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 →
Your April Home Spring Check List
It occurred to me that I have been a bit lax in the real estate news department. We all know the market is solid and strong. How about some Spring advice for a change? Houzz always fills the gap! Click the link below the photo for a few fantastic ideas such as the one featured.... Continue Reading →
How to Decorate for the Holidays When Your Home is For Sale
It occurred to me that being a Realtor® it was time for a real estate related post. Houzz always comes through with valuable posts and allows for re-blogging. Why reinvent the wheel, right? The tips in this piece from Houzz are invaluable even if your home is not for sale!
What Have You Been Up To?
I have no idea for the reason to be absent on my blog so much. Once a month is irresponsible. So, when the question was posted to me, "what have you been up to?" that gave me an idea. Earlier this year, I made a promise to myself to not answer that question with an... Continue Reading →
Neighborhood in Transition
I have noticed here in Boise that many neighborhoods are in various stages of transition. Let me give you an example with a bit of history. Boise's Lower Highlands was developed by Richard B. Smith in the late 1950's. The first few homes sat at the ends of dirt streets for years before the real... Continue Reading →
May Checklist for Your Home
I don;'t know about you, but here in Boise, we had a wet Spring. Those dreary grey days actually inspired me to do some major filing, tossing, donating, and general organizing at home. I was in such a spring clean up mode that this blog was sorely ignored. My apologies. I have some fantastic recipes... Continue Reading →
Create a Neighborly Front Yard
I especially like the Little Free Library idea! There are all sorts of things we can do to beckon our neighbors over to say hello, chat about neighborhood happenings, or just get to know each other. I usually do my neighbor chatting in the Boise Foothills when I hike with my labradoodle, Zeke. Now that... Continue Reading →
What to do and What not to do for your Remodel
This article from houzz.com has solid suggestions as you plan your remodel. Enough said, read on
Get creative with Storage for a change!
I am always looking for storage ideas. Always. In my recent past, I had a small organizing business called Chaos Control., which now strives in helping my Seller and Buyers in my real estate business. Everyone appreciates advice on storage, don't they? These ideas are from houzz.com which I have found to be a great... Continue Reading →
Checklist for Smooth Running Home
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.