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July
6

Swimming Pool - Buy a Home - Cressy & Everett Real Estate

A pool is a fantastic amenity and a prominent feature that many homebuyers desire. However, like any other special feature of the home, a pool requires proper maintenance and upkeep — which is one reason why some homebuyers would rather not make an offer on such a listing. Our real estate agents are here to help you determine if a pool is right for your next home.

Should You Purchase a Home With a Swimming Pool?

As you search for South Bend homes for sale, is a pool high on your must-have list? Believe it or not, some homebuyers don't even consider if they want or need a pool before they begin their home search. This uncertainty can present added stress when you're on the fence about making an offer on what may be your dream home. Let's look at some of the potential benefits and drawbacks of purchasing a home with a pool.

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June
22

Backyard Fire Pit Safety - Cressy & Everett Real Estate

Fire pits are the hottest thing in outdoor entertaining. They're simple to construct, provide light for summer evenings, and the chance to perfect your smores-making technique. As the evenings draw in and take on the crispness of fall, fire pits provide the warmth you'll want when enjoying a cup of cider.

Part of the beauty of fire pits is their flexibility. They can be as petite as a salad bowl or large enough for the whole family to roast marshmallows. You can have them professionally installed, assemble them yourself from a kit, or even design and build one on your own. Our real estate agents enjoy seeing how a DIY contribution to a home reflects the tastes of the homeowner and celebrates the style of the home itself. If you'd like your own custom fire pit, keep the following tips in mind.

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May
27

Exterior Home Features-Cressy & Everett Real Estate

If your home will soon be listed among South Bend homes for sale, you've probably already been busy updating its interior to make it appealing to home buyers. While making the interior of your home shine is certainly essential, your home's exterior needs some attention too, and overlooking it can be an expensive mistake. Getting your home sold quickly and at the right price means presenting a complete package to potential buyers, a home that is attractive and functional inside and out. So what can you do to make your home's exterior more appealing to buyers? Here are the 5 exterior features buyers want:

  • Exterior lighting – Outdoor lighting is the top exterior feature buyers look for as they shop for a new home. Exterior lighting is attractive, increasing curb appeal, and it's also a key feature for home security purposes. Lighting to consider includes walkway lights, spotlights to highlight landscape features, and soft pendant lighting for porches or patios.

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September
26

Your Home's Fall ChecklistChanging leaves, a fresh crispness in the air—all the signs are here. Colder weather is on its way, and it's important to make sure your house is ready for it. Our real estate agents want to help make sure that autumn weather won't damage your house. This fall home maintenance checklist will ensure that you're prepared for the chilly months ahead.

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August
1

Guard against unseen dangers

Home safety makes your house a refuge for you to enjoy. When people are at home, they want to feel completely at peace within a space that's uniquely theirs. Unfortunately, there can be unseen dangers that follow you even here.

Over the past several years, Americans have become much more alert to issues such as lifestyle and health. However, people still struggle with a number of "invisible dangers" that can be life-threatening despite our best efforts. Many of these are found right in your home.

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