Don't go too crazy with the mulch Termites treatments and prevention are not terribly expensive but the damage they can do if not monitored can be extensive. Don't invite them in through stacking firewood by your house or, and I see this all the time, piling mulch up next to your siding line. [...]
The Summer Market is Upon Us! It is hard to believe we are already through the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Time is really flying this year – at least it seems that way to me. Graduation parties are in full swing, summer jobs have started, weekend pool parties and the real estate market [...]
Who doesn't love an outdoor movie?! You don't have to go to Wolf Trap or Jiffy Lube live to have a fun night out in the great weather and do some chilling with your family and friends. Here's an article about some great local options that you might not be aware of. I [...]
For When you are wrapped in the arms of Morpheus That would be Morpheus the Greek God of Dreams, not the one of Matrix fame (though you can see why they selected that name for him). If you work a lot and aren't blessed with being able to work from home you might [...]
When to list is not that simple "Spring" is not always the right answer. This article discusses many of the reasons other times of the year might be better. There are others For instance several years ago I had some clients that I pushed really hard to get their first time buyer level [...]
Know what you are getting into when you rent out a property Most of the items on the list in this article are mitigated by the last one. Fortunately in this region vacancy rates are rarely an issue. Read and grow wise!
I’m Still Amazed... The real estate market never ceases to amaze me. We have weeks, months and years where sales go up and down, prices go up and down, inventory goes up and down, but now, we are dealing with people’s emotions going way up and way down – including real estate agents. [...]
Experience is the second best teacher! Of course the best teacher in the real estate realm would be to go to class with your favorite broker in advance! Great advice from actual home buyers and sellers in this article that you will notice mirrors many of the topics I blog on. When you [...]
Show the outside the same love as the inside! If you want a thick, emerald green lawn like your favorite broker than follow these 10 simple steps. There's nothing like blossoming trees, flowers and a vibrant lawn to give you that punch of home ownership pride! Hope you all are having a fantastic [...]
Good for your house, good for the environment! Gotta love these "Win Win" scenarios. Here's some good suggestions for your home that are good for energy savings and cutting down on VOC's too!