The Benefits of Hiring an Interior Designer or Decorator

By: Megan Scott, CPCA and Randy Scott, CPA CMA

The Benefits of Hiring an Interior Designer or Decorator

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When it comes to updating their living space, some homeowners enjoy doing the research and then planning, designing, and decorating on their own. Many believe they will save a substantial amount of money.  While that may be true, they may also be doing themselves a disservice by overlooking the benefits of hiring an interior designer (who can create and maximize functional living space) and/...Read More

Want to Sell Your House Faster? Make it Anonymous

By: Megan Scott, CPCA and Randy Scott, CPA CMA

Want to Sell Your House Faster? Make it Anonymous

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What do you notice when you visit a model home in a new development? Often, you will find wonderfully furnished and decorated rooms that anyone could live in. The operative word here is “anyone”. Sure, there might be a computer screen on a desk in the den, or a child’s doll sitting in a corner, but for the most part, all the rooms are anonymous. There is a sense of family, but n...Read More

Clean or Replace Air Filters and Fan Screens

By: Megan Scott, CPCA and Randy Scott, CPA CMA

Clean or Replace Air Filters and Fan Screens

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It’s a good idea to clean or replace your home’s air filters and screens at least once a year to help keep your indoor environment safe from mold, dust mites, and other allergens. But don’t stop at your heating, ventilation, and cooling/air-conditioning systems. Think of all the other filters and screens that need cleanings, such as those in humidifiers, range hoods, bathroom f...Read More

By: Megan Scott, CPCA and Randy Scott, CPA CMA

Boost Your Home's Value Ahead of Your Appraisal

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Whether you're planning to sell or refinance, a home appraisal is a necessary step in determining the true value of your home. This means your home should be in the best possible condition, so it will be appraised at the highest potential value. While it may be tempting to swing for the fences with big-ticket renovations, there are smaller things you can do to efficiently raise the market valu...Read More

By: Megan Scott, CPCA and Randy Scott, CPA CMA

Ways to Save Money on Your Home Insurance

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Your home is most likely your largest investment.  Insurance may be one of your biggest budget items These 9 tips can help you save a significant amount of money on your homeowner's insurance premium. They may take a bit of work up front, but they will be extremely beneficial in the long run. Home insurance rates are based on a number of factors about you and your home, but there are st...Read More

By: Megan Scott, CPCA and Randy Scott, CPA CMA

Modern Exterior Doors That Make Coming Home Feel Like a Red Carpet Event

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Whoever said "don't judge a book by its cover" was clearly not a real estate aficionado. While we'd agree that this mantra is foolproof in most scenarios, there's no denying that curb appeal is one of the most important factors in your home's overall appeal. Aside from wanting to impress your neighbors and guests, and make a great first impression, your front door is a fe...Read More

By: Megan Scott, CPCA and Randy Scott, CPA CMA

Does Your Home Insurance Cover Everything?

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    When you suffer damage to your home or its contents, you expect your insurance company to help you out. And, most do a good job of doing just that. Still, it’s a good idea to review your policy with your insurance advisor and find out what’s covered and what isn’t. For example, you don’t want to discover that your policy will not cover the cost of repairing ...Read More

By: Megan Scott, CPCA and Randy Scott, CPA CMA

BBQ Maintenance that Can Save Your Life

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?According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 160 people are injured each year in BBQ mishaps. That doesn’t sound like a lot considering the number of people who flip burgers on their backyard grills each year. But, you certainly don’t want to be one of those who get injured! The best way to prevent fire and injury is maintenance. Remarkably, few people are e...Read More

By: Megan Scott, CPCA and Randy Scott, CPA CMA

Healthy Lighting for Your Home

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Recently, researchers discovered that the lighting in your home can have a much greater impact on your health and well-being than originally thought. Better lighting can boost your energy, help you sleep better, and even enhance healing. So, it pays to make sure the lighting in your home has a positive impact on the health of your family. Start by enhancing sources of natural light, such as windo...Read More

By: Megan Scott, CPCA and Randy Scott, CPA CMA

How to Quickly Improve Indoor Air Quality

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There are many reasons why the air quality in your home may not be at its best. A faulty furnace or an aged carpet are just two potential culprits. Until you get those issues addressed, how can you make your indoor air healthier - today? Here are some ideas: Check the furnace filter. This is one of the most overlooked maintenance items in the home. Any furnace repair person can tell you stories a...Read More