Murfreesboro, TN Real Estate News

By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
HOW TO INSTALL AND LEVEL CABINET DOORS Hanging and installing new cabinets can be quite a job, but can have a major impact on the look of your home. In this post, I am going to show you step by step how to install and level cabinet doors. Just follow the directions below and you will be finished in no time.   1. Before you begin hanging the cabinet, it is a good idea to remove the doors so they don't get damaged 2. Next, attach the cabinets themselves to the wall 3. Reattach the doors to the cabinet frame 4. Tighten the screws 5. Adjust hinges and close gaps. First with a screwdriver, adjust the forward facing screw in the hinge. It will adjust the door left to right a quarter of an inch. 6. Now adjust the screws facing towards the center of the cabinet. This will move the doors up and ...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
How To Lay A Crushed Gravel Walk One of the most important parts of a beautiful front yard is the walkway leading up to your home. You definately don't want people to track muddy or dirty shoes onto your deck or into your house, so you need something for the walkway that is cost effective, but also looks clean, and protects feet from coming in contact with mud. Follow the directions below to learn how to lay a crushed gravel walk. You can have the whole project completed in a day, and I think you will be very pleased with the end result.   1. Clear the past for the walkway and ensure that the ground is level 2. Install metal edging to keep the gravel within the path istelf. 3. Lay down landscaping fabric as a base for the gravel to lay on. 4. Use a wheel barrrow to begin pouring gravel ...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
How to Clean and Restain a Deck After years of exposure to the elements, and deck can lose its luster, and start to look old and faded. Rain mostly causes this damage, but there is something you can do to restore that old wood, and make it look new a vibrant again. Of coarse at first it will need thoroughly cleaned, then restained. Simply follow the steps below to clean and restain your deck, and you will be amazed at how much better it will look.   1. Mix a 1 to 1 ratio of biodegradable wood cleaner in sprayer. 2. Wet the entire deck with a garded hose. 3. Next scrub the deck with a stiff bristled brush 4. Rinse the deck with clean water 5. In a bucket, pour one part borate and 5 parts of water, and mix well using a cordless drill fitted with a paint-mixing paddle.  6. Pour the borate ...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
HOW TO REPLACE A SUBFLOOR Over time the subfloor in a shower can grow mold and start to rot, so it needs replaced before causing further damage. I am going to show you step by step how to replace it, and make everything as good as new. Simply follow the steps below, and you will be finished in now time.   1. Remove all the nails in the floor 2. Cut around the base of the floor with a reciprocating saw 3. Turn the power off so you don't risk hitting any wires that run through the floor 4. Cut all of the remaining plywood from the floor 5. Snap a chalk line in the middle of the joist to locate it as a nail line for the new floor 6. Use a circular saw to cut along the line while someone finishes ripping out the nails 7. Measure and cut the new plywood 8. Place the new plywood floor in plac...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
How to Fix Rotted Wood with Epoxy   Rotting wood can be a real pain in the neck depending on how bad it is, but did you know that you can actually save it, and prevent further rotting of the wood with a simple resin called epoxy. Epoxy is a resin capable of forming tight cross-linked polymer structures characterized by toughness, strong adhesion, and low shrinkage, used especially in surface coatings and adhesives. Below are directions how to fix rotted wood with epoxy depending on how bad the rot is.   1. Use a rotary tool fitted with a v shaped blade to grind away any of the rotting wood until you reach solid wood. 2. Scrape off any old paint with a paint scraper. 3. Mask around the area with some painters tape. 4. Apply epoxy bonding agent to the area with a thin paintbrush. 5. Squee...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
5 tips for selling an old home to young buyers Selling an old home can be tough anyways, but todays marketplace involves alot of the younger generation which is typically into more modern appeal. There are some things that you can do to your old home to make it ready for the marketplace of the younger consumer. Below are 5 tips for selling an old home to young buyers.   1.  Pre-inspect your home- Call a professional to come out and inspect the home top to bottom so that you can repair and update anything that needs it. Chances are that the buyers will probably get a home inspection before they purchase, so you want to make sure you are ready for that, so when they do there are norepairs that need to be made, and the home will have more value.   2. Buy a home warranty- A home warranty co...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Replacing an Electric Water Heater If you find that your hot water heater isn't working properly it can affect alot of things in your him like taking showers, washing clothes, and washing dishes.  Perhaps the heating element is broken, or maybe the high temperature cutoff switch has tripped. Sometimes sediment may settle within the tank, causing the heating element to fail. The pressure relief valve might have malfunctioned, causing water not to heat properly. Or the problem may be as simple as having to adjust your water heater thermostat to a higher level.     If you have ruled out the above issues, then it may be time to replace your unit. Make sure you get some help moving the old and new units, and follow the directions below:   1. First turn off the main electrical supply to the w...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Real Estate Tips-How to Epoxy Coat a Garage Floor In this post of Murfreesboro real estate tips we will be discussing how to epoxy coat a garage floor. You will need a few things to properly get this project done, and get a good result in the end.    Start by wetting the floor to check the porosity of the concrete.  Next, scrub the floor with a biodegradable degreaser, and rinse with a garden hose. Put on chemical resistant clothing, and eye goggles, and apply acid to the floor, then scrub the floor with a brush, and rinse clean with a garden hose. Now use a wet/dry vacuum to clean the floor of any grit, and allow the floor to dry. Next, mix together the 2 part epoxy and paint around the perimeter of the garage to trim it out. Now you can start rolling the epoxy onto the ga...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Murfreesboro Tennessee Experienced Realtor Are you looking to buy or sell a home in the Murfreesbro Tennessee area? If so, you are probably looking for an experienced realtor who can guide you through the process of buying or selling your home to get the most out of your investment. You want someone who knows the area well, is a good listener, and always communicates promptly and professionally.Todd Taylor of Keller Williams Realty combines over 20 years of buying and selling experience. Todd knows the area well and values his clients. He always goes above and beyond to make your experience the bext buying or selling experience possible. You can rest assured that your home is in good hands when you are buying or selling a home with Todd Taylor.    I hope you found this post useful! If y...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Why inefficient ducts can skyrocket your utility bill In homes with forced-air heating and cooling units, ducts are used to channel conditioned air throughout the home. In a typical hone, however, about 20 % of the air that moves throughout the duct system escapes through leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. The result is higher utility bills and difficulty keeping the house at a stable temp, no matter what the thermostat is set at. These are all reasons why inefficient ducts can skyrocket your utility bill. How do you know that your home has inefficient ducts? you have high summer and winter utility bills; you have rooms that are difficult to heat and cool; you have stuffy rooms that never seem to feel comfortable; your ducts are located in an attic, crawlspace, or the garage; you...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
The Easiest Way To Find Your Dream Home In Murfreesboro Tennessee Are you looking to find your dream home in the Murfreesboro Tennessee Area? Most people don't know where to begin when if comes to finding the perfect home that meets all ther needs. However, if you are looking for a home in the Middle Tennessee area, then hiring Todd Taylor of Keller Williams Realty is the easiest way to find your dream home in Murfreesboro Tennessee. Todd combined over 20 years of buying and selling experience, and he will help you find the home of your dreams in the quickest time possible, at the best price possible.   Todd's Home Database Todd first uses a database of available homes for sale so you can filter through the undesirables, and narrow your choices down before you waste alot of time driving...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Why buying new windows can save you alot of money In a typical house, about 20 percent of the heating and cooling costs are caused by heat gain or loss through the windows. I know you have heard the term throwing money out the window, but this is very true if you have old outdated wooden windows. It can actually cost you more than 20% of your heating and cooling costs, if your windows are bad enough. I know they cost money to replace, but it is worth it in the long run because you will ulitmately save more money than you spent on the windows.   Savings in Dollars If your total utility bill (gas and electric) is $2,000 a year, approximately $1,000 of that will be for heating and cooling. Approximately $200 of that is caused by heat loss or gain through the windows. Good, new energy effic...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Finding a Great Realtor Is Key To Finding Your Dream Home When you are looking for your dream home, you should consider seeking the advice from a licensed realtor who has plenty of experience selling real estate in the area that you plan on purchasing your home. House hunting is serious business, and it can be very time consuming if you don't know what to look for and don't know what is available in the area. A licensed realtor will have an online database of homes available in the area, and he or she will be able to help you narrow the choices down so you don't have to waste a lot of time looking at homes you wouldn't be interested in. This is one reason that finding a great realtor is key to finding your dream home.       Things a Realtor can do for you to find your dream home   A lic...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
How to make your home more efficient in Murfreesboro Tennessee When you own a home, it can be an expensive thing to maintain, but it can be even more expensive if you don't have an efficient home in the first place. Im this article, you are going to learn how to make your home more efficient in Murfreesboro Tennessee. There are many different things that contribute to an efficient home, such as appliances, windows, insulation, roofing, plumbing, and electrical, and there are many ways to offset the cost such as solar panels, efficient windows, and CFL bulbs, energy star appliances, and much more. Below is a diagram of an energy efficient home.        I hope you found this post about how to make your home more efficient in murfreesboro tennessee useful! If your selling your home in Middl...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Mazda engineers and creators seem to be different from the rest of the automotive industry. We don't know if it the water they drink, the food they eat or maybe its part of Mazda's Zoom Zoom culture. Intererstingly enough, the don't build the average automobile. A couple examples of this are Mazda engines like the world  famous Mazda Rotary engine, or the amazing Miller Cycle engine. Mazda seems the always be different with cars like the RX8 4 seat sports car. Being different may be hard, but it’s never boring and the result is some really amazing automobilesMazda's newest technology is called skyactiv. Its not easy to define becauss it is a mix of technology within the engine, transmission, body and chassis.    The basic technologies involve optimizing the internal combustion, cutting ...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
The Shortcut To Finding A Great Home In Murfreesboro Tennessee Are you look to buy a home in the Murfreesboro Tennessee Area? There are many great homes available, which can make the choice somewhat difficult when you have lots of choices to narrow down to the home you want to purchase. In this article, you will find the shortcut to finding a great home in Murfreesboro Tennessee. If you have ever house hunted alone without a realtor, you already know it can be time consuming, and somewhat stressful looking at all the available homes for sale.   The Shortcut To Finding A Great Home In Murfreesboro Tennessee Murfreesboro Tennessee Real Estate Agent Todd Taylor has over 20 combined years of buying and selling experience, and knows the area very well. Todd is devoted to making the buyer exp...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
The Essence Of a Good Home Buying Experience When you decide to buy a new home, you want the experience to be as fast and smooth as possible so you can get into your new home quicky at the cheapest price possible. In this article we will be discussing the essence of a good home buying experience. The are a few key factors to consider to make this work as smoothly as possible, and if you get them right it can make for an awesome homebuying experience, but if not, it can make thing long, drawn out, expensive, and stressful which I know you don't want.   Knowing What You Want This is the first thing you need to figure out before you go any further. First start by making a list of "must have's", and a list of "deal breakers". This will give you something for you and your realtor to refer ba...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Selling Tips For Middle Tennessee Home Owners If you live in the Middle Tennessee area, and you are getting ready to put your home on the market, you should find these selling tips for Middle Tennessee home owners very useful and informative. Selling your home is serious business, and you need to make sure that everything is done properly so you can get the maximum price for you home in a timely fashion.       Selling Tips For Middle Tennessee Home Owners 1. Get your home appraised to determine the value of it.   2. Contact Todd Taylor of Keller Williams Realty- Todd Combined over 20 years of buying and selling experience and he will get the maximum value from your home in the shortest time possible.   3. Wait for an offer from an interested prospect.    Todd uses cutting edge technolog...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Does Finding A Good Realtor Really Affect Your Home Purchase? When you are looking to purchase a home, it is serious business because you are spending a serious amount of money, and you wanna make sure you get everything you asked for at the best price possible, and it all starts with your realtor. I know you are already asking yourself the questions, does finding a good realtor really affect your home purchase?     Does Finding A Good Realtor Really Affect Your Home Purchase? An experienced realtor will be able to accomplish alot of things that you normally otherwise wouldn't be able to accomplish such as searching their database of available homes in the area, negotiating the price, repairs for the seller to make before you move in, and closing cost. Realtors are trained to get you wh...
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By Todd Taylor
(Keller Williams Realty - Murfreesboro TN)
Key Factors In An Efficient Home If you are looking to improve the efficiency of your home, and put more of that hard earned money into your pocket instead of it going up into thin air, then you should find this article very useful, and informing. These days with the economy like it is, you can't afford to waste any money, and one of the quickest ways to put more money in your pocket is to save money that you are already spending, and the quickest way to do so is to save energy in your home. Below are some key factors in an efficient home so you will have a better idea of what to change to save more energy.   Key Factors In An Efficient Home (Diagram)    I hope you found this post useful! If your selling your home in Middle Tennessee, or looking to buy a home please contact Todd Taylor-...
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