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4 Holiday Decorating Styles to Sleigh Your Holidays

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

 

By Jenn Armbruster

Time to deck the halls! As your real estate agent, I will help you find a home that matches your life with your style and the same goes for holiday decorations. How would you describe your holiday decorating style? I’ve rounded up four styles that are sure to bring comfort and joy to you and yours this Christmas season.

White Christmas
The monochromatic aesthetic of a white, Christmas-themed holiday decor is sophisticated and elegant. To fend off the critics who think the style is too cold, add in some blankets, fluffy pillows and comfy rugs. Flocked trees, which are making a comeback, are a perfect complement to this style.

 

 

 

 

Traditional

If you’re more of a holiday purist, decorating with traditional Christmas decor helps bring the holidays home. The reds and greens of the season make a space feel warm and joyful. Traditional decorations are often timeless, so don’t feel guilty about splurging on pieces that you love to display year after year. Candles, bells, candy canes and garland are the classics that work well if this is your decorating style. Going traditional doesn’t mean you have to have a real tree — artificial trees are more cost-effective and (some would argue) don’t take anything away from the traditional Christmas spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

Rustic
You already brought the outdoors inside when you picked out a Christmas tree — so, go ahead — continue the theme and create a rustic Christmas wonderland. Texture is important to a rustic style — wood, wool and burlap offer a neutral palette to layer in natural elements. Feeling crafty? Try building this DIY advent tree.

 

 

 

 

Colorful
Time to get merry and bright. Colorful Christmas trees and decor bring whimsy and cheer to the holidays. You can stick with one color or go all out by mixing color schemes together. And what about a rainbow Christmas tree? This decorating style has no rules – it’s all about having fun.

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of your real estate needs. For more information or to schedule a showing, visit www.winstonrealtygroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you'll be glad we're your real estate professionals.

Cuddle Up and Get Cozy: 10 of the Most Fab Winter Must-Haves!

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

 

By Lexi Rhein

It seems everything Oprah touches turns to gold-personalities who appear on her show go on to become superstars and book authors become overnight best-sellers. Lucky audience members are stunned to learn they nabbed seats and 15-minutes of fame on a surprise episode of Oprah’s Favorite Things that airs every November. If you’re anything like me, you love a good list of favorites. So, in the spirit of all things cuddly and cozy, here are my top-10 winter must-haves:

Foot-warming hedgehog

This item needs no description because…just look at it! Awww, a foot-warming hedgehog? Sign me up.

 
 
 
 
 
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The Ultimate Slanket

We love the Ultimate Slanket, it’s your guilty pleasure Snuggie-style blanket. Versatile enough to move with you during your Netflix binges.

 

 

 

 

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Chunky Knit Blanket

This Instagram phenom is sure to catch the attention of your followers, while also providing the ultimate cuddle zone. Win-win in my cozy book.

 
 
 
 
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The Soup Bible

What is better on a cold day than some warm soup? A soup guide gives you over 200 options of all the soup your heart could desire, of course!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Pammy Panda USB-Wired Handwarmers

Stay cute and warm with these cute little panda handwarmers that keep you in style and snuggled-up during those colder days in the office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Huggaroo Microwaveable Heated Neck Pad

Take the stress right out of your life, if only for a short time-don’t think, just buy! This neck warmer relaxes you and offers a relaxing smell of lavender aromatherapy.

 

 

 

 

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The Mat Walk

A bathmat with slippers built right in? What?! Walk with cushion comfort without slipping while wiping up a wet floor AND keeping your feet warm? All post-shower? Perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

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Plush, Heated Fleece Sherpa

Extremely soft and heated blanket equals the dynamic duo of the winter snuggles.

 

 

 

 

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Dark Brown Hot Cookie Coaster and USB Mug Warmer

I found the cutest way to desk drink your hot cocoa or tea at the office, while keeping your mug toasty warm. This bad-boy keeps your winter drinks hot and your holiday spirits high.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mae Fuzzy One-Strap Slipper

These fluffy angels will keep your toes warm and looking luxurious all at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of your real estate needs. For more information or to schedule a showing, visit www.winstonrealtygroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you'll be glad we're your real estate professionals.

Sellers Find Fall is the New, Sneaky Selling Season

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Summer is traditionally thought of as the best time to buy and sell a home. But, just because the cold weather is approaching and people are getting cozy by their fires, doesn’t mean there aren’t sneaky advantages to going against the grain to sell your home. Here are some reasons to consider fall as the new selling season!

People Move All the Time

Just because the most popular time of the year to move is in spring and summer, does not mean it’s the only time to sell. There are countless reasons why people move and they can spring up anytime of the year – Mom or Dad gets a new job, families move to be closer to relatives or Grandpa retires. The demand for houses is there. Buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase this autumn season! If you’re a seller, get ready for those fall buyers.

Buyers are Looking for Deals

The warmer months are more popular to purchase a home, but there are surprise discounts and perks that have homebuyers searching in other seasons too. As a seller, be aware of the benefits buyers will find if they wait until the fall. There are year-end tax breaks, cheaper moving prices and quicker transactions. Buyers want to be in their new homes for the holidays, that means quicker and simpler closings – huge incentives can entice buyers to purchase a home that is listed in the fall.

No Need to Compete

It’s a myth that no one wants to sell or buy in the fall, so your competition steps out of the game. Take advantage of a less crowded housing market and set the price confidently. Housing inventory is leaning towards a sellers-market, so get out there and sell! Prepare the home to be the ultimate fall oasis: pumpkins everywhere, curb appeal at an all-time high and stage the inside like you work for HGTV. Buyers will be impressed, sellers will rejoice – that’s a score in the fall season.

Look no further to find an experienced agent than Heidi Winston. I can help you take the stress out of selling your home this fall.

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of your real estate needs. For more information or to schedule a showing, visit www.winstonrealtygroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you'll be glad we're your real estate professionals.

Top 7 Home Preps to Tackle Before Fall Temps Drop

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Ahhhh, fall – the air turns crisp and cool, yellow patches of leaves appear to take over the treetops and you’re prepped for sweater weather. But, is your home ready for the season? Whether you do the dirty work yourself or hire out, RE/MAX put together a checklist to help you tackle fall home preparations that can make a big difference of how your home handles the season.

  1. Get your mind in the gutter. If you’re not on top of clogged gutters, you’re just asking for water damage. Water with nowhere to go can lead to exterior and foundation damage and maybe even a flooded basement. It’s a dirty job, but you can do it-or hire it out.
  2. Check the chimney. While you’re up on the roof and the weather’s still calm-check your chimney for damage. Search for loose or broken joints and if the flue cap is still in place. Now’s the time to also attend to any damaged roof shingles or flashing.
  3. Let’s get physical. Once the temperatures begin to drop, you’ll crank up that furnace and put it through quite a workout. Make sure it’s ready to handle the workload by replacing the filter and keep all the vents open so heat can circulate throughout your home.
  4. Turn off outdoor plumbing. Blow out sprinkler systems, drain outdoor faucets and cover them to protect them from the freezing weather to come.
  5. Clean outdoor furniture and gardening tools. Don’t let the harsh fall and winter weather get to your outdoor furniture and garden gadgets. Give them a quick clean up so they are ready for storage over the winter.
  6. Stay safe out there. Fall is a good reminder to perform an annual check of the safety features in your home. Make sure the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors get fresh batteries, check the fire extinguisher or replace if it’s six years or older and take this chance to update or practice your fire escape plans.
  7. Pre-plan for spring-blooms. Fall is the perfect time to plant bulbs for a big pay off in the spring. Set your sights on a spot in your yard that gets full sun and get digging.

Looking for that perfect home to be in charge of your own home maintenance? Look no further than http://www.winstonrealtygroup.com/ so I can help make your dream of owning your own home a reality.

4 Ways to Get Your Fireplace Ready for Fall

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Is there anything cozier than snuggling up beside the fireplace in fall? With the whisper of cool fall air coming soon, staying inside and watching the crackle of the fire in your favorite comfy spot is the probably something you have been thinking about. The thought of fresh pumpkin spice everything, warm apple pies and a fuzzy blanket to curl up in is enough to get the firewood ready right now!

Before you start sipping on the cider, get your fireplace ready for fall with these four unique ideas from RE/MAX.

  1. Add fire to your fireplace
    Get creative! You can go as simple as a candle sitting on the mantel – to different sized candles in glass containers at different heights. The sparkle and the yummy scents will bring dimension, style and great smells to the room and help your fireplace feel like the epicenter of all things fall. Pro tip: try the Brown Sugar Chestnut Candle to get your house smelling extra nice for the season.
  2. Signs are in!
    You can’t go into a store today without seeing a customizable sign. Take a simple frame with slots for letters and spell out your favorite quote. Or, go a little deeper and get a chalk style board, adding your personal touch with handwriting and design. Add a family saying, your favorite verse from the song you can’t stop singing, or just a word of encouragement will lighten up the mantel and bring smiles all around.
  3. Fall Flowers
    Dress up your mantel with festive fall flowers. From the dollar store to a ritzy florist, you can find the orange, yellow and rustic brown hues you desire. Grab an old mason jar as a vase and start putting together the fall colored flower arrangement that is sure to grab any guest’s attention. Pro tip: string together some fake leaves and wrap them around the edge of the mantel to pull together the entire look!
  4. Pumpkins, everywhere!
    No fall mantel would be complete without a traditional pumpkin or 12 sitting strategically across the top. With fake fruit or real, the traditional look of a few beautiful orange pumpkins on the mantel captures the epitome of fall. Aside from pumpkins, is the idea of switching out the ordinary for a different, yet equally seasonal move. Change out the pumpkins for apples! A subtle switch can give your mantel the envy of neighbors.

Looking for more fireplace fun? Check out this blog on how to keep your beautiful fireplace safe this fall!

If you are in the market for a house that comes with the perfect fireplace to curl up next too, you’ve come to the right place – reach out to us at Winston Realty Group because we will only recommend what’s right for you.

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of your real estate needs. For more information or to schedule a showing, visit www.winstonrealtygroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you'll be glad we're your real estate professionals.

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Just Listed - 5544 Green Ferry Avenue, Las Vegas! Offered at $389,999

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Awesome home. Two RV Parking Spaces, one in the front and one behind the gate. Large pool and spa with oversized stucco covered patio with two ceiling fans. Two waterfalls spill from the spa to the pool. Four bedrooms and spacious loft, two full bathrooms and one half bath. Large kitchen with granite, maple cabinets, new backsplash, newer stainless steel appliances and HUGE walk-in pantry. Kitchen offers a great view of the backyard pool and spa. Kitchen nook offers great space for everyday dining.

Family room offers great space for relaxing, play room for kids or space for your pool table. A spacious living room and powder room complete the main level. New wood floors, new carpet and diagonal tile. Freshly painted. New baseboards. Spindle staircase. French doors lead into the spacious master bedroom, which also features a private balcony and a large walk-in closet. The master bath offers dual sinks, a soaking tub and separate shower. Ceiling fans in all of the bedrooms. Stainless refrigerator and front load washer and dryer are included.

Desert landscape. New Kinetico water softener. NEST System. Security cameras. Low maintenance landscaping. Large concrete pad in the backyard provides lots of options. Super large covered patio with three ceiling fans and a private backyard with lots of room for enjoyment. Great location near parks with walking trails and kids play area, shopping, 215 freeway and Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases.

For more information or to see more photos of the home, click here

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of your real estate needs. For more information or to schedule a showing, visit www.winstonrealtygroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you'll be glad we're your real estate professionals.

Just Listed - 7920 Anaheim Mountain Avenue, Las Vegas!

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Three bedrooms plus loft upstairs. Two full baths and one half bath. 2-car garage. Experience your wonderful courtyard with fountain as you walk up to your front door. Neutral colors throughout the home. Tile in kitchen and bathrooms.

 

 

 

Beautiful granite, maple cabinets and black appliances in the kitchen. Crown molding. Open floor plan on main level. Easily access the dining area from the kitchen and the patio from the dining area. Huge great room overlooks the backyard and has lots of natural light.

Covered patio in the backyard is surrounded by trees. Large master bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite bath. Ceiling fans in the all bedrooms and loft. Washer, dryer and refrigerator. Finished garage with epoxy floors. Located near Mountain’s Edge parks, playgrounds and trails. 

For more information or to see more photos of the home, click here


Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of your real estate needs. For more information or to schedule a showing, visit www.winstonrealtygroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you'll be glad we're your real estate professionals.

 

Just Listed! 5061 North West Ray Frank Boulevard, Pahrump, NV - Offered at $199,999

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Great 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home. 2 car garage. One-story located just a few minutes from the Las Vegas Valley. This looks new and offers great design touches. Arches. White appliances. Lots of Storage.

 

 

 

 

Granite Like Counters. Oak Cabinets. Vaulted ceilings. Long driveway. Desert landscape. Covered patio. Beautiful Mountain Views. Formal dining room area. Open floor plan. Sitting room can be used for a living room, game room for the grand piano. Seller wants it sold today.

For more information or to see more photos of the home, click here

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of your real estate needs. For more information or to schedule a showing, visit www.winstonrealtygroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you'll be glad we're your real estate professionals. 

 

Just Listed - 2773 Morning Meadow Court, Las Vegas - Offered at $250,000!

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Awesome 1 Story Model home. New carpet. Vaulted ceilings. 3-Car Garage that was finished by the builder with canned lights and drywall. The builder enclosed the eaves so there is no exposed wood to take care of. Open floorplan. Kitchen offers huge walk-in pantry, tiled flooring, island for additional storage, upgraded raised panel maple cabinets and refrigerator. French doors from the kitchen nook lead to the back patio.

 

 

 

A gas fireplace surrounded with a rock facade and new carpet complete the spacious family room. Pot shelves create a nice space for you to display your treasures. New carpet in the living room and nice architectural touches too. Many ceiling fans throughout the home. Three bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and all new carpet. Mirrored closet doors.

Large master bedroom with walk-in closet and pot shelf. Jetted soaking tub, double sinks, makeup table, private toilet and separate shower in the master bathroom. Laundry room with Washer and Dryer and maple cabinets. Private backyard with covered patio and mature trees. The front of the home has a covered porch as well. This home is surrounded by Mountain views, has natural grass with concrete curbing, mature shrubs plus a rose garden. 

For more information or to see more photos of the home, click here

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of you real estate needs! For more information or to schedule a showing, visit www.winstonrealtygroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you'll be glad we're your real estate professionals. 

 

New on the Market-5716 Breckenridge Street, North Las Vegas

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Wow!! Awesome home. Tons of upgrades. Maple cabinets, oversized kitchen, granite countertops, island, walk-in and butlers pantry. Stainless appliances. Tile flooring throughout. Vaulted ceiling. Very open. Great room.

Wonderful home for entertaining with an open floor plan that flows from the great room to the kitchen. New light fixtures. Remodeled bathrooms with raised basin sinks and new tile surround showers. Large loft.

Four bedrooms. 3-Car Garage. New white spindle staircase. Fresh paint inside and outside. Solar panels lower your utility bills and are paid off. Natural light. Access the large patio from the great room. Lots of room in the backyard for you to relax or entertain. Dog run. Gated community with park.

To see more photos or for more information, click here

Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing. Visit www.WinstonRealtyGroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you’ll be glad we’re Your Real Estate professionals!

 

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