The silly season

Purple crocuses with closed bloomAh Spring, when a young man’s thoughts turn to love. Actually that was last year when the thoughts poked out like brilliant crocus blooms, the baby was born in January and now you’re looking for a house for the growing family. Who wants to trek out in winter’s cold, but it’s different when the temperatures warm ever so slightly.  The same insane desire to run out and pull weeds in the garden (I know, what sort of madness is that?) means even the most recalcitrant begin peeking at BlueGill (hat tip to Kris Berg) on their phone during lunch. Continue reading “The silly season”



Make a non-descript space into something fabulousA challenge homebuyers or investors have is looking at the property through the eyes of how it might be finished.  I walked round with some home buyers yesterday and looked at a number of houses where the owners had taken re-fi’s to cash out equity.  Each of the houses had work in progress, and then as the loans became unserviceable, it was obvious where they had stopped. Continue reading “Resources”

So much for so little

Add value through inexpensive landscapingLooking at listing your property?  One of the ways that you can generate curb appeal for your properties is through a beautification effort and that does not mean taking a hit from your operating budget. Here are three ways to get free or inexpensive trees or plants for your properties.

Free Trees & Plants – Very simple way to get trees and plants. This is a not-for profit foundation that collects plants from nurseries that would be thrown away. They nurture the plants and ship them to you. You only pay for shipping and handling. Continue reading “So much for so little”