When you own a home there is always something to do. I try to do a little every month so it doesn’t all come at once. If you want a list to live by, check out my post called “Your Homes New Year’s Resolutions“. Come… continue reading
Wow, you’re almost there. You have accepted an offer on your home, negotiated inspection, appraisal is done and now you just need to get ready to move. Here are the very last things you need to consider before you leave your home to the new… continue reading
So, you finally have an accepted offer. Congratulations! Now comes the time when your buyers will have an inspection and the bank will order the appraisal. Here’s what to expect.
Congratulations!! You have an offer. Now what? Make sure you understand all of the terms of the offer. You are able to negotiate any term in the contract, so make sure you’re happy with the terms before you proceed. In this video, I run through… continue reading
After you have the repairs done and the home is ready to show fill out the contract with your agent and get it up on the MLS and out to the internet. Also, be sure to always do a quick clean before every showing to… continue reading
Torlando Hakes and I dig into the recent renovation at the Dimension Mill in downtown Bloomington, Indiana. We speak to some of the tradespeople who were involved in making this building beautiful again. All right, we’re super excited. We’re here at the Dimension Mill… continue reading
Buying a house, especially when you are a first time home buyer can be super intimidating. This second video talks about how to find a great Realtor who can help you through the process. Transcription: Hey everyone, it’s Andrea Lutz, and I’m here… continue reading
First impressions are super important when you go to sell your home. Make sure the house is in tip top shape, super clean and staged. In this video, I go through some of the most important things to consider when you are ready to list… continue reading
It may be unpopular, but I love it when the weather turns cool and I get to break out my sweaters and scarves. This time of year my home also gets wrapped up with lights, holiday décor and fresh evergreens. Years ago, I owned a… continue reading
If your towels smell nasty, don’t throw them out! Use this simple solution to get them smelling fresh again.
November is a month for family and friends and hosting Thanksgiving is something I look forward to every year. Making my Thanksgiving table casual and welcoming is important so all my guests feel at home during their visit. Instead of a crowded overdone display I… continue reading
I had to make a flower arrangement for my fall table so I thought I’d video tape for you all to see. It’s fun and easy to put together a floral centerpiece. For this one I used marroon mums and alstroemeria, mauve stock, green hydrangea… continue reading
Andrea Lutz: Hey, everyone. It’s Andrea Lutz and I’m here today at Sycamore Land Trust’s home office at Cedar Crest because we are painting some walls. And I’m here to meet Torlando Hakes with Color Theory because he is generously donating his time to make… continue reading
Selling your home is hard… here is a series to help you work through the important steps to selling your home quickly and easily. The first step is finding a qualified real estate agent. Be sure to interview 2-3 agents and ask them the same… continue reading
No doubt you’ve seen photos of lavish, over the top porch designs. Not only do the designs appear complicated and hard to replicate, but they can also be terribly expensive. Well, I’m here to tell you a beautiful fall front porch doesn’t need to break… continue reading
I love shopping downtown and one of my favorite shops is Goods for Cooks. Today I will be speaking with the new owners Sam Eibling and George Huntington about what makes their shop special.
Even for folks who are not so craft-oriented recovering pillows is a basic skill level sewing project. All you need is a sewing machine, some fabric, pillow forms, and a little bit of patience (actually, patience is optional). I had some beautiful woven Ikat feather… continue reading
Today I talk with Abby Henkel about Sycamore Land Trust.
Sit down, grab a beer and let’s chat about how to make you the strongest buyers you can be this spring. Reach out if I can help at all.
Loren Wood takes a break from his busy schedule to chat with us about his business, remodeling, new construction, and tiny homes.
I talk with Gabe Gloden, Kate Galvin and Rachel Glago at Cardinal Stage Company in Bloomington, Indiana to learn more about what makes Cardinal special.
Ongoing maintenance of a home can be hard to keep track of. With busy lives and complicated schedules, it’s easy to forget important tasks that keep your home tiptop. Coming into the new year, we hear talk of personal goals and resolutions, so why not… continue reading
Find Susan’s full blog article on the recipe to make your place a home HERE. Video Transcription: Andrea Lutz: Hey everyone, it’s Andrea Lutz with RE/MAX Acclaimed Properties, and I get emails and calls from you guys constantly asking for quick design tips on how… continue reading
I must admit I am a total sucker for color. I love adding a splash of color or pattern to a room to create a fun and energized space. No one refutes that color and texture change the way a person feels, so why are… continue reading
Video Transcription: Andrea Lutz: Hi, everyone. It’s Andrea Lutz with Re/max Acclaimed Properties here in Bloomington, Indiana, and today I’m here with Jeff Goldin who is the owner of Goldin Appraisal Group. And he’s here to help me discuss the difference between an appraisal, an… continue reading
Today I am meeting with Cheryl Smith the owner of Consider it Done. She can help with a load of tasks including packing boxes for moving or getting your home organized. In this video she shares some tips to get ready for the holidays. Video… continue reading
This morning I take a sunrise balloon ride in the famous RE/MAX balloon. Monroe County has never looked better.
This is a companion piece to my Harvest Moon Flower Farm Spotlight, a video I recently released interviewing the owner of Harvest Moon Flower Farm, Linda Champman. One of my first jobs was a floral assistant. I worked weddings most Saturday’s through high school, pinning… continue reading
I have to admit I’m a bit of a indoor gardener. I love gardening outside no doubt, but the control and comfort available to nurturing indoor houseplants really appeals to me, not to mention the wonderful benefit they offer by cleaning your indoor air and… continue reading
Some of my absolute favorite ladies. Left to Right: My sister-in-law Rachel, nieces Sidney and Olivia and my sister Michele. Today has been named International Women’s Day, and I’m all for it. In the days leading up to today, I’ve heard conversations of women who… continue reading
If you know me, you know that my interest in home improvement never wanes. Two years ago I decided I couldn’t live with my kitchen island another day. I had already tiled my backsplash (seafoam penny tile), replaced my countertops (Hyde Park quartz), purchased new… continue reading
It’s easy to get obsessed with Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware catalogs, but the best way to decorate your home ISN’T to decorate it like anyone else’s. I’ve seen it time and time again, people getting completely paralyzed in making decisions about pillows or curtains…. continue reading