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Clean windows help achieve the best price for your home

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By Ted Healy of DNG TED HEALY

We continue our spring cleaning theme in preparation for selling your home this week. This week we deal with a very important feature of every house: the windows.

The windows of a home are what invite people in, makes them curious what’s happening inside, entices them to see more. If the windows are splattered up and dirty, it detracts from the overall appeal of the house and gives the impression of how the home is taken care of. Make sure your windows are sparkling clean prior to placing your home on the market. 

There are major benefits to having the windows to your home professionally cleaned prior to listing it for sale:
It allows natural light to flow into the house. Many buyers find homes with a lot of natural light most attractive. The light that is let in on your home will depend on how many windows there are and the size of them. You want to make that light stand out as much as possible.
Windows provide a magnificent view from inside the house. Much like a picture frame, your windows frame the view from the inside. If you have a terrific view from inside the house, you want to have clean windows in order to enhance that view for those looking to buy. You want the buyers to see clear through the window to the view with no disruption from water spots or debris from neglect.

A clean window is going to function better. Windows are potentially the worst place for dust and debris to collect due to all of the grooves and ledges that go around the frame and glass. With a proper professional clean you will have no type of leaves, cobwebs, grime, or insect bodies looming on the frames or stuck down in the tracks. This ensures that a prospective buyer who wants to see how the windows raise and lower, will see smooth operation.

Get those windows sparkling for the summer evenings, the summer sunshine will show up dust that one might not normally notice. Clean windows will reap rewards in helping achieve the best price for your home.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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