5 Tips: Prepping Your Home For Summer Entertaining

5 Tips Prepping your home for summer entertaining Joe Vaccaro

5 Tips: Prepping Your Home For Summer Entertaining We all know that time of year: the weather gets warm, the days gets longer, and we want to spend time with those we love the most – our friends and family! What better way than to have everyone over to enjoy each other’s company? Keep reading to find out ways to prep your home to entertain this summer!   1) Say it with me, “Goodbye winter!” - Lighten up your home with bright, lively colors and say goodbye to anything that produces heat (thick … [Read more...]

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring Home Maintenance

It’s almost that time of year! Spring cleaning, organizing and annual maintenance will soon be under way. Be prepared to get your home in tip top shape this year with this simple home maintenance tips… Inspect the AC: A technician can tune up your cooling system and make sure you don’t spend the first hot weekend of the year with an out-of-commission air conditioner. Dirty filters make your air conditioner work harder, increasing energy costs and possibly damaging your equipment. Check them monthly and … [Read more...]

Things To Do near Cleveland Ohio – April 2014


Things To Do near Cleveland Ohio - April 2014 - As the weather starts warming up, you should get out and enjoy it! Say goodbye to the frigid winter and hello to the beautiful springtime. Whether you’re trying to stay indoors on a rainy spring day, or wanting to soak up the sun on a warm afternoon, you will always find something to do in Cleveland, Ohio. Here are five things going on near you this month.   Cleveland Institute of Music Opera Scenes When: April 11 - 13 Admission: Free Looking for a … [Read more...]

What Updates Should You Do Before Selling Your Home?


What Updates Should You Do Before Selling Your Home? - When you put your home up for sale, you always want to make sure that you will get the most bang for your buck. Most of the time, you will need to make a few updates to your existing home for it to appeal to new home buyers. However, you will need to decide what updates are worth completing. Here are five updates you should do to your home before you sell.   Kitchen Upgrades Instead of updating all of the appliances in your kitchen to make it … [Read more...]

Things To Do near Cleveland, Ohio – March 2014


Things To Do near Cleveland, Ohio - March 2014 - Don’t keep yourself holed up in your home for the last few cold months of the year, get out and experience all of the fun and exciting things that Cleveland, Ohio, has to offer. No matter what you’re looking for, you can definitely find it in the area. Here are five things going on near you this month.   Cleveland Institute of Music - Opera Theatre When: March 1 Admission: Free Head out to the Cleveland Institute of Music for a romantic date night … [Read more...]

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Cleveland Ohio

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6 Things You Didn't Know About Cleveland Ohio - The city of Cleveland, located in Cuyahoga County in northeastern Ohio, is one of the most populous areas of the state. With nearly 400,000 residents, Cleveland is the 45th largest city in the United States of America. Many people are familiar with Cleveland because of their notorious sports teams; however, there are many things that people don’t know about the area. Here are six facts about Cleveland that you probably didn’t know.   1. America’s first … [Read more...]

6 Home Staging Tips that Sell


If you’re planning on selling your home this spring, you’ve probably heard that staging your home for sale is a good idea. Though it sounds complicated, staging is a simple and effective way to make your home more appealing to potential buyers. Staged homes are proven to sell faster and often for a higher price than unstaged homes. Not sure how to start? Check out these 6 Home Staging Tips that Sell... Boost curb appeal. This may seem like common sense, but the exterior of the home is a potential buyer’s first … [Read more...]

Things to Do in Cleveland, Ohio – February, 2014


The shortest month of the year, doesn’t have to mean that there is a shortage of things to do. Cleveland, Ohio, has plenty of things to offer to residents and guests alike. Whether you’re looking for an activity to spend the most romantic day of the year with your significant other, or for a way to spend the day with the whole family, you will find it in Cleveland. Here are a few Things to Do in Cleveland, Ohio - February, 2014....   17th Annual "For the Love of Chocolate" Festival When: February 1, … [Read more...]

4 Apps For Techy Homeowners


Looking for the perfect app to make your life as a homeowner easier? There are a ton of apps out there right now, so chances of you finding one that does what you want are pretty high. But which ones are worth downloading? It is safe to say, "There is an app for that" . Start my searching your app store to see which ones are the most popular. Here are 4 Apps For Techy Homeowners...   1. Home Design DIY Interior Room Layout Designer Space Planning & Decorating Tool – Mark On Call Perfect for that … [Read more...]

Can You Negotiate Closing Costs?

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Buying a new home can be quite an expensive process, and it is important for most people to save money where they can. One question that many people consider is whether or not they can negotiate closing costs during the transaction. In many cases, third parties generate the closing costs and typically don’t change; additionally there are some costs that can’t be negotiated. Here are three things to remember about negotiating closing costs.   What Are Closing Costs Closing costs are fees, which are … [Read more...]