Karen Borden - North Alabama Real Estate Professional

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams
You just became a homeowner—congratulations! In between the oh-my-gosh-I-have-a-mortgage feeling and the pile of empty pizza boxes (you have yet to unpack your cookware), you may be making a mental list of all the things you’re going to do to make your home your home—projects you plan to knock ou...
There’s much more to owning a dog than gaining a cuddly companion. According to one study, dogs enhance our overall well-being, providing a range of emotional, behavioral and physical benefits for their humans.But can dogs really make us better people? Yes, say 93 percent of dog owners who respon...
There are three words no homeowner wants to hear in winter: “The heat’s out.” That’s exactly what can happen if you don’t maintain your heating system, say the experts at the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). To ensure that doesn’t happen, AHRI’s experts recommend the...
Hosting family or friends for a few days? Make them feel welcome and comfortable with these nine tips: Add fresh flowers and other thoughtful touches. A small bunch of flowers in a vase on the nightstand goes a long way to make guests feel welcome. Add a magazine or two and a carafe of water with...
Homes can cost a lot of money to maintain. Are you spending extra money unnecessarily on the upkeep of your home? Here are 10 of the most expensive mistakes you might be making. 1. Using Traditional Light bulbsIf you still have incandescent light bulbs in your home, you could be throwing a lot of...
The internet provides us with access to seemingly limitless information, often with the risk of compromising the security of our personal information. Here are seven practical ways to protect your personal data from a cyberspace attack. 1. Be Safe on Social MediaBe vigilant about what you post on...
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,...

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