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Top Entryway Decor Ideas for 2017

Top Entryway Decor Ideas for 2017

Aug 30, 2017

By Katherine Medlin, guest contributor StyledStagedSold_imageThe entryway is a significant space within a home — it’s the first thing a potential buyer sees, and it sets the stage for the whole vibe of the home. Buyers can form opinions on a home within seconds of opening that front door. Your clients can make a few simple changes to their entryways to make that important first impression. Here are some hot trends for 2017. Make the front door a focal point. The door is the first thing visitors focus on at any home’s entryway, so make it impactful. Whether you advise your clients to paint it a bold color or add gorgeous greenery via a seasonal wreath, they can complement the home’s style and make a statement within a reasonable budget. Invest in stylish but functional furniture. Clients can create a welcoming vignette of furniture that beckons guests to the door. Design a space for dropping keys and handbags, and a place to sit and remove shoes. Think elegant console tables with drawers (that hide the clutter), woven baskets, and an antique rug. Remind sellers that they can take these new goodies with them when they move too! Add art to the space. Artwork in an entryway can make a big impact. Hang a beautiful piece of artwork or photography on the wall opposite the door. Choose carefully: You don’t want to put off buyers with something overly quirky. A mirror is a great choice and will help the entryway appear larger. Illuminate the entryway with bold lighting. The right lighting will give a welcoming feel to the entry, while being highly functional. Add a stylish lamp to the console table, or if the home has high ceilings or a two-story stairwell, go for a beautiful chandelier or pendant light in a timeless style. Make a statement with striking wallpaper. Wallpaper in bold patterns is making a huge comeback. Take a cue from designers in 2017 and work with the sellers to choose a striking paper for the entryway. This will add drama to the space and add that wow factor. To appease buyers who may not be sold on the pattern, choose a temporary...

What will you do tomorrow?

What will you do tomorrow?

Jul 31, 2017

By Charmelle Scott – Executive Director at BusiNeighbor Veterans Center Do you have to go to work or will you stay home and relax? Imagine you woke up tomorrow depressed, haunted by guilt, reminded of the smell of blood & gunpowder. You wonder if you will ever be at peace. Tomorrow 22 Veterans will commit suicide. Stone Mountain, GA — 08/01/2017 — Today marks an important first step towards the goal of opening the BusiNeighbor Inc. Veterans Recreation Center for all Georgia Veterans. BusiNeighbor, Inc. is hosting a community meeting open to Stone Mountain residents. Holding a community meeting is the first step in the zoning process to obtain a Special Land Use Permit under Dekalb County Zoning Ordinance Article 9 titled Recreation Club. The proposed facility is located at 5392 Old Rockbridge Road Stone Mountain Georgia. The Veterans Recreation center will be home to a food and clothing pantry, exercise room, computer lab, reading lab, and day room for relaxation. The center will provide activities and much needed relief for Veterans. “The center is Marta accessible, 3 miles away from Stone Mountain Park and 9 miles away from the Atlanta VA Regional office and the Atlanta Veterans Hospital. We are very excited! This center will help Veterans destress to progress.” states Charmelle Scott Executive Director of BusiNeighbor. The community meeting will be held on Thursday August 22, 2017 at 6:30p.m. at the Stone Mountain Library 952 Leon Street Stone Mountain GA., 30083. Interested parties should contact BusiNeighbor...

Free Advanced Search Tools For Home Buyers

Free Advanced Search Tools For Home Buyers

May 26, 2017

If you are currently in the market for a home, you will find my website an excellent resource. The site is continually updated with new and valuable information to aid in your decision making process. The search feature allows you to filter thousands of listings based on attributes that you select. You can simply search for houses in a certain area and price range, or you can look for houses that fit your specific style. If you know you want a brick house with gas heat and a garage, you can get the results you’re looking for. Most real estate websites don’t offer that degree of choice. By signing up with the Property Research Center, which is free, you have access to features that will help you find and organize the listings that best fit your needs: Saved Searches allow you to preserve your searches for reference at a later time. You can easily maintain lists of properties that match your criteria without having to re-enter any information, and there is no limit to the number of searches you can save.  Read Testimonials of my clients and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, I would love to be of assistance, and I look forward to hearing from you. Taty www.RealEstateOnHeels.com...

Should the Buyer’s Agent Attend the Home Inspection?

Should the Buyer’s Agent Attend the Home Inspection?

May 2, 2017

The question of whether the buyer’s agent should attend the home inspection can be argued both ways, and even the most seasoned industry veterans can disagree.  There are pros and cons for the buyers agent attending a home inspection, and this can even be influenced by the state and region that you’re in. A good article about this debate can be found online in “Working RE”:  http://www.workingre.com/should-agent-attend-home-inspection/  As you will read, this article surveyed experienced agents/brokers who have shared their opinions based on their real estate experience. Some of the reasons the article found for the buyer’s agent attending the inspection included: the buyer’s agent being there can act as an intermediary to request clarifications from the inspector and to explain things to the buyer. it can be a helpful learning experience for the buyer’s agent, which will help them professionally for their next client. And some of the reasons the article found for NOT attending were: being present can influence their client’s opinions towards or against something. it can open an argument about what the inspection is discovering. attending can extend the time of the inspection by several hours. And the article also points out that some real estate agents chose a middle ground of being available during some part of the inspection process, but not there for its entirety. Another good article on this topic can be found online at:  http://blog.kw.com/ready.-set.-sell-helping-clients-through-inspections As you will read, towards the bottom of the article it gives a good summary of the pros and cons of whether the buyer’s agent should attend the inspection.  And in the comments section there are further arguments provided on both sides by various real estate agents. I offer and pay for pre-inspection so that the inspection ordered by buyers will not surprise my sellers and will solve the dilemma: to attend or not… READY TO MOVE? Contact the team that will sell your house and will move you into your dream home. We know how to market Real Estate and sell your home for top dollar. Call*Text*E-mail Taty@RealEstateOnHeels.com...

Moore Hate From The Left – Branco

Moore Hate From The Left – Branco

Mar 3, 2017

Michael More Attacks Ryan Owens’s widow Carryn for allowing herself to be a prop for President Trump. The left have no shame. Political Cartoon A.F. Branco ©2017. A.F.Branco Coffee Table Book <—- Order Here! Donations/Tips accepted and appreciated –  $1.00 – $5.00 – $10 – $100 –  it all helps to fund this website and keep the cartoons coming. – THANK YOU! Read more at...

No Dinner New Year Challange

No Dinner New Year Challange

Jan 1, 2017

…as part of the ‘Ditch The Dad Bod’ series. As a beer drinking and food loving American Man I struggle with the battle of the bulge.  Ok the battle of Morbid Obesity really.  I have tried just about every diet and every fitness craze from starvation and cleansing to masses of Fat and Protein to perpetual healthy snacking to outright fasting for 1 to 2 days a week.  Yes, Yo-Yo waist and scale and pants. In traveling and thanks to a European Wife that is quite the foody we have come to the conclusion that dinner portions and meals in traditional American culture, as well balanced as they are and of course all endorsed and recommended by the FDA (Beware this is a Government entity like the IRS and DMV.) are off the charts in calories and carbs. So here is our first lifestyle challenge of 2017 and we would love to have our friends and family try it with us for 30 days and see if our theory is correct.  30 days with no dinner. I know everyone is limping into the New Year so Monday is a great day to start and try this so here are the rules. No sugars and carbs after 5PM. Drink Green Tea or Chamomile to calm the stomach before bed. Drink a ton of water at night to feel full. Substitute large dinners with healthy snacks of veggie boils Eat quality Breakfast and Lunch Snack often throughout the day Move 30 minutes everyday.  Walk, Workout, whatever Ditch the adult libations at least 6 of 7 days. Here are some substitutes for your steak and potato that will keep you alive through the pain. Cabbage and Pickles soup (Make it spicy with no carb hot sauce) Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Splenda Handful of Almonds or other nuts (Small hand: no more than 10) Handful of Berries or Grapes (Large Hand: no limits really) Avocado and Tomato wedges in Red Wine Vinaigrette (No oil) A mountain of plain lettuce Just bubbly water… Please send your (less than 100 calorie) healthy night snack ideas to Editor@boldspicynews.com Full disclosure:  if you pass out or die trying this challenge BSNews is not liable since...