December 2017

Critical winter home staging tips

Posted on Dec 28, 2017


Winter home sales don’t have to be as challenging as you may think. Sure, the sun isn’t always shining and you may be contending with snow and ice in your landscaping, but we’ve got some hacks to help cozy up your home, making it über-inviting to winter house hunters.

It may be winter, but curb appeal still matters


What will your potential buyer see...

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4 quick and easy winter home maintenance tasks

Posted on Dec 26, 2017


Winter hibernation – that feeling that we should burrow our heads under the covers until spring — is typically fruitless.

Since scientists warn us to “keep moving” to release endorphins which will help us keep “winter tiredness” at bay, we’ve come up with “exercises” that offer a bonus. They’re quick, they’ll get you moving and your home will look i...

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Selling a luxury home? 4 qualities to look for in a real estate agent

Posted on Dec 22, 2017


Selling a luxury home is unlike any other real estate transaction. The marketing is different, the potential buyers are different and the entire sales process is as well.

We hear from our luxury home clients that they found locating the right real estate agent to handle the sale the most challenging part of the process.

So, we came up with four quali...

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Tips for preparing a safe holiday feast

Posted on Dec 20, 2017



Trying to find space in the oven for the bird and all the side dishes isn’t the most worrisome aspect of holiday cooking. Not when the CDC estimates 1.2 million cases of salmonella infection occur each year in the United States.

And, salmonella isn’t the only bacteria in our meat and poultry


The other common culprits causing food-borne illnesses are...

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5 Trends to Look for in New Construction Homes in 2018

Posted on Dec 18, 2017



Housing trends come and go – some we’re happy to see sitting at the curb, others we decide to keep around longer. Architects, designers and builders see these trends coming long before we do and we thought it might be fun to take a look at some of what we can expect to see in 2018’s new homes.

1. Not tiny, but smaller



While Gen X is shopping for larg...

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Holiday road trip: Don’t let winter weather catch you by surprise

Posted on Dec 14, 2017



When Mom Nature throws wicked winter weather our way, the difference between being safe and stranded can often come down to how prepared you are.

The following tips will ensure that you’re ready for whatever happens on the wild and woolly roads, and alleviate some of the anxiety of taking to the road in winter.

Prepare your vehicle


Ensure that you’ll...

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