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Safety First: Protecting Your Belongings While Your Home is for Sale

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on June 28, 2016 in  uncategorized
When it comes to selling your home, certain safety precautions should always be followed as there will be people entering your home who you don't even know on a routine basis.  Even though they will be accompanied by their Realtor, having such guidelines in place will not only protect yourself, but all others who enter your home as well.These safety guidelines will keep everyone safe while your home is for sale: ... read more

Mind Your Mulch

Landscaping Tips
Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on June 23, 2016 in  uncategorized
Do you have a DIY landscape project on your mind that involves mulch?  Here is everything you need to know about mulch - how to apply, selecting the right type, calculating the amount needed and even common mulching mistakes.  It's time to get mulch on your mind and knock that DIY project out of your backyard! ... read more

8 Reasons to Buy a 1,000 Square Foot House

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on June 21, 2016 in  uncategorized
Good things come in small packages – and little houses are no exception!  If you are in the market to purchase a home or are simply looking to downsize, it is important to know smaller homes certainly have some advantages over the larger ones.  Smaller homes typically “require less time, energy, money and provide greater lifestyle flexibilities.”  If this describes the type of lifestyle and living choice you desire, keep reading!    Here are 8 benefits to buy a... read more

6 Fun and Simple Summer Entertaining Tips

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on June 13, 2016 in  uncategorized
Summer is the ideal time to invite friends and neighbors over for a get-together. Here are six tips to guarantee your summer gatherings will be a hit. 1. Break out the party games If some of your guests don’t know each other, set up a few backyard games to help break the ice. Croquet, badminton and horseshoes are all good choices. For an easy DIY project, paint a wood pallet and cut a circular hole in the middle for a fun beanbag-toss game. 2. Fire up the grill Nothing says summer like a casual barbecue i... read more

Three Reasons Your Real Estate Search is Better in the Summer

Posted by Courtney Hackensmith on June 07, 2016 in  uncategorized
It’s no secret that spring and summer are hot when it comes to real estate, and it is often seen as a seller’s market. However, there are some great reasons the summer season can help buyers in their real estate search. Here are the top-three benefits of buying a home in the summer. 1. Weather With plants and shrubs in full bloom, buyers are not only able to get a sense of potential property maintenance requirements; they can gain a lot of information from the neighborhood itself. A quick tour aroun... read more
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