Archive for the ‘Real Estate’ Category

Setting the Mood in Your Home

Creating a happy, energized home during the warmer months starts with getting “chore-ganized” to spend the maximum time enjoying family and friends. Tapping into your senses – particularly the sense of smell – can also boost the mood throughout your home.

Get the most out of your home in the laundry room and beyond with these fun, simple and creative tips from author, blogger and lifestyle expert Jordan Reid of Ramshackle Glam.

Everything has its place. Cut down the clutter and…

Caring for Your Stone Surfaces

Maintaining luster and shine on granite counters and other natural stone surfaces

Many homeowners install granite or marble countertops and vanities for their durability and to add more value to the home. But in the end, nothing beats the most visible benefit — that rich shine and luster right after the workmen install the new natural stone.

It’s that gorgeous shine homeowners desire to maintain. For some, their lustrous granite or marble surfaces are the envy of dinner guests. For oth…

Get a Piece of Paradise

On a recent vacation to Cape Coral, Florida, a hidden gem near Fort Myers, a Switzerland couple was enjoying the tropical weather, boating, and other “fun-in-the-sun” activities, when they met Caprice, a German native real estate agent who would soon touch their lives forever.

After a brief introduction through a mutual friend, Caprice immediately connected with this couple; after all they were from neighboring countries.  She discovered they were both very interested in interior desi…

Relaxed Florida Lifestyle

 

This extraordinary new custom AUBUCHON home was built in 2013 and is currently on the market, offered turnkey at $1,590,000. Interior design influences originate from Switzerland and are in partnership with Evalutions by Aubuchon Interior Designers. This home is located in the desirable Southwest area of Cape Coral with its estate villas and endless views over the beautiful nature preserves.  Start your boat trips to world renowned beaches from your backyard with quick gulf access,…

Simple Ant Prevention

Of all the pests that can take up residence in your home this summer, ants are among the most common.

“Treat ants proactively, even if you only see one or two,” advises Jason Cameron, licensed contractor and host of DIY Network’s Desperate Landscapes. Jason’s long experience in home remodeling and carpentry makes him an expert on how to detect and discover entry points for potentially destructive ants to enter the home. “Taking preventative measures will help you protect both the in…

Best House on the Block

It takes seconds to form a first impression. Ask yourself this — what kind of first impression is your home making? Is your yard helping or hurting you in getting top dollar this home buying season?

 

The majority of homeowners (71 percent) agreed that curb appeal is important in choosing their home, according to the new TruGreen Home Features Report conducted by the National Association of REALTORS®. Most of the homeowners surveyed reported purchasing a home with a healthy, green law…

Lower the Cost of Cooling Your Home

With the summer sweltering on outside, the last thing you need is to be getting all hot and bothered about the cost of cooling your home.

Turn down the AC and watch your electricity bill drop – Hometalk – the largest home and garden social network on the web – has gathered a list of smart, simple hacks to combat the heat this season. From strategically opening windows to a DIY misting system, chill out with these 5 simple tips:

  1. 1.     Open Windows Strategically: Open windows o…

Standard Pacific Homes Opens Private Golf Course

Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation’s leaders in homebuilding quality, announced today the grand opening of The Reserve at Alaqua. This community is designed to meet the discerning tastes and expectations of today’s distinguished move-up or country club buyers. Home shoppers will have the choice of six brand new home designs and are invited to tour the community at this weekend’s grand opening. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.

 

Located within the highly-acclaimed Alaqua Country Club, th…

Transform Your Kids’ Rooms

It’s no surprise that kids want unique, colorful bedrooms that reflect their personalities and give them a space to call their own. Parents, though, may find that overwhelming and worry about having to sacrifice cleanliness and organization.

 

The ideas below will help you create fun, innovative rooms and make everyone in the family happy.  Plus, they are easy to create.

 

GO TEAM!

One of the most enduring bedroom themes for boys and girls revolves around sports. Whether your l…

How Home Remodeling Build Your Living Standard

Home is your asylum. The spot you backtrack to each night and some way or another it doesn’t appear right. Your home is a declaration of who you are and assuming that you go out each of a spot that you don’t appear to fit in with you then likely your home needs improvement. You are likely speculating how you are set to make the installments for your home improvement. Your home remodeling plans are no more extended to be limited to the thought stages. Give them a chance to see the day light. Ho…