In general, the word “improvement” means something that enhances value or utility. In real estate, an improvement is defined as a specific and permanent change to a property that enhances that property’s value, utility, or desirability. In real estate lingo, that usually means a building like a home, office building, shop, or garage. However, when we talk about land, improvements can take many forms which, more often than not, don’t involve buildings. If you are looking to “improve” your property, here are a few ideas that will not only … [Read more...]

Give the Wildlife a Place to Live

For every person who loves seeing wildlife on their property, there is another who tries everything to keep critters out.  I know many who spends thousands on landscaping only to see their money chewed up over night.  I agree, that wouldn't make me happy.   More and more, we are hearing about wildlife in the most unlikely of places, but for most of us, we aren't really surprised to find the deer have eaten our daisies.  That being the case, instead of fighting it, why not create a backyard habitat for the creatures who have either been … [Read more...]