Get that Patio ready for Spring!

It’s finally spring! Time to break out the grill and the patio set and spend your evenings cooking out under the stars. Except, you don’t have a patio, you have a backyard that’s currently a soppy, muddy mess from spring rainstorms. You’d love to get outside, but it’s just so mucky and sticky out there. […]

7 Tips for Saving More on Your Next Remodel

In 1986, Tom Hanks starred in a movie called “The Money Pit.” It was all about a couple’s adventures in remodeling what has to be the worst house ever. Even though it was a comedy, if you’ve ever been part of a big remodel, some of the situations the co-stars find themselves in (re: the […]

5 Easy Ways to Keep Water Out of Your Basement

All homes have quirks that require special care and consideration, but when it comes to homes with basements, it’s a whole different ball game. Instead of fighting with the light switch on the north wall, you’re trying to keep the carpet dry and catch any water long before it becomes a problem. Waterproofing the basement […]

The Importance of Good Lighting in your Home

Light has a powerful influence over the way your home feels to you and how others perceive your space when they come to visit. It can affect how you use different areas, too. If you’re looking for a quick and relatively inexpensive way to give your home an attitude overhaul, consider relighting the place. You’ve […]

Home Maintenance Reminder: Pest and Insect Inspection

Look for Creepy Crawlers Termites and other insects aren’t just annoying to have in your home. They can cause real damage to the structure. A regular inspection of your property by a pro can head off at the pass any problems before they become too serious. A routine inspection of the interior of your home, […]

Home Maintenance Reminder: Fire Extinguisher Inspectio

Where there’s smoke… If you’re like most people you don’t give your fire extinguisher a second thought… until you need it. Give yourself real peace of mind by performing a quick visual inspection, checking the pressure, and making sure that your fire extinguisher is in an accessible place should you need it in a hurry. […]

4 Ways to Destroy your Queens Home Value

You’re a homeowner now, you can kiss bland uniformity goodbye the moment you turn your apartment keys over to your now former landlord. The world is your canvas — at least, that part of the world that you now are obligated to pay a monthly mortgage payment on — and you’re the artist that’ll mold […]

Home Maintenance Reminder: A/C Set Up and Check Up

Home Maintenance Reminder: A/C Set Up and Check Up. Provided by the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II. Need help, or have a question? Feel free to Contact Us anytime. Temperatures are rising with much warmer days just around the corner. It might seem like we just got through winter but spring […]

Refrigerator Maintenance Time

Refrigerator Maintenance Time, provided by the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II. Need help, or have a question? Feel free to Contact Us anytime. Keep it Running Like New A fridge that stops working can be very costly. Spoiled food, replacement parts and service costs start to add up quickly. Even if […]

6 Signs you Need Pest Control in Queens

James could hardly contain himself when he spotted the stucco Spanish Revival house, its terra cotta roof striking a high contrast against the stark white structure. The brick walkway undulated inviting though a small courtyard garden surrounded by arches. He checked the price not once, but three times before calling his wife, Paula, breathless. They […]

Home Maintenance Reminder: Smoke and CO Alarms

Reenergize for Safety When it comes to safety, there are very few items in your home more important than the smoke and CO detectors. With very little cost and effort you can rest assured knowing that warning systems are in place to let you know when there is trouble. Start by taking a quick tour […]

Boiler Maintenance

Queens Boiler Maintenance Reminder, provided by the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. Don’t Be Left in the Cold It might seem like we just finished summer but your furnace is warming up for its time to shine. We highly recommend having a Queens home professional perform this service. Not only will a poorly […]

Home Maintenance Reminder: Water Heater Inspection

Don’t Run Out of Steam You’re a few minutes into hot, relaxing shower and then it happens… nothing but cold water. A little love for the hot water heater will make sure this doesn’t happen to you. Occasional maintenance will also improve efficiency and longevity, saving you money on your gas or electric bill and […]

Home Maintenance Reminder: Window A/C Set Up

Cool as the Other Side of the Pillow Temperatures are rising with much warmer days just around the corner. It might seem like we just got through winter but spring has already sprung and the warm weather will be here before we know it. Now is the time to reinstall your window A/C unit so […]

Minor Home Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens

   by George Herrera, Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty.   Whenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework before putting their property on the market. Reason why is because there are always little things that can be done in order […]

19 Must Have Links for Queens Homeowners

If you own a Home in Queens, then you know that there is a lot of information that you must have readily accessible for a variety of reasons. For example, maybe you need to pull your C of O, maybe you need to provide your Block and Lot number, you may need to check if […]

How to Prevent your Water Meter & Pipes from Freezing in the Winter

Most water meters and pipes are in basements, crawl spaces, and other unheated areas, where cold winter temperatures could cause them to freeze. Homeowners are responsible for protecting meters and pipes from freezing If the meter freezes and breaks because you failed to take reasonable steps to protect it, DEP will repair or replace the […]

Winterize Now to Avoid Costly Repairs Later!

…Start Saving! Inspect your roof and replace any damaged or missing roof shingles. Make sure gutters and downspouts are free of leaves and debris. Consider a fresh coat of paint or sealer on your deck. On a windy day, close your windows and feel for air leaks. Seal any leaks with rope caulk. Install weather […]

Home Care Tips: August 2012

Here are some Home Care Tips & Ideas for the month of August: Test your smoke detectors Drain approximately 2 gallons from your water heater to eliminate sediment Clean your dryer vent duct Vacuum your bathroom vent covers Replace or clean your furnace filter Clean out your basement window wells Clean coils in the rear […]

Home Care Tips & Ideas: July

Hi neighbor, This is your local Realtor (Abigail Herrera) here to give you some Tips & Ideas to maintain and care for your Home this month… 10 Home Care Tips & Ideas for the Month of July:  Trim shrubbery around the walls Trim tree limbs away from the roof Remove tree limbs, branches, or debris […]