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Residential Statistics for Cheyenne Wyoming

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

The August 2013 Home Statistics for Cheyenne Wyoming are ready.

Home Hint - Selecting the Right Contractor

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

Selecting the Right Contractor

Ask Questions

* Make sure the contractor you choose is licensed and in good standing.

* Find homeowners who have completed projects like the one you are

   planning and ask questions

   *  Was the homeowner not only satisfied but happy with the job?

   *  Were the contractor and the employees neat and orderly as they

       worked?

   *  How accurate and complete was the submitted budget?

   *  Was the contractor available, easy to deal with, and on time?

   *  Would the homeowner recommend or use the contractor again?

   *  Have there been problems since the work was completed and how

       were they resolved?

 

I hope you find this tip helpful.  If there is any real estate information I can provide, please give me a call.

Home Hints - Energy Efficiency

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

Energy Efficient Check List

  *  On a windy day hold a candle next to windows, doors, keyholes and

      other possible air paths to the outside to determine unwanted drafts.

  *  Caulk, weather strip and seal against drafts, both inside and outside.

  *  Close off unoccupied rooms.

  *  Insulate your hot water heater, pipes, and ducts.

  *  Install water-saver shower heads or flow restrictors

  *  Consider installing energy-efficient doors and windows.

  *  Consider energy-efficient kitchen appliances. 

I hope you find this tip helpful.  If there is any real estate information I can provide, please give me a call.

Home Hints - Drips

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

“We never know the worth of water till the well runs dry.”

                                                                                  English Proverb

 

Here is an All Time Favorite Tip for your home plumbing system:

 

Things That Go Drip In The Night

Take a look around your home and identify the plumbing systems .. especially the shut-off valves.  Note where the water meter and the main shut-off valve lines are.  Learn the direction which turns the main valve on and off and either paint or tape an arrow to the handle which points in the off direction.  This will save you time in an emergency.  It’s also a good idea to keep a flashlight handy.

 

I hope you find this tip helpful.  If there is any real estate information I can provide, please give me a call.

Home Hint - The Easy Way to Find A Stud

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

When you are trying to hang something on your walls .. a new painting, clock, mirror, etc., you typically need to find a stud to bear the weight.  Here is an All Time Favorite Tip for saving time and ... your walls:

 

The Easy Way To Find A Stud

The studs will be most often set on 16 or 24 inch centers.  In the old days a do-it-yourselfer, as well as carpenters, had to trust their judgment and/or their tape measure when trying to find a stud in a covered wall.  But not anymore!  There are several brands of electronic and magnetic stud finders that you can find at your local hardware store.  They function like metal detectors locating the screws or nails in the wooden studs.  This will save you lots of time and eliminate all those extra little holes you’ve been adding to your walls.

 

I hope you find this tip helpful.  If there is any real estate information I can provide, please give me a call.

 

Home Improvement Hint-Circuit Breaker Panel

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

Label Your Circuit Breaker Panel

      *  all you need is some tape you can write on, a black magic marker,

           and a friend

      *  have your friend move through the house as you switch breakers

           on and off

      *  keep a circuit list in your Personal Home Journal in case someone

           pulls off the tape

 

I hope you find this tip helpful.  If there is any real estate information I can provide, please give me a call.

Home Improvement Hint - Home Journal

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

All Time Favorite Tip  ...

 

Create a Personal Home Journal ... which includes:

      *  notes and maps showing locations of important items so you can

           find them quickly when needed

      *  operational manuals, warranties, product updates, receipts, and

           anything else vital to the operation of your home 

      *  emergency phone numbers and phone numbers of good craftsmen  

      *  a record of accomplished and regularly scheduled maintenance

      *  make sure every family member can locate the Home Journal

 

I hope you find this tip helpful.  If there is any real estate information I can provide, please give me a call.  

Renovating on a Budget

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

Get the Most Our of Your Home Renovation

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

Garden Hints

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

   Garden Hints

  "Consider the wheelbarrow:  It may lack the grace of an airplane,

      the speed of an automobile, but its humble wheel marked out the

      path of what civilization we still have.  Particularly that phase of

      civilization which leads down Main Street, through the front gate,

      around the house into the back garden."

                                                                             Hal Borland,

                                                                             New York Times, 1947

 

Here are some All Time Favorite Tool Tips for your gardening project:

          *   start by buying a  steel tempered spade, spade fork, hoe,
              trowel,
pruning sheers, hat, and .. a wheelbarrow

          *   keep all your tools clean

          *   store your tools indoors when not in use  

          *   drain water from hoses and store indoors for the winter

I hope you find these tips helpful.  If there is any real estate related information I can provide, please give me a call.

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