Fireplace Maintenance

Philadelphia homes for sale Traditional Living Room by Lincolnwood Design-Build Firms Airoom Architects-Builders-Remodelers It’s been a tame winter here in Philly.  Minus one big snow storm the weather this winter has been manageable with temperatures lingering in the 30s and 40s.  Still, the chill of winter nights and the occasional below freezing days have us keeping our gloves and scarves handy.  With at least a month left of cold temperatures those who use their fireplaces have plenty of time to take advantage of the cozy...Continue Reading!

S’no Escaping It: Winter is here – How to Prep

Philadelphia homes for sale With Philly’s first snow fall this past weekend, it finally feels like winter.  While the snow barely stuck to the ground, Philadelphia residents are beginning to prep for upcoming snow that may be more severe.  With 20 degree weather days and more snow on the forecast, residents are getting out their shovels and supplies.  With a little help from the Philadelphia Streets Department, we have all your snow concerns covered with tips and tricks for winter 2016. Salt: Salting your driveway and...Continue Reading!

What To Gift A Recent Home Buyer

Philadelphia homes for sale It's officially the holiday season.  Christmas trees are being decorated, retail store sales are in full effect and wish lists are being written.  Whether you're gifting a recent home buyer this holiday season (or anytime of the year!) there are some items every buyer will be thankful to receive.  While the options are endless, we've narrowed it down to some basics we know every new home owner will appreciate. House Plants Decorating a new home after unpacking can take weeks as home buyers are...Continue Reading!

Holiday Hazards: Guidelines for Safe Decorating

Philadelphia homes for sale The countdown for Christmas is officially on!  One of the most exciting times of the year - ice skating & hot chocolate, spending time with family and of course, Christmas trees and beautiful lights.  Decorating your home for the holidays is fun for the whole family.  Whether you are going simple or extravagant with lighting & decorations this year, please remember to keep you and your family safe by following the basic guidelines below. Christmas Trees: Always select a fresh tree as dry trees...Continue Reading!

Beat The Bill: Staying Warm On A Budget

Philadelphia homes for sale Sweatshirts and slippers are on, but still feeling the chill? It may not officially be winter yet, but we are definitely feeling the cold! Sure you can replace your windows, pay to insulate your home or even get your home heating system replaced.  But for those of us who can't afford to make costly upgrades, don't fret!  We have plenty of tips and tricks on how to keep your home cozy without using all of your holiday money. Thermostat: Buying a programmable thermostat won't...Continue Reading!

Beat The Heat: How Home Heating Affects Your Health

Philadelphia homes for sale The weather is getting colder.  Now is the time for heavy blankets, fuzzy slippers & getting cozy!  It’s also about the time the heat gets turned on.  Whether you like your home super toasty or prefer to keep it low, it’s important to understand how your heater works and more importantly, how it is affecting your health. There’s a delicate balance when it comes to heat in the winter months.  With high heat comes dry air, the main cause of negative health...Continue Reading!

Protect Your Home This Winter

Philadelphia homes for sale these items are non negotiable...protect your investment! Last winter was absolutely brutal. We handle a lot of real estate & if one thing is certain extreme cold is not your homes friend. Trust when I tell you that you should do these things; if not all, at least one, two, three & four. 1. drain & insulate any pipes near the cold Pipes don't like cold. They freeze, they thaw & than they can crack. They don't even have to be outside. Do...Continue Reading!

3 Home Inspection Items To Not Freak Out Over

Philadelphia homes for sale you found your dream home:  don't let these common items kill the deal No first time home buyer forgets their first home inspection.  All the critiquing, advice & jargon being thrown around can be really overwhelming.  It can be difficult to extract the not so big items from the things that are big.  Remember, no home is perfect & this is your opportunity to do your homework so you can negotiate with the sellers for necessary repairs or credits.  Now, some...Continue Reading!

Welcome Spring with a Deep Clean

Philadelphia homes for sale Spring Cleaning:  the D.I.Y & Delegate Edition I hate cleaning, however, in the throes of spring fever I love to get down & dirty & tackle some of the big things.  It just feels so good to throw open the windows & get winter OUT!  Here are a few of the things I'm doing myself in the coming weeks & the things I've decided are better delegated to a pro. In Depth Dusting Delegate - Fussy fixtures like a chandelier.  I am too...Continue Reading!

7 Things a Homeowner Should Do To Get Their Home Ready for Winter

Philadelphia homes for sale Easy Guide to Getting Your Biggest Investment Ready for Winter We work with a lot of first time home buyers in Philadelphia.  During the home inspection we try to offer lots of maintenance advice.  It can seem overwhelming but it doesn't have to be.  Fall is a great time to do these 7 things so you can rest easy this winter! 1. Check Your Outdoor Lighting It gets dark so early now this is a really easy time of year to do this 2....Continue Reading!

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