Monday, November 9, 2020 / by Jenny Carroll
Guest Blog By Desiree Miller
There's more to selling a house than putting a sign in the yard. Curb appeal and well-maintained landscaping draw buyers in for a closer look. Planting a garden adds color, aroma, and a sense of style to your property – something would-be buyers want.
While the real estate market in Austin tends to change with the times, a low maintenance garden can increase your property’s value.
The climate in Austin allows for easy planting of spring gardens and flower beds, and you can keep them up through summer and fall.
Photo courtesy of LawnStarter
Garden selections are a personal choice – what you want to see and eat is up to you. But when you’re staging the outside of your home to put on the sales market, you want to present a certain style of living to your would-be buyer.
Setting up a garden involves soil testing. You also want to choose a location where the soil drains well, and outdoor plants will receive at ...
Friday, May 29, 2020 / by Jenny Carroll
By Bryce Thompson
Staying at home has become the new norm during the COVID-19 pandemic. But that doesn't mean you need to sit idly by and wait for the country to reopen. With time on your hands, consider making some simple home improvements. There are even phone apps to help you!
You don't have to start with a multi-day project. Tackle the smaller upgrades first. You can use this as an opportunity for your kids to help out.
Routine maintenance often gets pushed aside during our busy schedules. Use this time to do a maintenance check around the house and make sure everything’s in order. Change your air filters, clean the vents, clear out the gutters. This is the perfect time to flush the water heater and check for leaky faucets. Your home will look great, and you'll feel good about doing something productive!
You don't need a lot of tools to make important upgrades. Caulking is a great way to seal around windows, doors, and floorboards. With tempe ...