Category Archives: Homeowner Tips

4 phrases that you should never say at work if you want people to trust you

Today we delve into the issues of interpersonal relationships. Maybe a somewhat off base topic coming from a Real Estate agent, but since I deal with people all the time I have made it a habit to be as straightforward … Continue reading

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So you’re tired of carpet? Try a hard floor!

Let’s face it. Carpet is everywhere in your home because it’s relatively easy to maintain and it’s the least expensive way to cover your floor. But if you’re looking for a way to renew an old living space, hardwoods could be … Continue reading

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“Improvements” that could devalue your home

If you’ve lived in your home for awhile you may have gotten the DIY bug. Maybe you’re thinking about some changes or upgrades. Generally, renewing areas of your home can give you a brand new feel and can also enhance … Continue reading

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You Light Up My Life

So, are you still using incandescent light bulbs in your home? You might think about moving up to the newest technologies. Not necessarily because they’re environmentally friendly but because they will save you real money. Here’s a brief history of … Continue reading

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Saving money by DIY

Not long ago a client told me they wanted to build a house and to save a little money they decided that instead of having the house completely finished upon move-in, they would leave portions of it unfinished and do the work themselves. … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Burned

While looking through my email I came across some very useful homeowner tips from Dan LaBrake at Housemasters. Here’s a good item regarding that age old problem of unpredictable water temperatures in the shower. Ever step into the shower and … Continue reading

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Going Green when you clean

Last weekend I spent time cleaning out my garage. In one storage cabinet I found at least two dozen old containers of various cleaners and solvents that I had completely forgotten about. Many of them were beyond their useful lives. Housemasters.com … Continue reading

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