This is a topic nobody wants to talk about. Including me. But it is a fact of home ownership, so let’s just face this head on. Nobody wants them in their home. This time of year is a perfect time to discuss Pest Control Basics. Not only can they be unsanitary, some pests can actually […]Read More Pest Control Basics for Home Owners
In preparation for warmer summer days, spring is the perfect time to have your air conditioner serviced. With regular service, air conditioning units can continue to function in the most efficient and effective way possible. Neglected units are more costly to run and deliver poorer air-cooling quality. Several components of your air conditioning unit are […]Read More Service Your Air Conditioner
Summer is a great time to invest in outdoor upgrades and indoor options that make your home appealing to buyers. After months indoors, home buyers respond quickly to outdoor amenities when scoping out homes to buy. Creating outdoor living areas and highlighting outdoor views give potential new owners the impression of both expanded space and […]Read More Creating Summer Buyer Attraction
Spring is just around the corner, and the lure of a new home has you thinking about putting yours on the market. Your neighbor added a new bathroom last year, and you’re wondering if you should upgrade yours before you sell. Logically, a new bathroom should increase the value of your home, right? From 2006 […]Read More Will a Bath Remodel Increase Home Value?
Are you thinking about buying a fixer-upper? Or maybe you’re finally ready to move forward with a home remodeling project? Whatever your plans, it’s good to know what to expect before you begin. Home remodeling projects can be complex and sometimes its seems the end is never in sight. But if you go into the […]Read More Understanding the Stages of Remodeling
What is remodeling hell? Could you be heading there and not even know it? Whether you’re remodeling to sell or renovating to make your place your dream home, there are two faces to the enemy of your plans: time scope creep and budget scope creep. Both of these can put you into remodeling hell! Either […]Read More Don’t Enter Remodeling Hell
Maybe you have dreams of buying a new home but aren’t sure you can swing it financially. Perhaps you have visions of turning an otherwise shabby home into something from your dreams. Or maybe you’ve found a house that’s in the perfect neighborhood and is the perfect size but needs a little love. There are […]Read More Are You Ready for a Fixer Upper?
Have you been thinking about selling your fixer upper? Perhaps you’ve been hesitant to get started – selling a home can be a daunting task, let alone one that needs obvious work. Perhaps you’ve got an outdated kitchen, a closed-off floor plan or a bathroom that hasn’t been updated since 1932. But don’t worry! While […]Read More How To Sell Your Fixer Upper
As the weather chills, snow falls and socializing moves indoors, what could be more inviting than a warm cup of cocoa in front of a bright crackling fire? If your new home has a wood fireplace, here are some basics on fireplace care. Hire a chimney sweep Not just characters in Mary Poppins tales, chimney […]Read More Lighting a Fire in Your New Fireplace
Winter weather is on its way! Now is the time to get the jump on cold weather and winterize your home. Whether you are selling your home or you are a new homeowner, it is a good idea to keep these things in mind: Clean your gutters During the summer, and especially the fall, your […]Read More Preparing Your Home for Winter