January Newsletter
"Bringing people and dreams together one home at a time."

This year has been a crazy one. It has also been a rewarding one for myself and my real estate business. Helping my clients navigate during such an uncertain time has been very rewarding. I appreciate the many friendships I have made along this journey and I hope if you decide to buy or sell this year, you will think of me.

Here's to the New Year - 2021!! Hope it brings you health and much happiness.


Susie and Nichola
"We worked with Susie for a few years before we ever moved to the Village. She was most helpful to us in finding a rental when we needed it and subsequently our home. So naturally when it came time to sell our home, we reached out to her to do that for us. She has been very helpful and a good person to work with. We would recommend her to anyone."

~Jerry and Dixie Sorensen
This Month's Featured Listing
18 Palacio Circle
DeSoto Golf Course Home
MLS# 20038880
2305 Sq. Ft.
Built 1976
Located on #16 of DeSoto Golf Course and minutes from the West Gate shopping. Vaulted living/dining room with natural stone fireplace and built ins. Laminate flooring installed 2020 on the first floor. Beautiful sunroom and new lighted deck. Spacious kitchen for easy entertaining. Privacy for guests upstairs. Storage galore in this home including a cedar lined closet. Oversized two car+ garage with plenty of room for workshop. Extra lot conveys with home. No sellers disclosure available. Roof 2016.

Building new homes.  
Priced $229,500 to $239,500
For floor plans or more information, email me at susieburns@remax.net.

8 Tips for Choosing the Right Paint Color
Choosing the right paint for a project can be a very daunting task. There are so many different types, sheens, not to mention all of the thousands of colors. There are other things to consider as well, such as undertones or what you would like to accent or downplay in a room.

Wondering how to use what sheen in what areas? Below is a synopsis of the different sheens and how to use them. Then, you can then click on the link below to read the entire article and take in the other 7 tips offered by Hey There, Home.

  • Flat (Matte): No shine at all. Perfect for low traffic areas like living rooms and bedrooms, as well as ceilings.
  • Flat Enamel: Has almost no shine but is a bit easier to clean than flat paint. This is also perfect for low traffic areas but may be a better choice if you have kids or pets.
  • Eggshell Enamel: Has a tiny bit of shine and is a good choice for moderate traffic areas such as living rooms. Most scuffs can be wiped off of this surface with a damp cloth.
  • Satin Enamel: Has a bit more shine and works well in high traffic areas or areas that have moisture. It is also super wipeable which is why it is perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Semi-Gloss Enamel: Shiny but not glass-like. This is what you should use on cabinets and trim, or in really high moisture areas.
  • Hi-Gloss Enamel: Shiny! This gives an almost glass-like finish and is perfect for high use surfaces (like a railing) or furniture.

To read the rest of these great tips, click HERE.
Creamy Garlic Chicken
  • 2 large chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
  • Flour for dredging
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 whole head garlic cloves peeled
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Parsley chopped (optional)

1.) Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper then coat in flour.

2.) Add olive oil and 1 tbsp of butter to skillet over medium-high heat. Saute chicken for 4-5 minutes on both sides until golden. Take chicken out and set aside.

3.) Reduce heat to medium (med-low if using cast iron). Add the rest of the butter, let it melt and add garlic cloves. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often until lightly browned.

4.) Add chicken broth, lemon juice and garlic powder to pan. Let it bubble for about 4 minutes or until it is noticeably reduced.

5.) Stir in cream and add chicken back to pan. Cook for another 5 minutes or so until sauce is reduced and chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

~Courtesy Salt & Lavender

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