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~This is what I am mostly working on nowadays~
A little shabby chic goes a long way! This is very elegant otherwise and pretty. Color is sculptor clay (shown in pics also) and it is painted with durable porch and floor paint (looks like chalk paint but it's not). Could be used for tv console or foyer. Ready for pick-up. Can deliver for a small fee but must come see it and pay first in Hoover. Please text or call me if interested. $275
This says it all...
Not staging a vacant space could prove to be a costly mistake. See the difference between non-staged vs. staged rooms, and you'll quickly see why.
This gorgeous painted secretary desk is $375 and ready for pick-up.
Please text if interested or send a private message for details 205-222-9772
Hunter green was my favorite color of all time & did you know it's back in this year? Check this out to see what else is in and give me a call if you need help sprucing up your home...
This year is all about refreshing your cooking space.
I like getting a public opinion when I have a tough choice to make, especially when both are great choices! From a design and practicality standpoint, would you choose hardwood or tile for a kitchen?
(FYI the home has a lot of hardwood throughout. The kitchen countertops are granite and the adjoining laundry room is tiled. The only tile in the whole house is laundry and baths.)
By far the best piece I have ever bought. :) This thing is 99 inches tall! You will see this in a room in a couple of months so stay tuned...
OUR ONLINE STORE IS NOW OPEN!
Please "Like" the store's page to get updates by clicking the link below. We will have giveaways and things you don't want to miss! Right now we mostly have modern & high-end items but ITEMS ARE ADDED DAILY and our stock will grow as we grow. FARMHOUSE and other styles coming soon!
*PLEASE NOTE: Some items are for a limited time only and once they are sold out, they are GONE. Please check back often to see what's new! And, as always, thank you for your support :)
Trade House offers a great selection of NEW home decor with FREE SHIPPING! Click "Shop Now" to view our wide selection of merchandise.
Found this on a site that I follow. So original I just had to share :) Would love to restore this lovely old home!
326 E Main Street, Troy, North Carolina
c.1905. 3,159 square feet. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths on 0.94 acre. $125,000! Old house lovers dream! A wonderful Queen Anne with all the signature gingerbread, fancy fretwork, working transoms and hardware on doors and windows still intact & original. A lovely cantilevered staircase, decorative wooden ceilings and a very unusual lion head/lion paw mantle gives this house the possibility to be a one of a kind showplace! It does need some updating and repair but the opportunity to make it your own is waiting for that special buyer. There is plenty space with 4 bedrooms/3 full baths and a separate two car garage. Home sits on a large lovely lot with many mature trees & shrubs. For More Information: Toni Fish, Toni Fish & Associates Realty (910) 572-5500**BE SURE TO LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU SAW IT POSTED ON FOR THE LOVE OF OLD HOUSES FACEBOOK PAGE**For Sale: $125,000!
Note: Photos are from the listing! If you are the photographer for the realtor, message me so that I can give proper credit please. Thank you!
COMING SOON! The pic below represents the type of items I will have in my new store!
I have decided to add a section for CUSTOM & HAND-MADE items such as ARTWORK & WINDOW TREATMENTS as well as home furnishings and it all can be shipped right to your door! Have a picture you would like to buy but can't afford'? I cannot infringe on copyrights but I can make you a "custom-designed" piece that will work in your space just as well as the expensive one. What? You didn't know I am an artist?! There is a lot about me I have been hiding behind a Realtor badge but it will all be on my website very soon :)
I can do custom orders by email [email protected]
Tell me what you want, what you really REALLY want!!!...
THIS is shiplap :) If you are a big Fixer Upper fan you have heard this word by now and I just wanted to share with you what the REAL stuff looks like!
Laundry room MAKE-OVER: (I forgot to take pics before we started but you'll get the idea) New tile, paint, window treatment, custom cabinets, washer, dryer, & accessories All-in Budget $900
Just to be clear the budget included reselling the old washer & dryer for $300 so that was added back to the budget, my husband & I provided the labor, the washer & dryer would be a $4500 set but it is a year old so I got an amazing deal on it, and the rest was cost of materials.
I can do the same for you! Call or text 205-222-9772
Would love to have your opinion:
When designing a family room, is STYLE or COMFORT more important to you? I am sure most people will say both but I am referring to the comfort of reclining (which I don't like the style of) versus the style of a leather sofa such as the one below (which I love)...
Hoover schools first on the list! Your school system affects your home's value, knowing where you are on the list can prove helpful when putting your home on the market.
These are the 15 Alabama school districts that earned A's on the 2017-18 state report card.
I like a black, white, gray, and rustic brown theme with pops of color in my home. What is your opinion of white walls with white trim and white sheers over the windows as shown in this pic? Too much white?
Congrats Jennifer Sinelnikov for winning the last contest! Now I'm giving away Chip Gaines hardback book! His book is very inspiring so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Thanks for entering!
RULES OF THE CONTEST:
-Must "Like" my PAGE
-Must "LIke" and "Share" this POST
-Must "COMMENT" on this post with a GIF or comment showing how excited you are about my giveaways :-)
I'm a fan of Chip & Joanna Gaines! Just got my copy of her new ebook today and I would love to give one away for Christmas! "Like" and "Share" this post to enter to win. Be sure to comment to let me know you're in!
As of today, I am back in the furniture and home staging business! If you know someone who needs my help please send them my way. 205-222-9772
This year some things woke me up to the fact that I should be chasing my dreams. For starters, I'm getting ready to publish my first three books, be looking for updates on that as I will be taking pre-orders :) I am also working on my new website. Lots of great things coming your way!
Call Valerie Clay today! Colbaugh Realty Group 205-222-9772
What do you think about a fireplace with no mantle? I love the simplicity of it. Thinking about doing this in my new family room. Please vote YES or NO.
My new living room is being closed in this week and once again I need your help :)
My current design for the room will look almost exactly like "Room A" in the pic below with a vaulted ceiling. I like the shiplap look (always have even before it was a fad) and want to incorporate this into my design. I don't want to do the entire room in it so I plan to just use it as "accents" around the fireplace and maybe another area. I like all of these options but the house will be put on the market at some point so I want to go with what buyers would prefer.
My color scheme: Ebony flooring, light gray walls, white trim and for the ceiling PLEASE VOTE A, B, C, or D
A. Shiplap in white as shown in pic A with no beams
B. Natural Wood grain shiplap ceiling
C. Sheetrock with faux wood beams
D. Cedar shiplap unpainted with faux wood beams
This particular property is not listed by me but it is in my neighborhood and I would like to see it sell, so I'm looking for a buyer! Want you be MY neighbor? :)
GREAT brick home located in "the Highlands" of Hoover and zoned Spain Park high school. 4 BR/3.5 BA, LR, DR, large den with fireplace, laundry...
This estate lot is in Hoover, Shelby County area! 1 +/- acre with plenty of room to build on. Spain Park schools with no HOA restrictions. Build your dream home! ...What a deal at just $49,900.
Valerie Clay, Colbaugh Realty Group
This is a Hoover Estate Lot. No neighborhood restrictions or dues. Zoned for Spain Park High School. Septic Permit can be obtained from Shelby County...
Please HELP ME make a decision by choosing A or B.
(For marketing purposes)
IN THE MASTER BATHROOM would you rather have
A. an extremely large/elaborate walk-in shower (with no tub in the master but there are two tubs upstairs)
B. a small separate shower with a jacuzzi garden tub
Staging your home is a proven strategy for speeding up the sales process. Here are some quick tips for helping you along with the staging process.
I am looking for a buyer for this great home in Hoover! Listed at a great price for this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Convenient location close to shopping and restaurants.
Call me today to schedule an appointment 205-222-9772.
See details for 3518 Lynncrest Dr, Hoover, AL 35216, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1860 Sq Ft., Price: $189,400, MLS#: 810536, Courtesy: LAH - Hoover Branch, Provided by: RealtySouth
Please click on the article below to see why it is important to prep your home before listing it in MLS...
Everyone dreams of being able to sell their home as-is but unfortunately for many sellers reality sets in once the house is on the market for a while. Sellers expectations of walking away free and clear without giving thought or effort into home repairs quickly subsides when buyers begin to leave fe...
Interest rates are rising! The graph below shows how interest rates affect your mortgage payment. Call me, I can help get you started before interest rates get even higher. 205-222-9772
Help me out, guys!
If you had a choice between
A- a slightly larger walk-in shared his/hers closet with one door
B- two separated smaller closets with their own doors
WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Open house tomorrow from 2-4!
See details for 1520 Scout Trc, Hoover, AL 35244, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Full/2 Half Bathrooms, 4308 Sq Ft., Price: $487,500, MLS#: 803575, Courtesy: RealtySouth-OTM-Acton Rd, Provided by: RealtySouth
I am looking for a buyer for this New Listing! Please call or text me to see this very cute home 205-222-9772
See details for 101 Cobblestone Ln, Hoover, AL 35244, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1541 Sq Ft., Price: $175,000, MLS#: 803944, Courtesy: ERA King - Birmingham, Provided by: RealtySouth
PRICE REDUCED TO $115,500!
Motivated sellers, convenient to interstate, Starbuck's and schools. Won't last long. Call me to schedule a showing today 205-222-9772
See details for 1932 Poplar Dr, Gardendale, AL 35071, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1196 Sq Ft., Price: $119,900, MLS#: 802136, Courtesy: RealtySouth-OTM-Acton Rd, Provided by: RealtySouth
HOME FEATURES THAT SELL!
Who better to ask what a home buyer is looking for than a home marketing professional? I have written the following article to help you understand what home buyers are looking for in today's market... FEATURES THAT SELL... Home features that promote a quicker sell are different now than even ten yea...
OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY 2-4!
Please click the link for more info or call 205-222-9772 for an immediate showing of this lovely 4 bedroom, 3 bath home.
See details for 3412 Wellford Cir, Hoover, AL 35226, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, 3273 Sq Ft., Price: $249,000, MLS#: 797675, Courtesy: RealtySouth-OTM-Acton Rd, Provided by: RealtySouth
Price Reduced to $132,000
3 bedrooms, 3 baths with completely redone inground concrete pool and large deck with privacy fence.
Please call me for an immediate showing 205-222-9772
See details for 2045 Edenwood Dr, Hueytown, AL 35023, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, 2118 Sq Ft., Price: $139,900, MLS#: 797805, Courtesy: RealtySouth-OTM-Acton Rd, Provided by: RealtySouth
Client confidentiality is very important. Be sure you hire someone you can trust to look out for your best interest. Call me, I can help! 205-222-9772
Some things are better left unsaid.
I write these articles to try to help you in real life circumstances.
YOU GUYS HAVE MY HEART!
If you need more personal advice please do not hesitate to call or text me 205-222-9772
How long is too long to remain in your home? With my parents getting older I can understand the dilemma when it comes time to move. I wanted to look out for their best interest but they wanted to stay "home." So, having been associated with this major life-changing decision, I have listed here 7 tip...
OPEN HOUSE this Sunday 2-4! Stop by to say hello and preview this 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath townhome in Cahaba Heights.
See details for 3260 Overton Manor Dr, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full/1 Half Bathrooms, 1600 Sq Ft., Price: $219,900, MLS#: 796055, Courtesy: RealtySouth-OTM-Acton Rd, Provided by: RealtySouth
As many of you know, I am an antique aficionado and I have been selling them for many years. I am excited to announce that you can now order my hoarded antiques and no longer needed staging items online!
I AM STILL WORKING ON ADDING ITEMS...STORE IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION SO PLEASE CHECK IN REGULARLY TO SEE WHAT'S NEW :)
Just go to bhamhomemarket.com and click on "Shop" or follow the link below...
Need help with home staging or selling your home? Please call me today to schedule a free consultation! 205-222-9772
Good lighting and great photography doesn't hurt either.
I wrote this article to show you what your options are during a divorce situation. If you need more detailed advice please call me! 205-222-9772
Valerie Clay’s Guide To Selling a Home During Divorce How to Split Assets Negotiating with the bank while facing Short Sale or Foreclosure Who Gets The Home & furnishings? Introduction: This guide is meant to provide a few helpful tips as you begin the process of selling your home during this diffic...
Trying to keep you up-to-date on our current marketing conditions! Be sure you keep up with my posts so that you will have first-hand knowledge of what's going on in the Real Estate world if you are considering buying or selling a home. Buy and sell SMART so that the investment you have in your home is protected.
Call me, I can help :)
You definitely don’t want to wait.
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