Outdoors and On-Trend

An inviting outdoor living space makes time spent in the fresh air even more appealing. Whether you’re supervising kids playing in the yard, enjoying dinner on the patio or talking with friends late into the night, you want a space that’s both attractive and comfortable. Consider these trending designs for outdoor furnishings. Pastel colors: These soft,…

Make the Most of Your Home Gym

Due to gym closures and social distancing, many people have come to enjoy the convenience of working out at home. If you’ve recently acquired new exercise equipment, consider these tips to help you maximize your home gym. Choose your location wisely. If possible, set up your gym in an area of your home where you’ll actually…

On the Horizon: A Dynamic Housing Market

While no one knows what the future may hold, many experts are predicting that COVID-19 will accelerate some housing trends that were already taking place. Here are three possibilities that could result from staying at home. More millennials enter the market. In spite of the current economic uncertainty, millennials are eager to own first-time and move-up…

Meet Ann Marie Grocholski, Owner of AMG Photography

Ann Marie did our family photo session last fall and I can’t say enough good things. Very caring and generous, she is able to capture real moments in such a beautiful way. What made you decide to open this business? I have always had a passion for photography and art and serving others.  My background…

Streamline Your Home Office

Set yourself up for success by decluttering your at-home workspace. Split the room. Whether your home office is its own room or a corner of a larger living space, sectioning off the area can help you cut down on clutter. HGTV.com suggests setting up the desk as your “work center,” a bookshelf as your “reference center” and a…

Spring Cleaning for Your Yard

As the weather warms up, it’s time to focus your spring cleaning efforts outside the house. Prepare your lawn and landscaping for the upcoming summer months with these simple steps. Lawn Pick up debris such as twigs, litter and pet waste. When the grass is dry, rake up lingering leaves and thatch (matted dead grass)….

Interior Design Trends to Watch

With a new decade comes a refresh in home decor. Check out some of the trends designers predict will gain traction this year. Color in kitchens: While white cabinets remain timeless, designers are warming up all-white kitchens by adding wood accents, colorful tile, and navy or black cabinets. Wood or steel range hoods: Move over microwaves –…

Perspective During Times of Crisis

Well, 2020 has not started the way any of us expected. As we navigate uncharted times, we as people and a community need to see this as a learning opportunity. I have already seen a wave of incredible displays of love and support and new ways of doing things. From realizing we can all work…

The Many Hats of Real Estate

Real estate is a profession that requires agility. I am an entrepreneur – a small business owner. I develop comprehensive business plans and accountability measures. Each week, focused time is dedicated to training and development to ensure I can be the best possible advisor for my clients. Behind the scenes, I track expenses and create…

Negotiating – Real Estate vs Toddlers

A good realtor will put your mind at ease during the entire home buying process. In all honesty, negotiating a real estate transaction… can be a lot like negotiating with a toddler. As a dad, I currently spend every day negotiating the smallest of items with a toddler including what outfit to wear, putting on…