Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home Everyone loves their own home, right? Right.  So, even though there are all these senior communities popping up all over the place, there are still quite a lot of people who would prefer to remain in their own home.  There is a whole different segment that either cannot afford these communities or would prefer to move in with their children, or their children would prefer them to move in with them.  The point being, for whatever the reason there is a fairly large segment of the older population that is…Read more …

The Realtor® Connection

The Realtor® Connection As a Realtor® it is important to have a team of people that you can rely on to help your client’s with whatever it is that they may need.  Examples of some of these professional would or could include: mortgage brokers, insurance agents, architects, plumbers, electricians, landscapers and handymen.  Realtors have a unique relationship with their clients.  Although it is by its nature transactional, it is also strongly relationship-based.  In fact, I would say that it is relationship first, and transactional second.  For a residential transaction, there are typically a…Read more …

Drywall Stained and Warped by Water

Drywall Stained and Warped by Water This winter has been brutal on the snowfall front and not only are roofs taking a beating, but interior drywall is as well. Drywall damage and stains are usually the result of a leaky roof or plumbing fixture. Minor damage and stains can be quickly and easily be repaired. Sometimes the damage is not too severe and does not require the replacement of the damaged drywall. If you feel comfortable tackling the repair yourself, these are the steps you will need to follow: Before doing anything else,…Read more …

Give a Facelift to an Ordinary Concrete Porch

Give a Facelift to an Ordinary Concrete Porch The entrance to your home is very important, because it greets your guests and sets the tone for making them feel welcomed.  So you want to do whatever you can to make your entrance as inviting as possible.  But what do you do with that plain, boring concrete porch?  Well, rather than tearing it out and replacing it with something else, you can simply tile over it and take it from blah to fabulous in just 6 easy steps. Before you begin, be sure you…Read more …

Spring Home Maintenance

Spring Home Maintenance Now that winter is coming to an end and the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to turn our attention to repairing the damage winter has cause and preparing your house for the coming warm weather. Home maintenance is a time consuming but necessary task that must be done in order to keep your home in tip top shape. Here are some of the things that should be addressed in your spring maintenance routine and some that should be addressed on a monthly basis.…Read more …