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Moving checklist

Posted by John Cook on July 11, 2016 in No Category
Moving? Here's Your Checklist! By Barbara Pronin Before moving out, make sure your ready to complete this checklist. Contact us today with any questions! Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, getting ready takes lots of pre-planning. From Real Simple magazine, a moving checklist: Two Months Before • Sort and Purge – Go through every room in your home and decide what you will take and what you will get rid of. Plan a garage sale and/or gather up your charitable donation... read more
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Boosting your homes values

Posted by John Cook on July 08, 2016 in No Category
Improving the look and functionality of your home goes a long way toward boosting its value. But what types of renovation are today’s buyers looking for? If you are thinking of remodeling, a national survey by Consumer Reports reveals the most sought-after amenities: Kitchens top the list – Buyers want a clean, updated and well-organized kitchen. A new coat of paint or modernized lighting can be inexpensive starts. Increasing the value exponentially are quartz counters, attractive cabinetry, and s... read more
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Preparing your home for sale

Posted by John Cook on July 07, 2016 in No Category
Putting your home on the market is the easy part, preparing it is the challenge. At Coldwell Banker Advantage, we're always here to help. If you follow these simple tips it will make it easier on you when getting ready to put it up for sale.  Start by finding out its worth. Contact a real estate agent for a comparative market analysis, an informal estimate of value based on the recent selling price of similar neighborhood properties. Or get a certified appraiser to provide an appraisal. Next, get busy wo... read more
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5 Food Safety Tips when Barbecuing

Posted by John Cook on July 01, 2016 in No Category
‘Tis the season for eating out—doors, that is! If you’re hosting a backyard soirée this summer, make food safety a priority when planning the meal. Seasonal temperatures can accelerate the growth of foodborne bacteria, compromising the safety of you and your guests, cautions the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “From picnics to cookouts, eating outside is a fun and tasty way to enjoy the warmer weather,” says Torey Armul, a registered dietitian and nutritionist and sp... read more
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Destination Dix will be hosted on July 23rd from 10am-7pm at Dorothea Dix Park (Umstead Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603) in celebration of 1 year of Raleigh buying the park from the state of North Carolina. There will be live music, a beer garden, food trucks, kids games, picnic tables in the shade to escape the warm weather, and more! Because there will be no parking at the park grounds there is a free shuttle from Centennial Campus and downtown Raleigh. More information can be found here: http://www.visitraleigh.com... read more
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