Dianne Clayton's Blog Posts

Dianne Clayton's Blog Posts

HOUSE CARE CALENDAR
 A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your HomeFrom summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, h...

Staging Your Home To Sell
Staging Your Home to Sell...   Do's & Don'tsDO:Kick the clutterSet a goal of eliminating half the items in every room, starting with personal effects like photos and clothing....

Property To Sell In Probate I Can Help
Property to Sell in Probate   I can helpA probate sale requires knowledge of process. These steps include: Court appointment of the executor or administrator of the estate&nb...

Add New Life To Your Kitchen With These Easy Kitchen Updates
Add new life to your kitchen with these easy kitchen updates: Paint an unused cabinet surface with chalkboard paint. Spice up a wooden cabinet surface with a little chalkboard pai...

The Market Is Hot But Interest Rates Are Going Up Buy Now
The Market is Hot, But Interest Rates Are Going Up...   Buy Now!If you’re considering purchasing a home, act now and take advantage of today’s historically low mortgage ra...

Are You At Risk Of Foreclosure Let Me Help
Are you at Risk of Foreclosure?   Let me Help!I am an experienced real estate agent in your area and I’d like to offer my services to help you sell your property.If you’re...

Tips To Maximize Space And Efficiency In Your Closet
Organize Your Closets...Use these tips to maximize space and efficiency in your closet. Mount a pegboard on the back of your closet door. Add pegs to hang belts, scarves, a m...

Your April Maintenance Tip
Your April Maintenance Tip!With spring comes small pests you don’t want in your home. Remember, insects sneak in through wall and floor cracks, utility openings and under do...

Home Renovations To Avoid Before A Sale
Home Renovations to Avoid Before A Sale...If you’re planning to sell your home, simple renovations can add value and attract homebuyers. However, some home improvements may actua...

Ready To Sell Your First Home
Ready to Sell Your First Home...Are you ready to sell your first home?   Let me help!   Here are some tips for easing you into the process and making your home sale ...

Tips For Selling Your Home Fast
Tips for Selling Your Home Fast...Do you have to relocate for a job? Or are you hoping to move before the school year starts? There are many reasons why you may need to sell your h...

Prices Are Up Now Is The Time To Sell
Prices Are Up...   Now is the Time to Sell...Home prices have been on the upswing, which means we’re in the midst of a ripe seller’s market! If you’re thinking of sellin...

Is Selling Your Home A Game Of Numbers
Is the Price Right for your Home...Selling your home is a game of numbers, and winning means placing your home on the market at a competitive price. Proper pricing ensures your hom...

Applying For A Mortgage Prepare For The Third Degree
Prepare for the Third Degree!Documentation you will need to provide includes: Proof of income: Your two most recent payroll check stubs or electronic deposit receipts showing...

Thinking Of Selling Your Home
Thinking of Selling your Home...Are you thinking about selling your home? Pricing your home right is the key to getting top dollar on your sale. Overpricing your home is tempting, ...

Tips For Finding Buying Your First Home
Tips for Finding & Buying Your First Home...Are you ready to buy your first home? Venturing into the homebuying market can be daunting, but I’m here to share my experience and he...

Are You Ready For A New Home
Are You Ready for a New Home...Some of life’s changes require us to pack up and move on to something new.If you’re transitioning into the next chapter of your life, let me help...

What To Do BEFORE You Buy A House
What to do BEFORE  You Buy a House...Are your friends thinking about buying a house? Give them these tips for getting ready to buy. Save for a down payment. The minimum ...

Ever Consider Investment Property
Ever Consider Investment Property...If you’ve ever considered investing in rental property, now is a great time to make plans!   Low prices and low interest rates make condi...

Downsize The Easy Way
Downsize the Easy Way...Are you ready to retire and downsize your home?  Here are some ways to prepare for the move and make the process easier.Research your ideal new ho...

Get Your Credit Score In Shape Before Buying A Home
Get Your Credit Score in Shape Before Buying a HomeHow strong is your credit? Cleaning up your credit is essential before you make any major financial moves. Having a bad score can...

Does Your Home Do Enough For You
Smart houseDoes your home do enough for you?   Consider these upgrades to make your house smarter:Automated home security system – Arm and disarm your home security sys...

Is A FHA Mortgage Right For You
Is a FHA Mortgage Right for You?If you’re ready to buy a home but don’t have enough savings for a down payment, you have some options.The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) i...

5 Ways To Add COLOR To Your KITCHEN
5 Ways to Add COLOR to Your KITCHEN...Applying a more colorful design to your kitchen is a great way to brighten one of the most important rooms in your home. Here are a few simple...

Should You Buy A New Or Existing Home Part 2 Of 2
Should You Buy a New or Existing Home? Get more variety and established neighborhoods with an existing homeExisting homes are those that have generally been built and lived in...

Should You Buy New Construction
Should You Buy a New or Existing Home? Maybe your dream home has the intricate details that you usually find only in older construction - wainscoting and crown molding in the ...

Tips For Filing Your Taxes
Tips for Filing Your Taxes...Check out these tips for smooth filing: File online. Homeowners earning $64,000 or less per year may file for free using an online system like th...

Markets HOT But Interest Rates May Be Going UP SELL Now
Market's HOT ~  But Interest Rates may be going UP ~ Sell Now!While home prices have been on the upswing over the last couple of years, interest rates are set to rise soon fro...

Whats The Price Of Your Commute
Price of your commute...Want to know how living in a particular neighborhood impacts your family’s transportation budget? Check out the Department of Housing and Urban Developmen...

Do You Need To Sell A Property In Probate
Do you Need to Sell a Property in Probate?Have you inherited a property currently in probate and need to sell it? Are you unsure of the process and how to handle it? I can help.A p...

Considering An Underground Irrigation System
Considering an Underground Irrigation System?Follow these tips to ensure maximum water and money savings:Make a diagram of your yard and identify key locations for a sprinkler syst...

Get A Better Deal With FINANCIAL LITERACY
Get a Better Deal with ~ Financial Literacy...Financial literacy isn’t just about knowledge, it’s a way of better preparing you for negotiating to get the best deal on your mor...

Have You Inherited A Property Currently In Probate And Need To Sell It
Have you inherited a property currently in probate and need to sell it?      Are you unsure of the process and how to handle it? I can help.A probate sale requires k...

Top Homeowner Tax Deductions That Decrease Your Tax Burden
Top Homeowner Tax Deductions That Decrease Your Tax BurdenYou can't avoid paying taxes, and we all need to pay our fair share. However, paying your fair share shouldn't place an un...

Your March Maintenance Tip
Your March Maintenance TipIs it time to replace your roof? Knowing the history of your home is valuable for determining when your roof needs replacement.Depending on the mater...

8 Tips For Smart Credit Card Use
8 Tips for Smart Credit Card Use...Avoid annual fees. Most of us don’t need the “perks” that come with a for-pay credit card.Use it like a debit card. Use your credit card wh...

Mortgage Application Smart
Mortgage Application Smart...Refinancing or looking for financing to upgrade to a new home? Here’s a mortgage tip to prevent delays or denial.Lenders carry out quality control pr...

Try Before You Buy
Try before you Buy...Rent it now with the Right (but not the obligation) to Purchase it in the future.    Ask me about the Lease with a Right to Purchase Program.We ...

Choosing The Right Moment To Sell
Choosing the Right Moment to Sell...Choosing the right moment to sell is a personal decision for homeowners. Consider these questions to time your sale for maximum results:Who rule...

Lease To Love
Lease to love....Rent it now with the Right (but not the obligation) to Purchase it in the future.   Ask me about the Lease with a Right to Purchase Program.We are Making...

5 Unbelievably Simple DIY Home Fixes
5 Unbelievably Simple DIY Home Fixes...Is tackling that growing list of home repairs one of your New Year’s resolutions? Use these five do-it-yourself home repair tricks to start...

Looking To Rent A Home
Looking to Rent a Home?Expand your options and lock in the Right (but not the obligation) to Purchase the home.   Ask me about the Lease with a Right to Purchase Pro...

Not Quite Ready To Buy A Home Now
Not quite Ready to Buy a Home now?Rent it now with the Right (but not the obligation)to Purchase it in the future. Ask me about the Lease with a Right to Purchase Program.We are Ma...

Your February Monthly Maintenance Tip
Your February Monthly Maintenance TipMake painting the exterior of your home a breeze with these simple tips:Clean it up. Use a low pressure hose to rinse weather st...

Lease It Love It Buy It
Lease it...    Love it?    Buy it!Rent it now with the Right (but not the obligation) to Purchase it in the future.  Ask me about the Lease with a Right to...

Life Expectancies Of Household Appliances
Life Expectancies of Household Appliances...As much as we don’t like to think about it, household appliances need to be upgraded at some point. Most warranties offer an easy solu...

Fastest Growing Cities All Over The United States
Fastest Growing Cities all over the United States...Cities all over the United States are experiencing unprecedented population swells. Fueled by a general migration to urban areas...

Save Energy This Winter
Save Energy This Winter Turn the thermostat down to 68 degrees or lower and bundle up with a cozy sweater and warm socks. Look into easy solutions like weather-stripping and...

3 Easy Ways To Manage Your Winter Energy Bills
3 Easy Ways to Manage Your Winter Energy BillsAs temperatures begin to drop in Middle Tennessee, many homeowners see their energy bills rise. Whether you are turning up the heat or...

Holiday Fire Safety Tips
Holiday Fire Safety TipsResidential fires take their toll every day, every year, in lost lives, injuries, and destroyed property. But many conditions that cause house fires can be ...

Have A Week Night Open House
Have a Week Night Open House...Warmer nights and longer days encourage people to stay out longer. If you’re thinking about selling, consider a week night open house!  A week...

Pre Autumn Home Fixes
Pre-Autumn Home Fixes...As the warm months of summer come to an end, consider these quick — but important — home maintenance tasks to finish before fall:Check window seals. Exa...

Before You Sell Your Home
Before you sell your home...Are you thinking about selling your home?Here’s how to get started:1. De-clutter storage areas. Homebuyers love storage –especially closets. Ma...

5 Things To Ask At An Open House
5 Things to Ask at an Open House...As a Realtor, I understand the allure of an Open House. Even if you’re still in the “just looking” phase, here is a list of questions to as...

5 Tips For Selling Your Home Fast
5 Tips For Selling Your Home Fast...Do you have to relocate for a job? Or are you hoping to move before the school year starts? There are many reasons why you may need to sell...

Seller Tips For Evaluating Multiple Offers
Seller tips for evaluating multiple offers...Are you thinking about selling your home? In today’s real estate market, it’s common to receive multiple offers on your property. H...

Shopping For A Contractor
Shopping For A Contractor...Home repair and remodeling is not a trifling investment. Keep your home improvement project on target and on budget with these tips:Find your contractor...

Choosing A Mortgage Provider BANKER Or BROKER
Choosing a Mortgage Provider:   Bank or Broker?Getting ready to buy? Before starting your home search, find the best mortgage for your needs. Locating a suitable mortgage firs...

Thinking About Buying A New Home
Thinking about Buying a New Home?Is  New Construction right for you?  Consider these points:Often, new homes won’t be found at common online listing sites.  Your a...

Paying Off Your Mortgage Sooner
Pay off Your Mortgage Sooner...Want to pay off your mortgage more quickly? Use these tips:Round up your monthly mortgage payment amounts. For example, if your mortgage bill is $1,1...

Reduce Your Water Usage By 25 Per Cent And Save 25 Per Cent
Reduce Your Water Usage by 25%  and  Save 25%Here are some ways to reduce your water usage — and save 25% on your water bill.Install low-flow fixtures — Showerhe...

5 Things You Should Know About Your Credit Score
5  Things You Should Know About Your Credit Score...How is my credit score determined?10% is type of credit used35% is payment history30% is amounts owed15% is lengt...

4 Critical Credit Tips
4  Critical Credit Tips...Your credit score is an important benchmark for mortgage lenders, landlords and even potential employers. Use these tips to avoid hurting your credit...

Tips For Surviving Halloween
Tips for surviving HalloweenWhether you’re prepping kids for a night out or heading out for your own festivities, use these tips to keep your Halloween free from scary mishaps.If...

FHA Property Qualification Standards
FHA  Property Qualification Standards...If you’re ready to buy a home but don’t have enough saved for a traditional 20% down payment, consider a Federal Housing Admin...

Is The Price Right For Your Home
Is the price right for your home?Selling your home is a game of numbers, and winning means placing your home on the market at a competitive price. Proper pricing ensures your home ...

Are You Thinking About Buying A House
What to do Before you Buy a House...Are you thinking about buying a house?   Consider these tips for getting ready to buy:Save for a down payment.  The minimum down payme...

5 Unbelievably Simple DIY Home Fixes
5   Unbelievably Simple DIY Home FixesIs tackling that growing list of home repairs one of your New Year’s resolutions? Use these five do-it-yourself home repair tricks to s...

Todays Maintenance Tip
Today's Maintenance Tip!Make painting the exterior of your home a breeze with these simple tips:Clean it up. Use a low pressure hose to rinse weather stains, webs and oth...

4 Reasons To List Your Home In The Fall
4  Reasons To List Your Home in the Fall...You’ve likely heard that summer is the peak selling season.  But listing in the fall has its advantages, too! Here are four t...

How Do I Improve A Poor Credit Score
How do I improve a Poor Credit Score?The first step is to make sure your credit report is accurate. Every year, you can pull a free credit report at http://www.annualcreditrep...

6 Tips When Shopping For A Neighborhood
6   Tips When Shopping for a Neighborhood...There’s more to shopping for a home than just looking for a house. A big part of the purchase is about the neighborhood and surro...

Identify Theft Protection Tips
Identify Theft Protection Tips...Use these precautions to keep your information secure from identity theft.Papers: Shred all documents containing your personal informatio...

Its A Great Time To Buy Income Property
It's a Great Time to Buy Income Property...If you’ve ever considered investing in rental property, now is a great time to make plans! Low prices and low interest rates make condi...

Are You Paying Too Much On Monthly Escrow Account Payments
Are you Paying too much on Monthly Escrow Account Payments...Monthly  escrow or impound account payments, vary each year based on changes in property taxes and homeo...

Repairs To Consider Before Selling Your Home
Repairs to Consider Before Selling Your Home...Here are some common repairs to consider before negotiating a sale:Fogged windows — Fogged windows are a result of moisture bu...

Painlessly Painting Your Homes Exterior
Painlessly Painting Your Home's Exterior...Clean it up!Use a low pressure hose to rinse weather stains, muck, webs, or other dirt off the exterior of your home. Be sure to move out...

Save Up For A DOWN PAYMENT
Save Up for a DOWN PAYMENT...Thinking of buying, or know someone who is? The first step is to save up for a down payment. Here are some answers to some common questions about down ...

Need To Sell A Property In Probate
Need To Sell A Property In Probate...A probate sale requires knowledge of process. These steps include:Court appointment of the executor or administrator of the estate – The...

Planning A Camping Trip
Planning a Camping Trip...SUPPLIESflashlight and batteries;sleeping bags and pillows;maps for hiking trails;tent;canteens or reusable water bottles;first aid kit, including insect ...

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors...Constructing, maintaining or replacing boundary fences can be an expensive and work-intensive task. Here are some rules for divvying up costs and ...

8 Tips On Caring For Cut Flowers
8  Tips On Caring For Cut Flowers...Keep flowers lovely and blooming with these 8 easy tips.Start with a clean vase. Wash the vase thoroughly using soap and hot water.Re-...

Check Your Mortgage Escrow Statements
Check Your Mortgage Escrow Statements...Monthly impound payments, or escrow account payments, vary each year based on changes in property taxes and homeowners insurance premiums. I...

Picnic Planning
Picnic Planning...Looking for some leisurely, outdoor fun? Plan a picnic! Here are some tips for the perfect picnic in sunny California.Where to goState parks and national parks ar...

Cut Utility Bills By 2000 Or More With Smart Home Technology
Cut Utility Bills by $2,000 or More With Smart Home Technology... The ‘Smart Home’ is the new ‘Internet of Things’ or objects that can communicate with each other. The...

7124 Birch Bark Drive Dont Let This One Pass You By
Under Contract!   However I can find more like it... Call, text or email me to schedule a time...Don't let this one pass you by... Unbelievable & Under $350,000 with New SS Ap...

2017 Davidson County Property Tax Valuation
Curious about your 2017 Davidson County Property Tax Valuation? Here's what the County Assessor Office thinks it's worth! You just might be pleasantly (or not) surprised... Proper...

8 Reasons To Hire Me To Sell Your Home
8   Reasons to Hire Me to Sell Your Home...The sale of your home is one of the biggest financial transactions of your life, and you want it to go smoothly. Here are some impor...

Upgrades To Make Your House A Smarter Home
Upgrades to make your house a Smarter home...Does your home do enough for you? Consider these upgrades to make your house a smarter home:Automated home security system ...

Home Fixes Pre Autumn
Pre-Autumn Home Fixes...As the warm months of summer come to an end, consider these quick — but important — home maintenance tasks to finish before fall:Check window seals. Exa...

Selling Your Home In The Fall Dos And Don Ts
Selling your Home in the Fall...   Do's and Don'tsUse these tips to take advantage of selling your home this autumn. DO list your home.  Many sellers assume that on...

October Monthly Maintenance Tip
Maintenance Tip!As winter approaches, consider fortifying your home against the cold to keep your family comfortable.Step 1: Beware the draftUse weather stripping in window sills a...

Add New Life To Your Kitchen With These Easy Kitchen Updates
Add new life to your kitchen with these easy kitchen updates:Paint an unused cabinet surface with chalkboard paint. Spice up a wooden cabinet surface with a little chalkboard paint...

How To Stage
How to Stage your Home...In a buyer’s market, sellers need every advantage they can get. Home staging is an excellent way to highlight your property’s strengths. You can hire p...

Turn That Mes
Turn that Mess Under your Kitchen Sink into Prime Storage Space...Need help organizing under your kitchen sink? Here are some tips to help you get that space organized in an hour o...

7 Ways To Reduce Water Usage Around The House
7   Ways to Reduce Water Usage Around the House...Being water-wise is more important than ever.    Follow these seven tips to help the environment and save money on ...

Your Listing Expired Let Me Help
Your Listing Expired?   Let me Help! If your listing has recently expired, I wanted to make sure you hadn’t given up on selling your home. With rising interest rates&n...

Solar P
Solar Panels:  Pros and Cons...As the cost of electricity increases, more homeowners are thinking about purchasing solar panels or enrolling in a solar lease program. Before c...

Take Advantage Of Your Outdoor Patio Year Round By Folowing These Simple Tips
Take advantage of your outdoor patio year round by following these simple tips: Use low-maintenance plants to merge your indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly. Succulents are exc...

Boundary Fence Maintenance Tip
Boundary Fence Maintenance Tip...You and your neighbors are equally responsible for constructing, maintaining and replacing boundary fences. Before you do anything, you’re requir...

Making Your Home Pet Friendly
Making Your Home Pet - Friendly... A home isn’t just a home for humans. It’s a home for your pets as well. Consider these tips to make your home more comfortable for your furr...

Road Trip Tips
Road Trip Tips...Are you planning a family road trip? Here are some tips to try next time you hit the highway. Occupy the kids. Give kids jobs to help them participate in the...

Tips To Dress UP Your Home With Area Rugs
Tips to Dress UP Your Home With Area Rugs!Choose an appropriate material. Area rugs are made of a variety of materials, from natural fibers like bamboo to plush, fluffy wool. Choos...

How To Buy A Home 7 Tips And Tricks
How to Buy a Home: 7 Tips and Tricks No matter if you’re in a buyer’s or seller’s market, there are a few critical steps you can take to make a smarter purchase. Since b...

Take Advantage Of Your Outdoor Patio Year Round
Take advantage of your outdoor patio year round by following these simple tips: Use low-maintenance plants to merge your indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly. Succulents are excel...

Protesting Your Assessment To Lower Your Property Taxes
Protesting Your Assessment to Lower Your Property TaxesAlthough you must pay property taxes, you can make sure that you pay a reasonable amount based on the true value of your home...

How To Amp Up The Resale Value Of Your Home
How to Amp Up The Resale Value of Your HomeWhether you're putting your home on the market this year or in the next five years, it is a smart decision to start building your home's ...

Take Your Patio To The Next Level With These 5 Tips
Take Your Patio to the Next Level with These 5 Tips...Take advantage of your outdoor patio year round by following these simple tips: Use low-maintenance plants to merge your indo...

Brake And Take A Look At Your Loan Options
Brake and Take a Look at Your Loan Options... Before you drive full-throttle into a refinance or new home loan, remember to BRAKE! Budget:  Review your budget to determ...

Reverse Mortgage Smarts
Reverse Mortgage Smarts...Thinking about a Reverse Mortgage?  Here’s what you need to know to find the best use for your home’s equity.What is a reverse mortgage?A reverse...

Get A Better Deal With Financial Literacy
Get a Better Deal with ~ Financial Literacy...Financial literacy isn’t just about knowledge, it’s a way of better preparing you for negotiating to get the best deal on your mor...

What Is Mortgage Insurance
What is Mortgage Insurance?A:    Private mortgage insurance (PMI) is an insurancepolicy held by your lender which indemnifies themagainst losses on their investment ...

Sun Protection 101
Sun Protection  101...Follow these tips to soak up the sun without letting the harsh UV radiation damage your skin: Avoid direct exposure to sunlight between 10 AM and 4 PM w...

Price Of Your Commute
Price of Your Commute...Want to know how living in a particular neighborhood impacts your family’s transportation budget? Check out the Department of Housing and Urban Developmen...

Preparing For Your Next Vacation
Preparing for Your Next Vacation...Exploring new places and making lasting memories are the hallmarks of a fantastic vacation. Use this checklist to make sure you pack everything y...

Prices Are UP Nows The Time To SELL
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The Markets HOT But Interest Rates May Be Going UP BUY Now
The Market's HOT ~  But Interest Rates may be going UP ~ BUY Now!! If you’re considering purchasing a home, act now and take advantage of today’s historically low mortgag...

All About FREE Annual Credit Reports
All About FREE Annual Credit Reports...Looking for an insight into your credit score before applying for a mortgage? Don’t forget, you’re entitled to three free credit reports ...

Earthquake Yes Earthquake Safety Tips
Earthquake, Yes Earthquake Safety Tips...Prepare your home for an Earthquake with these safety tips: Home maintenance:  Bolt bookcases and other tall furniture to the walls t...

Get Your Residential Properties RENT READY
Get Your Residential Properties   RENT READY...Calling all Landlords!   Don’t neglect your Vacant units and properties on a Tenant Turnover.Here’s your...

Buy A Second Home And Rent Out Your Current Home
Buy a Second Home and Rent Out your Current Home...Want to move to a bigger property, but worried about selling your home? Consider keeping your current home as a rental property.T...

Its Time To Upgrade Your Investment Properties
It's Time for an Upgrade!Is the equity in your Rental Property Growing?  Upgrade your Investment Property or purchase additional property with your newly gained equity to take...

Maximize Your Investment
Maximize Your Investment...Your investment property has appreciated in value over the past couple years. Have you considered upgrading your investment or purchasing additional prop...

Easy Breezy Tips For A Summer Move
Easy, Breezy Tips For A Summer Move...Helping friends and relatives move is one of life’s many joys.  Make it a breeze with these tips!Plan aheadShop moving companies at lea...

Turn That Mess Under Your Kitchen Sink Into Prime Storage Space
Turn That Mess Under Your Kitchen Sink Into Prime Storage Space...Need help organizing under your kitchen sink? Here are some tips to help you get that space organized in an hour o...

Dos And Donts Of Selling And Buying At The Same Time
Do's and Don'ts Of Selling And Buying At The Same Time...Thinking about moving out of your old home and into a new one?   Unsure how to make process go smoothly?   Here i...

Dress Up Your Home With Area Rugs
Dress Up Your Home With Area Rugs...Use these tips to dress up your home with area rugs!Choose an appropriate material. Area rugs are made of a variety of materials, from natural f...

Wise Renovations To Boost Your Homes Resale Value
Wise Renovations To Boost Your Home's Resale Value...Home improvements add value to your home, making it more appealing to potential homebuyers. Here are some tips for improving wi...

Thinking Of Buying A New Home
Thinking Of Buying A New Home...Is a New Construction right for you? Consider these points:Often, new homes won’t be found at common online listing sites. Your agent will need to...

Beach Trip Checklist
Beach Trip Checklist... Your swimsuit Sandals Sunscreen A change of clothes Lip balm A waterproof camera A beach chair Sand castle tools (shovel, bucket) A beach umbrella ...

Keep Kids Busy And Happy This Summer
Keep Kids Busy & Happy This Summer! Here are some ideas for keeping your kids happily occupied throughout the summer — giving you time to get things done. Stock up on indoor ...

Avoid Fire Danger In Your Home
Avoid Fire Danger In Your Home...Cooking is the leading cause of house fires.   In the kitchen:keep a fire extinguisher handy;avoid wearing loose clothing that may catch fire;...

10 Quick And Easy Kitchen Updates
10  Quick and Easy Kitchen Updates...Add new life to your kitchen with these easy kitchen updates:1.  Paint an unused cabinet surface with chalkboard paint. Spi...

A Beginners Guide To Real Estate Investing
A Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate InvestingDespite the grim economic outlook for some industries, one sector is gaining viability -- real estate. According to the 2016 Emerging T...

Protecting Your Family From Carbon Monoxide
Protecting Your Family From Carbon Monoxide...You can’t smell it, taste it or see it, but it’s out there: Carbon Monoxide is the number one cause of accidental poisonings in th...

How To Pest Proof Your Home
How To Pest - Proof Your Home...Many species of insects and vermin are native to the neighborhoods of Tennessee.  During extreme shifts in weather patterns (i.e. winter rain a...

When To Replace Your Roof
When To Replace Your Roof...Whether you’re planning to sell or remain in your home for quite some time, a roof’s condition weighs significantly on the value of your home. A few...

Tips To Enhance Your Curb Appeal
Tips To Enhance Your Curb Appeal...A few eye-catching improvements to your home’s exterior makes your home stand out. Use a power washer to clean the siding, clear out...

5 Unbelievably Simple DIY Home Fixes
5  Unbelievably Simple DIY Home Fixes...Is tackling that growing list of home repairs one of your goals for this year?   Are you thinking about selling but worried about ...

10 Tips For A Successful Yard Sale
10  Tips For A Successful Yard Sale... Ready to free up some storage and find a home for your old clutter? Follow these simple steps: Take inventory. Comb through...

Save Money On Cooling Costs
Save Money on Cooling Costs...The average American homeowner spends $2,200 a year on utilities and half of this is for heating and cooling costs. Keep your costs down with thi...

The Best Renovations For Your Moneys For Your Money
The Best Renovations For Your Money...To make your renovation dollars go farther, here’s what appraisal experts say is worth it — and what isn’t:Renovation DosKitchen remodel...

8 Ways To Eliminate Clutter
8 Ways to Eliminate Clutter...Use these tips to reduce clutter and organize your home:Take out the trash. Go through your home and dispose of any items that are broken, forgot...

Quick Easy Home Maintenance Tips
Quick Easy Home Maintenance Tips...These ten easy fixes will only take you an hour or less!Change the filters in your appliances. Air conditioning units, furnaces and refrigerators...

Homeowners Insurance Know Whats Covered And What Is Not Know Whats Covered And What Is Not
Homeowners Insurance ~ Know What's Covered (and What Isn't...)A standard homeowners insurance policy covers a surprising range of incidents and expenses. It may also surprise you w...

8 Big Decorating Ideas For Small Spaces
8  Big Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces...Here are some tips to make the most of your smaller spaces:1. Paint and decorate in light and cool or neutral colors. Ligh...

Home Security Systems Protect Your Home And Your Family
Home Security Systems ~ Protect Your Home and Your Family...Types, Costs and PoliciesStandard security systems come with a central control panel that arms/disarms the system, motio...

Bathroom Update Tips
Bathroom Update Tips...Investing in bathroom upgrades gives you excellent return on your money when you sell. If you’re thinking of a bathroom renovation, here are some tips to c...

Outdoor Safety Tips
Outdoor Safety Tips...Warmer weather means more time spent outdoors. Here are some tips to keep your pets and children safe from common outdoor hazards.YardsIf you have a yard, kee...

Improve Your Home
Improve Your Home With Your Tax Refund...Don’t let your tax refund go to waste: invest it back into your home! Here are five ways to put your tax refund to good use: Energy-effi...

10 Tips For Spring Cleaning
10   Tips For Spring Cleaning...Ring in the spring with these 10 cleaning tips for your home.1. Wash your pillows. Don’t spend your nights with dust mites! Wash pi...

Pool Safety Tips For Homeowners
POOL SAFETY TIPS FOR HOMEOWNERS...Swimming pools are great for cooling off in the summer heat, but make sure your pool is safe by installing one or more of the following:Safety cov...

Organize Your Closets
Organize Your Closets...Use these tips to maximize space and efficiency in your closet.Mount a pegboard on the back of your closet door. Add pegs to hang belts, scarves, a mir...

What To
What to do BEFORE You BUY a House...Are your friends thinking about buying a house? Give them these tips for getting ready to buy. Save for a down payment. The minimum down p...

Applying For A Mortgage
Applying for a Mortgage...Prepare for the third degree!Documentation you will need to provide includes: Proof of income: Your two most recent payroll check stubs or electroni...

Thinking About Going SOLAR
Thinking About Going SOLAR...The cost of solar panels has fallen by 50% in the past four years, while electricity costs have risen considerably. Before you purchase solar panels or...

No A C Im A Big Fan Of A Whole House Fan
No A/C??  I'm a Big Fan of a Whole House Fan...Looking for a cost efficient alternative to solar panels? Check out the whole house fan:Q: What is a whole house fan?A: Whole ho...

Easy Energy Efficiency
Easy Energy Efficiency...Living in Tennessee has many perks, but a small utility bill is rarely one of them. Large utility bills eat away at your wallet each month. An energy-...

The Buzz About LED Bulbs
The Buzz About LED Bulbs...LED bulbs have the potential to make the Earth, your wallet, and even your living room just a bit greener.A slow burnLEDs last 25 times longer than incan...

Smart House
Smart House...Does your home do enough for you? Consider these upgrades to make your house a smarter home.Automated home security system – Arm and disarm your home security ...

Avoid Fire DANGER Around Your Home
Avoid Fire DANGER Around your Home...Vegetation can threaten your home if not properly planned or maintained. Make it harder for flames and embers to reach your walls by: keeping ...

Easy Weekend Projects
Use your weekends to spruce up your home! Here are some easy projects to do on your days off.Upgrade your cabinets by adding a fresh coat of paint. Add new knobs and hardware ...

Quick Tips To EXTEND The Life Of Your Roof
Quick Tips to EXTEND the Life of your Roof...When was the last time you inspected your roof?Follow these quick tips for roof maintenance to prevent leaks, extend the life of your r...

How To Gain An ADVANTAGE When BUYING A Home
How to Gain an ADVANTAGE when BUYING A Home...Are you thinking of buying a home? Here are some steps to take to ensure your advantage over other potential buyers.Educate yourself.&...

8 Home Viewing Tips
8  Home Viewing Tips...Are you ready to buy a home? Here’s how to get the most out of your home search before you make an offer.Call a buyer’s agent. The agent showin...

Shopping For A Condo
Shopping for a Condo...If you’re shopping for a condo, you’re essentially shopping for a community. Living in a condo community means you’ll be a member of a homeowners’ as...

8 Things To Do BEFORE You Buy A House
8 Things to do BEFORE you Buy a House...Are your friends thinking about buying a house? Give them these tips for getting ready to buy. Save for a down payment. The ...

Nashville Davidson County Crane Watch
Nashville / Davidson County Crane WatchI don't know about you, but I found this interesting and a good indicator how Nashville is Growing!Here is your Crane Watch Window for N...

6 Tips When Shopping For A Neighborhood
6  Tips When Shopping for a Neighborhood...There’s more to shopping for a home than just looking for a house. A big part of the purchase is about the neighborhood and surrou...

6 Tips To Avoid Common Homebuyer Mistakes
6 Tips to Avoid Common Homebuyer Mistakes...When you’re in the market for a new home, follow these tips to prevent the headaches of common homebuyer mistakes. Get pre-approved b...

Jump Start Your EXPIRED Listing
Jump - Start Your EXPIRED Listing...Has your listing expired – are you still interested in selling your home? It’s a great seller’s market out there! My marketing plan i...

Tax Breaks For First Time Homeowners
Tax Breaks for First Time Homeowners...Are you thinking about purchasing your first home? Tax breaks available for first-time homeowners may make it worthwhile. Consult your accoun...

Reviving Your Listing
Reviving Your Listing...If your real estate listing has been removed from the market, and you still want to sell, I’m confident I can give your home a second chance on the market...

What To Do BEFORE You Buy A House
What to do Before You Buy a House...Are your friends thinking about buying a house? Give them these tips for getting ready to buy.Save for a down payment. The minimu...

If Your Listing Has Expired There Is No Excuse
If Your Listing has Expired...  There's No Excuse!If your listing has expired in one of the best seller’s markets we’ve had in years. There are no excuses! Let me put my m...

7 Tips To Enhance Your Curb Appeal
7  Tips to Enhance Your Curb Appeal...A few eye-catching improvements to your home’s exterior makes your home stand out. Use a power washer to clean the siding, c...

Competitively Pricing Your Home
Competitively Pricing Your Home...Are you thinking about selling your home? Pricing your home right is the key to getting top dollar on your sale. Overpricing your home is tempting...

Your Listing Expired Let Me Help
Your Listing Expired?   Let me help...If your listing has recently expired, I wanted to make sure you hadn’t given up on selling your home. With the potential interest&...

Is The PRICE RIGHT For Your Home
Is the  PRICE RIGHT  for your Home...Selling your home is a game of numbers, and winning means placing your home on the market at a competitive price. Proper pricing ensu...

What To Expect
What to expect when selling your home...Selling your home involves many tasks and timelines. Here are the basic processes to keep in mind during your sale.Before listing your homeR...

8 Reasons To Hire An Agent To Sell Your Home
8 Reasons to Hire an Agent to Sell Your Home...The sale of your home is one of the biggest financial transactions of your life, and you want it to go smoothly. Why not partner up w...

Selling Your Home With An Agent Vs On Your Own
Selling your home with an agent vs. on your own... Hiring a real estate agent saves you considerable time and expense when selling your home. WITHOUT AN AGENT You’ll nee...

5 Things You Should Know About Your Credit Score
5 Things You Should Know About Your Credit Score...How is my credit score determined? 10% is type of credit used 35% is payment history 30% is amounts owed 15% is len...

How To Time Your Home Sale
How to time your home sale...Choosing the right moment to sell is a personal decision for homeowners. Consider these questions to time your sale for maximum results:Who rules in th...

Short Sale What You Need To Know
Short Sale ~ What You Need to Know...What is a short sale?A short sale occurs when a homeowner sells their home at its fair market value and the lender accepts the net sales procee...

Time To Move On Up
Time to move on up...Are you ready to upgrade into a more gratifying home? Do you need additional space, or want to relocate to a more desirable location or neighborhood? Now is th...

Will Zillow Give You An Accurate Home Value
Will Zillow give you an accurate home value? Zillow’s a good place to start if you want to get a general estimate of what your home is worth. Zillow’s Zestimates give you a pr...

Dos And Donts For Staging Your Home
Do's and Don'ts for Staging Your Home...DO:Kick the clutterSet a goal of eliminating half the items in every room, starting with personal effects like photos and clothing. You want...

Are You Thinking About Selling Your Home
Are you thinking about selling your home?Here’s how to get started:1. De-clutter storage areas. Homebuyers love storage –especially closets. Make sure your closets look th...

5 Ways To Know You Are Ready To Sell
5 Ways To Know You Are Ready To SellHave you thought about selling your home, but aren’t quite ready to make the leap? Here are some things to consider when deciding if it’s th...

Prices Are Up Nows The Time To Sell
Prices are up – now’s the time to sell!Home prices have been on the upswing, which means we’re in the midst of a ripe seller’s market! If you’re thinking of selling, now ...


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