Hearthside Happenings

There are two types of people. Those of us who prefer a peaceful night at home versus going out on the town. These people are living their best lives right now, no longer needing an excuse to want to burrow under the blankets, snacks in hand while binging their favorite show. We are willing to bet however that even those who would much rather a night at home versus the crowded bars are feeling a bit caged upright now. Those among us who were extroverts always on the move, never one for sitting still might be findi... read more
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Five Steps For Staging Your Home

If you want your house to sell fast, then staging is a must.
Posted by Joe Carelli on January 09, 2020 in  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  Home  Real Estate  Staging  Tips
Staging your home to sell is not just a topic for an HGTV special; staging truly makes a difference! If you want your home to sell quickly, and for a good price, then you need to be prepared to stage your house. In fact, homes that are staged before listing sell within an average of 23 days, compared to 143 days for unstaged homes! Think of it as putting your home’s best foot forward; you want to make an excellent first impression. If you’re working with a professional real estate agent, then they will... read more
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The Hidden Do-It-Yourself Considerations

Before you start up the saw, make sure you've thought about these 6 key factors when it comes to making house repairs
Posted by Joe Carelli on January 03, 2020 in  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  Do-It-Yourself  Home  HomeInspo  House  Renovations
It’s a pretty common assumption that in order to sell your house for top dollar you should expect to make some renovations to give buyers what they want. However, which renovations can you do yourself and which should you leave for the pros? Of course, the answer to this depends on several factors such as your skill level, budget and how much time you have on your hands. While taking on projects on your own can be fulfilling a huge perk of owning a home, we do encourage thoughtful consideration. If you are ... read more
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Winter Ready: Your Guide To Winterizing Your Home

Make sure your house is ready to withstand the winter weather with these tips
Posted by Joe Carelli on December 12, 2019 in  CBH  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  Home  Real Estate  Winter  Winterize
Depending on what part of the country you live in, with the beginning of the fall season you may have already experienced some frosty weather and the issues that can come from it. As winter approaches, potential problems caused by cold, wet, and icy conditions will only get worse, so it’s critical to make sure that you are making all of the necessary preparations ahead of time to keep your home protected and ready to bear the burden of the coming winter months.   Don’t worry, winterizing your home ... read more
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What is Xeriscaping?

Learn how Xeriscaping can benefit you as a homeowner.
Posted by Joe Carelli on December 11, 2019 in  #familyfirst  Coldwell Banker  Coldwell Banker Hearthside  gardens  home  landscaping  real estate  xeriscaping
Xeriscaping is defined as a style of landscaping that requires little to no irrigation essential in desert-like climates. While Montgomery County is not exactly a desert- drought-resistant xeriscaping offers homeowners substantial benefits over traditional landscaping and lawn maintenance. There is a widespread perception that choosing to xeriscape, or use drought-resistant techniques to landscape your home own property- means that you have to kiss greenery and plant life goodbye. However, this is far from the case... read more
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