Asphalt vs. Concrete: What Should I Choose?

Here’s the 411 on asphalt and concrete driveways. Either material will add beauty and value to your home if well-maintained and properly installed. Both need an experienced contractor who understands the material they’re installing and properly prepares the substrate for whatever driveway you choose. Eight inches of substrate, installed four inches at a time and […]

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We The Tiny House People – Documentary by Kirsten Dirksen

In a follow up from last week’s post, Turning to Tiny Houses, here is the full length documentary just released by Kirsten Dirksen of FairCompanies.com. You may recognize her as a Huffington Post blogger. Dirksen shot this film while visiting friends & family over the past 5 years and just released We The Tiny House […]

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Turning to Tiny Houses

Resenting that mortgage payment? Having a hard time covering all the expenses in your home? Feel like you spend all your time maintaining it instead of golfing, shopping or doing whatever you’d prefer to do with your spare time? According to the following documentary trailer, there is a movement of people who are giving up […]

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Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors. ~ French Proverb Do good fences make good neighbors? Not so much. Good neighbors make good fencing choices! That can make any fence a good fence. Planning ahead and making careful choices along the way, means you’re more likely to end with a beautiful fence and happy neighbors. Below are […]

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Arizona Biltmore Resort

I had the pleasure of staying at the Arizona Biltmore last week, thanks to Infusionsoft. The architecture is detailed, unique and surprising to find in a hotel. At first glance you may assume it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. He did consult on it – and actually this is the only hotel with his […]

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Not All Real Estate Advertising is Created Equal

I took a late night picture of the exterior of this home while visiting New Orleans during Carnival week. When I looked up the information, I realized it was a perfect example of how listing marketing can vary by agent as well as demonstrate how listing facts can appear inaccurate online. I wrote about the […]

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Get Your Irish Up: Ten St. Paddy’s Day Traditions

If you need to get your Irish up this St. Patrick’s Day, here are ten St. Paddy’s Day Traditions you can bring into your home whether your heritage is Irish or not: The wearing of the green: Since elementary school, most of us don some piece of green apparel, or if we’re particularly Irish ALL […]

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Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for a Home – Part 5

This is the fifth and final post in a series called Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for a Home. See Buyer Mistake #4 here. Buyer Home Search Mistake #5: Assuming all sellers are desperate to sell their homes You’d think that if someone has placed their home on the market for sale that […]

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Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for a Home – Part 4

This is the fourth post in a series called Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for a Home. See Buyer Mistake #3 here. Buyer Home Search Mistake #4: Exclusively Searching Foreclosures Because You Assume They Are The Best Deals When the market first dropped foreclosures were most often the best deals because home owners […]

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John Goodman’s New Orleans Home for Sale

This neoclassical mansion located in the Garden District of New Orleans belongs to John Goodman. Goodman played Dan Conner on Roseanne, and most recently Al Zimmer in The Artist. Goodman purchased this mansion from Trent Reznor from the Nine Inch Nails in February 2005 for 1.8 million. It’s currently listed with Gardner Realtors for $12,500,000. […]

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