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Five hidden spots to clean this spring

Posted by Kristina Fore on April 26, 2016 in  Maintenance and Repair  Uncategorized
Five Hidden Spots to Clean This Spring   “Spring” and “Cleaning” go together like “Cute” and “Kitten.” When you think of one, you think of the other. The sun comes out, the world turns green, we open our windows and bust out the dusters. As you work through your spring cleaning routine, remember these hidden spots.   #1 Rain Gutters. It’s amazing how much flotsam and jetsam can gather in your gutters over the winter: leaves and twigs can block down... read more
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A healthy tax refund can elicit dreams of momentary luxury. A massage-of-the-month club or a nice trip to Aruba may come to mind when you picture a couple thousand extra dollars in your bank account. One route you might consider, though, is investing your tax return in a smallish update to your home. While you won’t be able to do any major remodels, you can make some important changes that will put a smile on your face and add some value to your home.Replace your water taps with low-flow showerheads and fauce... read more
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Painting Tips of the Pros

Posted by Annette Mikat on February 15, 2016 in  Decorating and Staging  Maintenance and Repair
Paint has come a long way since the days of all-white walls. You can change the look and feel of any room with a few coats of a new hue, and doing it right will pay off in the end. Professional painters have a few secrets to achieving a beautiful finish. We’re passing our favorites on to you.#1 Prep Your Space. It’s a lot of work, but the pros suggest removing everything from the room you’re painting. What can happen, will happen when you place a bucket of latex paint among beloved home treasures ... read more
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Love Your Home by Sweating the Small Stuff

Posted by Annette Mikat on February 08, 2016 in  Maintenance and Repair
Relationship experts have come up with a new take on the golden rule: instead of treating loved ones the way we would like to be treated, we should treat them as they would like to be treated. We may often say that we “love our home,” but what does that really mean? The Beatles insist that all you need is love, but in your relationship with your house, you need a little more to keep the love flowing. Show your home a little love through regular preventative maintenance on the small stuff. It will love y... read more
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Smart Homes: A Few More of Our Favorite Things

Posted by Coldwell Banker River Valley on November 08, 2015 in  Buying and Selling  Maintenance and Repair
Your smart phone can make dinner reservations, remind you of appointments, and check the weather. A smart HOME can help you increase security, simplify housework and have some fun.The tech industry continues to innovate on the home front, and Realtors are reporting more smart home features in listing descriptions in recent years. Some agents are noting that properties with smart home features and technologies sell faster than homes without them.Even if you’re not planning to sell anytime soon, it’s wort... read more
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