House Upkeep

July 19, 2020

6 Updates You Can Make To Your Kitchen Without Renovating

Thinking about saying goodbye to your outdated kitchen in favor of a fresh, bright space to entertain friends and cook family meals, but shocked with how much a kitchen remodel actually costs?

Don’t worry, there’s still tons of budget-friendly things you can do to update your space without the huge ...

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April 22, 2020

Change Your Door Color

Now that spring has officially sprung in the Carolinas, it’s the perfect time to get outside and refresh your home’s exterior. Giving your front door a colorful coat of paint is a fun weekend DIY project and an easy way modernize your curb appeal. Bring the personality of your home ...

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Dec. 20, 2019

Your Home Ownership Journey

Allen Tate President/CEO Pat Riley shares milestones to plan for.

There’s an old saying that there are three things that matter in real estate: location, location, location. But while location is certainly important, homeownership is really more of a journey, not a fixed destination.

“When you take ownership of ...

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Nov. 15, 2019

Home Inspirations

From a local designer - look at these great projects for you to consider. 


Lauren Nicole Interior Design | Luxe Firethorne Home

Charlotte, North Carolina

Lauren Nicole Interior Design is rooted in the belief that your home is a reflection of your personality, so Lauren makes sure to meet ...

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Oct. 4, 2019

Safer Communities


In a society where we refer to our homes as our castles, it makes sense that we also want to feel safe and secure in our residences. But as we spend more time inside looking at screens and less time outside making connections with neighbors, it also makes sense ...

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April 16, 2019

Staging Ideas


A common question Realtors® often get asked is, “Do I need to stage my house before it goes on the market?” The short answer is yes. The long answer is absolutely yes.

Home staging is the process of decluttering and decorating your home so that it’s most impressive ...

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Posted in House Upkeep, Selling
April 12, 2019

Outside Cleaning Tips

Spring Cleaning Tips

Most people have a plan of attack when it comes to spring cleaning their home’s interior, but what about their exterior spaces? With warmer months just around the corner, give some TLC to your outdoor spaces and be ready when the urge to get outside takes over ...

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Jan. 22, 2019

8 Kitchen Cleaning Hacks



As a self-proclaimed neat freak, I can appreciate a good cleaning tip or two. And with Thanksgiving exactly one month away, I’m kicking up my cleaning game. Looking for ways to deep clean your kitchen before you invite the masses over to feast on turkey and sweet potato ...

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Jan. 15, 2019

10 Ways to Save on Home Improvement Costs


Ways to save money on home improvement costs

Home improvement projects can increase the resale value of your house, transform drab rooms into dazzling showcases, and equip you with handy skills. They can also cost you…a lot.

Have you been holding off on your home improvement dreams because of the cost factor? With some creativity and ...

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Oct. 11, 2018

71 days to sell your house...what to do about it.

The Millennials are just starting to buy. The Baby Boomers aren't selling. What can we do to get inventory on the market and sold for a reasonable amount of time and a reasonable price?

For years, and just recently 1st through 3rd quarter, we have seen bidding wars. Prices ...

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Posted in House Upkeep, Selling