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Monday, October 16, 2017   /   by Admin Prostead

4-bedroom home with designer upgrades, just minutes from Lake Norman!

  
 
  

  

Open floorplan, community pool, move-in ready!
Gorgeous ranch-style home with a designer kitchen, granite counters and tile back splash. Beautiful wide plank flooring throughout the kitchen, breakfast room, dining room, and family room. Bathroom retreat features upgraded light and plumbing fixtures, beautiful tile in the master shower and bathroom floors. Relax under your covered porch or on the patio as you watch the kids or pets playing in the fenced in yard. Bonus/bath/loft area great for guests. Maintenance-free Hardi Plank siding. Covington at Lake Norman has community pool, playground and clubhouse! 

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Thursday, October 12, 2017   /   by Admin Prostead

30 smart tips to get your home ready for fall

via Lifehack.com

Cooler temperatures and pretty soon falling leaves serve as a reminder that the fall season is fast approaching. As the seasons change, so do our activities and home needs. Even though summer is not quite over yet, it’s a good time to do some seasonal maintenance to keep your home running smoothly. The weather can change quickly, especially if you live in a colder climate and you don’t want to be caught unprepared. A bit of attention now will save costly repairs and aggravation later.

Interior Maintenance


Check for drafts. Feel for drafts around the edges of windows and doors. A good tip is to use a lighted candle and if the flame flickers, there’s most likely a draft. If necessary, replace seals and repair caulking around window and door frames. Consider buying heavier or insulated drapery for especially drafty windows.
Have your furnace inspected. Hire an HVAC professional to test for leaks, check heating efficiency, and change the f ...

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Friday, September 29, 2017   /   by Admin Prostead

Want to sell your house? Stop believing these myths!

We all know pricing your home is hard. But a full-time, licensed Realtor will help guide you and educate you on the process, the market, and understanding the data we use.

Here are some myths you should not buy into!
1: You always make money when you sell a home. Let's face it, real estate prices and values fall and rise with the economy. Right now, we're in a time where we're seeing appreciation. But look back at some of the more turbulent economic times and you'll realize that isn't always the case.
2: Price your house high to make more money. While the payday may sound appealing to you, you're actually sacrificing your best marketing time in exchange for the remote possibility that someone will overpay for your home.

** Ready to sell? Let us tell you what your house is worth ** 


3: If your home is overpriced, it's no big deal to lower it later. False. Homes that are overpriced tend to linger on the market for months at a time or undergo price reductions. Guess ...

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017   /   by Admin Prostead

Moving to Charlotte? You'll love it!

Are you new to the Charlotte area? Stopping by to consider moving to this wonderful town? We're glad you're here!

Below are some guides to finding things to do in and around the Greater Charlotte area … from sporting events to museums to the symphony to the Whitewater Center, there’s something for everyone.

Come join us for some down-home, Southern hospitality! (And if you’re wondering what the photo above is, it’s Niki de Saint Phalle’s “Firebird” at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in uptown, always a favorite.)


Charlotte's Got A Lot
Charlotte Culture Guide
Arts & Science Council
Top 10 Things to Do in Charlotte
Sporting Events in Charlotte
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Giordana Velodrome
Charlotte Parks & Recreation
 
Ready to start searching for your new home? Start right here!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017   /   by Admin Prostead

Showtime! What to do before a showing

So, a potential buyer is coming to see your house. Don’t panic! Follow these tips to present your house in the best way possible during a showing.

Ready to get your house on the market, or want to see what your house is worth? Click here!
Inside the house
·         Turn ON every light, even in closets, hallways and inside/under cabinets.
·         Open all curtains as wide as possible; leave blinds down but open the slats fully to let in light.
·         Turn OFF all ceiling fans.
·         Remove all photos and magnets from the refrigerator or other appliances.
·         Remove anything on top of refrigerator.
·         Put dirty dishes and sponges/scrubbers in dishwash ...

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