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Home Stager - Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY
Home and houses, time and money, family, friends and loved ones; bettering your spaces, and the community at large. Ideas and solutions to help you make good plans, and wise decisions so you can get on with-ENJOYING-your life.
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Old beliefs die hard; that Home Stagers exist to bring rental furniture into empty houses is one of them.  As client advocates, The Refreshed Home works collaboratively to ease the minds of buyers, sellers and agents alike;  helping ready, willing and able parties get to YES.  TRH's business mode...
Posted 5 months ago
  AR Pals-Portland's sunniest Buyer Agent, Carla Muss-Jacobs Broker/Owner of Buyers Agent Portland is taking an awesome step forward to build her business, but needs our help, in the form of an online vote (I was #86) Please follow the link below, one click is all you need to get her thismuchclos...
Posted 5 months ago
  I love days where I learn things!  Have always found that 'Feng Shui' to be one of those words that everyone has heard, but few understand, or  know how to explain. Thank you to Marti Kilby  Owner/Broker of Steele Group Realty in La Mesa for painting such a simple but vivid picture this is sure...
Posted 5 months ago
"Celebrity Stager" certainly sounds glamorous, but anyone really involved with this field knows it's more a fantasy. Home Staging can be hard work, but it's also a lot more stealth than you might imagine. Sellers and their agents both have a lot on the line, then ohyes, there's this property that...
Posted 5 months ago
Those of us who 'are of a certain age' will fondly remember original SNL castmember Gilda Radner for her very funny characters: Baba Wawa, Roseanne Rosannadanna, Emily Litella, Lisa Lupner... Thanks to the effort of many, she also lives on for countless cancer patients and their families via Gil...
Posted 6 months ago
Colors are visual tags that tell a story, Coloring Your World looks at the history and psychology of these colors that surround and influence us.  Rounding out the primary colors, this  installment focuses on big, bright, beautiful YELLOW. As a primary color, it's one of 3 building blocks (with r...
Posted 6 months ago
Though the three of us were only separated by  3 1/2 years, as the oldest, I was smarter, and always knew better than my two younger brothers. Until they both got bit by the chess bug. Checkers was fine! Clear and straightforward, simple rules I understood, and most importantly, I could win! But ...
Posted 7 months ago
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Combining two staples of September: Renewed interest in home improvement and questions with tricky answers, the POP QUIZ series returns! Questions could have more than one correct answer. Give it your best before scrolling down, good luck! 1. White walls will make a small space look bigger a) Yes...
Posted 7 months ago
Welcome back to FAQs-where YES, I can just give you...ANSWERS! "Why can't you just give me a price?" seems like a simple enough question...reinforced by my recent experimentation with an online referral service. Well sure, if there was an accepted quantifiable standard for a beautifully decorated...
Posted 7 months ago
Last year at this time once a seller was in contract, they easily had 60, 90 or more days to firm up their next steps. NOW-lenders who've loosened their Vulcan Death-Grip on funding, interest rates advancing, and the built up demand from the past few years of limbo have all helped turn the trickl...
Posted 7 months ago
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Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager
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