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Best Places for Retired Military | Raleigh Home Military Discount - 12/27/11 03:22 PM
What are the top 10 best places for retired military to live? Raleigh named 8th best place to live by USAA and Military.com Raleigh, NC has been named as another "Best Place to Live," this time for retired military veterans Are you a member of the US military looking for the best place in the nation to start a second career? Take a look at all Raleigh, NC has to offer, including Defense, engineering, medical services and aviation jobs Relatively low unemployment rate (8.4% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the as of September, 2011) Proximity to Fort Bragg Affordable housing, low crime rate, (5 comments)
Which New Home Rooms are Growing in Popularity? | 2011 Home Design Trends Survey - 12/27/11 06:15 AM
Home Design Trends Survey Special Function Rooms Increasing in Popularity According to the American Institute of Architects's home design trends survey for second quarter 2011, some special function rooms, such as home offices, outdoor living areas, and inlaw suites have seen increased popularity over the past year. Some other special function rooms have shown declines in interest from 2010 to 2011, including interior greenhouses, pet rooms/interior kennels, and storm rooms/safe rooms. AIA's survey shows these special function rooms as having an increasing interest level in 2011: Hobby/game room In law suites Mud room Home office Outdoor living Here is a chart of AIA's survey results: (79 comments)
New Home Kitchen Design Trends - What Kitchen Colors Will Stay in Style? - 12/22/11 06:49 AM
2012 Kitchen Design Tips - Learn What Color will Always be in Style Designer Tips on How to Build a Kitchen with Timeless Appeal We were recently asked this interior design question, through "Ask Andrea": "I want whitewashed cabinets to fit a small ally kitchen. What color should I use to be able to keep the room up to date for many years? I will be using stainless steel appliances."
And here's what Stanton Homes' on staff interior design expert Andrea recommends: "Thank you for your question regarding what paint color would be best to use for your classic alley kitchen with white-washed cabinets. (5 comments)
How much are Johnston County, NC new home property taxes? That's a very common question. Johnston County borders Wake County on the southeastern side. Johnston County is home to Benson, Clayton, Four Oaks, Kenly, Micro, Pine Level, Princeton, Selma, Smithfield, and Wilson's Mills. For folks commuting to downtown Raleigh or RTP, popular destinations include Clayton, Archer's Lodge, and the southern outskirts of Wendell, as well as Smithfield slightly farther out (which is also home to the Raleigh area's largest outlet mall - Carolina Premium Outlets at Smithfield). Clayton is about 17 (0 comments)
Lee County Growth | 2010 North Carolina Census Results - 12/21/11 01:57 PM
Lee County Growth | Moving to Orange County NC Lee County NC New Homes Lee County has experienced an 18.0% growth in the past 10 years, as reported by the 2010 U.S. Census results. Lee County is one of many North Carolina counties to experience a large amount growth during this time. For example, Wake County, the most populous county in North Carolina, grew by 43.5%. North Carolina counties with the most growth include: Franklin, Harnett, Johnston, Chatham, Hoke, Union, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Iredell, Pitt, Camden, Currituck, Pender, and Brunswick.
Lee County Census Results: Square Miles: 257.26 Current Population: 57,866 Population 10 years ago: 49,040 % Population growth: (0 comments)
2012 Most Popular Kitchen Trends | How to Choose a Kitchen Sink Style - 12/12/11 09:39 AM
2012 Kitchen Sink Trends - How to Choose a Kitchen Sink What Features will Homebuyers Pay More For? We were recently asked this interior design question, through "Ask Andrea": "What's the current trend for kitchen sinks - low-divide or regular sink? It's a huge investment especially if new granite countertops will be installed."
And here's what Stanton Homes' on staff interior design expert Andrea has to say: Thank you for your questions about popular kitchen sink trends. 2012 Kitchen Trends – What Sink Styles are Most Popular? From all of this evidence, the trend is still most definitely stainless steel. People (7 comments)
2011 Home Design Trends Survey | Accessibility and Simplicity Popular Home Design Aspects - 12/09/11 12:22 PM
Home Design Priorities Accessibility and Simplicity are Popular Home Design Aspects According to the American Institute of Architects's home design trends survey for first quarter 2011, accessibility and ease of movement throughout the home continue to be important home design trends. AIA's survey showed that "home layouts have generally been simpler and floor plans more flexible". This survey includes design features like: In home accessibility Open space layout Access in and out of home Informal space Single floor design Here is a chart of AIA's survey results:
Learn more about accessible home design, open floor plans, and (5 comments)
2011 Franklin County Property Taxes | Franklin County NC Property Tax Guide - 12/02/11 01:03 PM
New Homes Franklin County NC 2011 Franklin County NC Property Tax Guide How much are property taxes for Franklin County NC new homes? How much are Franklin County, NC new home property taxes? That's a very common question. Franklin County lies just northeast of Wake County. Franklin County is home to Bunn, Franklinton, Louisburg, Youngsville, and parts of Wake Forest.
When were Franklin County NC property values last adjusted (assessed)? Franklin County revalues all real estate at least every eight years, per NC requirements. This procedure allows the Tax Department to adjust the appraised value of real estate to reflect the property's true value (0 comments)
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