February 25, 2019

A garden can help you save money on groceries, while beautiful flower beds can add value to your home. Here are a few tips for maintaining your yard year-round.
 

Spring

Now is the time to sow seeds and take care to prevent a late-spring frost from killing your plants. Divide and plant any leftover fall perennials. Plant vegetables that turn over quickly, so you can get more than one crop over the summer. Aerate and fertilize...

Is staging your home worth the effort? It’s a common question for sellers — after all, no one wants to put in extra work if it’s not going to pay off. However, in some markets, the benefits of home staging are indisputable. If you want to sell your home faster, it needs to stand out from the competition. And staging is a great way to set your home apart.

A staged home doesn’t just show better. According to ProfessionalStaging.c...

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When you own a home, every little thing you do to it should serve as a way to increase its value. There are a lot of things you can do inside to help boost your property value, but never stop at the walls. Your landscape design in both the front and the backyard can have a huge impact on your home’s value. The front yard is the basis of your curb appeal while backyards are a huge factor when it comes to attract...

When you rent an apartment or house, you have to be careful about what you do to it. Some landlords won’t let you paint the walls, never mind adding new faucets or knocking down a wall. So when you finally buy your first house, the urge to start remodeling can be hard to resist.

There’s no reason to resist it. Making home improvements can be more than just fun; they can help make your home more valuable. However, not all projec...

Homeowners have a vested interest in the value of their home and in finding ways to increase its worth. But it can be difficult to know what improvements you should make, which ones you can afford, which ones you can do yourself, and which should be left to experienced professionals. A real estate agent can help you decide which parts of the house you should focus on. If you or your partner are handy with tools, you may alread...

Your house is more than just important to your family. It’s their home. That means it’s where they retreat to find relaxation, comfort, sleep, and fun. It really is that pivotal to your family’s lives.

But a house is also a financial investment — and one that you have to protect. Your house will be sold sooner or later, and if you don’t do the right maintenance and improvements, you can easily end up losing money on the sale. T...

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Once again, summer has come and gone. Mornings continue to become colder and colder, and children are returning to school once more. Your home is now much quieter during the day, so perhaps you’ve considered setting a timer on your thermostat to save a couple dollars on your utilities bill. This is only one of the ways we adjust to the changing of the seasons. As homeowners, each season comes with its ow...

March 12, 2017

Selling a home can get very competitive, depending on your neighborhood. However, no matter where you live, improving your home's curb appeal can ensure you sell faster and at the best price possible for your area! Below are a few easy, affordable, and fun ways to boost your home's curb appeal.

The first tip, and my favorite, is new hardware! This can include updated lighting (sconces or pendant light), a stylish door knocker,...

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