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Why Smart Home Matters in Real Estate

Guest Post By Athena Snow
Posted by Jennifer Carlson on January 31, 2018 in No Category
Roger Pettingell of the Blue Crew explains why smart home matters in real estate and how a few key smart upgrades can make a home stand out when its time to sellWe learned a lot about the hottest tech trends to come in 2018 during our time on the CES show floor, but why does smart home matter for real estate? Roger Pettingell of the Blue Crew breaks it down. Among the top reasons smart home matters for real estate are the fact that smart home tech makes listings stand out in competitive markets and it makes life ea... read more
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The Good and the Bad of DIY Lawn Care

Guest Post By Jackie Greene
Posted by Jennifer Carlson on January 24, 2018 in No Category
When you have your own home and are responsible for your lawn care, should you do it yourself? There are two sides to DIY, good and bad. On the bad side first, if you don’t know what you’re doing, there can be consequences. But you could consider it as a learning experience too, and it will save you money. What pros and cons would a homeowner face in this consideration? The Pros You’ll save money with DIY lawn care, sometimes the extra cost of a professional can be expensive. If you... read more
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Best of CES: Smartest Home Improvements for 2018

Guest Post by Lindsay Listanski of Coldwell Banker Blue Matter
Posted by Jennifer Carlson on January 17, 2018 in No Category
The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show was one for the books. This was my fourth year going and my biggest takeaway was that smart home tech is evolving at break neck speeds. The smart home show floor was massive and each category from security to entertainment is getting saturated with truly amazing concepts and products. Here were some of our absolute favorites in case you missed them… In addition to all of the awesome items mentioned above, here were even more of our favorite smart home improvements&he... read more
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How to Winterize Your Sunroom

Guest Post by Lea Schneider
Posted by Jennifer Carlson on January 10, 2018 in No Category
If you have a sunroom, take advantage of all the light coming into your house and transform it into a winter-ready haven. After plenty of use from a busy summer and fall, early winter is the best time to give your room a deep cleaning and set it up for use in the coldest season. Try these tips to turn it into a winter retreat. Clean and Bright Make the space welcoming with a good scrub. With the windows closed for the winter, you can easily do some deep cleaning without breezes blowing dust around.... read more
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When Was the Last Time You Cleaned These 20 Items in Your Home?

Guest Post by Lindsay Listanski of Coldwell Banker Blue Matter
Posted by Jennifer Carlson on January 03, 2018 in No Category
Did you know there are 10 MILLION bacteria per square inch of a kitchen sponge? (dailymail.co.uk) What about the fact that your pillow is as germy as a TOILET SEAT! (NY Post) Those are just two of the mind blowing (and scary) facts about common household items that are probably not getting cleaned as regularly as they should be. With that said (or rather written :)) here are 20 items that you should give a little extra TLC to this weekend! Remote Control Good Housekeeping spilled the dirty truth on the ... read more
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