Changes for SUMMER You Should Be FOCUSING On!
Summer designs you should be focusing on.
Oh Summer! Days are the longest and nights are the shortest.
The time where the sun makes us feel like we’re melting and we can almost hear Olaf singing “in summer“(Frozen). Generally, during the summer season people tend to spend more time outdoors, picnic, biking, beach volleyball, absolutely the great time to play golf, hanging by the pool and going to the beach is the most popular during summer. But, it’s not everyday we get to do all of the activities that I mentioned and most of the time we are staying at home.
Summer means most of us will be using our air conditioning unit to keep us feeling fresh and cool. But, what if we don’t have to always use our air-conditioning unit?
Here are some tips to keep us feeling cool and fresh this summer…
– As we all know when we breathe, our body takes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide. Plants absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen in the surrounding. Adding plant/s in your house can increase oxygen level, improve health, sharpens focus and keeps the air fresh!
– If you want to purify the air in your house, use 15 to 18 plants that is 6- to 8-inch in diameter for pots. Example of indoor plants: Spider plant, Dragon Tree(best placed in living area), and Gerbera Daisy (Best placed in the bedroom, releases oxygen in the night and purifies air). For more information click here.
- Change your curtains.
- Curtains can be decorative and it can keep your home stay cool during summer. Curtains can prevent heat from entering and leaving the room. But, it doesn’t mean that all parts of the house should have a light fabric. It’s case to case basis. For example… If your bedroom is getting a lot of afternoon sun, you might want to opt for a thick curtain to minimize the sunlight coming into your room specially during summer.
- Use Light colors to brighten up your space. Light colors doesn’t absorb much heat unlike dark colored materials/fabrics.
- – The word is LET GO! This summer, let go of the stuff you don’t need, stuff that is about to turn to a dust bunny and stuff that is taking too much space and not needed.
- – If you haven’t done spring cleaning, make way for summer cleaning. Store your winter clothes, comforters. Make way for cotton, buy a new swim wear and rock that summer bod! Removing unnecessary or organizing your stuff gives you more room and space in your home. I’d say our goal is to have that clean, fresh, and clutter free feeling.
- – Using baskets or boxes (whatever you prefer , and as many as needed), Label each boxes, for example: STORAGE, GIVEAWAY, THROWAWAY, or DONATE, etc… If you are not using it for a really long time and it’s just sitting around accumulating dust… Let go!
4. Keep Cool in your Kitchen.
Sometimes an open window and adding a plant is not enough to keep your kitchen cool during summer. Though, I always suggest to have a plant in the kitchen to help filter the air. Snake plant helps remove nitrogen oxide which is produced by fuel-burning appliances, I’d suggest at least 2- 3 in the kitchen. This summer change the curtains with a light material to let the air flow in your kitchen. However, if your kitchen is directly getting light from the afternoon sun, you might want to choose a thick material to keep the sun out specially during summer. Clean the counter tops, wipe the stove to remove grime and open the exhaust. It helps to remove that sticky feeling after cooking.
5.. Have your Patio Ready.
Summer or not we usually hang by our patios. But, summer is the hottest time of the year and definitely we should add something extra to keep us cool this summer. I’m not saying we should add a pool near our patio (it would be nice to have our own pool though…) But adding a Big umbrella, buying extra chairs and a table that we can place somewhere with lots of trees would be nice.
- You can add a small pool for your dogs, or at least something to keep them cool during summer.
But most important of all is KEEP HYDRATED! Drink plenty of water and protect yourself from direct sunlight at all cost. Tip: Cracked/chapped lips can be a sign of dehydration.
By Shannon Biszantz on May 4, 2015
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Sell Your Home For Top Dollar With These Tips.
Sell your home successfully with these sales strategies from The Biszantz Connection.
Selling your home for top dollar is a reality when you utilize the following tips before your home goes “live” on the internet for sale. When I meet potential sellers I share these sales tips and others from my extensive experience representing people on the buy and sell side.
The Biszantz Connection has an extroadinarially high sales price to list price ratio by following these as well as other sales strategies.
The key is to present “a quality product” to the public that is indisputable in price and terms of the sale.
- Have a licensed home inspector do a thorough inspection of the condition of your home before listing it for sale.
- I always encourage my clients get a full report of the condition of the home from a professional source. It gives us the option to fix, replace any faulty items in the home to avoid it being a point of negotiation in an attempt to lower the purchase price in escrow. Who wants to find out that the upstairs guest bathroom leaks into the kitchen ceiling? Don’t be caught during the escrow and find yourself giving money back. Let the buyers home inspector struggle to find anything wrong with your home!
- Get a termite clearance before listing your home for sale.
- To be able to offer a full termite clearance as a seller is a win/win for you. A buyer often is satisfied with your clearance and will not hire another termite company for their own inspection. Chances are you are going to have to get a termite clearance for any escrow involving a lender so you might as well have the termite company of your choice. If not, you may be left with no choice other than to use the buyers requested termite company….and they will not be working for you.
- Excel in front curb appeal!
- I cannot tell you how many times I have accompanied buyers into a home and when we pull up to the home, their mindset changes to….PASS in a milli-second. Once that happens, it is extremely hard to change their impression…no matter what is inside. Landscaping, new paint is clearly worth a couple thousand dollars when you might be negotiating a difference between $50,000-$100,000 in purchase price. How your home is presented reflects directly on the owner, their financial situation, need to sell, accurate or perceived. Bottom line, don’t appear to be desperate for a buyer. Bottom feeders come out at that point!
- Do not ever settle for less than professional photographs of your home.
- Presentation is everything when positioning a home for sale. Whether it is a $100,000 mobile home or a $20,000,000 estate on the sand makes absolutely no difference. For the price of a nice dinner, you can have beautiful photographs. When I look at home on the internet to show my buyers, I often pass at showing homes with amateur photographs for so many reasons. If it is presented this poorly to thousands on the internet…what is it going to look like in person?
Would you like more strategies on how to sell your home for a higher purchase price? It would be my pleasure to meet with you and create that winning strategy to get you top dollar at amazing speed on the sale of your home.
at The Biszantz Connection
619-417-4655 or Shannon@ShannonBiszantz.com
By Shannon Biszantz on April 15, 2015
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Home price gains in San Diego outpace U.S.
San Diego home prices in June rose 19% from a year ago.
The pace of U.S. home-price increases began to slow by mid-year but not in San Diego County, where values took their largest annual jump in more than eight years, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index showed on Tuesday.
By Shannon Biszantz on March 12, 2015
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Sprindrift Estate In La Jolla Astounds Real Estate Community
La Jolla Oceanfront Estate One Of The Finest Offered In Southern California
What is the value of “owning” a piece of the luxury beach Real Estate in La Jolla California? An exquite new estate listed on pricey “Sprindrift” in La Jolla is going to show us very soon. This “one of a kind” property on Sprindrift nestled in the cliffs of La Jolla is rivaled as an estate like no other. That is why The Biszantz Connection has given it the “Biszantz Best Pick For An Investment Property.” The location is unparralled combining forever views, up front and center beach living without having the hoards of daytime “beach goers” sharing your front yard with you. This Spindrift Estate encompasses quality and workanship like no other offered on the California Coastline.
Thoughtful planning of the layout is demonstrated by spacious entertaining areas for large groups while preserving the intimate private bedrooms and family areas that include a bowling alley! Never to be without a guest house, and this La Jolla Estate does not disappoint in offering an adjacent guest home that offers privacy, views and a wonderful experience when visiting the lucky new owner! This amazing estate is listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in La Jolla by Shannon Hagan. Any pre qualified buyers can call the office 858-755-0075 for showings.
By Shannon Biszantz on February 12, 2015
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Remarkable Olde Del Mar Home Available.
Biszantz best pick on Ocean View in Olde Del Mar for sale.
Old Del Mar is an extroardinary neighborhood within Del Mar proper that is situated right at the ocean’s edge and is within walking distance to all that is quaint, wonderful and full of charm in the village of Del Mar California. Within Old Del Mar is a pocket south of Del Mar Heights where Ocean View is that has the most desirable homes in my opinion of all of Del Mar. Ease of access and exit of the village, no traffic, tremendous views and quiet…all describe this pocket of Olde Del Mar around Ocean View. That is why I have chosen this home on Ocean View as The Biszantz Best Pick For An Investment Purchase of The Week in San Diego.
I sold a home on this street a few years back in the high $4 millions. While it was on the west side of the street offering better ocean views, it had the road noise of Pacific Coast Highway. This home that is situated on the Eastern side of the street has no road noise, situated on a very large private lot and wonderful ocean views. The craftsmanship involved the building of this home is profound with disappearing glass doors, honed marble throughout, top line finishes and single level home that is so desirable today.
This home is offered for $3,795,000 and the sellers are represented by Shawn Hethcock from Willis Allen. If you would like a private showing; feel free to call The Biszantz Connection 619-417-4655 or Shannon@ShannonBiszantz.com for more information.