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Posted on 05/24/2020
Conserve Energy at Home While you Vacation
Photo by Clint Patterson via Unsplash It sounds like a great idea -- turn off your electricity entirely when you go on vacation and you'll dramatically slash your electric bills. While this works in theory, there are some considerations that make shutting everything down problematic for homeowners. Learning more about your options allows you to conserve energy wisely,...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Tips on Choosing the Best Home Improvement Projects Before Listing Your Home
Photo by bidvine via Pixabay Some home projects and improvements can't wait - a leaking hot water heater or a water damaged floor need to be replaced right away. Other, planned renovations and upgrades are optional. Consider not only your current needs, but the potential impact of any large planned upgrade on your home's value before you proceed....
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Posted on 05/15/2020
70 Our Memory Lane, Mills River, NC 28759 now has a new price of $464,900!
Rare Find! Amazing property in Mills River situated on 3+ partially wooded acres bordered by a stream. This move-in ready 3 Bdrm/3 Bath, 2900+ sq. ft. home has been completely updated. Enjoy the open floor plan, tiled foyer, living room, spacious kitchen and dining area. Granite counters with breakfast bar, master suite with French doors leading to the deck. Master bath with double vanities, jet tub, walk-in shower & separate water closet. 2nd BDRM on main floor with full bath. Great room w/ French doors and wood burning fireplace. Upper level features Master suite, and office/bonus room. This home has tons of closets and storage...
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Posted on 05/13/2020
70 Our Memory Lane, Mills River, NC 28759 now has a new price of $464,900!
Rare Find! Amazing property in Mills River situated on 3+ partially wooded acres bordered by a stream. This move-in ready 3 Bdrm/3 Bath, 2900+ sq. ft. home has been completely updated. Enjoy the open floor plan, tiled foyer, living room, spacious kitchen and dining area. Granite counters with breakfast bar, master suite with French doors leading to the deck. Master bath with double vanities, jet tub, walk-in shower & separate water closet. 2nd BDRM on main floor with full bath. Great room w/ French doors and wood burning fireplace. Upper level features Master suite, and office/bonus room. This home has tons of closets and storage...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Reverse Mortgages - Do I Need One?
Photo by 3D Animation Production Company via PixabayIf you’re retired, own your own home and have trouble making ends meet, a reverse mortgage may seem like the answer to prayers. You get to stay in your house and you’ll have some extra cash to see you through. Before you run to the nearest lender, however, consider the downside...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Open Houses: Which Day is Best?
Photo by Paul Brennan via PixabayThe Open House is just a part of the marketing strategy to effectively sell a home, but it can be an important one. The number of people it attracts can strongly correlate with both the number and quality of the offers you receive. So while you may not have the luxury of selling...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Choosing the Right Neighborhood
Photo by Solis Images via Shutterstock While "the perfect neighborhood" means different things to different people, everyone can use the same process for narrowing down their options. Choosing the right neighborhood is an integral aspect of the buying process. You want an area that matches your needs for community, lifestyle, price range and more. If you're planning to...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Protecting Your Windows During Hurricane Watches
Photo by Jametlene Reskp on Unsplash While the hurricane season may still be a couple of seasons away, now is a great time to start thinking about how best to protect your home in the event of a hurricane, tornado, or similar high wind storm situation. During high wind situations, windows can easily become broken as a result...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Are Smart Home Gadgets Must-Haves?
Smart home devices are becoming increasingly popular among U.S. property owners. Yet deciding which smart house gadgets – if any – are right for you may prove to be difficult. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to determine if a smart home device is a must-have, such as: 1. Consider a Smart Home Device's Purpose A...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
What to Expect During the House Selling Journey
Selling a home rarely proves to be a simple, straightforward process. However, if you plan ahead for the house selling journey, you may be better equipped than other sellers to identify and address potential hurdles. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan for the home selling journey. 1. Identify Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Evaluate the Buyer's Perspective
As a home seller, it generally is a good idea to consider the buyer's perspective. That way, you can determine why buyers may consider your house over other available properties and map out the home selling journey accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you assess the buyer's perspective before you embark on the house...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Inspection or No Inspection - What You Need to Know
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay As you move forward with your home purchase, your real estate agent may recommend that you have your home inspected. Sometimes the inspection is required by the lender or insurance company, but sometimes it’s an optional step. Buyers who have the option sometimes consider skipping the inspection to save a little cash....
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