Real Estate Articles and Advice

What is the Right Flooring for My Home?

What is the Right Flooring for My Home?

by Chris Petry You walk on it. Your pets walk on it. Your kids throw their toys and their clothes on it. While it’s unlikely that floors will ever experience the same attention and reverence heaped upon professionally-edged counter tops, or the immediate wow factor of a multi-story window installation, they’re, arguably, the most important feature of all. It’s far and away the

A Total Solar Eclipse

A Total Solar Eclipse

by Chris Petry On April, 8th, this year, a total solar eclipse will pass over the North American continent. Now, what is a total solar eclipse and why should you care? A total solar eclipse is achieved when the moon lines up directly between the Earth and the Sun, and despite being infinitesimally smaller than the Sun, temporarily blocks it from view on Earth.   You may remember that the

Start Your Spring Cleaning Early

Start Your Spring Cleaning Early

by Chris Petry Just because you spent last weekend in a t-shirt doesn’t mean Spring flowering is on the horizon. Regardless of a certain charming rodent’s opinion, Spring doesn’t officially commence until March 19th. The next month, and probably the next couple months if the trend holds steady, will be fraught with unpredictable weather, ranging from near-monsoon level rain to

Let's Have a Little Talk About Mold

Let's Have a Little Talk About Mold

by Chris Petry Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re anything like me, you’ll likely spend the day obsessing over the discovery of mold under a loose wet tile in your basement. Or maybe not. You could be going out to dinner with your sweetheart or something. This week’s topic, however, deals with the former possibility.   Just what is mold, anyw

Doors, Doors, Doors

Doors, Doors, Doors

by Chris Petry Doors. We all have them. We pass through dozens of them, day in and day out. You exit your bedroom door in the morning to shower or make breakfast, often times after you’ve opened a closet door to retrieve what you’re wearing for the day. You lock the front door of your home before exiting, unless it’s never been unlocked and you leave via integral garage. At wh

Common Real Estate Myths

Common Real Estate Myths

by Chris Petry Today, we’re going to talk about some of the biggest myths you might have heard over the last several years. No, I’m not referring to myths like the Earth being flat or Elvis Presley being alive and well, ironically moonlighting as an Elvis impersonator in Lake Tahoe. Those are indeed myths but today, we’re going to place our focus on some of the most prevailing

Why is Using a REALTOR a Good Idea?

Why is Using a REALTOR a Good Idea?

By Chris Petry So, you’ve decided to buy a home. Congrats! Or, no, wait. You’re selling? Ah, yes. Time to upgrade! Or downsize. Regardless of your real estate ambitions, having a well-informed REALTOR at your side is a must.   The internet has revolutionized the way we shop, date, and do business. It’s tempting to treat a real estate transaction the same way. Which is t

10 Reasons People Are Moving

10 Reasons People Are Moving

by Chris Petry Why are people moving? Well, now there’s a loaded question if I’ve ever heard one! There are countless reasons why someone might sell their home, move to another neighborhood, city, state, or country, and begin a new life. Today, however, we’re going to try and address ten of the most popular reasons people are moving as of January, 2024.     Gettin

Tips for Home Safety

Tips for Home Safety

Introduction by Chris Petry & Featured Article by Nancy Mitchell Happy New Year! Is it still permissible to say that? I mean, we’re only three days in, right? What’s the cutoff? I suppose it’s best not to overthink such things. Especially as this is, in fact, the first blog of 2024. Moving on! One thing we plan to do periodically this year is to highlight the voices of out

A Look Back at 2023

A Look Back at 2023

by Chris Petry Well, that’s a wrap on 2023! Oh, and what a year it was! Just in case you forgot, here are some of the major news stories that broke over the last twelve months:   The Israeli/Hamas War.   A Norfolk Southern train derails in East Palestine, OH and burns for two days, releasing hazardous chemicals into the local air and water.   The Silicon Valley Bank i