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Real Estate Selling Tips

Selling Your Home? Don't Know Where to Begin?

Your Castles Unlimited Realtor is an expert in marketing homes. But your role in the final results is just as important: to make your home as attractive as possible to potential buyers.
Remember that first impressions count. You should do everything you can to make that first impression a
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Six Ways Your Home Can Improve Your Mood

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For many of us, the idea of being happy is tied to a feeling of comfort, love, security. Did you know you can create an environment of happiness in your home just by surrounding yourself with a few key things? Check out these six ways your home can improve your mood.

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5 Ways to Ensure Your Home Retains Value

 

Purchasing a home can be one of the biggest investments a buyer makes. In order to protect the investment there are key attributes to look for to ensure a house retains and even grows in value.


1.)   Location, location, location.
Identical homes will increase or decrease in value based on location. You can remodel your home but you can't




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Spring DIY Tips and Trends

It finally feels like spring is here! With the warm weather, many are getting ready to clean out the old, and start fresh with the new. But spring cleaning doesn't mean getting rid of everything in the garage. Familiar pieces showcased and refurbished in a special way can be conversation starters and a great way to add life into your space. [...]

Tips for Showing Your Home in the Winter

While all this snow may seem detrimental to selling your home, it may not be as bad as it seems! One plus side is that all these snow days gives home buyers more time to look at homes online, and are that much more likely to come across you [...]

Easy Ways to Save Energy in 2012

 

There are so many energy efficient solutions to conventional products out there but consumers are often overwhelmed about what makes the most sense for them.  A lot of green products will save energy and ultimately money for your household but there are two in particular that are extremely inexpensive and make an enormous impact on your [...]

Preparing Your Home for Spring: Maintenance Checklist

April signals the end of the first quarter and the start of spring. There is no better time to take stock of goals and plans for 2016 to see what needs tweaking and adjusting as necessary. Here is a maintenance checklist to make sure you are prepared for springtime!

How To Restore a Historic Home

Restoring a historic house is no small task. However, it’s definitely a worthwhile endeavor. Untouched fixer-uppers usually include period detail unscathed by previous renovations. However, special care must be taken when dealing with old structures and keep in mind that old houses are full of surprises and costs can start adding up. So here are a few tips and tricks on what to expect and what to look for when restoring a historic house.

 

How To Redo Your Kitchen for Under $1000

Kitchen renovations are expensive but luckily there are small, inexpensive tweaks you can make to emulate the same “new space” effect. Here are five changes you can make that will freshen up your kitchen without breaking the bank.

 

Home Maintenance Tips: Wooden Fixtures

Quality wood furniture can last a lifetime and is often a treasured heirloom, passed down through multiple generations. Still, even the highest quality wood is susceptible to scratches and abrasions. No matter what type it is, wood needs to be properly cared for.

When purchasing furniture, it never hurts to ask for specific cleaning and care instructions.

Here are 10 tips to keep your wood furnishings looking best for many years to come: