Randy Anderson's Blog Posts

MATCHING Not SELLING

I began my real estate career in 2004. My career experience included two long-term sales careers ... not professions that necessarily warm the heart of a buyer!What attracted me to being a

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22 Landscape Outdoor Lighting Ideas From The Pros

Again, I hold to the idea that slideshows can be enjoyable and not so time-consuming as reading long articles/blogs (apparently online magazines agree, because I see a bunch out there).Here's

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Strange But True Car Tricks Every Driver Should Know

Thanks to TheDelite.com for most of the tips here (Disclaimer: I have not tried many of these, don't take any safety or damage risks based on this blog entry ... test cleaning and other "tips"

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DIY Plant Stand Ideas

You may be thinking about how to perk up the exterior or interior of your house if you are considering selling. I'm all about ideas that are both frugal and creative.Check this out ... See

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Get Your Kitchen Island Lighting Right

I find that most potential home buyers are looking for a kitchen that wows them and many of them concentrate on that stand-out kitchen feature ... an island. Below is a link to

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Improve Your Fall Curb Appeal In Time For Halloween

[Yeah, this is a pretty blatant advertisement by HGTV for their sponsors' products, but I thought it might get you thinking about varying  how your home appears from season

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24 Fire Pit Design Ideas

I love to share online slideshows here knowing that most of us have busy lifestyles that make pictures more digestible than long blog articles.  Then, I heard two things this past

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Is It Tray Ceiling Or Tres As In Tres Magnifique Ceiling

Thanks to Kendra Novak for ahsring on REALTOR® Roundtable.What do you think?  (I've heard this architectural feature referred to as a recessed or  -incorrectly-  

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23 Easy Garage Storage Ideas For Instant Organization

Not just for parking: Use these tips to transform your garage from a dumping zone to a functional, organized space. (Scroll down for bonus link to cool garage organization video.)See HGTV

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Silly Factoids

DID YOU KNOW? Did you know if you add up all the numbers from 1 to 100 consecutively (1 + 2 + 3...) it totals 5050 Did you know sponges hold more cold water than hot Did you know

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9 Weird But Practical Uses For Toothpaste

9 Weird, But Practical Uses for ToothpasteBelieve it or not, toothpaste can do a lot more than just keep your pearly whites cavity-free.See HGTV slideshow here:  https://www.hgtv.com

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35 Mortgage Terms You Should Know

Thanks to Bill Gassett, real estate agent out of the Metrowest Massachusetts area, for compiling and sharing this information ...Whether you are buying or selling a home, there are specific â€

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LISTEN UP This May Be As Good Advice As I Have Seen On Buyer Seller Discipline

Originally posted 09/24/2018Thanks to  Geoff Williams of Huffpost Money site for this excellent reporting:The Worst Home Buying And Selling Advice Realtors And

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Tips To Sell Your Property Quickly For The Highest Dollar Even During Off Season

Originally posted 09/28/2017 ...Selling a house can be stressful, especially if you’re putting it on the market in the fall. Finding the right real estate agent to partner with to market your

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Repost Made A Misstep When It Comes To Housing Youre Not Alone

Repost: Made A Misstep When It Comes To Housing Youre Not Alone?Originally posted 07/18/2017Many homeowners and renters are feeling the sting of regret when it comes to their choices and,

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17 Ideas To REJUVENATE A RUNDOWN PATIO ON A BUDGET

First article link originally posted 05/07/2017  1) http://www.har.com/ri/345/5-tricks-to-rejuvenate-a-run-down-patio-on-a-budget  5 TRICKS TO REJUVENATE A RUNDOWN PATIO ON

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22 Inexpensive Ways To Theft Proof Your Home

Originally posted 10/30/2018We don't need to live in fear, but should take precautions, right?Family Handyman Magazine says ...You don’t need to spend a fortune to keep burglars at bay. Here

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I Promise You Will Be Asking Why Didnt I Think Of That

Originally posted 10/07/2018From: SMART HOMEOWNER  Family HandymanWhy Didn’t I Think of That?These ingenious tips, tricks and solutions to common problems are simple, smart and

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Livable Sheds Silly Trend Or Ultimate Hack

Livable Sheds: Silly Trend or Ultimate Hack?Originally posted 04/06/2017So long, storage shed.Homeowners across the country are converting these sheds into tricked-out spaces to play,,

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Bathroom Decorating Ideas Whether You Are Getting Ready To Sell Or Just Sprucing Up

Originally posted 04/01/2017The smallest rooms in your house can be your quiet retreats and I will assure you that an inviting bathroom is a lure for homebuyers comparing your for-sale home to

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Picture Hanging Tips Arrange Your Wall Art Like The Pros

Repost: Originally posted 07/28/2017So, you've moved into that new house or are "staging" your current house to sell and thinking about the wall spaces. Though it seems like an easy enough,

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12 Raised Garden Beds That Fit Any Backyard Space

Originally posted 05/13/2017BYMELANIE YATESStarting a garden is no easy task, and it can be especially challenging if you live where space is a problem.Read full article here:  http://www

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Before We Take Pictures Of Your House

Originally posted 10/05/2017(Excerpted and abridged from a REALTOR.com article)If you're listing your home for sale, your goal is to make it an online "click-through stopper"—the listing that

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Compare Your Cost Of Living

Originally posted: 05/18/2017Interesting:It seems like everything's always getting more expensive, doesn't it? Click here to compare your area's average cost of living to the national average.

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WHEN SHOULD YOU ORDER A HOME INSPECTION

Originally posted:  03/05/2017Common Areas To Cover In A Home Inspection1. General home inspectionThe whole home will need to be examined to make sure it is all in good working order. The

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For Those Who Asked And Wanted To Know The Mystery Behind THE RED DOOR

[Thanks to Luke A. Chiniche Jr. for sharing on REALTORs® Round Table] The red front door has a lot of history and meaning. The Chinese consider red to be a lucky color. Many doors

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6 Home Appraisal Myths You Need To Stop Believing Immediately

Originally posted 05/06/2017For sellers: 6 Home Appraisal Myths You Need to Stop Believing ImmediatelyPutting your home up for sale can be an emotional endeavor. After you come to terms

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City HOUSE Or Country HOUSE How To Know Where To Buy

You’ve made the big decision to become a homeowner - congratulations! Now, the question is, where to buy? While many, many factors go into selecting the right home, the most important of all is

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What If I Inherit Land Or Might

Originally posted 05/05/2017Not in-depth information, but a good article to read:  https://www.thelandstore.com/blogs/news/what-you-need-to-know-after-you-inherit-land I stand

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Just So You Know How Commission Distribution Works

Once your home is listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the listing broker discloses the terms of the commissions to other competing brokers so they will bring their buyers to the listing.

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WHEN SHOULD YOU ORDER A HOME INSPECTION Common Areas To Cover In A Home Inspection

Originally posted 03/05/2017Views: 294Common Areas To Cover In A Home Inspection1. General home inspectionThe whole home will need to be examined to make sure it is all in good working order.

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75 Spa Inspired Bathrooms

I can attest that an inviting master bathroom setup grabs the instant attention of homebuyers.If you're dreaming of a master bath with amenities on par with those at your favorite spa, these bathing

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25 Clever Uses For Everyday Items In The Garage

Give new life to old things by transforming them into smart storage for the garage.See the slideshow with information for each of the 25 ideas:  https://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating

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Why The Pineapple Became The Symbol Of Hospitality

Why the Pineapple Became the Symbol of HospitalityThe Legend: "The sea captains of New England traded among the Caribbean Islands, returning to the colonies bearing their heavy cargoes of spices,,

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The Pros And Cons Of Owning A Swimming Pool Home

By RoniqueGibson - Decorating Ideas  4 Doesn’t everyone love homes that have swimming pools? The relaxation and the fun activities that the kid’s can enjoy in the

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30 DIYs For Your Dog

Pamper your pup with these comfy dog beds, tasty homemade treats, grooming essentials and more.  See a DIYNetwork.com slideshow with How-To DIY instruction links ...  bit.ly

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My Flood Elevation Epiphany Explained In A Fit Of Mixed Metaphors

Originally posted 02/15/2019 ...Views: 241South Louisiana has a problem and we share it with a generous helping of the flatter locations in our nation. When it rains here, it sometimes pours,

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6 Things Real Estate Agents Know And You Should According To The Countrys Top Experts

Farnoosh Torabi is a financial expert, bestselling author, TV personality, and host of the So Money podcast. She's interviewed over 600 celebrities, athletes, inventors,,

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You Folks Who Just Want New

Originally posted 05/19/2019 ...Buying New Home Construction From Builders"New homebuyers don't want a used house when only new home construction will do. They don't want to inherit

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Fall 2019 Low Mortgage Interest Rates Are For Real

 Low Rates to Boost the Housing MarketThe current low mortgage rate environment could be a boost for the housing market in the second half of 2019. Freddie Mac recently forecasted that the 30

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17 Clever Ideas For Small Baths

Is your half bath or powder room cramping your style? We’ve got expert tips and design ideas to make your tiny bath your new favorite room of the house.Another great slideshow from DIY Network:

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11 Ways To Decorate Your Front Porch Or Entryway

Greet guests and add curb appeal to your home by adding fresh color and unique style to your front entry. See the DIY Network slideshow here: https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/outdoors

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Finding Kindness

Thanks to Troy Stellingwerff for sharing on Linkedin ...;

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Compost Helps Garden Vegetables Flowers And Other Plants Grow Because It Adds Nutrientrich Organic M

From article ... "Post Time": Seminar Tips Help Gardeners Use Kitchen Scraps, Yard Waste to Enrich SoilOne key factor in a successful compost is selecting the right ingredients.“I tell

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HGTV 20 Gardens We Love

Gardens add beauty (and perceived value) to your home. Plus they are "fun work".See HGTV slideshow of gardens:https://www.hgtv.com/design/outdoor-design/landscaping-and-hardscaping/gardens-we-love

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Buyers The Advantages Of PreApproval

From New York Times Real Estate Section http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/realestate/mortgages-the-advantages-of-preapproval.html?&-share MortgagesThe Advantages of PreapprovalBy VICKIE ELMER 

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Who Needs A Stinkin REALTOR

Let's see ... you've got the internet and that class in school (not)  where they taught you how to work your way through the home-buying process ... It works so well in the rest

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What If I Inherit Land

Originally posted 05/05/2017[Thanks to The LandStore for this article, https://www.thelandstore.com/blogs/news/what-you-need-to-know-after-you-inherit-land ]When a close family member

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4 Tips On Finding The Right Real Estate Agent

Originally posted 10/08/2015Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or have been around the block a few times, choosing a good real estate agent can help relieve you of the stress that finding,

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Graphic Of LOUISIANA HOME PURCHASING PROCESS

Contact me with any question you may have ...Randall C. (Randy) Anderson, REALTOR®/AgentLOCAL | PROFESSIONAL | COMMITTEDM o v e   R e a l t yLicensed In Louisiana Agent License:

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5 Important Checklist Items Before Selling Your Home

5 Very Important Checklist Items Before Selling Your HomeWRITTEN BY, THANKS TO ...  Craig Middleton at RealtyTimes.com (see link at bottom of this post)Before selling your home, you’ll

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Five Financial Fiascos To Avoid When Buying A Home

Five Financial Fiascos To Avoid When Buying A Home by Phoebe ChongchuaWhen's the last time you checked out your credit scores? A lot of us don't think much about our credit until it's time to

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Twelve Red Flags That Should Raise Concern When Buying

Buying?  Twelve Red Flags That Should Raise Concern by Michele DawsonIndeed, more than 40 percent of the previously owned homes on the market have at least one serious defect, according to

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Calculating Debt To Income Ratio In 2 Easy Steps

Calculating Your Debt-to-Income Ratio in 2 Easy StepsHave you ever sat down and calculated exactly how much money you spend each month on bills? If so, you are already halfway to calculating your

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Tips For The Juiciest Tomatoes From Your Garden

It’s too late to be planting tomatoes — but if you do have a row of tomatoes in your back yard, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has some midseason advice for keeping them pest-free and juicy.As the

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Strident Words From A Non REALTOR

Originally posted 02/28/2019Excerpts ..." While fixer-upper shows are popular on television, these types of properties are not popular in real life.""... you hired a realtor to help

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Get Up Get Out Get Moving

Originally posted 09/06/2018I am NOT excited about sharing this article, but I am concerned enough to share (and you know the saying that ends with "three fingers pointing back at me", right?

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Popular Tips For Landscaping

Petar Mikonoss Popular Tips For LandscapingsOriginally posted 03/06/2019Landscaping can be an interesting hobby to have if your yard is big enough for it. Being smart with your landscaping design

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Is A Real Estate Agent A Salesperson

When I first began my real estate career in 2004, I was coming from two long-term occupations and one short-term stint... nearly 20 years in retail sales and management, another fifteen in

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How To Bring Down Moving Expenses

Originally posted 03/20/2019[Thanks to Bill Gassett,  Metrowest Massachusetts  REALTOR® and RealtyTimes.com for sharing this article] Tips to Bring Down Your Expenses When

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81 Delish Summer Desserts Youll Be Making Again And Again

81 Delish Summer Desserts You'll Be Making Again And Again (Sorry, summer diet.)The perfect end to a summer meal among friends? An over-the-top, crazy-delicious seasonal dessert, of course! Serve

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DeClutter Tips To Maximize Resale Potential

Originally posted 04/06/2019Another facebook "rerun" ... If you have owned your home for a length of time you may be surprised just how much your home has become cluttered. Whether it

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The History Of Our Fourth Of July

The HISTORY CHANNEL has provided these articles which I like to review annually and hope you enjoy today ..."The Fourth of July – also known as Independence Day or July 4th – has been a federal

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A Tale OF Two Cans

Originally posted 04/06/2019 Ran Across This On Facebook And Realized I Had Never Shared On My Blog Smile a while ..."A TALE OF TWO CANS" (subtitle: "If you can't laugh at yourself

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15 Germiest Things In Your Kitchen

Originally posted 04/27/2019 From HGTV.com"Not to scare you or anything, but there are places in your kitchen that are dirtier than the average toilet. ... microbes lurk in surprising

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What You Should Really Know About Browsing For Homes Online

Originally posted 03/20/2019 What You Should Really Know About Browsing for Homes OnlineBy: HouseLogicPublished: February, 2018It’s fun! It’s exciting! It’s important to take

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Tee Shirts Clogging Up Your Closet

Originally posted 04/18/2019RANDOM! I was in the record retail business, later the consumer electronics business, then I started traveling. Over the years I have collected SO many tee

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Decluttering Is All The Rage Now Right

Originally posted 05/10/2019DIY Network has ...15 Easy and Effective Ways to Keep Clutter at Bay Tip: Style Those Flat SurfacesIt's tempting to put bills, magazines and other mail on

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Bumping Up Curb Appeal On A Budget

Originally posted 05/10/2019Thanks to Shannon Babin with NOLA Lending Group for sharing this article*.A freshly painted door in a bold color with shiny new hardware can make a bright change for

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There Are Folks Who Just Want New

Originally posted 05/19/2019Buying New Home Construction From Builders"New home buyers don't want a used house when only new home construction will do. They don't want to inherit somebody

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10 Ways To Make Your Backyard More Fun

Want to turn your backyard into a desirable spot for relaxing and entertaining? Chris Lambton, host ofYard Crashers talks about best ways to make the backyard your family's new favorite spot

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19 Creative Ways To Paint A Dresser

https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/make-and-decorate/decorating/how-to-paint-a-trompe-loeil-landscape-on-a-dresserThis weekend, turn an old bureau into a work of art. It's easier than you think and

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Shady Area Thriving Plants Can Be A Big Plus For Your Curb Appeal

Container Plants That Love Shade Add a little flair to your porch with these shade-loving plants that are perfect for containers.See a gallery of plants that

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Need More Space Considering Moving

Six tips for move-up buyersMost real estate advice is addressed to first-time home buyers, but move-up buyers need a little help, too, says Morgan Knull, an associate broker in Washington. Even

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Walk In Shower Designs

75 Walk-in Shower Designs for a Luxurious, Spa-Like BathroomBrowse pictures of the latest trends in walk-in shower designs. These curbless, frameless and doorless walk-in showers bring a whole new

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5 TIPS FOR CLEANING OUT YOUR GARAGE THIS SUMMER

The garage can be a hard place to keep organized and clean with outdoor toys, cars, storage boxes and more all coming and going throughout the seasons. The summer can be a great time to take

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