Sonia Rollins
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Posted by Sonia Rollins on 7/22/2018

Looking to buy a house in the next few months? Ultimately, a cautious approach to purchasing a residence may prove to be ideal, and perhaps it is easy to understand why.

There are many reasons to err on the side of caution as you search for your dream house, including:

1. You don't want to pay too much for a house.

Although acquiring your dream house may seem priceless, it is important to remember that the costs to purchase a residence can add up quickly. As such, if you're not careful, you risk overspending on a house.

Lucky for you, there are many simple ways to avoid the temptation to bid too much on a residence.

First, analyze the housing market closely and search for patterns and trends. If you discover an abundance of houses is available, you may be operating in a "buyer's" market. As a result, you may be better equipped than ever before to acquire a top-notch residence at a budget-friendly price.

Don't forget to get pre-approved for a mortgage prior to starting your home search too. That way, you can enter the housing market with a mortgage – and budget – in hand.

2. You want to find a house that you can enjoy for years to come.

A home is one of the biggest purchases that an individual will make in his or her lifetime. Thus, it is important to allocate the necessary time and resources to assess a house before you submit an offer on it.

Of course, a home showing is a must prior to the submission of a home offer. A home showing allows you to walk around a residence and envision what life might be like if you purchase this home.

After you submit an offer on a house, you'll likely have the opportunity to complete a property inspection before you finalize your home sale. This inspection is important, as it enables you to learn about any "hidden" problems that may have gone unnoticed during an initial home showing.

If you feel comfortable with a residence after an inspection, you can move forward with a home sale. Or, if you aren't comfortable with a house at this point, you can always submit a counter-proposal or remove your offer entirely.

3. You want your home to retain its long-term value.

Let's face it – buying a home is a tough decision. And if you need extra help determining whether a home purchase is a viable long-term decision, it may be a good idea to consult with a real estate agent.

Typically, a real estate agent can respond to any of your homebuying concerns and questions, at any time. He or she is happy to help you explore high-quality houses, and by doing so, will enable you to take the guesswork out of discovering a residence that will retain its value.

Err on the side of caution as you proceed along the homebuying journey, and you should have no trouble purchasing a residence that matches or surpasses your expectations.

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Posted by Sonia Rollins on 7/20/2018

Charming 4 bedroom cape offers so many great features to the new owner. Fully renovated only a few years back, this well kept home boasts an updated kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless appliances, hardwood throughout, two generous sized bedrooms on first level and two additional bedrooms on second level. Enjoy a sunlit living room addition with vaulted ceilings that has direct access to a fenced in level back yard and patio area. Lower level offers additional family room for added living space or office but still has unfinished space for storage. Perfectly situated near all major conveniences and amenities including IronWorks National Park, it is ideal for the first time home buyer or someone looking to downsize. A true gem set in a neighborhood with like style properties, this one should not be missed. Make your appointment today and judge for yourself.

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Posted by Sonia Rollins on 7/15/2018

While the dishwasher is a fantastic invention and present in just about every home across the US, there’s certain guidelines that should be followed in order to protect your machine and to protect your stuff. Certain things in your kitchen should definitely keep to the sink to be washed. As a reminder, below is a list of things that should never be placed in the dishwasher and taken special care of. 


Wood items should never be placed in the dishwasher. The detergent in the machine can scratch the wood, causing major damage to any of the pieces including spoons, bowls and other wooden utensils. The heat from the dryer in the dishwasher can also cause the wood to crack, which is a safety hazard to you and your family. 

Instead of throwing your wooden kitchen materials into the machine, mix equal parts of vinegar and warm water to wipe down the bowls, plates, cutting boards and utensils. Then rinse and dry off well.

Cast Iron

Cast iron should never go into the dishwasher. First, you spent so much time seasoning your pans and do not want to undo all the great flavor that has been created. You should never use soap on a cast iron pan. To properly clean one of these pans, simply use a little baking soda. Don’t forget to rinse, dry and season again with salt! 

Aluminum Cookware

You should use caution if you put aluminum cookware of any kind in the dishwasher. Technically, some of these pans are in fact “dishwasher safe,” however, the machine can wreak havoc on your pans. The machine can remove some of the shine of your pans and cause them to appear dull.         

Copper, Silver And Other Precious Metals

Many people have specialty silverware and serving pieces for special occasions. You may even have copper cookware. You can’t put any of these in the dishwasher, we’re sorry to say! After your next dinner party, you’ll have to spend some time at the sink washing your best utensils. The dishwasher can cause metals to dull. More seriously, it can hurt the finish of these pans and utensils, possibly causing contamination to your food while it’s cooking or being served. Silver especially will tarnish in the dishwasher, causing you the need for a more complicated cleaning process.            

Nonstick Cookware

You should think twice before you put nonstick cookware in your dishwasher. Some are dishwasher safe, and some are not. Even if these pans are denoted as dishwasher safe, you should be careful. Always check for damage to the pans if you place them in the dishwasher. Nonstick cookware can peel, getting particles in your food, which is unsafe.      

There are other items that you should think twice about before you put them into the dishwasher: 

  • Plastics
  • Kitchen knives
  • Fine China
  • Painted plates
  • Crystal
  • Other specialty items like vases

Enjoy your dishwasher for convenience, but remember to use it wisely! 

Posted by Sonia Rollins on 7/13/2018

Nestled on a cul-de-sac but minutes from all major conveniences this charming ranch awaits its new owner. Home boasts hardwood floors, freshly painted walls, central air, one level living, and a sunlit den that has sliders leading to a large deck. Don't need the den? Convert it back to a third bedroom, no problem. The choice is yours. Treelined and fenced in back yard is private and has an in ground pool to cool off on the hot summer days and propane heat to warm it up for the cooler summer nights. Walk in from outside or upstairs to your lower level which offers a large family room, wet bar area, cedar closet and an unfinished side for storage. Perfect for first time homebuyers or those looking to downsize...this property has so many possibilities. Make your appointment today and judge for yourself.

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Posted by Sonia Rollins on 7/11/2018

Stunning 3100+ sq ft new construction is near completion & offers its new owner so many great features. Enjoy an open concept first floor with hardwood throughout, formal dining with tray ceiling & living room with custom columns & bookshelves, wiring for surround sound & gas fireplace. Second floor is just as impressive as the first with hardwood throughout, generous sized bedrooms & a seperate laundry room. The master suite is truly that with a spectacular private bath, large walk in closet & additional dressing or sitting room area. Third floor boasts finished space for game room or getaway spot. Looking for more? The lower level is framed and ready to be completed including the rough for another full bath. Walk out of lower level to a patio (or from you deck off kitchen) and enjoy an expansive, level private backyard. Large circular driveway in front makes for ample parking for your guests and easy exits for you each day. This one is worth seeing. Welcome Home.

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