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Portable Storage: The Key to Successful Home Staging

Do you want to sell your house as fast as you can for as much as you can? REALTORS® and home staging experts agree: staging your home should be at the top of your checklist. A big part of this process entails removing excess items and furniture. The inevitable question becomes, “Where

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Trying to Sleep in Your New Home

Moving to a new house is an exciting experience. But once the last box of your things has been relocated, the process of adjustment begins. As it’s in human nature to resist and get stressed about changes in life, this process could be quite challenging and result in certain side effects. Having

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Five Best Home Security Applications

Today, several companies and resources have been created to protect our household solely. Take home security systems, for example. It is ideal to set up and install home security according to Security Baron because it helps keep your home and family safe. But in an on-the-go world, many homeowners want access to

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Feng Shui- What It Is and How to Use It

What is feng shui? Feng shui is the ancient Chinese philosophy of finding harmony and balance between elements. Although feng shui is used in numerous aspects of life to promote positive energy flow (“chi”) and bring about  physical and mental health, success, and healthy relationships, it’s also very commonly used in interior

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Realty Executives Agent Achieves Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI) Designation

Realty Executives Agent Achieves Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI) Designation Hickory, NC – Sandra Watts, Executive Broker and Realtor® with Realty Executives of Hickory and Lake Norman has earned the “Graduate Realtor® Institute” (GRI) designation from the National Association of Realtors®. She joins other top producing professionals in the residential real estate industry

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Hosting a Housewarming Party

Buying a new home is an exciting time for anyone! Getting to show off your new pad to friends, family and neighbors…even more exciting. Here are some tips to get you ready to hold an easy and fun housewarming party. Who to Invite? Knowing who to invite to a housewarming party can

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Realty Executives of Hickory Welcomes New Agent

Wendy Mobley has joined Realty Executives of Hickory at 785 Highway 70 SW where she will specialize in the marketing and sales of real estate. She is a member of the Catawba Valley Association of Realtors and national and state Realtor associations. Wendy is a graduate of Western Piedmont where she received

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How to Increase Your Home’s Resale Value

People are always asking how they can get more money for their house when they put it on the market. While some of the things that determine your home’s value are out of your hands (location, age, layout), many buyers are willing to fork over a little more when certain upgrades have

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Creating the “Spookiest” Haunted House

Halloween is right around the corner, but not everything has to be super scary in order to be fun! Here’s our guide to creating a spooky haunted house that is kid-approved and just the right amount of creepy for your kids to have fun this season.   Carve pumpkins Whether you carve

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How to Make Moving With Pets Less Stressful

It’s not surprising that moving home is one of the most stressful life events. All that organizing, packing, sorting and sometimes even new schools and jobs; there’s a lot going on! It’s often easy to forget that our pets can become stressed too. While you may have the most laid-back dog or

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Home Tips: Caring For Your Mattress

Mattresses were invented with comfort in mind. It is a valuable investment that you need to focus on, especially for family start-ups. Promoting a clean, more pleasant, and productive night’s sleep is what we aim for a mattress.  With that said, the value and cost of your mattress should be kept in

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Five Home Relocation Tips

House relocation can be stressful, time-consuming and expensive affair especially if you have lots of items that need hauling over long distances. However, you can make the process easy by planning and getting help from the right sources. Here are five tips to help when planning a relocation.   Plan Early When

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Common Garage Door Problems

Few things are as annoying as a garage door that’s acting up, especially when you just came from a very hard day at work. Then again, garage door problems happen all the time. You must, however, address any issue with your garage door immediately to avoid worse problems in the future. Here

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Easy Ways to Go Green in Your Home

Many lifestyle changes are easier said than done, but when it comes to going green, it’s just easy as it sounds. Whether you’re moving to a new home or you’re looking for a way to live in a more energy-efficient way, here are some simple changes you can make to go green

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Pets for Homeowners With Allergies

As many as three in 10 people in the U.S. have allergies to cats and dogs, and cat allergies are twice as likely as dog allergies. Allergies happen when someone’s immune system is triggered by something, such as pollen from flowers, or dander from pets. These allergies can cause itchy watery eyes, a

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What to Consider When Renting Out Your Home

So, you own a home that isn’t selling, or something else is keeping you from selling it, but you still want to add some extra money to your budget. Renting out is a reasonable option many homeowners who won’t or can’t sell choose. Although renting out your home or a part of

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Pre-Assembled or Flat Pack Furniture: Which is Better?

There’s a lot of things to consider before purchasing furniture. Color, design, quality, and quantity are on top of the list. However, one point that you should keep in mind is how you want them to be delivered. When it comes to delivery, pre-assembled or flat pack furniture are two terms you

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Checking the Air Quality in Your Home

Your home is a place of comfort and security. However, is this possible with defective indoor air quality levels? During wildfire and allergy seasons, you may notice air quality alerts. These put you at risk for harmful effects from your outdoor air quality. Regardless, throughout the rest of the year, your home’s

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6 Roof Types to Consider for Your Home Upgrade

The roof of our house protects us from the harshest elements, but it does so much more than that. For instance, the shape of our roof contributes significantly to our home’s overall look and style. In some cases, the roof type you choose dictates whether you can have an attic, loft, or

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Air Conditioning 101: Tips, Tricks, and Hacks You Should Know

During the scorching summer months, it’s hard to imagine life without your trusted air conditioning unit. However, as the degrees drop inside your home, your electric bill can also head in the opposite direction. When faced with skyrocketing bills, it is tempting to give up your AC or live much more warmly

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10 COMMON DECK DEFECTS AND HOW TO SOLVE THEM

Summer is upon us and the outdoor living season is in full bloom. In neighborhoods all across the country, people are using their backyard decks for grilling, sunbathing and entertaining, day and night. However, it’s important to make sure your deck is safe and structurally sound before using it. Start by conducting

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Realty Executives of Hickory Welcomes New Agent

REALTY EXECUTIVES OF HICKORY WELCOMES NEW AGENT Derek Crump has joined Realty Executives of Hickory at 785 Highway70 SW where he will specialize in the marketing and sales of real estate. He is also a member of the Catawba Valley Association of Realtors and the national and state Realtor Associations. You may

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Commonly Overlooked Features When Buying a Home

A few of the most common features that buyers look for when buying a house include the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, and whether or not the home has a garage. Then, there are the few important features that often get pushed to the bottom of the list. Don’t forget the

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How to Give Your Home a “Smart” Financial Stress Test

Do you ever feel like your money is literally flying out the window? Parents have ribbed their kids about turning off the lights and closing the door for as long as there have been homes, but there’s quite a bit of truth behind one of the most common household pet peeves. Wasted

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Ways to Add Value to Your Home on a Budget

It’s no secret every homeowner eventually wants to add value to their home. Not only does it boost the resale price, but it can create a more inviting and cozy space. When you stop and think about a home renovation, an overwhelming wave of stress overcomes you because all you can think

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