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NEW REAL ESTATE RULES UNDER SOCIAL DISTANCING

Buying or selling a home can be stressful even under ordinary circumstances. Unfortunately, the current state of the world is far from ordinary. The housing market is feeling the crunch, as fewer buyers want to get out and shop for a home, and fewer sellers want to take a risk with selling. This isn’t to […]


Teresa Grant

 

THREADING THE NEEDLE TO FLATTEN THE CURVE

  A lot was happening in mid-March as a result of the growing COVID-19 threat. Our office in Silicon Valley had closed at the start of the month, followed by all of our other offices a week later. Sports leagues were suspending seasons, businesses and schools were shutting down, kids were home indefinitely, and nothing […]


Teresa Grant

 

WHY COPPER MAY BECOME YOUR FAVORITE METAL

Why Copper May Become Your Favorite Metal Copper and its alloy cousins, bronze and brass, are germ-repellant, which means you may want to find more places in the home to add the metals. By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey View the original article


Teresa Grant

 

LOST SPRING HOME-BUYING SEASON: CAN YOU STILL SELL YOUR HOME THIS YEAR?

The stay at home orders and social distancing guidelines took effect just as the spring home-buying (and selling) season was getting underway. If you are a homeowner who was considering selling your home this year, you are probably wondering what now?   The good news is if you have to sell — people are still […]


Teresa Grant

 

FIVE STEPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME DURING A PANDEMIC

Selling a home is a difficult and multifaceted process which can often take months from start to finish even in the best of times. To make matters more difficult, add a healthy portion of global pandemic with a side of stay at home orders and you might be asking yourself what now? Unfortunately, not everyone […]


Teresa Grant

 

HOW TO WORK WITH HOME STAGERS REMOTELY

How to Work with Home Stagers Remotely You and your sellers can still access online consultations with staging professionals. By: Audra Slinkey View the original article


Teresa Grant

 

SPRING CLEANING TASKS YOU MAY BE OVERLOOKING

As self-isolation and social distancing stretches on, you may find yourself a bit bored just staying at home. Since there’s a big difference between choosing to stay at home and having to stay at home, even those who enjoy spending time at home may be struggling. This is why many people are starting to look […]


Teresa Grant

 

STAYING CONNECTED WITH MODERN TECH

The world we live in is significantly different than the world we knew just a year ago. Around the world, people face self-isolation and quarantine as we attempt to stop the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. This can be scary, especially for those who live alone or who have distant loved ones that […]


Teresa Grant

 

WOODEN BEAMS THAT DRESS UP CEILINGS: A DIY PROJECT?

Wooden Beams That Dress Up Ceilings: A DIY Project? It’s gotten easier to add some architectural style to a home’s fifth wall. By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey Remodeling, Design & Architecture View the original article


Teresa Grant

 

ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY

With the current state of the world, people are spending more time at home than ever. This provides for some great opportunities to bond as a family, and also gives some of us a bit more time to get things done around the house. Spending more time with your family can lead to some questions, […]


Teresa Grant

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLEANING FOR CORONAVIRUS

There has been a significant amount of concern raised recently about COVID-19, a relatively recently discovered disease caused by a type of virus known as a coronavirus. A lot is still unknown about the virus and the disease that it causes, and this is causing some people a great deal of anxiety about it. Major […]


Teresa Grant

 

8 DIY PROJECTS TO TACKLE WHILE YOU SHELTER IN PLACE

8 DIY Projects to Tackle While You Shelter in Place Got more time on your hands while you ride out the coronavirus pandemic at home? By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey View the original article


Teresa Grant

 

WAYS TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES

Without mincing words, times are scary. People are afraid, and beyond that there is a significant amount of uncertainty about what is to come. In times like these, it’s important to pull together as a community and support each other in any way possible. This includes the small businesses in your community, since they are […]


Teresa Grant

 

IS WALLPAPER MAKING A COMEBACK?

Wallpaper has been around for thousands of years in one form or another, with wallpaper-like wall coverings being used in China in 200 B.C. Modern style wallpaper with repeating patterns on continuous sheets was created by Jean-Michel Papillion in 1675, and it has remained a popular option ever since. With that said, wallpaper hasn’t been […]


Teresa Grant

 

OUR NOISE INDICATOR ANSWERS, “CAN I HEAR IT FROM THE HOUSE?”

You’ve scoured the internet for the right home for you, and finally, you think you’ve found the one. You attend the open house and start imagining what your day-to-day would be like living there. As you leave the open house and explore the edge of the neighborhood, you come across a busy intersection where a […]


Teresa Grant

 

KITCHEN PANTRIES YOU’LL ENVY

Kitchen Pantries You’ll Envy Organizing a pantry can make it feel like the entire kitchen received an upgrade. Here are some ways to get a more stylish food storage space. By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey Design Trends, Kitchen & Bath View the original article


Teresa Grant

 

DOES IT SPARK JOY? HOW MARIE KONDO’S METHOD CAN HELP

Have you heard of Marie Kondo? Even if you can’t quite place the name, there’s a good chance that you’ve run across some reference to figuring out whether things “spark joy” when cleaning up your house. The idea might seem simple, but it’s a central part of her organizational philosophy, repeated again and again in […]


Teresa Grant

 

HOT HOME TREND: THE KITCHEN BLUES

Hot Home Trend: The Kitchen Blues Get color inspiration for this all-important part of the home from these photos. By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey View the original article


Teresa Grant


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