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Archive for February 2016

Landscaping on a Budget

Can you believe that spring begins on March 20th?  Although it’s the most exciting time of year for those with a green thumb, spring can add pressure to homeowners who struggle with landscaping ideas and finances.  As for finances, you’d be surprised what a little bit of fresh mulch and inexpensive flowers can do for…

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Spring Gardening Tips and Tricks

The Southern Spring Home and Garden Show starts this weekend! We love this show, mainly because it is a great way to usher in Spring!  There you will experience gardens filled with flowers, chic designer rooms and exhibits focusing on the best in landscaping, building, remodeling and decorating, all located under one roof.  To get…

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Spring Break!

Can you believe spring break is right around the corner?  If you’d like to get away with your family but don’t want to spend a lot of money there are plenty of day trips you can take close to home. The Biltmore in Asheville, NC is just a short 3 hour drive.  There are tons…

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Featured Home of the Week: The Hadley

Located in our Kensington Forest community is our Hadley inventory home.  This 5 bedroom 3 bathroom home features an unfinished basement and a 1st floor bedroom. With an open flow from your family room into your kitchen, entertaining has never been easier! Your spacious kitchen provides ample room to gather around your large island or…

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Design Trends in 2015 vs. 2016

2015 was the year of dual master suites, open floor plans, free standing tubs, and all white kitchens.  And while those trends are still holding strong for 2016, there are a few new ones to add into the mix.   So what do we have to look forward to in 2016? Formal dining rooms are…

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What Not to do Before Closing on Your Home

You have found your perfect home and secured the necessary financing, but before you pop the champagne and start celebrating, there are a few things to keep in mind. There are several things that can postpone a closing or drive your interest rates higher. When you apply for a mortgage, the first credit check your lender…

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5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

If you have procrastinated on your Valentine’s Day plans this year, don’t worry, we have a great list of last minute ideas.  Throw a party:  Why not involve your friends in your Valentine’s Day celebration ( just make sure that your significant other is ok with it first).  If your relationship is fairly new, this…

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The End of Football Season

Life after football season………..What do you do with all of that free time?  For the past 5 months many of us spent our free time either watching football, going to a game, or talking about it with friends.  Now that the season has come to an end, you might find that you have a lot of…

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How Do You Like Your Stairs?

Do you prefer your staircase at the front of your home or more towards the back of the home where it is out of site from the front door?  We have a variety of floor plans that offer different styles and looks for your staircase. If you want your staircase to be the first thing that guests…

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Spring Decorating Ideas

Spring is just around the corner, and if you’re short on spring decorating ideas we’re here to  help! From vibrant indoor plants, to brightly colored throw rugs, or even a fresh coat of paint, changing up your home decor for the season is simple and inexpensive. Idea 1:  Use a real rug in the bathroom.…

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Walking Food Tours

What happens when you combine food and drinks at a variety of different establishments in Charlotte?  You get a Walking Food Tour that’s what!  At Charlotte Neighborhood Walking Food Tours you can choose from a variety of different tours depending on what Charlotte location you are most interested in. Bars & Bites in Historic South End This tour…

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