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We have all heard that the biggest investment that each of us possesses is our home, so it is extremely important that your investment is handled with the care that it deserves.  Years ago, I realized that the approach to handling such an important part of people’s lives requires a team of people to make the process run smoothly.  With that in mind, I made it my purpose to reach out to some of the best people in the business to assist us in the process.
 
The purchase or the sale of a home goes far beyond just the Realtor that lists or helps you with that new home purchase.  It requires lenders, inspectors, appraisers, surveyors, title companies, as well as others to get through the home buying or selling process.  So, I believe in working together with those that also have your best interest in mind.  So I have experience and access to a great network of people to answer your questions and get you the best results.
 

Together, we have worked to create a truly caring alliance throughout the transaction that works to provide our clients with the highest level of attention and the very best service possible.  This allows you the comfort of knowing that I will be with you from start to finish with access to the very best…and continue to be there whenever you need me.  

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Millennials Are on the Move — but to Where?

According to data from the Pew Research Center, there are currently 71 million millennials in the U.S. right now, representing nearly one quarter of the nation's population. One quarter! And while there's some debate as to who qualifies as a millennial, according to the Census Bureau, they're those born between 1982 and 2002, making them between 36 and 16, respectively.

A large age range, sure, but no longer is the term "millennial" synonymous with your gum-popping, snap-chatting tween niece or nephew. Some may still be prepping for their driver's exams, but many millennials are out in the world working as full fledged professionals. They're your physician's assistant, your office manager, your lawyer, your barista and they're making major waves in the housing market as more and more move from renters to homeowners.

But where are millennials choosing to live, and more importantly, where are they moving?

A recent SmartAsset study looked at immigration and emigration data from the U.S. Census Bureau for 217 cities. The data crunched numbers and found the top 10 cities millennials are moving to, and the info may surprise you.

 


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5 Bathroom Trends You Miiiiight Want to Reconsider

Woohoo!!! Your bathroom makeover is totally happening! You’re having Pinterest-fueled fever dreams. It’s going to be so stunningly fan-tab-u-lous!!!

Or is it?

If you have any of these #trending bathroom design elements in mind, you should know what you’re reallysigning up for:

#1 Intricately Patterned Tiny Tiles

So bohemian, so fresh-looking — and, yet, retro. Every time you see a shower, vanity, or entire bath with those (gorgeous!) mosaics of tiny colored tiles, you get giddy with anticipation for your remodel.

Why you should reconsider: There’s a reason tiny tiles disappeared over the past few decades in favor of larger ones. They’re a friggin’ pain.

Those tiny tiles mean there’s more grout to clean and maintain.

If you can think of 24,305 other things you’d rather do with your time than clean and replace grout, it might not be for you.

Still gotta have tiny tiles? Use them as an accent, maybe on the wall around your vanity, or anywhere they won’t get as wet as they would on the floor, or in your tub, shower, or sink.

#2 Vintage Storage Furniture

Nothing says you like skipping the big-box vanity options in favor of a thrift-store find you refinished yourself.

Character and charm that’s practically free! What’s not to love?!

Why you should reconsider: It’s a real commitment — on your (personal) time.

Huh? Yep. Since wood and water don’t mix well, you’ll need to keep doing upkeep, sealing it on a regular basis, just like you do a deck or a butcher block. Tanya Campbell, a designer for Denver’s Viridis Design Studio, recommends a fresh coat of urethane every year.

Still gotta have that vintage piece? Give it better odds of beating its natural enemy, water, by replacing the top with marble or quartz.

#3 Hardwood Floors

Wood’s so warm and inviting. Not as slippery or grout dependent as tile. Plus, you love the look of dark-wood floors with white fixtures. (You did that in your kitchen, and it looks amazing!)

Why you should reconsider: “It will warp next to a shower or tub if not dried after each use,” says Campbell.

“Also, tile is more sanitary.”

Still want the warmth of wood? Check out “wood-look” tile, a ceramic that looks like wood, but performs like porcelain.

#4 Exposed Plumbing

It looks so Parisian! And so easy to fix if there’s a leak!

Why you should reconsider: Could be a turn-off to future buyers, especially ones who are toting toddlers. Picture this nightmare a future buyer might have: adorable Olivia climbing the pipes … the pipes come crashing down … water everywhere … and a trip to the ER. You get the (wet and $$$$) picture. 

Still gotta have the exposed-pipe look? Go for it. It’s your home, and that’s the point. You should enjoy it. Especially if you’re going to be around for the foreseeable future.

#5 Anything-But-White Tubs and Sinks

You’re screaming for COLOR! No plain white bathtub for you. No, sir-reeee.

Color has slowly been creeping back into bathrooms since it retreated after the pastel-infused ‘50s (think pink and aqua sinks). There’s no denying that’s what makes color cool again — that mid-modern-century groove.

Why you should reconsider: Color can also make bathrooms — typically the smallest rooms in the house — seem even smaller. And if you bake color in with tile and porcelain built-ins, that’s a commitment you might regret when you’re ready to sell.

“The bathroom is one of the most expensive rooms in the house to do, and so I try to be very safe because the parts are going to be expensive to change out — like a tub,” says Dallas designer Suzanne Felber.

And potential buyers may not want your color, nor the expense of replacing it. (Or they could ask you to do it, and wouldn’t that just bite?)

Still determined to go wildly colorful? Paint the walls, or go for a colored linoleum floor that can be changed easily and cheaply.