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Gardening This Spring – April Showers

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Gloria Matthews in Articles, Blog

Gardening this Spring     –    April Showers Bring May Flowers Looking to tackle some gardening this spring? Here are some things you can do to ensure a beautiful and fruitful season.     Test the Soil Before you plant anything this spring, it’s a good idea to test the soil. In general, the […]

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Be Proactive With These Tips When Selling Your Home

Posted on March 24, 2017 by Gloria Matthews in Articles, Home Selling, Keeping Current Matters, Pre Planning

I often hear “my house is in perfect condition” or even “I want to sell it AS IS”, but the cost of not being proactive in preparing your home for sale is HIGH.  When Selling your Home,  or if you are thinking of selling your home in 2017 or even 2018,  another set of eyes, […]

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RISING INTEREST RATES? – Real Estate 2017

Posted on January 8, 2017 by Gloria Matthews in Articles, Keeping Current Matters, Real Estate News

We are now in an environment where Rising Interest Rates are expected. There are many real estate pundits – both bulls and bears and as in any market, views on rising interest rates vary, but a consensus emerges and the truth is somewhere in the middle. Today I want to share some perspective from Robert […]

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FALL HOME MAINTENANCE

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Gloria Matthews in Articles, Change, Fall, Maintenence, Pre Planning

      The changing of the seasons is always a good time to invest in a little home maintenance so your abode is running smoothly and you catch any potentially large (and expensive) problems before they get out of hand. Fall Home Maintenance is essential to protect your most valuable asset.    Follow this […]

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Fighting Pests and Bugs Naturally

Posted on June 6, 2016 by Gloria Matthews in Articles, Home Ownership Tips n Tricks

Marigolds brighten the edge of your vegetable garden, but also keep away pesty bugs.  Rosemary, Lavendar and Lemon Grass are among colorful additions to your landscape that ward off all kinds of pests, including mosquitos.  The Zika Virus is no longer a foreign pest, so controlling mosquitos is more important than ever.   Here are […]

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IS A NEW BUBBLE FORMING IN REAL ESTATE???

Posted on June 6, 2016 by Gloria Matthews in Articles, Blog, Buy A Home, Home Buying, Home Selling, Real Estate News, Sell A Home

Below are price changes and time, since the peak of 2007/8,  and with the increased values over the last 3 years, one has to ask, “Is a New Real Estate Bubble”?   Most forecasters are projecting a slower rise in the years ahead, modifying the appreciation to 5% generally, with pockets of both higher and […]

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Homeowner TIPS n Tricks

Posted on May 22, 2015 by Gloria Matthews in Articles, Home Ownership Tips n Tricks

The 7 Most-Needed Repair Tips Every Homeowner Should Know Relax. Here’s how to make short work of every common repair annoyance from a leaky toilet to a sticky window. Read How to Kill and Prevent Bathroom Mold Got bathroom mold on your ceiling? Here’s how to get rid of it and prevent future infestations, too. […]

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HOME PRICE OUTLOOK 2015

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Gloria Matthews in Articles, Buy A Home, Home Buying, Home Selling, Home Values, Pre Planning, Sell A Home

HOME PRICE OUTLOOK 2015 I think every homeowner wants to know,  “whats my house worth now?”   Its not a new question but I think it has been almost obsessive over the last 10 years, especially if you purchased during this period.  While in most places around the country, we have not yet hit the […]

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