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The fall home buying and selling season starts soon

When it comes to real estate, the summer home-buying season is the busiest, with many families wanting to be settled in their new homes before school starts. This year, however, home buying and selling activity is expected to remain strong through the last quarter of the year throughout the Salt Lake City area and all of Utah.If you’re thinking of selling your home in late summer or early fall, know that there likely will be a smaller group of potential buyers than there were in June and July. However, those purchasing homes in the fall are often more serious, which can more than make up...

September 12th, 2017 | Home Buying Tips, Home Selling Tips, Home Decorating, The fall home buying and selling season starts soon

How safe is your home for children?

Moving into a new home? If you have children, it’s a great time to make sure your home is safe for the smallest members of your household. Every 30 minutes a child in the United States is injured as a result of a TV or furniture tip-over incident. Most of those injuries happen at home, involving children younger than seven years of age.So how do these injuries happen? Generally, they come from climbing. Children spot a toy atop a dresser or bookshelf and decide to monkey their way to it. The unfortunate result is that the child’s weight tips the furniture over. When it comes to tel...

September 8th, 2017 | Home Buying Tips, Home Decorating, Home Owner Tips, How safe is your home for children?

The original housewarming party literally warmed the house

The original housewarming party literally warmed the house. Guests to a new home brought stacks of wood as gifts to light fires in every fireplace. This was believed to keep the new home cozy and to ward off evil spirits!

May 31st, 2015 | Home Decorating, The original housewarming party literally warmed the house

How to make a small home look bigger

Whether it’s your first, second or third home, you can’t always afford all the space you want. Here’s how to make any home feel more spacious: Choose colors wisely. Darker paint colors and tones can bring warmth to a room and make it feel cozy, but when a space is small to begin with, they can make it feel like the walls are closing in on you. Choose light and airy colors to create an open feeling and make a space seem larger. But that doesn’t mean everything needs to be white and sterile. Accessorizing with pops of color or accent pieces will keep things i...

December 21st, 2014 | Home Decorating, Home Buying Tips, Home Owner Tips, How to make a small home look bigger