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By Fred Griffin, Your Real Estate Broker for Tallahassee, Florida 850-339-4861, Call Fred 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
"Wiring is not a Hobby. Call an Electrician." says the well-known bumper sticker. The owner of this house obviously never heard that, as these shocking photographs reveal! The first example is a do-it-yourself outlet for a window air conditioner. "No outlet? No problem! We'll j...
By Carol Zingone, Jacksonville, FL & Beaches Real Estate Resource
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty)
Although our weather lately has not been the kind you think of for outdoor actvities, our forecast is supposed to start clearing up and warming up today just in time for the annual Concours d'Elegance on Amelia Island. This annual fundraiser has raised over $2.25 million for local charities sin...
By Ginny Lacey Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
RI Tree Services | Silver Leaf Forestry | Back in the Sky Snow has nearly melted on the RI real estate landscape and RI Tree Services, Silver Leaf Forestry, the arborist and South County tree company is back in the sky! The difficult winter has made it hard for the tree companies to do any tree ...
By Kathy Smiley, Realtor, "REAL ESTATE Results That Make You Smile!
(Prudential California Realty)
If you are thinking about which home improvements pay off when you sell, the following information will be helpful to you in determining where to spend time and money in preparing your home for listing. Certain home improvements provide great payoffs, while others can cost you thousand of dollars...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
You’ve no doubt heard of aromatherapy by now; it’s been around a long, long time. In fact, it’s been around for thousands of years! The Chinese are generally credited with the invention of using sweet smelling oils and incense to improve one’s mood and state of mind but there is evidence that ev...
By Teral McDowell, Residential Sales in Collin County, Texas
(Keller Williams Central)
Spring is that time of the year when we are all ready to shed the heavy jackets and get outdoors. Everywhere we look new life is bursting forth with vibrant colors that tantalize our senses. It inspires us. Some of us get busy doing those projects that have been placed on hold just for this spec...
By Donna Yates, Real Estate North GA Mountains & Lakes Blue Ridge
(Coldwell Banker High Country Realty)
Five Simple Ideas to Turn your deck into an Outdoor Oasis and improve not only your personal enjoyment but your real estate value too! Spring Fever, the time when we start dreaming of beautiful outdoor spaces, gardening and all sorts of outdoor activities. Daylight savings time just a few da...
Has it been a while since you tackled clutter? Are your closets overflowing? Is your dining room table covered with stuff? If you answered yes to any of these questions,the movers Jacksonville, Fl., said it’s never too early to start organizing your stuff and dumping things you no longer need...
By Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
(The Overton Group, LLC & CB First Realty )
My job allows for me to literally see a wide variety of trends, some good...some not so good. Memories of do it yourself sponge painting comes to mind .. oh what a mistake ! The "look" that makes the biggest wow factor is one that can be a nice upfit for a boring room if you hire the right craf...
By Ronnie Jones Lifestyle Screens, Garage and Home Screen Manufacturers Rep
(Lifestyle Screens (West Coast))
Lifestyle Garage Screens Bellevue, WA Welcome to The Project Guys "AKA" We Did That Landscaping & Handyman. We have something unique that consumers are going to need big time this summer called the "Lifestyle Garage Screen Door". I gotta tell ya, I have never seen anything like this. In fact I h...
By John Handschuh, Realtor ABR SRES, Horsham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Action Realty)
6 COOL THINGS FROM THE 2014 KITCHEN AND BATH SHOW 6 Cool Things From The 2014 Kitchen and Bath ShowThousands of new kitchen and bath products, ideas and technology advances compete to grab the spotlight at the annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.Here are six of the best:1. Kichler Maiden Ceilin...
By Suzanne McLaughlin, Wright & Sherburne Counties Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
Having a Caterpillar come from the County to clean out around the mailboxes in the neighborhood made me think about how all this snow and ice is affecting not only our mail and paper deliveries and our vehicles but also our homes and yards. There are so many things that need doing in spring in ...
By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
My favorite lighting designer, Aqua Creations, has just introduced its latest innovation in illumination - ZOOIDS! According to Wikipedia, "Zooid is a single animal that is part of a colonial animal. The term Zooid has historically also been used for an organic cell or organized body that has in...
Our local paper, the Star Tribune, had a great article in their home and garden section yesterday about a blog that is being authored by two local gardeners with a very good sense of humor. The Parsnippety has what is being called an “Onion-like” sense of humor: articles on wheat filing a glut...
By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max All Properties New Lenox Illinois)
10 Tips for a home that's Safe and Sound There is little that is more important than feeling secure in your own home. While we can only control a small bit of the world around us, here's some basic information to keep a home safe. The goal of securing your home is two-fold: protecting your po...
By Bette Gottwald, "Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!
(PRUDENTIAL HOMESALE SERVICES GROUP)
The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex is the host to “The Home Show” today through Sunday (March 6 through March 9) in Harrisburg. The Home Show’s timing is the best single source for ideas of all kinds to revamp your home interior and exterior. With over 300 exhibitors of home building, remodeli...
By Mary Ellen Vanaken, North Atlanta Luxury Home Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty)
Canton Georgia Home For Sale Open House Sunday, March 9th 2:00-4:00PM 208 Red Gate Terrace Canton, Georgia 30115 Canton Georgia Home For Sale Open House. This custom lakefront 2 acre home is perfect for a large family. The home in Red Gates Lakes offers a 4 car garage, open floor plan, expansiv...
By Melynda Capps & Victoria White, Real Estate isnt just our job, its our PASSION!
Hummingbird Plants in the Garden With wings that beat up to 200 times per second and the ability to hover straight up and down, sideways, backwards, and even upside down, hummingbirds need a lot of energy. Although hummingbirds will eat insects, most of that energy comes from the nectar of flowe...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
The 25th annual New Jersey Home Show and Interior Design Expo will be held this weekend at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison, NJ. Come see over 300 exhibits of contractors, remodelers and building experts. Choose kitchen designers, pools, spas, landscapers, DIY products, awnings, shed...
At NJW, your Columbus, Ohio contractor, we know with the warm weather approaching you want to be able to enjoy your outdoor space along with your indoor space. We thought we would share some wonderful trends in what we like to call your outdoor room addition, your natural landscape! We are findi...