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Oakridge Is Popularity Plus!

After less than a week on the market, the Oakridge house has proved to be very popular. Lots of people shared the link to it over social media, which warmed my heart, and we even got good comments. We also got much better photos for the virtual tour, so even if you’ve already seen it,…

Why Go Neutral to Sell Your House

Today we’re sharing what Carol originally wrote in a comment on my post about Ultra Violet, the Pantone Color of the Year. I’d mentioned that she would not recommend you put it on your walls, and here’s her response: Absolutely true, Sue Ann! One of the trends I’ve noticed a LOT in my ~20-years in…

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Every homeowner knows that work on a house is never really done. There’s always something that has to change: things break, improvements need to be made, times and styles change, and so on. We rehabbers know it, too. In the case of the Villa Park main house and casita, changing market forces meant our original…

The Color Purple

To be more accurate, today we are celebrating the color violet! The Pantone® color of the year is Ultra Violet, and that pleases me greatly. It’s just about my favorite shade of purple (as witnessed by my new computer glasses, which are very pretty, but weren’t made right and have to go back for retooling).…