Real Estate

Avoid Foreclosure with a Scottsdale Short Sale

Are you one of the many Scottsdale homeowners who currently owes more on your home than what it’s worth and find that you are struggling to make your payments? Then a Scottsdale short sale may be the solution to assist you in getting out of your mortgage and avoiding having to foreclose.

You should consider visiting as this is the website belonging to a short sale team specialist whose goal is to help people like you to prevent foreclosure. As you probably know, foreclosures can have negative impacts on credit card rates, current or future employment and on other areas of your life. You may not know that a Scottsdale short sale is much more discrete than a foreclosure as no one needs to know you are doing a short sale unless you wish to tell them.

What makes different from other short sale service providers is that Peggy Murrietta and her team of professional negotiators has built solid relationships with many lenders and their negotiators. This team of short sale specialists has what it takes to navigate through the complex policies and procedures used by banks to give them the unique ability to successfully reduce the time it takes to get the approval needed.

Consider These Easy DIY Projects for a New Look!

By Erik Braunitzer and courtesy of Douglas Elliman, agents for Hamptons Real Estate.

When you are on a mission to do some remodeling to your home, you may be limited by funds. That’s OK though. You can try some of the following projects that you can do yourself to freshen and update each room of your home, without having to dig deep into your wallet. Read on for ideas about easy remodeling jobs that can be done for each room of the house in just a weekend! These can give your home that fresh new look you have been wanting in no time at all.

The kitchen is usually the room where everyone wants some new ideas and looks. But keeping the kitchen functional is also important. One inexpensive way to update your kitchen is to replace the cabinets with some beautiful glass inserts. And you don’t have to do all your cabinets, either. Pick a couple cabinets that are in view the most so that you can display your best dishes and knick-knacks. And with glass inserts, the choices are very varied as to what you can pick. Look at a glass piece that goes with the décor you already have, such as a frosted piece or colored glass.

When you are looking to upgrade your dining room, one way to give the room some life is to purchase a chandelier to hang over your dining room table. Search through home supply stores to find one that fits your budget. Most stores offer small chandeliers for a very reasonable price! Often, you can find one for under $100 that will add a great deal of elegance to your dining room. If you already have one, consider upgrading it yourself to have a whole new look. A little primer and paint and voila! A “new” chandelier will wow your friends and family. Another great option is to purchase a unique large mirror to hang on a wall, which helps to brighten any room and create the illusion of a bigger space. Look through your local paper’s want ads or at local garage sales for a mirror you can buy on the cheap, and then fix it up yourself to match the décor of your room.

The bedroom is one room that is always fun to re-decorate, as you can personalize it to your (and your partners) unique tastes. One simple way to do so is to change or add to the headboard that goes behind the bed. You can choose from many options for this project, such as a padded headboard to create a soft look, and in any color or pattern that you want, or by repainting and decorating a boring headboard to match the decorations of the room. Another idea is to hang a large mirror or beautiful artwork behind your bed instead of a headboard. These ideas can cost very little and take just a short time to complete.

Need a change in the bathroom? Quickly complete this task by doing a bit of upgrading to your vanity by changing the hardware, which can be found in any home improvement store. For an even bigger change, give your vanity a new color with a DIY paint job. Take off all the hardware on the vanity first, give it a fresh new coat of paint, and then replace the old hardware with what you picked out. Your vanity will look brand new for very little money.

The living room can be spruced up by refurbishing an older model wooden trunk. Simply sand it down and re-stain it. Not only will it make a great conversation piece, you can also use it to store loose items in, such as magazines and remote controls. Change the colors of your couches by purchasing inexpensive couch covers. Check out fabrics online- you will be amazed at the variety of designs you can choose from. Add some new curtains for a fresh new look, or purchase a beautiful colored corner lamp for some extra light, as well as flair.

With just a bit of money and some time, you can easily change the décor in your home to make it look like you spent way too much on remodeling, when you actually didn’t. Now, sit back and enjoy your “new” home!