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Ways to Beat the Summer Heat in Your Home

Posted by Alan Tucker on July 09, 2018 in  Helpful Tips  House and Home
Staying cool in the heat of the summer usually comes with high electricity bills come fall.  There are some ways you can beat the heat from the dog days of summer and keep your cooling bill relatively low. Programmable Thermostat A programmable thermostat is an inexpensive way to preset your thermostat so that it is only cooling your home while you are home.  These run from $30 to $50 dollars and depending on which one you buy, you can set up to 4 settings or even weekday and weekend settings. You c... read more
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There’s no place like home.  That just isn’t a saying from Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz as she clicks her heels together, but something that every homeowner feels when they have found the perfect home.  A home is not just about the 4 corners of what we call home, but something more magical after we have put our personal touches into it.  It’s our niche, a place we are comfortable with to just be “us”.  It’s our haven, our sanctuary, our comfort zone.  So i... read more
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Is This House Priced Right for Me?

Posted by Alan Tucker on June 06, 2018 in  Buying  General Real Estate  Helpful Tips
When you are buying or selling a home you want to make sure you are getting your money’s worth.  Making an offer on a property you are interested in can be a stressful event.  Are you offering too much?  Can I afford the monthly payments? How much am I willing to pay?  The bidding process can be tedious, especially if you aren’t sure if you are making a proper offer. It pays to do your research and hire a real estate agent who most likely knows what the home is worth.   Kn... read more
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Buying a Fixer Upper

Posted by Alan Tucker on June 06, 2018 in No Category
Buying a fixer upper can seem like a really good idea especially if you’ve been looking for a home and can’t find one that has everything you want.  You will probably be able to get a good price, and if you’re handy, the idea of fixing up a place seems ideal.  If you are seriously considering this option, there are a few things to consider before signing on the dotted line.   Do the Math The first thing you will want to do is find a professional that will be honest ... read more
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Fun Day Trips in North Carolina

Posted by Alan Tucker on May 23, 2018 in  Fayetteville  Southern Pines
North Carolina is a great state.  One of the greatest things is that there is so much to do within a day’s drive from no matter where you live.  From the beaches to the mountains there are endless opportunities for sightseeing and activities.  Get out your calendar and start planning. Asheville Asheville is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is known for its arts and cultural scene.  Visitors to Asheville can find many things to do to include touring the Biltmore Estate, visit the P... read more
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