Friday, March 14, 2014 / by Veronica Johnson
I read an interesting article about Money Magazine's best places to retire. Locations spanned from Spokane, WA to Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Raleigh landed on the list with a temperate climate and a strong economy. Click on the link below to read the whole article.
Monday, February 24, 2014 / by Veronica Johnson
Just as most of the country, we have had a very cold winter! But believe it or not, spring is right around the corner. In less than two weeks, it is time to move our clocks forward already! Those of us in real estate know that this will encourage more people to go look at houses during the week. With more showings, more homes will be listed and the explosion of real estate activity begins.
If you are interested in buying a home this spring, be sure to watch listings carefully. The best homes could sell in as little as two days. If you see a home that you love, be sure to schedule a showing as soon as possible. Our team has several agents available at all times of the day who will be happy to help.
Are you thinking about selling your home this year? If so, now is the time to start planning! We offer a free market analysis of your home, so you will know what your home will sell for in today's market. We can also help you determine which upgrades you have been considerin ...
Thursday, June 13, 2013 / by Veronica Johnson
Keeping cool indoors when it is hot outdoors is a problem. The sun beating down on our homes causes indoor temperatures to rise to uncomfortable levels. Air conditioning provides some relief. But the initial costs of installing an air conditioner and the electricity costs to run it can be high. In addition, conventional air conditioners use refrigerants made of chlorine compounds, suspected contributors to the depletion of the ozone layer and global warming. But there are alternatives to air conditioning. This information provides some common sense suggestions and low-cost retrofit options to help you "keep your cool"- and save electricity.
An alternative way to maintain a cool house or reduce air conditioning use is natural (or passive) cooling. Passive cooling uses non-mechanical methods to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. ...
Thursday, May 30, 2013 / by Veronica Johnson
Is the Water You Drink Safe?
North America has one of the safest water supplies in the world. However, national statistics don't tell you specifically about the quality and safety of the water coming out of your tap. That's because drinking water quality varies from place to place, depending on the condition of the source water from which it is drawn and the treatment it receives.
What contaminants may be found in drinking water?
There is no such thing as naturally pure water. In nature, all water contains some impurities. As water flows in streams, sits in lakes, and filters through layers of soil and rock in the ground, it dissolves or absorbs the substances that it touches. Some of these substances are harmless. In fact, some people prefer mineral water precisely because minerals give it an appealing taste. However, at certain levels minerals, just like man-made chemicals, are considered contaminants that can make wat ...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 / by Veronica Johnson
Don't Pay Another Cent in Rent To Your Landlord
"If you're like most renters, you feel trapped within the walls of a house or apartment that doesn't feel like yours."
It's a dream we all have - to own our own home and stop paying rent. But if you're like most renters, you feel trapped within the walls of a house or apartment that doesn't feel like yours. How could it when you're not even permitted to bang in a nail or two without a hassle. You feel like you're stuck in the renter's rut with no way of rising up out of it and owning your own home.
Don't Feel Trapped Anymore
It doesn't matter how long you've been renting, or how insurmountable your financial situation may seem. The truth is, there ...