Entries by Lara Rhoades

October is National Fire Prevention Month

One of my trusted home inspectors, Jay Lynham with NPI, sent an important email reminder and checklist that I wanted to share with all of you. Here is the article directly from him. Thank you, Jay! In recognition of National Fire Prevention Month, National Property Inspections wishes you and your clients a safe October. Here […]

October Fun!

It is finally October, but the weather is thinking it is still summer. There is a rumor the weather will turn a bit cooler this weekend. It would be nice since it is pumpkin patch and corn maze time along with some wonderful fall festivals around the DMV. Here is a link to pumpkin patches […]

Your September Home Maintenance Checklist

Not sure what needs done around the house this month? Here are some home maintenance ideas. 1. Repair leaky faucets. Now is a great time to make any repairs to your faucets, before the danger of freezing pipes.. You’ll thank yourself later when you avoid more costly repairs.  2. Sweep the chimney. Built-up soot can […]

Fall Newsletter

Welcome to the Fall edition of “News You Can Use”! It is hard to believe that Summer is ending, and the Fall season is upon us! You may be thinking that you’ve lost the opportunity to sell your home in 2019 and need to wait until next Spring, but that’s far from the truth!  Although […]

What Are Your 2019 Goals?

Happy January!  The time of year where many make goals and resolutions about exercising, eating healthier, business/work, family, and/or financial.  Me personally, when I worked on my 2019 business plan, I developed personal goals at the same time.  No matter what your goals or resolutions, you need to make sure they are visible and find […]

Holiday Travel Tips

Are you traveling between Thanksgiving and the New Year? AAA estimates 54+ million will travel for Thanksgiving alone. This is the most since 2005! (https://newsroom.aaa.com/2018/11/thanksgiving-travel-forecast-2018/)  Traveling during the holidays is one of the most stressful times to travel, and here are some tips to take the stress out of your travel.   With the holiday […]

Fall Maintenance Tips

The fall weather is finally here in the DC area with temps in the 50s and the wind lightly blowing! Hoping the trees will turn beautiful colors, but our weather has been unusual this year so time will tell. This means it is time to start your autumn maintenance to keep your home in shape […]

How Organized Is Your Home?

It would great if my home would magically be decluttered and organized! Everything would be in the correct place, all items repaired, papers filed, closets would have space, and items donated. Oh, one can dream! How many of you have started with great intentions of getting organized? Inspired after reading a book, blog, the 40 […]