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Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 10/16/2018

You may think that building a fence on your property will be a great idea. Whether you have a dog and want them to be able to roam free in the yard, or are just looking to get some more privacy, thereís things you should have in place before you build a fence. 


Have An Idea Of What You Want


Once you know why you want to install the fence, you can decide what type of fence youíll need. Do you want a basic chain link fence? Are there regulations on what type of fence you need to put up around your pool? Does your HOA require that you check with them before you install a fence? Youíll need to answer these questions and fill your own desires in order to get the type of fence that you want. 


Decide On What Material You Need


The material you buy for your fence will decide what kind of maintenance that youíll have to do in the future. Wooden fences, for example, may need to be stained or painted from time to time. The wood can also warp over time due to rotting. Other materials that you may use for a fence include aluminum, steel, wrought iron and bamboo. Each of these materials has pros and cons including the amount of rusting, and the need for replacement and repairing. 


You Can Mix Fencing Materials


To save money, you can mix your fencing materials up a bit. In the front, you could do a picket fence thatís connected to a chain link fence in the back. Mixing the right fencing materials can look good and work with your finances.  


A Little Research Goes A Long Way


You can talk to people you know in order to find out whatís the best course of action in putting up a fence. Sometimes, even building codes can inhibit what type of fence youíre able to put up. Your friends and neighbors may also have some great advice for you as to what type of fence will be good for your property and needs. 


Use Planted Materials


If putting up a fence seems like a daunting process, you may want to try using bushes and other greenery to make borders on your property. 


Check With Your Neighbors


Be a good neighbor and let them know your plans to put up a fence. Nothing is worse than having a neighborly feud over a few inches of property line or the blocking of a view. You may even be able to go in on building a fence with your neighbor, just make sure that you have an agreement in writing.






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Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 10/9/2018

Common sense is powerful, particularly for those who plan to sell a house in the near future. If you use common sense as you consider myriad home selling decisions, you may be better equipped than ever before to make the best-possible choices.

Now, let's look at three tips to help you take a common sense-oriented approach to selling your house.

1. Analyze Your Home

You believe you have a great home that will attract plenty of interest from potential buyers. Yet the housing market offers no guarantees. But if you analyze your residence, you can identify its strengths and weaknesses and proceed accordingly.

It may be beneficial to conduct an inspection before you list your residence. During an inspection, a property expert will review all areas of your house. You then will receive an inspection report that you can use to evaluate various home problems.

2. Perform Home Improvements

Home improvements are key, as they can help you transform property weaknesses into strengths. If you allocate time and resources to upgrade your house, you could boost the likelihood of enjoying a fast, profitable home selling experience.

Oftentimes, it helps to mow the lawn, trim the hedges and perform other home exterior upgrades to enhance your residence's curb appeal. Because if your home boasts amazing curb appeal, your residence may stand out to dozens of prospective buyers.

You should clean each room in your home, too. If your home's interior dazzles, buyers are sure to be impressed with it as soon as they walk through the front door. Perhaps most important, buyers will have no trouble envisioning what life may be like if they purchase your house.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

As you explore ways to streamline the house selling journey, collaborating with a real estate agent may prove to be an excellent decision. A real estate agent can take the guesswork out of selling a house, and as such, help you achieve your desired results.

Generally, a real estate agent will make it simple for you to list your house. He or she also will promote your residence to potential buyers and set up home showings and open house events. Plus, a real estate agent will help you assess any offers to purchase your house and ensure you can get the best price for your residence.

Let's not forget about the guidance that a real estate agent provides as you navigate the home selling journey, either. If you are unsure about how to proceed during the home selling journey, a real estate agent can provide recommendations and suggestions. He or she can respond to your home selling concerns and queries as well.

For those who want to reap the benefits of a successful home selling journey, using common sense is ideal. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can navigate the house selling journey like a real estate market expert and accomplish your home selling goals.




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Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 10/2/2018

Not everyone has a green thumb, but everyone can learn to be a good gardener. You should understand some basics about gardening in order to expand your skill set. With a little knowledge, youíll have the art of gardening down in no time!


Know Your Soil


Take a good look at your soil. How good your garden is has a lot to do with the soil. For soil to be healthy it needs plenty of water, air, and nutrients. You can test your soil with a kit that will give you some good analysis of how your soil is doing. 


To improve your soil, you can do a few things including adding organic materials like compost, old leaves, or peat moss. These can help to improve the health of any kind of soil.


Know The Types Of Soil


  • Clay
  • Sand
  • Silt
  • Succulent mix
  • Premium mix
  • All purpose mix


Prep The Garden


Prepping the garden is one of the most important things that youíll do. You shouldnít work with soil when itís wet, only when itís damp or dry. 


Always plan your garden first before you plant. Know the size and the number of plants that you need. Match the plants based on the growing conditions that they will need. Itís especially important to consider the amount of sun and shade thatís needed for each plant.


When you start shopping for plants, make sure that you pick plants that have buds and arenít already flowering. You should also check the roots of the plants that your buying for smoothness and moistness. This will help your garden to be more lush and full. Always buy plants that will thrive in the climate you live in. You can find guides online or talk to experts at your local nursery.


Know Your Plant Types


If you know the types of plants that exist, youíll know what types of plants are best suited for your garden. 


Annuals

These plants live for one growing season. They are either flowering or foliage only. 


Perennials


These bring shape, colors, textures, and wonderful scents to your garden year after year.


Bulbs


These can be planted in the colder months in order to bloom in the spring. 


Climbers and Vines


These types of plants grow vertically and either have foliage or flowers. They can be either annual or perennial.


Shrubs


Flowering or evergreen type shrubs make great accents or hedges to be used for privacy.


The most important thing to remember about gardening is that every plant needs to be properly watered and nourished in order to grow. Continue to fertilize and care for the soil throughout the life of your plants to help them thrive. Itís easy to turn your thumb green once you have the right knowledge!




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Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 9/25/2018

If plans for selling your home are in the near future, youíre going to want to start strategizing the most cost- and time-effective ways to make your home irresistible to potential buyers. One of the most proven ways of giving your home the edge it needs to stand out from the competition is good photography and attractive staging.

In todayís post, Iím going to share my tips on home staging that can be achieved on a budget and in a short period of time. That way you can focus more time on finding a new home and stop worrying about selling your current one.

Tip 1: Start packing

Before you start worrying about arranging furniture, itís important to make sure you have a clean slate to work with. Start by packing personal effects into boxes and labeling them accordingly.

Staged homes are homes that look appealing to the widest audience as possible. Having personal reminders, like family photos, trophies, etc., makes it harder for viewers to picture themselves living in the home.

Most of us keep our homes arranged in a way that is convenient to our lives. And. letís face it--life can be messy. But, when it comes to staging, less is usually more.

Not only will this cleaning process help you reduce clutter and make the home look better for staging, but it will also make your moving process easier since many of your boxes will already be organized and sealed.

Tip 2: Color scheming

Expertly staged homes tend to have one thing in common--a cohesive color scheme. Think of choosing your color scheme like creating an artistís palette. You want a few colors that compliment one another and that will work together to brighten up your home.

If you have any furniture that appears worn, dated, or that clashes with the scheme of the room, itís a good idea to place them in storage while you prepare for photographs and visitors.

Tip 3: Decorate sparingly

Now that youíve packed away your family photos, you might be wondering what to put on the walls in their place. The best answer is often nothing. However, that doesnít mean the walls need to be completely bare.

For smaller rooms, you can make them appear more spacious with the use of hanging mirrors (just make sure you canít see yourself in any of those mirrors when you take your photos!).

Tip 4: Donít forget the outside of your home

The value of curb appeal canít be overemphasized. The exterior of our homes, along with our yard and driveway, are essentially what we show the world about our lives. Since most home buyers want their house to look nice, fit in with the neighborhood, but have its own unique flair all at the same time. They want to know that your house has that potential.

Furthermore, the driveway and yard are two of the first things people see when they visit. Youíll want to take advantage of this moment by making a good impression.





Posted by Svetlana Sheinina on 9/22/2018

Fabulous deal! Well built and well maintained by the family for 40 years this spacious home sits on a beautiful lot. Through the years, taking very loving care, many changes and improvements were made to the home. These include: impeccable hard wood flooring, renovated kitchen with corian countertops, 1 year old central air, and recent furnace. On the main level you find a large living room with a picture window and fireplace where the family used to gather. The living room opens into the dining room with sliders to the deck overlooking the bucolic back yard. There is also a white, modern eat-in kitchen, three bedrooms and one bath. Lower level offers a large family room, office and a second bathroom. The one car garage adds to the convenience of living here. When you walk through these doors, you'll feel right at home. Don't miss it! OH Sat. 9/22 and Sun. 12/23 12 to 2 PM.

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