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By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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Selling a house in Brevard County?  Home staging is a must.  Vacant property on the market? Home staging is a must.  But post remodeling home staging?  That was a new one to me until I received three calls this week from women who had just had their homes remodeled and wanted a different look and...

By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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In the next few weeks, Congress could vote to DOUBLE the amount of greenhouse gases America produces from our cars and planes.1It's the greatest single threat to solving the climate crisis in a decade.It sounds crazy. But Congress is rushing through a package that could lock us into liquid coal a...

By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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Hurricane season starts today and it promises to be an active one.  Here are some things you need to do now to prepare:1. Photograph everything you own.  Open drawers, closets, storage containers, you name it and take pictures.  Make sure to include all furniture, electronics, appliances etc.  On...

By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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Yesterday's Blue Light Special on Aisle 4 was my find of the week, or so I thought.  After 6 hours of shopping I came home with everything I needed, except art work.  So this morning I headed out and decided to stop at Family Dollar.  Every now and then they have some nice little accessories so t...

By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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Here in Florida we are in our drought season.  Water restrictions are cropping up everywhere, and one city in this state is predicted to run out of water by 2020.  We in the Active Rain community have been  blogging about water conservation, and all of us have come away with some new found ideas ...

By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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Real estate marketing has a new weapon in its arsenal, its called STAGE it RIGHT! home staging and consulting!When it comes to real estate, the old adage, that you only get one chance to make a first impression is especially true.  But are your clients doing what needs to be done to make your lis...

By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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Here is another great product from Working Assets, the socially conscious and environmentally friendly provider of long distance and wireless phone service.  They offer a credit card with low APR, and they will plant trees, and donate to conservation causes based on your purchases.  I've had this...

By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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You've cleaned, polished and organized, and the house is complete.  Real estate agent has been over and listed the house, put the lock box on the door, and all is well.  You go to work on Monday, relishing the new face your house has to show potential buyers.  You're pleased with the outcome, and...

By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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Your real estate agent is coming over in four hours, so you decide to do a little touch up painting. The phone rings.  When you finally get back to the task at hand you walk into the room and this is what greets you!We can only hope the paint is eco-friendly and easy to remove! 

By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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As a home stager I have an eye, a knack, and a passion for staging a home.  What I don't have is an eye, a knack, and a passion for floral arranging, and I'm sure I'm not alone.  I can wander around Michaels for hours looking at the pretty flowers, wondering what I could do with them, if I only h...

By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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I, like all home stagers, am constantly on the lookout for good deals on staging props.  Today in my travels, I stopped by a local department store, and started my usual path around the store, going from department to department, eagle eyed, checking for sales.  In the furniture department I spie...

By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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Several years ago while visiting friends in Colorado Springs, on our way to New Mexico, we decided to be tourists and head for Pikes Peak.  We checked out the routes leading out of there and decided the route down the mountain would be the most interesting choice.  I can never say enough about ho...

By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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We all know the importance of curb appeal when selling a house.  Clean driveway, fresh plants, pulled weeds, swept entryway.  But how often do we think of the front door as a part of the curb appeal evaluation?  I recently staged two high-end homes, and as I was going in and out I kept thinking "...

By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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Hurricane season starts today and it promises to be an active one.  Here are some things you need to do now to prepare:1. Photograph everything you own.  Open drawers, closets, storage containers, you name it and take pictures.  Make sure to include all furniture, electronics, appliances etc.  On...

By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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I'm sure we all have "kits" that contain various tools, cleaning products, etc.  In addition to the obvious I also carry along a bottle of lite olive oil.  I use this on dry furniture that needs a good oiling, dull hardwood floors, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, and in the kitchen to polish stai...

By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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We all know that a big turn off to potential buyers is the offensive smells some homes seem to exude.  As a home stager smell is one of the items I counsel homeowners about.  Barring a thorough pressure washing of the interior of the house, which is often needed :-) some of the tips I impart are:...

By Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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I just read a blog regarding the difficulty of going "green", what with the paper, the gas, electricity, etc. we consume in our businesses.  There are two resources that can help you offset your "carbon footprint" on the earth.  The first is the Terra Pass.  You estimate the amount of electricty ...

By Matt Hawley
(Priority Home Inspections Inc.)
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"Florida law requires insurance companies to offer homeowners discounts or credits for existing building features or home improvements that reduce damage and loss from hurricanes.  Florida insurance companies are required to file these discounts with the Office of Insurance Regulation.  With the ...

By Phillip Lanier
(Access e*Mortgage, Shore Point Financial)
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With a fixed-rate mortgage, the interest rate stays the same during the life of the loan. With an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM), the interest changes periodically, typically in relation to an index. While the monthly payments that you make with a fixed-rate mortgage are relatively stable, paymen...

By Phillip Lanier
(Access e*Mortgage, Shore Point Financial)
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Generally speaking, you can purchase a home with a value of two or three times your annual household income. However, the amount that you can borrow will also depend upon your employment history, credit history, current savings and debts, and the amount of down payment you are willing to make. Yo...

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