Moving? Tips for Packing

Moving offers a range of exciting new opportunities. You’ll have a new home, potentially in a new geographic region.  With all the excitement of moving to a new home, you’ll want to be prepared for your move.   Here are a few tips for packing and what to consider when planning your move. Prepare for the Cost Planning your move? Start by setting a budget. Consider the following as you plan your budget. The cost for a mover. Professional movers vary in price.

5 New Year Resolutions to Make for Your Home

Traditionally, people set personal improvement goals such as eating healthier, starting a new hobby or rekindle old friendships as their New Year’s resolutions. The ultimate purpose of any New Year’s resolution is usually to improve your quality of life. Since you likely spend more time at home than anywhere else, why not consider a New Year resolutions for your home. We hope our ideas inspire you to tackle the home projects that will improve your quality of life. Declutter and Organize First

Consider these Strategies to Lower Your Utility Expense

Utility bills can represent a costly expense for a homeowner. Saving energy in your home doesn’t have to be a challenge, nor do you have to suffer from the excess expense of wasted energy with your energy bill. When you’re considering how best to tackle the utility bills, there are several strategies you can use to decrease your utility usage, therefore, reduce your overall expense. Here are a few tips to get you started. Take a look at seals on windows, doors

15 Tips to Winterize Your Home

Winterizing your North Carolina home is a smart move. These tips aren’t just for homeowners in colder parts of the state like the mountains. Residents on the coast and other areas where winter is milder will find ways to prepare their homes as well. Since it’s best to winterize before the season’s first snowfall, November to mid-December is the best time to get your home ready for winter. Most of these tips are easy projects homeowners can handle without professional

5 Tips to Help You Transition Your Home from Summer to Fall

Fall is just around the corner, which means the leaves will start to change into colorful, warm hues and the weather will begin to cool down. The fall season is all about being cozy and comfortable. And since it’s fast approaching, it’s time to transform your home into a more warm, inviting haven for the colder months. 5 TIPS TO HELP YOU TRANSITION YOUR HOME FROM SUMMER TO FALL REVAMP YOUR FRONT DOOR The front door is the first place guests will

What to Consider When Choosing a Floor Plan for Your Home

Are you getting ready to design your new home? The floor plan is one of the most important elements of that home. It will set up your property and help determine how you will live in your new space. There are many elements to consider when choosing your floor plan–but this guide can make it easier to see exactly what your new home needs. What Size Home Fits Your Lifestyle?  Are you looking for a minimalist-style home with a relatively small

How to Determine Whether a Community is Right For You

How to Determine Whether a Community is Right For You Integrating into a healthy community that aligns with your lifestyle is a key aspect of moving. No matter how far from home you decide to relocate, it’s essential that you select an area with a community that adds value to your life. How can you determine what that community looks like, though? And is it really worth passing up otherwise-excellent opportunities to pursue the ideal community? The answer is a resounding yes. The

5 Ways Homeowners Can Prepare For Summer Storms

As a North Carolina homeowner, you know summer storms are a fact of life. Adhering to these easy home maintenance tips is an essential component of being proactive in preparing your home for summer storms. The other component is taking additional steps when a storm is in the forecast. Maintenance Tips for a Storm Ready Home Inspect Your Roof    At the beginning of summer and after a major storm, you need to inspect your roof. No ladder or climbing is

New Homeowner Checklist For Year One

Purchasing a home is a thrilling life event and a time when you will have, what feels like, a million things to do. From packing up to moving in, to getting your kids off to their first day of school, there is a lot to get in order. To help ensure you get settled into your new home,  here’s a checklist with tips to get you through your first year of being a homeowner!   1. Review Your Home Inspection Report Review the

7 Curb Appeal Projects You Can Do in a Weekend

Since first impressions really do matter, it’s important to make sure your home’s curb appeal is inviting to passersby. Improving your home’s exterior can also help create a refreshing environment for you to enjoy. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple, inexpensive improvements you can make that will have a significant positive impact on your home’s appearance. Clean Up Your Property One of the easiest ways to enhance curb appeal is by deep cleaning your home’s exterior. From cleaning up your

5 Important Reasons to Install Smoke Detectors in Your Home

Why You Need to Install and Maintain Smoke Detectors Smoke Detectors Protect Your Home from Fire Accidents The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports highlights the impact of residential fires. About two-thirds of  fire accidents are in homes where there were no fire alarms installed. The report affirms that “Properly installed and maintained smoke alarms are considered to be one of the best and least expensive means of providing an early warning of a potentially deadly fire and could reduce by almost half the risk of fatal

Tips to Help You Avoid Heating & Cooling System Breakdown

You depend on the heating and cooling system for your home. It keeps your home at a comfortable temperature through out the seasons, as well as, provides essential functions such as air filtration. When your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) unit stops functioning properly, it can be a costly undertaking.  The good news is with a little time and routine maintenance, you can help your HVAC system continue to work efficiently for years to come. Why Maintenance is Important for Your