buy and sell: 5 ideas for repurposing unused items / 5 ideas para reutilizar elementos no utilizados - 08/03/15 12:49 AM
You undoubtedly have some items in your home that you’d like to get rid of or you’re having trouble finding a use for. Rather than throwing them out, consider repurposing them. Here are a few ideas for inspiration:
 1. Turn an old dresser into a kitchen island: Do you have a beat-up old dresser that’s currently an eyesore? Dress it up with some bright new paint, and then put it in your kitchen. You’ll suddenly have a new surface for preparing food, as well as a colorful accent piece.
 2. Use that old door as a table or desk surface: Just pick up … (6 comments)

buy and sell: A Fresh Coat of Paint - 07/19/15 02:23 PM
A Few Tips for your next interior painting project
 
Purchasing the paint
If you’re not fully committed to a color, start with just a quart, and use it to paint a foam board. You can then move the foam board around the room to see how it’ll react to varying levels of light from different angles.
Once you’ve settled on a color, you’ll need about one gallon of paint for every 400 square feet .
Prep
Clean the walls (and allow them to dry!) before you begin. Place drop cloths or old sheets on the floors rather than slippery plastic. Remove outlet covers and other obstacles, as … (5 comments)

buy and sell: Add A Little Green to Add Green to Your Home Value - 07/11/15 10:52 PM

 
 
If you or someone you know is 
Selling, Buying or Investing in Real Estate
in the Pocono's 
Call me today at 570-588-8085 
email me at info@alexasanchez.net
or visit my website at
 
 
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buy and sell: Five tips for staying energy efficient this summer - 05/31/15 12:20 PM
The hot summer months can take a big toll on your utility bills if you’re not careful. Here are a few suggestions for staying cool while remaining energy-efficient.
 1. Set your thermostat as high as you can while remaining comfortable. It is recommended that you keep the thermostat at 78 degrees while you are at home and 85 degrees while you are away. 
 2. Use appliances wisely. Try to refrain from using the stove, oven, clothes dryer, and dishwasher during the hot hours of the day. 
 3. Maximize shade. Keep shades and blinds closed during the day and open at night. Consider placing trees … (2 comments)

buy and sell: Is The Commute Worth it? - 05/18/15 11:54 PM
  Here in the Pocono Region we have many commuters that go back to NY & NJ for work.  This can be a nice option for families that are willing to do it.  You can live in a nice affordable home in a beautiful setting without the hustle and bustle of city living.  I did it for 8 years myself and while it was rewarding I've also come across a few challenges.    How your daily drive time can factor into your mortgageIt’s easy to overlook some of the things that can affect your budget and purchasing power when you’re considering a … (3 comments)

buy and sell: What it's Worth - 01/13/15 10:30 AM
Subhead: There’s only one sure-fire way to determine the value of your home: Speak to the professionals who know best. Maybe you're thinking of selling, maybe you're thinking of refinancing, or maybe you're just curious about the market. But the question is, "What is your home worth?”
Such a simple question should be returned with a simple answer, right? Well unfortunately, determining the value of your home--or any home for that matter--can be a tricky process. You can go online and nowadays there are endless websites that will promise you a fast answer with fancy charts and graphs. As tempting as … (3 comments)

 
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