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Friday, September 27, 2019   /   by Glenn Musto

All About Using Layered Lighting

One decorating principle that’s a huge help for any homeowner is that of layered lighting. This is the different aspects of lighting that you’ll use in different rooms of your home to complete your lighting needs. The layers of light create a basis for the design of the room. These three main aspects of lighting also have a practical purpose which is nice as well. Below, you’ll learn more about the three main components of lighting for any room of the house and how to best use them. 
Ambient Lighting
Ambient lighting is often the base of where people start with their lighting design in a room. This type of lighting allows you to get the overall feel for a space. The brightness level should be good enough for anyone to walk through the room without walking into things. The illumination may not be bright enough for activities that require a lot of focus like reading or chopping vegetables.
Accent Lighting 
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Sunday, September 1, 2019   /   by Glenn Musto

Dealing With A Flood

Floods are one of the most terrifying events to occur in any home, especially if it’s the result of a natural disaster. As expected, your priority should be the safety of your family, and while you make arrangements for their protection, you can do the following things before repairs start. 
1. The first step is to cut off the power supply. 
Be very careful before going in to grab items as flood water could carry an electrical current to electrocute you or even cause a fire, as well as bring bacteria and microbes into your home. Locate your circuit panel and shut off all power circuits, even if the power from the grid is off. Watch out for signs of potential danger, like a collapsed roof. If the home appears unsafe to enter, do not attempt to go inside.
2. Document Everything
Since you do not know how long it will take before the insurance process kicks in, you will need to start compiling documentation of everything. Pictures and videos are essential, as well as . ...

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Monday, August 26, 2019   /   by Glenn Musto

Achieve the Ultimate Curb Appeal

by Musto Home Selling Team 08/26/2019  

Everyone loves to admire those homes with excellent curb appeal as they drive into a street. When you want to sell a home, curb appeal is one factor that plays a significant role in attracting a buyer. If the curb appeal is excellent, then attracted buyers are inclined to see what is inside the home. 

Curb appeal also has other roles to play in a home. If you are not listing or selling, then curb appeal is equally important to have a beautiful exterior you can be proud of and that makes your neighborhood attractive to other buyers. Here are some easy ways you might accomplish curb appeal for your home.

Paint the front door
Sometimes, adding a splash of color to the exterior is a simple step. Paint the front door with a bold or bright color that guarantees it stands out and is impossible to ignore. Also, make sure that the color you pick, matches the rest of the house. This way everything looks creatively beaut. ...

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Thursday, July 27, 2017   /   by Glenn Musto

U.S. Housing Inventory Hits a New Low... List Your House TODAY!

Bottom Line
Demand for your home is very strong right now while your competition (other homes for sale) is at a historically low level.
If you are thinking of selling in 2017, now may be a perfect time.
We will sell your home GUARANTEED  or we will pay you $10,000!   Call  813-610-4684 NOW ...

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017   /   by Glenn Musto

The U.S. Stock Market Vs Home Values

The U.S. Stock Market Vs Home Values

Glenn Musto | Thursday, October 6, 2016. Does it feel to you that the economy has improved rapidly over the past 8 years?
Wage growth is virtually nonexistent. Growth of our GDP is the lowest it has been since the great depression. Many big retailers are having a tough time with their earnings. Nobody seems sure why, but the stock market seems to keep going up.
Meanwhile, the housing market is very strong. New home sales recently hit their highest level since 2008. Too many of us recall 2008 and 2009 as the years that the housing market, Wall Street, and the entire U.S. economy collapsed.
Housing starts and the stock market are both leading indicators of economic activity. Our U.S. housing and stock markets are related in several ways. For example, company shares of major home builders are traded in the stock market. Home- improvement companies also trade on the stock exchange, and profits of such companies depend upon home ...

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