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November 25, 2015

Maternity Leave-Coverage

by Melissa Stevenson

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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November 11, 2015

Happy Veteran’s Day!

by Melissa Stevenson

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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November 4, 2015

Preparing Your Home For Winter

by Melissa Stevenson

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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October 31, 2015

Time To Fall Back – Reminder To Change Clocks

by Melissa Stevenson

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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October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween – Trick or Treat Hours

by Melissa Stevenson

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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October 23, 2015

How To Clean Your House Quickly Before A Showing

by Melissa Stevenson

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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September 22, 2015

Return on Investment for Outdoor Renovations

by Melissa Stevenson

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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September 21, 2015

Top 5 Best Values for Your Home Improvement Dollar

by Melissa Stevenson

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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September 18, 2015

Living In Your Home While It’s Staged

by Melissa Stevenson

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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April 15, 2015

Pre-Storage Checklist

by Melissa Stevenson

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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5 Things You Can Do While You Wait For Your Home to Finish Closing BY BRITTANY ANAS published July 23, 2022 Credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Homebuying involves a lot of “hurry up and wait” intervals, especially during the closing process. On average, it takes 49 days to close on a home. So, if you’re a first-time buyer, you’re probably…

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