Jumpstart the New Year: 3 Goals for Your Home

A 30-day calendar with the number 18 circled in red marker.We’re almost three weeks into the New Year, but it’s not too late to develop goals for 2018.

Now is the perfect time to jump right in and start fresh in your current home! Need ideas? Here are a few real estate goals that you can achieve this year.

Fix Those Pesky Maintenance Issues

Maybe it’s a leaky faucet. Maybe it’s a drafty window. Maybe it’s a clogged shower drain. You can probably think of one or two issues off the top of your head that you haven’t gotten around to addressing yet. The New Year is the perfect time to get those problems fixed.

Reclaim That New-to-You Feeling

The longer you live in your home, the easier it is to let the clutter build up in your closets, attic, or garage. Make 2018 your year to reorganize!

A well lit living room with a flat screen TV on the wall, a beige couch under a window, and a wooden table in the center.

Don’t try to tackle these massive home organization projects in a weekend. Instead, follow these tips to slowly but surely reduce the clutter in your home:

  • Sort through one room (or one storage space) at a time.
  • Separate the items you want to keep, donate, and toss out.
  • Expand your storage space with shelves or over-the-door organizers.

Sell Your Home in 2018

If you have been thinking about selling your home, why not start your research early? The more information you have, the more prepared you will be when you finally list your home. Here are a few ways to start:

  • Hire a home inspector to identify any major maintenance issues — Call us and we’ll provide recommendations.
  • Learn more about the local real estate market — Ask us for a report of recent home sales.
  • Find out what your home is worth — Contact us for a complimentary evaluation.
  • Start cleaning and decluttering your home — Get in touch for additional ideas.

We’re Here to Help You Achieve Your Real Estate Goals

We have all the information you need to know about the local real estate market and the home selling process. Contact us today and we’ll provide you with our best resources.

Homes For Sale in Henrico – Millspring Townes

Henrico Real Estate Listing – Under Contract!

Thanks to the hard work and excellent marketing by The 20/20 Team & Go Real Estate, this 3 story vinyl-sided Henrico home for sale is now Under Contract! This wonderful Henrico home for sale is conveniently located in the heart of the West End and offers easy, hassle-free living! This home in Henrico VA has been updated with fresh paint & has so much to offer! The 1st floor of this Henrico real estate listing boasts a wonderful open floor plan & includes: a raised foyer; handsome hardwoods & crown moldings throughout; a galley style kitchen with Corian counters, raised panel maple cabinets & a pantry; a powder room & a spacious Family Room with recessed lighting & direct access to the LARGE rear deck. The 2nd floor of this Henrico real estate listing is home to the Master Suite which boasts SOARING vaulted ceilings, SUNNY Skylights, a FANTASTIC Walk-In Closet & newly tiled Master Bath with double vanities; along with 2 additional SPACIOUS Bedrooms & an additional FULL Bathroom. Downstairs features a WONDERFUL AND FINISHED Walk-Out Basement – with DIRECT ACCESS to a Fully FENCED Rear Yard! The Lower Level features a GIGANTIC Den with a WONDERFUL Gas Fireplace – OR, use this HUGE space for a 2nd Master Bedroom Suite! There’s a large closet, a 3rd FULL Bath, a spacious Laundry/Utility Room & additional storage. This Henrico Real Estate Listing also includes 2 reserved parking spaces right outside your front door & amazing amenities like: yard & exterior maintenance, trash & snow removal INCLUDED! All of this located convenient to Innsbrook, Short Pump, interstates, schools, shopping, dining, & more!

Thanks to the hard work and excellent marketing by The 2020 Team, this Henrico home for sale is now Under Contract!

8740 Springwater Drive

Sell a Home

Are you looking to Sell A Home? Are you looking for a Henrico Real Estate Expert to help? Well, look no further! The Henrico real estate EXPERTS at The 20/20 Team can help! Our team of Henrico Realtors has helped hundreds of clients sell a home throughout central Virginia. With our proven marketing strategy we can help you sell a home in less time AND for MORE money –even AFTER you pay the real estate commissions! Visit our website and get a FREE Home Evaluation or Contact us TODAY and see how we can help you take you Real Estate listing from “For Sale” to “SOLD!”. We look forward to hearing from you!

Homes in Henrico

Are you looking for more homes in Henrico for sale? Then stop by The 20/20 Team’s website at www.GoRichmondRealEstate.com and check out some of the other fabulous Henrico Real Estate listings! By using our real estate search by neighborhood feature you can see all of the active Real Estate Listings in Henrico and find your new home today! While you are there, you can also browse our list of featured real estate listings and use our real estate search tool to see all the homes that match YOUR specified criteria. So what are you waiting for? Start your search for Homes in Henrico today with The 20/20 Team at GO Real Estate. Questions? Call us TODAY!

 

Rockville, VA – Real Estate Listings

Handsome Hanover Home – Now Under Contract!

Thanks to the hard work of our AMAZING Buyer’s Agent of The 20/20 Team and GO Real Estate , this Handsome Hanover County home for sale is now UNDER CONTRACT! This perfectly placed Hanover real estate listing sits on a lush & private 10 Acre Lot & is just a quick 10 minutes to Short Pump! This Hanover home for sale features almost 2,900 Sq Ft with 5 Bedrooms & 3.5 Baths. First Floor Offers Formal Living AND Dining Rooms with Hardwood Floors & Crown Molding, Half Bath, Eat-In Kitchen with Granite Countertops, Cherry Cabinets, Breakfast Nook with Bay Window that opens to the Family Room with a unique Tulikivi Soapstone Radiant Heat Fireplace. The Second Floor of this Hanover real estate listing for sale features a spacious Master Suite with TWO Walk-In Closets – Plus a Deluxe Bath w/ His & Her Vanities AND Granite Counters, Three Additional Bedrooms, Hall Bath, Utility Closet with Washer & Dryer. The FINISHED BASEMENT offers a Den or Exercise Room – PLUS a 5th Bedroom w/ A Full Bath w/ A Jetted Tub. Other Amenities Include Vinyl Siding & Windows, New Carpet Throughout, 2 Car Attached Garage, Electric Heat Pump/Central Air, Upper & Lower Rear Deck, Deep Well – Plus Basement Is A POURED CONCRETE FOUNDATION WALL! All of this in a tranquil Country setting, but yet still CONVENIENTLY located near Short Pump and I-64!

Thanks to the hard work by The 20/20 Team, this Handsome Hanover Home is now UNDER CONTRACT!

14957 Explorer Ridge Rd

Realtors In Hanover, VA

Are you for Realtors in the Hanover/Goochland area to help you buy a home or sell a home? Look no further than the Real Estate EXPERTS here at The 20/20 Team and GO Real Estate! We are here to help you with ALL of your real estate needs. Regardless of whether you are looking to buy a home or sell a home , our team of Expert Hanover Realtors have you covered. Our Real Estate experts have helped hundreds of clients buy in sell real estate listings throughout central Virginia in areas like the Hanover County, Goochland County, City of Richmond, Chesterfield County, Henrico County and Powhatan County – just to name a few. So what are you waiting for? Contact one of our Expert Hanover Realtors today and see how our Hanover real estate experts can help you buy a home or sell a home!

Richmond Real Estate Search

Don’t waste time on those other real estate websites! Start your Hanover real estate search at www.GoRichmondRealEstate.com. We have so many great ways for you to search for you next home in Richmond. First you can browse our featured listings and see some of our favorite homes in Richmond for sale throughout central Virginia. Then perform a real estate search by neighborhood and see the homes in Richmond that are for sale in your favorite neighborhoods. Finally use our real estate search tool to find the home in Richmond for sale that meet your exact search criteria. No matter how you choose to perform your Hanover real estate search, you are sure to find what you are looking for on The 20/20 Team Website.

Recently Sold Richmond Real Estate Listings | 3154 Cullenwood Dr

Homes For Sale In Richmond VA | Cullenwood

Thanks to The 20/20 Team’s AWESOME Buyer’s Agent, this great Richmond Real Estate Listing is now SOLD! Congratulations to our Buyer, Katrina! This move-in ready Richmond Real Estate Listing has been lovingly cared for and updated, and features 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths and 1,549 square feet. The Living Room in this Richmond home for sale is HUGE and features wall-to-wall carpet and BRIGHT windows; a FORMAL Dining Room AND an Eat-In Kitchen with Breakfast Nook! The Bright, White Kitchen in this Richmond real estate listing for sale is spacious and open and has TONS of cabinet space & GAS Cooking! Upstairs, you will find a SPACIOUS Master Bedroom and 2 other Bedrooms and a Full Bath. This Richmond home for sale also offers maintenance free vinyl siding and a fenced back yard and so much more! All of this located on a large lot, just minutes from Powhite Parkway, Chippenham Parkway, and the Kroger Market Place!

Thanks to The 20/20 Team's AWESOME Buyer's Agent, this great Richmond home for sale is now SOLD!

3154 Cullenwood Drive

Buy a Home in Richmond, Virginia

Are you looking to Buy A Home in Richmond VA? We can help! Our team of Richmond Real Estate Experts has helps hundreds of clients buy a home in RVA. We are there with you throughout the entire process making sure you know exactly what to expect when you buy a home and that you get the best deal on the best Richmond Real Estate Listing. So what are you waiting for? Contact Us Today and see how one of our Richmond Real Estate Experts can help you buy a home in Richmond!

Richmond Real Estate Search

Don’t waste time looking at homes for sale in Richmond VA on those other real estate websites! Make your first and last stop, our website at www.GoRichmondRealEstate.com and let the Richmond Real Estate experts help you find your new home! At The 20/20 Team Website you can easily use our Custom Real Estate Search Tool and find the homes that match YOUR criteria, browse our Featured Listings and see some of our favorite homes for sale in the Greater Richmond area, or perform a real estate Search By Neighborhood and find your dream home in your dream Richmond VA neighborhood. No matter how you choose to perform your Richmond Real Estate Search you are sure to find just what you are looking for with The 20/20 Team and GO Real Estate Inc.

Glen Allen Real Estate Listings – SOLD in 1 Day!

Recently Sold Glen Allen Real Estate – 2709 Laurelton Pl

Thanks to the OUTSTANDING marketing of The 20/20 Team at GO Real Estate, this great Glen Allen Real Estate Listing is now SOLD! This three bedroom, 1 bath ranch style piece of Glen Allen Real Estate is perfectly placed on a level, landscaped and cul-de-sac lot and has been lovingly maintained and meticulously cared for by the current owner. Updates to this super Glen Allen home for sale include: NEW GRANITE countertops and NEW Black Appliances in the Kitchen; Fresh Paint throughout; a RENOVATED Bath; NEW Heat Pump in 2017; newer vinyl replacement windows; newer vinyl siding; newer roof; and newer flooring. The Glen Allen Home For Sale also includes: a Great Room with vaulted ceilings, Gas Fireplace, Handsome hardwood floors; an ADORABLE Country Front Porch; an EXPANSIVE Rear Deck that is PERFECT for entertaining; a FULLY FENCED rear yard; a paved drive; and a 12 x 12 detached storage shed! All of this is situated in sought-after Glen Allen convenient to interstates, shopping, entertainment, restaurants, schools and more! This terrific Glen Allen Real Estate was UNDER CONTRACT in just DAYS!

Thanks to the hard work & excellent marketing by The 20/20 Team, this GREAT Glen Allen home is now SOLD!

2709 Laurelton Place

Search For Homes In Glen Allen Virginia

Are you looking to search for homes for sale in Glen Allen Virginia? Then start your real estate search with The 20/20 Team at www.GoRichmondRealEstate.com. Here, you can use our Custom Real Estate Search Tool to find the Richmond Real Estate Listings that meet YOUR exact search criteria, or perform a real estate Search by Neighborhood and see all the homes for sale in your favorite Richmond area Neighborhoods, or check out our Featured Listings and see some of our favorite homes for sale in Richmond, Virginia! Regardless of how you choose to search for homes for sale in Richmond VA, you are sure to find your next home at The 20/20 Team Website! Have questions? Contact us TODAY – we would love to talk with you!

Sell a Home

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Recently Sold Homes in Richmond | Oxford

Richmond Real Estate Listings – SOLD

Thanks to the hard work and excellent marketing by the Richmond Realtors of The 20/20 Team and GO Real Estate this terrific Richmond VA Home for sale is now SOLD! This great Richmond home for sale has been lovingly cared for, tastefully updated, & boasts amazing features like: handsome hardwoods & moldings throughout; a MASSIVE Sunroom addition that is loaded with tons of wonderful, natural light, skylights, built-ins and a vaulted ceiling; an updated Eat-In Kitchen with classic white cabinetry, large pantry, custom tile backsplash & built-ins; a Formal Living and Dining Room; a large Great Room with built-ins & gas fireplace; spacious Bedrooms – including the MASSIVE Master Suite with RENOVATED Master Bath, Walk-In closet, & gas fireplace; fully fenced rear yard with private deck & patio complete with koi pond – all perfect for entertaining; detached storage shed; gas generator; one & a half car garage; LARGE Laundry Room; Walk-Up Attic; TONS of storage space & so much more. There are simply too many fabulous details in this piece of Richmond Real Estate for Sale to list! All of this conveniently located near Chippenham Parkway, allowing you to get anywhere in Richmond in just minutes.

Recently sold homes in Richmond | Oxford

8217 Halstead Rd

Buy a Home in Richmond, VA

Are you looking to Buy a home? Then stop by The 20/20 Team and GO Real Estate’s before you buy and speak to one of our expert Richmond Realtors. There is so much more than meets the eye when you buy a home and the expert Richmond Realtors at The 20/20 Team and GO Real Estate can help guide you through this process. We have helped hundreds of home buyers buy a home throughout central Virginia in areas including: Chesterfield, Henrico, Powhatan, Hanover, Goochland and Richmond just to name a few. We would love to help you too! So what are you waiting for? Contact our Richmond Realtors today and see how we can help you get into your dream home.

RVA Real Estate Search

If you are looking for homes in RVA start your Richmond Real Estate search at www.GoRichmondRealEstate.com . At The 20/20 Team website we have three great ways for you to search for homes in RVA. First you can take a look at our featured listings and see some of our favorite properties, then you can use our state of the art real estate search tool and see the homes in RVA for sale that match you exact search criteria and finally you perform a real estate search by neighborhood and see the homes for sale in your favorite Richmond neighborhoods. No matter you choose to conduct your Richmond Real Estate Search you are sure to find what you are looking for when you perform your Richmond Real Estate Search with The 20/20 Team and GO Real Estate Inc.

6 Ways to Save for Your Down Payment

A 20% down payment is a significant chunk of change. But with enough time to prepare and a little bit of creative budgeting, you’ll be able to save up for your new home sooner than you think. Follow these helpful budgeting tips to get started!

Break Down Your Budget

Closeup of the black and white number keys on a basic calculator.While it’s never a bad idea to start saving for a down payment, it’s an even better idea to analyze your budget before you consider a home purchase. This will help you set realistic expectations and concrete goals.

First, make a list of all of your necessary monthly expenditures — rent, power, water, phone service, student loans, etc. Add these expenditures up and subtract them from your monthly take-home pay. Then, look at everything that is left over and consider what to cut back.

After you’ve taken a look at your spending, determine what home price range (and, consequently, a 20% down payment) you could comfortably afford based on your current monthly budget. Our handy mortgage payment calculator might help!

Set a Concrete Savings Goal

Once you have an idea of how much money you’ll need to put down toward your new home, set a timeline for your savings. For instance, if you need to save up $20,000 for a down payment and want to move in five years, consider setting a savings goal of $335 per month.

Use a finance app like Mint to track your spending and your savings. Apps like these may also provide you with your credit score, which is essential to receiving the mortgage you need.

Get Prequalified for a Mortgage

A calculator sitting next to a paper document, which is signed at the bottom.Setting goals based on your current spending is a great place to start. To take the next step to buying your new home, meet with a lender about prequalifying for a mortgage.

Prequalifying for a mortgage will let you know how much financing you may qualify for — and how much you’ll need to save for your down payment. When you talk with a lender, ask for the maximum amount of financing that’s available to you based on your credit score and financial history. This may open up a lot of options when you’re searching for homes.

Not sure how to find a reputable mortgage broker? Give us a call and we can connect you with a trusted local lender.

Find Creative Ways to Save Money

If you’re having trouble meeting your savings goals for the month, even after you’ve carefully budgeted for the essentials, find ways to cut out superfluous spending or think of ways to earn a little bit of cash on the side. For example, you can:

  • Sell gently used clothing and household items at a yard sale
  • Substitute a movie streaming service for cable TV
  • Collect your loose change in a jar and cash it in every month
  • Use coupons while shopping at the supermarket
  • Use browser extensions like Honey to save while shopping online

Celebrate Your Accomplishments

A young woman holding colorful shopping bags in her hand over her shoulder.Saving for a down payment is no easy task. Every time you reach a major milestone, be sure to congratulate yourself!

Obviously, don’t spend all of that money in one place, but feel free to treat yourself to something special to reward yourself for your hard work.

Consider Home Buying Assistance Programs

Are you still having trouble saving for a 20% down payment? It might be worth looking into home buying assistance programs, such as FHA loans, VA loans, and USDA loans.

How Can We Help You Achieve Your Goals?

We are always available to discuss your home buying plans. Connect with us and we can provide you with the resources and advice you need.

Land for Sale – Powhatan Real Estate

Lots For Sale in Powhatan, VA – 3153 Gullane Ct

Check out this great piece of land for sale in Powhatan, VA that was just listed by The 20/20 Team & GO Real Estate Inc! This level 2.21 acre beautiful wooded lot, is situated on a cul-de-sac with no through traffic, boasts unobstructed fairway views, offers you the opportunity to choose your own builder, & is located in the prestigious park like community of Greywalls at Fine Creek. This luxury gated community is filled with beautiful custom homes that overlook the historic Foundry Golf Course. The land that the community & golf club occupy is some of the most naturally stunning property in Virginia. The rolling hills, scattered rock outcroppings, & winding banks of Fine Creek combine to showcase the beautiful Piedmont countryside. All of this conveniently located off Huguenot Trail just 8 miles west of Rt. 288 providing you easy access to shopping, dining, interstates & more! A previously completed Civil Engineering Site Plan, Tree, Soil, & Property Survey will be included with an acceptable offer. Conceptual house plans are available. A drilled well is included in the sales price. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Realtors In Powhatan

Are you looking for Realtors in Powhatan to help you buy a home or sell a home? Look no further! The Powhatan real estate experts at The 20/20 Team and GO Real Estate are here to help you with all of your real estate needs. Regardless of whether you are looking to buy a home or sell a home our team of Powhatan Realtors has you covered. Our Powhatan real estate experts have helped hundreds of clients buy and sell real estate listings throughout central Virginia in areas like the City of Richmond, Chesterfield County, Hanover County, Henrico County, Goochland County, and Powhatan County just to name a few. So what are you waiting for? Contact one of our Powhatan Realtors today and see how our Powhatan real estate experts can help you buy a home or sell a home!

Powhatan Real Estate Search

Don’t waste time on those other real estate websites. Start your Powhatan real estate search at www.GoRichmondRealEstate.com. We have so many great ways for you to search for your next home in Powhatan. First you can browse our featured listings and see some of our favorite homes in Powhatan for sale. Then perform a real estate search by neighborhood and see the homes in Powhatan that are for sale in your favorite neighborhoods. Finally use our real estate search tool to find the homes in Powhatan for sale that meet your exact search criteria. No matter how you choose to perform your Powhatan real estate search, you are sure to find what you are looking for on The 20/20 Team Website!

Chesterfield Real Estate Listings | SOLD

Recently Sold in Chesterfield – 7400 Deerfield Dr

Thanks to the excellent marketing by The 20/20 Team & GO Real Estate, this Chesterfield home for sale is now SOLD! This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Chesterfield Real Estate Listing for sale features a unique floor plan and includes some amazing features like: a sunken Foyer with slate tile floors; WARM and Beautiful Hardwood Floors; a One-Of-A-Kind Kitchen with CUSTOM Glass tile Backsplash, Breakfast Bar, Newer Countertops & Appliances; a SUNKEN Living Room and Family Room, WONDERFUL Built-Ins and separated by a DOUBLE-SIDED Fireplace; an OPEN Dining Room with French doors to the deck; Master Suite with DIRECT access to the DECK; NEWER Hot Water Heater; NEWER HVAC; PAVED Drive; LARGE Rear Deck; and a Storage Shed for all your outdoor stuff! All of this sits on an oversized partially wooded lot in the highly sought-after L.C. Bird High School district, just minutes from Route 288, VA-150, and I-95. You truly must see this Chesterfield home for sale for yourself to appreciate all the amenities it has to offer!

Thanks to the excellent marketing by The 20/20 Team at GO Real Estate, this great Chesterfield home for sale is now SOLD!

7400 Deerfield Drive

Buy A Home

Would you like to Buy A Home? Wondering where to start? Contact our team of Expert Chesterfield real estate consultants today! We have helped hundreds of clients buy and sell homes and we can help you too! We can help you get Pre-Approved with a trusted, local lender and will be with you EVERY step of the way from writing a contract to going to closing! Contact us today and let’s get started! Want to know what our past clients say about working with us? Check out what our happy clients think about us HERE. No matter what type home you are looking for, The 20/20 Team can help you find it – and make you one of our raving fans too! We specialize in new construction, historic homes, renovations, investment properties, resales, land – and in ALL areas of Greater Richmond – whether it’s Hanover, Henrico, the City of Richmond, Chesterfield, Midlothian, Powhatan, Goochland – we know real estate!

Richmond Real Estate Search

Stop wasting time looking around on other sites with OUTDATED INFORMATION! Get up-to-the-minute information NOW on Richmond real estate listings for sale at The 20/20 Team’s website HERE. At The 20/20 Team’s website, you can easily search all Greater Richmond area homes for sale – FREE and from the comfort of your home or while you’re on the GO! You can perform a real estate search by Neighborhood and search homes for sale in your FAV RVA neighborhoods, or search in your favorite Areas, or search ALL homes for sale that meet YOUR criteria! Want to see the BEST of the BEST RVA homes for sale? Check out our Featured Listings and browse through all offerings. No matter how you choose to search, you are sure to find it with The 20/20 Team and GO Real Estate! Have questions about any of the homes you see? Get in touch with us TODAY!

A Quick Guide to Tax-Deductible Donations in Your Home

Coffee cups protected by paper in a cardboard moving box.In the season of giving, many local organizations and businesses often accept donations of clothing, household goods, and other gently used items to help those in need.

Homeowners looking to downsize or preparing for a move (or just clearing up some space at home) can not only pay it forward by donating to a local charity, they can also take advantage of tax deductions. We’ve created this handy guide to tax-deductible items to help you know what to donate and how to write off your contributions.

Belongings and Household Items That You Can Donate

Most organizations have guidelines about the specific items that they accept, but in general, you can donate these kinds of items to local charities:

  • furniture, such as beds, desks, tables, and chairs
  • clothing, such as shirts, shoes, and new underwear
  • appliances, such as heaters, working TVs, and A/C units
  • vehicles, such as cars or boats
  • building materials, such as doors, windows, and wood flooring

How to Deduct Your Contributions

Dozens of suitcases, duffle bags, and boxes packed into a tiny attic.The IRS allows homeowners to take itemized deductions on charitable contributions on their tax returns. If you have an attic full of items that you don’t use or have several boxes of items that you don’t want to move to your new home, don’t just throw them out! Here’s what to do instead.

1. Find a Charity That Qualifies for Deductible Donations

The IRS’s Exempt Organizations Select Check tool is a great place to start. You can search by city or state to find a list of organizations that qualify for tax-deductible contributions. It’s important to note that donations to individuals aren’t tax deductible.

2. Determine the Value of Your Contributions

Knowing the monetary value of your contributions is essential to writing off your donations on your taxes. Some organizations, such as the Salvation Army and Goodwill, have helpful guidelines about the fair market value of appliances, clothing, furniture, and other household goods.

Neon sticky notes and a pen sitting on top of a document with a long list.Before you donate your items, make a list of each item and its value. You can evaluate your items by checking with the organization or, for any high-value items, having them appraised.

3. Know Your Limits

There are limits to what you can deduct for charitable contributions on your income tax returns. If your donations are more than 20% of your adjusted gross income, certain caps may apply based on what kinds of items you donated and to what type of organization.

If you contribute over $500 in items, you will need to fill out and attach Form 8283 to your return. If you make any contributions over $5,000 for items like rare art, collectibles, or real estate, you will also need to have them appraised.

4. Ask for a Receipt or Other Written Record

Once you’ve donated your items, ask for documentation, such as a receipt. Having a record of your contribution will help you know exactly how much you donated (and what to write off on your taxes).

Are You Donating Items to Prepare for a Home Sale?

Granite kitchen countertops that are free of any clutter and appliances.You’re off to a great start. Clearing out your closets, basement, attic, or other storage space is the best way to lighten the load for your move. We can help you take your preparations a step further.

Whether you’re starting to research the value of your home or are simply considering the idea of putting your home on the market, we’re here to help. Contact us and we’ll provide you with all of the information you need.