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It's Showtime! What To Do and What Not To Do

The sign is up and you are ready to show your home off! In any market, a hot one or not, you need to have your house prepared to show as soon as you are live! What should you do and not do for a showing?

Upgrades and Repairs:

If your home has undergone some major changes since you purchased your home, you may want to list these out. Many people will never even look at these but if they are interested they will. Upgrading your brass knobs on your kitchen is not a big deal to the buyer,but a new furnace, hot water heater or brand new roof is. Any transferable warranty should also be noted.

The list doesn't have to be long as I've stated, most people will not even notice it unless they do and if they do, they are not going to read a long list. A simple record is fine. If a professional was called in to do work, show receipts.

Neighborhood Info:

Not everyone looking at your home is familiar with the area. Show off your neighborhood with any information you have such as if there is …

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

What a great recipe!  I mean Because We All Love Pumpkin I know!



What You Need

1/2 Cup Pecans
1 Can (15 ounces) Solid Pack Pumpkin
3 Eggs
1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 1/3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Tsp. Allspice, Ground
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
1 tsp. Cardamom, ground
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
3/4 Cup Butter
1 Package (8 Oz)  Cream Cheese

What To Do:

1. Preheat Oven to 350.

2. In a small bowl mix flour, 1/4 cup sugar and the brown sugar. Cut butter until crumbly.

3. Stir in your oats and pecans. Save 1 cup for the topping.

4.  Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 13x9 glass baking pan. Bake for 15-17 minutes. 

5. In another small bowl beat the cream cheese, spices and remaining sugar until smooth. Beat in the vanilla and pumpkin. Add Eggs and beat on low speed just until smooth. 

6. Pour over the warm crust and top with the remaining crumb mixture. 

7. Bake 20-24 minutes. Cool and cut into bars!


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