Monday, October 16, 2023 / by Sarah Graham
As the spooky season approaches, it's important to not only think about costumes and candy but also about the safety of your home and neighborhood. Halloween presents unique challenges when it comes to keeping your property and loved ones secure. Here are some essential tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable Halloween for everyone:
Keep your home well-lit: Adequate lighting is crucial for both your home's security and the safety of trick-or-treaters. Make sure all pathways, stairs, and entry points are well-lit to prevent accidents and deter potential burglars.
Secure your property: Remove any potential hazards from your yard, such as branches, toys, or tools, that might cause tripping or falling. Lock all doors and windows, even if you're at home, and consider installing a security system or CCTV cameras to deter criminals.
Be cautious with decorations: While decorating your home can be fun, ensure that your decorations don't obstruct walkways or create obstacles for visit! ...
Monday, October 16, 2023 / by Sarah Graham
The holiday season is often associated with a time of relaxation and putting our real estate goals on hold. However, contrary to popular belief, this time of year can present unique opportunities for those looking to buy or sell a home. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of buying or selling your home during the holidays, and why it might just be the perfect time to take the plunge.
One of the biggest advantages of buying or selling a home during the holidays is the reduced competition. Many people tend to put their real estate plans on hold during this time, which means fewer buyers and sellers in the market. With less competition, buyers have a better chance of finding their dream home at a more reasonable price, while sellers may attract more serious buyers.
Motivated Buyers and Sellers:
The holiday season often brings out motivated buyers and sellers. Buyers looking for a new home during this time are usually serious about making a. ...
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 / by Sarah Graham
When it comes to renovating your home, it's important to consider not only the changes you want to make but also the return on investment (ROI) you can expect. Some renovations have a higher ROI than others, meaning they are more likely to increase the value of your home and provide a solid return when it's time to sell.
Kitchen Remodel: The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, and a well-designed, updated kitchen can significantly increase the value of your property. Focus on upgrading appliances, cabinets, countertops, and flooring for the best ROI.
Bathroom Renovation: Bathrooms are another area that can make or break a potential buyer's decision. A modern, clean, and functional bathroom can provide a great ROI. Consider replacing fixtures, updating the tile, and adding some luxury touches like a rainfall showerhead or a double vanity.
Curb Appeal: First impressions matter, and improving your home's curb appeal can have a big impact. Invest in landscaping, exteri. ...
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 / by Sarah Graham
Friday the 13th is an unlucky day if you’re superstitious. And in case you haven’t noticed, it’s here! But we like to think we are people who see the glass as half-full. We prefer to look at the doomed day as an opportunity to reflect upon some unexpected nuggets of—you guessed it—real estate wisdom.
To prove that valuable real estate knowledge truly can be found anywhere, we’ve turned to Jason Voorhees from “Friday the 13th” and (spoiler alert!) his nutty, murderous mother for inspiration. The hockey mask–wearing horror icon is an unlikely choice, but no one personifies the dreaded date better than the fictional fright master. And, as it turns out, there are some helpful housing lessons buried deep within the horror franchise.
After binge-watching the “Friday the 13th” series all the way through “Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives” (just a tiny glimp. ...
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 / by Sarah Graham
On Earth Day, April 22nd, we celebrate our celestial home, planet Earth. It is a day to give thanks for the world around us and to take action to protect the natural resources we depend upon.
This year, I encourage you to spend Earth Day with your family, doing one of these fun activities designed to bring awareness of the ways we can all work to better our earthly home, reduce our carbon footprints, and build lasting family memories at the same time.
1. Go Plogging! It’s the new fitness craze: Picking up trash while jogging. Go for a family jog, walk, bike ride through your neighborhood armed with rubber or gardening gloves and trash bags. Have a contest to see who can collect the most trash.
2. Have an energy-saving scavenger hunt. Send your kids throughout your home to list all the ways they can find to save energy. You can hide treats at key points, such as that drippy outdoor faucet, the light switch everyone forgets to turn off, or the appliances that can be unplugged wh. ...