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Home Sale Stoppers

by Terri Lynne McNaughton Team

Unintentional neglects are real sales stoppers. 

Sometimes, after spending many comforting years in their homes, sentimental and subjective sellers overlook potential home sale stoppers. Points of neglect by the seller, such as stains on the ceilings, drains that run slowly or walls which show signs of pipe leaks, are all red flags to buyers. The seller who have lived with these malfunctions can let their emotional attachment overshadow their practical judgment. Beware! These problems become deferred maintenance nightmares to potential buyers.

Also, make these improvements before you sell:

Clean up and remove clutter

A new coat of paint, new carpeting, freshly manicured landscaping, updated fixtures, windows, doors and other touches can put your home in the best light.


Add Value to Your Home!

by Terri Lynne McNaughton Team

Whether you're building or remodeling, it's the extras that can add considerably to your enjoyment as well as the resale value of your home. According to a survey of consumer preferences by the National Association of Home Builders, here are the amenities that homeowners want most:

Double sink in the kitchen

Walk-in Pantry

Island work area in the Kitchen

Built-in Microwave Oven

Home Office


Walk-in his and hers closets

Linen closet in the bathroom

Separate shower enclosure

Private toilet compartment

Dressing/Make up area

Laundry room near kitchen or bedroom

Exterior Lighting

Deck/patio at the rear of the house

Built-in sprinkler system

Front porch


Savings on Home Energy Costs

by Terri Lynne McNaughton Team
According to the Department of Energy, electricity for heating and cooling cost the average family $1,500 per year.  That cost is expected to climb to  $1,640 during the next five years fueling families to consider "zero-energy homes", a highly energy -efficient design meant to produce as much electricity as it uses.  The Federal Energy Policy Act provides a tax credit of up to 30 percent of the system's cost (to a maximum of $2,000) when purchasing a new home with solar equipment. The credit is part of a nationwide initiative to reduce home energy consumption 70 percent by year 2020

Home Selling Tips

by Terri Lynne McNaughton Team
Home sellers spend a lot of time and money on the interior of their homes and tend to forget the part everyone sees. the first impression the potential buyer is going to have of your home is the exterior. the big three exterior concerns are the roof, windows and paint. Check the roof to see if the shingles are warped or curling. If they are you will need to decide if they can be repaired or if a replacement is needed. Do all the windows open and close easily? Are there signs of leaking? Does the exterior paint have cracks, blisters or wrinkles? Maybe a power washing and a little touch up can bring it back to life. Remember, no one buying a home wants to spend the first six months replacing a roof, windows, and repainting.

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Contact Information

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Don McNaughton
McNaughton Real Estate
4299 W. Persimmon
Fayetteville AR 72704
Fax: 479-442-0948