Karen Borden - North Alabama Real Estate Professional

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams
Weekend-in and weekend-out, we’ve spent our summer keeping up with lawn care. No wonder most of us let it fall by the wayside come the change of season! The fact is, neglecting your lawn in fall can undo all of that hard work from summer. According to Bryan Ostlund, executive director of Grass Se...
Downsizing your home can provide you and your loved ones with some amazing benefits over the years. In addition to lower energy bills, keeping a smaller home clean and tidy takes just a fraction of the time. If you are planning on moving to a smaller place in the near future, then read ahead for ...
Most house remodels occur in spring and summer, when the weather is unlikely to derail a project—but according to one expert, another season is just as ideal for remodels: fall.Why fall? Dan Fritschen, product manager at RemodelOrMove.com and author of six books on home remodeling, lists three re...
Painting inside your home can be a challenge in summer, especially if you’re a parent with children home from school. Back-to-school season is a better time for do-it-yourself paint projects, says Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert with the Paint Quality Institute. “With kids out of the house,...
Fall is one of the best times of year to knock out some home improvement projects, especially ones you may have been putting off. Vicki Payne, host of the television program “For Your Home with Vicki Payne,” says fall is also ideal for maintenance before colder temperatures set in. “With cooler f...
When selling your home, it pays to touch up the paint. The higher perceived value of a maintained home is well-documented, and there's no easier (or more economical) way to give the impression than with some fresh paint. Before placing your home on the market, complete these 10 touch-ups: 1. If y...
Relocating to a new state offers the opportunity to start fresh and experience a life you may not have otherwise planned. But, like anything new, moving can present its own unique challenges, from organizing what to bring and discard, to deciding where to enroll the kids in school, to ensuring ev...
Unless you’re a seasoned real estate buyer and seller, the typical listing presentation can often leave you overwhelmed and dumbstruck. But to really make the right choice when choosing an agent to represent your home, it’s critical that you become an active participant in the listing presentatio...
Homebuyers traditionally face competition at the height of real estate season. Now, with market indicators reaching record post-recession milestones, competition is stiffer than ever. To gain an edge as a buyer, real estate professionals advise: Getting Pre-Approved – Getting pre-approved for fin...
Growing concerns about bug-borne illnesses and overexposure to harmful rays have boosted the appeal of the screened porch, which offers a protected, front-row seat to nature.Before air conditioning became widespread, the screened porch was considered a necessity in many areas as a respite from in...

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