Uncategorized Preparing Your Home for Summer by Windermere Staff     The calendar may claim summer begins on June 21st, but for most of us, it’s already fully in gear. Kids are getting out of school, families are making summer vacation plans, and backyard barbeques are on everyone’s minds. This is also a great time of the year to get your house in order […]
Uncategorized Three Deck Design Ideas to Get Your Yard Ready for Summer by Windermere Staff A delightfully warm spring in many parts of the Western U.S. has many folks brushing off their summer clothing early. While this is exciting for all who love the outdoors, public spaces like parks and beaches may be overcrowded. What better time, then, to focus on ways to maximize the space you have in your […]
Uncategorized Eco-friendly Upgrades to Consider When Buying a Home by Windermere Staff Buying a home is one of the largest investments you’ll make in your lifetime, which is why it’s important to take a long-term approach when looking at potential properties. In addition to imagining what your living situation will be over the next few decades and how your future home will accommodate it, you may also […]
Uncategorized Seven Steps to Yard Sale Success by Windermere Staff As you prepare to sell your house and move to a new one, you may be taking a fresh look at your belongings. You might be wondering how they’ll work in the new home or if you’ll need to upgrade to new ones. If you’re staging your current home and need to declutter, you are […]
Uncategorized Should I Sell My House Now? by Sandy Dodge The selling process is an emotional one. Fortunately, you’ll have an agent by your side from list to closing to help you take things one step at a time. A real estate agent’s expertise ranges far and wide, but as you prepare to sell your home, it helps to know that you can trust your […]
Uncategorized Minimize Stress While Selling Your Home by Meaghan McGlynn After years of collecting furniture, plants, and memories, the thought of preparing your home to sell and moving to a new one can be daunting and stir up a lot of emotions. But selling your home doesn’t have to be stressful; here are a few tips to help make it easier. Involve your agent early […]
Uncategorized Buying with Gardening in Mind by Meaghan McGlynn Every home buyer has a list of must-have amenities that they’re just not willing to compromise on. For some, it could be an open floor plan or maybe a certain number of bedrooms. For others, that priority is a place to garden. A garden provides a place where one can nurture the earth, feel connected […]
Uncategorized Hosting on a Budget by Windermere Staff There’s nothing better than spending time with family and friends. When we’re sharing memories—or making new ones—we feel close to our loved ones and reaffirm our bonds to each other. If you’re the one hosting a get together though, the expenses of feeding and entertaining everyone can quickly add up. Whether you’re inviting family over […]
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Uncategorized 10 Costs Associated with Selling Your Home by Sandy Dodge Selling a home is an exciting time for homeowners. Once you and your household have decided that you’ll hit the market, it’s easy to think solely about the revenue that comes with the sale. However, selling a home comes with its own set of costs. Knowing what these costs are will help you budget throughout […]
Uncategorized What is Wire Fraud and How to Avoid It by Sandy Dodge A form of cybercrime, wire fraud has led to major losses for homebuyers in recent years. Get to know what it is and what steps you can take to avoid it.   What is wire fraud? Real estate wire fraud is a scam that targets buyers while making payments during the home buying process. Attackers […]
Uncategorized Toolbox Essentials for Homeowners by Windermere Staff For all its perks—stability, tax breaks, building equity—being a homeowner comes with the responsibility of maintaining your home and the occasional repair. Some jobs require a professional, but if you are willing to take on minor repairs or DIY projects, you’ll need the right tools. Whether you’re starting a toolbox from scratch or looking to round […]
Uncategorized Creating Space for a Stress-Free Zone in your Home by Windermere Staff The meaning of home has expanded over the years, adding new activities beyond eating and sleeping. For many this means home has more space to work and do hobbies. But as those things expanded, the feeling of relaxation may have dwindled, and for those struggling with the mental health implications of this, creating a space […]
Uncategorized 10 Tips for Sustainable Gardening by Sandy Dodge Spring is calling and the flowers are in bloom. It’s the time of the year that many homeowners start spending more time in the garden. Having a healthy garden is one of the best ways to create a sustainable home and reduce your household’s carbon footprint. Here are some eco-friendly tips that will help to make your garden […]
Uncategorized Benefits, Risks and Things to Consider Before You Add an Accessory Dwelling Unit to Your Home by Meaghan McGlynn Have you ever rented a unit in someone’s basement? Maybe your significant other’s mom moved into the apartment above your garage? Or have you ever travelled and stayed in a pool house? Commonly referred to as “Mother-In-Law” units, homeowners use these as a way to fill the space in their home and gain residual income, […]
Uncategorized Buying with Your Pets in Mind by Sandy Dodge For many of us, pets play a central role in our home life, so taking into account what is best for them when buying a home is important for both their happiness and that of your entire household. Is the Neighborhood A Good Match For Your Pet? When looking for homes that are well suited […]
Uncategorized Chocolate Pots 2 cups heavy cream 3/4 lb semisweet chocolate coarsely chopped 4 large egg yolks 3 T dark rum or brandy 3 T salted butter Whipped Cream   In a medium saucepan, heat the cream until bubbles form around the edge. Remove from heat and add chocolate, let stand 1 minute then whisk until smooth. Whisk […]
Uncategorized Simple Ways to Conserve Energy at Home by Meaghan McGlynn Whether you want to use less energy to reduce your carbon footprint or your monthly costs, there are plenty of easy ways to conserve the electricity and natural gas you’re using in your home. Energy conservation can be as simple as closing your curtains, changing a light bulb, turning down your thermostat, or closing the […]
Uncategorized 7 Costly Mistakes in the Selling Process by Sandy Dodge Sellers dream of a flawlessly executed home sale where everything goes smoothly, and they end up with a satisfied buyer. To achieve this ideal end goal, it’s important to be aware of the mistakes along the way that could potentially derail the sale. Mistakes in the selling process come in all sizes, but some can be […]
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Uncategorized How to Improve Your Curb Appeal by Sandy Dodge When it comes time to sell your home, first impressions are crucial. Improving your curb appeal helps to make the most of a buyer’s first glance and sets the stage for their interest in purchasing your home. Working with your agent to identify projects that boost your curb appeal will go a long way towards selling your […]