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January 27, 2020

I am late writing today's column as it was my birthday weekend and what I wanted was a thanksgiving meal with all of my friends.  This was the first year in this house and suddenly I was entertaining a large amount of people, vs. the small gatherings we've had so far....

January 21, 2020

Buying or selling?  It's good to stay on top of current trends, particularly with small decor, such as pillows.  On trend small decor changes can instantly update a home.  Get the report from the 2020 market here.  

Laurie Easterlin is a realtor with Kell...

January 19, 2020

It is mid-January, the beginning of Masters prep time and you don't have a renter. This happens on occasion, and I simply plow through, knowing that a Masters-ready rental will likely find a perfect match, so I move forward with great anticipation.  It is also importan...

January 12, 2020

Hello January home preppers! Hopefully you're caught up on your needs for outside contractors. Now it's time to really review your linens as many larger sellers follow the tradition of January White Sales...discounting sheets and towels.  Remember that your housekeeper...

January 4, 2020

It's January!  Some of you who are reading this blog have a solid Masters contract in hand.  Others are hoping one comes through.  Wherever you are in the program, I encourage you to come along for the house preparation journey, taking you from this week all the way up...

December 8, 2019

If you are like me, you are having an unusually tight relationship with your attic, basement or storeroom.  We celebrate Christmas, and this is our first Christmas in this house.  I was surprised to learn how little I could use from my old house in this new house.  And...

November 3, 2019

A few days ago, a friend of mine in another state called to ask this question.  It opened my eyes to the many misconceptions buyers have about realtors.  My first response was, "Well, first of all, as a buyer?  It is FREE for you." * Yes, that's right.  The seller...

October 6, 2019

                                     Photo courtesy of Houzz.com 

Oftentimes I am showing clients homes that have....drum roll here...WALLPAPER.  There actually was a time when wal...

October 2, 2019

October is here, signaling the end of time to list your home for Masters Week.  Many agencies begin the annual listing process in August.  If you've not done your paperwork and photos, it's important to get it done now.  It's a good idea to list your home in several pl...

September 1, 2019

 (Augusta's newest senior living community...Thrive, on Fury's Ferry) 

This week, I toured Augusta's newest senior living community, "Thrive", pictured above, located on Fury's Ferry Road.  I was delighted by the gorgeous decor, the huge entryway and stone fireplac...