Home Improvement

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4 Factors Affecting Our Housing Market

July 26, 2021

Our House Who’s buying these homes around us? Where are they coming from? Great question and the answer is a result of many factors, some of which have been years in the making.  1. Since late 2016 we have seen an increase of out-of-town investors across the country coming to Birmingham picking up homes to …

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Keep It Cool When Selling Your House!

June 29, 2021

Our House The real estate market is much like our summer days here in Birmingham- HOT! With it being so warm outside, there are few things that irritate us more than the AC not working properly, especially after moving into a home you just bought.  HVAC systems are complicated since they involve electrical, plumbing, and mechanical …

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Embrace the Change!

May 25, 2021

Our House Who doesn’t love touring a home with unique character that is updated with the latest and greatest interior design trends? Tom and I love showing homes that appear as if they had just been featured in this month’s article of the Birmingham Home and Garden. However, those types of showings are few and far …

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Time for a Patio Makeover

May 25, 2021

Our House You know when one project leads to another? That’s what happened with my recent patio refresh. It all started with redoing my outdoor furniture that got destroyed by weather over the last few years. Our pergola isn’t covered so it suffered from rain and sun damage.  I decided to use Flex Seal Liquid …

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Curb Appeal… Is It Really Important?

April 28, 2021

Our House Selling a home can be very taxing, but the final touches you do are what cause your home to stand out beyond your competition and sell for top dollar. Curb appeal is crucial for a first impression, so get your gloves, wheelbarrow, spade, pressure washer, and joyful spirit ready! Remember, the effort you put in …

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How to Stage Your Home

March 25, 2021

Our House If April showers bring May flowers, why not take advantage of working indoors this month when the rain is upon you and keeping you from enjoying the outdoors! This Month’s Tip: Staging. It works well for anyone looking to sell this year.  When discussing staging with our clients, we always suggest getting rid …

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The Power of Paint

February 25, 2021

Our House One theme continuing out of 2020 and into 2021 is the Super-Hot Real Estate Market. If you’ve been contemplating selling your home and vacillating on which items you should improve to have a better experience, don’t forget about paint. Last month, we focused on the importance of pruning before spring growth and making …

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The Most Common Spring Pests in Alabama

February 15, 2021

Our House Everyone in the South has been patiently anticipating the awakening of spring––and it’s here! We can finally put our oversized scarves and chunky boots away, and reach for our shorts and favorite t-shirts. Though we’re all collectively excited about the positive things that spring brings––picnics, walks in the park, warm weather––we must not …

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How to Decorate with Pink

February 11, 2021

Our House Do you decorate for Valentines Day? Some people love to add hearts and all things love to their decor in the month of February. I’ve even seen friends that are neutral lovers make wooden heart banners that are absolutely adorable. For whatever reason, I have never decorated for the holiday, but I do …

Home Inspection

Do You Need a Home Inspection?

February 2, 2021

Our House During this popular time of buying and selling homes, do you need a home inspection performed? Do you have concerns about having a home inspection during the pandemic? Tony Ponder of Higher Ground Inspections, LLC explains that even though the essence of home inspections is the same, the way they are currently conducted …

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