Hosting Mother’s Day - Simple Ways to Wow Mom at Home

By: Shirley Hanlon

Hosting Mother’s Day - Simple Ways to Wow Mom at Home

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This year for Mother’s Day, why not plan a special day in! Sometimes the best way to celebrate is by keeping it simple and just spending quality time together in the comfort of your home. There are many ways to make mom feel special on her big day.   First, a classic way to celebrate Mother’s Day is with brunch! Everyone loves to share a meal together and brunch is a special way t...Read More

Spring Cleaning Made Easy

By: Shirley Hanlon

Spring Cleaning Made Easy

Tags: Spring Cleaning Made Easy, Spring Cleaning, Spring, Cleaning, Warm Weather, Warm, Weather, Clean the windows and wash the curtains, Dust all surfaces in the house, Vacuum upholstery and furniture, In the kitchen clean the oven and clean out the fridge, Wash all walls, cabinets and baseboards, Don’t forget ceiling fixtures and cobwebs on the ceiling

When the weather warms up and the fresh spring air arrives it has become an annual tradition to take care of some spring cleaning. Often this includes the chance to do the chores we ignore on an everyday basis. But with busy schedules it can seem overwhelming. So here are a few ways to keep it simple while you get the job done.   A good place to start is to create a plan. Knowing ahead of tim...Read More

Spring Home Interior Maintenance Checklist

By: Shirley Hanlon

Spring Home Interior Maintenance Checklist

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There are many outdoor chores to do around the house in the spring, but there are several things to do indoors as well to keep up good maintenance on your entire home. Here are five suggestions for things to do that are often neglected in your home. These will help you to keep on top of things and can also save you money in the end: A good place to start is with safety in the home. Test and dus...Read More

April Showers ... is Your Home Ready for Rain?

By: Shirley Hanlon

April Showers ... is Your Home Ready for Rain?

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We all know what the spring weather brings, so it is important to learn how to prepare your home for all the rain that is on its way. Being prepared will keep your home dry and can save you the headaches and money from costly repairs.   The most important place to start is with the roof, the part of your home that protects you from the rain. It is key to catch problems early and take care of ...Read More

Your Home’s First Impression

By: Shirley Hanlon

Your Home’s First Impression

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We know how important first impressions can be and the same goes for your home! Giving your guests a warm welcome and making them feel great when they arrive at your home leaves a lasting impression. Make sure it’s a good impression you leave with the help of these tips.   The first place they will see when they arrive is your door and entryway. So the first step is to make sure this ar...Read More

Selling Your Home with Pets & Kids - What You Need to Know!

By: Shirley Hanlon

Selling Your Home with Pets & Kids - What You Need to Know!

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Selling your home when your family consists of pets and children is not always easy. However, there are some things you can do to help it go more smoothly and not have your beloved family members impact the sale of your home.   Many homebuyers do not like when you have a pet. Animals make some people uncomfortable and nervous, so you do not want them to be present for any viewings. But even w...Read More

How to Stage Your Home

By: Shirley Hanlon

How to Stage Your Home

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Staging your home is an important step towards selling and when you desire a quick sell there are ways you can do the job yourself. Home staging is beneficial because it impresses buyers with a great first impression and they do not want to see a home with work that needs to be done. Staging is also said to help sell quickly and for the highest possible price.   There are some areas that are ...Read More

Common Design Mistakes: What You May Be Doing Wrong

By: Shirley Hanlon

Common Design Mistakes: What You May Be Doing Wrong

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Whether it’s the placement of your rug or too much clutter in your room, do you know the home design mistakes that are currently cramping your style? Knowing right from wrong when it comes to interior design can help your home not only have better style, but also have better balance and order. Here are a few things to check with your home design:   Poor lighting Lighting is one of the m...Read More

Real Estate: How to Find a Competitive Sale or Purchase Price

By: Shirley Hanlon

Real Estate: How to Find a Competitive Sale or Purchase Price

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Home buyer’s who are on the hunt for a new home or are in the process of selling their home look to see if the price is competitive. This meaning the average or median price for that market. Although they sound like they would be the same thing, they are not. The difference is in the definition. When calculating the average price of homes on the market you add all the homes’ prices tog...Read More

Spring is a Great Time to Sell Your Home

By: Shirley Hanlon

Spring is a Great Time to Sell Your Home

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When spring has sprung, so has the housing market! Spring is typically considered a hot period to sell your home, as it’s the beginning of the busiest season in most areas. One reason is that people like the warmer weather. Homes look better and days are longer. Families also usually prefer to purchase a home this time of year to be settled before the next school year begins. Homes do not h...Read More