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5 Ways to Conserve Energy and Cut Costs

Energy conservation not only benefits the planet but decreases home expenses. Small actions taken consistently, make a huge impact and can create massive savings. Here are five simple ways to begin conserving energy at home. Unplug large appliances at night. Even when appliances are off or in sleep mode, they can continue to suck electricity all night long. By unplugging these devices, you save hours of energy and costs. Consider washing dishes by hand. Small meals like breakfast or lunch... Continue Reading >

3 Ways to Show Gratitude

The holiday season is an excellent time to tap into your gratitude toolbox. Gratitude is said to not only boost a person's sense of happiness and physical health but by sharing gratitude with others, relationships blossom. Also, a grateful disposition is said to reduce materialism, risk, burnout, and symptoms of depression. Here are three small acts with big impacts to help you practice gratitude daily. Handwritten Notes: Pick up a pen and a pack of notecards and send one handwritten note a... Continue Reading >

5 Ways to Upgrade The Value of Your Home

Upgrading the value of your home isn't solely associated with the boons of selling. It can be supremely beneficial for getting lower mortgage rates and getting access to cash. While your home is a massive investment in your future, there are several ways through which you can increase its return. Let's have a look at some simple, easy, and cost-effective ways to upgrade the value of your home.  Make high-demand changes If you want to sell your home in the near future... Continue Reading >

2021 Market Report

Though the market has experienced a few changes, the buyer demand has shown increase. Utilize the below-market report stats and insights to shed light on your next buy or sell. Reach out to me with any questions you may have. Continue Reading >

5 Ways To Prepare Your Home For Spring

With the year 2020 behind us, it's more important than ever to not only welcome a little warmth into your heart but welcome the light of spring into your home. Here are 5 ways to prepare your home for spring. 1.) Create space around your home by cleaning out the gutters and removing old leaves and debris. If yard work isn't your forfeit, consider hiring a local small business to cover the exterior while you focus on the below six areas.... Continue Reading >

2021 Financial Resolutions

It makes sense that New Year's resolutions are not front and center this year, but have you considered being resolute with your finances? Here are three simple shifts you can make financially to help reach your financial and homeownership goals. And if you're a first-time homebuyer, these simple steps are a great place to begin. #1 Budget setting often feels a bit tedious and for some can be difficult to keep up with. One way to decrease this stress is instead of... Continue Reading >

6 Must-Haves For Fall Decorating

Fall is one of the most exciting seasons to decorate your home. As the cooling temperatures start to approach and make its way into this new season, it's only right to make the home as cozy and beautiful as possible. Here are 6 fall decor must-haves for your home. 1. Nature Nature pieces are one of the most common types of fall decor. Nature would be considered pine cones, hay, leaves, pumpkins, and flowers. All of these pieces can easily... Continue Reading >

Spice Up The Fall With An Apple Cider Recipe

Fall is here! The weather is cooling down and the leaves are falling. What better time to make hot apple cider to keep warm during this season? Check out this easy crock-pot recipe to enjoy with family and friends at home. Cheers. Spiced Apple Cider  1-gallon dark apple cider1 tablespoon whole allspice1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg4 cloves whole cloves3 cinnamon sticks1 vanilla bean, split lengthwiseBrandy, Calvados (apple brandy), or bourbon (optional)Add any of your favorite fruits and enjoy If you try out this... Continue Reading >

Spring Cleaning, Summer Edition

Ever heard of Spring Cleaning? Well, this is the Summer Edition.  Here are 5 ways to declutter your home while making sure it's your oasis during quarantine: 1. Start in an area that is most cluttered. It’s helpful to start in the room that is most cluttered. Usually, this area is the bedroom or living room because that is where people spend most of their time and begin to pile household items. For some, starting big can be overwhelming but it actually gives motivation... Continue Reading >

Quarantine, Father’s Day Ideas

Father's day is in just a couple weeks; however, Father's Day might feel a little different while in quarantine. That's ok. Thinking out of the box, getting creative, while keeping it meaningful and simple can help Father's day run smoothly. Here are a few fun, simple, yet creative ways to celebrate Dad on his special day. Instead of reservations at his favorite restaurant out of town, maybe consider cooking a bountiful meal together. Fire up the grill, gift dad with... Continue Reading >

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