Archives for July 2016
Members Mix & Mingle Trivia Night at EncanterraÂ®
5:00pm â€“ 8:00pm
You won’t want to miss the next Member Mix & Mingle! There will be food and drink specials along with Team Trivia from 6:00pm – 8:00pm! This is a fun way to meet new neighbors and reconnect with old friends!
5:00pm – Happy Hour Starts
6:00pm – Team Trivia Begins
8:00pm – Event Concludes
Please register on MEL so that they may plan accordingly. Have fun!
Recipe | Italian Spaghetti from Sherry + Dave B. on Azafran Trail at EncanterraÂ®
Sherry has been making this recipe for her husband for almost 45 years. It’s a Betty Crocker favorite and comes from the cookbook they received as a wedding gift. Their cookbook is falling apart at the seams and their family loves gathering together for this meal. This recipe produces a thick and flavorful sauce that everyone loves!
2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 green pepper, finely chopped
2 cans tomato sauce
2 cans tomato paste
1 can pitted ripe olives, drained and sliced
2 packets of Italian style spaghetti sauce mix
3 cups water
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 teaspoon oregano leaves
2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
1 bay leaf, crumbled
16 ounces of Italian-style spaghetti
Cook and stir ground beef, onion and green pepper until meat is brown and onion is tender. Stir in remaining ingredients except spaghetti. Cover; simmer for 1.5 hours, stirring sauce occasionally. Cook spaghetti as directed.
How to Get the Most Money for Your House
Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible.
1. Price it a LITTLE LOW
This may seem counterintuitive. However, letâ€™s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER market value will leave them room for negotiation. In actuality, this just dramatically lessens the demand for your house. (see chart below)
Instead of the seller trying to â€˜winâ€™ the negotiation with one buyer, they should price it so that demand for the home is maximized. In that way, the seller will not be fighting with a buyer over the price, but instead will have multiple buyers fighting with each other over the house.
Realtor.com, recently gave this advice:
â€œAim to price your property at or just slightly below the going rate. Todayâ€™s buyers are highly informed, so if they sense theyâ€™re getting a deal, theyâ€™re likely to bid up a property thatâ€™s slightly underpriced, especially in areas with low inventory.â€
2. Use a Real Estate Professional
This too may seem counterintuitive. The seller may think they would net more money if they didnâ€™t have to pay a real estate commission. With this being said, studies have shown that homes typically sell for more money when handled by a real estate professional.
Research posted by the Economistsâ€™ Outlook Blog revealed that:
â€œThe median selling price for all FSBO homes was $210,000 last year. When the buyer knew the seller in FSBO sales, the number sinks to the median selling price of $151,900. However, homes that were sold with the assistance of an agent had a median selling price of $249,000 â€“ nearly $40,000 more for the typical home sale.â€
Price your house at or slightly below the current market value and hire a professional in order to guarantee that you maximize the price you get for your house.
Beautiful Tarragona plan @ EncanterraÂ®