Blog :: 2011

Owning a Home Is Still a Good Investment

By Jessica Clark, buyer agent for Suzanne and Company

I recently attended a home inspection with a buyer I have been working with for quite some time.  She is a single mother with a grown daughter and a son in middle school.  Her mother also lives with her.  We had a difficult time finding a home in her price range that met the majority of [...]

Historic Designations Can Boost a Homes Value

Did you know that historic designations can boost your home's value, anywhere from 5% to 35% per decade compared with home values in undesignated neighborhoods in the same communities? This is according to a 2007 analysis by Jonathan Mabry, historic preservation officer for Tucson, Ariz. For more details see this recent article on the topic [...]

Reno Farm House Renovation Update

How is our farm renovation going, you ask? We are really close to the finish line -- the kitchen is the last frontier! My VERY talented friend just painted the kitchen floor for us. Can you believe that is a plywood subfloor? If you can beyond the beautiful floor, you'll see I painted one wall in the green you see in the trim, called [...]