Copper and its alloy cousins, bronze and brass, are germ-repellant, which means you may want to find more places in the home to add the metals.Read More
If you already own a home, and aren’t considering moving (quite yet), this information is for you.
If you bought a home in 2019, the deadline for filing your Homestead Exemption is coming up on March 1, 2020. Save money – file it now!Read More
Pets, Service Animals, and Emotional Support Animals
There is a huge legal difference between pets, Service Animals, and Emotional Support Animals.Read More
Do THIS before ANYTHING else!
If you are even THINKING of buying or selling a home (or both), you need to put your phone numbers on the Federal and State Do Not Call lists immediately.Read More
How to Make Your Vacation Rental Appeal to Renters
Owning a vacation rental can be an exciting prospect, especially somewhere as vibrant as Florida. However, with that hustle and bustle comes competition, and you need to know how to stand out from the crowd. Here are some important ways to boost your design and find other means of making […]Read More
Owning or Renting – which is right for YOU?
Owning a home is a big decision, and sometimes renting actually makes (a lot!) more sense. My free booklet will help you decide what’s right for YOU!Read More
How to handle the Real Estate of a deceased family member or friend
Dealing with a death in your circle is tough enough. Handling the estate (including the real estate) can make it tougher. This guide is here to help you.Read More
Downsizing your home
If you’re considering, or have already decided to downsize, this booklet will help you get where you want more smoothly, thoughtfully, and quickly.Read More
You probably have more options than you think, and you’re probably getting bombarded with some you don’t want.Read More
How to get your home ready for hurricane season
As we enter the Atlantic Hurricane season, homeowners on or near the Gulf or East Coasts need to be prepared for a potential hit. When a powerful storm is bearing down, it may be too late to protect your property. Don’t let your guard down this hurricane season. Fortify your home […]Read More
Preparing Your Home For Sale
Selling your home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! That’s why I made this booklet, “How to Prepare Your House for Sale”Read More
What Does a Geothermal Pool Heating System Look Like in Action?
I’m a native Floridian, and I love it here. But I admittedly have thin blood, and much prefer the warm summer water to the cool (okay, cold to me) winter water. And I do love the water, ever since I was a toddler. I spent much of my childhood at […]Read More
The pros and cons of paying off your mortgage early
In my previous article, How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your Mortgage, I discussed the nuts-and-bolts of the various techniques. But now, let’s discuss the pros and cons. Most homeowners want to own their homes free and clear. For some, that means using a raise, inheritance or […]Read More
The Most Shared Kitchen Photo of 2018
Of the 17 million professional photos of home interiors and exteriors on Houzz, it was this photo of a gray and walnut kitchen that captured the most attention over the year.Read More
Brass doorknobs are healthy?!?
Well, staging does make a significant difference…
You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You Think
In a study conducted by Builder.com, researchers determined that nationwide, it would take “nearly eight years” for a first-time buyer to save enough for a down payment on their dream home.Read More
Neighbor Spats Online May Cost You Deals | Realtor Magazine
What you and your neighbors complain about online can cost you a lot of money.Read More
Why buy a home?
The up-side: Whether it’s a single-family home, townhome, condo, or even a multi-family property, home ownership builds equity (Investopedia article here: Equity). If your home’s value stays the same and you sell it after two years, you will recover some of your money (living someplace at reduced rent). If your home’s […]Read More