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Posted by Steve Casey on 10/14/2019

Ready to take your home to the next level? Here are upscale tech upgrades to make your home smarter than a Furby, cooler than drone and safer than Gringott’s. That last one might seem like a stretch but if three kids could break in how locked down was it really? Anyways,  

The Dyson 360 Eye is an upgraded Roomba. It can be scheduled and operated by phone your phone from anywhere. Which means if you have an impromptu dinner party or the In-Laws are planning to stop by you can start cleaning with a quick tap of your finger. Or you can just set a schedule for it to run a few times a week while you’re at work so you come home to a tidy room.

August Smart Lock is a keyless lock for your home. Instead use your phone as a key which, let’s be honest you always have on you. The best part, however, is that you don’t need to replace your lock and you can still use your key at any time. You can double check to make sure your door is locked and closed on those harried days rushing the kids to the car. entry to home and control who enters home

Upgrade to a curved tv. The curve may seem unusual but it allows for better view no matter where you are in the room. When sitting directly in front of the tv you have the illusion of a wider viewing range as it mimics the curve of our natural sight. Create an immersive experience paired up with a surround sound system.

The Thermasol Microtouch brings the “smart” experience to your shower. Program your preferred settings to have the perfect shower every time. With a heat sensor, you can control the steam shower temperature. And of course, the device comes in several styles and finishes to match the existing hardware in your bathroom

The Dyson 360 Eye is pretty cool but what if you could have a smart lawn mower? Well, the team at Worx built the Landroid just for you. Program the cut height, lawn terrain and even to go back “home” when it’s about to rain. No more running to the gas station to fill up a jug, the Landroid runs off of electricity. It also has safety features to turn off if tipped and pin code access only if stolen.


Upgrade your home tech to upgrade your lifestyle. Spend more time with your family and doing the things you love instead of maintaining your home. Ensure your home is secure and locked up tight for those days you don’t even remember the ride to work. And create a luxury view experience for your home family.




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Posted by Steve Casey on 10/7/2019

Selling your home by yourself might seem like a great idea and a way to save money, but in the long run, it might cost you more than you bargained for. A real estate brokerage is a great way to ensure that a seasoned professional that knows the nuances of the local market helps you to get the best price for your home. 

Here are a few ways in which using a brokerage to sell your home is in your absolute best interest.

Strategize

Selling your property by yourself requires a lot of work. You need to plan effectively to achieve the desired result. Below are some of the questions that need to be answered thoroughly during this planning phase:

- When exactly do you want your house sold? How long is too long?

- Do you have a new home you are closing on if you sell your home now?

- What is your marketing strategy?

- How well can you handle the stress associated with the sales process?

Chances are that you may be unable to answer all these questions effectively without additional help from someone who has been through the process many times over. Let a real estate help you with this conversation so that you can make the best decisions about whether to sell your home in the first place.

Price your home

This step is perhaps the most crucial step that determines the success of the sale process. The market value of your home refers to how much an average buyer is willing to pay for it. Buyers react to the listing price of your home by comparing it to the historical values of homes, and you may not have full information about this on your own. It is advisable to get an appraisal of your house. A professional evaluation by an expert helps to substantiate the price of your home, and there's no one in a better position than a realtor to understand the market and help you price your home right to sell quickly and at the best price.

Effective marketing

To get anything sold, you must market it appropriately. To sell your house quickly and at a favorable price, a real estate brokerage will help you market it effectively with the internet, billboards, flyers, and a host of other marketing tools. This exposure is what attracts serious buyers.

Security

Even though it is doubtful you'll have your home invaded by thieves posing as potential buyers; it is vital to keep all things in check to avoid this unpleasant situation. Your agent will supply a security entry to keep track of who can enter your home. You should keep all valuables hidden or removed before the visit. Having a realtor means you don't have to worry about this on your own.

Selling your house is a big deal and one that requires a professional to assist you in getting the best results. Speak to a real estate agent close to you today to get all the information that you need.





Posted by Steve Casey on 9/30/2019

The summer is a much-anticipated season. It often means you get to enjoy those lovely outdoor activities you've missed like gardening or treating your friends to barbecue on chilly evenings.After the cold, you'll be happy to use plenty of warmth and sunshine. However, the weather in summer can be extreme in some locations, so you have to ensure your home is in perfect shape when it comes.

Here are some great ways to prepare your home for the warm weather:

Prevent water damage

Summer does not only come with heat. You should expect a lot of rain too. Damaged shingles or faulty flashings in your roof can give way for water to seep into your home. You certainly don't want to deal with some messy mold problems that will cost you more. Check walls, vents, windows, and doors for cracks and be sure to seal them properly. Make sure to unblock the gutters, so you don't end up taking in water instead of keeping it away.

Keep out the bugs

While you're planning to remain cool during summer, insects are also on the lookout for great hideouts too. Most of them don't thrive in the cold weather so when summer comes; you may have bugs crawling around your home. An excellent way to avoid this is by spraying your home for insects. You should also seal cracks and holes that can serve as an entryway to them.

Check your cooling unit

In preparing your home for summer, the primary concern is keeping cool as much as possible. Because air conditioners are put out of use for a long time before summer, it is essential to change the air filters, inspect the refrigerant and coils. Also, remove debris from the condensing unit outside. This season is the right time to install a smart thermostat to save cost and energy. If you have ceiling fans, set them to rotate counterclockwise. It will keep your home fresh in summer.

Give your home a retouch

There will be plenty of sunlight, and you need those bright rays in your home during the day. You can repaint the walls with bold, reflective colors and change the drapes. Materials that allow light in are also perfect. Pressure wash external walls before coating them with paint to clean off mildew. If you have shrubs around, you should trim them off for some serene greenery. 

Some of the tips above you can perform yourself, but for additional help, visit your local home hardware store to talk to an expert.




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Posted by Steve Casey on 9/23/2019

Not your Grandparents Cape Style Home. Not even your Parents Cape! Appreciate the WOW factor upon entrance. Wide open 1st floor plan featuring Entrance area, Kitchen, Family Room and Dining Room. Beautiful updated Kitchen with Granite counters. Built ins throughout. Central Air and exterior Deck and Patio. Open House 1st showings this weekend.

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Posted by Steve Casey on 9/23/2019

Growing healthy herbs is an essential method of adding healthy nutrients to your diet, and also for staying fit. They are natural plant foods that provide antioxidants and vitamins. They add lots of subtle flavors or robust aroma to any dish. People grow herbs in their garden for several reasons: as a hobby, to save money, or for making healthy recipes. Fresh and healthy herbs make meals taste better and are also suitable for soups, stews, and salads. 

Grow fresh and healthy herbs anywhere—you have nothing to worry about if you don't have a garden. You can grow fresh herbs in a plant pot and place them near any window in your home. Make sure you keep your herbs where they can get at least six hours of sunlight every day. Be spontaneous when planting your herbs: don't plant only the herbs you know. Why not try something new, then you will be glad you did.

Examples of fresh herbs you can grow to include: Basil, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Mint, Coriander or Cilantro, Parsley, Bay leaves, Sage, Chives, Lavender, Thyme, Oregano, Stevia, and Chervil.

Benefits of growing healthy and Fresh herbs in your garden:

  1. They are always available: When you grow healthy herbs in your garden, you have them readily available for you anytime, and any day you need them. You don’t worry about the herbs you need to spice your dish because they are right inside your garden.
  2. They are healthful: Making use of the herbs you grow yourself is much healthier than buying the dried ones from the store. Some store-bought ones might not be organic herbs. All you need to do is to plant natural herbs.
  3. Including fresh herbs to your diet offers health benefits. It relieves stress. Attending and visiting your herb garden alone helps in relieving accumulated stress from your daily work. The fragrance and the view of your garden have a way of giving new energy. It's a form of exercise too. Tending to your herbs garden is an excellent way of exercising your muscles. Every action involved in gardening like digging, bending, and stretching helps in keeping you fit and contributes to weight loss.
  4. You’ll have more than enough: You can't fully utilize every one of the herbs you grow because you will have an abundance. With the extra herbs you have, give them out as a gift to colleagues, friends, family, and neighbors. Even the dried herbs are useful.
  5. It saves money and reduces stress: Buying fresh herbs from grocery stores can be very expensive. And sometimes it might be difficult to find a specific spice whenever you need it because the grocer doesn't carry it. Instead, grow the ones you need, so they're always available. 

If you want a full garden, talk to a real estate agent about properties near community gardens or with a large enough patio to add one.




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