• How to Tell If Watermelon Is Ripe – You can do better than the thump test

    Posted on July 26, 2017 by in Health

    Try as you might, it’s impossible to tell what the inside of a watermelon looks like without cutting into it. That’s why trying to choose a ripe watermelon out of the tottering pile at the market can feel like such a crapshoot—but it doesn’t have to be. It might not be perfectly scientific, but if you want […]

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  • HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

    Posted on April 21, 2017 by in Helpful tips, Tips for Buying, Tips for selling

    Most buyers feel considerable pride in becoming a homeowner, but they also recognize that ownership includes many new responsibilities. To keep your home looking and performing its best, here are several of the most important jobs to remember.  Safety First Prevent accidents or injury by regularly checking these systems: ☐ Test fire extinguisher ☐ Replace […]

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  • Property “as is”

    Posted on December 18, 2014 by in Helpful tips

    Does a buyer have to accept the property as is? My client won’t accept the property “as is.” He wants to wait until after the inspection to list specific repairs that he wants the seller to fix. Can I leave both boxes in Paragraph 7D of theOne to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale) blank, or can […]

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    RIP Beverly Carter

    Posted on October 1, 2014 by in Helpful tips

    After the recent abduction and loss of Beverly Carter, it has made many agents scared and worried to show houses or hold open houses. Although this is not the first one to happen it was close to home; Walt Temple Properties would like to offer their condolences to her family and friends. We have y’all […]

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    Tips

    Posted on September 21, 2014 by in Helpful tips

    September brings a new school year for the kids, and just think, the joys of fall are right around the corner! It’s time to take care of any outdoor maintenance before the colder months arrive.  Have you checked those air conditioning filters? You should examine them once a month, because clogged filters slow the air […]

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    Preparing for Fall!

    Posted on September 7, 2014 by in Holiday & winter Information

      As the leaves change and the days get shorter, take the time this fall to prepare for the cold weather that is coming. Ready the furnace for the months of work it will have ahead, and clean out the fireplace. Test them both to ensure they’ll be working when you need the heat. Clean […]

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  • Home Equity loans

    Posted on August 24, 2014 by in Helpful tips

    What are home equity loans, and what can they do for you? Home equity loans. We’ve all heard of them. But do you know what they are and how they work? Here’s a short guide to help you break down the process. What is it? Simply put, “home equity” refers to the difference in the market […]

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    Age of home

    Posted on August 17, 2014 by in Helpful tips

    Is Your Home Older Than Its Years?   You know how Dr. Oz says that if you keep your body fit and your mind nimble, you’re likely younger than your chronological years? The same principle applies to your house. An out-of-shape house is older than its years and could lose 10% of its appraised value, […]

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    Home Buying tips

    Posted on August 3, 2014 by in Helpful tips

    The 7 Steps to Buying a Home You’ve finally found the home you love. Now what? Though every market is different, you can expect to follow these seven steps, from offer to closing. 1. Making an offer If you’re sure the home you love is right for you, it’s time to make your move. This […]

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    Out of town

    Posted on July 9, 2014 by in Travel Tips

    As we have completely entered summer, many of us go on vacation to spend some time with our family. We  have a few tips to help keep your house protected while your out enjoying family time! Security: • Set a timer to turn exterior and interior lights on and off when you normally would, or […]

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