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5 TIPS TO CLEAN & PREPARE YOUR AIR CONDITIONER FOR SUMMER

Source:  realtytimes.com staff “Making it through the summer without a working air conditioning system isn’t feasible in some parts of the country.  Even if you live in a temperate climate, your AC system will make you much more comfortable at home…So before the weather really gets hot, take the time to clean and prepare your…

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LANDSCAPING TO IMPROVE RESALE: AT DIFFERENT PRICE POINTS

SOURCE:  realtytimes.com “As the weather starts to heat up, so too does the housing market.  Spring is an optimal time to get your house ready to sell.  The first thing that potential buyers will see of your home is the landscaping, so make a great first impression with beautiful outdoor spaces.  An investment in landscaping…

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IDEAS TO IMPROVE YOUR SMALL FRONT YARD

Source:  Andrea Davis for realtytimes.com “There are many ways to improve your small front yard without uprooting your driveway or dialing back your front porch.  With the right touches, small front yards can be just as appealing as large ones…. USE SYMMETRY.  Balancing the elements of your yard on either side of your sidewalk –…

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HOW TO UPDATE YOUR HOME ON A DIME

Excerpted from an article by Andrea Davis for realtytimes.com “Updates and home renovations are scary to many homeowners, but improving your home doesn’t have to be a daunting task.  Here are a few simple projects that will boost the value and looks of your home… TRY A FRESH COAT OF PAINT.  It can make a…

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HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME IN 2017

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “It’s 2017.  Now what?  the new year is a time for hope and renewal, and for those who are looking to sell – and simultaneously buy – a home, it can represent a fresh start.  But this year, political and social realities are giving some would-be…

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TAKE A WINTER HIKE THIS HOLIDAY

Excerpted from an article by Karen Chavez for Asheville Citizen-Times “WNC STATE PARKS ARE NOW OPEN AGAIN AFTER FIRES… “…During November and early December, it seemed like all the Western North Carolina forests were on fire…at different times, all the state parks in WNC were closed due to fires…many trails throughout the Nantahala National Forest…

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FIVE REASONS TO CLEAN YOUR GARAGE

Excerpted from an article written by Charles Krome for realtytimes.com “Some of us look at our garage as a place meant for storing tools, toys, sporting gear, landscaping equipment and perhaps an extra fridge or two.  We often lost sight of its main purpose – to store and protect some of our most valuable possessions…

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SHOP WITH AN EYE FOR FUTURE HOME ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS

Excerpted from an article by Jim Adair for realtytimes.com “It can be heartbreaking to have to leave your home because of mobility issues at any age or stage of your life..so when you’re building, choosing a new home or renovating, keep basic accessibility features in mind.  These features will help make it easier to you,…

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FOUR TIPS FOR PREVENTING ELECTRICAL FIRES IN YOUR HOME

Excerpted from an article by James for realtytimes.com “All electrical installations in your home are destined to deteriorate with age and continuous use.  When this happens  you are likely to be inconvenienced by unexpected repairs, experience damage to electronic devices, or worse still, experience a fire that will damage your home and injure your family. …

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10 THINGS THAT’LL MAKE YOUR MOVE EASIER

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “Moving:  one of the most stressful activities there is.  If you’re getting ready to move or are in the process of buying or selling a house, you may have been thinking about the unpacking and the packing and the change of address and turning on utilities. …

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