Pet Safety Tips for the 4th of July

In the Springfield, MO area many of us enjoy our pets and firework displays, but firework displays are not safe for pets.  We should all pay attention to some pet safety tips to keep our furry friends safe. Like many Americans, you may be planning to have a festive Fourth of July. Along with bbq’s … Read more

4th of July Fireworks Shows Around the Ozarks

The 4th of July is a great time of the year, full of backyard BBQ’s, lazy days at Table Rock Lake, and fireworks.  What can be more American than that?

If you are wanting to upgrade your backyard for BBQ’s or find that new lake house for future Holiday celebrations please don’t hesitate to call me at 417-693-3254 or email me at Brice@BriceDavis.com.  If you have some time and just want to search for homes online visit BriceDavis.com.

With the 4th of July approaching there are celebrations happening all around the Ozarks.  Below is a list of several fireworks displays around the Ozarks.  There are many opportunities to watch the night sky to light up celebrating Independence Day.

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Boom! 4th of July Holiday Fireworks Shows

4th of July weekend guide
There are plenty of places to go for the 4th!

The 4th of July is one of my favorite times of the year, full of backyard BBQ’s, lazy days at Table Rock Lake, and fireworks.  What can be more American than that?

If you are wanting to upgrade your backyard for BBQ’s or find that new lake house for future Holiday celebrations please don’t hesitate to call me at 417-693-3254 or email me at Brice@BriceDavis.com.  If you have some time and just want to search for homes online visit BriceDavis.com.

With the holiday weekend approaching there are celebrations happening all around the Ozarks.  Below is a list of several fireworks displays around the Ozarks.  There are many opportunities to watch the night sky to light up celebrating Independence Day.

Read moreBoom! 4th of July Holiday Fireworks Shows

Best Return on Investment for Home Projects

Return on Investment

Which home remodel projects get the best return on investment?  As a Realtor, it’s a question I get asked quite often.  Kitchens and bathrooms steal the renovation spotlight, but are not necessarily the best return on investment when you sell your home.

The trade magazine for builders and contractors, “Remodeling” has been tracking the cost vs value added since 2002.  The projects that consistently rank the highest have four common characteristics:

  • Low maintenance
  • Good quality – but not necessarily the highest
  • Energy efficient
  • Not too costly

The top 5 projects with the best return on investment.

What is the top return on your investment?  Replacing your front door year in and year out, is the winner. 

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Saving Money – Home Energy Efficiency Tips

There are lots of things that can be done to increase home energy efficiency and save you money.  While some are simple, others are more complex and might require the help of a professional.

Some of the more simple tips include taking the cover plates off your light switches and placing a rubber gasket and replacing the cover plate.  Lots of air seeps through the walls and this helps to prevent that.  Check for air leaks around all doors, windows, fireplaces, attic access, ceilings, light fixtures, and electrical outlets.  Check and replace worn weather stripping around windows and doors.

Adding additional insulation in the attic is a very cost effective way to cut down on your monthly utilities.  This is a quick way to greatly increase the energy efficiency of your home.   Install attic air barriers such as wind baffles along the entire attic eave help ensure proper air flow from soffit to attic.  This will help control moisture in the attic and reduce your summer cooling costs.  If your home still feels cold in the winter and hot in the summer you may need to add insulation and home wraps to your exterior walls.  This is a little more difficult and may require

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