Karen Borden - North Alabama Real Estate Professional

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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,...
09/21/2016
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...
09/15/2016
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...
08/17/2016
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...
08/11/2016
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...
08/03/2016
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...
07/29/2016
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...
06/23/2016
If you're considering putting your home on the market, don't neglect your outdoor space while making improvements indoors as well. Your home's exterior and the backyard are important in drawing the eyes of potential buyers and making your home as appealing as possible. Here are some modern trends...
06/15/2016
Improving the look and functionality of your home goes a long way toward boosting its value. But what types of renovation are today’s buyers looking for?If you are thinking of remodeling, a national survey by Consumer Reports reveals the most sought-after amenities: Kitchens top the list – Buyers...
06/08/2016
Spring may be the “season of clean” at home, but it’s also an ideal time to organize your finances and commit to long-term financial stability, says Corey Carlisle, executive director of the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation.“The arrival of spring motivates people to renew their surro...
04/15/2016
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