Fabulous Ancala Country Club custom home!

Views, views, views, and privacy!! You have to see this beautiful custom home in the manned gated Ancala Country Club. The features are too many to list. The master and 3 bedrooms w/ ensuite bathrooms, office, & theater are in the main house, and there is a large attached one bedroom casita w/ a kitchenette. The backyard boasts an infinity edge pool and spa, grass area, large covered patio with a bar and built in bbq. Check out our amazing photos and aerial views. Click here for more … [Read more...]

Tips on How to Handle a Multiple-Offer Situation

When selling your home, having more than one offer to consider is a great position to be in. However, there are some rules of thumb for handling the sale of your property in a multiple-offer situation. The most important is to evaluate every offer for its details - not just the price. Study all conditions and investigate thoroughly the strength of each offer. Just because the buyer has agreed to pay a certain amount for your home doesn't necessarily mean he or she is capable of bringing about … [Read more...]

How to Benefit from a Home Inspection

Buyers are often tempted to cut corners on things like home inspections to save money for fun items like furniture or a big-screen television. Don’t! A home inspection is one of the best investments you can benefit from when purchasing a new home or other real estate. Learn how to use a home inspection to your advantage with these pointers. Plan and Prepare Think of a home inspection as a fact-finding mission. Having a complete home inspection performed is one step toward finding out … [Read more...]

Make Moving Less Stressful for Your Kids

When it comes to major life events, moving is among the most stressful. But did you know that changing where you live can be just as traumatic and worrying for children as it is for adults? If you’re a parent, it’s wise to consider the impact a move will have on your youngsters well in advance of moving day. Try to minimize any negative effects by talking through the realities of the changes your child is likely to experience. Even very young children can become fearful or insecure if they … [Read more...]

How to Show Your Home if You Have a Pet

Selling a home with a pet in residence can be a difficult undertaking. Many home buyers - even those with pets of their own at home - can be put off by yours. Pets Can Make Visitors Nervous No one thinks of their own pet as scary. But even the mildest mannered cat or dog (not to mention snakes or mice!) can make a visitor nervous. Perhaps the most common response from a home seller about the “threat” posed by their pet is denial: “Buffy is a sweetheart. She won’t hurt anyone.” But no … [Read more...]

Recipe: Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Sauce Sandwich

Need some new ideas for post-Thanksgiving leftovers? This sandwich is easy and delicious. Ingredients 12 ounces leftover turkey slices (breast or dark meat) 1 cup leftover turkey or other stock 4 sweet bread rolls 4 heaping tablespoons cream cheese 4 tablespoons leftover cranberry sauce (or more to taste) Directions Place the stock and turkey slices in a shallow pan and heat on low to warm through, turning once. Meanwhile, cut rolls in half and warm in a toaster oven. Once warm, … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Create an Amazing Home Office

A home office is on its way to becoming an essential item on a house buyer's wish list. After all, many people work at least part of the time at home — and even if they don't, they still want somewhere to store the computer and their household papers. Here are some tips to help you create an attractive home office that you'll actually want to spend time in. An attractive place to work A home office doesn't have to be just functional — it can be attractive, too. So take as much care with the … [Read more...]