Real Estate: Buy or Sell First?

When it comes to home buying, the ideal situation would be to find a new home, just as you receive an offer on your existing home. You would then be able to close concurrently and move into your new home a few days prior to closing on your previous home. This does happen more often…

DIY Projects to cool your home!!

Summer is a great time for some of our favorite activities, like hiking, swimming, relaxing at the beach, or just enjoying the outdoors.  But at times the heat of summer can become a bit uncomfortable…..especially in your home. Tackle these simple projects to make your home more comfortable for those times you are ready to…

Prep Your Home for Vacation

Before you head out the door to your favorite summer vacation spot, take a few minutes to run through this checklist and prep your home before you leave; it could make your return just a little bit sweeter. Light it up – the kitchen (usually in the rear of the home) is a favorite break-in…

Paint Like a Pro

Paint Perfection A fresh coat of paint is the fastest, most economical way to spruce up any room in your home. Here are some simple guidelines to help you achieve results that will make any professional painter envious. Pick your paint type – Water-soluble latex dries quickly, is easier to clean up, and emits fewer…

Planting your Garden

“No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden”. ~Hugh Johnson  It may seem like there is no end in sight to these cold days of winter but time passes quickly and spring will be here before you know it.  Now is the perfect time to do a bit…

Market Changes for 2013

With it looking like the real estate market is in recovery-mode, a lot of individuals are making the leap into buying or selling a home. The housing market is very different than it used to be; even as recently as six months ago. Read on to discover some of the ways it has changed since…

Dress up your Décor

Neutrals are safe, easy to decorate around, and lend themselves to any design theme.  Preferring a simple, neutral décor does not mean you are boring or dull!  You can show off your personality and sense of style by “dressing up” up a neutral room! A neutral is any color that stays in the background and…

Smells that Sell…

When selling your home, your home shouldn’t just look good, it should smell good as well. Every home has a “smell”…..so make sure your home has a good one. Homeowners are often coached to create pleasing aromas when potential buyers are paying a visit or an open house is scheduled. Recent research reports that simple smells are…

Time to De-Clutter

A brand new year has arrived, spring is just around the corner; it’s the perfect time to clean-out, clean-up, and get re-organized! Your bedroom closet is the perfect place to start. A cramped, chaotic closet can make your mornings very frustrating. Before you begin a closet remodel, evaluate your closet’s size and prioritize your storage…

Repair or Replace?

Frustrated by a leaky bathroom faucet? You have two easy options, either repair it or replace it. Both options are simple enough to do yourself; follow the steps below and stop that annoying drip once and for all! To Repair: (slightly easier than replacing) First, you need to determine the source of your leak; is…

Snow Shoveling Safety

Depending on where you live, a few snowflakes may have already fallen. Many people look forward to the first snow fall that elegantly drapes the trees and shrubs. After that initial glee wears off the reality of the situation will finally hit; now you have to shovel! We hope these snow shoveling tips will keep…

Ongoing Winter Home Maintenance

The holidays will come and go but we still have a few more months of winter to endure. Here are some tips for keeping your home in tip-top shape during the weather. These simple steps could help you navigate the next few months without home repair headaches!