Saturday, May 16, 2015 / by Brittney Newton
Save water, and money, by following these simple tips.
Want to know the easiest way to conserve water? Fix your leaks. Your toilets, showers, sinks and other indoor water appliances are most likely leaking unnecessary amounts water, wasting precious H2O as well as your money. In fact, if all the old toilets in the U.S. were replaced with water efficient models, we would save 520 billion gallons of water each year! That’s the equivalent of the amount of water that flows over Niagara falls in 12 days. In general, major water appliances like dishwashers, washing machines and toilets purchased before 1995 should be upgraded to newer, more efficient models. If you are considering a laundry room, kitchen or bathroom remodel, be sure that the most water-conscious models are considered.
The EPA’s Water Sense website is an amazing resource for homeowners to learn how to save water, and money, by making simple changes to the home. Upgrading appliances and faucets is by y ...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 / by Brittney Newton
Know when your repair is out of your skill set and may require a professional's help.
Rather than purchasing brand new appliances, especially when you plan to sell a home, consider an appliance repair project instead. Repairing appliances can be tedious to accomplish on your own, and may require the help of a professional. A repair project will benefit your home’s value as new homeowners will likely prefer different appliances or will replace those that are slightly outdated for more energy efficient models. Certain repairs can be completed yourself, with a bit of instruction, while more involved repairs require professionals. Whether you decide to DIY your dishwasher repair or call a repairman to fix your clothes dryer, better understand the repair projects you can do on your own, and when it’s in your best interest to hire a professional.
Simple DIY appliance repairs
Some appliance repairs are rather simple. For instance, a microwave light bulb can be repai? ...
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 / by Brittney Newton
Don't let your next home improvement project create unhappiness for you or your family.
Has a home renovation or remodeling project ever driven you or your family to the brink of insanity? Renovation and remodeling stress takes on many forms. It might be the couple arguing over their kitchen layout at Ikea, an interior designer performing marital counseling over a husband and wife’s budget disagreements, a fight with the architect, contractor or flooring installer or spouses not seeing eye to eye on how a project should be completed. No matter the size, scope or budget of the project, a home remodel or renovation can cause serious stress, anxiety and downright anger for the homeowner.
Usually home renovation stress isn’t the result of a singular issue but rather multiple issues or challenges. There is the famous ongoing arguments between architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and his client, Dr. Edith Farnsworth, over her iconic Farnsworth House. Very often ) ...
Saturday, March 7, 2015 / by Jenny & Randy Thomas
Did you know that Keller Williams new CEO, Chris Heller, got his real estate license at age 21, and sold more than 100 homes a year for 18 consecutive years? At Real Estate Connect New York City, Heller sat down with Brad Inman and talked about how the KW business model helped him turn his success as an agent into a bigger enterprise.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 / by Jenny & Randy Thomas
New Listings vs Listings Absorbed is a unique chart that provides a snap shot of market activity. When the absorption rate is higher than new listings, that indicates a sellers market. When new listings out pace the absorption rate, that indicates a buyers market. A balanced market is when both new listings and the absorption rate are close to even. This is a great chart and often tells a complex story.
Team Thomas Realtors full-service approach to real estate and buying & selling homes. Recognizing the increasing demand for simpler and more efficient home transactions, Team Thomas is committed to providing an unmatched level of service to consumers. With homes in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, Republic, Willard, Rogersville, Strafford, Marshfield Missouri and surrounding areas, Keller Williams International produces more real estate sales in North America than any other real estate firm. View all our available listings, create your own custom search, view our videos, or s ...