Your Reminder: Don’t Be Like Me

If you’re like me, you probably don’t change your HVAC air filters often enough. If you’re like me, you probably wait until temps get into the 90s or 100s before you remember how much trouble your HVAC system has keeping the house cool without fresh new filters. If you’re like me, you know (from experience) […]

Should I Upgrade my Countertops Before Selling?

This is a question we get a lot, whether it be about countertops or some other part of a home. The truth is, there’s not a one-size-fits-all answer to this question, because several factors go into determining if it’s right for you, such as age & location of your home, comp sales in your area, […]

New Years Reso… er… Renovations

Unless you live under a rock (a well decorated one since you read Back Talk’s blog religiously!), you are no doubt being inundated with calls to make New Year’s Resolutions. Personally, I’ve never been a fan. Why make positive changes in your life just one time a year? But the call to action does have […]

Low-Cost Ways to Make Your Home Shine

A few years ago, the NAR published this list of ways to spruce up your home, and I figure it’s worth revisiting: Trim bushes so they don’t block windows and cut down on light. Buy a new doormat. Put a pot of bright flowers (or a small evergreen in winter) on your porch. Put new […]

DIY Home Improvement – How To Install Kitchen Cabinets

Consistently improving on your home is one of the best investments you can make.  Nothing makes your home more appealing to buyers than shiny new things.  Pretty surfaces, modern technology, and up-to-date decor will bring out the checkbooks every time. Sometimes these improvements can really get expensive though, so when it’s an option, consider the DIY […]