3 Spring Tips to Boost Curb Appeal

3 Spring Tips to Boost Curb Appeal
By Rhonda Duffy
RISMEDIA, Friday, March 20, 2015— Curb appeal can be the most important aspect when trying to attract buyers. As temperatures rise and spring begins to waltz in, take advantage of the warmth and set yourself and your family to work in the yard to improve your home’s curb appeal. Some ideas:

1. Create an immaculate space – During the winter, things can get out of hand in your yard. Plants and trees can look overgrown or decrepit, so cut them back and prune them to perfection. This will allow your plants and trees to grow beautifully during the warm spring season. Rake up or blow away dead leaves throughout your lawn and flowerbeds, since they can create a cluttered look. Be diligent about general upkeep in your yard. Mow the lawn and put down some fresh pine straw or mulch to clearly mark spaces in your yard, creating a clean and manicured look.

2. Introduce some color – Visit your local nursery to purchase some colorful, healthy-looking flowers, trees, or shrubs. This is where you get to have fun and be creative with the color palette you want to present to your buyers. Some good choices to consider are roses, tulips, daffodils, peonies, hostas, or crepe myrtles. Get several different colors of the same kind of flower to keep it simple, yet vibrant. Overall, you want buyers to drive through your neighborhood and stop in front of your home to ooh and ahh at the beauty of your yard. They will only want to see more of your home.

3. Don’t neglect your backyard – The state of your backyard can be an important selling point of your home. You want to create an illusion of privacy, comfort, and fun all at once. You want your buyers to imagine relaxing in the backyard, or hosting a barbecue for friends. At the same time, you want the backyard to bring your buyers a sense of being at one with nature. Introduce some lush greenery to this space, to really create an atmosphere of health and serenity. Place some lawn or deck furniture in the backyard as well to allow buyers to imagine sitting outside on a warm summer evening with their family and friends. You may even want to designate areas in your backyard for different kinds of gardening. Create a space for a vegetable or herb garden to give it more character and allow buyers to imagine themselves getting creative in the backyard gardening as well.

Overall, you want your yard to help sell your home by creating a healthy and colorful look during the spring and summer seasons.


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Kevin Toll – Top Producer – Team/Satellite Havertown S. Eagle/Devon Offices

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Kevin Toll was honored by Long and Foster Real Estate Inc, Devon for the following areas for the Havertown S. Eagle/Devon Offices:

Top Producer Team/Satellite Settled Units

 

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Top Producer Team/Satellite Listing GCI

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Pottstown, Spring City, Honeybrook Real Estate Market Updates, February 2015

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Pottstown Real Estate Updates, February 2015

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City Center, Fairmount & Callowhill Market Updates February 2015

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Kevin Toll named Top Producer 2014

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On March 11, 2015, Kevin Toll was honored at the Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. awards breakfast.  Kevin Toll and the Kevin Toll Team finished fourth in the Region for Settled Units.

Kevin was also named the Top Producer of the Devon Office for Satellite Office, Listing and Sales.

He was also honored with membership in Long and Foster’s Gold Team, Founder’s Club Level.

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Havertown February 2015 Market Updates

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Investment Opportunity- 101 Overlook Drive, Media PA

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Looking for an investment opportunity?

Check out 101 Overlook Drive, Media PA 19063

Contact Kevin Toll to schedule a showing or to learn more about this property!

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3 Ways to Green Your Spring Maintenance Routine

By Suzanne De Vita
RISMEDIA, Tuesday, March 17, 2015— Spring has nearly sprung, and the change of season means one thing for homeowners: maintenance. This year,introduce eco-friendliness to your spring maintenance routine. Many of the green fixes below require just one or two more steps in projects likely already on the docket.

1. Aerated Interior
There’s no better sign that spring has arrived than opening your windows to let fresh air sweep through your home. Opening windows removes indoor air pollutants, like radon, secondhand smoke and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), which results in cleaner air both inside and out. If you have HVAC maintenance on the agenda this spring, trim shrubs planted near the A/C unit and hose off debris – any obstructions to your unit may result in higher utility bills come summer and increased energy consumption.

2. Responsible Landscaping
If your lawn is looking worse for wear after winter, repair patches as soon as possible – any erosion can disrupt the surrounding environment. When you begin mowing, do your best to leave grass clippings on your lawn. Even though the blades have been severed from the roots, they still hold nutrients that can be recycled for the remaining grass underneath.

For those who’d rather keep clippings off the lawn, consider composting them into soil. Soil produced from composting retains moisture better than store-bought fertilizer, so you’ll conserve water and save money in the process. When composting, follow the brown/green rule: include a brown element, such as twigs or dead leaves, and a green element, such as the clippings or food scraps.

3. Sustainable Plumbing
Whether you’re planning a small spring spruce-up or cleaning your home top to bottom, swap out any toxic cleaning agents for water-based products. Don’t pour chemical cleaners down the drain – doing so can damage plumbing and harm the environment through contaminated runoff. Most state websites list hazardous waste collection centers. (Keep in mind that some facilities operate on a seasonal schedule.)

Are you planning to have your septic pumped this spring? Take it a step further by inspecting your plumbing for leaks (a leaky toilet can waste 200 gallons of water a day!) and installing inexpensive fixtures that conserve water, like low-flow faucets or shower heads.

For more tips on how to spring green your home, visit EPA.gov.

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For Sale: 2424 S Hicks St, Philadelphia PA, 19145

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Welcome to this wonderful home on a great block in sought after area of South Philadelphia. This is a tremendous opportunity for a first time home buyer, investor or someone looking to downsize! Walk in to see the open floor plan of the first floor of this fantastic home. Well-kept hardwood floors and great space for a combined living and dining room. Just past this wide open area is the kitchen with tile flooring, backsplash and wood cabinets, minimal yet fully functional. Back yard area is spacious and private making it great for bbq’ing and enjoying company on those nice days and nights ahead. Continue upstairs and you will find 2 large bedrooms and a hall bath. The front bedroom has great closet space! The basement is full and finished, waiting for your own personal touches as well as a separate room for laundry. More than enough space here to make into a family room or media room or just use as extra storage space. Newer roof, installed in 2011. Owners have used as a rental and have never had the property vacant, could be a great one to add to your portfolio or start off your rental portfolio. A location that you cannot beat, just a short walk to East Passyunk ave with all of the restaurants, gastro pubs, coffee shops etc. Literally in the center of it all with the appeal of being on a small, quiet block. Walking distance to public transportation, Oregon Ave and Broad Street. Walking distance to the stadiums and of all of the shopping and entertainment centers. Make a showing appointment today before it is too late, make an offer and make this home yours!

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