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Posted on 01/24/2022
Tips for Choosing Lighting Fixtures
The right type and amount of lighting in each part of your custom home can make a big difference in the way it looks. Having a well-lit home also provides additional safety. When you’re working on your custom home design, plan to go through lighting fixture options. While there are plenty to choose from, it’s important to understand...
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Posted on 01/17/2022
Get the Most Out of Your Walk-In Closet With These Key Features
Walk-in closets are an incredibly popular feature and often featured on homebuyers’ wishlists. If your home does not have a walk-in closet already, there are some clever ways to build one with some remodeling. Whether you have a walk-in closet already or are thinking about adding one, there are some key features you should be sure to include....
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Posted on 01/10/2022
How Living Exteriors Can Help Homeowners Save
Many of us have heard of a living or green wall. They’re excellent choices for reducing bills, counterbalancing emissions from basic home living and adding a beautiful touch of nature to your home’s exterior. But what are some of their other perks? Are there other external living features that can be applied to a home to further reduce...
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Posted on 01/03/2022
Should You Bottom-Water Your Houseplants?
Plant owners have likely encountered the term "bottom watering" concerning houseplant care. The method works by watering your plants using the drainage hole at the bottom rather than pouring water in from the top. There are many benefits to bottom watering, but there are also some downsides worth considering. Here is a basic guide to the pros and...
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Posted on 12/31/2021
Another Property Sold - Lot 29 Millikan Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
4 bedroom perc from Orange County. Bring your own builder custom plan & dreams to this beautiful wooded site in the heart of south western Orange Co. This lot borders roads: Millikan, Big Branch Trail & Western Trail. Path cut North to South thru lot for walking. Approximate house site marked w/ sign. On western two sides of lot, sloped topography to Wet weather creek. Very secluded, very private and lots of wildlife. Minutes to Haw River. Enjoy the Fall color as you stroll through your new...
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Posted on 12/27/2021
How to Buy a Home In Another State
Long-distance moves can be a challenge. It’s even more challenging when you’re trying to buy a home that’s far away. While moving out of state can be a hassle, there are ways to make the process simpler. Here are the basic steps to buying a house in another state: Visit If Possible If you have time and means,...
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Posted on 12/20/2021
A First-Time Homebuyer's Guide to Mortgage Basics
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay Financing a new home can seem overwhelming. For first-time homebuyers, the entire concept of obtaining a mortgage might seem especially daunting. There are many different lenders and many different types of mortgages available, so it's difficult to know which ones are best. Here we will go over the common mortgage types available to...
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Posted on 12/13/2021
3 Ways to Make Your New Construction Home More Energy Efficient
Photo by Andreas Gücklhorn on Unsplash Many prospective homeowners choose new construction over an existing home because they're able to customize the design. While there's no argument that It's fun to choose countertop options and bonus rooms, this is a good time to consider adding green solutions as well. Homes with green, or eco-friendly features, have a higher...
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Posted on 12/06/2021
Three Quick and Easy Ways to Design Your New Home
Photo by Khiem Tran via Pixabay Designing a home can be intimidating, especially if it's your first time. Maybe you were a design aficionado with the perfect dorm room, but designing a whole house seems intimidating. Maybe you're worried you have no feel for design at all and will leave your room an empty canvas with one, central...
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Posted on 11/29/2021
Tips for Setting Up Your Own VR Space
Photo by Sound On from Pexels Virtual reality, or VR, has increased in popularity and accessibility over the last few years. With multiple comparable devices and platforms available, what might have seemed like science fiction is now part of some peoples’ regular gaming routines. VR is something you can have in your own home and use anytime, but...
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Posted on 11/23/2021
Another Property Sold - 715 W 4th Street, Siler City, NC 27344
Beautifully landscaped one story home that features 3 bed and 2 bathrooms. Property also features a study and flex/office space. Enjoy the outdoors by relaxing on the back...
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Posted on 11/22/2021
What is an Asset-Backed Security?
Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay The common understanding of an asset-based debt is a loan meant to be repaid with interest, over time, and backed by a physical asset such as a building or a car. The asset serves as collateral that can be claimed by the lender in case of borrower default. An Asset-Based Security (ABS),...
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