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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
:: Home staging is the act of preparing a home (and the contents of the home) for sale, with a special emphasis on presentation and appearance.This is a fabulous resource on staging your home.  Whether… Read more
Blogged Thu Nov 13, 2014 by Le Ann Tyson Home Selling Design & Decor Home Ownership
John Beltram…, Real Estate Pro in Cedar Rapids, IA
Often, home sellers will ask why, "Why do I have to paint my dark gray, bright green or sunny yellow walls with something as boring as 'realtor beige'".  And my answer is always, neutral is better. When… Read more
Blogged Wed Aug 27, 2014 by John Beltramea Home Selling Design & Decor Moving
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
Maintaining your Granite:: Dust surface. :: Wash with water (no soap):: DON'T use abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals. :: Clean up spills right away. :: Always blot spills DON'T scrub.:: Once a week… Read more
Blogged Tue Aug 12, 2014 by Le Ann Tyson Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor Home Ownership
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
Colors Influence Emotion    Each room in your house gives you a different feeling, so try matching the paint color to the way a room is used. Blue would be a great bedroom color because of it's calming… Read more
Blogged Mon Aug 4, 2014 by Le Ann Tyson Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
When someone approaches your home they are immediately searching for your front door.  So what colors are the most approachable and inviting to potential buyers?  The front door needs to coordinate with… Read more
Blogged Fri Jul 18, 2014 by Le Ann Tyson Home Selling Curb Appeal Design & Decor
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
Are there places you would like to hide in your home that are not attractive or that you would like to tuck away?  Here are some ideas to consider: Wine-be-gone Hide your wine and liquor with cabinets… Read more
Blogged Tue Aug 6, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor Home Ownership
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
Indoor plumbing is arguably the greatest invention in the history of humankind (with the possible exception of Peeps sushi). And the porcelain and chrome toilets that grace most bathrooms in the industrialized… Read more
Blogged Thu Jun 27, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Quality of Life Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
       Make a Good First ImpressionFirst impressions count with buyers. In today's age of consumerism, every buyer is comparative shopping. A small investment in time and money can give… Read more
Blogged Fri May 17, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Home Selling Design & Decor Home Ownership
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
How about these fun ideas? This chair would be cute in a guest room. Neat idea for light bulbs and an old computer tower. Great way to eat Oreo's with milk. Read more
Blogged Sun Apr 21, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Quality of Life Design & Decor Home Ownership
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
These fun ideas give you a way to make homemade candles.  How about maximizing your closet space?  The amazing lawn art would be a great addition to your yard. If you decide to add the piano waterfall… Read more
Blogged Sun Apr 7, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Quality of Life Design & Decor Home Ownership
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
I have had potential home sellers tell me they won’t list there home until spring is in full swing.  Most of these home sellers told me it was important to wait until their flower gardens… Read more
Blogged Sat Mar 30, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Home Selling Curb Appeal Design & Decor
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
Another week and some new ideas for around your home. I really love the idea of putting the marbles in the fence below. How neat is it to have the colored light coming through your fence!  What do you… Read more
Blogged Mon Mar 18, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson General Area Quality of Life Design & Decor
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
What a long rainy week-end!   Thought you may like to think about some creative additions to your house.  How about a new room divider or a sofa?  See these creative ideas.  Thinking you… Read more
Blogged Sun Mar 10, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Quality of Life Design & Decor Home Ownership
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Fsbofox, Real Estate Pro in Bettendorf, IA
Do you find yourself looking around your home this winter wanting to find ways to spruce it up and personalize it? As I had these ideas come, to me I posted them on Twitter and Facebook. It would be… Read more
Blogged Tue Mar 5, 2013 by Fsbofox Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor How To...
Fsbofox, Real Estate Pro in Bettendorf, IA
You have narrowed your next home down to 3 houses in similar neighborhoods. You drive by each one multiple times and can’t decide which one you like the most. Finally, one night you are out doing… Read more
Blogged Tue Mar 5, 2013 by Fsbofox Home Selling Curb Appeal Design & Decor
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
If you are a homeowner, home improvements are on-going. You find yourself wanting to improve something every month. With winter here it is sometimes more difficult to find improvements to make. Sometimes… Read more
Blogged Fri Feb 15, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Home Selling Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor
Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
The holidays are fast approaching.  How about sharing some of your family favorites?  This pecan tart is a favorite for our family! Original recipe makes 4 dozen Ingredients:1 cup butter6 oz.… Read more
Blogged Thu Dec 13, 2012 by Le Ann Tyson Quality of Life Entertainment & Nightlife Design & Decor
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
The holiday season is upon us!  One of the great phenomenons this year is the Elf on the Shelf that many people adventurese using to add some fun in their homes.  We do not have an elf as we do… Read more
Blogged Sat Dec 8, 2012 by Le Ann Tyson General Area Quality of Life Design & Decor
Michelle Cook, Real Estate Pro in 50263
This incredible short video clip will take your mind away to a place that is relaxing and full of wonder.  "Thanks, Amy!"   Enjoy everyone, and have a great day!http://www.youtube… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 19, 2012 by Michelle Cook Market Conditions Home Buying Design & Decor
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Michelle Cook, Real Estate Pro in 50263
Is this an adorable home, or what? As we close another week, and approach Father's Day Weekend --  Happy Fathers Day out there to all the Dad's!  Even those who are not with us anymore.... Read more
Blogged Fri Jun 15, 2012 by Michelle Cook Home Buying Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor
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