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Jo Wedgeworth's Blog Posts

Pros And Cons Of Buying And Selling A Home In The Winter

Pros and Cons of Buying and Selling a Home in the WinterAs with every decision in life there are pros and cons, and choosing when to buy or sell a home is no different. Many homeowners believe

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10 Smart Tips To Help You Prepare For Thanksgiving

10 Smart Tips to Help You Prepare for ThanksgivingThanksgiving is right around the corner. If you’re not quite ready yet, don’t worry — that’s why we’re here. When hosting Thanksgiving, as

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10 Fun Facts About Halloween

10 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About HalloweenNo tricks here!Halloween is a celebration of all things spooky, and in the United States it's surrounded by a few odd traditions like trick-or-treating

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6 Seasonal Decorating Tips You Can Use Year Round

During November and December, a decorating fervor sweeps through as people prepare their homes for the season. Furniture is displaced to make room for a tree, mantels and staircases are draped with

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Never Water Your Lawn

This is why you should never water your lawn, even during a heatwaveIt will save you time, energy and moneyCORNELIA DOERRGETTY IMAGESDuring hot, dry spells, your garden can start looking a little

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Fall Veggies You Can Plant

How to Plant a Fall Garden and Grow Late-Season Crops By planting your favorite fall veggies in late summer, you'll be able to harvest 'em before the cold hits.You may be in full summer-harvest,

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Hurricane Readiness

It's important to have an emergency preparedness plan ready in the event of a natural disaster. Hurricanes are considered to be the most violent storms on Earth, and they typically form close to the

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When Do The Seasons Start In 2019 And 2020

CELEBRATE THE FIRST DAYS OF FALL, WINTER, SPRING, AND SUMMERWhen do the four seasons—autumn, winter, spring, and summer—start? Here are your equinox and solstice dates for 2019 and

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Fall Bloomers For Your Southern Garden

True that warmer zones do not get the calendar-image, brilliant fall colors of chillier ones. What they do get is a full-on show of exotic, flowery, and altogether mesmerizing plants. Here are five

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Should I Buy A House With A Swimming Pool

Thinking of buying a house with a swimming pool or installing one in your current home? You’ll need to carefully consider all aspects of pool ownership before taking the plunge. While owning a

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Ways To Beat The Back To School Blues

It’s time for your kids to sharpen their pencils as they head back into the classroom. The mid-year holidays are over and while parents may be harboring some secret joy as their kids are taken off

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Yellow Watermelon For A Change

Here's WhatMakes It SpecialThis isn't your ordinary watermelon.The reddish-pink color of a watermelon is reminiscent of the heat of summer days and picnics with the family. But people are starting

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Overcoming Procrastination

           We talk to ourselves all the time in our minds. Even when we're not paying attention, these relentless mental debates deeply influence our feelings and,

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You Should Hire A Realtor To Sell Your Home

There’s a reason nearly 90% of sellers use a listing agent: Selling a home takes time, knowledge of neighborhood trends, and negotiating skills. So while eliminating the agent’s

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The ULTIMATE Spring Cleaning Checklist

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning ChecklistThe weather is getting warm, our energy is skyrocketing, and we’re ready to get our homes clean and organized!Take advantage of this newfound energy and make

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Spring Planting Guide

It's not too late to add a splash of color to your garden. If you didn't get your bulbs planted in the fall, don't worry. You can still get some plants going this spring. These plants are perfect

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Getting Preapproved For A Home Loan

Before you start looking for a home, you should know how much a lender will loan you. That’s where mortgage preapproval comes in.So, how to get preapproved for a mortgage? As you get ready to

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8 Tips To Reduce Moving Anxiety

8 Tips to Reduce Moving Anxiety1. Start Packing EarlyStart early with your packing by planning what you’re going to take with you to your new house, what’s staying behind/going to charity or and

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7 Mortgage Fears

7 Mortgage Fears --That Sideline HomebuyersMore than 7 of every 10 applicants get the financing they need — and the home they want — according to data compiled by Ellie Mae, a

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The 1st Step To Home Buying

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often

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