10 WAYS TO SHARE THE JOY DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON 1. Mend a broken relationship with a friend or relative during the holidays. 2. Every night of the holiday season, before going to bed, ask yourself, “Whose life did I make brighter today?” 3. Offer to run holiday errands for an elderly friend or relative…. [Read More]
Archives for December 2013
9 Surprising Things That Add Value to Your House
9 Surprising Things That Add Value to Your House By: Dona DeZube Published: December 3, 2013 A home’s value is dependent on many things. Here are nine factors you might not have thought about. 1. Surf Breaks Being within a mile of a surf break (a spot where surf-able waves happen) adds about $106,000 to… [Read More]
If You Were Selling Today, Would You Have the Home That Buyers Want?
Knowing what appeals to today’s homebuyers, and considering those trends when you remodel, can pay off years from now when you sell your home. Two new surveys about what homebuyers want have me feeling pretty smug about my own home choices. Maybe you’ll feel the same. Privacy from neighbors remains at the top of the… [Read More]
Never tear down anything unless you are prepared to build something better in its place
Never tear down anything unless you are prepared to build something better in its place. This rule applies to both individuals and things. It’s easy to criticize other people thoughtlessly for their shortcomings, and equally easy to find fault in their work or in situations that are not to your liking. It is far more… [Read More]