Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Four years ago, my customers renovated the kitchen in their new home (shout out to Briana and Daniel.) They were the first ones I knew who installed luxury vinyl plank. Not only is it attractive and easy to clean, but water cannot damage it. Since then I have had...
Estate Planning

Estate Planning

You had a will prepared in another state and then moved here. Did you know there could be a problem with probate? According to John Miller, attorney and owner of Rock Solid Law, Florida is particularly tough compared to other states, so it would a very good idea to...
Duplex Outlet Cover

Duplex Outlet Cover

When we moved into our condo, we inherited black granite countertops. (Note to all: never, never install black granite unless you can live with every little crumb showing up like a beacon in the night.) Smack dab in the middle of the black granite backsplash were 2...
Samplize

Samplize

Did you ever wonder why the final paint color on your wall didn’t match the paint chip you chose? It’s because paint chips are printed, not painted, and why everyone from designers to paint stores recommend testing with real paint. But then you have to buy a quart (or...
Gold Star Adjusters

Gold Star Adjusters

A customer’s home in Vilano Beach was severely flooded during Hurricane Irma to the tune of over $100,000 in damages. He told me that he used a Public Adjuster to settle the claim and it resulted in his receiving $40,000 more than his insurance company offered.  After...
Real Estate Lessons

Real Estate Lessons

This house just came on the market last week. It’s a lovely property with an in-ground pool, but I couldn’t get over the picture of the landscaping in the front yard. Bet the neighbors aren’t too happy either. (Remind me to share the story of our neighbor in Chicago...
DIY Granite Cleaner

DIY Granite Cleaner

Fancy granite cleaners are expensive and don’t do a better job than this homemade version I found on Pinterest. Also, there is nothing toxic in it, a big plus. The recipe is: 1 ½ cups water, 3 tablespoons rubbing alcohol, 1 teaspoon castile soap. I bought the spray...