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April 6, 2015

April 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Baltasar Gracian: “Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.” (Fred) “Humor can be used in many ways, as long as it is not condescending.” New from www.fredsporch.com is MLS # 621784 – $260,000. An Ocean View DE, Colonial with 5 BR, 5.5 BA, in […]

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Home Projects · Hot Properties · Real Estate · Sussex County

December 29, 2014

December 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from John Wanamaker: “It’s easy to work for somebody else; all you have to do is show up.” (Fred) “You might want to add value to your time.” Today’s BARGAIN FROM FREDSPORCH.COM IS MLS # 619135 – From $77,000 to $67,000. “Love the look feel of a quaint village.” This […]

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Tags: Home Projects · Real Estate · Sussex County

November 24, 2014

November 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s words of wisdom are from Jean Paul: “The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.” (Fred) “If drugs are introduced into this equation, all bets are off.” Today’s BARGAIN FROM FREDSPORCH.COM IS MLS # 615753 […]

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Tags: Home Projects · Real Estate · Sussex County

August 29, 2014

August 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Immanuel Kant: “Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” (Fred) “Well said.”   Today’s BARGAIN FROM FREDSPORCH.COM IS MLS #612645-From $579,000 to $554,000. A Selbyville DE Contemporary with 3 BR, 3BA on .31 acre that boasts, HW floors, Gas FP, Screened Porch and a deck overlooking a Pond […]

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Tags: Home Projects · Real Estate · Retirement · Sussex County

Electrical System Updates

November 20th, 2013 · No Comments

If you fall in love with an older home, chances are you will need to update the electrical system at some point.  Here are three things to keep in mind.  First, electrical needs have changed significantly since your home was built.  One hundred years ago and even fifty years ago, home just didn’t have the […]

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Winterize Your Home Now

November 19th, 2013 · No Comments

We are well into fall now, and winter is quickly approaching.  Now is the perfect time to winterize your home if you haven’t already.  Here are some winterization steps that every homeowner should take: 1.  Change your furnace filters.  This maximizes your home’s efficiency in one easy and inexpensive step. 2.  Check the roof.  Examine […]

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November 13, 2013

November 13th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Calvin Coolidge:  “Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.”  (Fred)  “Today, spending more than you collect is legally robbing your grandchildren.” Fred’s pick if the day is MLS #596113-From$359,000 to $349,000.  A cabin in Rehoboth Beach DE with 1 BR, 1 BA on a 49’x92’ lot […]

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Tags: Home Projects · Real Estate · Rehoboth Beach · Sussex County

Go Green To Save Green

November 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Aside from your mortgage, utility costs generally account for the largest portion of the monthly bills you pay thanks to your home.  However, there are several things you can do to lessen the blow a bit.  The first is to take advantage of energy-efficient light bulbs.  Yes, they cost a bit more up front, but […]

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3 Great Projects To Tackle Now

November 7th, 2013 · No Comments

With the holidays just around the corner and the weather beginning to chill, November is a grea time to do these projects around the house: 1.  Add insulation.  To keep your home comfortable and energy costs down the most important place you can insulate is your attic, and specifically your attic floor.  The basic purpose […]

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Feel Better About Yourself: Organize Your Junk Drawer

November 4th, 2013 · No Comments

There is one home project that everybody can do relatively quickly and easily that will immediately make you feel better about yourself… organizing your junk drawer!  Nearly everyone has one, and although we say it’s filled with “junk” it is more likely filled with plenty of things you would actually use if you could find […]

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Tags: Home Organization · Home Projects

Things to Consider Before Refinishing a Basement

November 1st, 2013 · No Comments

Basements are versatile rooms that add useful living space to any home, but refinishing them poorly is not only a waste of money, but can also detract from the value of your home.  Spending time planning, researching, and fixing any existing issues before you begin work will save you a lot of hassle and money […]

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October 29, 2013

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from John Kirkland:  “If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.”  (Fred)  “There is hard work and smart work, successful people work smart.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 607185-from $145,000 to $127,600.  Here is a Milton DE […]

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Tags: Home Projects · Milford · Real Estate · Short Sales/Foreclosures/REO/Bank Owned · Sussex County

Update Your Kitchen Cabinets

October 21st, 2013 · No Comments

Kitchen cabinets can really be the thing that make or break a house.  If yours are in need of an upgrade, but you don’t have the money to replace them, consider refacing them instead.  When you reface cabinets you replace the cabinet doors and fronts but keep the frames intact and just refinish any showing […]

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Save Money on a Kitchen Remodel

October 15th, 2013 · No Comments

Last week I wrote about tips for budget friendly makeovers.  All of those still apply here, but there are also some specific tips that apply only to kitchen remodels that can be of use if you are trying to stick to a budget. First, in addition to prioritizing, make sure to consider your culinary needs […]

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Tips for Budget Friendly Makeovers

October 11th, 2013 · No Comments

Whether you’re looking for a quick makeover or a complete renovation, here are a few tips to help you stick to your budget. 1.  Negotiate.  Ask everyone if there’s any flexibility in the price and negotiate your heart out!  You’d be surprised where you can get discounts. 2.  Prioritize.  If you have a limited budget […]

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5 Simple Tips to Maximize Kitchen Storage

October 4th, 2013 · No Comments

No matter how large your kitchen is, it always seems that every kitchen needs more storage.  Here are five tips for maximizing the storage your kitchen already has: 1.  Corral your lids.  By mounting a drawer for pot lids directly under your pot shelf you will be able to corral your lids and create a […]

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Tags: Home Organization · Home Projects

3 DIY Fixes for Plumbing Problems

October 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

Some common plumbing problems can be easily fixed with just a few dollars and a little bit of elbow grease.  Here are three common problems that you can fix on your own: 1.  Stop Sprayer Woes.  If your sink sprayer always seems to be caught, it’s probably getting caught on the shut-off valves below.  Covering the […]

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Tips for Maximizing A Small Bathroom

October 1st, 2013 · No Comments

If you have a small bathroom, try these tips for maximizing your space: Brighten it up.  A space that is light and bright always seems larger, and light actually improves functionality, so adding both recessed and task lighting to your bathroom will help maximize your space.  Task lighting around the mirror and over the shower […]

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Home Projects You Can Handle Yourself

September 30th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking for a do-it-yourself project that will be usefull in the long run, consider one of these tried and true projects that are relatively easy and inexpensive: Motion Detector Lights.  Motion Detector Lights are not just for outdoor use, you can install them indoors as well to make your life easier.  For example, […]

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5 Ways To Utilize Wasted Space Under Your Stairs

September 27th, 2013 · No Comments

The space under stairs is often underutilized, if not wasted.  Here are five ideas for creating practical storage in this space. 1.  Shelves.  Building custom shelves into this space is a relatively simple, but practical way to create storage without much effort. 2.  Drawers.  Creating custom stairs where each step is also a drawer can […]

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Tags: Home Decor · Home Projects