Blog by Jason Kostiuk

Do You Have “Recalled” Products in Your Home?

November 25th, 2015

You’ve no doubt noticed the occasional news report about a product being
recalled for safety reasons.  For example, a car model with a brake problem,
or a children’s toy that, under some circumstances, may cause injury.

You may not know that these news reports are merely the tip of the iceberg.
For each product recall you hear about in the media, there are dozens that
get little, if any, publici ...

What Buyers Don’t Want to See in Your Backyard

November 25th, 2015

When you put your home up for sale, you want it to look its best to potential
buyers.  That’s why you clean, tidy and de-clutter every room.

Some sellers, however, miss the backyard.  You need to pay just as much

attention to that space as you do to the interior of your home.  The backyard
is as important a living space as the family room.  To some buyers, even
more.

Buyers want to see an attract ...

Making Your Home Critter Proof

November 25th, 2015

You may love animals, but with the exception of your family pets, you don’t
want them in your home.  Here are some tips for keeping the wildlife around
your property where it belongs: outside.

• Don’t place bird feeders too close to your windows. Doing so may
cause birds to associate a window with food and therefore try to peck
their way inside.

• Make sure window screens are secure. If you can p ...

When Is the Right Time to Talk to a REALTOR®?

November 25th, 2015

When would you talk to a car salesperson?  Probably only once you’re ready
to buy a new car.  You would do some initial research (perhaps on the
internet), get an idea of what you want, and then go to the dealership to
meet a salesperson, test drive the car and make the purchase.

Although that approach may work when you’re buying a car, it’s not the best

approach when it comes to real estate.

You s ...