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Maternity Leave-Coverage


Hello, I am excited to announce that I had a healthy baby boy on November 13, 2015!  I am now on maternity leave.  The managing broker/owner of Newcastle Realty is covering for me while I’m off so you are still in good hands.  Should you have a real estate need during this time, please contact […]

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Nov
25

Happy Veteran’s Day!


Happy Veteran’s Day!  Thank you to all of those who have served our country over the years.  A special tribute to my grandfathers, my dad, my father-in-law, and other family members and friends. ~Melissa

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Nov
11

Preparing Your Home For Winter


Hello, Although most of us probably do not want to think about the upcoming winter season, it is always a good idea to prep your home for the season.  Here are 21 Signs Your Home Is Ready.  I hope you find it helpful.  As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions. ~Melissa […]

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Nov
4

Time To Fall Back – Reminder To Change Clocks


Hello, It’s that time of year again, Daylight Savings Time is over.  Just wanted to remind you to “fall back” – change your clocks back one hour before you go to bed tonight!  The good news is you get an extra hour of sleep! ~Melissa

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Oct
31

Happy Halloween – Trick or Treat Hours


Hello and Happy Halloween! Although the weather forecast is looking crummy for our area for tomorrow, I hope those who participate in the holiday activities are able to make the most of it.  I thought I would share some of the local town’s trick or treat hours here, for your information.  This was taken from […]

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Oct
30

How To Clean Your House Quickly Before A Showing


Hello Sellers, Selling a home while you’re still living in it has many challenges and one is keeping it “show-ready”.  I came across this article that gives tips for cleaning a house quickly for a showing and thought it might be helpful for you. As always, please contact me with any questions or assistance in […]

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Oct
23

Return on Investment for Outdoor Renovations


Hello again, After posting about return on investment for interior improvements and upgrades I felt it only fair to post something about exterior projects also and I came across this infographic I thought you might find helpful! ~Melissa http://blog.rismedia.com/2015/outdoor-renovation-projects/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

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Sep
22

Top 5 Best Values for Your Home Improvement Dollar


Hello, I am often asked by sellers which home improvements are most cost effective and make the biggest impact to buyers when selling.  This article lists the top 5 based on cost vs. value.  If you’re thinking of selling and making improvements before you do, you might find this helpful.  If you have any questions […]

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Sep
21

Living In Your Home While It’s Staged


Selling your home and living in your home are two different things although many people do both at the same time.  This is typically a tricky task.  I tell my seller clients this all the time and also let them know that it is difficult and honestly, not fun.  But, it can be done!  I […]

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Sep
18

Pre-Storage Checklist


Hello, I’m sure we are all guilty of storing things we don’t really need, just to get it out of our sight.  I am for sure.  Here is a handy checklist I found that may help. ~Melissa Pre-Storage Checklist: 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Store

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Apr
15