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Oct 31 2013

Improve Your Outdoor Spaces

Need Ideas To Liven Up Your Outdoor Spaces?  From Gazeobs to Koi Ponds More and more people are improving the outdoor spaces in their homes.  Mood lighting is a great way to spice up your outdoor area.  Use different color lights around the pool or near the bar. Koi ponds add a touch of life and color to your outdoor area.  When koi are cared for properly they can live up to 200 years! A gazebo is a great place to gather with friends and family.  It can become a great place to retreat to in your own backyard. A poplar option is an outdoor kitchen.  An outdoor kitchen is more elaborate than a grill and table.  Although they require more space they can also be a great place to entertain guests. If you are having a party you have to have music!  Include outdoor sound in your outdoor space and you have a party waiting to happen every weekend if you want to! If you are interested in discussing the value of your home or how you could sell your home and purchase another one email or call us!

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Oct 07 2013

Halloween – Don’t Scare Away Buyers

Halloween is right around the corner. Halloween is when some homeowners decorate in anticipation for trick or treaters.  If your home is for sale, it is also a good time to reflect on your home decor, so as to make sure you are not scaring away buyers. Light the Way Using solar-powered lights not only helps buyers see their way to your front door, it can also help those Halloween trick or treaters.  Solar-powered lights are easy to use.  They soak up the sun during the day and light up your walkway at night. Make sure your porch light works.  Not only will you need a light on the porch working for those trick or treaters, but when buyers are viewing your home they are likely to do some due diligence and make sure everything works, including the front porch light. Clear the Way This may seem like common sense, but sometimes we don’t notice things when we are used to seeing them every day.  Take a step back from your front walkway.   Make sure there are no obstructions.  If you have a concrete stoop, make sure you have a chemical ice melt just in case of an early freeze. Secure Railings If you have porch railings that are wobbly, you know that it is not safe to lean on them but potential buyers or Halloween trick or treaters may not realize this.  If you cannot fix this yourself, hire a handy man to fix it.  It will make your home safer for potential buyers, Halloween trick or treaters and the rest of your family and friends all year around. Fix the Doorbell Just like the porch light a working doorbell is a quick test for potential buyers.  Halloween trick or treaters love to ring doorbells and shout, “Trick or Treat!”  If yours is broken, either hire an electrician to fix it or install a wireless doorbell in its place. These are just a few Halloween tips for home sellers. If you need more information about how to sell your home I’d love to hear from you and show you how I can help!           Related articles Spooky Yorkshire: Halloween DIY

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Aug 06 2013

What Is In Your Refrigerator?

As a Medford Oregon home seller you may not think that your refrigerator could be the deciding factor to a home buyer. However when a home buyer previews your home, if your refrigerator is over-stuffed, has sticky shelves, expired vegetables or worse yet smells to high heaven, it is definitely going to leave a negative impression. While you are decluttering the counter tops, and removing the magnets on the front of the refrigerator, you want to take a close look at the inside. Be sure to remove any potential turn off. Do you need a refrigerator intervention? If the appliances are conveyed with the home sale buyers are going to open the doors and look inside. If the only thing you have in the refrigerator is beer and frozen pizza buyers will pass judgment. However if you strategically places two bottles of champagne and some grapes in the refrigerator, they will get a totally different vibe. What does your refrigerator say about you? When selling your home, don’t forget to clean out your refrigerator. Remove leftovers that may be hiding in the back. Make the shelves sparkle. If you are so inclined to take it to the next level, add a bowl full of fruit. Remember presentation is everything.   Related articles [reorganized] How I Organized My Refrigerator [reorganized] How I Organized My Refrigerator

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Jun 25 2013

Where To Watch July 4th Fireworks

Don’t you just love the July 4th fireworks? Everyone wants to know where the fireworks are. July 4th Fireworks Schedule Location Time Fireworks Display SOU Athletic Field 10 pm Eagle Point 11 a.m. Parade 9:30 pm. fireworks Astoria Robinson Community Park behind City Hall 4 p.m. Parade at 5 p.m. Fireworks at Dusk Medford OR EPHS football stadium 11 a.m. Parade Dusk Fireworks Lewis and Clark National Historical Park Flintlock Volley Firing at 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM Warrenton Old Fashioned Parade, Warrenton. Along Main Ave Parade at 3 p.m. Warrenton, Oregon Seaside Fireworks. Massive fireworks display 10 p.m. Seaside, Oregon Fire Dancers. A performance by Flamebuoyant Productions 9-9:30 p.m Cannon Beach Fourth of July Parade 11 a.m.-noon. Downtown Cannon Beach, Oregon Manzanita Pancake Breakfast, Parade and Fireworks Pancake breakfast at the Fire Hall from 8:30-11 a.m. Parade at 1 p.m. Fireworks on the beach at 10 p.m Rockaway Beach Fun Day on the Beach. Parade, Lion’s Club bake sale, and fireworks Rockaway Beach, Oregon Pacific City Fireworks. Dusk. Bob Straub State Park Fireworks at Dusk Lincoln City Fireworks at Dusk Siuslaw River Traditional fireworks on the in Historic Old Town plus car show & fly in at the Florence Municipal Airport featuring hot rods, military vehicles and aircraft of all types Related articles Fireworks Safety Tips CALENDAR: Area Independence Day events Where to Watch Fireworks

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