Being Safe with the Chemicals in Your Home
You would have to visit your local pharmacy or science lab to rival the number of potentially dangerous chemicals in the average home. You likely store everything from fertilizers and acidic cleaners, to gasoline and corrosive drain openers. Obviously, it makes sense to ensure that everyone in your home uses and stores these items safely. For example, laundry detergent packs - which have become popular recently - are attractive to children. Be sure to keep the lid locked and
Will the Neighborhood Go Up in Value?
When you purchase a home, you hope it will continually go up in value - just like a good investment. However, there’s something else that you also want to see increase in value: the neighborhood. In fact, the neighborhood plays a key role in what the home will be worth in the years to come. If the neighborhood goes down in terms of desirability, so will the market value of the home. So, when you’re shopping for a new home, get a feel for the value of the neighborhood, and whe
5 Unusual (But Effective) Home Staging Ideas
“Staging” your home is all about making the space in your home as appealing as possible to buyers. You may already know the basics, such as eliminating clutter, and removing personal photographs. Here are some other tips that are less well known yet very effective: A chandelier. Surprisingly, installing a chandelier is one of the simplest ways to make a foyer, dining room or living room look dramatically more eye-catching. You can buy a nice chandelier for only a few hundred
How busy is your September?
September is typically a busy month for homeowners. Kids go back to school. Work increases at many businesses as the fourth quarter looms. Major home renovation projects are in the midst of wrapping up, and smaller projects may be about to start! If there’s anything I can do to help with questions, contractor referrals, advice, or information related to real estate, give me a call. In fact, that’s the reason I stay in touch with you on a regular basis. I want to continually r