Tamara Fisher
 
The “20% down payment” myth
Money management guru Dave Ramsey advises that “The ideal way to buy a house is the 100 percent down plan—pay cash for the whole house.” Wouldn’t it be nice if...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     Jul 14 @ 11:50 pm
Summer home maintenance projects you can knock out in 10 minutes or less
Summertime isn’t exactly when we feel most compelled to perform home maintenance tasks. Getting the easier ones out of the way now, however, will lighten the...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     Jul 9 @ 11:50 pm
Summertime and the outdoor living is easy
If you’ve ever watched home and garden TV shows you may be dreaming of your own backyard makeover. With a truckload of dirt, the outdoor designer transforms...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     Jul 8 @ 12:07 am
7 tips when selling your parents’ home
One of the hardest things in life for us to come to grips with is that our parents have advanced into old age. At some point in the not-too distant future,...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     Jul 3 @ 12:05 am
Hey Boomer: Can you retire here (and not starve)?
An estimated 10,000 U.S. baby boomers turn 65 every day. While many are choosing to continue to work, others retire, or at least contemplate it. Have you...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     Jun 30 @ 11:50 pm
What Happens After My Offer is Accepted?
After all the back-and-forth on price and haggling over concessions and repairs, it’s finally over and your offer to purchase the home was accepted. Now, the...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     Jun 25 @ 11:47 pm
5 Tips for keeping your pool sparkling throughout summer
Summer is a busy time, what with trying to keep the kids entertained, work, and often, out-of-town visitors dropping in. The pool is most likely the home’s...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     Jun 23 @ 11:48 pm
Shopping for a home? 10 tips to help you avoid impulse buying
When we think about the impulse purchase, most of us picture a grocery store. After all, retailers purposefully set up their stores to encourage us to pick up...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     Jun 18 @ 11:46 pm
7 Plants That Provide Summer Color in Shady Gardens
Shade gardens can be such a pleasant surprise. In that spot where you think nothing will grow, there are plants that will not only grow, but flower and thrive...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     Jun 16 @ 11:48 pm
A critical early step toward buying your dream home
Shopping for a new home can be overwhelming. Finding a real estate agent, looking at homes online, and applying for loan approval, there is a lot to do, and it...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     Jun 11 @ 11:54 pm
Redecorating the master bedroom on a shoestring
It doesn’t take a huge bank account to take your master bedroom from feeling like your college dorm room to the sanctuary from a noisy world that it should be....
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     Jun 10 @ 12:06 am
4 Tips to Maximize your Home-Selling Profit
One thing I know for certain: homeowners that sell their homes quickly and for top dollar are happy. Let’s face it, selling a home is hard work and nobody wants...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     Jun 4 @ 11:47 pm
Spring and summer gardening for condo dwellers
There’s no need to pity your condo-dwelling, green thumber friends – where there is even a tiny space, there are gardening possibilities. Whether you call that...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     Jun 2 @ 11:50 pm
Is that included in the purchase of the home?
Marcy, a first-time homebuyer, was over-the-moon excited about finally moving into her new home. The day arrived, the movers were actually on time and, for the...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     May 28 @ 11:59 pm
Bring back the beauty of your vintage 1930s hardwood floors
The popularity of hardwood flooring has varied over the centuries. The replacement for the packed dirt flooring of the Colonial Era, hardwood floors were...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     May 26 @ 11:50 pm
5 myths too many home sellers believe
More than half of today’s home sellers are selling a home for the first time, according to Zillow’s Consumer Housing Trends Report for 2018. That’s a whole lot...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     May 21 @ 11:46 pm
Tips to get rid of kitchen clutter
The junk drawer. Love it or hate it, most of us have one and most of the time it’s in the kitchen. NPR’s Linton Weeks says they serve “as a Rorschachian...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     May 19 @ 11:46 pm
Should we renovate or remodel our home before selling?
One of the most common questions we hear from our listing clients is whether or not they should renovate or remodel their homes prior to putting them on the...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     May 15 @ 12:02 am
4 brilliant tub/shower cleaning hacks
The one thing we think most of us look forward to after a day out in the winter elements is a long, steamy-hot shower or luxurious soak in the tub. Busy lives,...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     May 12 @ 11:47 pm
Confused about how to price your home?
We recently received an email from a former client. He’s considering selling his home and, like many home sellers do, he went online to see if he could figure...
!Tamara Fisher - Ebby Halliday     May 7 @ 11:56 pm
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