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Are you thinking about investing in a home improvement project?  Are you not sure which project to go with?   Sometimes understanding how remodeling affects your home's value can help you choo…
Most everyone knows the basic to DIY painting the house.  They know that it’s important to use drop cloths, painters tape and stir paint thoroughly. But did you know that a golf ball can help …
A letter of intent is a common way to express your intentions to purchase a property without having to write a formal, legal binding contract. The letter of intent is presented to a seller in …
Is your fireplace looking a little drab and needs an uplift? Painting over bricks can give a whole new look for your home's living room.  In addition,  shiplap paneling above this fireplace ble…
All across the United States, there are millions of people looking to a buy home - either now or in the future.  Over the last few years, lower interest rates have come along, making it more af…
Knowing exactly what to invest in when dealing with real estate transactions will determine a good or bad deal. When a good deal is made, it means that the seller, buyer and agent all walk awa…
In an ideal world, your home would sell the same week that it is listed on the local real estate market, but this is not an ideal world. The question arises, "how do I ensure that my home is co…
Our furry friends are parts of our family.  Were you aware of all of the potential dangerous plants in a garden for you dog?  Roughly 5 percent of calls made to the organization’s Animal Poiso…
Now a days the ceiling is the 5th wall that everyone is looking to add some interest to.  When we look up  why shouldn’t we give the 5th wall the same amount of attention as the other wall?. W…

Organize Your Closet

  Many of us stash brooms, batteries, and tools separately. Here is a way to converted a coat closet that was a catchall for useless stuff into a central location for home maintenance item…
At some point as you're writing out your rent check, you get to the point where you look at the amount and think to yourself - at this rate, I could BUY a house. If you're fed up with paying r…
Painting your house is one of the most satisfying projects.  You look at it everyday when you come home from a long day and man does it look good.  But when the price tag to re-paint your home…
If you prefer a home that is unique and has character, you probably are giving some thought to buying an older home. Before buying, it's a good idea to carefully evaluate the pros and cons of …
Some people hate hand-me-downs; others like things with a history. When we are talking about a home, there's something about a house that has never been touched that attracts many people.  For…
Thinking about starting the process of buying a home but not sure what to expect? Here's a question a lot of people are curious about: How long does it really take to buy a home? A general…
This is the season for new homes! However with a new home does come packing your stuff and moving in.  And after all these decisions, there's one last one: Hire movers or do it yourself?  As yo…
As Spring is in full swing here are a few things you'll want to "Spring Clean" this season! Inside <br> • Wash windows inside and out on a cloudy day to avoid streaking <br> • Power wash…
Back before the housing market crash in the early 2000's it was easy to buy a house with no money down as “zero down mortgages” and “100 percent financing home loans” were the primary driver of…
The color of 2018 is Violet!  Purple is the color that occurs the least in nature but it has forever been a symbol of royalty.  Bringing some of this hue into your home can be as simple as  a …
Under the sink often turns into a dumping ground for toiletries, hair products, and bathroom cleaning supplies.  This cluttered space can make mornings a bit chaotic when you can’t find any of …
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