Real Estate

Buying new versus old homes

Buying new versus old homes

According to trulia.com’s recent survey, twice as many buyers prefer new homes over existing ones. In fact, the survey reveals that two in five Americans strongly or somewhat prefer a newly built home over one that was previously occupied. That’s a sizeable 41 percent of the population that prefers shiny and new. Interestingly, the results also […]

Facing fire risks in the home

Facing fire risks in the home

“We recently responded to a fire started by a pizza box left in an oven,” says Donna Walker, a Master Firefighter with Albemarle County Fire Marshall’s Division,” Actually, she continues, that’s not surprising since kitchen fires comprise the largest category of residential fires. “Clutter around the kitchen stove and things hanging over stoves can start […]

There’s room overhead – in the attic

There’s room overhead – in the attic

“I love my attic home office,” declares REALTOR® Kelly Ceppa, an Associate Broker with Nest Realty. “It’s a quiet place where no one just comes walking through.  And so, no one sees the messes I make there sometimes either.” Back when an addition was added to the house, she explains, the attic space was finished. […]