Archive for December, 2014

Increasing Your Home Value- Tuesday Tip: Visually Increase Your Home’s Square Footage

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

The size of your home dramatically affects the value, but square footage isn’t the only space that counts. Visual space or how large a home feels also counts. The key is to make each room in your house feel larger. Replace heavy closed draperies with vertical blinds or shutters to let light in — a […]

Increasing Your Home Value – Tuesday Tip: Improve the Air Quality Inside Your Home

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Air quality isn’t just about the conditions outdoors. If you have older carpets in your home, they might be hiding contaminants and allergens. The first step to determine if these need replacing is to hire a professional company to test your indoor air quality. If the results prove that your carpets should be replaced, choose […]

Increasing Your Home Value- Tuesday Tip: Inspect It

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Not every home improvement is cosmetic. Deteriorating roofs, termite infestation or outdated electrical systems — you can’t fix it if you don’t know it’s broken. Hire an inspector to check out the areas of your home that you don’t normally see. They may discover hidden problems that could negatively impact your home’s value. Small problems […]

Increasing Your Home Value – Tuesday Tip: Spend An Hour With A Pro

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Invite a realtor or interior designer over to check out your home. Many realtors will do this as a courtesy, but you will probably have to pay a consultation fee to a designer. Check with several designers in your area; a standard hourly fee is normally less than $100, and in an hour they can […]

Chocolate Drop Cookies- Food Network

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Nom nom nom. Ingredients Cookies: 3/4 cup chopped semisweet chocolate 1/3 cup chopped unsweetened chocolate 3 tablespoons lightly salted butter 1 egg, room temperature 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt White Chocolate Filling: 2 cups white chocolate, chopped 1/4 cup mascarpone, […]

Increasing Your Home Value- Tuesday Tip: Hire a Home Inspector

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

If you are thinking that you might sell your home in the next year, consider this, most buyers will hire a home inspector that will inspect your home for any and all issues. Wiring, foundation, installation, etc. In the case of a Home Inspection, you do not want to be surprised! When you accept an […]