever said your net worth is a burden. Build your net worth by owning your own dream house and recoup your investment when the day comes to sell. If you’re paying the same amount on rent as you could on a mortgage payment, doesn’t it make sense to put that monthly amount into a home you could

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