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Archive for February, 2017

Isn’t Winter over yet?

beach2We think that we should be done with Winter for one Winter, however, it doesn’t seem like Winter is quite done with us.  Where can you go to escape the snow, rain, cold, mud and mess that is headed our way?

We have discussed this before, but now things are about to get desperate.  Rain is forecast for the next while, followed by sun, which should be good news, but will bring the snow thaw and all that that means.  Mud, ice, mud, flooding in the low areas, and of course, mud.

If you really need to get out of town until the weather calms itself, here are two  suggestions.

Ever visited South Carolina?

Well, we never have, but after doing this research, we just may need to!

South Carolina boasts over 380 golf courses, so if golf is your game, this might look like heaven.  The courses range in …

What is a property manager anyway?

managementWe call ourselves property managers, and we are.  We know what we do, but do you?  And even more important, why do you need one?

Property management

There are many things a property manager may do.   What they do is dependent on their agreement with the property owner. However, here are three things that a good property manager will do for you.

First, rent

He or she should set, collect, and adjust the rent of the property.  They need to know what the specific property should rent for.  This is based on it’s location, condition, age, and what the market will bear.  The proper cost for rents is not just what you want to receive every month.  In addition, what you need to clear each month is not the right basis, either.  The right person will know what to charge.  In addition, he or she will be in charge of …

A kitchen “facelift” can bring big results

kitchenSpring is coming, and you want your home to be as listing-ready as possible.  Here are a few tips for making your kitchen look great without spending a fortune.

Reface those cabinets!

The kitchen is the best place to spend money for the best return.  It doesn’t take new updated appliances and stone countertops to make your kitchen look and feel fresh and new.   Those expenses are unnecessary.  Your cabinets were the newest look in kitchens when you first purchased your home.  However, a few years have elapsed and they could use a fresh new look.  Not handy with tools?  If you are, you might consider buying new cabinet faces.  Perhaps you are tool-challenged.  If so, try sanding and re-finishing or painting those dated cabinets .  A can of paint or stain could be all you need to give your kitchen a brand-new look, and paint is not expensive.  You …

Interior decorating trends for 2017

terra cottaOk, last time we talked about this year’s trends in interior paint colors.  We decided that the best choice is to go with whatever colors match your furniture, or suit your life.  This week, we are diving into the ” hot” trends in interior design.  Oh goody!

What’s new?

According to the experts, last year  we should have added white and other cool colors.  Now, we need to be all about warm textures and colors.  Terra cotta isn’t just for floors anymore.  All the “best” homes will be using it.  In the form of feature walls, and in fireplace surrounds.  Although, we are being warned to stay away from terra cotta that looks too rustic.

Not all cork is in a bottle

Once we have our terra cotta feature wall, we are ready to tackle some cork, or are we?  Apparently, we should consider using cork for accent pieces, such …