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A Great Recipe for the 4th! - 06/29/12 09:04 AM
The 4th of July is right around the corner and I am sure many of you are having parties, or going to a party. There are so many fun activities that surround this holiday, parades, sparklers, cookouts, fireworks, smores, etc. You really cannot go wrong on this day! So why not impress your guests or hosts with this easy to make cake for the 4th! Here is the recipe:
Cake: 3/4 cup sour cream 4 eggs 1 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 3 teaspoons baking powder pinch salt zest of 1 (0 comments)
What to Look for in a Home Inspector - 06/20/12 08:45 AM
Whether you are buying or selling a home at some point you will be dealing with a home inspector. Just like with any profession there are good home inspectors and then there are not so good home inspectors. Typically your real estate agent you are working with has some references for you to choose from. But just in case they don’t, or you want to know more about home inspection here are some of our suggestions to finding a great home inspector. -First and foremost your inspector needs a license. Here in Wisconsin it is required you have a license to (3 comments)
Selling Your Home- Part 3 - 06/18/12 10:45 AM
Today we are back with our last 3 tips on selling your home, #3- Staging This tip can be tricky since most sellers are still living in their property, but this is also a very important tip. Just like with de-cluttering, buyers need to see the potential of the space in each room. If you have a ton of furniture in one living room, the buyers may think the space is small and be turned off by it. We know you love your over sized chair, but do you love it more than a good offer on your home? There are (1 comments)
Selling Your Home- Part 2 - 06/15/12 08:19 AM
Today we are back with some more tips for selling your home. #7- Front Doors This is the biggest first impression to a buyer, besides the yard and driveway. Does your door need a fresh coat of paint? Could your screen door benefit from a new screen installed? Other tips for sprucing this area up is to get a new welcome mat, maybe put some nice potted plants out if room allows. Clean all the cobwebs off the corners of the door, and sweep up any leaves or debris off the porch or surrounding area. #6- Lighting The way your (0 comments)
Selling Your Home- Part 1 - 06/11/12 08:53 AM
Are you thinking about selling your home, or are you being relocated and you need to sell your home? Even if you are happy in your home, some of these suggestions are useful to spruce up your current living conditions. This week we will be giving you our top 10 tips on preparing to sell your home, starting with… #10 Take Advantage of the Season
According to Cindi Pearce; “The peak selling time for residential homes is spring and summer. It helps that your property looks better at this time of year than it does in the dead of winter (1 comments)
Organizing Your Garage - 06/01/12 10:32 AM
Since today is June 1st and Father’s Day is right around the corner, I thought we would reach out to the men in our lives and talk about cleaning out the garage. We are getting pretty organized on the inside of our homes, now it’s time to step outside. When someone is looking to purchase a house usually on their wish list is some sort of garage or outside building. Lets be honest, it’s nice to park your car in the garage in the frigid cold winters and in the sweltering hot summers. Especially if this move is not your first, (0 comments)
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