Clearing Clutter Before You Move…

Clearing Clutter Before the Move – What not to Move..

Each year around this time some of us engage in a ritual known as spring cleaning. It isn’t the most popular chore for everyone, but it’s a way of sorting through things to clear out the clutter. If you’re planning a spring or summer move, then now’s the time to get organized, and a good thorough house cleaning is a great place to start, allowing you the chance to get rid of stuff you don’t want to pack. There are items that you really would not want to be moving.

Read more here from what items can be toxic to move!:http://moving.about.com/…/packingtipsand…/a/not__to_pack.htm7629049667c32579494ba65db9892301

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NAR’s Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

Thinking of selling and wondering if it’s really the best time? Well, I hope this Existing-Home-Sales-February-STM helps you make that decision and get your home listed while it is still the Seller’s market.

Give me a call with any questions you might have: 972.899.0634

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How To Attract Affluent Home Buyers…

Interesting information on the image from what Buyers are looking for and would sacrifice! Read more from my March Newsletter here: http://buff.ly/1DJDUoPScreen Shot 2015-03-02 at 7.09.34 AM

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Jim Striegel Team November Newsletter

http://jimstriegel.housingtrendsenewsletter.com?Newsletter_ID=319

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Great Starter/Investment Home For Sale In Keller, Texas!

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Make Sure Money Isn’t Spilling Out Your Garage!

Make Sure Your Garage Isn’t Tacking Money On Utility Bills…

As ever-increasing home energy bills continue to plague Americans, homeowners are looking for cost-effective ways to reduce their heating and cooling costs. If your house has not been properly insulated, you may be paying more than you should to heat or cool it.

Nearly all modern homes have insulation throughout the living spaces, but garages commonly get overlooked. Because the garage is the last barrier between your home and the outdoors, it’s important to ensure the insulation is adequate. You can do a few simple things to make sure your garage is insulated properly.

First, it’s important to ensure that the door leading from your home to the garage is sealed properly.

Other areas to consider when checking your garage’s energy efficiency are the ceiling and the garage door threshold. If there is a room above your garage, it may be beneficial to bolster the insulation in the garage’s ceiling to help keep the living space above it comfortable. For the threshold, installing a rubber seal-strip on the floor where the garage door closes helps prevent air leaks, and keeps out insects and rodents.

That said, one of the most important areas to examine is the garage door itself. While installing a pre-insulated garage door can cost up to a thousand dollars or more, and requires a skilled contractor, there is a simple and inexpensive DIY solution to insulate your garage — garage door insulation kits.

Homeowners can easily insulate their existing garage doors with these kits, which are readily available in leading home improvement stores or online. These affordable and easy-to-use kits are made to fit standard garage door sizes and can be cut to fit non-standard sizes. With pre-packaged insulation, do-it-yourselfers can insulate their garage door in less than an hour, at a cost of less than $100. Kits use energy-efficient expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation panels — a rigid white foam that trims easily, is durable, offers excellent long-term insulation, and gives your garage a professionally finished look.

During fall and winter, the insulation helps keep heat inside the garage so that the furnace does not work as hard and use as much energy. In the summer, the insulation helps keep the sun’s heat at bay so the garage can stay cool. Insulating your garage also helps reduce interior noise and can earn federal tax credits as an energy-efficient upgrade (check your local energy guides for more information).

Source: The Dallas Morning NewsGetContent.asp

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FREE – Highland Village Fall Festival Today

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Looking for something to do today with the family? How about the Fall Festival in Highland Village?!

The Fall Festival provides an opportunity for the community to celebrate fall with festivities for all ages. Attendees will spend the day at Highland Village’s Unity Park, where they will enjoy music, food, arts and craft vendors, and various activities for children.

When: Saturday, November 1, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Unity Park (Kids Kastle)
2250 Briarhill Blvd., Highland Village, TX 75077
Cost: FREE
– See more at: http://familyeguide.com/fall-festival-in-highland-village/#sthash.e7YDdtkE.dpuf

Source: Family eGuide

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