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There are so many options for maintenance free living in Richmond, Va and the surrounding counties.  Some are condominiums, some are townhomes and some are detached patio homes.  In addition to exterior maintenance such as lawn care and siding and roof replacement, some communities also offer clu...
01/31/2008
Last but not least...Create a fire safety plan for your familyEveryone knows the importance of having a plan in place should a fire occur in your home.  But each year tragedy strikes homes and families who didn't think about it.  Here in Richmond, VA, this has happened twice recently with tragic ...
01/30/2008
Audit your home for energy savingsThere are simple things that every homeowner can do to improve energy efficiency and save on utility bills.  Switching from conventional light bulbs to com0pact florescent bulbs (CFL) saves money and makes things easier for you too.  Because CFL's last 3-4 times ...
01/29/2008
Update your home inventory for insurance purposes.If you are like most homeowners, it has been a while since you have reviewed your home insurance policy and reassessed the value of your personal property.  An updated home inventory of your possessions can help you determine if you have the prope...
01/28/2008
Keep Current on Routine MaintenanceOne of the most important things you can do as a homeowner is to make sure routine maintenance is part of your plan.  Catching problems early can help avoid larger issues.  What is now a minor plumbing can cause a major problem if not detected and fixed immediat...
01/27/2008
Since January is almost over we have decided to give you some good advice over the next few days.  Many of us make optimistic resolutions for the New Year.  Whether it is deciding to take a class, stick to a budget or finally drop those 20 pounds, we are full of ideas on how to make ourselves and...
01/26/2008
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We are so excited because of a letter we received a few weeks ago.  It stated that our office Coldwell Banker Johnson and Thomas was ranked 20 nationally for the month of November 2007.  I quote " your office has distinguished itself from among the 2,639 offices of the Coldwell Banker family.  An...
01/24/2008
Okay, January is almost over and we haven't mentioned diets, fitness or exercising once.  So here is our recommendation for the best and most fun way to get into shape in 2008.  Lynda has been doing this for almost 2 years with no previous athletic experience... by "no" we mean ZERO.  You can try...
01/23/2008
All right, you've found your clients their dream home, and a full service Realtor that means your job is half done. Ahead are the inspections, loans finalization, closings... so lets assume that all of this goes well and the moving day is here and what!?!, I thought you called the movers! Well tu...
01/22/2008
According to an article in the Homes section of the Richmond Times Dispatch, your lawn can be enhanced, even during a Richmond winter.  Louis Brooking of Brookmeade Sod Farm said "in fact, it is a great time to sid fescue, a cool se4ason grass.  Fescue is not dormant during the wither.  Since it ...
01/20/2008
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