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Happy First Day of Fall Hampton Roads! We are over the moon excited that we can get a pumpkin-flavored coffee without getting judged by the barista! Hampton Roads in Autumn is fun-filled with residents driving down the Colonial Parkway in Williamsburg just to see the leaves, and kids getting ready to go trick-or-treating in their Halloween costumes. But, before we get wrapped up in our cozy fall jackets and exploring the pumpkin patches in Hampton Roads, there are a few items on every homeowner's checklist that have to get done. Compare our list with yours to ensure that your home is ready for the seasonal change!
We posted last year about trying to DIY real estate and the value of working with a real estate agent. On the flip side of the coin, even when you utilize the expertise of an agent, embracing our DIY culture by being willing to do some improvements yourself can save you money on the sales price.
Staying organized can help you get to places on time, eliminate endless searches for necessary items and generally make life so much easier in every way. While it is ideal for everything in a home to have a proper place (and stay there), it doesn't always work out that way. But starting with one area of the home can begin getting things in shipshape, helping other rooms to follow suit. Residents can breathe a sigh of relief knowing they have a touch of order in their lives.
Create curb appeal this winter in five simple steps! While there may be snow on the ground or frigid temperatures, setting the scene can be just what it takes to sell your home before spring. Take a weekend and tweak a few things to heat up the interest in your property!
Winter days can be dreary, but when garden catalogs arrive they can brighten spirits. Now is the ideal time to plan a home garden with the help of those mail-order catalogs and seed websites. But with so many pretty pictures of plants, trees and flowers- where should you begin?
Decluttering can be the first step towards getting organized, and you can make it happen by starting in your home. Take out the old to make room for the new! Taking just a few steps can get you on your way to a clutter-free home.
The 2015 Pantone color of the year is Marsala. Use this rich shade of wine to add a little drama to your home. Bring the party to your front door when you let your cup runneth over with this shade can really!
Freezing temperatures mean staying on top of home heating costs, and that is easy to do in four steps. Although there is no real substitute for a nice, crackling fire or a dependable HVAC unit, it's good to know that taking a few extra measures can stretch those dollars further.
Homes from some of the most-loved holiday films remind us that real estate is about so much more than property value. It's watching the fun, memories and experiences that happen inside a home that make us want to celebrate the holidays with our own friends and family in our very own homes.
Celebrating the holidays in your own home can be exciting, but having the perfect Christmas tree can make things even more merrier. With all the options available, it can be difficult to select the evergreen that works best. But now there are just three steps that can ensure your home's beauty is enhanced by the ideal Christmas tree.
Preparing to host Thanksgiving dinner at home this year? Follow a few holiday safety tips to ensure everyone enjoys a fun time free from harm. Taking these precautions can keep everyone safe and sound during this season of gratitude.
Although fall and winter can begin to get a bit dreary, replacing the home garden is easy and helps lift the spirits. Flowers, grasses and tress may not be in full bloom but there are plenty of other plants that folks can choose from when bringing a bit of nature closer to home.
Autumn is upon us, and that means it's time for to catch up on home landscaping. This season is the perfect time to head outdoors and get those hands dirty while increasing that curb appeal. Just take a few simple steps to frame your home with the exterior beauty it deserves.
Rekindling the love you feel for your home is especially easy during autumn. This time of year has many cool and dreary days, perfect for settling in with those you love. But fall in Hampton Roads also has plenty of brisk, sunny days that are great for putting those outside living areas to good use. Work with your home's assets to see the true beauty of homeownership appear.
Buying a new house means getting to put your own personal stamp on it, but how do you make that new residence feel like home? Get ready to dive in, because creating a home can be a wonderful experience that provides a place that you always feel welcome.
Now that kids are back in school, they'll be out and about in the neighborhood on a routine basis. Ensure your kids' safety by taking a few precautions in your own backyard.
Labor Day weekend is for taking a little time out, and home can be the ideal place to do just that. But how will you choose to spend this last unofficial weekend of summer? Three activities allow residents the opportunity to enjoy spending time with loved ones while hanging out in the comfort of their own home: grilling, chilling and tilling.
Although summer's not quite over, it's still a good time to get a jump on fall home maintenance. As there are many things that need owners' attention, Labor Day weekend is perfect for taking a little bit of time and knocking some of these tasks out of the way. Take care of these chores now to avoid fighting over coveted appointment times as cooler temperatures approach and worrying if everything is taken care of, so when autumn arrives you can embrace it!
It's a good idea to bring a bit of the outside into your home to brighten even the dreariest of days. Rain, thunder and lightning won't dampen spirits when the interior reflects that life is sunny. Explore how adding a few touches here and there can open up any home to the possibilities of living well.
Being a homeowner in today's world means being vigilant about residential security, and one way to do that is implementing a home security system. But which one is right for you and your household? There are many types of monitoring systems available, so first establish your specific needs. Then look at what each product offers before making a final decision.
There's never a better time than summer to make backyard improvements at home; this way residents still have plenty of time left in the season to enjoy any new additions. Whether splurging or staying under budget, upgrading those outdoor spaces can be just the thing to keep the dog days of summer at bay.
Don't let Hurricane Arthur ruin your Fourth of July! Even if rain and wind comes to Hampton Roads, fun can still be found at home on this holiday. So while you may need to batten down the hatches and stay put, Independence Day can still be enjoyable.
Summer in Hampton Roads is the perfect time to move forward with any housing plans. Cross off tasks on those to-do lists one by one when you make a methodical plan and stick to it!
Sometimes homeowners may get a inkling when it's time to sell and other times, they can get an epiphany that lets them know they shouldn't wait one minute longer. If you've been on the fence about selling your home, look at what you may have missed.
Just because you don't have an expansive backyard doesn't mean you can't turn your outdoor space into a wonderful summer retreat. Small exterior areas like patios, balconies and courtyards are common for condo and townhome dwellers. With some stylish additions these places can also be lush, little hideaways.