Plank Flooring is Trending... Wanting to change the look of your home?...

Plank Flooring is Trending... Wanting to change the look of your home?...

Why is Plank Flooring so popular right now?

Plank Flooring is everywhere.  Walk into any new build or remodel and you will see the newest and latest designs.  Plank Flooring is bringing the floor into the forefront of the design scheme. Whole rooms are now designed around floor colors and patterns, and oh what fun it has been using this product to give new builds more personality and style.

Capital City Festival of Lights

Capital City Festival of Lights

For the second year HHC Community Outreach will have their annual drive through light festival at Binder Park in Jefferson City. The lightshow will run from December 1st through December 30th. The hours will be from 6-9 everyday, except Monday. You can take Rainbow over to Henwick, winding you around Binder Lake to see the lights. The $20 entry fee (per car) will go to local nonprofits including Homemaker Health Care.

November 2018 Jefferson City Area Home Sales Statistics

November 2018 Jefferson City Area Home Sales Statistics

So far this year, there have been ​1,473 NEW LISTINGS​. Last year, at this time, there were 1,440 New Listings. We are running about the same as the previous year, but a little up. Last year, in the month of August, there were 123 Homes Under Contract. This August, there were ​153 HOMES UNDER CONTRACT​. A nice increase since the same time in 2017.

Land Prices

Land Prices

Clients often ask, “Are land prices holding?” My reply is always a quick “Yes, and prices are beginning to creep up in the last year or two.” Then the next question is always “What is causing the increase?” Of course, the answer to that is always availability. Anyone who has looked for a sizeable piece of land lately will tell you it is just not to be found. The quick answer for the next question is “They just don’t make any more land.”, but of course, it is much deeper than that.

VALUE vs. DESIREABILITY

VALUE vs. DESIREABILITY

Buyer buys home.
Buyer makes improvements to home.
Buyer expects home’s value to increase.
Buyer learns that the money spent on improvements did not add value to the home.
Buyer is wrecked.

I’ve seen this too many times to even count. Homeowners spend their hard earned dollars on improvements that they believe will make their home worth more, but it really only makes a home more desirable. Allow me to explain.

"Is There a BAD COLOR?" Hmmm, I Use To Think So...

"Is There a BAD COLOR?"  Hmmm, I Use To Think So...

What is a bad color?

We’ve all had them. Sherwin Williams knows me by name, because when I am working on a project, it takes several trips, with their little sample quarts, to pick the just the right color. I have even been known to go around back to help them adjust the color. They love me. LOL! When I am working on a new build, I just can’t take risks.

When picking out colors, you MUST know your audience. Basically, a builder is not going to appreciate if I take risks with their investment. So, I have to stay within the box. But one builder was the exception and wanted something different, and we got it.