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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 …

Easy One Pot Bacon, Salami Pasta with Tomato and Basil

This pasta is a heaven send and so easy for these back to school meals we are all about to or are embarking on now. Made this last night and it was perfect. 

What You Need:


  • 12 ounces penne
  • 6-8 Slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 6-8 Thick cut salami, chopped
  • 1 (28- oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 2-3 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 medium-size yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 small zucchini chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Garlic diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper (optional)
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • TO DO:
  • 1. Place first 12 ingredients and, if desired, dried crushed red pepper in a Dutch oven or deep skillet in order of ingredient list. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat (about 12 to 15 minutes). Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, covered, 10 to 12 minutes or until pasta is slightly al dente, stirring at 5-minute intervals.
  • 2. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Stir just before serving. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

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