We are in week two of our Costa Rica adventure, now staying in the Monteverde area of Santa Elena, surrounded by cloud forest sights and sounds. I don’t recall how or why we chose Los Pinos to land our weary feet, but we both agree we found a gem of a place to stay. Let’s... Continue Reading →
I have a GREEN designation from the National Association of Realtors, which means I have taken a course in green and sustainable building practices. My passion is green everything, and this particular Realtor® designation is in sync with my beliefs. Less is more nowadays. I had the distinct pleasure of a private tour of the... Continue Reading →
I am always on the search for new trends that match my passion for greening our environment, and that means our homes. As a Realtor®, I try my best to point out the features of a home that make it energy efficient and what a Buyer can consider upgrading in the future. In my own... Continue Reading →
Do you know about straw bale construction for an energy efficient home? For that matter, have you even heard of this building method? Here in the West, we seem to have the right mindset for the uniqueness and acceptance of anything different. According to Sustainable Sources, located in Austin, Texas, "straw is the dry plant... Continue Reading →
I just cannot help myself by dreaming about a mid century home complete with the furnishings. It's OK to dream, right? These ideas also bring to mind a few distinct neighborhoods in Boise, particularly the Lower Highlands and Foothills East. I have seen some amazing homes....Add to the mix are new stores, locally or regionally... Continue Reading →
It seems these days that just the word "mold" stirs a negative reaction. I understand that, but this does not always have to be the case. Most mold situations can be remedied! Consulting with an expert first will alleviate the fears, explain the details and help you as a Seller or Buyer along the way... Continue Reading →
Great article from houzz.com and this is a keeper! Often times we forget the little things around the home that need attention on an annual basis.