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Diffusing Disputes with Neighbors

Even if you live in a beautiful home in a great community, a dispute with a neighbor can make living there a miserable experience. That’s why it makes sense to settle such disputes quickly and amicably. How do you do that? Here are some tips: Deal with the issue quickly. It’s tempting ...

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Understanding how Homes are Priced

Whether you plan on putting your home on the market someday soon, or you’re just interested in how much your property is worth from an investment perspective, it makes sense to know how homes are priced. When a home goes on the market, there is an overwhelmingly high probability that it ...

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Viewing your Home From a Buyer’s Perspective

There is an old adage in marketing and sales: Before trying to sell something, you need to put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. When it’s time to sell your home, you’ll need to do the same thing. Imagine that you’re the potential buyer and then view your property from that ...

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Water, Water Everywhere – Just Not in my Crawl Space Please!

2020 has been a very wet and damp year in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. The average annual rainfall for NC east of the mountains is between 40-55 inches. (NCSU.edu.com)  The Piedmont Triad International reported that their recorded rainfall so far for this year is already 114.2 inches. Tropical ...

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S.M.A.R.T. Get Smart With Your Success Goals

At this time of year, people traditionally set goals for next year. Do you have something you want to achieve over the coming months? If so, then you’ll have a much better chance of reaching your goal if you make it “SMART”. SMART is an acronym that refers to the five ...

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Why Bargain Hunting Is a Bad Idea

It seems like every month there is a new website offering deals on everything you can think of. In fact, the “coupon industry” is booming. This trend has conditioned people, more than ever before, to look for bargains and become determined to pay well below the market price for merchandise. There’s ...

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Where To Put It All

As you’re probably aware, one of the key steps to preparing your home for sale is to get rid of as much clutter as possible. You want to make every room look spacious and comfortable. But what do you do with the pictures, boxes, clothing, tools, furniture and other stuff you ...

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The New Normal in Real Estate

The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021 “2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,” prominent economist Daryl Fairweather said.1  And he’s right: most of us would have expected ...

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How to Decorate a Room on a Shoestring

It would be ideal if you could hire an interior designer and completely remodel your living room. But, let’s face it, that could be very expensive. That doesn’t mean you can’t make your current room look a lot better. Here are some simple, low-cost decorating tips that will accomplish just that. Put ...

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Enhance Your Foyer Appeal

You’ve probably heard the term “curb appeal”. It refers to how your property looks when a potential buyer first sees it from the curb. Curb appeal plays an important role in the first impression a buyer gets of your home. There is another type of appeal you should also be concerned ...

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