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Monthly Archives: June 2016

    The best things to spend money on when you’re renovating

    By Barry Evans | June 30, 2016

    A busy housing market is prompting New Zealanders to renovate their houses in droves. Retail statistics show spending is up at everything from building supplies shops to furniture retailers and builders are reporting being run off their feet. Some have a backlog of many months before they can start work. Andrew Murphy, a marketing lecturer... Read More

    DIY Tips To Keep A Garage Door In Good Shape

    By Barry Evans | June 29, 2016

    You don’t have to be an expert to extend the life span of your garage door. A few simple DIY tasks will keep any garage door looking good and running smoothly for years. Check the tracks, rollers and hinges It’s important to give your garage door a once-over every once and awhile. There are a... Read More

    Gardening Tips for Curb Appeal

    By Barry Evans | June 28, 2016

    Whether you are staging your house for the real estate market or you want to give your neighbors something nice to look at, there are a number of simple gardening methods you can use to boost your home’s curb appeal. Easy on the Eyes Everyone is taught “Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover” but... Read More

    Clermont Toyota Pet Safety Tips

    By Barry Evans | June 27, 2016

    Travel with pets safely in your Clermont Toyota Road trips are exciting to plan for and fun to go on, especially when you’re bringing your entire family. However, no family road trip is complete without your pets, right? If you’re bringing your pets on your road trip this summer, it’s important that they are ready... Read More

    9 Simple Marketing Tips in Selling Your Home

    By Barry Evans | June 26, 2016

    Though marketing your home can’t guarantee you that it will instantly sell your home in a click but it can assure that it can help you people know that you are selling your property. As you advertise your home, home seeker will also be informed that your property is available for sale. So here are... Read More

    The concrete parging argument

    By Barry Evans | June 25, 2016

    Q: Can you settle an ongoing disagreement I’m having with my neighbour? I maintain that parging on the outside of a block wall is only there to look good and is a waste of time and money because it usually cracks and falls off. Am I right? A: I’m with you. Parging is a thin... Read More

    Home security: All about alarms and other steps to take

    By Barry Evans | June 24, 2016

    Before shelling out big bucks for an alarm system, take basic measures to improve your home’s security. Many effective strategies cost very little or nothing.  Most burglars enter homes by opening unlocked doors or windows, or by pushing, kicking, or prying locked ones until they open. Some break glass to reach in and unlock windows... Read More

    5 Staging Tips to Make a Home Welcoming for an Open House

    By Barry Evans | June 23, 2016

    Buyers will want to put in an offer when you make them feel like they’re already at home. Think of your next open house as if it’s opening night for your favorite movie. The stars would be walking the red carpet, dressed to impress, promoting the movie and creating excitement and buzz – that’s what... Read More

    Heating Up: Tips for lavish outdoor living

    By Barry Evans | June 22, 2016

    Despite summer having only officially started six days ago, Billings has been feeling the heat since early June. Now formally barbecue season, it’s time to take it up a notch and add a little luxury to your outdoor living space. It’s a safe bet that your kitchen can’t get any hotter. With every window wide-open... Read More

    Southern Trust Home Services Offers Homeowners Tips to Beat the Heat

    By Barry Evans | June 21, 2016

    Southern Trust Home Services, southern Virginia’s leading HVAC, plumbing and electrical provider, wants to help area homeowners beat the summer heat and prevent damage to their HVAC systems. The BBB A+ rated-company has four tips to help prepare Roanoke-area homes for even the hottest summer days. “Summer in Southern Virginia is beautiful, but it can... Read More

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