DIY

Creating an Idea Book for Your New Home

Contemplating buying a new home or remodeling the one you have? Before you call your real estate agent, hire a designer or head to your local Do-It-Yourself superstore refine your ideas by creating an idea book. An idea book, exactly as the name implies, is a repository for all the ideas you have about what you'd like. These include style—a Ranch, Cape Code, Victorian, French Country or maybe an Arts...

Working with a Real Estate Team or a Solo Agent…Which is best?

Many people have asked me if they should work with a real estate team or a solo agent.  The short answer is...go with the team. You don't pay any more and you typically have more access to your agents. It can be tricky if there is poor communication among team members, but for the most part, you'll be better off working with a real estate team to sell or buy a home. Here's quick video explaining some...

Do I Need to Paint the Whole House White?

You are getting ready to paint a home you know you will sell within a couple of years. Chances are, a helpful family member or friend reminds you that to sell, everything should be painted white. After all, a buyer needs a neutral “clean slate” to look at. Just the thought of all those white walls and ceilings gives you the feeling of a fog machine at a rock concert, so what do you do? There are...

FIVE TIPS FOR DO-IT-YOURSELF WORK AROUND THE HOME

12.00 < !--> I hope the beginning of your New Year has been wonderful and that all is well with you and your family.  The responsibilities of owning a home don't have to feel overwhelming-they can be fun!  Taking the care, upkeep, and maintenance of your home into your own hands can be an exciting and rewarding endeavor.  Why not kick off the New Year by taking charge of a few projects around...

Landscaping Your Home Using Sustainable Beauty

How beautiful is the landscaping of your home? Does it flow with the lines of your house and blend well with your neighborhood? Have you noticed others making upgrades over the summer and dreamed a bit about making some improvements yourself? If you have been thinking about a new look for your home and backyard, you'll be interested in hearing about some of the latest methods of landscaping. Especially...

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