Blog - Month: January 2018

Month: January 2018

DIY Valentine's Day Home Decorations

Posted By Andrea Robinson
January 29, 2018 Category: General

    You don’t have to be super crafty to decorate your home with love! There are simple “Do-it-yourself” home decorations that will take little time and money but will still achieve the Valentine’s Day ambiance for you and your guests.     Fresh cut flowers You can never go wrong with fresh flowers! Even a simple batch of tulips or roses in a clear vase can provide the right touch to any counter top or table throughout your home. If you’re feeling a little more advance in your craftiness, there are cute ideas on Pinterest where you can add heart candies and a bow to your vases!     Accent Pillows Red, white, and love all over! Pair any love embellished pillow with colors of the holiday. It is an easy, fun way to spruce up your couches, benches, and chairs. You can keep it subtle with solid colors, or go a little extra with plaid, sequence or create your own! There are plenty of tutorials online to help get your creative wheels spinning.     Did someone say wine? No. I don’t think anyone said wine but while we are on the subject, when you’re decorating for the season treat yourself! Once finished with your Moscato, Riesling, or any other delicious flavor of adult beverage, check out these adorable wine bottle crafts . This will give you plenty of ideas and reasons to have the ladies over for a Valentine’s Day wine and craft party!      The most important

Spring Home Selling Checklist

Spring Home Selling Checklist

Posted By Andrea Robinson
January 22, 2018 Category: General

  The spring time is the BEST time to prepare your home and put it on the market! Potential home buyers are actively looking during the months of April through June. So, start checking off the list now of all the things you must get done to prepare your beautiful home for its next owners:   #1: Find an amazing real estate agent! Using an agent who matches each of your needs will be an important part of your home selling process.   #2: Maximize curb appeal. First impressions are important. When the potential home owners pull up to a home they want to be ‘wowed’ rather than overwhelmed with the thought of all the extra work they’re going to have to do to get the place looking presentable. Paint the exterior Clean up and enhance the flower beds Mow the grass   #3: It wouldn’t be spring if you didn’t have to clean! Declutter your living space and remove any personalized items. Put away items in storage Organize shelves, medicine cabinets, drawers, etc. Wipe down baseboards and trim Wash the windows and polish any mirrors   #4 (optional): Paint the walls Stick to neutral colors and open up those windows to bring in the natural light!     If you need additional assistance with what else can help enhance your home for a sale, ask us

Answers to Common Title Insurance Questions

Answers to Common Title Insurance Questions

Posted By Andrea Robinson
January 22, 2018 Category: General

  We all know what car insurance is, and we are well aware of the benefits to being insured in the event of an accident; but what about title insurance and its benefits?   First of all, what the heck is title insurance?   When you initiate the purchase of your home, title insurance is a legally required part of all real estate transactions and will help protect you in the event that there are legal defects or “hidden risks” that come along with the property.   Who and what am I protecting?   You want to make sure to protect yourself! Owner’s title insurance is to help eliminate the risks associated with the legal history of the property you plan to purchase. This is not the same as the loan policy insurance. Loan insurance is specifically to protect the loan company in the event that they suffer losses if you’re unable to pay your mortgage. Title insurance protects your interests, pays legal costs, claims and continues protecting you even after you’ve sold the property.   What are some of the “hidden risks” title insurance can protect me from?   Here are just a few examples of hidden risks provided by insurance.ohio.gov: Child support liens Unpaid taxes Local, state and federal Errors in public records Invalid divorces Unrecorded easements (rights of way) Signatures that are not legally enforceable minors or mentally incompetent married individuals who represent themsel

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