Kris McLaughlin's Blog Posts

Fall Maintenance

Fall is approaching and it's time to start thinking about Fall maintenance. Here are some things you may want to consider:Have your furnace and thermostat checked out to be sure they are

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Garage Sale Weekend

It's a Monday following a Saturday garage sale!  Whew!!  The prep, planning and execution of the garage sale can be a lot of work.Even though you may not make a lot of money, you do have

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Where Can I Take These Tree Branches

Mini chain saw in hand, I recently went to town on some overgrown trees.  Branches had broken from a late spring snow storm and once I got started trimming, I felt like a tree artist,

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Simple Ideas For That Special Touch

So, you're on a budget and want to stage your home to get ready to sell.There are many, many things you should do, like de-clutter and remove as many personal items as you can.  You want the

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How You Live

My husband and I recently took a road trip.  One thing we both like to do.  Is it true that people get comfortable thinking most others live like they do?  It makes sense.  We

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Favorite Movie Home

I'm a fan of classic movies!  Maybe you are too.  The 1980's films written and produced by John Hughes are some of my favorites. Films such as  "Home Alone", "Planes Trains,

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A Cozy Entry Can Make A Difference

Nice curb appeal is critical for making a great first impression when people are walking up to your front door. Whether or not you're looking to sell them your home.   Thousands of dollars

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Worry Less On Vacation

Vacation season is here!!   Hope you enjoy yours if you're lucky enough to take one.I recently had a security company rep come to my house and he reminded me of some useful security tips.

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Tax Advantage

Since today is 'tax day'  it just makes me appreciate the tax benefits received from owning my own home. Being able to deduct the mortgage interest is still one of the biggest benefits.

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More Know How

When you use an agent to buy or sell your home, you get someone with the education and experience to guide you through the process.Seems logical enough.  In addition, agents may have some

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SPRING

Spring is here and this is a great time of year to think about things around the inside and outside of your home! If you're like me, you can't wait to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather.

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