There’s nothing quite like coming home for the holidays. It’s a time to reconnect with family and friends, reflect on the passing year and enjoy all of the sights, sounds and smells of the season.
With that in mind, here are a few quick and easy tips to make your home holiday ready, so you can enjoy the magic of the season with those who matter most.
Smells Like Home
Who doesn’t love the smell of apple cider? The sweetness of apples mixed with spicy cinnamon is the perfect blend to make your home smell just like the holidays feel – warm and inviting.
Tastes Like Home
When we think of the holidays, we instantly think of delicious goodies that seem to appear all month long. From homemade fudge to cookies and candies, the treats are endless.
Looks Like Home
Decorating for the holidays can quickly become an overwhelming and daunting task, but it doesn’t have to put you over the edge. Experts suggest to focus on filling your home with decorations that are meaningful to you: homemade stockings, ornaments from special people, or decorations you have collected during travel.
Feels Like Home
The quickest way to cozy up your home is by lighting a fire. The snap, crackle and pop of the flames will invite your guests to snuggle up and stay for a while. If a fireplace isn’t an option a few candles or some strands of holiday lights twinkling around your room will also do the trick.
Sounds Like Home
Finally, what says “home for the holidays” better than a house filled with your favorite holiday songs? Pull out those old classics and mix in a few new favorites for the finishing touch to creating a perfect holiday ambiance.
Remember that even though it’s a busy time of year, home sales continue to be strong. Many experts recommend that it may be beneficial to look at buying a home during this time of year with less active buyers in the market. Most people listing their homes at this time of year are highly motivated to sell. In addition with interest rates at record lows it’s certainly a great time to lock in those rates on your home purchase. If you already own your dream home, then it may be time to take a look at your current mortgage terms and talk to us about your refinance options to save you some money or use your equity to make improvements to your home.
From all of us here at SouthPoint Home Mortgage we wish you a peaceful, joyful holiday season!