March 2, 2020

Easy DIY Cleaning Tips

Cleaning

 

Use the sun to bleach your whites
Did you know that the sun can remove some stains? That’s right. The sun naturally bleaches.

Diapers
Wash the diapers and let them dry in direct sunlight for a few hours. Stains will be noticeably lighter or gone.

Grass Stains
Let your grass-stained white dry in the sun to naturally become whiter.

Tomato Stains on Plastic Containers
Set your containers out in the sun and the stains will bleach out.

Remove Ink Stains with Hairspray
Your favorite shirt now has a huge spot where a marker bled on it. Fear not. Find some alcohol-based hairspray. Yes, this works! Spray that tough ink stain with hairspray. Let it dry. Spray it again and wash as usual. The stain will be gone.

Remove Paint Splatter on Clothing with Hand Sanitizer
Get rid of paint stains—even brushes. 

Lay the article of clothing flat. Put some hand sanitizer on an old toothbrush and scrub in a circular motion. The paint will loosen and come out. For tougher stains, add a little running alcohol.

Clean Your Drains with Vinegar and Baking Soda
Slow drains? You can help clear them with ingredients you already have in your pantry. Pour a pot of boiling water down your drain. Then put ½ cup of baking soda in the drain. 

Pour a mixture of 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup of very hot water down the drain. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and follow with another pot of boiling water.

Posted in DIY
Feb. 24, 2020

Prepping Your Home For Sale

Maximize Curb Appeal
Getting them through the front door starts at the curb. Manicure the lawn, trim the trees and shrubs. Pull weeds and plant some colorful flowers. Clear the walkways. Fix peeling paint and wind up that hose. Paint the address number on the curb.

Make Repairs to Visible Blemishes
Is there something that’s an eyesore, but an easy fix? If looking at it bothers you, it could bother a potential buyer and reduce the appeal of your home. Replace burnt out light bulbs, fix that loose door handle, make needed paint touch-ups.

Make a Buyer’s Entrance Inviting
Freshly paint the front door with a color that contrasts the house. Add a new welcome mat. Hang a fresh wreath on the door.

Let the Light Shine In
Removing heavy window coverings to let in the natural light we all crave. Add lamps to brighten up darker areas to add more cheer.

Remove the Clutter
This serves two purposes. First, you want your home to have an open and inviting appearance. Removing clutter will make rooms appear larger and more appealing. Second, it helps YOU prepare to move. Going through the clutter and getting rid of what you don’t need will make your move much easier.

Remove Personal Items
It will be much easier for a potential buyer to imagine your home as theirs when they can envision their own items in it.

Highlight Special Features
Use accents and color to draw eyes to special features that you want potential buyers to notice—throw pillows, plants or other eye-catching accessories.

Add Mirrors
Use mirrors to make rooms look larger and lighter. Position opposite windows for best effect.

Clean Out Cabinets and Closets
Buyers are nosy and they WILL open the cabinets. Make sure your contents are orderly and organized.

Eliminate Odors
Clean to remove any odors and do not cook any meals with heavy, lasting smells before a showing.

Add Aromas
You can easily add appeal by quartering an orange and adding it to a pot of water with a cinnamon stick. Simmer on low for an inviting aroma. Or bake a fresh batch of cookies (and leave a plate of them on the counter for visitors).

Posted in Market Updates
Jan. 1, 2020

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Posted in New Listings
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What is PMI?

What is PMI? (Principle Mortgage Insurance)

 

 

Posted in Mortgage
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