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Posted on 05/22/2020
Another Property Sold - 249 Salt Cedar Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Simply beautifully designed, full of natural light to give you just the kind of relaxing & comfortable space you want to come home to. Tasteful, quality upgrades in this thoughtfully appointed home that finds itself ideally located between school & park. Offering a level, fenced yard ideal for kids/pets & a 1st flr bedroom perfect for home office, in laws or kids playroom - the upstairs loft allows for flexible uses and your luxurious master bedroom suite with its own balcony affords you a sweet...
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Posted on 05/20/2020
Energy Efficient Tips for Older Homes
Photo by Vivint Solar from Pexels When your pocketbook determines you can’t afford a new, energy-efficient home, you can still satisfy your preferences by upgrading an older house. Try these options for improving energy efficiency in your home. Apply for the FHA’s Energy-Efficient Mortgage program. With an EEM, you can finance an already energy-efficient home or use funds...
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Posted on 05/13/2020
Gather Around the Fire: How to Create a Fire Pit for Outdoor Gatherings
Photo by jamie410 via Pixabay A fire pit can elevate your yard into a truly enchanting entertainment area, liven up your space and even help enhance your curb appeal. While some home projects are not ideal for the DIY approach, you can make a striking firepit on your own in about a weekend. You'll need to gather some...
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Posted on 05/09/2020
Another Property Sold - 100 Peachland Drive, Cary, NC 27519
Stunning home on a flat corner lot in Popular Park Village neighborhood. Gorgeous two story family room with 5" hardwoods, wood burning fireplace, Hardwoods in dining room, laundry room and 1st floor powder room. Tile in kitchen with upgraded stainless appliances. New Carpet. Smooth ceilings throughout the entire home. Vaulted ceilings and walk in closet with shelves in the master. Dual vanity and tub/shower combo in master bath. Great backyard with deck and fenced yard. This home wont last...
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Posted on 05/06/2020
Requesting a Zoning Variance
Image by Michi S from Pixabay Every property has an assigned zone that controls how you can use it. In residential zones, for example, you often have to abide by restrictions regarding business activity and animal husbandry. Commercial and industrial zoning also comes with many restrictions for its use, limiting the types of businesses that can be operated...
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Posted on 04/29/2020
Home Improvement Ideas for Aging in Place
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels If you’re planning to stay in your new home for many years, incorporating certain features into your home's design can make for a smooth transition. While you might not necessarily need these kinds of features immediately, you'll likely find they add convenience to your space. What can you do to make sure your...
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Posted on 04/22/2020
6 Advantages of Condo Living
Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash Owning a condo can provide you with the best of both worlds. While you own your unit, ownership of the common areas, land and building are shared. The other members of the condo association share costs with you. Either a property management company or the board of directors is responsible for making...
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Posted on 04/15/2020
Ways to Make Moving a Whole Lot Easier
Moving to a new home can definitely be labor intensive, but there are plenty of ways to make it easier and less stressful. Creating a priority list of things to do before the moving truck arrives can help ensure that you won't forget important details. If you've chosen a service-oriented moving company, they should provide you with information --...
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Posted on 04/08/2020
How to Use Recycling as Storage Savers
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Depending on where you live, recycling may not be an easy task. Some communities don't even have a local center. And beyond that, reusing something has less of an environmental impact than recycling. So when you can reuse, you absolutely should. But it's not always easy to see treasure when "trash" stands before...
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Posted on 04/01/2020
Important Neighborhood Features People Overlook
Everyone defines the term "quality of life" differently, but if you asked 100 people, you'd probably hear a lot of similar answers. According to a Gallup study entitled "The State of American Well-Being," the basis for a good quality of life includes having a sense of purpose, feeling good about what you do every day, having supportive relationships, being...
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Posted on 03/25/2020
Can You Afford a Second House?
If you have always wanted to own a second home in the mountains, near the beach or just about anywhere else, now may be the ideal time to transform your dream into a reality. The housing market offers many opportunities for property buyers – even those who already own a residence. If you understand what it takes to navigate...
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Posted on 03/18/2020
Perennial Plants to Reinvigorate Your Home
Photo by Nile via Pixabay Perennials are beautiful plants that bloom and breathe new life into any surrounding. Unlike annuals, they don’t have to be ripped up and replanted each and every spring. Here are a few lovely perennial flowers that’ll bring life to your home year after year, with very little maintenance! Valerian Valerian is a plant...
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