Ned Hands' Blog

Posted on 09/26/2021
How to Build a Sustainable Home
Image by 政徳 吉田 from Pixabay Green living is all the rage, and you can fully immerse yourself in a sustainable lifestyle if you decide to build your own home rather than purchase an existing property. During the planning and design phase, you can work with your builder to incorporate sustainable features into your new construction home. After...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Prefab Homes: Efficient & Eco-Friendly
"vipp's prefab shelter" by Nicolás Boullosa licensed under CC BY 2.0 Prefabricated homes come with many advantages. They require less time and less labor than traditional building process and still allow you to own your own home with a much smaller budget. Sustainability is another key factor discussed among builders and buyers alike. Builders promote prefabricated homes as...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Best Ways to Get Your Ideal Surround Sound at Home
When you plan to include a home theater in your house, getting the ideal sound quality is highly important. Having the right size screen and setting up the best viewing distance help ensure excellent video quality. However, having poor audio quality can affect your viewing experience. The sound layout for your home theater involves more than just putting...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
The Most Common Types of Properties Sold by Motivated Sellers
There are many reasons a homeowner might become a motivated seller, including financial situation, inheritance or life change. These types of sellers are highly coveted because of their unique situation and often come from a wide variety of property types. Here are some of the most common properties by motivated sellers. Distressed Property A distressed property is one...
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Posted on 08/30/2021
Another Property Sold - 1301 86Th Terrace N, St Petersburg, FL 33702
Manicured grounds, gorgeous interior and a backyard paradise await a new homeowner! Meticulously maintained Barcley estates home offers well situated living space both inside and out plus wonderful custom finishes throughout. Foyer entrance with “L” living and dining space with two sliders to backyard make this a great home for entertaining. Floors are solid bird’s eye maple. The dream kitchen has custom mahogany cabinets with inlaid detailing and crotched mahogany face. Granite counters and backsplash, granite composite sink with Grohe faucet and GE appliances are a few pluses. The dining room is adorned with a Swarovski crystal chandelier...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
6 Tools to Make Your Move Easier
Working with the right tools can make all the difference. This can be said for any project, but when you’re moving your home, equipping yourself with a few key items will make the process more efficient. Here are the essential tools to ease some of the labor on moving day: Furniture Dolly A furniture dolly is an excellent...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
4 Types of Motivated Sellers Investors Should Know
Motivated sellers are people who are trying to sell quickly and often at a much lower price. Many factors make motivated sellers a great option to work with both for investors and sellers’ agents. Here are some of the most common types of motivated sellers you’re likely to encounter in the real estate market. Owners of Distressed Property...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Home Improvement Projects That Increase the Value of Your Home
Photo by Laura Shaw via Pixabay 4 Improvements That Increase the Value of Your Home Home improvement projects add useability, beauty and convenience to your house, and those characteristics make the house more desirable to potential buyers. If you’re considering a home improvement project, here are four that will increase the value of your home. 1. An Addition...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Unique Design Ideas for Your Ceilings
When putting together a room’s design, there’s one area that often gets overlooked above all others, and that’s the ceiling. There are a variety of interesting things you can do with a ceiling to bring life to a room. Some ideas will give the space an elegant look while other things will even help enhance the room’s lighting—without...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Home Maintenance Apps and Resale Value: Finding the Right Fit
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Preserving your resale value starts with spending time and money on small repairs rather than waiting until you need a major renovation. Luckily, there are home maintenance apps built for busy owners who have a lot of other responsibilities on their plate. Far more than just a glorified notes section on your...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Why Your New Home Should Be a Smart Home
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Smart home technologies can be as simple as a lock, light or appliance you can activate with a voice, token or smartphone. But this can be as in-depth as whole household management systems that can regulate the comfort, security, and more for those who live there. If you’re considering buying or building...
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