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Ok, I'm sure (or at least, I hope) that you already know that putting grease, oil and fats of any kind in to your kitchen drain when you're on a septic system is a big No-No. But what many homeowners don't understand that it's just as big a No-No when you're on a public sewer system. Think about ...
02/03/2021
I added a blog post yesterday about putting your best foot forward when you're in a multiple offer situation. This post is an adjunct to that one. I opened my email this morning and the first one that popped up had a subject line of "Price Improvement..." and then listed the property address. I ...
02/03/2021
Anyone who has ever worked with me as a buyer knows that I'm all about saving money for my buyer clients.  Having a tough negotiator on your side when you're buying a property works in most markets, but this current market is a bit of a departure from a normal market.I advise my buyers to "put th...
02/03/2021
Here's a couple of quick tips on how to prevent mold from appearing in your shower. These photos are from my home and I thought I'd share them with you to show why I'm able to keep the shower mold-free. I came up with the idea of storing the soaps, shampoos, conditioners, etc. outside of the show...
02/03/2021
This is a big one. If your agent isn't completely familiar with all of our board-issued real estate contract forms and addenda, you could be in big trouble as a buyer or seller. Here's a few of examples: 1. Alternate financing- a buyer changing a lender or loan terms can be a big problem with re...
02/03/2021
What's the old saying about "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"? That couldn't be more true than listening to your friends, colleagues and family members when it comes to dealing with real estate matters. I've been in the business since 2003 and how many times do you think I've hear...
02/03/2021
I have to remind my husband (he loves those reminders ) to remove the snow from around our heat pump each time we get a substantial snowfall. Snow built up around a heat pump isn't good and here's the reason why: https://www.carneyphc.com/blog/heating/effects-of-excessive-snow-on-heat-pumps/
02/03/2021
Think again. Builders are difficult to work with and they're able to get away with it. Why? Because so many buyers would prefer a new home to a resale home. In other words, they have a captive audience.I'm currently representing buyers who want a new home and I know they're relieved that they hav...
02/03/2021
You might think that you don't need flood insurance because you're not in a flood zone, but you might also be wrong. I just read an article in Realtor magazine that reminded me that it's probably time to call my homeowners insurance agent to ask about it. According to the article, relying on FEM...
02/03/2021
One of my sellers just sent me these unbelievably delicious chocolate covered strawberries. They didn't last a full day in my home with all of the chocoholics in this family!!! Yum.
02/03/2021
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