Karen Borden - North Alabama Real Estate Professional

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams
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...
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...
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...
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...
 Whether this winter proves mild or severe, colder temperatures can often cause major damage to your property. To avoid potential repairs come springtime, take the time now to carry out these 10 winterization steps.1. Insulate – Proper insulation is essential to keeping heat in and cold out of yo...
(BPT) - For nearly 74 million homeowners, a new fall tradition has emerged: home improvement. According to a recent Metrostudy Residential Remodeling Index, several factors point to a rise in home improvement projects this season. Energy-Efficiency – With colder weather on the horizon, homeowners...
Near or far, there’s no shortage of challenges when it comes to moving. Between organizing an entire household, changing addresses and vetting out movers, relocating to a new home can be more hectic than happy. And the biggest stressor of all? Packing.To help alleviate some of that stress, we’ve ...
As the spring home-buying season approaches, now’s the time to make sure you have everything in order so that you can hit the ground running once the warm weather arrives. To ensure the process is as simple and painless as possible, take the following advice to heart as you search for your new ho...
If the New Year has you itching to remodel, but the budget just won’t allow it, these inexpensive fixes from Better Homes & Gardens Magazine may help give you the look and efficiency you want with price tags of  under $150:Shelving for extra storage – Take advantage of small, unclaimed wall or co...
If your house is on the market this holiday season, you may notice a slowdown in foot traffic among prospective buyers as holiday parties—and other activities—clutter their calendar. Rather than becoming discouraged, take the time to make sure your home is prepared for the uptick in activity as ...

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