Avoid the Pitfalls of Self Property Management

Avoid the Pitfalls of “Self” Property Management. Let’s face it, this Central Florida area is a mecca for short term vacation rentals. Even long term rentals are increasing in popularity. The demand for short term rentals is through the roof, and there are “businesses” on every corner wanting to help you fill the need for […]

Treat Yourself to a Home for the Holidays!

REALTORS® Have an October Treat For You! Really Big Open House Event Coming Your Neighborhood.  (If you live in The Villages, that is) On Thursday, October 10th, Realtors who specialize in The Villages Market are planning a Huge Open House Event to showcase homes for the incoming seasonal visitors, who seem to be arriving earlier […]

From Humble Beginnings

  As a soldier serving his country in The Marine Corps in the Vietnam era, Mike Scott  had no idea he was going to become the owner of possibly the most successful plumbing company in the State of Florida. But with a work ethic like no other and a mere $500 to start, that is […]

REVEALED – THE REAL TRUTH BEHIND REAL ESTATE STATISTICS

What you really need to know and how the numbers don’t always tell you the true story. It’s complicated. When you read about or hear about the market, you hear a lot of different numbers being quoted. Let’s start with the average sales price versus the median sales price. The average, of course is when […]

Does Your Neighbor Need Help at Home?

  Does your neighbor need a Helping Hand? The phrase “There’s no place like home,” has special meaning to some aging homeowners. No one wants to give up their comfort, privacy, and independence.   Many sit and suffer in silence unnecessarily while their quality of life diminishes quickly. What happens when older citizens cannot fend for […]

Make your own masterpieces – freshly painted focal points for any room

(BPT) – Still love the overall design scheme of a space, but feeling a little bored? The best way to breathe new life into it – without revamping the entire area – is by creating a new focal wall. Instead of a decal, stencil or pricey artwork, make a statement that’s one-of-a-kind with a little […]

Bright and nonconventional colors bring adventure to home decor

(BPT) – When it comes to trends in interior design, the forecast through 2014 is looking bolder, brighter and more adventurously colorful than has been seen in a while. Up-and-coming palettes are earning descriptions including “youthful,” “vibrant” and “positive,” heralding the rebounding market’s ready return to color. Color expert and interior designer Barbara Schirmeister equates […]

Couples who design together, stay together

(BPT) – Opposites attract, and for couples who live together, compromising on personal style and design choices can be a difficult bridge to cross. Someone who wants a modern, contemporary vibe might not like the decor choice of someone who prefers a more traditional or rustic feel. What most people don’t realize, however, is that […]

Paradise at Home -The Back Porch

By Nancy Deichman Originally published in Volume 2, Number 1 of Matters of the Home magazine – July 2013.  That getaway could be closer than you think! The most under-utilized space in your home could become a “staycation” for you any day of the week.  With a few touches to draw the eye and soft […]

Putting the Sizzle Back in Dining at Home

The Firetainment table has a wide array of cookware and recipes including a wok, a cast iron griddle, and much more. This is NOT your neighbor’s fire pit. It is a beautiful and interactively fun piece of furniture that you and your guests will enjoy for many years to come.

One day deal on Dyson DC28 Animal! -Expired

This deal has expired.  For the current amazon.com deals, be sure to check the box to the right side of this page. Get it quick before it sells out!  The Gold Box deal of the day is the Dyson DC28 Animal for 57% off!  Regular price is $649.99! Get it today for only $279 with […]

Could You Use $25,000 to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient? (Ended August 15, 2013)

Contest ended August 15th, 2013. Could you make your home more energy efficient with $25,000?!  If you answered yes, then go now to enter the Better Homes & Garden’s Home Makeover Contest! They are giving away a $25,000 Home Makeover in celebration of energy saving techniques.  You have until August 15th, 2013 to enter.  Winner […]

Organic Gardening Information

Check out these great tips on organic gardening at home!