Springing Forward!Posted: March 17, 2011 at 12:41 PM by Glenda Reith
Walking the dog yesterday it became evident that Spring has sprung! Everything seems to be in full bloom. This is a neighborhood just east of our home. Bear has a two mile radius that he inspects on a regular basis!Love the color of this Tulip Tree!Forsythia bushes make fabulous floral arrangements or wreaths for your front door.And my favorites are daffodils. Even poet William Wordsworth was moved to write a poem about them. "When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of read more
Seller's Start Your List!
Things to Have On Hand for the New HomeownersPosted: February 09, 2011 at 7:45 PM by Glenda Reith
Today is a snow day so what better task to take on than to make a list! It's a nice organizational task that can easily be completed from the comfort of your home, perhaps curled up on the couch in front of a lovely fire in the fireplace. If you are thinking of selling your home, I suggest you make a list of items that a new home owner would want. Then gather up everthing on the list so you will have them on hand for prospective buyers to review. Don't worry if you don't have everything on the list. It read more
My Favorite Five New Products
From the 2011 International Builders ShowPosted: February 02, 2011 at 9:46 PM by Glenda Reith
What’s New? Are you thinking of making any home improvements this year? Here are my favorite five products from the 2011 International Builders’ Show held last month in Orlando, FL. 1. Climate Control at Your Fingertips with The ComfortLink II Thermostat by Trane. From about $800; www.train.com.I may be a bit partial to this product because of the current Blizzard conditions outside. But I give the 7-inch color touchscreen high points for being attractive, eas read more
5 Winter Staging Tips
Keep the Winter Selling Blues at Bay!Posted: January 20, 2011 at 12:30 AM by Glenda Reith
The lawn is brown, the weather is bad, and the buying pool is shallow. So why even bother to put a "for sale" sign in the yard? Why not wait till spring? Well, not everyone has that luxury. And smart sellers know that with a little extra effort they can have a unique opportunity to stand out above the competition …which isn't exactly a crowd at this time of year. Here are five simple tips for staging that will make winter selling less frightful: Keep your house wa read more
New Year's Thoughts About Death, Taxes, & Home Ownership!
Renting vs. BuyingPosted: January 11, 2011 at 3:21 PM by Glenda Reith
Wow, the new year has barely begun and already I can think of only one thing. No, it’s not Valentine’s Day, in spite of retailers’ best efforts to get me to spend $6.99 on a card for my husband! I can’t stop thinking that taxes are almost due. And even though I still have 3 and a half months, I feel a bit like the mad hatter in Alice-in-Wonderland who runs around crying, “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date!” It’s like alarm bells are already g read more