Jackie & John's Blog

Shine a Light on Spring Cleaning

Posted on Mar 14, 2018 in Home Improvement


When it comes to ensuring the shiniest results from your spring-cleaning, it's most effective to start from the top and work your way down. Here's why.
The laws of gravity are never so apparent than after you think you've finally conquered your spring-cleaning, only to look up and realize your ceiling fan is coated in dust. Start dusting the fan and...

Read More

Party Perfect

Posted on Dec 20, 2017 in Just for Fun

Hosting a party this holiday season? Here are a few ideas to make it a fun and memorable event not only for your guests, but for you too!

At the Top of the List: Make Lists!
It's never too early to start getting organized, and that means making lists so you don't forget a thing.
A written cooking and party prep schedule that includes cleaning, shoppin...

Read More

What's Lurking in Your Home?

Posted on Dec 20, 2017 in Home Improvement

It's not just Halloween that brings out scary things around the home; check out these everyday, frighteningly germy hiding spots! 

1. Cutting boards. From dangerous coliform bacteria to molds and yeasts, your cutting boards are a hotbed of scary germs. Be sure to place boards in the dishwasher or hand-wash in hot soapy water after every use. You can...

Read More

Step on it! To Refinish or Replace Wood Floors?

Posted on Jun 05, 2017 in Home Improvement

There's nothing like the warm, classic allure of wooden floors. But even within this category there are many options, whether you're refinishing an existing wooden floor or installing a brand new one.

Refinishing an Existing Floor

Depending on the of your wooden floor and your own DIY comfort zone, you may be able to refinish your dull, scratched woo...

Read More

The Basement - What to Watch For when House Hunting

Posted on Jun 01, 2017 in Inspection

When searching for a new house, one of the most important areas to check out is the basement — a damp or wet basement can result not only in a future financial drain, but also in health concerns. Be sure to have a home inspection conducted by an accredited professional before making any kind of a buying decision.

Upon viewing the basement of a poten...

Read More

What a HOT MARKET!

Posted on May 30, 2017 in Market


What a HOT REAL ESTATE MARKET! We hope you’re enjoying the sun now that it’s finally here after SO MUCH rain! 

The spring market has been super busy, especially for Condos and Townhouses. April had the lowest inventory of available listings in 10 years, which created difficult conditions for buyers. We’re still not showing much sign of slowing down...

Read More