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'Tis the season! The season we send the kids back to school, get ready for the weather change, and hope we will not see snow for a very long time! It is time to start saying goodbye to the summer and welcome in the fall season! While we still have until September 22nd to officially declare it fall, we can get our home ready for the changes now! 

  • If you have plans to repaint a room, paint it while it is still warm enough to leave windows open. Do the same for shampooing or replacing carpets. 
  • Check your home's heating system. This includes filters, pilot lights, and burners. Have the system serviced by a qualified professional if needed. 
  • Clean and vacuum dust from vents and baseboard heaters.
  • Remove window air-conditioning units and…
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Spring is not only the season for cleaning, but a big season for real estate! If you are a real estate expert who is showing a house, you are not going to want funky scents from pets, cigarettes, food, or grime to hurt your sale. These five tricks will not only help out realtors but can also help homeowners!

1. Do a deep clean! Pudge some items!

Start out by cleaning every surface within the home, including behind furniture, the refrigerator, and stove. Next, move onto cleaning out vanities, pantries, and closets. Give those surfaces and shelves a good cleaning while donating whatever you do not want or need anymore.

Consider also changing your bed sheets and shower curtain lining; this tip does not just help for the odor situation, but can…

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April 15th marks the end of tax season. If you are unhappy with your return this year, there are several things you can do to improve that number. One of those things being that you switch your home's power from electricity to solar panels.

There is a new government program called the “Federal Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit” that was signed on December, 2015, and is extended until the end of 2016. This is for homeowners in specific zip codes to get thousands of dollars in tax credits and rebates just by installing solar panels. This is beneficial for those homeowners who have been wanting to get solar panels installed for their home but were stopped by the cost of installation.

Solar panel is cheaper to run and is better long term for…

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You might have settled on a time that is right for you to start some renovations at home. Before you embark on the renovation, there are some things you should do first.

  1. Set a flexible budget for yourself. You may have a general idea on how much you think the project is going to cost. Make you sure add a little extra room for the cost to grow. There can be unexpected surprises and changes that will take place once you start tearing down walls and ripping up floors.
  2. Have a vision for the ending result. When you go to get your hair done, you would bring along a picture of what you want done. The same goes with renovations; having a visual reference is very important. This ensures that you and the contractor having the same idea going on.
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Is your home ready for the new month? Here is task to get done around your house for the month of April: 

  • Inspect garden hoses for leaks. If any, temporary repair them with electrical tape until you can replace the hose with a new one. Do the same for your washing machine; Shut off the water to the washing machine, remove any water supply in the hoses and examine them, as well as the machine. Replace if anything is worn or damaged. 
  • Inspect all screens: vents and windows - from the attic to crawl spaces. Clean the window screens: lay them flat on an outside table and scrub them with a soft bristle brush using a mild detergent. Rinse with a garden hose and allow to dry completely before putting them back in place. 
  • Inspect outdoor structure…
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Typically, we all have lazy ways when it comes to cleaning up our space, especially after a long day at work. For instance, have you ever cleaned up clothes off the floor by stacking them in a pile somewhere in your room? If you answered “yes”, then you are not alone. However, it is a habit that should be kicked immediately. Here is a plan that will empower you to keep organized by tackling your clutter, exfoliating your messy demons, and giving you a jump start on spring cleaning!

  • Day 1 - Clean your nightstand: We are going to start small by beginning you with your nightstand. You should only keep what you are going to need by your bed in your nightstand. If you have an open style nightstand instead of one with a drawer or cabinet, situate a…

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You have decided to sell your home. Before you go forth looking to hire a real estate agent, there are things you should consider doing around your home first. 

  1. Update your landscaping: Home buyers will become emotionally attached to a home for sale within minutes of first seeing it. A nice landscape can sell a home quickly since it is the first thing that potential buyer will see. Add mulch, remove dead or damaged vegetation, and plant bright and colorful flowers. This is a simple day task that will not cost much. 
  2. Add new paint and flooring: If you have to ask if it needs to be done, it probably needs to. Installation, however, may not be in your budget. Instead, get a good cleaning done on your carpet. Make sure all stains are out of the…
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Who can say they are with us when we state the kitchen is our biggest obsession? Not only is it the most frequently used room in the house, everyone is in-and-out of it daily. It is your home’s central command centre. Transform your kitchen from traditional to a space everyone will love and enjoy, just by adding colors!

Start with the color. Color is the easiest way to turn any room around, even a kitchen. It is as simple as picking up a paintbrush, and within the day, your kitchen will be a completely different space! Dare to be different? Step out of the traditional neutral colors and go lavish! We recommend using smokey colors, such as grey and rose, charcoal and tan, blue and grey, or gold with forest green.

Painting does not have to…

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Entryways, or foyers, are typically small spaces. Good news is we have advice when styling the entryway in your home! Granted the usual small size, revamping the entrance is doable in not only budget, but even in time!

Pick a theme: The first thing people see when they walk into your home is the entryway. The entryway should resemble the theme that is throughout the rest of your house (rustic, contemporary, boho, etc).

Think simple: As mentioned above, entryways tend to be smaller spaces, which means they can look cluttered, quickly! Think of what you truly need in this space and just stick with the fundamentals: place for your keys, a place for your shoes, etc. Having a neat and organized entryway is a very nice look.

The fundamentals:

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A home should be accessorized with a mix of art, pictures, and objects that define you. It should also feature colors and patterns you enjoy, added with lots and lots of pillows! When moving into your new home, keep these 5 simple tips in mind when decorating. Not only will they save you money, it will help you highlight the best features in each room. 

Create a timeless design in each room. Stick with neutral colors when painting and picking out furniture. This will prevent you from growing bored with the color, all while allowing you to accessorize with new colors yearly. For your living room, family rooms, or dens, get a neutral colored couch, putting colorful throw pillows on it. Another great touch is adding end tables next to the sofa. This…

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