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A Big Decision – Whether I Should Buy or Lease a Horse

Welcome to The Barker Team Equine Properties page.   I hope you are all getting in some good riding time and preparing for the shows that are finally beginning to open up again.  I know I am ready to get going! I had planned to purchase a new horse this spring, but...

Welcome

Welcome

This is my first blog! I’m going to try to mix it up and keep it interesting. Regularly, I will be giving you some tips for buying an equine property and sometimes just share some “horse talk.” I’m also going to post some videos of local equine facilities. I’m going...

Equine Land Considerations With Pam Burkitt

This week's video, Pam Burkitt from The Barker Team Realtors talks about the things you need to consider when purchasing land for equestrian needs. 🤔🏞🐴✅ #TheBarkerTeamRealtors #TipOfTheWeek #Equine

Vacant Home Protection

Vacant Home Protection

Protecting Vacant Homes          Whether you are selling a vacant home or going to be away from your home for an extended period of time, the following items will help to protect and preserve your property in your absence! Winterize your plumbing.  This is one of the...

When should a buyer complete their home inspections?

When should a buyer complete their home inspections?

When should a buyer complete their home inspections? A common question that The Barker Team is often asked by buyers is “When do we complete our inspections – before or after we go into contract on a home?”.    Inspections are a very important aspect of buying a home...

Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Winter Home Maintenance Tips             There’s always so much to do when winter rolls around. The winter gear needs brought out and the warm weather stuff needs put away, the shovels and windshield scrapers need to be handy, and most importantly your house needs the...

DIY Kitchen Remodeling on a Budget: 5 Money-Saving Steps

DIY Kitchen Remodeling on a Budget: 5 Money-Saving Steps

DIY Kitchen Remodeling on a Budget: 5 Money-Saving Steps By: Gretchen Roberts Published: January 19, 2012 Can't afford an entire kitchen remodel in one fell swoop? You can complete the work in 5 budget-saving stages (and still cook dinner during the down time). Major...

You Only Think It’s True: 3 Myths Costing You Time and Money

You Only Think It’s True: 3 Myths Costing You Time and Money

Written by: LEANNE POTTS Myth 1: A Lemon Is a Great Way to Clean a Disposal Fact: While wanting to use natural cleaners is admirable, all of them will damage your disposal and pipes over time. The lemon’s acidic juice will corrode the metal parts of your disposal. The...

The Everything Guide to Buying Your First Home

Published: February 27, 2018 How to find exactly what you want, and how to work with the experts who’ll help you get it. So you’re thinking about buying your first home. Your very own house (and mortgage). A place to call — and make — your own. It’s a big move,...

8 Tips for Finding Your New Home

8 Tips for Finding Your New Home

A solid game plan can help you narrow your homebuying search to find the best home for you. House hunting is just like any other shopping expedition. If you identify exactly what you want and do some research, you’ll zoom in on the home you want at the best price....

8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home

8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home

8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home By: Pat Curry A good washing, and a bit of color are two low-cost ways. Homes with high curb appeal command higher prices and take less time to sell. The way your house looks from the street -- attractively...

HOLIDAY TRAVELS

HOLIDAY TRAVELS

The last thing you want if you’re traveling these holidays is to worry about someone burglarizing your home. Use this check list to add some peace of mind while you’re out of town. Ask a trusted friend - to pick up mail, newspaper and keep yard picked up to avoid an...

7 Surprising Household Items You Can Use for DIY

7 Surprising Household Items You Can Use for DIY Posted in Helpful Tools, Staging Tips, by Blog Contributor on September 4, 2017 42 By Jeffrey Ill, guest contributor The “Property Brothers” Drew and Jonathan Scott have teamed up with Esurance to create “DIY Ditties,”...

How to Replace Weather Stripping

How to Replace Weather Stripping Article From HouseLogic.com By: Douglas Trattner Published: August 12, 2016 When weather stripping on doors and windows gets worn out, cold air comes sneaking in. Here's how to replace weather stripping and stop air leaks. Weather...

Thinking of Buying a Home?

Picking out a new home is a very exciting time but can also be a terrifying one. How do you choose the best location? What if the house has problems you can’t afford to fix? What if you fall in love with two places? The Barker Team at HER is ready to help you find the...

Millennial Mindset on Home Owning

Millennial Mindset on Home Owning

Millennial buyers are the same as any other buyers - they just have slightly different mindsets when it comes to starting the home buying process. The term "millennial"  is defined as a person born between 1982 and 2004, meaning that many people who don't consider...

Fall Decor For Your Door

Fall Decor For Your Door

We have said it once and we will say it again, but curb appeal can set your house a part from the rest of the neighborhood. Fall decorating of your door and lawn does not just need to be limited to Halloween, but can be for the whole season. The list below is a...

Fall Foliage Finder

Fall Foliage Finder

Fall is perhaps the most beautiful time of year to be in the great outdoors. The haze and humidity of summer have departed, leaving behind crystal clear blue skies and cool breezes. As the temperatures steadily drop, the green hues of summer give way to glorious...

School Smarts

School Smarts

As the middle of September approaches (already!) most, if not all, children have returned to school, an event both anticipated and dreaded among many parents. A return to school means more structured routines around the house, and maybe a much-needed break for moms...

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