Barbara Lane's Blog

Posted on 07/25/2021
Maximize Your Storage by Using Vertical Space
Image by Thanks for your Like • donations welcome from Pixabay One of the most untapped storage resources in your home is your vertical space. This valuable real estate can allow you to store items off the floor, reducing clutter and making your items more easily accessible for use. Looking for ways to maximize the storage space in...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
First-Time Homebuyers: Common Mistakes to Avoid
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay It’s part of the American DNA to want to own a home. It can be your immense joy or become a nightmare if you don’t avoid some of these first-time buyer lapses in judgment. What to Avoid Overbuying. The mantra used to be “buy the biggest house you can afford.” After all...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
3 Benefits of Hiring a Home Staging Professional
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels While there are many parts of staging you can do yourself, there are some important benefits to hiring a professional. A professional home stager can help you prepare your home for the market and can use their expertise to sell your home quicker and for a higher price. Here are the three...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Gardening: Serene Places for Garden Arbors and Trellises
Photo by Colin Maynard on Unsplash Homeowners love the idea of creating a personal sanctuary in their outdoor living space, but many aren't quite sure of how to proceed when it comes to making the most of their yard and garden area. One of the most common issues faced by homeowners is that they don't really know how...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
How Big Corporations Affect the Patterns of Residential Real Estate
Photo by Juhasz Imre from Pexels Major corporations can change nearly everything about their surrounding areas and their effect on residential real estate can be truly substantial. The concentration of wealth in areas like Silicon Valley and Seattle has influenced even the most basic properties, causing otherwise unremarkable homes to be worth over a million dollars based on...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Indoor Gardening: Fun and Easy Ways to Get Your Kids Into Planting
Many garden projects let kids embrace their creative side and give them a mini plant sciences lesson as a bonus. So how would you get your little ones invested in gardening while growing their curiosities? All you need is a small workspace in your home and a few supplies to enjoy these indoor gardening activities together. Germinate Seeds...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Indoor Gardening: How to Set Up Your Home Hydroponics System
A mini hydroponics system serves as a fun way to grow all your favorite fruits and vegetables all throughout the year. The plants get their nutrients from flowing water instead of soil, letting you skip the dirt in favor of something a little fancier. You can then control every aspect of their nutrient intake and grow a ton...
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Posted on 06/12/2021
Another Property Sold - 32 Landon Way, Wentzville, MO 63385
This home is WELL maintained and you can see, the photos will not disappoint you. This home is located near the cul-de-sac, for a quiet street and no thru traffic. There are many updates to this home, fenced back yard, outstanding landscaping (easy to maintained), custom patio, strand bamboo flooring, wainscoting, slate floor, beadboard, pedestal sink, newer carpet, subway tile surround, pallet wall, new garage door opener, wall insulation, pegboard, lining, sprayed ceiling, track lighting, extra storage under the steps, lower level bathroom and so much more. This truly is an affordable home, soon to be very easy access to the highway,...
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Posted on 06/12/2021
Another Property Sold - 3805 Sulphur Avenue, St Louis, MO 63109
Something special about this home, it has a driveway and oversized garage. Newly refinished all wood floors. Freshly painted interior. Several stain glass windows, all brick home, wood-burning fireplace, all brick home. Washer and dryer in the lower level to stay with the home. Don't miss the back porch for that cute charm. You will not be...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
How to Start Investing
Photo by 3D Animation Production Company via PixabayHave you received your 401K packet? It probably had some selections to make, such as a list of investment options to choose from. A small choice like this makes a big difference down the road. Whether you own a 401K, need to fund your own retirement, are putting a down payment...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Selecting the Best Window Sealant
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock Window sealants are sealing materials used to fill in cracks, holes, or openings around windows. A good seal is essential for protecting your windows’ lifespan. Gaps around a window let in the elements and end up increasing your energy bill. For home maintenance, preparing for the next season, or getting your house...
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Posted on 05/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 3102 Pathfinder Trail, St Charles, MO 63301
Don't miss out on this gorgeous townhome in the Charlestowne neighborhood! This home offers 2 bedrooms plus a loft, 1.5 baths and one car garage. Living room, kitchen and bedrooms have gleaming updated laminate floors and beautiful crown molding. Kitchen offers stainless steel appliances with new dishwasher and disposal. Step out back and enjoy sitting out on the spacious patio. The unfinished lower level is ready for your finishing touches! It does have an egress window in basement for that 3rd bedroom...
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