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    Know More About Florida

    By Ivy Allas | May 10, 2022

    Top 10 Interesting Facts About Florida 1. Florida is a peninsula, meaning it is almost completely surrounded by water. A peninsula is a piece of land that is surrounded on three sides by water. The one other side is connected to land. The east, west and south of Florida are surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, and the... Read More

    “Staging” an Empty House for Sale

    By Ivy Allas | May 3, 2022

    Prepping an Empty House for Sale You read that right. Should you “prep” an empty house? This is not aboutadding furniture or plants to a vacant home, but it’s about looking at theempty home and making it more appealing to buyers.Not all homes need furniture to sell for top dollar, but even a vacant homeneeds... Read More

    Cinco De Mayo Starter

    By Ivy Allas | April 26, 2022

    Chicken Tostadas Pre-cooked shredded chicken is the shortcut hero of these crunchy tostadas topped with cheesy mashed beans, sour cream, avocado, and salsa. Ingredients Crispy Tortillas:  Vegetable oil for frying 6 white corn tortillas Kosher salt for sprinkling Chicken: 3 cups cooked shredded chicken 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4... Read More

    The Basics of Home EV Charging Stations

    By Ivy Allas | April 19, 2022

    Electric vehicles are becoming commonplace in American households. Whilethese innovative cars may allow their owners to pass the gas station, but they stillneed fuel which means that access to a charging station is important to keepthese owners on the road.To provide easy access to electricity, many owners are opting to install their owncharging stations in... Read More

    Easter Brunch Recipe

    By Ivy Allas | April 12, 2022

    Carrot Hash with Eggs and Pesto Ingredients: 1 bunch of carrots with tops (about 1 pound) 1 large russet potato (about 12.5 ounces), peeled  3 scallions, white parts minced and green parts reserved Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper  1 cup panko breadcrumbs 1/4 cup golden raisins  3 tablespoons harissa  1 tablespoon light brown... Read More

    Could You Trust Your Partner to Pick the Right House?

    By Ivy Allas | April 5, 2022

    Couples dream of buying a home together, leisurely enjoying a latte whiledropping by open houses to look at remodeled kitchens and manicuredbackyards. Today’s market is quite different. Desirable homes are snapped up themoment they hit the market, often with multiple offers. Homebuyers in thisclimate must move quickly. This may require jumping on an opportunity withoutboth... Read More

    Tips for Staging with Plants

    By Ivy Allas | March 29, 2022

    Natural design elements have been on trend for the past few years. Sustainablewood, stone, and fabrics add simple beauty to spaces in all parts of the home. Thecolor palette of these materials tends to be soft beiges, creams, and browns;lovely tones but without a pop of color, create cool, drab rooms that lackpersonality. In keeping... Read More

    The Benefits of Owning a Second Home

    By Ivy Allas | March 22, 2022

    As the world emerges from the pandemic era and begins to look for a newnormal, we’ve all changed the way we look at homeownership and lifestyle. Moreand more, families are forgoing exotic vacations and using the savings to enhancetheir home for staycations. In addition to the home improvement boom, thesecond home market has also exploded.... Read More

    Would You Buy Your Home All Over Again

    By Ivy Allas | March 15, 2022

    Would You Buy Your Home Again? Buying a home is often an emotional decision; perhaps even more so than apractical, financial decision. Real estate marketing has recognized this for decadeswhich is why agents have emphasized curb appeal and staging to their clients.Open houses have featured the smell of fresh-baked cookies and soothing music,all in an... Read More

    5 Cool Home Tech Gadgets

    By Ivy Allas | March 8, 2022

    There are so many new tech gadgets on the market these days.Technology should make your life easier and more enjoyable. Here are 5 ofthe hottest tech gadgets to try right now. 5 Cool Home Tech Gadgets You Should Try Now Motion Sensor Night Lights – Hate walking down a dark hallway atnight? What about navigating... Read More