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Everyone has different tastes when it comes to home decor, and window dressing is no exception. While most of what we see in magazines and home websites are windows covered in draperies, that may not be what we have in mind for our own home. What are the alternatives? There are plenty of differen...
If you’ve ever had to call a plumber to come out to your house to fix a clogged sink or jammed garbage disposal, you already know how expensive that visit can be. Now you have the added concern of having someone come into your home while maintaining social distancing. Here are some tips for thing...
Montgomery AL Home For Sale:1934 Ridge Ave, Montgomery AL 361063 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 3,351 Square Feet | Old CloverdaleWelcome to this fabulous Old Cloverdale beauty! This amazing property has been meticulously maintained inside and out. Tucked away behind lush landscaping, you will find your ...
Millennials (or Generation Y) have emerged as a preeminent force in the housing market.  Per the National Association of Realtors’, “older millennials, buyers aged 30 to 39 years, made up the largest share of home buyers by generation at 25 percent of all home buyers in 2019.” In fact, this group...
Montgomery AL Real Estate: 1855 Gillespie Dr, Montgomery AL 36106MLS# 4711703 Bedrooms | 2 Baths| 1680 Square Feet | Hill HedgeClick here for Virtual Tour.This 50's style ranch is a great purchase for those wanting to live in the Midtown Montgomery area. A landscaped front and back yard with plen...
Spring is here and summer is just around the corner and many people enjoy spending time outdoors to savor the warmer weather.  Unfortunately, there are some not-so-pleasant aspects of spending time outside such as bugs, rain and hot, humid days. Whether you have a deck, patio or a fancy She Shed,...
​The idea of buying your first home is exciting and it would be easy to jump the gun and start looking right away.  But before you start your home search there are some steps you should take to prepare:Educate YourselfIt is crucial that you understand the steps involved in buying a house before y...
Older homes appeal to many due to their charm and endurance.  But living in an older home can become cumbersome as its parts age and break.  You can update your little piece of history without changing the overall ambiance that attracted you to begin with.  Here are some simple and inexpensive wa...
Even in the best of times, people spend a lot of time indoors.  And while it is important to get outside to get fresh air, you may want to do something to improve the quality of the air IN your home.  If you enjoy gardening, you don’t have to limit it to outdoors.  There are lots of houseplants t...
Life seems to be on hold right now due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but that doesn’t mean that everything just stops.  While social distancing is vital to our health and well-being, moving to a new home is something that might not be able to wait.  Whether you are relocating for a job, or...

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