Monday, September 19, 2016 / by Sonya McVeay
Fall is a good time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days (and in many areas, ice and snow) make outdoor work too difficult. And if you do live in an area with cold winters, take some time this fall to boost energy efficiency throughout your home, and prevent damage from winter storms with proper tree care (we spoke with an expert to find out what you need to do). Tick these 15 items off your list this season, and you can rest easy knowing that your home and yard are buttoned up and ready for winter.
1. Care for trees and shrubs.
2. Rake leaves.
3. Clean gutters and downspouts.
4. Make exterior repairs.
5. Seal gaps where critters could enter.
6. Check walkways, railings, stairs and the driveway for winter safety.
7. Stock up on winter supplies.
8. Shut off exterior faucets and store hoses.
9. Add weatherstripping.
10. Check safety devices.
11. Remove window A/C units.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 / by Kel Williams
Sunday, June 5, 2016 / by Sonya McVeay
Get the wood look. If you need to replace your flooring, consider this: Hardwood is king when it comes to resale value. It’s the floor that buyers look for when they’re house shopping, and it will instantly increase the value of your kitchen.Does that mean you have to install hardwood for your home to sell? Not at all. Quality hardwood isn’t cheap. It normally runs at least $4 per square foot. You can opt for less expensive flooring that has the wood look, such as vinyl and porcelain tile, which can carry lower price tags. Installing vinyl is DIY-friendly, which can keep your return on investment high. ...
Saturday, May 21, 2016 / by Tim Field
I am so proud to be a Professional Real Estate Agent and keeping up on the knowledge available to better service my customers in Nashville. I love to help make dreams come true. Keys that I am learning are listening, facts, & customers come first. It is our job to make things easy, calm, & positive during this highly vibrant process. I love my job and am so thankful for EXIT Realty Elite ~ The Gulch Nashville for guiding me with such great training and providing techniques to success. EXIT Realty Elite is one of the best offices due to our professional owners and elite Brokerage Team.
Saturday, May 14, 2016 / by Sonya McVeay
New home? Here’s how to save
When you’ve just purchased a new home, there’s a ton on your mind. There’s moving, decorating, getting to know your new neighborhood, and more. Here are a few things that should be at the top of your to-do list, because they’ll save you a lot of money.
Check on your water heater
Set your water heater for 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This is plenty hot enough for bathing, washing dishes, and any other household use of hot water, so heating water above 120 degrees is a waste of energy and money. And if your water heater is an older model, it’s worthwhile to invest in a water heater blanket to keep it insulated.
Replace air filters
Sellers often put in a lot of cosmetic work to get the home move-in ready, but they often skip or forget about air filters in the HVAC system. Filters can be found at your local hardware store (just make sure to get the right size) and are easy to replace. Doing so will improve air flow and ...