Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Safety Tips for Homeowners!

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 Make your house Trick-Or-Treater Friendly!

Halloween is an exciting holiday for kids of all ages. It is FUN to dress up, get together with friends, and go door-to-door in search of the best treats in the neighborhood.

Whether you are in a development full of little ghosts, goblins, superheroes and princesses or you only have a few costumed visitors, you’ll want to be sure your yard and front steps are safe and welcoming. Plan ahead to prevent unfortunate accidents that could ruin a festive evening.

Here are a few pointers to keep your home a safe place for trick-or-treaters on October 31st!

Pumpkin Emoticon Keep Pets in Check. Dogs, cats, and other furry family members can be agitated when oddly dressed strangers approach the front door. Make sure your pet is in a safe and comfortable place away from costumed visitors.
Pumpkin Emoticon Keep Walkway and Steps Clean and Clear. Pack away the toys, rakes and other yard tools, hoses and rake the leaves. Make sure the path to your front door is free of potential hazards like electrical cords and pumpkins.too.
Pumpkin Emoticon Keep it Lit!. Spooky is fun but if it is too dark, it could be dangerous. Make sure the path to your candy bowl is well-lit. 


I hope your family has a frightfully fun-filled, but very safe Halloween with no tricks but many, many treats!


Looking to Buy or Sell a HomeIf you are buying, selling or relocating to Minnesota and need help from a professional REALTOR®, give me, Teri Eckholm of Boardman Realty, a call or visit my website for a FREE Home Buyer Success Guide or FREE Home Value Report. I specialize in acreage and lakeshore properties in the north and east Twin Cities metro area including Ham Lake, Lino Lakes and all communities in the Forest Lake School District! Serving Anoka, Chisago, Ramsey and Washington Counties in Minnesota.

Copyright 2014 www.terieckholm.com

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Luck of the Double Rainbow

 

A few weeks ago I was attending a wedding of the artist I use for my house cards for home buyers. She is a brilliant artist and was having an semi-outdoor wedding in a rustic barn. Storms were in the forecast but the wedding started without a hitch and the bride walked down the aisle to very unusual selection of Rainbow Connection. Maybe it was an omen but shortly after the ceremony, just as everyone moved from the barn to the reception tent, there was a torrential downpour. Spirits were not dampened and the festivities continued and shortly after the winds blew through, the happy couple and all of their guests were blessed with the view of a double rainbow over the barn. Sometimes things are just meant to be.  

Real estate is like that. Sometimes a home buyer will write an offer on the "perfect" house but then there are multiple offers and it becomes the dream home of someone else. Sometimes a seller accepts an offer an the buyer backs out or financing falls through. These things happen in real estate. But in every case where I have seen this happen, down the road there is another home, another buyer, and another often better deal. It is my job to remind my buyers and sellers of that. When the clouds turn dark, we look for the double rainbow! 


Looking to Buy or Sell a HomeIf you are buying, selling or relocating to Minnesota and need help from a professional REALTOR®, give me, Teri Eckholm of Boardman Realty, a call or visit my website for a FREE Home Buyer Success Guide or FREE Home Value Report. I specialize in acreage and lakeshore properties in the north and east Twin Cities metro area including Ham Lake, Lino Lakes and all communities in the Forest Lake School District! Serving Anoka, Chisago, Ramsey and Washington Counties in Minnesota.

Copyright 2014 www.terieckholm.com