Monday, June 18, 2018

Make the Front Porch a Selling Point

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

The front porch is making a comeback. And more builders are adding them back into new home designs.

The front porch was once a mainstay in home designs in the early 1900s. But over the years it has gotten swapped out for those street-facing garages. Also, homeowners sought more privacy and started favoring decks in their backyards than expansive front porches facing their neighbors.

Now, we’re seeing those iconic front porches coming back.

And the younger generation is bringing a different spin to this idea of “porching.” There’s this growing movement called “Porchfest.” This is where neighborhoods across the country are holding events, like music festivals or even a speaker series, right from homeowners’ front porches.

So if the listing you’re staging has a front porch, make sure to take advantage. Add some rocking chairs, a porch swing, or outdoor furniture–complete with cushions and pillows–to show it off as a place to sip lemonade, relax, and mingle with neighbors on a warm summer day.

Look at how some of these designers on Houzz used the front porch to boost a home’s curb appeal.



from Styled, Staged & Sold http://styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org/2018/06/18/make-the-front-porch-a-selling-point/

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Lightyear, Potential Lovell Minnick-Led PE Consortium Most Likely Buyers Of Cetera



from FA News https://www.fa-mag.com/news/lightyear--potential-lovell-minnick-led-pe-consortium-most-likely-buyers-of-cetera-39268.html

Tax Law Benefits Clients With Special Needs Children



from FA News https://www.fa-mag.com/news/tax-law-benefits-clients-with-special-needs-children-39266.html

VanEck Files For Video Gaming And eSports ETF

VanEck has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an exchange-traded fund that would invest in companies involved in video gaming and eSports, otherwise known as electronic sports.

from FA News https://www.fa-mag.com/news/vaneck-files-for-video-gaming-and-esports-etf-39270.html

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Morgan Stanley Sees Quarterly Bond Revenue Well Above $1 Billion



from FA News https://www.fa-mag.com/news/morgan-stanley-sees-quarterly-bond-revenue-well-above--1-billion-39169.html

Will The FPA Sue The SEC Over Its Best-Interest Rule?



from FA News https://www.fa-mag.com/news/how-far-will-the-fpa-go-in-challenging-sec-best-interest-rule-39165.html

Merrill To Pay $15.7 Million For Duping Mortgage Bond Customers



from FA News https://www.fa-mag.com/news/merrill-to-pay--15-7-million-for-duping-mortgage-bond-customers-39161.html