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What Happens During a Closing?

“Sandie’s Two Cents:” What Happens During a Closing?

The home search is over! You have finally found the perfect home in the ideal location, negotiated the price, had your offer accepted, and are ready to make the big move. After the walk-through, appraisal, and some constructive “back-and-forth” with the agents, family members, and friends, the next step is finally here: it’s closing time! …

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Spring Landscaping

Spring is the Best Time to Start Thinking About Beautifying Your Yard (Part II)

In the second part of the series, It’s Time to Start Thinking About Beautifying Your Yard, Tony Range, horticulture supervisor for the award-winning and beautiful St. Louis Zoo, shared some best practices with me. Tony and I visited recently to discuss tips for homeowners wanting to add beauty and interest to their outdoor spaces at …

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Summer Landscaping

It’s Time to Start Thinking About Beautifying Your Yard: Part One of a Two Part Series

As winter becomes more of a memory and the weather turns to sunnier days, it may be time to take a peek at your landscaping and start the plans for beautifying your yard. Does it require some TLC? Not sure what it may need to become that beloved, family-friendly space again? I can help! My …

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Staging Your Home

Stage Presence! The Importance of Staging To Get Your House Sold FAST

Selling your home can be an exciting yet (sometimes) emotional time. If you’ve been in your home for a while, every part of the house tells a story. Strolling from room to room, you can vividly remember rocking your baby to sleep in the rocker in the bedroom’s corner, your first puppy’s favorite sleeping spot …

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Activities Near Edwardsville

It’s Spring…We’re Livin’ La Vida Local! Local Activities Near Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, IL

One of the best aspects about living in Edwardsville, Illinois and its surrounding communities is the many activities that “spring-up” during the spring and summer months. There is so much to do locally when the weather is nice you may not ever have to cross the river into downtown St. Louis! I thought it would …

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Getaways For Couples

Quick and Easy Getaways For Couples and Families

It’s happened to all of us: you glance at the calendar and realize, surprisingly, that there’s an upcoming weekend that is entirely open. No kid’s sporting events, games or practices. No family commitments. It’s just two blank boxes below Saturday and Sunday with nothing to do. Do you finally organize that downstairs storage room, clean …

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