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Archive for April, 2013

Top national parks for families

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Each year, hundreds of millions of people visit the 397 destinations that comprise the country’s National Park System. Summer is the ideal time to explore many of these parks, as the kids are out of school and activities in the parks are in full swing. Here are four national parks that are worth putting on…Read More »

How to identify your home’s best and worst features before you sell

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

1. ANALYZE THE SPACE. Walk through your home and look at each room in the context of the overall property. – Is your kitchen very dark and compartmentalized with an inefficient floor plan and layout? – Are the cabinets just worn out and refused to stay closed? – Do your appliances only work when they…Read More »

Why hiring a Professional matters when you are selling your home

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

When you hire a REALTOR® to sell your home what are some of the things that you ask them?  What are some of the things that if the agent doesn’t do you will NOT hire them?  I’m sorry but I don’t care if it’s your brother, cousin, best friend, or whomever if they do not…Read More »

Start enjoying your deck after one day’s work

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Most deck owners know that one of the keys to keeping their decks looking good is staining it every few years. However, while deck staining is a process that most homeowners are capable of doing themselves, finding the time to do it can be difficult. With the right approach and the right products, you can…Read More »

Working like a dog: Study confirms benefits of bringing pets to work

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Harvey is no ordinary canine. The 3-year-old boxer has a full-time job, working almost every day at Greensboro, N.C.-based Replacements, Ltd. “Every morning he’s standing by the front door, waiting to go to work,” says Harvey’s owner, Sara Vestal, restoration manager. “He’s been coming with me since he was 6 weeks old, and he truly…Read More »

Considering a pool, spa or hot tub? What you should know before you hire a contractor

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Does your dream backyard include a lush lawn, lovely landscaping and – at the heart of the action – a pool, spa or hot tub? If so, you’re not alone, and this might be your year to turn that dream into reality. A recent survey by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) found…Read More »

Secrets of a solid home inspection

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Nearly two-thirds of surveyed homeowners report that a home inspection during the selling or buying of a house saved them money. Selling, buying or just putting a house on the market may raise many questions. Can I get a good price? Are there any problems I should fix prior to listing my house? If I…Read More »