hamptonshomes4sale richardrawdincom: Summer Pool Maintenance - 101 - 06/02/17 05:26 PM
Laying poolside is the quintessential way to spend a scorching summer day. It’s easy to imagine the fun that comes with owning a pool—floating in a tube on Caribbean blue waters, family poolside volleyball, romantic moonlit dips—without considering the responsibility that comes with it.
The truth is, owning a pool requires regular upkeep and maintenance: weekly vacuuming, chemical testing, and inspecting various filters, pumps, heaters, and more. But, by understanding the cost of owning a pool and how to properly care for it, you can learn to avoid the common and costly mistakes that take the fun out of pool ownership.
Here are six easy ways … (3 comments)

hamptonshomes4sale richardrawdincom: Swimming Pool Safety Tips - 04/03/17 10:49 AM
Protect Your Family This Summer
Each year in the United States, about 300 children under 5 years old drown in swimming pools, usually a pool owned by their family. In addition, more than 2,000 children in that age group are treated in hospital emergency rooms for submersion injuries. The following information can help provide young children with the protection they deserve.
Most jurisdictions require some type of barrier at a pool and spa to prevent drowning. A few simple precautions could save a life this summer:
1. Pool Fence - a fence or barrier a minimum of 48" in height should completely surround the pool or … (1 comments)

hamptonshomes4sale richardrawdincom: Spring Home Buying Season Gets An Early Start - 02/27/17 09:48 AM
Housing is set to smash records in February, with realtor.com® forecasting both the fewest days on market since the recession and the month’s highest list prices—an early start to the spring home-buying season, says realtor.com Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke.
“The spring buying season is off to a booming start,” Smoke says. “Not only is the season starting a month early, February is also expected to see the fastest-moving inventory in a decade, as well as the highest home prices the month has ever seen. Homebuyers, take note: This year is shaping up to be even more of a seller’s market than last year.”
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hamptonshomes4sale richardrawdincom: Seven Signs Your Relationship Can “Kill” You - 02/20/17 02:47 PM
Most of us dive into relationships thinking that it is everything that we ever need. That finding a special someone will complete our “being.” It takes courage to truly admit that no one and nothing in this planet can complete us.
We are already complete on our own, but the gap caused by ignorance and fear of loneliness cause us to be delusional that is why we enter into toxic relationships.
First and foremost, before I sound like a bitter bitch, I would like to make it clear that I am not saying that all the relationships we encounter are toxic. However, … (1 comments)

hamptonshomes4sale richardrawdincom: Winter Home Selling or Buying Tips - 02/16/17 01:55 PM
Winter can be a particularly challenging time to buy or sell a house.
If you’ve spent a year or more in "The Hamptons, NY.", you are familiar with the seasonal swings we experience — from sweltering heat and humidity during the summer, to the dark and dreary days of winter.
With each season there are home-buying patterns and trends that directly affect our local real estate markets in a very real way. Let’s be honest about one thing — the winters here in Washington can be less than invigorating; they can be brutal. Yet in all 12 months of a year families grow, … (0 comments)

hamptonshomes4sale richardrawdincom: Anthony Bourdain slams ‘privileged’- ‘utter contempt’ of working class - 12/31/16 09:44 AM
Celebrity chef and self-described “privileged Eastern liberal” Anthony Bourdain slammed his fellow leftist elites this week, arguing that their disdain for working-class Americans helped create “the upswell of rage and contempt” that propelled Donald Trump to the presidency.
“The utter contempt with which privileged Eastern liberals such as myself discuss red-state, gun-country, working-class America as ridiculous and morons and rubes is largely responsible for the upswell of rage and contempt and desire to pull down the temple that we’re seeing now,” Bourdain said in an interview with Reason magazine.
“I’ve spent a lot of time in gun-country, God-fearing America,” Bourdain continued. “There are a … (3 comments)

hamptonshomes4sale richardrawdincom: Top Problems Home Sellers Try to Hide - 12/21/16 07:55 AM
Whether you're a seasoned house hunter or a first-time buyer, the process of purchasing a home has plenty of pitfalls. And while you may assume that sellers are being upfront, it's not uncommon for them to gloss over some of their home's shortcomings.
"All homeowners sign a disclosure document about their property so buyers know what they're getting into; however, it can be very tempting for some to tell white lies or conveniently forget facts," says Wendy Flynn, owner of Wendy Flynn Realty in College Station, TX. "In fact, a very large number of real estate lawsuits stem from owners misrepresenting their property."
Whether … (2 comments)

hamptonshomes4sale richardrawdincom: Local Search Marketing Strategy for 2017 - 11/25/16 06:50 AM
 If you’re looking to take your business to the next level, you need to stay on top of the local search trend for 2017. We’re sharing why this is so important.As local businesses become increasingly aware of the importance of digital marketing and search engine optimization, SEO continues to grow more and more complicated.
As you read this, hundreds of people in your local area could be searching for products and services that you provide, but are they finding you?
What’s the point of advertising your brand far and wide if the people down the road don’t know you exist? If growing your … (2 comments)

hamptonshomes4sale richardrawdincom: Want To Be A Millionaire? - 11/19/16 11:46 PM
First, understand that you no longer want to be just a millionaire. You want to become a multimillionaire.
While you may think a million dollars will give you financial security, it will not. Given the volatility in economies, governments and financial markets around the world, it's no longer safe to assume a million dollars will provide you and your family with true security. In fact, a Fidelity Investments' study of millionaires last year found that 42 percent of them don't feel wealthy and they would need $7.5 million of investable assets to start feeling rich.
This isn't a how-to on the accumulation of … (0 comments)

hamptonshomes4sale richardrawdincom: Reasons Your House Has Not SOLD! - 10/13/16 02:55 AM
Waiting for your house to sell can be one of the most stressful times of your life.
You may not be able to move until you sell, or maybe you're making extra mortgage payments each month until you get your house off the market.
So why is it taking so long for your house to sell?
1. Your house is overpricedJust like any other item, price is critical when selling a house. You might think that a potential buyer would simply make an offer at a lower price, but that doesn't always happen. Buyers tend to be attracted to houses that are priced competitively. … (0 comments)