Remember What Your Momma Said When Selling Your Home

We all have personal ‘momma’ sayings ingrained in our heads during our years of growing up. Surprisingly, these same sayings apply during the sale of your home. “Wash up, and don’t forget to wash behind your ears.” Good curb appeal on the outside of your home means your property is enticing and attractive. Take a […]

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Pet Owners: Preparing Your Home For Showings

Selling your home requires so much work! (But you know that, right?) If you’re preparing your home for sale, and if you’re a pet owner, well, there’s even more work to do. You’ll face additional challenges before and during the showings. Two big-ticket items must be dealt with: a thorough clean-up of pet odors, stains, […]

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New Kitchen Design Trends

Form And Function Meet In The Busiest Room In The House (via redOrbit) BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As families congregate to cook, do homework and watch TV, the kitchen has become the busiest room in the house. Yet the hottest kitchen trends are everything but busy – cleaner lines, sleek two-tone […]

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Preventative Maintenance Tips for Shifting & Cracking Foundations

Shifting and cracking foundations: some preventative maintenance tips (via WHF Blog) Protect your home foundation from shifting and cracking Winnipeg home owners love their basement recrooms.  But several problems, including flooding basements, cracking and shifting foundations are always a concern.  Normally, our main concern is during wet weather, when sump pumps can become overwhelmed…

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Planning for a Smooth Move!

When my family moved from Wasaga Beach, Ontario to Columbus, Ohio, we had many logistics to overcome. Getting our cars approved, organizing the moving truck, getting rid of all the liquids in our house, saying our goodbyes and finding temporary housing in our new country. Fortunately, we had the help of a relocation company, although […]

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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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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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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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