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Energy Star Savings For Your Lake Kiowa HomesSummer is here at Lake Kiowa and all those dreams about fun and exciting activities are just waiting around the corner for you. Fishing, water skiing, sitting on the dock, or having that BBQ out back on the patio are definitely going to happen. Holiday plans are in full swing with our Lake Kiowa activities, but also with you and all your families and friends as well. Keeping that in mind, since plenty of family & friends are coming with you to the lake it occurs to us that you may want to consider your options for upgrades of all kinds in your lake home.  Why not begin with hot water? Installing a new tankless water heater solution to help end the hot water wars with family here for the week!

There will always be enough hot water to go around, and give you the power to live better with providing your Lake Kiowa home with endless supply of hot water, whenever you need it—even for multiple tasks at the same time. Instant hot water at the kitchen sink is always a great starting place, and truth be known, Tankless Water Heaters revolutionize comfort, energy efficiency and convenience. Water usage in the home is a great way to start saving this summer. Remember increasing the value of your lake home will also help when deciding to sell as well. Every energy saving step you take now, means potential gains when you sell. Buyers are always looking for ways to save money.

Here is a consideration from the friendly people at Rinnai, who feature Energy Star Products in appliances, water heaters, gas water heaters, and so much more.
The Rinnai Ultra Series features what they call the Ultimate in efficiency. Delivering one of the most energy-efficient performances, the Ultra Series features a condensing design with two heat exchangers to maximize hot water output. RUR Models featuring ThermaCirc360 include built-in recirculation pumps to offer faster hot water. Instant hot water at the sink and dish washer is always a consideration for entertaining right!

Take A Look At These Great Features:

  • ENERGY STAR® qualified - Energy Factor of up to .96
  • RUR Models featuring ThermaCirc360 offer faster hot water with an integrated recirculation pump and internal bypass line - with or without a dedicated return line
  • Available in five sizes: 130,000,152,000, 160,000, 180,000 and 199,000 BTU
  • Allows for either Concentric Polypropylene or dual-pipePVC/CPVC venting, providing the most venting flexibility in a single application of any manufacture
  • Easy maintenance is achieved with isolation valves

Remodeling, upgrades to appliances, water heaters, HVAC units, and the like are always ways to increase the value of your Lake Kiowa Home. It's time to educate yourself about all the wonderful new energy saving products that have been approved to guarantee to save you money over the course of each and every year. Remember you can explore all your options now, and plan for the fall projects and be ready for the Holidays this year as well. That means more money for fun right. Maybe thinking about the purchase of a new boat, pontoon, or ski boat is in the goal you set last year. If so, then let's get busy making that happen now.

Happy Summer Everyone Out Here At Lake Kiowa!  We look forward to seeing you at The Lodge and Tavern. Happy Golfing as well.

GCCAC logoLake Kiowa Residents You Are Invited To The Annual Cattleman's Ball

Show Your Community Support!

Children's Advocacy Center of Grayson County invites you to support The Annual Cattleman's Ball this year.  The mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Grayson County is to provide a multi-disciplinary collaboration of services for the purpose of prevention, intervention, investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse. This collaboration is an effort to reduce the potential for additional trauma as a result of investigation and prosecution by promoting recovery or the child victim and non-offending family members, and facilitating the prosecution of those individuals who perpetuate crimes against children in Grayson County, TX.

Our Family Advocates work directly with the children and non-offending caregivers seen at our center to ensure they have the necessary resources to improve their lives. Follow-up contact with these families is a priority to ensure their needs are being met. By providing many many types of necessary services to these kids, we are looking for community support from you and your business here in North Texas. If you have more questions, would like to volunteer, or make a donation to Children's Advocacy Center of Grayson County please Click Here Now!

See the flyer for more information in the flyer for attendance to the Cattleman's Ball.

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Get Gardening Now!

Start Planting This Weekend - Lake Kiowa Premier Real Estate

Well the summer rains have begun out here at Lake Kiowa and hopefully we have had our last of the cold cold weather. So, what have you decided on doing for your gardening game this year? Here are a few things you shouldn't forget. Make sure you check the planting schedule below to determine which veggies you may want the grandkids to help you plant are and get those seeds before this weekend. Make it a fun task all week long then take a break and go to Denton for the Jazz Festival on Friday.

Begin Planting This Week!

  • Remember that is is the time for you to consider new summertime annuals to replace pansies and other cool-season crops need to be in full swing. All time beauties for Texas are: trailing lantanas, copper plants, firebush, coleus, wax begonias, ornamental sweet potatoes, angelonias, cleome, moss rose, hybrid purslane and many many more
  • If you are growing hearty food items that will tolerate our Texas heat, why not consider: okra, sweet potatoes (sandy soils), southern peas; or check out more options with the calendar below like beets and broccoli
  • Now is the time to think about planting those new trees and shrubs, check out all the surrounding nurseries which right now have the best supplies of the year. If you find the perfect tree for that special location, you will need to commit to water them by hand for the first two years. New trees must have their root balls soaked thoroughly. Often sprinkler irrigation doesn’t get the job done. We have had 90* as early as May...
  • If you have brown patches, need to plant new turf from sod, seed, or plugs, now is the time for maximum growing seasons

Pruning Is A Must For Maximum Growth All Summer!

  • Take a close look to see if you have any frozen hydranges, crepe myrtles, pmegranates, oleanders, or other bloomers that my have suffered damage or freeze. Remember in  Texas and you may need to remove dead shoots from them. Remember to reshape the new growth that returns when appropriate
  • If your spring flowering shrubs and vines have new growth, be sure to check for dead branches and remove then reshape as new growth replaces those you pruned
  • You need to establish the new height for the lawn and begin to mow regularly. This means you will eliminate a lot of spring weeds and get the grass off to a great start for 2017. Mow regularly and at recommended height to eliminate spring weeds and get grass off to a good start.

Start To Fertilize Now!

  • Turf, trees, shrubs and myrtles and in general most things, can be fertilized with all nitrogen fertilizers. If you have more sand type soils, begin with a high nitrogen slow release form.
  • Be sure all your container plants including hanging baskets; are complete with and encapsulated timed-release fertilizer that is high in nitrogen. Supplement that with water-soluble, high-nitrogen fertilizer till next fall.

Make Sure You Control The Pests!

  • Watch for Cankerworms which might be devouring foliage from parts or all of some species of trees. While these types of insects will soon run their course and trees will fill in again; remember you may want to apply a Bacillus thuringiensis biological worm spray just to make sure
  • Seridium canker is turning big areas of Italian cypress and Leyland cypress brown and dead looking. While there is no spray to control this fungus, it may be time to seek another replacement
  • All Broadleafed weeds can be controlled with application of broadleafed weedkiller spray (containing 2,4-D). On the list would be dichondra, dollar weed, dandelions, clover and poison ivy among many others

North Texas on average has approximately 250 days between the last and first frost. Using the planting schedules below will help you get the most out of your garden. See more at :Planting Calendar Planting vegetable seeds or transplants at the correct time is important to getting the most out of your garden. Knowing your first and last frost dates will help you start your vegetable seeds at the right time.

Planting Schedule For Lake Kiowa - Lake Kiowa Premier Real Estate

 

Planting vegetable seeds or transplants at the correct time is important to getting the most out of your garden. Knowing your first and last frost dates will help you start your vegetable seeds at the right time. 
 
Texas is in USDA plant hardiness zones 6-9.
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Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

Looking for a special family activity to attend next weekend? Do you enjoy great music and jazz?  Then this event is for you. April 28, 29, & 30, 2017 The Denton Arts & Jazz Festival will be held for all you Lake Kiowa residents who are into Jazz and Art, and special Kids activities...For all Transportation questions be sure to see how to get here below.

The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival for 2017 will be a celebration of the arts in a community known for embracing and nurturing music, dance, choral, drama and the visual arts. World Renown for it's graduates in the music field, The free event is produced by the Denton Festival Foundation, Inc. with the generous support of sponsors such as the Dallas/Fort Worth American Federation of Musicians Local 72-147 and the city of Denton. This annual event will be held the last full weekend in April at Denton’s Quakertown Park, and this event features seven stages of continuous music, fine art, crafts, and food, games and information booths in a beautiful, outdoor setting. Fun for the family, friends and those who enjoy outdoor events, we invite you to join in on all the fun.


If you are not familiar with this prestigious festival and The Festival Foundation,This is really a big deal in Texas and surrounding states too. The Festival Foundation uses proceeds from booth rentals and concession sales to support the arts throughout the city of Denton, Texas.  Arts facilities, service organizations, and preservation projects have all been the recipients of the proceeds from past events, in addition to public art for the enjoyment of all. This is a great time to find out more about the historical events our great State of Texas has to offer. Come see the best that Denton has to offer – the sights, sounds and flavors that make up the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival are perfect for all ages.

Unfortunately, due to the large crowds we ask that you leave your pets at home – SERVICE DOGS ONLY, PLEASE and NO COOLERS IN THE JAZZ AREA!

Denton Arts & Jass Festival 2017 Headliners Include:

Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane & Matt Garrison - (Friday, 9:00 pm – Jazz Stage) In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA and Grammy winner JACK DEJOHNETTE has established an unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre. The list of his creative associations is lengthy and diverse: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Omette Coleman, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Keith Jarrett, Chet Baker, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland and many more.

He is one of the most consistently inventive jazz percussionists in history, having emerged in the 1960's playing with John Coltrane, Charles Lloyd, Thelonius Monk, Keith Jarrett and many others. Considered one of the most influential jazz drummers of the 20th Century, DeJohnette incorporates elements of jazz, free jazz, world music and R & B, making him one of the most highly regarded and in-demand drummers. His style has been called unique; one critic wrote that he is not merely a drummer but a "percussionist, colourist and epigrammatic commentator mediating the shifting ensemble densities" and that "his drumming is always a part of the music's internal construction". Modern Drummer magazine, in a 2004 interview, called DeJohnette's drumming "beyond technique".

The list of his creative associations is lengthy and diverse: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Omette Coleman, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Keith Jarrett, Chet Baker, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland and many more. Born in Chicago to a family where music appreciation was a high priority, he first studied piano and later added drums to his repertoire when joining his high school concert band. "As a child, I listened to all kinds of music and I never put them into categories:, he recalls. "I had formal lessons on piano and listened to opera, country and western, rhythm and blues, swing, jazz, whatever. To me, it was all music and all great. I've kept that integrated feeling about music, all types of music, and just carried it with me. I've maintained that belief and feeling in spite of the ongoing trend to try and compartmentalize people and music."

The son of saxophonists John Coltrane and jazz pianist Alice Coltrane, RAVI COLTRANE is a tenor and soprano saxophonist, band leader and composer. He has fronted a variety of jazz line-ups, recorded critically-hailed albums as a leader and produced recordings by other artists, including his mother, and founded an independent record label.

Ben Ratliff of the New York Times wrote this about Ravi's 2005 album In Flux: "Mr. Coltrane avoids tired song structures and doesn't want to bore you. He's fascinated on one hand by miniatures and on the other by the idea of longer songs that sound like collective improvisation from start to finish. It's a record you can point to and say: This is what jazz sounds like now in New York."

The godson of Jack DeJohnette, MATTHEW GARRISON has been called "an electric bass virtuoso" and is considered one of the most technically gifted jazz musicians of his generation. The son of bassist Jimmy Garrison, he began to play professionally in 1994 and has performed with the likes of Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, John McLaughlin and toured with Whitney Houston on her Nothing But Love tour in 2010.

In 2012 Matthew, along with his business partner Fortuna Sung, opened ShapeShifter Lab which is quickly becoming one of the most important and influential music venues in New York. The Brooklyn based venue features performances by the most important artists on the music scene today and has been voted by Time Out New York (2013) as one of the best 10 venues in New York and by Downbeat (2014) as one of the best jazz venues in the world.


Aaron Neville - (Saturday, 9:00 pm – Jazz Stage) Although AARON NEVILLE is often compared to singer Sam Cooke in terms of sheer vocal refinement, he has a voice and style uniquely his own. He is well known as part of the New Orleans sound of The Neville Brothers. Musically, of course, you know Aaron as a lover, not a fighter. The strange trajectory of his recording career began in 1960 when he recorded a single with producer/writer Allen Toussaint.

In the late 1970's The Neville Brothers - Cyril, Charles, Art and Aaron - came together as a backing unit for their uncle's Wild Tchoupitoulas and finally decided to strike out as a unit on their own. The sibling group found success primarily on the touring circuit but also garnering attention for albums like their 1989 debut for A&M Records, Yellow Moon, one of the most critically acclaimed albums of that era, for reasons not the least of which was the spooky richness of the Aaron-penned title track. And when it rained, in 1989, it poured. That was a very good year for his sole career, as he had his first real hit in 23 years with Don't Know Much, a No. 2 pop smash that was one of several duets with Neville that Linda Ronstadt included on her album Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like The Wind. His work with Ronstadt netted him 2 Grammy Awards in 1989 and 1990.

For the quarter-century that followed, Neville deftly balanced the needs of dual group and solo careers. But eventually the demands of the road got to him and in 2015 The Neville Brothers held a "Nevilles Forever" all-star jam and goodbye blast in New Orleans during Jazz Fest. "There comes a time when you look at life and think about your mortality and say, 'How much have I got left?"', he said. "I wanted a chance to do some of the stuff that I'd always wanted to do, and I couldn't do all of it."

The affect of Aaron Neville's voice on people is incalculable. "I've had people tell me different things, like this lady who told me they had a 5 year old little boy who was autistic, and they had to keep him in a padded room - the only thing that would calm him down is when they put a headset on him with my voice. It gave me chills when she said that", says Neville. "All I could say is, it's the God in me touching the God in him. I can't take responsibility. I'm just a singer, you know, and I'm trying to make the tenderest notes that could heal, in some way. I used to say that I wish I could make a note so pure that it could cure cancer."

Brave Combo – (Sunday, 7:00 pm – Jazz Stage) Our own for many years, if you try to describe BRAVE COMBO's music requires a pretty extensive vocabulary- at least when it comes to musical styles. For the past three decades the Denton-based quintet has perfected a world mix music that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha-cha, the blues and more. They are America's premier dance band and a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey­offering what one critic recently wrote: "Even if you come for the party, you'll leave with something of a musical education."

The band's catalog of recordings includes everything from Japanese pop to Latin American dance tunes, orchestral classics to rock and roll at its finest. From festivals and fairs od all varieties across the globe, rock clubs big and small, colleges, roadhouses, dances, cultural centers (including the annual Midsummer Night's Swing at Lincoln Center in New York City), Brave Combo has charmed countless listeners and won avid devotees. The band has won two Grammy Awards and has been nominated for their work a total of seven times.

The band is comprised of founder Carl Finch who was recently inducted into the Polka Hall of Fame, Finch sings vocals and plays guitar, keyboard and accordion. He is joined by Danny O'Brien on trumpet, Alan Emert of drums, Little Jack Melody on bass guitar and Robert Hokamp on guitar.

Fine Arts & Crafts - Of of the most important aspect of the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is the juried art show. 10’ X 10’ Booth spaces are available both indoors and out, with artists and craftsmen representing Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, Arkansas, Oregon and beyond. Fine art is housed inside the Denton Civic Center while Fine Art and Crafts are located immediately outside the building. Arts and Crafts are located in the north end of the park. Here you will find clothing, metal and wood crafts, jewelry, paintings, candles, dolls and accessories and more.

For 2017 there will be 34 booth spaces available inside the Civic Center with approximately 60 located just outside the building.  The north park houses approximately 75 arts and crafts booth spaces.

2017 Children's Art Area - If you have kids, or are keeping grandchildren this weekend, be all means make this event. The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is dedicated to a mission of introducing children to the arts. The Children’s Art Tent is located in the north park and children have the opportunity to experience art in many forms. The tent features 15 different stations with volunteers instructing the children in such creative outlets as Clay and Flower Sculpture, Tan gram Art, Stamp Art, Collage, Drawing and more. This is a hands-on opportunity for young people and their parents to participate.

Next to the Children’s Art Tent is the Children’s Wood Tent, with volunteers assisting in the selection of wood and the creation of anything the imagination can hold. And, rounding out the Children’s Art Area is the Percussion Petting Zoo with Steve Gryb, the Pied Piper of Percussion. This is an intriguing and hands-on interactive exhibit featuring percussion instruments from around the world for everyone to play with and explore the sounds!

2017 Has A Activity, Game, and Information Booth Area: The games, activities and information booths are always popular with attendees. Face painting, rock climbing, inflatables and a playground are all available for the young visitors. In addition, many nonprofit organizations use the opportunity to raise funds for their organization while sharing information about the services that they provide.

Food Food & More Food - Are you hungry yet? You will find 6 food courts at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival. German sausage, hot dogs, cotton candy, funnel cakes, corn dogs, fresh squeezed lemonade, roasted corn, ice cream, egg rolls, shish kabobs, burgers, fried onion and potato dishes, salads, baked goods, turkey legs, BBQ, popcorn, Asian, Cajun, Mexican, Greek & Italian fare and much more will certainly satisfy your festival appetite. Several different beverages such as bottled water, beer, wine, soft drinks, coffees and a variety of ice drinks will also be available.

See you there!

37th Annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

When:

April 28, 2017, Friday, 5pm-11pm
April 29, 2017, Saturday, 10am-11pm
April 30,  2017, Sunday, 11am-9pm

Where:

Denton's Quakertown Park and Facilities
321 East McKinney (Corner of McKinney and Bell)
Denton, Texas 76201

Facility Description and Capacity:

6 Outdoor Stages (5,000 seating capacity each)
1 Indoor Stage (150-200 seating capacity)
Roving Musicians (50-100 standing)
Park & facilities are Accessible to Disabled

Exhibit Space Availability and Description:

Park facilities: 17,000 square feet (Civic Center and Senior Center)
Park grounds: 20 acres
Booth space: 10 x 10 square feet (indoor/outdoor space)

Transportation:

PLANES

TRAINS

  • Amtrak - We will have a Denton Arts & Jazz Festival welcome team at Union Station in Dallas to facilitate the transition from Amtrak to DART and and also accompany you on the A-train ride all the way to Denton. The Amtrak also has a bar car and dining cars to make your trip more fun!
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the DCTA - A-train -
    • From Dallas:
      • Take DART’s Green Line to the Trinity Mills station in Carrollton
      • At the Trinity Mills station transfer to the A-train* with a simple cross-platform transfer
      • Take the A-train* to the Downtown Denton Transit Center located near the heart of Denton
      • At the Downtown Denton Transit Center transfer to bus route6, 7, 8 or 9** to get to either the Campus Theater or the Square Donut Theater
        • *A-train does not run on Sundays
        • ** Route 9 only travels on the weekdays
  • From Ft. Worth:
    • Take the TRE to Victory Station in Dallas
    • At Victory Station take DART’s Green Line headed to Carrollton
    • Get off the Green Line train at the Trinity Mills station
    • At the Trinity Mills station transfer to the A-train* with a simple cross-platform transfer
    • Take the A-train* to the Downtown Denton Transit Center located near the heart of Denton
    • At the Downtown Denton Transit Center transfer to bus route 6, 7, 8 or 9** to get to either the Campus Theater or the Square Donut Theater
      • *A-train does not run on Sundays
      • ** Route 9 only travels on the weekdays

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Longevity In Real Terms

Lake Kiowa Premier Home Longevity

You are considering selling your home. Now you have made the decision, but you may have other questions. You realize that the realtor is going to ask about this home. Prepare yourself for the answers to those questions by reviewing some common sense information about how long things in that home are supposed to last. Ok, let's talk about it in real time in real terms.

Most people don't think about the things we are going to talk about. If you think like a buyer, you are getting a head start in the overall selling process, and a heads up as a potential buyer as well.  Replacing windows, appliances, roofing, or wood flooring can be very pricey. In terms of a purchase or a sale, what must you do and what not to do is probably a better discussion on both sides. That's where this article comes in. Longevity of a refrigerator or stove, or roof leaks are serious to a new home buyer; and that may determine the priorities on replacement. Do we replace Now Or Later; as the old saying goes.

An educated buyer may factor in replacement costs for aging components when making an offer. An educated seller will want to evaluate it terms of what will make the house sell fast terms. Often this type of buyer will use this type of information to replace a component before they move into a new home purchase for instance. Paint, invasive things like windows, and roof or major landscaping can be done right after close and prior to move in. Useful life statistics are out there, and the National Association of Home Builders does have insight that will help you in selling your home, deciding on a price, and consider building materials that may need replacing as well.

Longevity is a subjective term when discussing any home for sale. The "True Longevity" of a home factors in things like:

  • Maintenance
  • Use
  • Quality of Installation
  • Climate Conditions
  • Insulation
  • HVAC
  • Electrical Wiring
  • And More

Here are some standard statistics put together by the NAHB Board - The general guide or rule of thumb if you will is as follows for the question How Long Will It Usually Last? Two factors to remember all manufacturere have planned obsalesance not all construction will always be the same. Also considerations must be given to weather. Extreme heat or extreme cold will need adjustments of the figures.

100 Years or More - With General Wear & Tear

  • Brick siding: Lifetime of the home
  • All wooden floors: Lifetime of the home
  • Cellulose insulation material: 100-plus years

50-100 Years - With General Wear & Tear

  • Slate, copper, and clay and concrete roofs: 50+ years
  • Copper gutters: 50+ years
  • Kitchen cabinets: Up to 50 years
  • Modified acrylic kitchen sinks: 50 years
  • Vinyl floors: 50 years

30-50 Years - With General Wear & Tear

  • Thermostats: 35 years
  • Wooden windows: 30 years
  • Wood shake roofs: 30 years
  • French interior doors: 30–50 years

10-20 Years - - With General Wear & Tear

  • Built-in audio system: 20 years
  • Aluminum windows: 15–20 years
  • Cultured marble countertops: 20 years
  • Asphalt shingle roofs: 20 years
  • Faucets, kitchen sinks: 15 years
  • Gas ranges: 15 years
  • Interior and exterior paints: 15+ years
  • Dryers and refrigerators: 13 years
  • Air conditioning units: 10–15 years
  • Lighting controls: 10+ years
  • Electric or gas water heaters: 10 years
  • Air conditioners: 10–15 years
  • Furnaces: 15–20 years

5-10 Years - - With General Wear & Tear

  • Security systems: 5–10 years
  • Heat and smoke detectors: 5–10 years
  • Dishwashers: 9 years
  • Microwave ovens: 9 years
  • Carpet: 8–10 years

Remember every home is going to be different. Style is in particular a very subjective issue for most buyers. Replacement takes on a whole new perspective when you are talking about a renovation vs. a remodel. That is the reason you always have a property inspection on each and every home, along with the appraisal. These two things really determine a lot of things for both the buyer and seller. Your realtor in either position will be able to provide accurately a better evaluation of the specifics after the inspection takes place. Information is always knowledge; and can work to your advantage as both a buyer or seller as well.

Thanks to Melissa Dittmann Tracey as a contributing editor for REALTOR® Magazine who created the basis for this article. Information of this type is always appreciated by realtors, and ultimately keeps you connected to all your clients. The National Association of Realtors is always about keeping you informed in the marketplace. Appliance Longevity: How Long Should It Last? Find out how long those kitchen appliances, flooring, fixtures, and more should really last.

It's The Little Things That Count

Prepare Your Home For SaleAre you considering selling a Lake Kiowa investment property, or a Lake Kiowa Home? Ward Lowe from the Texas Association of Realtors has some very interesting things to say about the prospect of selling your Lake Kiowa home or Lake Kiowa Investment Property.

Take it from the pros, "It doesn’t take much to change a buyer’s impression of a home."

As a realtor, as we move through showing a home there could be some negative aspects to an older home. Seeing some peeling paint, a leaky faucet, and dirty dishes in the sink of an otherwise appealing house, could suddenly put the prospect we bring to the home on the defensive. The result could be that this prospect or potential buyer crosses that property off his list. Just as minor imperfections can turn off a buyer, we believe that even a few small actions you can do will make your home seem even more appealing. The subtle apple pie baking in the oven may seem like nothing to you, but to a potential buyer it may smell like home.

If you can repair, paint, add to, or remove negative aspects of this type of conspicuous problem, you may find your home stays on the buyers list as a very possible home for purchase. Put your home's best foot forward. If budget is an issue, try to at least fix obvious ones. A buyer will notice the rotten porch railing or cracked window pane on a casual walk-through, and you may lose a sale.

Here are some great ways to breeze through scrutiny:

Show the owner’s manuals

  1. If you can put everything in the listing and available online
  2. Know the model number of your oven, dishwasher, and microwave when something breaks
  3. Show buyers that you’ve kept that information and let them know you have cared for the home
  4. Pay attention outside and in the back yard make it beautiful
  5. Short grass makes bare patches less obvious
  6. Add bags of mulch around trees and in flower beds and will work magic on an otherwise lackluster yard
  7. Add in a planter of colorful flowers by the front door, and you’ve added significantly to your curb appeal
  8. Paint the front door, powerwash all the concrete around your home
  9. Get the windows cleaned professionally. Your realtor can help
  10. Stage your home if vacant, it helps your potential buyer visualize their furniture in your place
  11. Touch up paint especially if you can in everyroom.
  12. Clean carpets and polish wood floors

If you are selling any Lake Kiowa Lots, be aware that the potential buyer does want the lay of the land highly visible. Keep all grass, and weeds trimmed short. Remove all trash and debris. Repair any fencing, and make sure the property is clearly marked.

Remember that a little effort goes a long way with buyers, so ensure your home makes a great first impression. BTW, it makes a good impression on your realtor as well becuase they enjoy showing a home that is ready for a buyer to purchase.

Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate looks forward to many years of serving the Lake Kiowa community. Please come see us for all of your real estate needs, but feel free just to stop by any time and say hello too!  Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate is open 7 days a week – Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The agents of Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate are always available to help you with any questions or concerns. We invite you to contact us today 940-665-3300

Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate looks forward to many years of serving the Lake Kiowa community. Please come see us for all of your real estate needs, but feel free just to stop by any time and say hello too!  Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate is open 7 days a week – Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The agents of Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate are always available to help you with any questions or concerns.

940-665-3300

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Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate looks forward to many years of serving the Lake Kiowa community. Please come see us for all of your real estate needs, but feel free just to stop by any time and say hello too!  Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate is open 7 days a week – Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The agents of Lake Kiowa Premiere Real Estate are always available to help you with any questions or concerns.

940-665-3300

- See more at: http://www.lakekiowarealestate.com/#sthash.KySbcqi8.dpuf

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