Evansville IN Real Estate Blog

Please Welcome Cathy Houck to F.C. Tucker Emge!

Please Welcome Cathy Houck to the F.C. Tucker Emge Team!

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Declutter Your Home: Why Being Organized Saves You Money

Declutter your home and find out why being disorganized can destroy your bottom line.

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If you’ve ever accrued a late fee after losing a bill, thrown away spoiled peaches you forgot to eat, or bought yet another pair of sunglasses because you couldn’t find yours, then you know being disorganized can cost you money.

At best, clutter in the home causes mistakes, late fees, overdue payments, and missed deadlines. At worst, a house in chaos can eat away at your finances, mar your credit, and reduce your productivity. That’s a whopping price to pay for being disorganized.

According to an Ikea “Life at Home” survey, 43% of Americans admit to being disorganized, and the average American wastes 55 minutes per day looking for stuff they’ve lost or misplaced. 

“Do you think organizing is just for appearances?” asks Lisa Gessert, president of Organizing.buzz, a professional organizing service in Staten Island, N.Y. “Organizing your home is financially beneficial.” Gessert stresses to clients the need to sort, purge, assign things a home, and containerize. “This process saves people tons of money.”

Here’s why being organized saves you money, and how to get your home into shape:

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Please Welcome Gina Mehringer to the F.C. Tucker Emge Team!

Please Welcome Gina Mehringer to the F.C. Tucker Emge Team!

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Tucker Talks Homes - January 30 -31, 2016

Tucker Talks Homes is the Tri-State's only real estate TV program. Tucker Talks Homes airs every Saturday at 6:30am and Sunday at 10:00am CST on WFIE Channel 14.

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Please Welcome Greg Collins to the F.C. Tucker Emge Team!

Please Welcome Greg Collins to the F.C. Tucker Emge Team!

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Tucker Talks Homes - January 23-24, 2016

Tucker Talks Homes is the Tri-State's only real estate TV program. Tucker Talks Homes airs every Saturday at 6:30am and Sunday at 10:00am CST on WFIE Channel 14.

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Please Welcome Alice Wesmoland to the F.C. Tucker Emge Team!

Please Welcome Alice Wesmoland to the F.C. Tucker Emge Team!

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23 Totally Cringeworthy Home Inspection Nightmares

Devious contractors and ill-informed homeowners have been known to take shortcuts, but these faux pas are downright dangerous.

Home inspectors have the eye and experience to catch code violations and household damage before you, the home buyer, get stuck with them. Some problems, such as dirty filters and termites, need to be addressed but are really just mundane problems that any old house can suffer. These code violations, on the other hand, are disasters waiting to happen. Some are idiotic oversights or corner-cuttings that will accelerate the wear and tear on a home, while others are downright dangerous for anyone living inside.

Here's a gallery of some of the worst transgressions collected by the ASHI Reporter. Check out This Old House for even more home inspection nightmares.

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Please Welcome A.J. Naas to the F.C. Tucker Emge Team!

Please Welcome A.J. Naas to the F.C. Tucker Emge Team!

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Tucker Talks Homes - January 16-17, 2016

Tucker Talks Homes is the Tri-State's only real estate TV program. Tucker Talks Homes airs every Saturday at 6:30am and Sunday at 10:00am CST on WFIE Channel 14.

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Please Welcome Jason Brown to the F.C. Tucker Emge Team!

Please Welcome Jason Brown to the F.C. Tucker Emge Team!

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Tucker Talks Homes - January 9-10, 2016

Tucker Talks Homes is the Tri-State's only real estate TV program. Tucker Talks Homes airs every Saturday at 6:30am and Sunday at 10:00am CST on WFIE Channel 14.

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Andy Rudolph Named F.C. Tucker Emge REALTORS® Sales Manager

ANDY RUDOLPH NAMED F.C. TUCKER EMGE REALTORS® SALES MANAGER

 

EVANSVILLE, IN – F.C. Tucker Emge REALTORS is pleased to announce Andy Rudolph as the co-sales manager for F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors’ Downtown-West office. He will focus on agent development and training and work alongside Donna Koring, Director of Relocation and co-sales manager.  Rudolph joined F.C. Tucker Emge office in 2015 when Tri-County Realty merged with F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors.  Because of the rapid growth of the F.C. Tucker Emge Downtown-West office, Rudolph has taken on additional leadership and training roles.    

“I am honored to be asked to co-manage the F.C. Tucker Emge downtown office,” said Rudolph. “Partnering with Donna and her knowledge of relocation and the real estate industry is a great opportunity for me personally.  I am passionate about assisting our agents so that F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors continues to offer the best real estate service in our area.” In addition to serving as sales manager, Rudolph’s primary role will continue to be helping people buy and sell real estate.

Rudolph is a graduate of Purdue University and received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering in 2000.  He has actively sold real estate since 2002, successfully representing both buyers and sellers.  With his strong new construction background, Rudolph can provide excellent counsel to homebuyers.    In addition, he has been energetically involved in the Southwestern Indiana Association of Realtors, serving in leadership roles and playing a critical part in the launch of the new Multiple Listing Service (MLS) platform.

“Andy is the perfect combination of skills for our management team,” commented Kathy Briscoe, co-owner of F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors.  “He brings...

Happy 2016 From F.C. Tucker Emge REALTORS!

Happy 2015 to all of our wonderful followers! 

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Tucker Talks Homes - December 26-27, 2015

Tucker Talks Homes is the Tri-State's only real estate TV program. Tucker Talks Homes airs every Saturday at 6:30am and Sunday at 10:00am CST on WFIE Channel 14.

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Holiday Fire Safety Tips

The holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year for household fires, so take note of these tips to reduce your risk.

Residential fires during the holiday season are more frequent, more costly, and more deadly than at any other time of the year. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reports more than double the number of open-flame fires on Christmas Day than on an average day, and about twice as many on New Year’s Day. And when those fires occur, they do more damage: Property loss during a holiday fire is 34% greater than in an average fire, and the number of fatalities per thousand fires is nearly 70% higher. When the source of the fire is a highly flammable Christmas tree, the toll in property and lives is even greater.

To keep your household from becoming a holiday fire statistic, here are some safety tips to follow.

Cooking

Cooking is the top cause of holiday fires, according to the USFA. The most common culprit is food that’s left unattended. It’s easy to get distracted; take a pot holder with you when you leave the kitchen as a reminder that you have something on the stove. Make sure to keep a kitchen fire extinguisher that’s rated for all types of fires, and check that smoke detectors are working. 

If you’re planning to deep-fry your holiday turkey, do it outside, on a flat, level surface at least 10 feet from the house.

Candles

The incidence of candle fires is four times higher during December than during other months. According to the National Fire Protection Association, four of the five most dangerous days of the year for residential candle fires are Christmas/Christmas Eve and New Year’s/New...

Merry Christmas from F.C. Tucker Emge REALTORS

F.C. Tucker Emge REALTORS would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Merry-Christmas-FC-Tucker-Emge

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Tucker Talks Homes - December 19-20, 2015

Tucker Talks Homes is the Tri-State's only real estate TV program. Tucker Talks Homes airs every Saturday at 6:30am and Sunday at 10:00am CST on WFIE Channel 14.

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F.C. Tucker Fast Track Program

Have you thought about becoming a real estate agent? Take a look at the training you will receive when you join the F.C. Tucker Emge team as a new agent! 

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Tucker Talks Homes - December 12-13, 2015

Tucker Talks Homes is the Tri-State's only real estate TV program. Tucker Talks Homes airs every Saturday at 6:30am and Sunday at 10:00am CST on WFIE Channel 14.

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