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    Create Sparks with These 5 Fire Pit Options

    With s’more season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to transform your outdoor space into a captivating oasis. Large or small, wood-burning or propane, a fire pit can make any gathering an enchanting evening soiree. To help you choose the best fire pit for your needs, here are five of today’s most popular options. Classic Stone If you are picturing large get-togethers with family and friends, roasting marshmallows and hot dogs, a traditional stone fire pit may be the optimal pick. These wood-burning structures are typically permanent and designed to blend in with the surrounding landscape. Size, style and material choices allow you to customize the fire pit to…

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    Irresistible Pumpkin Recipes for a Flavorful Fall

    As temperatures drop, the kitchen spotlight turns to a humble and versatile ingredient – the pumpkin. Delve into the delicious world of pumpkin-infused dishes that celebrate both flavor and creativity with comforting classics and innovative creations. Most of these pumpkin recipes call for canned pumpkin, but if you feel like making your own puree, look for sugar or pie pumpkins at the store – leave the large jack-o’-lantern types for carving. One Bowl Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins Pumpkin and chocolate are a perfect match, as demonstrated in this take on muffins from The Kitchn blog. Warm pumpkin pie spices combine with semi-sweet chocolate chips for the perfect afternoon snack or brunch side.…

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    5 Tips for Adding Fall Accents to Your Home

    As the days grow shorter, it’s time to bring fall’s warm and inviting hues into your home. Embrace the season’s vibrant colors to create a cozy atmosphere that celebrates autumn’s magic and reflects your tastes. But don’t be worried – adding an autumn look doesn’t mean completely overhauling your home’s interior design! Here are five simple and creative ways to incorporate fall decorations this year. Cozy Throws and Textiles Stylishly transition your home from summer to fall by updating your living room and bedroom with new throw pillows, blankets and bedding. For a lush pop of fall color, choose heavier fabrics in rich, deep colors like burgundy, mustard, chocolate and…

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    Should You Buy or Rent a Home?

    In today’s competitive real estate market, you may wonder if it’s better to rent a place or buy a home. Purchasing a residence can provide more privacy and future investment potential, while renting allows for more flexibility and less maintenance. Both options have a myriad of pros and cons, but it ultimately will depend on your financial situation, lifestyle needs and long-term goals. Here are a few factors to consider. Costs and Maintenance When you rent a home, you typically pay a flat monthly rental fee plus utilities and insurance, and any repairs or maintenance are the landlord’s responsibility. However, when it comes time to renew your lease, you may…

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    You Could be in a New Home for the Holidays

    Have you been dreaming of selling your home, buying a new one and moving in before the holidays? This scenario is actually fairly common and totally doable. I can guide you through the process, negotiate the best terms and get you into a new home – all in time to celebrate with family and friends. Here’s how you can get started. Understand the Market Although spring and summer are considered peak buying and selling season, you can still snag a great deal during fall and winter months – if you have a good handle on your local market. I am an invaluable resource for information on current inventory, comparable properties, average…

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    The Wonderful World of Green – Tips for Hydrating Plants

    You may not know it, but there are proper methods to watering your plants that involve more than just pouring water on top. Plant size, soil type, weather, sun exposure and time of year all factor into how much water is needed. Timing and frequency are also important, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. So how do you effectively manage your dampening strategy? Consider: • Watering in the Morning – Water can penetrate the soil where the plant’s roots can reach, absorbing and drying in the cooler hours of the day. Watering during other times of the day could cause you to boil the roots, sunburn the leaves or grow…

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    First Impressions Matter – Get Your Home Market Ready

    If you are considering selling your home, there are several things you can do now to make the best first impression on potential buyers. Taking the time to declutter, deep clean and make simple repairs will show buyers that your house and property are well-maintained and ready for a new owner. Increase Curb Appeal A clean and attractive exterior is crucial, as it creates a positive first impression and sets the tone for the rest of your home. Spruce up your outdoor space by removing overhanging tree limbs and branches, applying a fresh coat of exterior paint, mowing the lawn, adding plants or flowerpots, power washing, painting patio and deck…

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    Contemplating a 55+ Community?

    Making the decision to move to a 55+ adult living community can be a big one with a lot of factors to consider. Are you looking for an active lifestyle with loads of amenities and opportunities for social connection or a quiet place to relax without a lot of distractions? While there are many benefits, it’s important to ask the right questions so you can determine if the neighborhood fits your vision of the future. The Atmosphere If you enjoy using the pool, gym or sports facilities in a more adults-only environment – with perhaps only a few sporadic encounters with grandchildren – then a more peaceful 55+ community may…

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    Gallery Wall Tips: Perfect placements for your gallery wall!

    Consider frequently-used entertaining spaces: hanging a gallery wall in the living or dining room is a surefire way to create an inviting space for a gathering Don’t overlook small areas Choose a wall in your bedroom Dress up your home office If you have questions of any kind or if you or anyone you know needs real estate help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me anytime! Kindest regards, 262 total views, no views today