EASY TIPS TO HELP YOU WELCOME SPRING AND MAKE POSITIVE CHANGES TO YOUR LIFESTYLE
- Swap out winter clothing for lighter, brighter spring attire
- Open windows to let in fresh air and bring in some plants or flowers to add some color to your space.
- Clean and organize your living space to give it a fresh start.
- Plan outdoor activities such as picnics, hiking or gardening to enjoy the warmer weather.
- Start incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables into your meals to align with the season.
- Take advantage of the longer days by adjusting your sleep schedule and getting more sunlight.
- Make time for self-care and relaxation.
- Set new goals for the season and work towards achieving them.
- Switch up your workout routine and try something new.
- Spend time with friends and family in the sunshine.
- Incorporate spring cleaning into your routine to de-clutter and refresh your space.
- Get active and start exercising outside whether it's going for a run or practicing yoga in the park.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and incorporating herbal teas or fruit-infusing water.
- Embrace the change and allow yourself to feel rejuvenated and renewed with the arrival of spring.
SPRING HOME DECOR: BRING THE OUTDOORS IN
- Incorporate natural elements such as plants, flowers and greenery into your decor.
- Use natural materials like wood, stone and wicker to add warmth and texture to your home
- Choose spring colors such as pastel shades and bright hues to add vibrancy to your decor.
- Add spring-inspired artwork and decor such as prints of flowers and birdhouses to your walls.
THE BENEFITS OF BUYING OR SELLING IN THE SPRING: EXPERT INSIGHTS
Here are some expert insights on the benefits of buying or selling in the spring:
- More inventory: Spring typically brings an uptick in the number of homes for sale, which means buyers have more options to choose from. This can also be beneficial for sellers, as there may be less competition in the market.
- Better weather: Spring weather is generally more pleasant than winter or summer, making it a more enjoyable time to go house hunting or host open houses.
- Higher home values: According to Zillow, homes sold in the spring tend to sell for more money than those sold in other seasons. This is likely due to the increased demand and competition in the market.
- Faster sales: Homes sold in the spring also tend to sell faster than those sold in other seasons. This can be beneficial for both buyers and sellers, as it can help expedite the buying or selling process.
- Tax refunds: Many buyers use their tax refunds to help fund their down payments or closing costs, which can make spring a popular time to buy.
Overall, there are many benefits to buying or selling in the spring. Whether you're a buyer or a seller, it's important to work with a trusted real estate gent who can help guide you through the process and ensure a successful transaction.
CELEBRATING MOTHER'S DAY: GIFT IDEAS AND WAYS TO SHOW APPRECIATION
Mother's Day is a special day to show appreciation for all the things that our mothers do for us. Here are some gift ideas and ways to celebrate this day:
- Write a heartfelt letter or card expressing your love and gratitude.
- Cook her favorite meal or take her out to a restaurant.
- Buy her flowers or a thoughtful gift that she will appreciate.
- Spend quality time with her doing something she enjoys.
- Help her with chores or tasks around the house.
- Surprise her with a spa day or massage.
- Plan a family outing or activity that she will enjoy.
- Simply tell her how much you love and appreciate her.
Remember, it's not about the size or cost of the gift, but the thought and effort behind it that truly shows appreciation for all that our mothers do.
- 2 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra for brushing over the pastry
- bunch spring onions, sliced into 3 cm pieces
- 250g frozen spinach
- 6 ready-cooked chicken thighs (or see tip below)
- 350 ml hot chicken stock
- 1/2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
- 200g frozen peas
- 200ml half-fat creme fraiche
- 1/2 small bunch tarragon, leaves finely chopped
- small bunch parsley, finely chopped
- 270g pack filo pastry
- Heat over to 400 degrees. Heat the oil in a large, shallow casserole dish on a medium heat. Add the spring onions and fry for 3 mins, then stir in the frozen spinach and cook for 2 mins or until it's starting to wilt. Remove the skin from the chicken nd discard. Shred the chicken off the bone and into the pan, then discard the bones. Stir in the stock and mustard. Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 5-10 mins.
- Stir in the peas, creme fraiche and herbs, then remove from the heat. Scrunch the filo pastry sheets over the mixture, brush with a little oil and bake for 15-20 mins or until golden brown.
FEBRUARY MARKET TREND
We are seeing more price reductions in the last 30 days making this an ideal time to purchase! If you have any questions or would want to learn more about what these market patterns represent and what they mean for a home buyer/seller, please text or call us at 208-684-0000. We'd love to talk!
OUR MAIN GOAL IS TO HAVE A HAPPY CLIENT AT THE END OF THE TRANSACTION AND WE DO THAT THROUGH CONSISTENT AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION COMBINED WITH OUR PRECISE AND UNIQUE MARKETING STRATEGIES.