February, 2010

Outdoor Lighting Trends: 2

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

foscarini modern outdoor lights havana bassaTouching just a little bit on the outdoor lighting options out there is not enough, it needed another post.  One thing that you need to remember whenever you are dealing with outdoor lighting is the fact that gold is out.  Gold is a color that used to be extremely popular but now, it is actually out and blacks and silvers are in.

If your home is a neutral color like white or even beige, you definitely will want to stick with blacks and silvers, as they will really work well with your homes color, but if your home is an unusual color, you may want to investigate a little bit.

Another option for outdoor lighting that is becoming very popular is tree lighting, as this creates some great night-time focal points around your yard!

Outdoor Lighting Trends: 1

Friday, February 26th, 2010

outdoorlightingImproving your curb appeal of your home is something that many people do not even think about when they are looking to sell their home, however it is important.  Curb appeal is what will actually attract the consumers to your home and honestly, it is something that will get their foot in the door so that you can sell them on everything that your home has to offer.

Outdoor lighting is by far one of the best ways to improve the curb appeal of your home and in the next few blogs; we are going to talk about some of the trends in outdoor lighting that seems to be popping up.

Solar lights are certainly something that are popping up everywhere but by far, the color lights and orbs are something that are very popular in the way of outdoor lighting right now.  More in the next blog people!

Renters Without Insurance — Risky Business: 2

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

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The reason that this is such risky business is that because you – as the home owner have insurance and your renter does not, you are now responsible for them.  The reason is because they are under your home and under your roof.  A lot of landlords nowadays are not even allowing their tenants to rent without renter’s insurance.

This should certainly be your policy as well, as they can definitely sue you for the damages that they reap if they do injure themselves.  For my fall … I am fine, I am not going to sue but from now on – I am going to ensure that I get renters insurance so things like this are covered.

Stats have shown that over 58% of renter’s do not have insurance … that needs to change and it all starts with you!

Renters Without Insurance — Risky Business: 1

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

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In this blog, we have talked a lot about real estate and the market itself and we have also given you tips and tricks as a real estate agent as well as a buyer or renter.  With that being said, we are now going to talk about something very, very important … home insurance.

If you are a landlord and you are renting out to someone either a room or even an entire apartment, you might want to ensure that they do have renter’s insurance.  This can actually really harm you if they do not have renter’s insurance.

Recently … as of Sunday actually, I fell down the stairs of my rental home.  Now – I personally do not have renter’s insurance.  If I wanted to, because I am not covered and the landlords are – I can actually sue them because I fell down the stairs.  Now … I am not going to do that because I am fine, but what would happen if you weren’t fine?  More on this in the next blog!