Transform Your Home Workspace

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A modern cozy home office interior design with computer desk and office chair. an arm chair, interior rug and a window view.

Setting up your workspace can be challenging if you don’t know where to begin. Here are some tips for transforming your home space into a workspace.

Source: Transform Your Home Workspace

DIY Home Decor For Spring

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There’s no better time than now to revamp your home. Instead of shopping for new pieces, enhance your decor with these easy DIYs.

Source: DIY Home Decor For Spring

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Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

During this challenging time that we all face, Bruce and I are still working hard for you.  Ebby Halliday Realtors has primarily been a virtual company as well as having offices all over Texas.  We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs – anywhere in East Texas as well as the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. We specialize in waterfront lake properties and rural areas.  If you are looking for more space for you and your family let’s talk.  Our website (Click here to view) has alot of information about our big state of Texas and all the possibilities available to settle down in.| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com 469.249.2034 |

Breaking Down Home Maintenance: The Costs, Timelines

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The average bill for sustaining a house each year is about $16,000. So where does it all go?

Source: Breaking Down Home Maintenance: The Costs, Timelines | Realtor Magazine

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

3 Bathroom Trends Homeowners Might Want to Avoid

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Whether it’s redoing the tub or replacing tiles, owners shouldn’t try to be too trendy or it could create an unintended effect.

Source: 3 Bathroom Trends Homeowners Might Want to Avoid | Realtor Magazine

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

Open House in Plano Sat & Sun 2-4pm

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You are INVITED to an Open House this Saturday 03/25 & Sunday 03/26 from 2-4pm

WHERE:  3605 Dumond Place, Plano TX 75025  (Just off Legacy & Marchmann Way.)

This lovely 5 bedroom, 4 bath home with 4409 square feet features open living with soaring ceilings, large kitchen, 2 living areas, a sunny patio room, formal dining, and a wet bar (or coffee bar) and an upstairs loft library.  There is so much space for a large family and for entertaining.  There is even a swimming pool in the back yard.  Very little yard maintenance is needed here.

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

What to Clean While Home is For Sale

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Executing a deep clean before putting your home on the market will not only help it shine, but it will make tidiness easier to maintain between showings. Here are some power-cleaning tips to try.

  • Clean windows make a huge difference.
  • Remove window screens and place them outside on a tarp or other clean, waterproof surface. Use a garden hose, an all-purpose cleaner, and a soft brush to gently clean the screens. You don’t need anything special to polish up window glass; just mix a solution of one part white vinegar to eight parts water, plus a drop or two of dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle. Wipe with newspaper to avoid streaks. (Washing on a cloudy day also reduces streaking.)
  • The fridge is the most common source of kitchen smells.  Check the drip tray underneath your refrigerator and wash out any standing water from defrosting. Scrub the inside of the fridge with a baking soda and water solution. Activated charcoal in the fridge can help keep odors at bay.
  • Think outside the house.  It’s amazing the difference a sparkling entryway makes to your home’s curb appeal. Wipe down your front door, give the doormat a good shake/vacuum, and make sure dust and dirt haven’t collected on outdoor furniture. Use a pressure washer to give your driveway and garage floor a good cleaning. The acidity in dark cola drinks can help remove oil, rust, and grease stains, along with a little elbow grease.
  • Target the Bathroom.  For tile floors, apply your usual cleaner and then run a wet/dry vac, which will suck contaminants out of the grout.  Pour a quarter cup each of baking soda and vinegar down the drains, leaving the concoction overnight, then flush with boiling water. Clean soap scum and mildew from plastic shower curtains by tossing them into your washer on the gentle cycle in cold water, with detergent and ½ cup vinegar (if mildew is present, add ½ cup of bleach instead of vinegar). Put a couple of large towels into the machine to act as scrubbers. Allow the curtain to drip-dry on the rod.
  • Make your bed better.  Vacuum mattresses and box springs, and then rotate and flip over. Do the same for removable furniture cushions.  This is also a great time to wash or dry-clean the dust ruffle and mattress pad. Add new loft to a lumpy comforter by having two people vigorously shake the quilt up and down to redistribute stuffing.
  • Wash the walls.  Grease, smoke, and dust can adhere to walls and make even the best decorating look dingy. Resist the temptation to spot-clean since it will make the rest of the wall look dirtier. Mop walls using a general-purpose cleaner diluted with hot water. Start at the top corner of the wall to avoid drips. Don’t press too hard, and rinse the mop head frequently in clean water. Use melamine foam cleaner to erase scuffs and stains.

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

Pretty and Spacious Home in Gun Barrel City – Under Contract in less than 24 hours

Everything is bigger in Texas and so is this home.  Move in ready home.  There are 2 living areas.  Open floor plan with living, kitchen and dining.  Large kitchen with lots of counter space and cabinets including pantry.    The bedrooms are split.  The master suite is on one side with bedroom, a sitting room that is large enough to use as an office/nursery.  Huge master bathroom with 2 sinks, garden tub, separate shower and large walk in close with built in drawers.  On the other side of the home is the 2nd living with fireplace, 3 bedrooms and a full bath.  The backyard is fenced and includes decks, gardens and a pond.  Two car detached garage and a gravel RV pad with an electric and sewer hook up.  This bright & airy, immaculate, double wide manufactured home has so much space you won’t believe it.

Click here to view the listing.

MLS#   –   80152, 80151 & 13465433  Listed by Debbie Schwanbeck, cell 469.249.2034, debbies@ebby.com, & Bruce Schwanbeck, cell 469.283.8656 BruceS@ebby.com Realtor ® Ebby Halliday Realtors, DebbieSchwanbeck.ebby.com and CedarCreekLakeTeam.com