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Monthly Archives: April 2016

    Breathe new life into your cabin

    By Barry Evans | April 30, 2016

    Fresh coat of paint and a few small updates can revitalize your second home   With the warm weather this spring, people aren’t waiting until the May long weekend to head out to their cabins and cottages. Quite often,the décor inside cottages tends to be neglected, with a mix of unwanted furniture and accessories cluttering... Read More

    10 Ways To Dazzle Homebuyers This Spring

    By Barry Evans | April 29, 2016

    April 24, 2016 (Gephardt Daily/Houzz.com) — Spring is a key time in the property market and, thankfully, it’s easier to make your home look sparkling and inviting when the sun’s shining. Use the warmer weather and longer days to prepare your home for sale by following these tips, which don’t cost much but make a... Read More

    Taking it to the paint (job), with expert tips

    By Barry Evans | April 28, 2016

    A couple weeks ago, I began repainting the exterior of my house. My last paint job — done in the summer and fall of 2003 — has held up extraordinarily well. It needs a bit of freshening up, though, so it’s time. This, however, will be my final painting effort on the exterior of this... Read More

    Landscaping can boost your home’s curb appeal

    By Barry Evans | April 27, 2016

    Grass, leaves and flowers are returning color to Middle Tennessee just in time for National Lawn and Garden Month this month. As buyers and sellers enter the real estate market, there’s an increased emphasis on making a good first impression with homes’ exterior, yard and landscaping. Here are a few tips to maximize that curb... Read More

    Simple tips for making a grand entrance

    By Barry Evans | April 26, 2016

    Bold colours, wilder wreaths and hot numbers are just a few of the ways to spruce up your front door in the spring. It’s easy in summer to make a great first impression at your home’s front door. Put out flowers and planters and your work is done. But in spring? That’s more complicated. Here,... Read More

    Get Top Dollar When Selling Your Home

    By Barry Evans | April 25, 2016

    The beginning of spring brings many things: warmer temperatures, longer days, baseball, blooming flowers (and the consequent allergies) and a sense of renewal after a long winter. When it comes to home sales, spring also means the busy season. With the arrival of that time, potential buyers are now ready to move off the sidelines, mortgage preapproval letters... Read More

    Surviving a Seller’s Market: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet

    By Barry Evans | April 24, 2016

    House hunting is challenging enough at any time; shopping during a seller’s market is a whole additional difficulty level—and that’s what would-be buyers are seeing across the country. The supply of homes is low, demand is high, and sellers are in control. If you’re not careful, you’ll be left drying your eyes with the broken shards of your rejected... Read More

    Spring Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Home’s Value

    By Barry Evans | April 23, 2016

    If the thought of spring cleaning makes you long for winter, it’s time to think about these annual chores in a new way. By dedicating just a few days to complete these simple tasks, you will keep your home running smoothly and protect your investment at the same time. Inside Your Home — As the... Read More

    National Hardware Offers Tips for Tackling the “Little Things” This Spring

    By Barry Evans | April 22, 2016

    Installing gate hardware, updating house numbers and building planter boxes are a few quick curb appeal projects from the experts at National Hardware It’s the little things that make the biggest difference, especially when updating your home’s curb appeal. Easy updates can instantly enhance your home’s style and add personality, whether you’ve lived in the... Read More

    See inside this stylish tiny house built in a Garland brewery parking lot

    By Barry Evans | April 21, 2016

        Randi and Cody Hennigan know firsthand the meaning of DIY. Since March 2015, the Richardson couple have been building their own tiny home. Sawing, sanding and wielding power tools, they have painstakingly constructed the 170-square-foot miniature residence. The versatile house has been a longtime dream of the couple. Seasoned adventurers who love the... Read More

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