Salisbury Real Estate Blog

  • The Best Place to Raise a Family

    BY Wayne Smith

      We all have our own idea of the perfect place to raise a family. We want our kids to grow up with all the opportunities available to them. That might mean a large backyard or nearby parks, great schools, sports facilities, museums or li...

  • Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

    BY Wayne Smith

    Okay, it's one of the biggest decisions of your life, so when do you know if you're ready? Homeownership readiness can come at any age … there are young twenty-somethings that took the plunge, and there are empty-nesters that buy after the kids ...

  • Fascinating Home Technology — Run Your House on a Battery

    BY Wayne Smith

    The biggest challenge to solar energy is the inability to both capture it and store it in any meaningful way. In fact, while efficiency in capturing solar power has increased from about 15 percent of most solar panel models to 35 percent efficiency i...

  • When to Get Pre-Approval for a Mortgage

    BY Wayne Smith

    If you're even considering purchasing a home in the next year, the time to start the pre-approval process is now. Why so early? Here's some advice to get you on track to a smooth purchase transaction. While you don't want to actually apply for the lo...

  • Create a Timeless Kitchen with the 4 Cs of Kitchen Design

    BY Wayne Smith

    Nothing says "dated" like a kitchen trend from a decade ago. Consider giving your kitchen a makeover using timeless elements that are always in style. That way, no matter when you sell, your home is always ready. Color The simplest and most marketabl...

  • How Oil Prices Affect the Housing Market

    BY Wayne Smith

    Most of us rejoice when the prices at the pump go down. To use that means freed-up cash in our personal economy. When we're consider buying or selling a home, however, the price at the pump can impact our bottom line in ways we don't realize. Loca...

  • Early Spring Landscaping

    BY Wayne Smith

    Bulbs, tubers, perennials and indigenous plants beautify your home and give year-round enjoyment for decades to come. If you bought your home in the fall or winter, you may not know what is under the snow or mulch, but you can prepare for spring plan...

  • Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Home’s Value?” (Part 1 of 3)

    BY Wayne Smith

    When preparing to sell their home, a common question pops up. Homeowners want to know what they can do to get the maximum selling price on their home. Of course, the answer to "What can I do to increase my home's value or get a better selling price?"...

  • Expand Your Space with a Garage Makeover

    BY Wayne Smith

    For most of us, the garage is simply a place to park the car, store suitcases and holiday decorations, or stow those miscellaneous tools we need now and again. With a little careful planning, however, your garage can become a fantastic workspace, pla...

  • 5 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score

    BY Wayne Smith

    Scorrrrrrrre!!!!!! Celebrate a World Cup of Your Own You may not make it to the FIFA World Cup this year in Brazil, but you can still score big by improving your FICO or Vantage credit score. There's no way around it, if you want to buy a h...