Removing Hard Water Stains

Need to remove hard water stains from a kitchen or baths?  “Hard water” refers to water with high mineral levels — mainly magnesium and calcium. Those minerals are good for overall health, but unfortunately, they can also leave a chalky residue on shower glass and bathroom fixtures.  How do you get rid of it?  Here … Continued

Need to fix a broken window

Need to fix a broken window? Maybe several broken windows?  In our time at Better Together Properties buying and selling real estate in Pensacola, we’ve had to fix A LOT of broken windows.  The good news is that savvy DIYers can probably figure out how to fix the broken glass on their own.  Here are … Continued

Saving on Energy Bill

Trying to keep your home at a comfortable temperature without spending an arm and a leg on heating or air conditioning? Well, while nothing is quite as effective as air conditioning or gas-powered heating, there are still a lot of things one can do to lower that energy bill.  Here are some ideas! Programmable Thermostat … Continued

Keeping a house clean

Sometimes, getting your house clean is easier than KEEPING your house clean (especially if you have pets or kids).  We get it.  It’s the law of entropy at work — overtime, all things veer toward chaos.  But some people are able to keep their houses clean so easily (at least it seems that way)…  How … Continued

Which type of flooring to install

Installing new floors?  Trying to decide which TYPE of floors to install?  At Better Together Properties, we’ve worked in real estate for quite some time. And naturally, we’ve had to make all sorts of decisions about properties… INCLUDING what types of floors to install to fit both budget and aesthetic.  Since there are a lot … Continued

Which type of doors to install

Trying to figure out which types of doors to install in your house? The good news is that there are a lot of options — dutch doors, french doors, bifold doors, hinged doors, sliding doors, pocket doors, and so on.  But the bad news is the same: there are A LOT of options… and so … Continued

Adding house plants to your home

Want to add some plants to your house?  Doing so can make your home feel more cozy and bright, making it a GREAT idea! But of course, some plants are much more difficult to take care of than others… …especially if you’re new to the business of keeping plants alive.  So we thought we’d stop … Continued

Lower Your Monthly HOA Payment

Want to lower your monthly HOA fees? Homeowner Association (HOA) fees vary drastically from house to house, but the average is usually somewhere between $100 and $1,000 per month.  And while most people accept these fees at face value… There are some things that can be done to lower your monthly payments.  How is it … Continued

Cost of repairs and DIY score

Does your house need some repairs?  Well, as you probably guessed, repairing a home is either a good amount of work — if you do it yourself — or a good amount of money.  But just how much?  Well, at Better Together Properties, we’ve worked in real estate in Pensacola for quite some time… and … Continued

Creating a Home Office

The events of the past couple of years have made it so a lot of people are now working from home.  There are a lot of benefits, of course — you can work at your own pace and on your own schedule.  But it also means you need a place to work… Somewhere that’s free … Continued

Best agents vs. the rest

Are you working with one of the best real estate agents in Pensacola? Or… are you NOT working with one of the best?  Obviously, this question matters because a high-quality real estate agent will help get more money for your home (and sell faster) while a low-quality real estate agent will do just the opposite … Continued

Should You Refinance Your Mortgage?

Refinancing your mortgage is a great way to benefit from the equity you’ve built and lower your monthly payment.  But there are also some drawbacks.  At Better Together Properties, we’ve worked in real estate in Pensacola for quite some time. And we’ve learned a thing or two about buying, selling, and yes… even refinancing homes.  … Continued

Getting approved for a mortgage

Thinking of buying a new house but wondering if you can get approved for a mortgage payment?  The good news is that there are a LOT of different types of home loans for many different types of homebuyers.  And there will likely be something that works for you, too.  Either way, we thought it might … Continued

Paperwork for selling a house

If you’re selling a house for the first time (or heck… even for the second or third time), then you’re probably wondering what paperwork is required to sell your home. That’s a common question we get at Better Together Properties, where we’ve worked for many years in Pensacola buying and selling real estate.  And since … Continued