Craig's Weekly Tips

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It takes just 26 seconds for a guest to form an opinion of your home when they walk through the front door. What does your space say about you? While we try to resist the urge to judge, there's no doubt that first impressions count.

Whether you're expecting guests or you're hoping to transform your spare room into a rental, experts agree there are five key areas that friends notice first about your house. Thankfully, it takes minutes to correct them. Here, Miranda Cresswell, brand director at OneFineStay, and Ariel Kaye, CEO of Parachute and the newly opened Parachute Hotel, explain the most effective ways to update your home before guests arrive. Got five minutes to spare? Make these simple changes for a home that makes a lasting impression.

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Deer Creek Landscaping in Park City

Landscaping is one of the most important ways to increase your property’s value quickly. In fact, a gorgeous landscape design can increase the value of your home by at least 5 to 11 percent—and maybe more. The best part about landscaping is that even though it’s one of the most valuable home improvements you can make, it’s also one of the easiest. If you’re wondering how to turn your landscape into one of your home’s most valuable assets, here are some tips to get you started.

 1. Match Landscape to Your Home’s Style

The best way to get an excellent return on investment with landscaping is to make sure it fits with your home’s style. For instance, if you own a Victorian home, a Japanese garden will be sorely out of place and may even lower your

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Deer Crest Home

Are you getting your Deer Valley or Park City home ready to sell? Here are 7 simple and easy tasks to make sure your home looks picture perfect before each showing. 

Dust And Sweep Quickly
Sweep the kitchen, bathrooms, and entryway. Give the baseboards and window sills a quick once over, and quickly wiping down the furniture, TV screens, and computer monitors can help make each room shine.

Make The Counter-tops Sparkle
All counters in the kitchen and bath should be clean and clear. Remove clutter as well as small appliances and knick-knacks that should be stored.

Load The Dishwasher And Washer and Dryer
Clear the dishes off the counters and out of sinks by loading the dishwasher, but do not start the cycle if it will be running during the showing.

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Home Staging

Focus On The Curb Appeal
The first thing that potential buyers will see is the outside of your house. The lawn, landscaping, front porch, front door, and driveway are the first impression your home is going to make, so spruce up the lawn, plant some flowers, paint the front door, reseal the driveway, whatever it takes to make a good first impression. 

Time For Some Deep Cleaning
This is crucial in home staging and is more than just picking up and vacuuming. Clean the spaces in the home that haven’t been cleaned for a very long time (or ever), including baseboards, vent covers, ceiling fans, and the fireplace.

Brush On A Fresh Coat Of Paint
A fresh coat of paint in main rooms or throughout the house can bring a home back to life. Renew the space

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An important benefit of home ownership is that you can design and decorate your home to your tastes, but sometimes you need a few ideas to get started. Should you paint or wallpaper? Should you stay safe with neutrals or go wild with color? The answers may lie in our Deer Valley Specialist real estate tip of the week: the four top design trends for 2019.

Color Over Neutrals
This is the year to embrace color – reds, blues, greens, and yellows look terrific against a backdrop of black and white. Meanwhile, grays as neutrals may be fading to the background.

Patterns
The global look of Ikat, Moroccan, Trellis, and Shibori is giving way to large classical florals with a modern edge, including bohemian abstracts. Consider the lush wallpaper and fabric

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skiing with kids

Skiing is a big deal and Utah is the perfect location for kids to learn how to ski. Although skiing by yourself may be a little easier, it’s not nearly as memorable. When you want to ski with kids, here is what you need to know.

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Don’t overdress your kids
Most people think that the first thing they should do, when they take their kids skiing, is dress them super warm. While you want them to be warm, you also want them to be able to move. Overdressing could mean overheating. You want them to have fun and not complain all day that they are too warm. 

  • Layer 1: Base Layer: Start with a base layer. Your base layer includes underwear, long johns and socks. 
  • Layer 2: Under Layer: Next, you'll have an underlay that includes
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