pocono homes: 5 Ideas for Fall Decorating/5 Ideas Para la Decoración de Otoño - 09/21/15 09:21 AM
Fall has arrived, and with the changing of the season, why not bring some fall atmosphere into your own home? Here are five ideas for giving your home a fall feel.
 
1. Fun with foliage: One of the unmistakable signs of fall is the changing—and eventually, falling—leaves. Pick up some faux silk leaves from your local craft store and use them to accent a bookshelf or table centerpiece.
 2. Add some orange: Orange is the unofficial color of fall, so adding a little orange to your home will definitely create some fall flavor—just don’t go overboard. Try adding some orange accents to white … (1 comments)

pocono homes: 5 things that make us happy with our homes/5 cosas que nos hacen felices con nuestros hogares - 08/25/15 01:15 PM
According to a recent survey conducted by houzz.com, here are five things that consistently make people happy with their homes. 1. Big windows and comfortable furniture: Nearly 75 percent of respondents listed these two items as major difference-makers. It’s a no-brainer—people like lots of light and a good place to relax.v
 2. A big-screen TV: This is more likely to be a key feature for men than women. 40 percent of men said having a big-screen TV makes them happy with their homes, compared to just 17 percent of women.
 3. Overall design and layout : 87 percent of the 6,000 people surveyed said … (0 comments)

pocono homes: 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)

pocono homes: Make the Internet Work For You - 07/14/15 10:58 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
www.asanchez.betteragents.com
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pocono homes: 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
 
 
www.asanchez.betteragents.com
 
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pocono homes: One Year later....Happier Than Ever - 07/05/15 10:04 AM
During one of the many festivities that I had the luxury to enjoy this past holiday weekend, my phone rang, it was an alert from one of my online lead sources.  Someone had inquired on one of my listings and I got a buyer lead.  That innocent little lead made me smile,  I quietly accepted my lead, sat back, wrote a quick email to the buyer and watched everyone around me enjoy the holiday celebrations.   At that moment I was reminded of my own personal growth as a Real Estate Agent.  
One year ago while waiting for the fireworks display to … (0 comments)

pocono homes: Less is more: How to improve your vocabulary - 07/01/15 06:44 AM
 It may seem counterintuitive, but one of the best ways to improve your vocabulary is by eliminating words, rather than adding new ones. There are many words we use every day that are either unnecessary or overused. By removing these words from your vocabulary you can become a better writer and conversationalist.Really and very: We use these two words all the time, but what do they really add? Instead of adding “really” or “very” in front of an adjective, think of a better adjective. Instead of it being “really hot” outside, say it’s “scorching.”
Amazing: If we say that just about everything is “amazing,” … (4 comments)

pocono homes: Great Outdoors - 06/16/15 01:07 PM
Spending time outside your home should be enjoyable. Here are a few tricks to maximize your outdoor enjoyment.
Aural Treats
If there are unpleasant ambient noises in your outdoor space consider drowning them out with the pleasant sounds of a water feature. Don't have the cash for a real water feature? Check out Ambient-mixer.com and stream ambient sounds for free online.
Eye Candy
Is the view less than perfect from your outdoor space? Consider planting a Sky Rocket Juniper. This tree grows quickly, and it is tall and thin, making it ideal for increasing privacy. It can even be grown in a container if you … (2 comments)

pocono homes: A few simple tips for improving your personal health - 06/10/15 02:28 AM
Summer is the time for family vacations and road trips, backyard barbecues, and days at the beach. But as the pace of life slows down after the hustle and bustle of winter and spring, it’s also a great time to make some small health-conscious changes that can make a big difference at the end of the day. Here are a few simple-but-effective tips for improving your personal health this summer.Eat more berries
Eating a cup of mixed berries each day can have tremendous health benefits. Berries are rich with antioxidants, which help prevent tissue damage and lower the risk of age-related illnesses. … (2 comments)

pocono homes: 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)

pocono homes: 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)

pocono homes: 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)

pocono homes: Five cool tech ideas for your home - 01/06/15 12:52 PM
    For many obvious reasons, stress is a real bummer, and the more we experience the harder it can be to deal with. Here are a few gadgets to try next time you're feeling the pressure or stress of life.  If nothing else at least they will make you smile :)  
 
 
1. Laser Robot Vaccuum
This awesome little robot by Neato Robotics does the dirty work for you. Not only will it clean the house after you go to sleep, but it has a special laser that maps the home. This little guy knows where it’s been … (2 comments)

pocono homes: Picture Perfect - 12/17/14 11:41 PM
During the holiday bustle many of us go out and upgrade our TV's to give as a pefect gift to our spouse or loved ones.  There are so many to choose from hopefully these tips can help you. Tips for choosing the right HDTV for your home There are endless options for High-Definition TVs these days, and choosing the right TV for your home depends on several factors. Here are the basics of buying an HDTV.
Plasma
Plasma TVs are considered to have the best black levels, can be viewed from almost any angle, and don’t have any issues with motion blur, … (2 comments)

pocono homes: Lighting Tips For Basements - 12/10/14 02:39 AM
Making your basement an enjoyable place to spend time can be tricky. Without the right lighting it may feel too much like a dungeon (unless you’re into that! Don't Judge). Here are a few quick tips. Maximize the natural lighting. Trim back shrubs and other plants that block sunlight from window wells. If the window well has a cover, keep it clean or replace a cover that blocks light with one that lets light pass through. Choose light colors for walls, carpet and furniture. As much as we all miss the dark brown faux wood paneling from the ‘70s it doesn't … (5 comments)

pocono homes: Five simple strategies to help relieve stress - 12/06/14 07:25 AM
  In the Real Estate business stress is one of the unavoidables.  Stress is one of those things that can be a game changer when dealing with life in general.  Our levels of stress and how we handle it can definately change a day from being good to not so good.  For many obvious reasons, stress is a real bummer, and the more we experience the harder it can be to deal with. Here are a few simple things to try next time you're feeling the pressure or stress of life.   1.    Take 10 deep breaths. This may sound a … (5 comments)

pocono homes: Easy Breathing - 12/02/14 11:19 AM
  I have a child with very bad croupe, he gets it every winter.  While reflecting on this I began to consider how much of our lives we spend in our homes eating, sleeping, and living in general, it's obvious that it's a good idea to have clean air to breathe. Here are a few things to look out for and ways to reduce indoor air pollution. Radon
Radon is a naturally occurring gas found in most soil. Especially here in the Pocono's.  It enters your home through cracks in the foundation or anywhere soil is exposed, such as a crawl space. The health … (3 comments)

pocono homes: Avoid Frozen Pipes this Winter - 11/25/14 09:57 AM
As we brace for our first "major" snowstorm here in the Pocono's I can't help but think of the empty homes that have not been "winterized".  A few years ago my neighbor's house was foreclosed on and the bank did not winterize the pipes.  Needless to say, the house hasn't resold and it now sits on a cracked foundation due to frozen pipes that burst and water flooded the basement and then froze.  oy vey

Depending on where you live, frozen pipes resulting in damage to your home and your belongings can be a very real threat. Here are a … (7 comments)

 
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