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August 2011

There are 4 blog entries for August 2011.

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Make the move to the center of it all in Fort Worth!  The Stiles-Mund Group with Alexander Chandler Realty and Highrises.com are proud to be marketing multiple properties in UpTown Fort Worth. 

Villa de Leon –This landmark on the river combines Fort Worth's premier downtown location with the privacy of the historic Trinity Bluff neighborhood. Rising six stories on the bluff overlooking the Trinity and downtown, Villa de Leon's 23 custom residences each display spectacular views of downtown and the river. Residents enjoy concierge services, dramatic reception and entertainment areas, state-of-the-art fitness center, and a spectacular pool and spa. Special, limited-time pricing and financing.

Pecan Place Townhomes - The three-story Pecan Place

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***Right now when you list or purchase a home using Lisa Purselley, Realtor, of Alexander Chandler Realty, she will have your carpets cleaned at no charge to you.  You can reach Lisa at 817-726-8678.***

Taking care of your carpet is important if you want to have a home that’s healthy.  Dirty carpet can steer a potential buyer away from your home.  Chem Dry Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery stresses that you:

1)      Vacuum carpeting at least 3 times per week;

2)      Use a professional carpet cleaning company on an annual basis – particularly a company that uses the hot water extraction method.  If there are high traffic areas, you might need to use a carpet cleaning company on a more regular basis.

3)      If you have a spot on the carpet, clean it

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Some homeowners make major improvements to their home for personal enjoyment only, but other homeowners may want to know if it will add value to their home.  Generally speaking, adding a bedroom or bath will show you an average gain of up to 75% of the value.  One important matter to consider when adding a bedroom or bath is the flow of the home.  Also, if you live in an area where homes have only 2 to 3 bedrooms and you add a couple of extra bedrooms, you might not see as high a return for your money.

Decks and outdoor living spaces have become extremely popular, and it's an easy way to add additional living space to your home.  You may see up to a 75-85% return on their value.

Updating kitchens can definitely add value to your home, if you're

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Moving Checklist

  • Get bids from at least 3 moving companies 4-6 weeks before your move.  Check their insurance policy and purchase additional insurance if necessary.
  • Will you need additional room for storage?  If so, check storage facilities and rates.
  • If you need to change banks, transfer accounts.  You will need to order checks and empty your safety box, if you have one.
  • If the children will be changing schools, talk with administration to transfer school records.
  • Get a change-of-address form from the post office.
  • If you’re moving far from your home, ask your doctor if he can refer a doctor who works near to your new home.
  • Change the address on all of your insurance policies.
  • Cancel or change the address for newspaper and magazine
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