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Attract Butterflies with a Butterfly Garden

April 13, 2021

This Spring, do something good for the environment and yourself.  Plant a butterfly garden to attract some of nature’s lovliest creations.  Lowes.com has a article that shows you how. Splashes of Color Plant in patches.  Butterflies are attracted to reds, oranges, and yellows.  Plant groupings of each of these colors to help butterflies notice them […]


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Severe Spring Weather

March 25, 2021

The National Real Estate Insurance Group has a great online article on preparing for severe spring weather.   It uses graphics to illustrate average number of thunderstorms, hail storms, tornadoes, etc. across the entire United States, and how to prepare for them.  Check it out!


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Robotic vs. Traditional Mowers

March 2, 2021

  A robotic mower operates with minimal time and effort needed from you. It’s a lifestyle-friendly mower that gives you back time with assurance that your lawn is well cared for.  Lowes has a great blog post that talks about robotic lawn mowers. What is a robotic mower? A robotic mower is a relatively small, battery-powered mower. […]


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8 Great Ways to Protect Vacant & Renovation Properties

February 8, 2021

If you’re a real estate investor and you have a vacant property, or one that you’re renovating, it is sometimes a challenge to protect the property from vandalism or break-ins.  The National Real Estate Insurance Group, a national insurer of investment properties, has some great tips on how to protect your vacant properties.  Some of the […]


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Best & Worst Remodeling Projects for 2021

January 31, 2021

Has the new year prompted you to take a fresh look at some of the eyesores in your home? Maybe you’re itching to replace those drafty windows, or eager to install a spiffy new deck so you can finally accommodate all your friends when the weather warms up. Jumping into a home remodeling project isn’t […]


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How to Win a Bidding War on a House

January 25, 2021

A bidding war occurs when a seller receives multiple offers on their home in a short amount of time.  Sellers can wait to see if any other offers come in, or if any of the original buyers increase their offers. Redit.com talks about bidding wars and how to avoid them. There are times when you […]


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How to Caulk Like a Professional

January 17, 2021

Caulking is needed for many common home improvement projects. Caulk can fill gaps when installing moulding or when weatherizing a door or window. Caulk is also used to seal showers, bathtubs and sinks.  HomeDepot.com explains the steps to property caulk a surface. Prepare the Surface A good caulking job starts with a clean surface. Take the time […]


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Winter Home Improvement Projects For Under $700

January 4, 2021

Contrary to popular belief, the winter months are an excellent time to commence home improvement projects. They say spring brings new beginnings, but winter home improvement projects offer slight advantages over warmer seasons, including shorter completion times and potential discounts. This timeframe, although generally reserved for family, friends and holiday celebration, is usually a slower time of […]


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Navigating Rental Ownership during the Pandemic

December 31, 2020

Rental property ownership is filled with ups and downs. If you currently own residential real estate you may be faced with the most difficult period of your ownership. In addition to trying to navigate your personal financial situation, you have to worry about rent coming in from your tenants. The protection of your lease may […]


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How is Inherited Property Transferred to Beneficiaries?

December 14, 2020

As we have seen over the last few months life can change on a dime. One day we are thinking about March Madness and the next planning when we can leave our homes. If you have inherited a property over this time or making preparations, you may be dealing with an extra layer of stress […]


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