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November 2018

Found 4 blog entries for November 2018.

Staging a home can be beneficial for home sellers, no doubt.  There are however a couple misconceptions that exist when it comes to staging that first need to be discussed.

First of all, many real estate agents will convince a seller that because they offer staging services their home will sell for more money. Staging can expedite the sale of a home, but it’s not a magic potion that will solely lead to the sale of a home. Unfortunately many real estate agents lie and convince a seller to hire them because they will stage their home.

Another misconception that exists when it comes to staging is that it costs a ton of money. While staging can cost a ton of money, it doesn’t have to. Staging a home on a budget can be done.

In this article you’ll

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Some home sellers are left scratching their head wondering why their neighbors home sold and theirs didn’t. Oftentimes when a home doesn’t sell there is an easy explanation. If your home is actively sitting on the market, but your competition isn’t, here are 6 of the most common reasons why.


When looking for a new home the majority of home buyers shop by price and want the best bang for their buck! This doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to buy the home with the lowest list price, it means when comparing homes they’re going to buy the home with the best value. I recently saw two homes for sale on the same block and the home listed for $60,000 more went under contract while the other home remained active.

Now, the seller of the less

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Cleaning and maintaining a fireplace can be a DIY job, but before the chimney is cleaned, key areas must be checked. Use these tips to ensure fireplace and chimney safety.

The warm glow of a fireplace is one of nature's simple gifts. To keep things simple and safe, clean the fireplace regularly and know that it is well built. It's also a good idea to have a professional initially inspect the fireplace and chimney even if you plan to clean and maintain it yourself.

When the chimney is cleaned by a technician he will lay down a drop cloth, place lights, plug in a vacuum system, and have an array of tools and brushes at hand. But before the chimney is cleaned, key areas of the chimney are first checked.

The lintel, which is the steel bar that

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Winter is coming.  While this may not be something you’re excited for, it is the reality. Many homeowners fail to realize the importance of properly winterizing their home.

Below is a guide on how to properly winterize your home, both the exterior and interior of your home.  

Winterizing the Exterior of Your Home

It’s vital to properly winterize the exterior of your home. There are a variety of tasks that you should complete, prior to winter, to make sure you don’t have any problems during the winter months. Below are some of the most common exterior tasks to complete before the winter.

  • Inspect Your Roof
  • Clean Your Gutters
  • Clean Your Chimney (If Applicable)
  • Winterize Your Central Air Conditioner
  • Winterize Your Lawn Tools
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