Entries by DeLeon Team

Buying A Condo Now

  Many first-time homebuyers often debate whether they should buy a condo or townhome now, or wait a few years so that they can buy their ideal home in their preferred location. Others contemplate the options of buying a condo or townhouse in their desired location versus buying a single-family home in a less desirable […]

Game Plan For Home Renovations

Creating a water-tight game plan is crucial when working on home improvements or renovations. Four fundamental steps should typically be followed in order to build a successful renovation plan. First, gather ideas and concepts for your home. Next, calculate your budget. Third, recruit your renovation team and, finally, establish a realistic timeline. Following these steps […]

Rebates and Freebies for Your Water Conservation Efforts

  In the preparation and maintenance of your home for the coming year, you may want to consider taking some water conservation steps such as retrofitting your sprinkler system with high-efficiency nozzles, hooking up your clothes washer to a graywater system, replacing your washer or toilet with a high efficiency model, installing a rain barrel, […]

Tips for Creating Personal Style

Style is the expression of an aesthetic, whether in writing, film, music, or interior environments. Ideally, the style expresses the personality of the inhabitant. Below are 5 design principles you can use to create spaces that are personally congruent and visually impactful. 1. Identify What Resonates  Identify a few aesthetic qualities to which you are […]

Liquidated Damages, Initial with Care!

These days, it seems like every small transaction requires long and complex forms filled with legal jargon. It is often difficult to tell exactly what certain contract provisions mean, and even harder to understand how the provisions operate. This may be somewhat acceptable if you are purchasing the newest cell phone, but much riskier if […]

How to Furnish a Great Room

A Great Room is a hot, new trend in combining the functions of the family room, the living room, and even the kitchen, into one large space. While this configuration can be open and flexible for entertaining and daily life, it can be a challenge to furnish. If you are furnishing a great room in […]

Ideas for Outdoor Living

With summer upon us, getting your outdoor spaces looking beautiful doesn’t have to be stressful and demanding. No matter how big or small your outdoor space is, here are some helpful and simple ideas that can get you ready for some low maintenance entertaining and relaxing with family and friends! When looking at your outdoor […]