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Jan. 18, 2020

Common Mistakes during Buying a New Home.

The part of your preparation for buying your new home is a good plan for your home interior. To make your home pleasant, you must avoid a few mistakes in planning, organizing and designing your home. Good interior design without common mistakes can bring you completeness to your home buying experience. You, as a new home buyer may get professional help from our expert team who can guide you to achieve your goal and show the right path where to go and get help from, in terms of completing your home buying process. Go through this link: www.boydteam.com.

Let’s get introduced to the common mistakes you must avoid in designing your home interior.

Don’t paint before buying your furniture:          

The color of your furniture works here to define the overall look of your home. Select your furniture first and consider the color of your wall. Choose something of a similar shade so that you match between.  

Don’t go to paint your wall before buying your furniture because it will cause you difficulties in matching your interior.        

Matching styles:               

Don’t go overboard to match your all interior and avoid one-stop buying. Rooms with no contrast come off boring and lack personality. A good combination of matching will add cohesiveness to any living room. So, you should be a little bit selective in terms of choosing your furniture.  

Over contrasting:               

Over contrasting is another design mistake you may do. Don’t try always to contrast your every element. Just make a balance of pieces that match and contrast each other.

Size equalization:    

Don’t equalize the sizes of all the furniture as you wouldn’t like the same sized buildings in your favorite city, it wouldn’t look nice. Put the furniture in a room with different heights and sizes, and organize them in order. The little elevation will give your room a great look.

Gender discrimination:                                             

Sounds awkward right! Yes, it works in terms of the overall look of your interior. Don’t make your home too masculine or too feminine, rather make a balance between. Color choice is another important factor here; you should be a little clear about your selection, and even other factors that are considered as masculine or feminine.

Your artworks shouldn’t be in high:     

The proper incorporation of artwork in your home represents your image and personality. Don’t put your artwork in too high or too low, each piece you hang should sit together with the   

Putting furniture against the wall:     

Don’t put furniture up against the wall, as it does not aid you to save space. Expert designers believe that centering your furniture and making a flow among is the best idea. If your home layout doesn’t allow you such, you have to be happy with your option otherwise.

Don’t fall victim to new trends:                                                                                                          

Trends are always temporary; today you have appeal to something, tomorrow something else. It’s better to avoid the hassle of trends in terms of your interior as you prefer the long-lasting benefit of your elements.               

You should go for timeless décor that will not be outdated tomorrow, and choose something that fits your personal style. Now, as you are a little bit aware of the potential mistakes you might have done in terms of your interior designing of your dream home, you should go a little more way to meet your real guide who will be with you in all the procedures of owning and designing your home. Just, walk through this link: www.boydteam.com. 

Posted in BoydTeam Blog
Jan. 15, 2020

Improve or Move? How to Decide Between Renovating or Selling Your Home

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Improve or Move? How to Decide Between Renovating or Selling Your Home

 

Do you ever look around your house and wonder if it’s time to renovate? Or, perhaps your dissatisfaction with your current living situation has prompted you to check out real estate listings in your local market. Here are a few factors to consider when you’re deciding whether or not you should renovate your home or move to a new house.

 

First Thing’s First

If you realize that your home doesn’t quite fit your lifestyle anymore, it’s easy to be torn between giving it a makeover or moving somewhere new. There are pros and cons to both choices. As Angie’s List explains, you should contemplate a few things before you go too far. Begin by thinking about what you’re dreaming about changing, and then start framing your decision with particulars.

 

Work Out a Timeline

How long can you stand to live in your home as it is? Both renovating and selling your home can take a few months. But depending on the extent of your planned renovations, renovating can take significantly longer.

 

According to Sims Builders, a whole home renovation can take up to an entire year. On the other hand, selling a home generally takes a few months. In 2016, for example, some studies indicate the average house sat on the market for 83 days. It all depends on factors like location, price, and the condition.

 

Figure Out Your Budget

After you’ve considered your plans for the next couple of months, it’s time to think about your budget. How much would your ideal renovations cost? Can you assess your current property value? Which option would allow you to save more money in the long run? This is a good time to go over your portfolio and think realistically about long-term finances.

 

Consider Basic Renovations

You might come to the conclusion that you don’t need to renovate your entire home, but certain rooms could use some work. For example, basic remodeling projects like new countertops for your kitchen, updated bathroom fixtures, fresh siding, or finishing your basement can make your home feel brand new.

 

To complete these projects, you’ll likely need to hire contractors. It’s crucial to properly vet any contractors who might be working in your home. Make sure that they have proper licensing and necessary insurance coverage. You will also want to get references from their previous clients. Finally, ensure that you feel comfortable with them spending a significant amount of time in your home.

 

Beware of Over-Improving

Can your home undergo too many renovations? The answer is yes. According to RISMedia, over-improving your home can actually make it more difficult to find a buyer in the future. If your home looks too expensive for the average buyer in your neighborhood, you won’t get as many offers.

 

You might assume that any renovations would automatically add to your home’s value, but if you over-improve your home above the standards of your neighborhood, you may not find anyone willing to pay the price that you’re asking if you decide to move one day.

 

Emotional Attachment

Finally, be honest with yourself: is it time for a change of pace, or do you feel emotionally attached to your home and your locale? Do you enjoy a strong sense of community in your neighborhood, or have you always wondered if you would be happier in another city?

 

If you’ve envisioned yourself spending many more happy years at your address, and you know that you’ll miss seeing the same people around town, moving might not be the right choice. But if you feel that you could find a neighborhood that better suits your needs, perhaps it’s time to start contacting real estate agents.

 

If you’re wondering whether to renovate or move, don’t rush to make a final decision. Spend some time thinking about the benefits of staying put, the perks of packing up and moving, and the negative aspects of both scenarios. If you navigate this process carefully and invest your money wisely, you’ll end up living in your dream home—wherever that may be. 

 

Courtesy of Erin Reynolds, diymama.net
Posted in BoydTeam Blog
Jan. 6, 2020

Top 5 Home Odors – And How to Fix Them

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James Hoffman   By  | December 11th, 2019

Top 5 Home Odors – And How to Fix Them

Something Stinks, What Do I Do?

The complete guide to odor removal

Whether you’re moving into a new home or apartment — or recognizing a certain stench in your own castle — few things are more frustrating than not being able to get rid of a bad odor.

Especially if you can’t find it.

Sometimes something simple is to blame, like a potato rotting in a dark corner of your pantry or a backed up garbage disposal. But sometimes, the smell is embedded in your house because of longtime exposure to things like cigarette smoke, stinky pets or mold.

Cigarette smoke

Let’s start with the worst offender: old cigarette smoke. It’s one of the toughest odors to eliminate from a home, especially if the home was smoked in for a long time. The smell clings to clothes, walls, paintings, and permeates upholstery on furniture.

White vinegar is effective at destroying odor-causing molecules in the air. Just set out a few dishes, and as the vinegar evaporates, the smell will, too.

But that’s primarily effective for a room that’s just been smoked in. Setting out vinegar isn’t going to suck up the smell from every contaminated surface. You can, however, use it as part of a mixture to wipe down the walls. Combine a gallon of warm water, a 1/2 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup white vinegar and a 1/4 cup sodium carbonate (washing soda, not baking soda). Use gloves and eye protection, then wipe down the walls.

Baking soda and activated charcoal are other effective odor eliminators. You can also sprinkle baking soda on furniture overnight. Vacuum it up the next day and you should smell a noticeable difference.

Don’t put activated charcoal on furniture, though.

Once you’ve scrubbed the walls, adding a fresh coat of paint will make a big difference, too.

Courtesy Unsplash, Markus Spiske. The smell of cigarettes clings to clothes, walls, paintings, and permeates upholstery on furniture.

How it works

Activated charcoal is charcoal that has been treated with oxygen, and is more porous than traditional charcoal. According to Good Housekeeping, it’s the byproduct of slowly burnt wood, peat, or coconut shells. It binds to or absorbs toxins and odors from gases or liquids up to 1,000 times its weight!

Activated charcoal is available as loose granules, pure discs, or embedded in filters. For the granules, simply place them in a small bag made of cheesecloth, old nylon hose or any other kind of breathable cloth. This works well in stale closets.

How it works

Baking soda neutralizes odors, rather than masking them. Baking Soda deodorizes by bringing both acidic and basic odor molecules into a neutral, more odor-free state.

It can be set inside a fridge to absorb smells or around the house.

Cleaning tips

Unfortunately, every single item in your home has to be cleaned and deodorized to completely eliminate the scent of cigarettes gone by. Dust, wash, launder everything you can, and steam clean the carpets. It can be done. Even drapes will need to be cleaned.

Before you clean your drapes, be sure to check the labels. See if the manufacturer recommends hand washing, steaming, vacuuming or dry cleaning. Some drapes can be washed in the washing machine on a gentle cycle, but not all can. If you do wash them in the washing machine, do a spot treatment beforehand to make sure the detergent doesn’t discolor them.

Consumer reports suggests cleaning your curtains this way:

  • Measure your curtains before washing in case you need to stretch them back into shape. Remove hooks and any weights.
  • Dust them prior to washing by running them through a dryer set to the no-heat cycle. You can also lay them out flat and vacuum them with an attachment.
  • If you need to iron the curtains, do it along the vertical length on the side that doesn’t show.
  • Make sure to clean the valances attached to the wall before you rehang the curtains.

All other fabric will need to be laundered as well, including bedding, couch cushions and carpets. For fabric that can’t be removed, sprinkle baking soda or borax on things like bedding, a futon or mattress. Leave it overnight and vacuum it off in the morning. You can also wipe it with a sponge dampened with vinegar.

Burning candles, diffusers or using room spray will not work. That just masks the smell. Once you have deep cleaned everything, use an air purifier for a few days in all the rooms affected by the scent.

Pet odor

Pets can be stinky, whether they’re big, fluffy dogs or tiny hamsters. They just smell. No one wants their home to smell like an animal, but pet owners are notoriously noseblind to their pets’ odors.

Like cigarette odor, pet odor permeates furniture, carpets, drapes, the whole shebang. This can be particularly frustrating if you’re trying to sell your house. You don’t mind the smell, but prospective homeowners probably do.

Natural oils and sweat contribute to odor caused by dogs, and litter boxes contribute to those caused by cats. Any kind of caged animal just plain stinks, but that’s a smell that’s easier to eliminate. Just clean the cages out.

Then there’s the urine smell from old “accidents.” That’s not a good situation, especially if you have carpet.

Courtesy Unsplash, Mike Burke. Pets can be stinky, whether they’re big, fluffy dogs or tiny hamsters.

Cleaning urine and eliminating the odor for new accidents:

  1. Scoop up the poop if there is any and soak up the urine. This can be done with paper towels or even coffee filters.
  2. If the accident happened on carpet, rinse the area with water to dilute it, then blot again with a clean rag or towel.
  3. Apply lots of pressure as you blot and absorb as much of the urine as possible.
  4. Apply a neutralizer with non-toxic enzymes made specifically for pets.
  5. Avoid using cleaners with ammonia.
  6. If the odor lingers once everything has been cleaned up, sprinkle baking soda on the area and leave it for several hours, then vacuum it up.

Vacuuming up dog fur is the easiest part of the cleaning process — finding the stink traps is the hardest. The best way to find old soiled areas in your home is by using a black light. Conduct the search at night so you can see the black light more clearly, then mark each soiled spot with masking tape. You may need a heavy duty enzyme cleaner to get carpet cleaned properly.

While steam cleaning carpets seems like a logical step, sometimes that can contribute to “wet dog” smell. There’s nothing worse than spending hours steam cleaning a carpet, or paying someone else to do it, only to have it smell even worse than before. Petfinder.com recommends using a wet vac, not a steam cleaner, since the heat from a steam cleaner can cause smells to set.

Sometimes that problem can be cleared up by sprinkling baking soda on the carpet and then vacuuming it up once it dries. But other times, it means that the problem is below the carpet, and you may have to replace the carpet and pad to get rid of the smell.

Clean upholstery just like you would for smoke smells, and then give your dog a bath. Wash his crate, bedding and whatever else he may commonly use. As for cats, consider using a self-cleaning litter box to prevent the urine smell from permeating your home.

Skunks

Skunks don’t care about you. They will spray your pets if they feel threatened, and if they spray anywhere near your house, that scent will permeate your home. It doesn’t last forever, but it can feel like it. A skunk can spray a target between 10-20 feet away with accuracy, and the scent can be smelled up to a mile away.

If you or your pet have been sprayed by a skunk, take care of that first. Hint: tomato juice isn’t the solution. Use a mixture of 4 cups hydrogen peroxide, ¼ cup baking soda and 1 tablespoon dish soap on your pets. You can use this solution on surfaces, walls or even upholstery if the skunk somehow got into your house, or if your pet got on furniture before you had a chance to clean him or her.

But if the smell lingers — and it can for weeks — open the windows and change your air filters. Many new homes are built so airtight that odors have trouble escaping.

Critter Ridder of Texas says that skunks can sneak in and hang out in your attic and crawl space, or even under your porch. If you find yourself victim to skunks frequently, check these areas and see if they’ve set up shop. If they were living in, above or under your home, you may have to replace the insulation.

Courtesy Unsplash, Bryan Padron. Skunks can really wreck your day, or week.

Musty basement

The scent wafting from a musty basement can infiltrate your entire home. Generally, it’s caused by mold and mildew, which is caused by moisture. That may be coming from leaky pipes, moisture build-up in exterior walls or stagnant water in a basement floor drain.

Olshan Foundation Solutions recommends checking for leaks around your water heater and dryer, and to check your HVAC unit for proper drainage. Check your gutters and make sure they’re draining properly as well.

Finding the moisture source is important, because mold will continue to grow if it isn’t remediated. A damp basement will always smell musty and unless you eliminate the source, mold will continue to grow. Use a dehumidifier to bring down the moisture levels in the air and if possible, open any windows or doors to increase air flow.

Another source of odor in a basement could be your sewer. Fixing this source of smell can be as easy as replacing a wax ring seal, but it could also be a cracked sewer line. If that’s the case, you’ll need to hire a plumber to repair the issue.

Iron ochre is another common odor-source in basements. It’s a rust-colored, gelatinous ooze that has a foul smell that has been described as musty, oily, swampy or like sewage. Iron ochre is caused by a bacteria in the soil that oxidizes iron when it comes in contact with it. According to Island Basement Systems, the combination of the iron compounds formed and the bacterial slime is iron ochre. The slimy material can be removed and the objects it’s on can be washed off with soap and water.

Courtesy Unsplash, Isaac Jarnagin. Basements can smell musty, and that’s usually because of a moisture problem.

icon showing to do listOnce the moisture issue has been dealt with, use the following materials to absorb and eliminate the musty odor:

  1. Leave out a bag of traditional charcoal or packets of activated charcoal
  2. Lay out dishes of vinegar for two to three days
  3. You may have to wash the walls with a vinegar and water mixture — one part vinegar to three parts water — or even paint them if the odor keeps sticking around
  4. You can also sprinkle chlorinated lime on the floor until the odor is gone, then sweep it up.

Other irritating smells

Basic cleaning can eliminate the most common odors. For temporary bad smells, set out dishes of baking soda or white vinegar. Sprinkling some baking soda into the bottom of a trash can and the bag itself can help reduce odors coming from trash, and cutting a lemon in half and leaving it out can freshen up any room.

Refrigerators
Do you have to hold your breath when you open your fridge? Fridges often stink because of rotten food or spills. Once it has been cleaned out, wiped down, and refilled, set a box of baking soda in the fridge to absorb the rest of the smell. One box is good for three months.

Cars
Did you leave the windows down while it rained and now your car smells like death? Baking soda can take care of that too. Sprinkle it on the seats and whatever else got exposed to the elements and leave it overnight. The next day, vacuum it up and leave a box of baking soda in the car for a few days.

Old spills can sometimes smell bad long after the spill took place. If you have children, for example, the backseat can quickly become a cesspool of bacteria and odor. Cleaning spills immediately after they happen is the best way to prevent odor, but you may not know that someone spilled soda or, heaven forbid, milk.

A bag of activated charcoal works just as well as baking soda for eliminating lingering smells. You can also spray a solution of vinegar and water on the specific odor source and scrub it. A carpet cleaner made specifically for automobiles will work, too.

Garbage disposals
This one is usually easy. Pour a cup of ice into the disposal, followed by half a cup of rock salt or kosher salt. Then run the disposal.

Lemon or orange peels are also an easy way to freshen up the garbage disposal.

Trash cans
This is usually caused by gunked up food or liquid that has seeped through a trash bag. Once you’ve taken out the trash, take the garbage can outside and clean it out. Use kitchen gloves and a face mask if you need to. It’s not a fun job, but it has to be done sometimes.

Dishwasher
This is a surprising one. Did you know that gunk can build up in the drain? That can create a smell that you may never find simply because you don’t think to look there! Rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher to prevent this from happening to begin with, but if the damage is done, it’s easy to fix.

A dishwasher drain should ideally be cleaned out about once a month. Remove the bottom dish rack and inspect the drain. Remove any gunk or food caught there. Then place a cup of vinegar in the top rack of the dishwasher and sprinkle baking soda along the bottom. Run it through a hot water cycle and voila: clean, fresh dishwasher.

No matter what the smell is, once you’ve cleaned as well as possible and aired out your home, remember to change your HVAC air filter. Open your windows and let the house air out as much as possible.

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Posted in BoydTeam Blog
Dec. 30, 2019

Things your potential buyer will consider while visiting interior

 

Your goal is to present your home with its maximum potentiality if you are thinking of selling it shortly. Or maybe, you are the one to make your home your dreamland with little affordability and trying to customize it as you fantasize. Here are some good pieces of advice that you can follow to make your home great. 

Cheap house at myrtle beach                                                     

Since, interior design is an art and science of enhancing the aesthetic beauty of the space you tend to use, get relevant information and experience to use your maximum.

In this article, we are going to inform you about the important interiors that an expert designer considers in terms of implementation. Moreover, the best way to reach your goal is to consult with an expert. Just visit here: www.boydteam.com

Things designers consider:                                                                                  

You are not a designer though! You don’t need to be. You just need to be confident enough to make it happen. If you tend to sell your cheaper home immediately, like a professional interior designer you can design your interior considering the things below:

Cheap but eleget

The blank slate space:                                       

The first thing you have to take into consideration is your space because a designer’s concern revolves around the space in planning, customizing, organizing. You, now know how you would plan your space and organize to reach your ultimate goal. The beauty is the freedom that you enjoy planning in your own fashion. You may need a piece of professional advice to make it the best showcase.

Your choice of style:       

It is pretty significant to determine whether you love more architectural detail in your home, designed with crown moldings and baseboards, or you prefer the postmodern style to maintain modern trends. It plays a significant role in your overall interior plan and goal. Your potential buyer will sincerely consider it if you plan to sell your home immediately.   

Your adjustments:                                                

This is your preference for how you want your lifestyle, the way you use your spaces. It’s up to you where you want to keep your pets, the place where you spend most of your time. Even, how your children behave, dress up will suit the best of your lifestyle. Your interior must meet your expectations. Or the adjustments you want of your showcase for potential buyers.

space management

Arrangements for your furniture:               

This is another important factor that how you arrange your furniture. That wouldn’t be a good idea to keep poor walking spaces between the furniture rather it has to be in a way that it is welcoming guests. While the visitors getting in must find it easy to move and the furniture is in an organized fashion.

bedroom art work

Your artwork matters:                                                                                                                                         

You will feel great entering your home, looking at your selection of artworks. The more creative you are the best pieces you can arrange. This is the way you can showcase your personality. If you go a little far to create your own that’s great.

How you light up your home:       

Lighting gives you the finishing touch of your interior design. The best combination and shading of lights can bring your home a great look. You can choose different styles according to space and purposes. The selection of lights is very important.

Finally, a little research may help you get the best idea. It doesn’t matter how your affordability was, or how cheaper was your home, you can make it great just having a good plan and implementation. And it will be worth living with contentment or offering you the best deal if you tend to sell your cheaper home.

 

Posted in BoydTeam Blog
Dec. 6, 2019

Tips for Out-of-Towners Settling Into Their New Home

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Tips for Out-of-Towners Settling Into Their New Home

 

Moving from out of town could mean moving across the county, across the state, or across the country. No matter what category you fall into, you’re considered an out-of-towner, which makes settling in that much more of a process. There are forms to fill out, a house to update, and a new area to get to know, but it’s actually a lot easier than you think.

 

Notify the Right People

 

You let family and friends know your new address, but they aren’t the only ones who need a heads up regarding your change of address. You’ll need to alert the post office so you can have your mail forwarded, visit the dreaded DMV to update your license, and alert the IRS, banks, and credit card companies so all your important documents and statements come to the right place. One thing you might not think about is car insurance, but you’ll want to call and make sure your current provider does business in your new area. You may have to change your coverage to meet your state’s minimum requirements, as well as consider making changes depending on the underinsured and uninsured driver statistics. You’ll need to report your move to your health insurance company so you can enroll in a new plan if necessary.

 

Remodeling and Maintenance First, Then Unpack

 

You’re chomping at the bit to get unpacked, but you need to prioritize maintenance and remodeling too. This includes updating any outdated systems such as plumbing, wiring, and HVAC. If you plan to make any upgrades such as new flooring, painting, or remodeling, it’s best to do that before you unpack so you aren’t constantly moving things around. Once the house is the way you want it, you can start unpacking boxes. Hopefully, you organized each box by room, but if not, you can still focus on one room at a time so it doesn’t feel overwhelming. Have the kids unpack their rooms first, and then focus on the main areas such as the kitchen and bedrooms. Once everything is unpacked and in its place, you can start decorating. You don’t have to be Joanna Gaines, but you can make your house a home and give it personality with a little color coordination, personal touches, and storage to maximize the space.

 

A Word About Fido

 

You can vocalize your concerns about settling in, but Fido can’t, so you’ll have to help ease the transition. Designate a space for your dog with their bed, food, and toys as soon as possible so they have a place to retreat to. Spend some extra time snuggling to ease anxiety, and walk with your dog around the home as they explore. Introduce your dog to the neighbors as well, and encourage them to speak up if they have any concerns or issues. Make sure Fido is a good neighbor by keeping him secured and cleaning up after him.

 

Getting to Know the Area

 

Settling into your home is easy, but settling into an unfamiliar area takes a little more time. Get familiar with and explore the neighborhood by heading to the visitor’s center to get info on the local hotspots as well as asking your landlord (if you have one) about the area. Don’t be afraid to reach out to the previous owners, as they are probably more than happy to share some info about the neighborhood. Places you are sure to find a friendly face are the local coffee shops, parks, dog parks, and shopping centers. To get to know some people and start building relationships, hold an open house with light refreshments or at the very least put a notice in mailboxes giving the neighbors a little info about yourself and inviting them to stop by.

 

You’re an out-of-towner now but before you know it you’ll be a local. Just remember, settling into a new home, neighborhood, and community takes time. However, by focusing on the house first, you’ll find that the rest falls into place.

 

Posted in BoydTeam Blog
Dec. 2, 2019

Foreclosure: the option you are looking for.

 

 

It doesn’t sound fair though if you tend to take advantage of other’s weakness but the term ‘foreclosure’ is not the byproduct of your intention. You have found in front of you a good deal that you were looking for as a first-time buyer. The person who goes through foreclosure has been already failed to pay his mortgage to the lender and they decided upon the foreclosure to find a solution to the                                                               

 

unexpected problem. Foreclosure is a legal process and varies from state to state depending on their rules and regulations. The laws and timelines are different as well, so contact the state attorney to get the right procedures. This article will be stating the process of foreclosure and the way you take advantage of it. If you are looking for such an opportunity, you can visit our offers at Myrtle Beach Real Estate

 

The steps followed in the foreclosure are described below:

1)  Default Notice:

the homeowner will be notified with a notice of default by the lender in a certain period of time after the borrower had failed to pay the mortgage. It will be usually sent to the borrower by a certified mail. The lender will set a period of time for the borrower to pay the required amount past due and return the loan to good standing.

 

2)  Legal filing:

If the borrower fails to pay off the amount past due before the deadline, the lender can take a legal step against the borrower and take a step to proceed with the foreclosure. There are two types of foreclosures: the judicial-foreclosure and the non-judicial-foreclosure. In Judicial foreclosures, the lender can file a lawsuit in order to get a court order to sell the property legally. This typically happens after 90 days of delinquency. In non-judicial-option, the lender takes the rights from the deeds stated in the mortgage to rightfully sell the property if required.

 

3)  Notice of Foreclosure Sale:

This is the time the borrower has already missed the date of paying off the due amount in spite of getting the notice from the lender. The process will take 120 days of waiting from a lender and they will send a notice to the borrower of the foreclosure sale. The homeowner will be notified to empty the house immediately or still the borrower has a chance to get back his/her home if the due amount is paid off right then.

Finally, the lender will put the foreclosure property in a public auction and the highest bidder will get the property. If the property is not sold through an auction the lender may buy the

 

4)  Public sale:

Property with the value based on the amount owed on the mortgage. If the lender takes the property it could be sold in a private sale at a later date. If the borrower delays vacating the house it will be considered unlawful. And the lender may file a case against the borrower to evict.

You, as a home buyer, can benefit from foreclosure due to its less price offer. You may have been the luckiest bidder who will win the game. If you want to get someone trusted and the one you can rely upon, if you are looking for an amazing option from Myrtle Beach Real Estate, you can take our experienced and professional guidelines to fulfill your dream. Contact our experts: Call/Text:   843-222-8566

Posted in BoydTeam Blog
Nov. 14, 2019

How to Overcome Obstacles When Converting Garage Space into a Home Office

 

 

How to Overcome Obstacles When Converting Garage Space into a Home Office

 

Dreaming of turning your garage into a more useful home office space? Your garage can be a perfect location for a functional, productive office, complete with internet access and everything else you’ll need. Not only do you get some privacy from other people in your home, but you also get more use out of this area of your home. So how can you complete this conversion without running into issues? Well, proper planning always helps, but these tips can also help you tackle some common problems with garage-to-office conversions.

 

Your Home Doesn’t Have a Garage

Okay, so if you don’t already have a garage or some extra space in your home, you may be tempted to stop reading this post altogether. Don’t leave just yet, though, because you can always add extra space to your home with an easy-to-assemble building! Building an office out of convenient materials can be pretty simple, but you need to figure out which option will work best for your needs. As far as steel vs. wood goes, think about how long you want your new office structure to last and what sort of environmental factors will impact that longevity. While wood may be cheaper than steel in some cases, wood quality, insect populations, and humidity levels can all reduce the life of your wood building. So if you want the best value for your money when building a new home office outside, opting for a steel building may be best.

 

Your Garage Isn’t Set Up for Internet

How can you have the internet in your newly converted garage without paying for extra equipment and installation costs? Well, you could always install a mobile hotspot. A dedicated global modem or jetpack can provide fast, reliable web access in your new office, but you can also take your new device with you to work wherever there is a decent cell phone signal. To open up more possibilities for your mobile workflow, you should look for a wireless carrier with the most extensive coverage throughout the country. In addition to extensive coverage, the network speed can make a difference as well, so see how various networks stack up when it comes to these internet features. One more tip to keep in mind as you set up a wireless connection in your new home workspace is that many older desktops are not equipped to access wireless internet. So if you’re still working with an old computer, you may want to invest in a new laptop as well.

 

Your Garage Is Full of Clutter and Junk

If you’re like most people, your garage stores more clutter than it does cars or tools. Keeping clutter in any area of your home can lead to more stress and possible safety concerns, so whether you plan on converting your garage or not, think about clearing clutter out. Block off plenty of time in your schedule for this task, especially if your garage is filled with random items and boxes. Also, give yourself enough space to really sort through all of those belongings and set aside anything that may be difficult to get rid of right away. If you have some seasonal decor, family heirlooms, or sports equipment that you don’t want to toss out, but you don’t want to keep in your garage, having a separate building on the property can provide some much-needed storage space. If you don’t need much room to store your garage contents or other clutter in your home, you can also use any leftover space in your new shed for more creative purposes.

        

Taking your garage from an underutilized to a fully functional home office doesn’t have to be a hassle. There are always simple solutions to help you complete this sort of project with less effort and expense. So do your homework while planning your garage conversion project, and be sure to keep the tips above in mind as you set up your new home workspace.

 

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Posted in BoydTeam Blog
Nov. 9, 2019

How to make your house look expensive.

 

If your affordability is limited, you want something in your convenient price, or if you want to sell your cheaper home, and you want the maximum deal, the guideline below would be your best suggestion. As you proceed, you need to know how you can attract the best buyer, how you can make you don’t need to worry that your home is cheaper or you are making ready your cheap house for sale.         

Affordable House at Myrtle Beach       

Moreover, you can get a professional guideline to serve your purpose. Just click this link: www.boydteam.com

Give a blank slate like the look:                      

Try to focus on architectural detail such as wooden beams, hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves and mosaic-tile backsplashes make them as prominent as possible. Keep them clean, clutter-free, and the focal point of the room.

Paint your home uniquely:

A perfect touch of color can make your home look great. Color is great for changing the overall feel of a room. A little cost of your painting can exchange you with a big amount of dollars if you are to sell your home. The outdated home will be the updated one.

Pick the fluffy and gorgeous towel for display:                        

Display the towels you like, the gorgeous one makes your home look expensive. Choose something like a fancy hotel or spa. Crisp-white, fluffy towels can attract potential buyers or visitors.

Myrtle beach real estate

Throw out older pillows and replace new:

Changing your older throw pillow can be a great idea to bring a great look to your home. Throw the older one and buy bright fuller pillows.

Place Molding:     

This is the best trick to give your home a gorgeous look. If your wall's artworks are missing molding besides, consider placing them even if is single and simple-shaped. Adding molding to the baseboard, chair rail or ceiling can bring a huge change in appearance.

Hang art on the wall:   

Be creative since art and craft deserve creativity as you select the perfect piece of your choice. Consider the size according to your walls. The proper placement of artworks on your walls reflect being a home.

Create DYE-Built in structures:              

The key to making any piece –from bookshelves to kitchen cabinets look custom is to have them fit into your home perfectly. The way you can make is to fit them from floor to ceiling. A bookshelf that expands the entire wall will look your home gorgeous.  

Fix the older things:          

Things are not expensive though; you must check out if anything is outdated, fix it and get freshness everywhere. You will find your home a new look and your mind will blow along with the potential customer you want to attract.  

House for Sale at Myrtle Beach

Add visual space with a mirror:                               

Here you can make a positive trick with your potential buyer placing mirror intentionally. Your space will look larger than the actual one. Just place one or two sneaky glass to make it happen.   

Put extra things in the bookshelf together with books:

The idea could be a showcase of your creativity and trendiness. Put some photo albums, crafts or something else together with the books in your bookshelf, and don’t make it stuffy with huge collections of books. That will bring your home a great look.       

There are more ways you can make your home look great in your affordability. For more professional suggestions and guidelines contact our professional team at www.boydteam.com, to get your affordable home or make your cheap home for sale.     

 

Posted in BoydTeam Blog
Oct. 27, 2019

Single-Family-Home VS Condos

      

You are the smart ones as you prefer comparison while taking any decision and this is pretty normal behavior of a smart buyer. You tend to find your right home and checking out every possible source to end up getting the best result. You must compare, but one thing you have to remember that, without having the proper knowledge and enough experience it’s almost impossible to get the maximum result.             

Regardless, this is your first time or tenth, you need support while comparing between the two or among the many homes. Discuss with the best realtor, the one you trust, the one who belongs to the respective area where you are interested to buy your dream home. You will find the true natives, the one who knows every pros and cons of the Real Estates near Myrtle Beach. Just go through this link: www.boydteam.com.

Let’s compare today between a single-family-home and condos, for your maturity in the decision.  

     Single Family Home Myrtle Beach     

Single-family home:                                                   

If you are a freedom lover, if you need the maximum privacy, if you want your world free from any interference, your option is a single-family-home. You are the king here to rule, to customize your kingdom, nobody will bother you.      

This type of home is built in a single lot, with no shared walls. It may have a garage attached or detached. If you care about your family and privacy, it better for you to choose 3 bedrooms home near Myrtle Beach to enjoy the oceanfront heaven. You just need to go through this link: www.boydteam.com.  

You have your private front space and backyard that you can design in your own fashion. Pets are welcome as no restrictions are valid here against you. You will have more resell value than condos and townhomes.

The cons that you have to acknowledge as well are: you bear all the liabilities and responsibilities. The floors are yours, the walls are yours, and the roofing and plumbing are yours, so you are the one to take care of all of them. If there are any defects found, you are the one to mend and fix. You will not find somebody else to share your maintenance costs. 

Condos of Myrtle Beach

Condominium or ‘Condos’:     

Condominiums are a single unit within a larger building or community. This home type shares a wall or two with other units and generally come with homeowners association. They are popular in urban areas, especially where there are many shops and restaurants. Minimal responsibility is the beauty of this type. You share the building so you don’t worry about the whole building.        

The community and the association are out there to take care of the maintenance cost. The additional benefits of condos you may enjoy are: you may have access to the gym, lounge area, pools, and other amenities. In single-family-home you might not get these types of facilities you get in condos.         

On the other hand, in this option you have less privacy as you share the building; you have to be satisfied with limited freedom. You can’t rule over this territory because you are not the only one. There are restrictions you may face. You may not welcome your pets; you may have limited accessibility in some cases.  You can’t design your home however you want. The homeowners association restricts your freedom.              

After all, your needs and affordability define your decision. You know better which option fits your best. But the best guideline you get from our experienced team: www.boydteam.com.                

 

Posted in BoydTeam Blog
Oct. 15, 2019

How to Get Your Home Ready for Winter in 5 Steps

 

How to Get Your Home Ready for Winter in 5 Steps

It’s never a pleasant topic, but the changing of seasons always demands a bit of preparation. Of course, each season has its own highlights and pitfalls. One of winter’s highlights is the beauty of nature, but the drawbacks all revolve around unwanted water, ice, and snow inside and outside your home. Here’s how to get your home ready for winter in five steps.

 

Check on Your Furnace

Because you haven’t used your furnace since last winter, it may need a checkup before temperatures drop. Consider checking out your system — running it for a bit of time — before you need it this winter. It’s considerably more comfortable to schedule a furnace repair for summer or fall than to wait until the snow is three feet high. Sears recommends preventative furnace maintenance such as testing the thermostat, changing air filters, cleaning the heat exchanger, and ensuring your carbon monoxide detectors are functional.

 

Plan for a Fireplace Inspection (and Cleaning)

A dirty fireplace (and chimney) can result in a dangerous situation the first time you place a log on the hearth. As HomeAdvisor explains, creosote buildup can pose a fire hazard, but a lack of maintenance may also mean animals have moved into your chimney or flue. Since heating equipment is a leading cause of fires in the U.S., the National Fire Protection Association recommends yearly chimney checks. If you have a fireplace, consider having a professional inspect and clean it before starting the first fire of the season.

 

Cleaning Gutters and Checking the Roof

Mid-winter is the worst time to realize your gutters are full of leaves from autumn. Water begins to build up and snow can add extra weight that wears your home’s exterior down. Ideally, your gutters should allow the water to run freely through them — keeping moisture away from your home’s structure. A roof with debris on it is also unsafe, so before winter arrives, get out the ladder and check on everything up top.

Clean out the gutters, remove any debris from the roof, and check for any weak areas or spots where water may puddle. Avoiding ceiling leaks starts with ensuring your roof is watertight, something you can do long before the rainy season arrives.

 

Insulate Your Pipes

Depending on your local climate, your pipes may be at risk for freezing many times this winter. If a lack of water ruined last winter’s coziness for you, plan on insulating your pipes before temperatures drop. Plan on insulating pipes that run through unheated areas of (or below) your home. The Spruce recommends insulation materials such as:

      Strips of pipe wrap

      Foam pipe sleeves

      Faucet covers (for outdoor spigots)

      Insulation in wall spaces with pipes inside

You can also insulate hot water pipes to prevent heat dissipation and energy loss.

 

Address the Smaller Items That Add Up

That draft under the door, your outdated thermostat, a ceiling fan that only spins one way — these things can’t affect your winter heating costs, can they? In fact, all these energy seepages can cost you big on your winter utility bill. Addressing the smaller energy draws around your house can help reduce costs while keeping you warm this winter.

You can check for air leaks and DIY weather stripping to winterize your doors and windows in one afternoon. The range of stripping materials is almost mind-boggling, but that means there are plenty of options to suit every home. Swapping out that outdated thermostat is another smart option. Energy-saving thermostats cut the heat when you’re not home but can crank it up when you arrive (or right before you get home).

Another small but impactful step is to check your ceiling fan to ensure it’s in the right mode for winter. A ceiling fan that moves clockwise (at low speeds) creates an updraft that warms cold air. Plus, as Bob Vila highlights, this can save you up to 15 percent on heating bills.

 

By acting before winter hits, you’ll be warm and cozy in your home as the first snowflake (or torrential downpour) falls. Plus, you will know your house is as safe as possible going into one of the most dangerous times of the year.

Photo via Pixabay

 

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