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If you’ve been thinking of doing some upgrades around your house, it’s really important to know which things are worth the money. Most people decide to do renovations or upgrades to increase their resale value. We know the classic renovations or updates that will always be good for the bottom line (finished basement, painting your […]

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If you’re looking for homes to buy right now, I know it feels like there’s a lot at stake. In a market that’s this hot everything can feel rushed: you want to find the perfect home, make an offer, and (hopefully) be the owners of said perfect home. When I’m with buyers and we’re at […]

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If you’ve tried to sell a home with pets, you know the struggle! Here are some of my best tips for listing a home and keeping it ready to show! The first step is to check for odors. Best practice is to invite a friend over that you love and trust. Someone who can give […]

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Barry and I built our home three years ago, and I get questions about our new construction experience all the time. Instead of trying to answer these questions myself, I thought I’d bring in the pros for a quick little fireside chat to answer all your burning new construction questions. Enter: Ken Warlick, VP of […]

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“Should I re-do my bathroom?”This is one of the questions I get the most from people interested in selling (right after paint color and kitchen reno). If the bathroom is outdated, my general answer is “do what you can afford.” The market is so hot right now that an outdated bathroom wouldn’t keep someone from […]

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When it’s time to sell your home, one of the most stressful things is whipping it into shape for showings. Keeping a clean home is tough enough, but then keeping it “show-ready” is even tougher (especially if you have kids and pets)! As a real estate agent, I can tell you that I’ve pretty much […]

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Porch Sitting: verb, sitting on a front porch or stoop, usually of a private residence is a leisure activity which can be a direct or indirect form of social interaction –wikipedia Porch sitting is, indeed, a form of social interaction. In my neighborhood, all the kids run and play together and it’s so idyllic, peaceful, […]

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I shared some exteriors on Instagram over the weekend and there were some serious feelings! Let’s talk about the money (how much it costs, how much you make) and then the colors I’m loving! First, let’s talk about the resale value of fresh paint. I don’t think it’s a secret that this is always at […]

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An easy DIY if you’re getting your home ready to sell is to paint your front door. Currently, black paint on front doors can fetch up to $6000 more on a home! While every home doesn’t need a black front door (just not for everyone), a fresh coat of paint is an inexpensive and easy […]

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Every time I share photos of our house, I get asked what paint colors we used. So, I’m giving you all the details today! Our exterior is PPG Gypsum (which is color-matched to SW Alabaster), the shutters are PPG Swirling Smoke, and the tin roof is painted PPG Hot Stone. And because I know you’ll […]

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