Home Tips

Jan. 21, 2018

MY LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH ZILLOW.

 A few years ago, Zillow came onto the real estate scene and has given the old tried and true Realtor.com a run for its money.  Since that time, I have learned I have a love/hate relationship with Zillow.

The hate:  Buyers and Sellers LOVE “the Zestimate” ...

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Posted in Buying, Home Tips, Selling
Oct. 1, 2015

The Less Scary Way to Hoard

Show of hands; how many of you have been (slightly) traumatized by an episode of "Hoarders"? I definitely raised my hand! It's a thin line between holding on to something for future use or sentimental purposes and crazy lady with mountains of useless junk, right? Well, maybe not so ...

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Sept. 9, 2015

Homes Need Love Too

It's a huge accomplishment owning a home, not to mention a HUGE RESPONSIBILITY! You don't have to be a licensed contractor to properly take care of your home. Maintaining the "big ticket items" (like HVAC system, roof, and electrical) can almost be like a full-time job, but there ...

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Aug. 31, 2015

Clean Out That Clutter!!

It feels like the more we clean out our house, the more stuff we seem to accumulate. Whether it's out of necessity, sentimentality, or laziness, piles tend to multiply. To help you cut back on the junk, we've come up with a few tips on how to clean ...

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July 1, 2015

From Renting to Owning....and little help getting there.

I don't know about you folks but my money tree never sprouted in my backyard but if it has for any of you, please feel free to leave me some tips in the comment box :). For the rest of us though, we will have to work a little harder ...

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April 7, 2015

Reality TV Real Estate Vs. Real Life Real Estate

We've all seen them; reality shows about house hunting, renovations, and real estate companies have all but taken over our television screens. The free room makeovers done in a weekend, the perfect home in the dream neighborhood within budget, flipping a property and making BANK! If it all just ...

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Feb. 16, 2015

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter Weather

With the current arctic blast underway in our country, many areas are experiencing uncommonly cold weather. There's nothing quite like coming home from work expecting your home to be nice and warm but instead finding there's been a power outage or your heat has stopped working! Unfortunately, that ...

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Jan. 19, 2015

How to Live in a Staged Home

 

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Check out this awesome blog we found on Prepthishouse.com

So you've joined the bandwagon. You finally made the decision to sell. You've gone through deep cleaning, decluttering and home staging to make your home attractive and move-in ready. And just like what we always tell you ...

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Dec. 30, 2014

10 Interior Design Trends That Turn Off Home Buyers

Have you ever wondered, "What were they thinking?!" while watching a design show? CityBlast recently posted a list of the Top 10 Design Trends That Turn Off Buyers.

 

You want your home to look its best, and maybe you’ve been inspired by the interior design trends you’ve seen in ...

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