home tips: 6 basic tips on how to paint a room - 09/10/19 09:45 AM
6 basic tips on how to paint a room
Painting a room in your house is a quick easy way to make a change. If you're thinking of painting a room in your house here are 6 great tips:
 
How much paint should I buy? The general rule is that one gallon will cover about 400 square feet. For each wall, calculate width x height. For each length of trim, calculate length x .5 feet. Plan on doing two coats for the room. Prepare the surfaces! This is key to a great finished job. Sequence: Do the ceiling first, then the walls, then … (9 comments)

home tips: Are you up for refinishing your hardwood floor? Here’s how! - 08/13/19 02:19 PM

This major do-it-yourself project requires careful preparation and execution and a fair amount of time to protect your valuable floor. Here’s a summary: 
Type of wood floor: DIY refinishing of solid 3/4-inch hardwood is OK, but don’t attempt DIY refinishing of layered engineered wood—leave this to the pros. Prepare your room: Refinishing usually means sanding the floor, so you’ll need to remove curtains, furniture, doors, and other items that may need protecting or will be in the way. Use plastic and tape to cover vents, lights, windows, etc. Use a random orbital sander: You can rent one at a home center. … (6 comments)

home tips: 7 simple ideas to increase your home’s curb appeal - 06/18/19 02:19 PM
7 simple ideas to increase your home’s curb appeal 
 
Take your home from a “basic before” to an “awesome after”! You never get a second chance to make a first impression you want to make it a lasting one and you can with thiese 7 simple ideas.
Hide or tidy up unsightly things around your house: Hang up the garden hose on a hose holder, and build simple wood screens to hide your air conditioning unit and trash/recycling bins. Showcase your windows with shutters, either premade or ones you build yourself. Add some extra trim molding to windows to give them a … (7 comments)

home tips: Smells That Sell Houses.................. - 10/12/18 09:49 AM
Smells That Sell Houses..................
I think we have all walked into a home and said what is that smell? While a bad smell can deter buyers, a good smell can temp buyers to a sale. From "green" scents to seasonal scents, discover the right smells for triggering positive emotions and home sales.
1. Clean smell
Most of us associate “clean” with strongly scented cleaning products and disinfectants. It can even make buyers nostalgic. But remember, a little goes a long way. You should dilute your cleaning solutions so buyers don’t get overwhelmed.
2. Citrus
Using actual fruit is one way to get a clean smell without … (11 comments)

home tips: 5 Tips for Making Your Home Look Bigger - 07/10/18 09:38 AM
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Find your new home-search the entire State of FL for all available MLS listings click here to search all available MLS properties-click "Find a Home" at the top left-hand corner to begin your new home search
 
5 Tips for Making Your Home Look Bigger
Sometimes it is not possible to move to a larger home to have more space or make a room bigger but there are ways to make it look bigger with these five easy tips:
1. Rearrange Your Furniture
2. Use Mirrors
3. Declutter
4. Try a Different Paint Color
5. Add Light
 
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home tips: Designer Tips: How to Decorate a Living Room - 06/15/18 02:24 PM
Designer Tips: How to Decorate a Living Room
Your living room should be a place where you can feel comfortable, let down your guard and spend quality time with friends, family or just yourself. It should be a comfy space that reflects your style and taste.  Here are a few designer tips and tricks I like and you might like to try.
1. Mix light and dark. When a living room is all white and bright, it can feel too “clean” and unapproachable. When it’s all dark, it can feel like a cave. But mixing dark and light colors creates a dynamic look … (12 comments)

home tips: 5 No-Sweat Hacks to Deep Clean the Cruddiest Things - 03/22/18 02:54 PM
5 No-Sweat Hacks to Deep Clean the Cruddiest Things
Sparkling floors, gleaming windows, and zero dust bunnies. A thorough cleaning can make your abode feel brand new. But that immaculate house comes with a price — sore biceps.
Instead of skimping on your deep clean because you’re zonked, use these 5 brilliant tips for those pain in the butt tasks saving you lots of time work smarter, not harder.
#1 Break Out the Drill on Your Bathtub#2 Soak Stove Burners in Ammonia#3 Run Floor Vents Through the Dishwasher#4 Tie a Bag of Vinegar Around Your Showerhead#5 Get Rid of Crayon Marks with Goo Gone#6 Make Your Leaf Blower … (6 comments)

home tips: 10 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100 - 02/08/18 02:07 PM
10 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100
 
First impressions count — not just for your friends, relatives, and the UPS guy, but for yourself. Whether it’s on an urban stoop or a Victorian front porch, your front door and the area leading up to it should extend a warm welcome to all comers — and needn’t cost a bundle.
Here’s what you can do to make welcoming happen for cheap it really is all about making the first impression a lasting one.
 
 1. Get Rid of Overgrowth
 2. Light the Pathway
 3. Paint Your Door
 4. Add a Door With Glass
 5. Replace Door Hardware
 6. … (15 comments)

home tips: Make it Pop: How to Add Color to a Room......... - 02/02/18 02:47 PM
Make it Pop: How to Add Color to a Room.........
 
It is winter and I am already looking forward to Spring. I love the weather and all the bright colors spring brings. Why not reflect that cheerfulness indoors year-round? You can by adding a pop of color to any room - no matter the season- you can liven up any room. The best part? None of these examples involve lifting a paint brush.
 
1. Add a colorful rug.
2. Swap out the pillows and throw blankets.
3. Hang some colorful art.
4. Flourish with flowers.
5. Incorporate an accent furniture piece.
 
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home tips: Ways to Keep Homes Energy Efficient - 06/20/17 02:27 PM
Ways to Keep Homes Energy Efficient
 
Here are some ways to make your home more efficient:
Clean your air conditioning unit. Blocked or dirty air filters and coils can reduce your system’s ability to push and pull air through vents, so make sure to wash or replace filters. Also remove debris from around the outside unit. For inside lighting, use CFL or LED bulbs. Not only do they save energy, but they also give off less heat than regular incandescent bulbs, keeping your home cooler. Make sure all air leaks are sealed. Inspect caulking around windows, doors, and any openings into the … (8 comments)

home tips: Natural Alternatives for cleaning 10 Uses for Vinegar - 04/25/17 11:25 AM
Natural Alternatives for cleaning 10 Uses for Vinegar
I am always looking for natural alternatives to cleaning without using harsh chemicals. I have found vinegar to be a great solution. I always have a bottle ready to use at my house. Here are 10 places you can use vinegar to help you around your home.
Dishwasher Does your glassware come out of the dishwasher with a thin milky or hard water stains? Add ½ cup of distilled white vinegar to a small glass on the top shelf of your dishwasher. Run the cycle normally with the glass upright and your glassware should sparkle! Toilet Vinegar is … (27 comments)

home tips: Spring Home Maintenance Tips.............. - 03/11/17 09:38 AM
Spring Home Maintenance Tips..............
Spring is here it is one of my favorite times of the year with the beautiful weather. Spring is the perfect time to do a thorough spring cleaning and perform home maintenance to help maintain your home and property throughout the year.
Inside Your HomeHere are a few things inside your home that should be inspected to ensure they are in good condition:
Electrical Outlets and Cords: Check electrical outlets and cords throughout your home for any potential fire hazards such as frayed wires or loose-fitting plugs. Outlets, fuse boxes and extension cords also should be checked to make sure they … (17 comments)

home tips: Solve Your Garage Storage Issues Inexpensively - 02/02/17 02:31 PM
Solve Your Garage Storage Issues Inexpensively
With the holiday's behind us many homeowner's are looking for ways to store their holiday baubles, and everything else they cram into the garage. Finding the much needed room can be a struggle.
In order to help with this struggle, the storage and organization industry has expanded quickly over the last few years with new systems and products. However, there are many simple and inexpensive ways to easily tame the growing beast that is our stuff. For example, PVC can be used to store many items from rakes and shovels, hand tools like screw drivers, small supplies … (14 comments)

home tips: Summer Gardening for On-the-Go Families - 08/02/16 02:59 AM
Summer Gardening for On-the-Go Families
When you want to start or renew a summer garden, there are a few steps you can take to ensure you aren’t loaded with a hassle or a garden that dies within a few weeks because you don’t have the time to care for it. Gardening can be fun it is a great way to bond with your children; please, click link below from AHS for valuable tips on gardening.
https://www.ahs.com/home-matters/lawn-garden/summer-gardening-for-on-the-go-families
Please contact me if you have any questions or need any additional real estate buying or selling information I'd be happy to assist.
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home tips: Homeowner's smart ways to save money................ - 07/21/15 02:29 AM
Smart ways to save money................
Homeowner's who wouldn't want to save money and have more money for fun; please, click link below from AHS for some valuable tips on smart ways to save money. Please contact me if you have any questions or need any additional real estate buying or selling information I'd be happy to assist.
Remember if you have any questions about First Time Home Buyers Programs or any Real Estate matter I'm just a phone call or email away. I'm waiting to hear from you!
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker/Camelot Realty
352-516-7020
1898 N. Donnelly Street
Mount Dora, FL32757
email:patwchampion@yahoo.com
My website: http://patwchampion.mfr.mlsmatrix.com
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home tips: Special Delivery: Keeping Your Packages Safe - 11/17/14 05:23 AM
Special Delivery: Keeping Your Packages Safe

It is that time of the year again before we know it the holiday shopping season will be beginning having those packages delivered safely to your home is important. Please click the link below from house buzz for more tips:
http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/29357688/list/Special-Delivery--Keeping-Your-Packages-Safe
Remember if you have any questions about First Time Home Buyers Programs or any Real Estate matter I'm just a phone call or email away. I'm waiting to hear from you!
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker/Camelot Realty
352-516-7020
1898 N. Donnelly Street
Mount Dora, FL32757
email:patwchampion@yahoo.com
My website: http://patwchampion.mfr.mlsmatrix.com
Click here to search all available MLS properties-click "Start a new … (20 comments)

 
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Mount Dora, FL

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