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(RISMedia-Norwalk, CT) – Coldwell Banker Advantage, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina recently announced its ranking as the number 2 real estate firm in North Carolina in transactions, according to RISMedia’s 27th Annual Power Broker Report. Coldwell Banker Advantage reported 11,077 closed residential transactions in 2014, and a total sales volume of $2,174,873,339. This year’s Power Broker Report is based on responses to RISMedia’s 2015 Power Broker Survey, distributed in early Janua... read more

How Can We Add Instant Fall Curb Appeal?

Posted by Laurie A. Donofrio on September 04, 2015 in  Uncategorized
To make the most of your home’s outward appearance, it’s important to implement seasonal curb appeal. With autumn approaching, consider sprucing up your home’s exterior with these fall touches: • Replace your front door with an ENERGY STAR® alternative, complete with decorative glass accents or sidelights to keep cool weather out and natural light in. For entry door inspiration, check out Pinterest, your resident showroom or your local home improvement store. • If a door replacement is out the budget, swap out door... read more

Gardeners: Don’t Fear Fall Frost

Posted by Laurie A. Donofrio on September 04, 2015 in  Uncategorized
As summer winds down and frost threatens, even avid gardeners may be tempted to pack up their trowels and call it a season. You may think it’s better to leave the victory garden gracefully than risk the disappointment of watching crops wither in chilly temperatures. But fear of frost and failure don’t have to stop you from enjoying a fruitful fall garden. With the right plant choices and a few tricks, producing a hefty harvest can be easy. Frost occurs when temperatures drop enough to condense and freez... read more

3 Inspiring Ideas for a Kitchen Redo

Posted by Laurie A. Donofrio on September 04, 2015 in  Uncategorized
(Family Features) Updating your kitchen doesn’t have to be expensive. Draw inspiration from these ideas, offered up by the experts at Lowe’s (, purveyor of the Frigidaire Professional line, among other housewares.

 • Incorporate the farm-to-table trend with a farmhouse sink, which will work in kitchens with existing farmhouse or transitional styles. Go for classic white or a darker metal finish, such as an antique copper single-basin, to make a vintage statement.
 • Don’t get voted off the island –... read more

How can we make our house like that vacation spot?

Posted by Laurie A. Donofrio on June 12, 2015 in  Uncategorized

Sure, we would all like to live like we do when we are at that fancy hotel, but

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