Monday, April 4, 2011

Choosing a spring color for your home

Colors that are in style right now are the spring bloom collection. Things such as Red Grapefruit, New Peach, Peach Surprise, Neighborly peach and brandy butter are the hottest trends in color. Note to everyone out there: Do NOT paint your whole house these colors. This is to be used in moderation. If you want to experiment with "painting" a room these colors you can do it through e-tablet edition found in the iTunes App Store.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

3 little groundcovers that thrive under trees

Shade loving garden Lilliputians offer a dainty spring flower and dramatic foliage without needing tons of sun. The three that you can look for at your local garden center to spruce up your yard even though it might not get tons of sun are:

Barrenworth: also called fairy wings, this pint-size pretty thrives in the dry soil beneath shallow-rooted trees. It has red-tinged leaves

Lungworth: An early riser, lungworth breathes life into your spring garden.Bears white flowers and mottled leaves

Foamflower: (pictured above) Maded for its frothy white and pink blooms, the foamflower forms large clumps of deeply lobed leaves, often streaked or speckled with red

Easy and Enjoyable!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Great restoring soap for after a hard day of gardening

After a hard day of gardening you need to lather up your hands with this amazing soap from Saipua. It brings your hands back to mint condition. You have no excuse to not get out there and get your hands dirty! Get this soap at for $8/bar

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Staging your home can really increase your chances for a SOLD sign

SO many people think that they can sell their home just the way it is. I have heard people say "if the new buyers want to change something then they will have the capability to do so". Well here is what I want you to know. Buyers are looking for ideas- they want to walk into a house and say, "I want it just like this". They do not want to have to go around the house and make a list of things they would like to be fixed. Things such as gold light fixtures, wall paper, crazy colors, etc are all things that are, YES cosmetic but it seems to big of a project for some (I mean most) people.

I have used a great stager for the past year for all of my listings and she is a god send. She is able to see things that I do not. With both of us working together with my clients it seems that magic happens! With a little paint, re-arranging furniture and setting a stage for comfortable living- buyers seem to flock towards these homes.

Staging is only part of what I am able to provide to my sellers, but it certainly helps!

Let me know if you have any more questions~ or if you want to talk about selling your home!


Go Realty Girl

Friday, March 11, 2011

What great people I have worked with in Ashley Forest

I got the great opportunity to list this home in my neighborhood of Ashley Forest. This is 1 Bonham Court, Durham NC 27703. It was a pleasure working with the seller and he kept a great home- no wonder it sold in less than a week. Below is what he has to say about working with me (couldn't get better than this!)

"Lindsay did an outstanding job as my realtor and was instrumental in quickly prepping, auditioning and selling my home in Durham. She regularly kept me abreast of key developments and decisions while I was going through the sales process. Lindsay maintains an extensive network of associates in the real estate industry so she is well informed and shares this knowledge with her clients. She consistently followed up with me to ensure I was not feeling lost in the process. Lindsay always took into consideration my needs as her client and working together to sell my home was a great experience!

Thanks again for all your assistance!"

Makes you want to work me now doesn't!


Go Realty Girl

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Another great house in Ashley Forest for sale!

6 Icon Court is for sale and boy does it look fantastic inside! It is such a beautiful home. Lets all rally around the homes for sale in our neighborhood and help them sell! We are the best location in Durham- why wouldn't it sell. Here is the link. Click below: RES - Agent Full Report

Friday, March 4, 2011

Brier Creek Commons welcomes Noodles and Co.

Brier Creek Commons has a new member! Well they actually have a few new members. The one that I found to be AMAZING is Noodles and Company. It is not a traditional sit down nor traditional fast food. It is the perfect mix between the both. They have all different types of great dishes at a reasonable price. You need to check it out!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

5217 Sweet Clover Court is under contract!

I know everyone in our neighborhood wants to know what is going on in our neighborhood. Although this is not my listing it is always good to know that things are moving in Ashley Forest. 5217 Sweet Clover went under contract recently and once it sells I will be able to give you more details! How exciting.

Stay tuned for the last two sales in our neighborhood!

Go Realty Girl

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Spring is right around the corner...don't miss out!

Spring is just around the corner and you don't want to miss it! During the springtime, it is best to plant canned roses to enjoy blooms during the summer months, buy and plant summer bulbs, such as callas, cannas, dahlias, and gladiolus. During this period, try to replace winter-spring annuals with summer annuals, including asters, coleus, impatiens, lobelia, marigolds, petunias, and zinnias. Also, buy and plant perennials to provide structure to the garden. You can also start seeds or buy plants for the warm-season vegetable garden. Tomato, eggplant, melons, peppers and squashes will be a great choice.

It is so easy and its the perfect time to get started or at least start planning. I can't wait to see everyone's spring and summer blooms in Ashley Forest.

Go Realty Girl