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Important Neighborhood Features People Overlook
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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Can You Afford a Second House?
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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Perennial Plants to Reinvigorate Your Home
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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Can I Save my Home After a Tax Sale ?
Posted on 03/11/2020
Can I Save my Home After a Tax Sale ?
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There are many fees and costs you’ll encounter as a homeowner. From closing costs that are due when first purchasing your home to your mortgage payment and property taxes, keeping up with these expenses is essential. But if you’re a homeowner that didn’t pay your property taxes, you’re at risk of losing...
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Which Home Improvement Tasks Should You Tackle before Sale?
Posted on 03/04/2020
Which Home Improvement Tasks Should You Tackle before Sale?
Photo by Rudy and Peter Skitterians via PixabayWhen you’re prepping your home to sell, your “to do” list can get quite long, quite quickly. Which projects do you really need to tackle before listing, and which are best left undone? Talking to your real estate agent is a good first step, but this guide will also give you...
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Gardening Tips for Growing Roses in a Warmer Climate
Posted on 02/26/2020
Gardening Tips for Growing Roses in a Warmer Climate
Photo by Silvia via Pixabay Most people associate roses with English cottage gardens and northern cities such as Portland, Oregon, which has proudly carried the nickname "The City of Roses" for over a century. It's common garden lore that roses can't successfully be grown in areas that don't receive a few months of cold temperatures, but some varieties...
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Why It's Critical to Shop for Mortgage Rates
Posted on 02/19/2020
Why It's Critical to Shop for Mortgage Rates
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via Pixabay Of course, you want to stay within your budget when buying a house. You certainly want value for your dollar. But a buyer should never lose sight of the fact what they truly desire is getting the home they want and that fits their needs. To that end, potential buyers may put...
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Video Tour  - 90109 Hoey, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Posted on 02/16/2020
Video Tour - 90109 Hoey, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
So many WINDOWS!!! More windows than walls in this private, custom, traditional Governors Club home. Gourmet kitchen w/6 burner gas stove and plenty of counter space. Spacious great room w/fireplace and built-ins. Large master w/sitting area. 2nd bedroom and bath on main floor. Screened porch w/hot tub off master. Lower level features 1200+ bottle wine cellar. Also has kitchen that would be great when the in-laws visit. Great playroom w/storage on both sides, large walk-up attic and laundry...
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90109 Hoey, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/15/2020
90109 Hoey, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 is now new to the market!
So many WINDOWS!!! More windows than walls in this private, custom, traditional Governors Club home. Gourmet kitchen w/6 burner gas stove and plenty of counter space. Spacious great room w/fireplace and built-ins. Large master w/sitting area. 2nd bedroom and bath on main floor. Screened porch w/hot tub off master. Lower level features 1200+ bottle wine cellar. Also has kitchen that would be great when the in-laws visit. Great playroom w/storage on both sides, large walk-up attic and laundry...
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Common Home Selling Problems and How to Avoid Them
Posted on 02/12/2020
Common Home Selling Problems and How to Avoid Them
Selling a house should be quick and easy. Yet issues may arise that make it tough to enjoy a fast, profitable house selling experience. Common problems that come up during the home selling journey include: 1. Lack of Curb Appeal Dedicate time and resources to bolster your residence's curb appeal – you'll be glad you did. Remember, your residence...
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Key Factors to Consider Before You Reject an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 02/05/2020
Key Factors to Consider Before You Reject an Offer to Purchase
If you receive a "lowball" offer to purchase your house, your first reaction may be to respond with an immediate "No." However, it is important to evaluate any offer to purchase your house closely. Because if you weigh the pros and cons of rejecting an offer to purchase your home, you'll be better equipped than ever before to make...
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Tips for Home Sellers: How to Handle High-Pressure Situations
Posted on 01/29/2020
Tips for Home Sellers: How to Handle High-Pressure Situations
You might want to believe that the home selling journey will be fast and simple, but high-pressure situations may arise that cause you to panic. However, there is no need to let high-pressure home selling situations get the best of you. Because if you know how to handle these situations, you can boost the likelihood of enjoying a quick,...
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