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Celebrate Donut Day!! (Blog)

Celebrated on the first Friday of every June – National Donut Day is a day to celebrate humble donut and the men and women who served soldiers donuts during the First World War. It is a day that is mainly celebrated in the United States, but other donut shops around the world have been known to participate as well. Traditionally, a free donut is given out to customers of donut shops on this day. Here’s Read more…

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Surveys and Encroachments (Blog)

We strongly recommend that our home buyers have a survey done on the property they’re buying before we finalize their purchase. A survey is a highly accurate delineation of the precise boundaries of the land that they’re purchasing no matter how big or small it may be. Surveys offer our buyers additional protection – and let me give you an example of how. We had an incident come up just this week, representing a buyer. Read more…

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Defining a Deal (Blog)

What is a Great Deal when buying a home? I just got off the phone with a buyer and wanted to share with you a bit of our conversation. This particular buyer is now Under Contract to buy their first home and they are very excited about this property.  However, through the negotiation, this buyer was particularly concerned about feeling like they got a ‘deal’ on the house. Well, in fact, the house that they Read more…

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Defining a Bedroom (Blog)

What defines a bedroom? In North Carolina, there are actually 4 and sometimes 5 criteria that must be met for a room to be legally considered a bedroom. The first condition, which most people know, is that the room has to have a built-in closet. (Unless the house was built prior to the World Wars – until that time people generally didn’t have nearly as many clothes as we consider normal now – and most Read more…