Archive: October 2012

Fire Prevention Day: Facts and Lifesaving Safety Tips for Your Family

It’s easy and inexpensive to follow safety measures to avoid the causes of most home fires.

October 09 / 2012

The Coolest Couch We’ve Ever Seen

Pull out couches are yesterday’s news! This convertible bunk bed couch takes things to a whole new level!

October 09 / 2012

Real Estate Headlines for the Week of Columbus Day

Happy Columbus Day! As you reflect on the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria we have a collection of the latest real estate headlines for you:

Homes for ‘The Hobbit’ – Rivendell

So lets take a look at the village Hobbits and other free Middle Earthlings love to go to when they need a little rest and relaxation – Rivendell.

Replica of Disney’s Haunted Mansion is Up for Sale

I hated the Haunted Mansion as a kid. My first trip to Disney World I cried through most of the ride. No, I wasn’t 16 at the time. But even through the traumatic memories of the creepy elevator and the ghost that sits in your car with you, it’s hard not to marvel at what Disney created. Someone was so impressed, they decided it was time to build a replica haunted house.

October 06 / 2012

Home Sweet Home: Halloween Candy Battle Royale Round 1

I think iit’s safe to say every homeowner remembers their first Halloween at their home.Having Trick or Treaters is like a home ownership rite of passage. After having a self debate in the candy aisle about how many Trick or Treaters will actually come and how much of the candy you will end up sneaking before the 31st, the next most important decision is what sweet treat to actually give out.

Please Show Me How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

There are certain things in my home that I openly admit I have no idea how to do. Replace a sink? Tried it and didn’t work out to well. Install a bathtub? Not gonna happen. I know my limitations as an amateur handyman. There are simple things that I should know how to do, but just never learned to do it the right way. Like folding a fitted sheet.

October 04 / 2012

Avoid Common Open House Faux Pas

An open house is a chance for homeowners to show off their home and boost bids from potential buyers. Real estate agents can help owners avoid common mistakes which can hurt their chances of selling their home. Preparation is the key to selling a home and most agents agree that first impressions can make or break a sale.

October 04 / 2012

Home of the Week: A Panoramic Tree House

There’s something innately interesting about a tree house. It’s nature combined with a fort. The kids that had one were the envy of those that didn’t. Well it turns out there’s an adult-sized one for sale with all the modern touches you could hope for.

Homes for ‘The Hobbit’ – The Shire

Part of the magic of the Lord of the Rings films can be credited to how magical and beautiful the Director made “Middle-Earth” look. Besides the lush green fields and mountains, some of the homes and villages were very, very awesome. So to commemorate the soon to start “The Hobbit” trilogy, we’ll dedicate our own series of blog posts looking at some of the homes you’ll see featured in the movies. To start, let’s head over to a tight-knit community where their homes literally have deep roots.