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A Good Budget = Paying Your Mortgage

March 31st, 2019 by Lezah Cruz

They say money makes the world go ’round, but I say money buys you a house and keeps your house! It all starts with your budget; without knowing how much you have and where it’s going, it will be incredibly difficult to save for a down payment or pay your mortgage on time. There are […]

Spring Home Maintenance

March 31st, 2019 by Lezah Cruz

Spring if finally here! And just like we prepare our wardrobes for the warmer weather, we need to prepare our homes as well. I mean, no one wears a down jacket in 60 degree weather! We pull out our warm weather clothing and get it washed and ready for the spring. Now simply apply the […]

A Checklist for Your Furnace

December 29th, 2018 by Lezah Cruz

Let’s be honest:  We get so ridiculously busy that we forget many of the little tasks that we need to get done. The furnace is an easy one to push down the list, but it needs to stay at the top…not only for your family’s health and safety, but for your wallet, too! has […]

Get Ready to Buy Your Home in 2019!

December 29th, 2018 by Lezah Cruz

  Are you planning to buy a home in 2019? Cathie Ericson at Zing, the Quicken Loans blog, has a great list to get you ready to buy a home in 2019. Don’t forget to add to the list to call your trusty Realtors at Diamond Realty of the Upstate!   Click the link below […]

Winterize Your Home

October 30th, 2018 by Lezah Cruz

Sure, it’s in the 60’s and 70’s now, but you know the cold is coming. Oh come now, don’t complain unless you live in the Bahamas, lol. Get ready for winter….download and print my checklist to winterize your home!  

Make Halloween and Harvest Parties Safe for All Kids!

October 26th, 2018 by Lezah Cruz

Halloween, Fall Festivals & Harvest Parties can bring stress & worry to parents whose kiddos have food allergies. My twin nephews had peanut allergies and it kept their mom & dad on their toes to make sure that everything that came home from school and every treat they received didn’t have any nuts or cross […]

Think Duplex. DUPLEX!!

September 18th, 2018 by Lezah Cruz

When most of us think of buying our first home, we automatically think single family home or condo. While both can fulfill our homeownership dreams, I want to challenge you to think about buying a duplex first! This was already on my mind and then I happened to find an article by Trulia: 5 Reasons […]

Your Safe Neighborhood Needs YOU!

May 30th, 2018 by Lezah Cruz

Everyone wants to live in a safe neighborhood. But, it takes everyone in the neighborhood to make it safe! Redfin has an excellent blog post, 5 Ways to Boost Neighborhood Safety As a Community. It’s a great starting point for beginners and still a good reference for experienced neighborhood groups. I really appreciate the tip about having […]

No Wire Hangers….or Odors!

April 17th, 2018 by Lezah Cruz

Okay, so buyers don’t really care if you use wire hangers, but they WILL care if your newly listed house has unpleasant smells! RealtorMag has a great feature on how to get rid of odors in your home. I am dedicated to my clients, so I’d rather see them spend a couple hundred dollars on […]

iMAGINE UPSTATE is Saturday, April 7th!

April 6th, 2018 by Lezah Cruz

This weekend is the iMAGINE UPSTATE Festival in Greenville. 75 exhibitors of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) exhibitions with hands ons & interactive activities and live demonstrations. There will also be food vendors (=coffee for mom & dad!). Note: They are prepared and open for any rain that may come tomorrow! For more information, […]