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Got Stuff? - 01/30/10 12:01 PM
No matter how much space my clients may have in their homes, they always seem to need just a little more. That's why I recommend maximizing your closet space with shelving or other organizers. Then once you've created this extra space, you can start deciding which items are worth keeping and which are not. While it's never easy to part with our stuff, the fact of the matter is if you haven't used the item in six months or more, it's likely better served in someone else's possession. With just a little bit of effort, you can free up more space (0 comments)
Steel Doors - 01/29/10 09:40 AM
Like the gates of a kingdom, the front entrance to your home welcomes your guests in the manner that reflects your hospitality. A striking first impression such as steel doors or dramatic archways provide an elegance lacking in more traditional entrances. Also, reinforcing your home's entrance is a smart way to ensure the safety of your property. I'd love to discuss additional steps you can take to turn your home into a palace. Call or email me today! (0 comments)
Color Wheel - 01/28/10 10:35 AM
When it comes to designing rooms in your home, choosing colors that complement rather than compete is essential to striking the right stylistic balance. The color wheel is a tool used by professional designers to assure that colors work well together before committing one square inch of your home to those colors. As the name implies, the color wheel includes three concentric rings: the inner ring includes primary color, the second ring has secondary colors, and the third ring tertiary colors. Choosing adjacent colors from the wheel will create a harmonious effect, while choosing colors opposite each other will create a (0 comments)
Sheet Rock - 01/27/10 04:31 AM
Although sheet rock remains a popular choice for homeowners, the nuisance of so-called "nail pops" is often frustrating for many. When one does occur, make sure to remove the nail completely and replace it with a wooden screw. Because the "nail pop" is a sign of weakness in the wall, be prepared to fix a few more in the same area. Once you've finished, however, you can simply patch up the holes with drywall and likely never worry about it again.Don't let the day-to-day frustrations of your property ruin your experience as a homeowner! Call or email me today so we (6 comments)
Motion Sensors - 01/26/10 02:22 PM
Although the idea of having lights in our homes that turn on and off whenever someone enters or leaves the room once may have seemed like something out of science fiction, today that technology has become more commonplace in newer homes. With the introduction of motion sensors, not only do homeowners have the luxury of not worrying about tripping in the dark, they also have a better grasp of the energy costs as well. Best of all, motion-sensor lighting is available at most home improvement stores.Are your ready to turn your house into a 21st-century home? If so, call or email (0 comments)
Kitchen - 01/25/10 10:12 AM
Considering the kitchen has become the centerpiece of American domestic life, many homeowners are eager to completely overhaul their existing kitchen setup. However, before investing the necessary time and money into such a task, it's important to consider such factors as lighting placement, especially near any food preparation areas. Also, the ease with which your kitchen surfaces can be cleaned is an important factor, considering the typical mess that occurs in every kitchen. By making the right choices, you can transform your kitchen into one of the most useful rooms in your home. Call or email me today with any questions (2 comments)
Caulking - 01/24/10 01:16 PM
For the more adventurous homeowner looking to make some improvements to the property, there are several types of caulks and sealants for a variety of applications. While latex and acrylic caulks are useful for smaller repairs, silicone caulk is the most durable as long as there's no painting involved. However, if you're planning on patching up your driveway or roof, there's no better solution than asphalt caulk. If you have any real estate questions, feel free to call or email us today! (1 comments)
Energy Efficient Windows - 01/19/10 08:21 PM
While most homeowners complain about the high costs of utilities, high winter heating and summer cooling bills are sometimes a result of poor window insulation more than any other cause. If you'd like to keep the temperature of your house comfortable as well as save money on your energy expenses, you should consult a window dealer. They can recommend the best way to enhance your home's value and conserve energy at the same time.In the meantime, if I can assist with any other of your homeowner needs, call or email me and let's work together on making your home more energy (1 comments)
Deadbolts - 01/18/10 07:03 PM
When it comes to keeping your home protected, the most obvious way is to secure your doors with a quality deadbolt. Home security professionals overwhelmingly prefer deadbolts to other types of locks, simply because deadbolts are harder to bypass. When choosing a deadbolt, look for a lock with a full one-inch bolt, as well as a reinforced strike plate with long mounting screws for strength and durability. Although these remedies are not cheap, there certainly can be no price put on the safety and protection of your home. If you'd like to discuss ways to further protect your property, call or (0 comments)
What's It Worth? - 01/17/10 03:29 PM
Considering all the changes that have recently occurred in the marketplace, you may want to take the opportunity to assess the value of your home. One of the easiest ways to do this is to get a comparative market analysis detailing your home's value based on recent sales in your area. This tool will provide you with a more accurate idea of any accumulated equity, as well as if perhaps you should consider selling the property altogether.Call or email me and I'd be happy to go over the details with you. Otherwise, please keep me in mind for any of your (1 comments)
Pressing Your Luck - 01/16/10 08:45 PM
Finding the home that best meets your needs is never easy. In life and real estate, one must be prepared for when the right opportunity comes along. Some may call this luck, but in my opinion, it's the only way I know to make sure that, year in and year out, my clients are satisfied with their homes. I know you have many choices when it comes to choosing a real estate professional, which is why I welcome the opportunity to serve you or anyone you know who may be looking to buy or sell real estate. Call or email me (0 comments)
Market Update - 01/15/10 10:00 AM
Because of the ever-changing nature of the real estate market, it's imperative that my clients have the most up-to-date information available. Far too often both buyers & sellers miss out on a golden opportunity simply because they didn't have access to up-to-the-minute market data.As your real estate professional, I strive to keep my clients aware of developments in the marketplace that may fit their criteria. Call or email me to find out how we can help you keep on top of the latest market listings. (0 comments)
Good Home - 01/14/10 08:52 AM
You may not know it, but the beauty of the real estate market is that both buyers and sellers are working towards a common goal: getting the home that best suits their needs. Oftentimes, my clients overlook that simple fact and end up losing the position they've worked so hard to earn.If you know anyone buying or selling real estate, we should talk. I'm confident that I can help them achieve their goals! Have them call or email me so we can get started! (0 comments)
Fire - 01/11/10 06:53 PM
Believe it or not, most homeowners do not have an evacuation plan for their home in the event of a fire. While it may not be the most pleasant subject to consider, it's imperative that you outline a plan before you and your family become another statistic. If you have any questions about safeguarding your home against a fire or any other real estate advice, feel free to call or email me. We're here to help you! (1 comments)
Formal Living Rooms - 01/10/10 02:31 PM
A recent study from a well-known homebuilders association found that most buyers are willing to consider homes without a formal living room. That's probably because the popularity of other rooms such as the den or family room has rendered the formal living room impractical. Instead most buyers would prefer a larger family room or even expanding the kitchen and dining areas. If you're thinking about remodeling or moving into another home entirely, please call or email me and I can help you get started! (1 comments)
Fiber Cement Siding - 01/09/10 12:50 PM
Many of my clients are always on the lookout for new products in home improvement, and recently they've become excited over a new brand of finish more commonly known as fiber-cement siding. While it resembles high-quality wood siding, fiber-cement siding is made from a combination of cement and cellulose fiber, which is extremely beneficial in adverse weather, especially the more humid climates.If you would like some more information on how this and other improvements can enhance the value of your property, call or email me today. Your home is my business! (0 comments)
Your Neighborhood Specialist - 01/08/10 09:50 AM
In your search for your next home, you will need someone who knows the prospective area inside and out, someone who will not only find you the best property for your needs, but the best neighborhood as well. That's where I come in: I can provide you with information concerning recent sales in the area, tax assessments and other data that will inform your real estate decisions. So rest assured that as long as you're in the market, I'm committed to being your neighborhood specialist. Call or email me and I can answer any questions you may have (0 comments)
Are You Ready? - 01/03/10 12:12 PM
Hiring a real estate agent to represent you in your purchase of a home might be the most important step you take during the transaction. You've expressed interest in purchasing a foreclosure. While you can certainly get a good deal when you buy one of these homes, the process can sometimes be complex, time-consuming and frustrating. I can help alleviate much of the frustration. Whether you want to buy a pre-foreclosure, an auction, an REO (a property owned by a lender) or a HUD home, I can provide guidance throughout the process. I'm attuned to the market and I can help (1 comments)
Buying A Foreclosed Property - 01/02/10 05:01 AM
In some ways, buying a foreclosed property is similar to purchasing a more traditional home. In other ways, it's very different. In either case, you should be working with a professional REALTOR® such as myself from the start. I can assist you every step of the way, from finding the right mortgage to finding the right home and getting the right deal. You should first get preapproved for a mortgage. This will not only determine how much you can afford to pay, but it will give you a competitive advantage when you begin making offers. Then decide what you're looking for (3 comments)
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