home improvement ideas: 7 Tips to Improve Curb Appeal - 08/23/19 12:34 PM
Sometimes it takes some imagination to make your home appear great from the curb. A home that a Buyer will remember creates a wonderful first impression!
Curb appeal, curb appeal is what we say as Realtors all the time. Why? Because it is important and helps a buyer remember a home when selling and makes your home attractive for yourself.
 
RISMEDIA addresses curb appeal trends each year. Here are their trends from Megan Wild of RISMEDIA along with my own, "Never underestimate the value of a pretty face…on your home or a client’s home. A curbside facelift is money well-spent, whether … (6 comments)

home improvement ideas: Make your home that was "Old" feel "New"! - 07/09/18 07:36 AM
How does one make an "Old" home feel "New" again. Well, as a Realtor, here is what I have personally noticed that people have been doing in their homes.
 
Getting rid of the out of date features that may have been popular in some bygone decade is a good start. Plus there are so many new home gadgets and features that make a home fun to live in.
 
1. Remove popcorn ceilings: I am sure this is not the first place you have heard this, but it is relatively easy (but messy) and is a good place to start
2. Replace flourescent lights and halogen ceiling lights … (3 comments)

home improvement ideas: Garden Gnomes say: What to fix up on my home? - 07/31/17 10:22 AM
You may have questions about real estate about such as "What to fix up on my home" to add to your personal enjoyment or make your home sell and not sure whom to ask? You could ask me as your personal REALTOR® or you could ask the usually reliable but sometimes erratic "Garden Gnomes".
 
You prefer to start with the garden gnomes, you say. OK, OK. Your REALTOR® is busy and the Garden Gnomes are sitting around outside, in where else, your garden. Wisdom awaits.
Ask the garden gnomes "What should I fix up on my home to make it sell?" Give your REALTOR® the day off
 
Walking into the garden, the Garden gnomes … (1 comments)

home improvement ideas: Garden Gnomes Say: Selling home...Whats Gotta Go! - 06/28/17 09:52 AM
You may have questions about real estate and making your home sell and not sure whom to ask? What things do not help your home sell and have "got to go!". You could ask me as your personal REALTOR® or you could ask the usually reliable but sometimes erratic "Garden Gnomes".
 
You prefer to start with the garden gnomes, you say. OK, OK. Your REALTOR® is busy and the Garden Gnomes are sitting around outside, in where else, your garden. Wisdom awaits.
         Ask the garden gnomes how to make your sell by determining what has "Got to                         … (1 comments)

home improvement ideas: 2017 Trending Curb Appeal Ideas - 02/24/17 05:20 PM
Curb appeal, curb appeal is what we say as Realtors all the time. Why? Because it is important and helps a buyer remember a home when selling and makes your home attractive for yourself.
 
RISMEDIA addresses curb appeal trends each year. Here are their latest trends for 2017 from Megan Wild of RISMEDIA, "Never underestimate the value of a pretty face…on your home or a client’s home. A curbside facelift is money well-spent, whether prepping to sell your house, increasing its equity value, or just for your own pleasure."
 
 
6 Trending Ideas for 2017
 
1. Front Door; "Rethink the Front Door REALTORS® have long … (2 comments)

home improvement ideas: Junk to one man and Art to another...Home decor - 02/24/17 03:22 PM
With more since my last blog on this subject, here are more recycle ideas that create fun and interest in your home. Don't throw those unused items away! Use them to create magical and unique functional uses in your home. Recycle those items back to life with ideas that may be better than their original use!
 
Try Duskyswondersite for many pictures of recycling ideas for home decoration and other uses
 
                                       Recycle an old automobile into mailboxes on Duskyswondersite
 
 
        Another amazing photo from Duskyswondersite of old suitcase turned into medicine cabinet
 
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home improvement ideas: Home and Other Improvements of 100 years ago - 02/15/17 01:24 PM
What do we expect a home improvement to be in the early 21st century? Granite counters, wireless surround sound, open floor plan, self closing toilet seats, hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances? Sure and a few more.
 
However, 100 years ago in the early 20th Century, there were modern improvements in our homes and our communities that none of us ever saw. Life and things that were important to our great great and great grandparents and grandparents were different then. Some of these  "new concepts" were  big news once.  Not everyone had a grocery store on the next corner for their food. Take a look … (1 comments)

home improvement ideas: Make a home say "BUY ME !" - 12/04/16 06:38 AM
Getting ready to sell your home? No need to remodel. Make home say "Buy Me!"
There are secret tricks to make your home say "Buy Me!"  improving curb appeal and cleaning your home that will get the buyer's attention and not break the wallet.
 
Curb Appeal
Even before you start cleaning the inside, get that curb appeal strong, by cleaning the front yard. See my other past blogs on this subject with even more details: 
1. Make your home "Smile"!...nobody likes a grouch, smile, same with your home. First appearance, curb appeal. Make your home smile!
 
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home improvement ideas: Remodel 101 - 08/02/16 01:34 AM
Take a class, "Remodel 101" and see the easiest and most effective ways to bring a home into the 21st Century. Can't find the classs at your local community college or don't have enough time to take a class? Here is a short summary.
 
Remodel 101 shows you how to address a home that screams "I AM OUTDATED!"  Don't expect to get the same price as your neighbor's pristine, updated same model home if your home is outdated.

Yes, everything still works. You may not feel your home is outdated, but the average buyer will feel a home is outdated if your home has one or more of the following conditions. … (0 comments)

home improvement ideas: Before & After...Outdated vs Updated home ideas - 03/04/16 12:54 AM
You have been told your home needs updating. Where do you start?
 
Kitchens and bathrooms are always a good place to begin. Here are some examples and even more ideas that follow.
 
When ready to sell, help your Realtor by having your home not scream "I AM OUTDATED!" to potential buyers. Don't expect to get the same price as your neighbor's pristine, updated same model home if your home is outdated.

Yes, everything still works. You may not feel your home is outdated, but the average buyer will feel this way if your home has one or more of the following conditions. It is time to clean, re-arrange, upgrade or remodel.
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home improvement ideas: Recycle ideas Creating Interest & Fun in your home - 01/07/16 03:49 AM
Don't throw those unused items away! Use them to create magical and unique functional uses in your home. Recycle those items back to life with ideas that may be better than their original use!
 
Try Duskyswondersite for many pictures of recycling ideas for home decoration and other uses
 
                               
                              Amazing picture of a piano turned into a fountain on Duskyswondersite
 
 
                             
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