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By Jason Gelios REALTOR®️/Author
According to REALTOR®️ magazine, these ten trends have not only died but they are horrifying!
Round beds were a trend that never stuck around for long. They can make a room feel awkward.
Vertical blinds can make a room seem outdated. A better option is curtains or even leaving the window or doorwall
bare to let natural light in.
Wallpaper may be coming back in small accent spaces but it surely has died out when it comes to borders. Not only can it seem outdated, it can be a major turn off for home buyers.
I never understood the fake fruit as decoration trend. Anytime I saw iit displayed it was usually dusty and faded. There are better options to showcase your space.
Wood paneling is seen in a lot of older homes especially in basements. A quick fix to this would be to paint it a lighter color. Removing it would be a better option.
Hollywood vanity lights
Big round bulbs that stick out of a fixture were somehow a big thing for a little while. You can update a light fixture fairly cheap these days.
Floral and ruffle designs
Comforters and curtains with floral designs all over it are in need of a huge update. Floral designs scream old and dated.
While popcorn ceilings are somewhat easy to scrape you want to make sure it does not contain asbestos. Once you get the clear, scrape and return the ceiling to it’s smooth original surface.
Inspirational quote art
Quotes that are affixed to the wall and/or above doorways is a thing of the past. Many home buyers have been known to be turned off by these words to live by.
Toilet seat covers
Probably the worst offender on this list is toulet seat covers. You see these in older homes and they are usually plush. Experts say they should be tossed. Just make sure the toilet sear lid looks nice and clean.
These are the ten home trends that are horrifying to the majority of home buyers and the general public.
Share your comments on these trends Do you have any of these in your home?
By Jason Gelios REALTOR®️
Slow to submit the offer
Taking too much time to get your offer over can slow your mortgage process down. TIme is always of the essence when submitting an offer and getting the accepted offer over to the lender.
Not signing mortgage disclosures
When you apply for a mortgage the lender will send you disclosures that need to be signed due to the nature of your information. Not signing these can delay your process.
Lender is not efficient
Making sure you choose the right lender that has effecient processes in place can slow down the process. Make sure the lender you choose has processes in place for a fster process.
Taking your time scheduling inspection
Most home inspections have to be scheduled within 7 days. Taking too much time to schedule this can stall you moving to the next step.
Appraisal is ordered slowly
The mortgage process can be delayed if the lender waited too long to order the appraisal or the buyer did not get the necessary info over to the lender to get it ordered.
Buying ‘stuff’ on credit during the process
If the debt to income is high for the applicant and a large purchase pushes that number even higher, that can cause issues with the lenders underwriter. This may also cause the applicant to no longer be approved for the loan.
Cash Deposits in bank account
Putting large cash deposits into a bank account can require an explanation from the applicant. During the mortgage process these things are monitored.
Expired drivers license or ID
Expired ID’s and licenses can cause a delay in closing due to requirelments stating these have to be current. While this is probably rare, it can happen.
Jason Gelios is a Husband and Father. After that, a Top Producing REALTOR®, Author of the book Think like a REALTOR®, Creator of The AskJasonGelios Real Estate Show and an Expert Media contributor.