Tue, 14 May 2013 by Rose Anne Erickson Realty
It’s no secret that home buyers these days are spending as much time on Pinterest and watching marathons of their favorite design shows as they are looking for their new home in Columbus GA. Who can resist the wonder of a demolished kitchen raised into a state of the art chef’s dream right before their eyes?
Mon, 20 Feb 2012 by Rose Anne Erickson Realty
Whether you are relocating and shopping from afar or leaving your apartment for that great new home down the road start your search for new homes in Columbus, GA online! With knowledge and information at your fingertips, you can be an informed buyer before you ever walk through the door of a potential home. Here are a few tips about what to look for online to make your new home shopping experience a success.
1. What can you see? When using apps or Real Estate sites be sure they offer photos, videos or video tours to help you narrow down your search. These virtual views of potential homes are a major benefit to online home shopping. It sure beats the printed, black and white thumbnail photos sellers used to rely on to entice potential buyers. Check out some of the videos of new homes in Columbus, GA available with Rose Anne Erickson Realty like this Somerwood design in Sonoma Pointe.
2. Maps and More. Location may be one of the most important factors when searching for your new home. Perhaps you want to be in a certain school district, near a reputable medical facility or in a neighborhood with community amenities. Look for sites that provide maps and area descriptions as well as directions to the home or neighborhood. At homescomlumbusga.com you’ll find great road and aerial maps marked with communities featuring new homes in Columbus, GA. Once you choose a neighborhood, you’ll easily find links for Directions and information about the Local Area.
3. Help! Shopping online for your new home can be overwhelming if the right tools aren’t available. Being able to search by features like price, size and number of bedrooms and baths will help limit your search results but more than likely questions will still arise. Look for Live Chat, Request Information, or Online Concierge links like the ones you’ll find at Rose Anne Erickson Realty. If these features are available you can bet you’ll get feedback from a professional in a timely manner to help you find just what you need!
There are multiple sites available today to assist in your online new home search. We invite you to begin your online new home search with Rose Anne Erickson Realty! Visit us online at homescomlumbusga.com or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/homescolumbusga to learn more about new homes in Columbus, GA and special events.
Thu, 19 Jan 2012 by Rose Anne Erickson Realty
We use hands free technology daily. From our Bluetooth headset, to the wi-fi network in our favorite coffee shop we constantly connect using touchless technology. It’s time to bring this familiar technology home and introduce your family to the cleanliness and convenience it can add to your house.
Hands-free faucets are among the most popular and fastest growing of hands-free technology for the home. With a wide range of finishes and designs today you can find faucets for your bathrooms or kitchen in your new home in Phenix City, AL that is wall or sink-mounted. Prices range from around $150 to more than $1000.
Of course, what is a touchless faucet without an automatic soap dispenser? These gadgets can be purchased from almost any home goods or big box store now for a fairly reasonable price. Place it next to your sink and all you’re missing is a hands-free towel dispenser.
Speaking of which, can be neatly and discreetly mounted under your cabinets! That’s right. The CleanCut paper towel dispenser is one option that works with LED technology to instantly recognize your hand to dispense and cut the exact amount you need without waste. You can even use your paper towel brand of choice.
Automatic toilet flushing is another technology we’ve seen in public places for years but is now making its way into our homes. Most of the converter kits work by adding an infrared sensor to your toilet. They range from around $120 to upwards of $1200. You can also purchase simple foot pedal kits that can be easily installed and cost as little as $10.
Eliminate your traditional switches and visible light controls by installing touchless light switches and dimmers throughout your new home in Phenix City, AL. This revolutionary proximity sensing technology turns off or on with the wave of your hand or hold it still to dim. These kits start around $70.
New home intercom systems offer a sleek, updated design much different from those brass-plated wall units we remember from the 70’s. The new technology, like hands-free reply from any room, and personalized features of today’s systems makes this retro idea a practical solution for effective family communication in your new home in Phenix City, AL. Prices will vary on these systems depending on the size and features included.
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 by Rose Anne Erickson Realty
Are you searching for new homes in Columbus, GA? There’s an app for that! With today’s boom in mobile websites and smart phone apps, finding your new home may be easier than ever. Here are a few [FREE apps] we found particularly helpful and thought you may as well! Of course, you can always visit www.homescolumbusga.com to view the new home communities marketed by Rose Anne Erickson Realty in Columbus, GA and surrounding areas.
Zillow offers great real estate and mortgage apps. They are available on multiple platforms including iPhone, Android, iPad, Blackberry, & Windows Phone. You can use the app to search for homes while you’re driving through the area with built-in GPS technology or type in your search location, no matter where you are, to find new homes in Columbus, GA. Homes can be viewed by list or map and it’s easy to filter and sort your results based on what you’re looking for in your new home.
Realtor.com is another real estate app available on multiple platforms that puts all of the listings from Realtor.com at your finger tips, on the go! This app also uses GPS technology to allow you to find homes nearby or use the “area scout” feature to show an updated list of homes matching your search as you drive. However, if you’re searching for your new homes in Columbus, GA from out of town, you can still use the traditional search to enter your desired location or even highlight an area on the map to find homes for sale!
AroundMe is not a real estate app but is a must have when on the hunt for your new home! Whether you’ve just toured a home you think may be the one or you are narrowing down your choices between two communities, use AroundMe to see how far you would be from banks, restaurants, gas stations, hospitals, supermarkets and more. After all, you are not just looking for new homes in Columbus, GA; you’re finding a new community! This app is available for iPhone and in the Android Market.
GreatSchools Finder is another non-real estate app that is a must have when considering a new home. Just enter the city, state or zip or School Name to search. Then you can filter your search. You will find reviews, ratings, test scores, enrollment size, information about the district and more. You can search and compare schools based on your current location as well. GreatSchools includes public & private schools as well as public charter schools. Unfortunately this app is only available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Check out these apps to making finding new homes in Columbus, GA easier and remember, when you have questions or need expert advice, Rose Anne Erickson Realty is there!