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    Wednesday, December 18, 2019   /   by Ashleigh Townsend

    Handy Hints to Help Sell Your Home During the Holidays

    Handy Hints to Help Sell Your Home During the Holidays
    It is cool outside, and festivities are in full force. While selling your home in the middle of winter is laden with pros and cons, the following list features ten handy hints to help you sell your home during the holidays.
    Decorate your home tastefully.
    Sometimes, less is more. While houses that are decked out to the brim with decorations may feel festive, they can also sometimes feel tacky. Minimize the decorations to appeal to a wider audience. This applies to both the exterior and interior of your home.
    Create a welcoming environment.
    When potential buyers are coming in from the cold, a welcoming environment is bound to be received with open arms. Be generous with the heating and keep some candles lit to create a cosy feeling throughout your home. If you have the time, maybe have a pie cooking in the oven to give off a pleasant aroma around your home and remind potential buyers why your property appeals all year round ...

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    Wednesday, August 28, 2019   /   by Ashleigh Townsend

    Why You Shouldn’t Let A Website Tell You Your Home’s Value

    Picture this…
    There’s an inexperienced real estate agent in your town.
    He hasn’t sold any homes yet.
    He wants to drum up some business.
    So, he climbs up onto your roof and paints what he estimates to be the value of your home.
    He feels like this could be a win-win:
    YOU get to know the value of your house, so he was helpful to you, without even having to meet with him…
    … and HE gets to show you how that he knows his stuff. Hopefully you’ll turn to him for help once you want to sell your home.
    But you’re kind of ticked off, aren’t you?
    First off, this guy painted on your roof. That’s just vandalism.
    Beyond that, he wasn’t even close to accurate! The value he painted up there is tens of thousands of dollars off.
    He didn’t even see inside your home
    You notice he did the same thing to all the other houses in the area.
    He seems off on the value of all of them.
    It’s still kind of intriguing, tho ...

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    Wednesday, July 17, 2019   /   by Ashleigh Townsend

    5 Reasons Why Summer is The Best Time to Sell

    5 Reasons Why Summer is The Best Time to Sell

    The purchase of a home can be an exciting time full of hope and plans for the future like building a family, adopting a family pet. However, circumstances can change, whether it be a new job, a growing family that requires more space, or simply the desire to live in a different environment. The sale of a home involves many components, including the procurement of real estate professionals and determining the best season during the year to sell. Below you will find five reasons why summer is the best time to let go of a property before starting anew elsewhere.
    1.       People Prefer the Outdoors During Summer
    Attempting to sell during cold, rainy, snowy seasons can be disappointing. Most people looking for a home do not want to deal with adverse weather while driving to tour properties and will likely be dissuaded from even attempting to shop for a home, even if the one being sold sounds like a dream. Summe ...

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    Monday, July 15, 2019   /   by Ashleigh Townsend

    5 Ways to Make Your Move More Eco-Friendly

     5 Ways to Make Your Move More Eco-Friendly
    Moving can be a stressful process, particularly if maintaining an eco-friendly lifestyle is a priority. However, there are some clever ways to ensure the moving process stays in line with a generally green routine. Even a novice who is just beginning to become more conscious about the detrimental implications of superfluous waste, there are several actions that can be taken to make the moving transition environmentally friendly. Compiled below is a list of tips to design a clean, positive moving experience that contributes to a cleaner environment.
    1.       Use Available Materials
    Chances are there are boxes stored away in the garage and maybe some forgotten bins up in the attic that were supposed to be used “later.” When “later” inevitably comes, those bins could become a saving grace. Searching throughout the home for available materials will likely result in the uncovering of ...

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    Thursday, May 23, 2019   /   by Ashleigh Townsend

    4 Ways To Marie Kondo Your Kitchen

    4 Ways To Marie Kondo Your Kitchen
    The kitchen is the center of the home, after all, who doesn’t love food? Unfortunately, it is also an absolute magnet for messes. Dirty dishes, pesky clutter, and crowded countertops plague even the most organized of home-chefs. If only there was a way to simplify the tedious cleaning process that haunts us after every home-cooked meal! Enter Marie Kondo, cleaning expert and star of Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Here are 6 incredibly simple tips from Marie herself that you can apply in your own kitchen to shorten cleanup time and maximize your efficiency.

    1. Keep those counters clear!

    A core principle of Kondo’s method is having usable space in the kitchen. Countertops, she advises, should be kept clear when not being used for a direct task like cutting vegetables or preparing a dish. It may seem counter-intuitive (no pun intended), but having that free space will help relieve the crowded feeling that comes with clu ...

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