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The 12 Days of Safety This Holiday Season

Provided by the National Safety Council...
December 15, 2014

5 Safety Tips When Decorating the Exterior for the Holidays

Submitted by Nikos Phelps, president, Utopian Landscape, a member of The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) It’s that time of year where home owners are busy decorating their exteriors with holiday lights and making them for festival for the holidays....
December 1, 2014

How Staging Is Key to Tackle the Emerging Generational Gap

By Patti Stern, Principal, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating Every one is starting to make predictions already for the 2015 housing market. One of our own predictions: 2015 will continue to be a buyer’s market, particularly in certain...
November 24, 2014

Check Out Some Devilish Décor for Halloween

Home owners love to decorate their homes for the holidays. But how far is too far when it comes to curb appeal with your Halloween décor? Get amused – or maybe even a little spooked – and check out...
October 29, 2014

3 Photos That Will Make You Want to Stage a Vacant Listing

By Patti Stern, Principal PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating After making a desperate $50,000 price reduction on her parent’s well-maintained home a “Today Show” viewer asked real estate expert, Barbara Corcoran, if she should remove the dated...
October 20, 2014

3 Ways to Spruce Up the Garage

Traditional Garage And Shed by Whittier General Contractors Garage Envy   Garages are an often overlooked part of the home, despite the fact that home owners spend a frequent amount of time there. In fact, for most home owners,...
September 22, 2014

Start the Conversation: Turn Your Sellers on to Staging

By Patti Stern, Principal PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating Staging is no longer optional for sellers who want to get the most value from their home. Many sellers are still reluctant to stage, making it a tough...
September 1, 2014

4 Tips for Furniture Arrangement

You step into a room and you know something is off but you can’t pinpoint it. Could it be the furniture arrangement? Home design writer Fred Albert with the Houzz editorial staff offers up several tips on proper furniture...
August 25, 2014

Mow in the Know: 5 Common Mowing Mistakes to Avoid

Contributed by John Deere  1. Cutting too short. Each time you mow, only remove about one-third of the grass blade. Shorter clippings break down more easily, allowing some of the natural nitrogen to return to the soil. If you...
August 4, 2014

Pillow Talk: How to Use Pillows in Staging

By Audra Slinkey, Home Staging Resource I gotta say it, I LOVE pillows! I’ve seen so many spaces transformed with the simple addition of pillows that I had to share some of my favorite photos of pillow inspired spaces,...
July 21, 2014