I Thought We Were Going To Have a Snow Day…!

Hello friends!

I woke up this morning expecting to shovel my car out of the driveway and instead, I found a light dusting of snow covering my car.  I’m not complaining, I HATE shoveling!  But, I know so many of you were banking on a snow day to extend their 3-day weekend, and for that I am very sorry.  I guess that’s why Mother Nature is an appropriate name for our Earth, girl changes her mind about everything!

But enough about the weather!  Let’s talk some home tips!  Coming to you from MSN.com, complete with photos, is a helpful slideshow if you’re looking to remodel your bathroom!  Most important tip I think is number 9, don’t be afraid to call a pro!  I know a handful of “handymen” that really are not that handy, but they sure pretend they are!  It’s okay if fixing things isn’t your forte!  Don’t be afraid to admit it (aka Dad, I love you, you were a great policeman, but leave my shower alone!!).

So, here it is.  10 Smart Tips for Remodeling Your Bathroom.  If you’re really bored, and procrastinating getting back to work, check out some of the articles on the MSN Real Estate home page.  Definitely some useful info on there!

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Happy Tuesday everyone!




It’s Only Thursday…

*Happy New Year!*

It’s officially 2013, yet I’m still writing 2012 on everything!  I have got to snap out of it and get into 2013.  We at Allen Family have a big year ahead of us, which was hinted to in our first post.  Sorry, can’t let you in our secret just yet, but don’t worry, it will be worth the wait!  And if it’s not, free Breaking New Grounds coffee on me!

Today, I am compiling December’s Market Watch, aka everything that was put on the market and sold in December 2012.  If you’re new to the real estate world, market watches are incredibly useful.  They allow you to get a broad idea of what kind of houses are selling or being put up to sell, how big, how many rooms, bathrooms, and how much they’re going for.  If you’re thinking of selling your own home, take a look at what’s on the market first, and where your home would fit it.  If you did all that, congratulations, you just did a mini comparative market analysis.  Call Michael and Gen, and they will do a full scale comparative market analysis, free of charge, and answer all of your questions, but only because they’re so nice. 

Since December’s market watches are not done yet (sorry, I can only do so much guys!), I attached November’s Market Watches, as well as our Market Statistics for 2012.  Check them out, and let us know what you think.  Obviously, if you have any questions, Michael and Gen are more than happy to answer them for you.  They are extremely knowledgeable and wicked friendly! 

Documents are at the bottom, and are all PDFs so you can keep them forever and ever!

Have a wonderful Thursday 🙂


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