Dana Lawlor's Blog

Posted on 05/22/2022
Here's What Motivated Sellers Are Selling
There are many reasons a homeowner might become a motivated seller, including financial situation, inheritance or life change. These types of sellers are highly coveted because of their unique situation and often come from a wide variety of property types. Here are some of the most common properties by motivated sellers. Distressed Property A distressed property is one...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
How to Successfully Harvest Your Kitchen Garden
After you spend a few months planning, planting and growing your garden, you may want to enjoy the fruits, and vegetables, of your labor. However, it can be tricky to know when and how to harvest your kitchen garden. These tips will help you pick produce that is ripe and ready: Keep a Garden Journal When you plant...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Expert Tips for Growing Geraniums
Geraniums are a staple among many gardeners for their ease of care and wide array of colors. A versatile plant, geraniums can grow in hanging baskets, containers and soil in a range of climates. If you're thinking of adding geraniums to your garden, here are some essential care tips to help: Location Geraniums can grow in almost all...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Your quick guide to 30-year mortgage rates
Most homebuyers, even those just starting their first-time homeowner journey, have learned a thing or two about 30-year mortgages. For example, some 30-year mortgages will let you pay the mortgage down earlier than 30-years, while others may fix a prepayment penalty to that plan to make up the loss in revenue from the interest rate. But what about...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
DIY Ideas for Decorating Your Vacation Home
Your vacation house is your home away from home and you should decorate accordingly. Whether you have a quaint cottage nestled in the woods or a sprawling beachfront estate, you may want to take some time during the off-season to craft some DIY decor for your vacation home. Here's a few ideas to help you get started: DIY...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Is a Walk-In Closet Right for You? What to Consider
Walk-in closets continue to be a popular trend for home upgrades and renovations. They can be an excellent addition to your lifestyle and a significant selling point for potential homebuyers. However, when determining whether adding a walk-in closet is the best idea, there are many things to consider. Here are the key advantages and disadvantages of walk-in closets...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Tips for Designing Flooring Layout Plans
The flooring in your new home can have a significant impact on the way a room or area looks. When you’re having a home built, you can choose the type of flooring you want for it. Although this allows you to choose the material, such as hardwood or tile, you’ll also need to decide on the layout. The...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
How to Protect Your Garden From Frost
Cold weather can be bad news for vegetable gardens, especially if unexpected. While many plants are hardy and frost-resistant, most tender vegetables cannot survive sudden freezing temperatures. Luckily, there are some measures you can take to protect your garden from an unexpected frost. Here are some tips to remember: Water During the Day Adjust your watering schedule to...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
4 Home renovations you might want to avoid
Renovations can increase the value of your home. However, not every renovation project is a good investment. Unfortunately, many renovations can actually lower your home’s resale value and cost more than you bargained for. If you’re interested in renovating your home, make a note of these projects to avoid: Too much texture While texture on walls and ceilings...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
Here's What Sellers Need to Know About Closing Costs
In a home purchase, both the buyer and seller need to pay closing costs. These costs are made up of several individual expenses from different sources and the list can look staggering at first glance. While the buyer typically has the longest list of fees to pay, sellers are still responsible for part of the bill. Here we’ll...
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Posted on 03/13/2022
Here Are the Best Outdoor Plants to Grow as Houseplants
If you've dreamt of having a lush and colorful garden but don't have the space or climate to support it, consider keeping houseplants instead. There are many varieties of outdoor plants you can grow inside your home as houseplants if you need or prefer. Here are some of the top garden favorites to grow indoors, no matter where...
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Posted on 03/06/2022
Plants: 5 Common Houseplants to Avoid with Cats
Your new home may feel more cozy with the addition of pets and houseplants. However, some combinations of the two simply don’t mix. Avoid these five common houseplants if your home has four-legged family members. 1. Aloe Vera Aloe vera is good for soothing dry, irritated skin, chapped lips and minor burns. Many homeowners keep an aloe plant...
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