Big-Impact Ideas for Small Patio Spaces

Posted on: June 1, 2017 by in Blog
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(BPT) - Do you have a small patio? Do you think you can't do much with the space due to its size? There's probably a lot more potential than you think.From the influx of urban dwellers, empty-nesters in transition and even the tiny-home movement, the trend of downsizing continues across the United States. Contrary to popular belief, you can have an impressive patio even if you have a smaller abode.Here are a few design ideas to help bring your limited patio area to life while maximizing Continue Reading ...

5 Green Home Improvements That Can Help Sell Your Home for More

Posted on: May 22, 2017 by in Blog
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5 Green Home Improvements - Home Seller Tips

(BPT) - Demand remains high for energy-efficient, eco-friendly home features, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders. In fact, the majority of builders now put energy-efficient windows, heating and cooling systems, thermostats and appliances in their construction, the survey says. If you’re selling your home and hope to compete with new construction — as well as set your house apart from other resales — making green improvements could significantly pay Continue Reading ...

5 Renovation Resolutions for Your Home This Year

Posted on: May 22, 2017 by in Blog
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5 Renovation Resolutions for Your Home This Year

(BPT) - It’s no secret that springtime is synonymous with spruce-ups. But, as is often the case, homeowners hone in on prettying-up patios and backyards with fresh florals and new outdoor furniture, leaving the inside of the home as “same old, same old.” This spring, resolve to reinvent your home from the inside out with stylish décor sure to add the wow-factor it deserves.The five refreshing projects below will to help create a beautiful setting worthy of the new season — and Continue Reading ...

5 Spring Cleaning Projects to Take on Immediately

Posted on: May 15, 2017 by in Blog
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Spring Cleaning Projects - Clean the floors

5 indoor projects to add to your spring cleaning list (BPT) - Spring cleaning is a seasonal tradition. You’ve been setting house projects aside all winter, and now’s the perfect time to make sure the warm weather season starts with a cleaner, happier home. So open the windows, turn on your favorite song, and start your spring cleaning with these five to-dos.* Clear the clutter. Removing excess clutter is a great cleaning tip any time of year, but finishing this task when the weather Continue Reading ...

Instilling Garage Logic in Your Kids

Posted on: May 10, 2017 by in Blog
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Make your home safe for your kids - hire a home inspector

It’s a long-standing tradition performed at the workbench of American garages — passing garage logic to the next generation. From hammering that first nail to changing a car’s oil, the garage is a living laboratory where parents teach their kids life lessons, self-reliance and problem-solving skills. It can even be an incubator where the seeds of a future profession grow.Today, instilling that larger vision requires a break from the small screen. Too often, smartphones and video games Continue Reading ...

Spring Time Home Inspections in Knoxville TN

Posted on: October 11, 2016 by in Blog
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The weather is beautiful today and the phones have been ringing. The Knoxville TN Real Estate Market is beginning to get very interesting. This year has been very different because of all the news of how bad it really is in some parts of the country. There is one thing that matters to me; It really doesn't matter how bad the market gets or how much it improves I am glad to live in East TN. If some of the people living in other parts of the country really knew how great this part of the country Continue Reading ...

Landscaping Tips

Posted on: October 11, 2016 by in Blog
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The pretty weather is here and most people with a green thumb have already started working around their yard. Every year it is the same thing; pick up and clean up all the debris that has accumulated and then start planning the next project. Every project has a personal touch but if you are planning a project that includes landscaping, adding a patio or planting trees or shrubs; be sure the plan includes a way for the water to flow away from your home. Some of the worst problems around a home Continue Reading ...

Radon Testing

Posted on: October 11, 2016 by in Blog
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Information about Radon testing Radon is one of those words that really only means one thing: \ˈrā-ˌdän\ : a heavy radioactive gaseous element formed by the decay of radium. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is present in many areas around our country. The problem with radon is that it may be present inside the house you are buying, and the only way to know is to test for it. Radon tends to be more prevalent in mountainous areas, so wherever you are buying a Continue Reading ...

Programable Thermostat

Posted on: October 11, 2016 by in Blog
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Is installing a programmable thermostat in your home right for you? With today’s technology a programmable thermostat is one of the few things that saves money and creates comfort at the same time. They can save you several dollars every month If you have the confidence to install one yourself there are a few things you should keep in mind. If you feel uncomfortable you can call a professional to do the work for you. · It is important to talk with someone where you Continue Reading ...

7 Simple Steps for Summer Lawn Prep

Posted on: August 26, 2016 by in Blog
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If you’re a part of the nearly 90 percent of Americans who believe it’s important to have a well-maintained yard, you and your backyard will appreciate these seven simple steps for tending to your natural turf  summer lawn with minimal effort.According to Grass Seed USA, a coalition of American grass seed farmers and academics, investing a little repair time in early spring and a small amount of maintenance time in summer will pay off with a lush lawn ready for all your summer Continue Reading ...