Posts Tagged ‘Ken Spies’

Home Selling Tip | Increase Your Homes Value By Planting Trees

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Studies show that trees can increase a home’s total value by as much as 15 percent. Plus, they can save you money on utilities: an adult tree on the west side of a home can reduce your AC needs by 30 percent and reduce the energy required for heating by 20-50 percent (trees both shade…Read More »

Home Sellers Tip | Test Smoke and CO Detectors

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

A smoke detector’s job is complicated. Using an ionization chamber, it senses subtle changes in the electronic current of your air and alerts you of life-threatening situations. Your job is simple – make sure that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working. This simple task could save your life. How many smoke detectors do…Read More »

Home Buying Tip | Dollars and Cents of Buying A Home

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Home ownership offers tax benefits as well as the freedom to make decisions about your home.  Knowing what you can afford is the first rule of home buying, and that depends on how much income and how much debt you have. In general, lenders don’t want borrowers to spend more than 28 percent of their…Read More »

Must Have For Home Sellers – A Toothbrush

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

4 New Things To Clean With Your Toothbrush Scrubbing stuff with a toothbrush isn’t just a fitting punishment for unruly kids, it can save you time around the house, too! Next time you come across a hard-to-reach surface, grab an old Oral-B instead of a sponge. Here are four places to clean with your toothbrush:…Read More »

Home Selling Tip | Clean Your Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Yes, it helps remove smells, but your bathroom exhaust fan has a much more important job: It keeps mold out of your bathroom. After each one of those steamy showers, your bathroom fills up with moisture, which can lead to mold and mildew growth on shower curtains and caulk. A quick post-shower flick of the…Read More »

Home Buying Tip | Inspect Dryer and Dryer Duct

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Did you know there are approximately 15,000 dryer fires every year in the U.S., and most of them occur because lint builds up in the dryer or the exhaust duct? A lint-clogged exhaust duct can also push warm, moist air into your wall cavities and attic, encouraging mold growth. Keep your dryer from working harder…Read More »

Home Seller Tip | Clean Your Dishwasher

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Why Do This? Can you get clean in a dirty tub? Neither can your plates. It’s important to clean your dishwasher every few months to make sure it can do its job as effectively as possible. If you don’t do this, it won’t be long before you start finding bits of food and residue on…Read More »

Home Buyers Tip | 5 Reasons People Buy A Home

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Why do People actually buy a home? The 5 reasons given in a survey for buying a home in order are: It means having a good place to raise children & provide them with a good education. You have a physical structure where you and your family feel safe It allows you to have more…Read More »

Home Seller Tip | What’s the right price for my home?

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

What’s the right price for my home?  The only way to know what your house is basically worth is by knowing what all the other comparable houses, or “comps” in your neighborhood for sale are worth.  Contrary to what our parents taught us growing up, this is one of those cases where our true value…Read More »