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5 Tips That Can Help You When Selling Your Home

 Posted by Benjamin Bleichwehl on August 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM
For most of us ordinary people, our homes are the most valuable thing we own. It makes a lot of sense that we tend to invest a great deal in the sale if we ever decide to part with it. So, we’ve put together some fundamental considerations that you have to get right before you sell.

Selling an Inherited House: The Stress-Free Guide

 Posted by Benjamin Bleichwehl on August 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Inheriting a house from a loved one can be a wonderful gift and a challenging situation to navigate all at the same time. Depending on the circumstances, you may have a few options on what you can do with the home, such as move into it, rent it out, or sell it. If you’re planning on selling an inherited house, this guide can help you avoid the usual pitfalls and obstacles that can cost money, prolong the process, and add to your frustration.

3 Questions Older Adults Should Ask A Real Estate Professional

 Posted by Benjamin Bleichwehl on February 11, 2019 at 8:15 AM
Choosing housing needs is an intricate process, in the case of older adults and their families the needs can be quite complex. Selling situations may be complicated by issues such as family dynamics, deteriorating health, personal loss, and financial constraints. Whether buying or selling a home, older adults have unique needs.

3 Reasons Vintage Furniture Is Not Just "Old Furniture"

 Posted by Benjamin Bleichwehl on October 15, 2018 at 8:04 AM
Vintage American made furniture?... Isn't that the old-style stuff mom and dad furnished their home with? Half of which was handed down from grandma? And, didn't half of grandma's furniture come from her older relatives? "Yes" is usually the answer. The word "vintage", when properly used should be followed by referencing the era the item is from, such as "vintage 1950s". The purpose of describing furniture as vintage is to connect it to a certain style typified by the era, but, also to inform, or remind, the buyer that the item was made to better quality standards than is today's furniture.

Are Family Heirlooms Hiding In Your Home?

 Posted by Benjamin Bleichwehl on September 20, 2018 at 7:44 AM

Have you ever asked yourself “Do I have anything interesting that truly tells a story about my life?” Most of us would say no. As we grow comfortable in our homes and nestle in over the years, we make memories, connections, and bonds that add value to life. In many cases, memorable moments are tied to an item of significance that tells a story or holds a part of history.

You could have an heirloom right under your nose without realizing it!

DIY Projects to Get You Organized: Repurposing the Bookshelf

 Posted by Benjamin Bleichwehl on August 10, 2018 at 8:50 AM
The first step in getting organized is making sure every item in your home has a designated place and space. One item that has multiple purposes is the bookshelf. Before you throw away that old shelving unit, consider new ways to use it. Repurposed bookshelves and bookcase units, can add extra storage and display space to give wayward items a home. Besides using this space to display books, you could find a range of new uses like displaying beaut...

7 Signs You Have Too Much “Stuff”

 Posted by Benjamin Bleichwehl on July 13, 2018 at 8:07 AM
Has your personal property or “stuff” taken over your space? It may be time to clear the clutter from your home. We have 7 signs to help you decide if your possessions are holding you back from truly enjoying your home. In many cases, we can become immune to the number of items we accumulate over time because we have grown accustomed to it always being there. Essentially it becomes a part of your living environment and we begin to accept the plac...

Best Buys for Your Kitchen at Online Auctions and Estate Sales

 Posted by Benjamin Bleichwehl on March 8, 2018 at 8:38 AM
A necessity in every kitchen are the tools used to cook a meal. In 2016 alone, retail sales of kitchen gadgets and tools were close to 1.19 billion U.S. dollars. Most pots and pans have a lifetime of 5 years or less, while other utensils like paring knives and peelers should be replaced yearly. If you’ve noticed your kitchen gadgets and tools showing signs of serious wear and tear, consider replacing them with a few of the gently used items on th...

Planning for a Move Together

 Posted by Benjamin Bleichwehl on February 14, 2018 at 7:40 AM
Combining households can be beautiful, exciting, and frightening at the same time. Whether you are an excited new couple, a newlywed couple, or anything in between, with such heightened emotion it's important to have a plan to help you navigate through all the movement. Before creating a plan, have an open discussion with your significant other about what your space together needs, your preferred design styles, the layout, measurements and how you can minimize clutter.