Getting Organized

The new year often brings on new year’s resolutions and some may have added organization to their list.  Are you thinking of organizing your house?  Let’s tackle one of the most used rooms: the kitchen.  There are so many great products currently available to help you organize your kitchen.  I know that I personally startedContinue reading “Getting Organized”

Saving on Energy Costs

As many of you may have noticed, energy costs have been rising.  So what can you do about it?  Here are some ideas for cutting some energy costs.   Check the seals on your exterior windows and doors – you may find that the caulking has deteriorated and can easily be scrapped and replaced.  You canContinue reading “Saving on Energy Costs”

In The Kitchen: Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Toasted Pecans and Dried Cranberries

Let’s get cooking.  This New Year, we are back at it and have another recipe for you to try.  Who doesn’t like a good brussel sprout recipe?   Ingredients:  12 oz brussel sprouts with ends trimmed and any yellow leaves removed 2 tbsp of olive oil ¼ tsp salt 1 cup of pecans 4 slices ofContinue reading “In The Kitchen: Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Toasted Pecans and Dried Cranberries”

In The Kitchen: Butterscotch Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Let’s get cooking.  This recipe is a great option to include for a Thanksgiving meal.  I have personally included it in my Thanksgiving feast for several years now.   Ingredients:  5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cooked and mashed  ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar 5 oz evaporated skim milk 2 eggs  ½ tsp cinnamon ¼Continue reading “In The Kitchen: Butterscotch Pecan Sweet Potatoes”

KITCHENS

Let’s talk about kitchens.  A kitchen is a key part of any home, think about how much time you spend in your kitchen.  I know I spend a good bit of time in my kitchen starting in the morning making my cup of coffee or a cool refreshing smoothie after my workout to wrapping upContinue reading “KITCHENS”

Buying A Home With Zero Down Payment

Are you on the fence about a home purchase?  Is one of your concerns the down payment? I am here to tell you that there are mortgage options that allow for zero down payment.  You have a few options:  VA Mortgage – yes if you served in the military you may qualify for a VAContinue reading “Buying A Home With Zero Down Payment”

Market Reports for York & Adams County

As a real estate agent we keep a close eye on the current real estate market so that we can effectively counsel any buyer or seller. For those of you that might be considering a sale or a purchase we felt that the reports we received from the Real Estate Association of York and AdamsContinue reading “Market Reports for York & Adams County”

Considering a Home Purchase

Everyone has been reading or hearing something about how hot the real estate market currently is, how homes are selling for record highs and the competition for buyers is extreme.  While that might not be the market in every location, it is the market locally for us as well as many other locations.  Most sellersContinue reading “Considering a Home Purchase”

In the Kitchen: Zucchini Cake with Lemon Buttercream

Let’s get baking this week with a great cake recipe for those with gardens and looking for something to do with all of that zucchini.  I must admit I am a bit of a dessert enthusiast so I was excited to try this recipe.  My guests and I truly enjoyed it.  Blueberry Zucchini Cake withContinue reading “In the Kitchen: Zucchini Cake with Lemon Buttercream”

First Time Home Buyer Tips

Are you considering becoming a first time home buyer?  Buying a home can seem daunting and overwhelming but exciting all at the same time.  It is important to prepare for your first home purchase if you want to have a successful experience.  Here are just a few simple tips to help fulfill your homeownership goals. Continue reading “First Time Home Buyer Tips”