All Blog Entries by Ellen Postlethwait

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12 Tips for Creating Your Own Backyard Oasis

Love spending time outside? Here are some tips you can use to enhance your outdoor space! 

12 Tips for Creating Your Backyard Oasis

Do you love spending time outside? Do you prefer to read a book in the fresh air than in your living room? Do you enjoy hosting your friends at your house, but wish that you could do more entertaining in your backyard? Or, maybe you want to separate your listing from the other homes for sale in your area by maximizing your buyer appeal? Let’s take a look at some of the steps you can take to create your own personal outdoor oasis right outside your back door!

12. Give Your Yard Some TLC

When considering updating your backyard space, one of the first components that should be looked at is the state of your

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Selling Your Home: 10 Real Estate Tips and Tricks

When you bought your home, you likely felt a great deal of excitement, as well as some apprehension. That feeling probably faded once you settled in and started to make it your own. Whether you have stayed in your home for a number of years or you are having to sell your home earlier than anticipated, you might experience similar emotions throughout the selling process. Let’s take a look at 10 simple steps you can take to help ease yourself through the process. 

10 Real Estate Tips Before you Sell Your Home

1. Talk It Out 

Selling your home is no small task. It is recommended that you have a talk with your family to decide if selling your home is the right move. Perhaps you are wanting something with a little less space, or on the other

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Mold Remediation Tips and Tricks 

 Here are 7 areas of your home you can find mold and some tips and tricks for how to get rid of it!

Mold. What is it? How do you get rid of it and why is it important to do so? If you are currently a homeowner or are looking to become one, mold will more than likely be something you have to deal with at some point in that process. 

Let’s take a deeper look at what mold is and what you can do to prevent and treat it in your home.  

Green Mold On Tree and Orange on Wall with Light

What Exactly Is Mold? 

Mold is a fungus made up of large amounts of organisms that are outside, are very beneficial to the environment due to their ability to break down plant and animal matter. However, inside your home mold can cause you a whole slew of problems.  Being a

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Home Safety Checklist for Those With Disabilities 

Your home should be your sanctuary - Your safe place to return to at the end of a long day. If you or a member of your family has a disability, this should be no different. You want it to be a safe, comfortable place free of hazards. Let’s take a look at some home safety tips that can help your home remain accessible to everyone, while also keeping you and your family safe. 

Home safety tips for those with disabilities and handicaps

What Is A Disability? 

Currently, 26% of adults residing in the United States are living with some form of disability. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, the ADA defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities. It is important to note that a disability

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Questions To Ask When Buying A House

Wondering what questions to ask when buying a house? Here's everything you need to know about buying a home! 

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned veteran of the housing market, buying a house is no small undertaking. It can be very easy to start looking at homes and begin to fall in love with them before considering the more practical components of the sale. Let's take a deeper look at what questions you should be asking when you are buying a home to ensure you are buying the one that is exactly right for you.

7 Questions To Ask When Buying A House

7. What Is My Budget?

The first step you want to take when considering buying a home is figuring out exactly how much house you can afford. There is nothing worse for a buyer

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