Monday, May 11, 2015

Gahanna Rain Barrel Rebate Opportunity

I've been thinking of purchasing a rain barrel for a couple of years now.  It has been continually put on the back burner, until a recent DIY pinterest idea for making your own came up.  (notice a recent pinterest theme to posts?)

The DIY version looked great, and for under $100 I could make a two-barrel system that'd make any DIYer proud.  Cost of rain barrels had always been my reasoning for moving forward, so for the same price as purchasing a barrel, I could make two, I'm in!!

Before I got myself in over my head, I did a quick search to see what the City of Gahanna says about rain barrels and perhaps wondered if there was a way to get free or reduced priced options.  Much to my delight, the page pointed me to the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation page that described a rebate program called Greenspot Backyards.

The short version of the story is that residents in Gahanna (also available in other municipalities) can sign up for the Greenspot Backyards program, and after taking a course and quiz online, can be eligible for a $50 rebate on an approved rain barrel or other conservation based item.

The $50 rebate cuts the cost of a 65-gallon barrel in half, and thus makes the DIY version both a hassle and more expensive, who knew!?!

I've now purchased my 65-gallon barrel from Rain Brothers LLC and should receive my rebate in the next week or so.  Take advantage of this opportunity while rebates are still available! If you'd like more details, I'd be happy to exchange emails with you to get you started!

Take care,

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Outdoor Decoration Ideas

As I make progress each and every day on replacing the boards on my old privacy fence, I get ideas for other cool things we could do to our backyard.  At the same time, my wife can't go 20 minutes without stumbling upon some beautiful DIY project on Pinterest that would be awesome as well. Combine the two and you can only imagine the amount of work it would take to produce such as yard.

As unrealistic as it may be, it sure is fun to think about all of the possibilities.  Then once you think you've seen it all, you stumble upon an article like this:

Guess it's time to get to work!

Take care,

Saturday, May 2, 2015

5 Big Selling Mistakes

I read a lot of articles on buying and selling houses.  I obviously want to know the information myself, but sometimes I come across articles like the one below and wish I had thought of the points the author makes while I was in a conversation with a seller about the exact same things.  

The article was written to speak to real estate professionals about their clients, but it certainly speaks to a seller as well.  If you are thinking of selling your home in the near future, take a look and keep Jovan's 5 mistakes/ tips in mind as you prepare

I'd love to help you sell you home when the time comes.  Email me or leave me a message at 614-383-8502 and I'd be happy to stop by and discuss how much your home is worth! 

Take care, 
Scott Morrison