General Home Maintenance Tips

Sept. 8, 2022

Landscaping Tips To Help Sell Your Home

Having curb appeal can either improve or diminish the chances of selling your home. That’s why the first impression of a home is essential in getting a potential home buyer's attention. Your landscaping can be the advertisement that gets the buyer in your door. If the buyer likes the outside ...

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Sept. 1, 2022

Avoid Huge HVAC Expense!?

How to Avoid a Huge HVAC Mistake…and a Big Expense

 

As things heat up in the greater Baton Rouge Area, we wanted to take the chance to remind you of the importance of regularly caring for your HVAC system. We just returned from vacation with our house at 92 ...

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Aug. 25, 2022

Home Maintenance

Throughout the seasons, your home has taken good care of you and your family and now is the best time to give back.

 

Go through your property to evaluate and create a checklist on areas that need mending or replacement. This list is a crucial preparation before calling a ...

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Aug. 19, 2022

Energy-Efficient Renovation

When it comes to summer remodeling, there's no better way to invest your hard-earned dollars than by making your home energy efficient. An energy-efficient summer remodel is truly a worthwhile endeavor as it will result in years of savings on your energy bills. Some of the common items you ...

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May 26, 2022

Video Home Inventory

Last year the day before Hurricane Ida made landfall, I walked through my house and made a video inventory. I opened cabinets and drawers to record certain valuables, like my silver set and jewelry, as well as the many musical instruments in my home from a ukulele to a baby ...

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March 24, 2022

The Market Value of Home Improvements

During my years in real estate, I've seen cases where homeowners made home improvements assuming they’d recoup their investment when they sold, only to find that the improvements didn’t increase their home's market value, and possibly even decreased it.

 

How could this be? Well, there are many ...

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Feb. 24, 2022

After the Closing, Now What?

You've closed on the house, using up a lot of your savings in the process, so what do you do next? Try these tips to build your money back up.

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1.  Put that credit card away! Make a list of what you want to buy for the house, then ...

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Feb. 15, 2022

Painting Tip

Painting is an easy way to get a new look. Sometimes it is difficult to visualize what an entire wall or room will look like based on a small chip from a store. After purchasing gallons of paint, doing all the prep work, and painting the entire wall or room ...

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May 13, 2021

4 Drainage Related Issues

Y’all, we have to talk! Baton Rouge, Louisiana gets 63 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year. With all that rain comes the issue of DRAINAGE!

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Most homeowners and, unfortunately, many builders do not fully understand proper drainage. The key ...

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May 6, 2021

Getting Your Home Ready To Sell

Spring is finally here - as evidenced by the storms we’ve had recently! If you are thinking about selling your home, this is the perfect time to prepare the outside of your house. This is an area a lot of sellers skimp on but if you don't have the ...

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