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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Maybe Next Year

  • I always enjoy looking at pictures getting tips on the best ways to decorate for the Holidays as I used to be that person that spent a whole week decorating the entire house and putting a tree everywhere I could find a spot.  The last several years we have not been able to stay at home for Christmas as all of our family is up north so all the decorating has gone by the way side with a little less done every year.  It's just so depressing to come home after the first of the year and then have to put it all that away, so I just stopped putting myself thru that.  I just love a beautifully decorated home thou as it makes it feel some warm, inviting and festive and I just love all the Christmas lights whether they are colored or clear, twinkle or don't.  Each year since we've been going north at Christmas I tell myself I'm going to go ahead and decorate anyway to help get into the "holiday spirit", but then each year comes and goes with just some wreaths on my front windows and maybe a pine swag and bow on my mail box and if I'm really energetic Ill string lights on it .
    I've found that adding a couple poinsettias by the fireplace and on the dining room table, and melting balsam fir in my scentsy pot does seem to do the trick for the " I'm not decorating because I wont be home"  person. 
    Maybe next year.  Ill keep you updated

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Should you have your property taxes raised?  

You might want to .....read on 

 

Yes you can appeal your property tax bill, but is it really the smart thing to do?  Before you do anything you need to talk to your Realtor, especially if your home is currently on the market or you are going to be selling soon.

Tax assessments are kind of like the Zillow Zestimates which by the way, most seller's hate.   No one comes in your house to actually do an appraisal, its a drive by or sit at your computer analysis, and is quite often completely off base.    Realtors understand this and take it with a grain of salt, but BUYER'S think its gospel and anyone with internet can find out this information

If your property is assessed to low, buyer's will try to low ball you and tell you your asking too much for the house, so you actually might want to appeal your value to get it assessed higher.  Paying a little more for taxes can be worth it in the long run.

Now if your property is assessed extremely too high for the neighborhood, then yes I would suggest going this route, but if its just a little too high, you might just want to leave it alone. 

Call me or your Realtor and they can help you make the correct decision and guide you thru the process. 





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Thursday, September 22, 2016

If I could only get yard crashers to come to my house

  • Your Guide to Choosing Patio Stones

    With so many patio stones on the market, it can be hard to choose. So we’ve done the research to help you make the right choice for your home. Read
  • If you have any awesome ideas or pictures of your outdoor spaces I would be happy to post them on my blog.  I know I'm not the only one that drools over landscaping and outdoor d├ęcor pictures. 
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Love my outdoor spaces

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