greenville nc home: Choosing The Right Home Warranty Service Company - 07/11/14 05:03 AM
Not to be confused with homeowner’s insurance, which covers the structure and contents of your Greenville NC home, a warranty service contract is designed to cover systems and appliances that stop working due to normal usage.  Basic coverage generally includes the repair and replacement of major appliances such as heating/cooling system, water heater, refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, etc.  Plumbing and electrical systems are also usually covered, and some companies include washer, drier, microwave, and roof maintenance in the basic tier.
Gaining in popularity with both buyers and sellers, warranty service contracts serve to reassure owners that they won’t face major repair/replacement costs.  … (0 comments)

greenville nc home: Preparing Your Greenville NC Home For Emergencies - 07/03/14 03:04 AM
Because disasters, from floods and fires to hurricanes and tornadoes, and major household mishaps such as a burst pipe, electrical fire, or gas leak can strike without warning, it is critical for every Greenville NC home owner to set up an emergency plan and create a list of things everybody in the household should know. Your safety plan could involve maintaining a list/map of emergency shut-off locations, information sources, and basic tools.  In addition, develop a list of emergency numbers and an escape plan for the family.
Some of the things you might do are standard homeowner things, like ensuring that … (0 comments)

greenville nc home: Greenville NC Home For Sale: 2948 Laylah Drive Winterville - 06/03/14 02:09 AM
Greenville NC Home For Sale: 
 
2948 Laylah Drive, Winterville NC 28590
MLS# 114389


3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1,310 square feet |built 2010
 
USDA approved. Well maintained 3 bedroom/2 bath home. Large great room with fireplace, chair rail and crown molding. Kitchen boasts built-in microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, smooth-top range and a lovely breakfast nook with bay windows. Master bath has vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, and double vanity. Security system and laundry closet. Backyard with nice patio and 6 ft white vinyl fence. Nicely landscaped.
 
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greenville nc home: 5 Tips To Become a Savvy First-Time Home Buyer - 06/01/14 09:21 PM
Today’s housing market is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for first-time buyers. Interest rates are at near-record lows, homes are more affordable than they have been in years, and there are plenty of homes for sale (with more on the way, thanks to foreclosures). Conditions are certainly right for first-time buyers to successfully acquire the Greenville NC home of their dreams.
So, the market is doing its part; the rest is up to the potential buyer.  Read on…
What used to be termed “tips” for the savvy would-be buyer are now pretty much considered “rules” and include the following items:
Determine a budget—and … (1 comments)

greenville nc home: Making Your Home Welcoming to Greenville NC Buyers - 01/27/14 01:26 AM
Most sellers of a Greenville NC home have been advised to be aware of the importance of curb appeal in heightening the interest of potential buyers.  To that end, they keep the lawn mowed and bushes trimmed.  They also adorn the outside entranceway with colorful potted flowers, updated light fixtures and hardware, and a freshly-painted door—all invitations to potential buyers to go inside.
An effective selling strategy, of course, but the invitations and positive impressions need to continue when prospective buyers actually come into your home.  Be it large, small, or cleverly created, the interior entryway to your house serves as … (0 comments)

greenville nc home: Why You Want a Home Inspection When Buying Or Selling a Greenville NC Home - 02/13/13 08:37 AM
A home inspection is perhaps the most important step in the buying/selling process of a Greenville NC home. It benefits both the buyer in understanding the condition of the house and the seller who wants to provide accurate disclosure information.   A home inspection typically includes an examination of the heating and central air conditioning systems, interior plumbing, electrical systems, the roof, attic, visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, foundations, and basements. Some may also include appliances and outdoor plumbing. The typical cost of an inspection varies depending on the area, size of the home, and services the inspector is providing.
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greenville nc home: Don’t Forget Backyard Appeal When Selling Your Greenville NC Home! - 10/18/12 04:34 AM
Much has been written about the importance of curb appeal when you’re selling your Greenville NC home, but the need for backyard appeal, especially for summer sales, has too often been overlooked.  While the front of your home can be the first step in attracting potential buyers, backyards, which play an increasingly important role in our lives, can play a key role in a buyer’s perception of a potential home. Given the current enthusiasm for outdoor spaces for family enjoyment and entertaining, it makes good selling sense to evaluate the landscaping and outdoor spaces (high priorities for about 50 percent of buyers) … (2 comments)

greenville nc home: Home Not Selling? Here Are 4 Remedies For a Quick Sale! - 09/27/12 05:16 AM
Yes, you realize that the economy is tough, and, yes, you’re well aware that it is a buyers’ market in the real estate world.  But your Greenville NC home has been for sale for a long time now, and similar houses in the area have been selling.  You’re asking what you consider a fair price for the property, and you allow your Realtor to have periodic open house showings, so what is going on?
Generally the problem lies in one of four areas:  price, condition, availability, and location.
Price:  In today’s economy everyone is looking for a bargain. With access to so much … (2 comments)

greenville nc home: Summer Energy Saving Tips for Your Greenville NC Home - 08/08/12 06:05 AM
 
Summer is here, accompanied by heat, humidity, and high electric bills. Depending on your location, the size of your home, and utility costs in your area, summer often brings the highest monthly bills of the year. The good news, however, is that there are some easy tips to help keep you cool in your Greenville NC home and save a little money at the same time.
Reduce the heat inside your Greenville NC home:
Use a microwave oven, slow cooker, or barbecue grill rather than your oven. Put lids on pans to hold the heat in while cooking. Do "wet" … (0 comments)

greenville nc home: Money Saving Tips For The Greenville NC Home Owner - 07/10/12 02:46 AM
ShareThis     Looking for new ways to trim your budget, save time, and cut waste in your Greenville NC home?  Newspaper columnist Heloise has for years suggested unusual ways to re-purpose everyday household items, but the newest guru in that field is Joey Green, a prolific author with an inventive mind and a keen sense of humor.  Read on to learn some of his unusual—but practical-- uses for products commonly found in your Greenville NC home.  You will be pleasantly surprised at the number of “specialty” products you can cross off your grocery list!
Aluminum foil:
Remove rust from or polish chrome. … (1 comments)

greenville nc home: Thinking of Buying a Greenville NC Home? First Get Pre-approved! - 05/23/12 12:35 PM
Few people can buy a home for cash. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), nearly nine out of 10 buyers of Greenville NC homes finance their purchase, which means that nearly all buyers -- especially first-time purchasers -- require a loan.  The real issue with real estate financing is not getting a loan (almost anyone willing to pay lofty interest rates can find a mortgage). Instead, the idea is to get the loan that's right for you -- the mortgage with the lowest cost and best terms.
Realtors routinely urge prospective buyers to get pre-approved for a loan before … (0 comments)

greenville nc home: For First-Time Seller Of A Greenville NC Home - 03/02/12 02:36 AM
The present state of the real estate market may well be a boon for would-be buyers, but it is a certainly a difficult one for sellers. No longer can the latter count on making a great deal of money (or even any money, for that matter), but the large number of Greenville NC homes for sale means that sellers are competing to find a buyer. For those of you who are first-time sellers and have never been through the home-selling process, the following suggestions are designed to help you face reality, make your property appealing to a buyer, and ultimately sell … (0 comments)

greenville nc home: Are Household Myths Costing You Money? - Part II - 11/29/11 06:24 AM
Installment I of this two-part series debunked widely-held myths concerning items inside your Greenville NC home. Now it’s time to expose more money-costing beliefs dealing with credit cards, taxes, shopping, and insurance.
CREDIT CARDS:
1. Carrying a balance on your credit card is a good thing.
While using your credit card is beneficial for your credit score, carrying an unpaid balance just means that you will have to pay interest on that balance each month. It’s far better to save that money and buy something new for your Greenville NC home--or for yourself, for that matter.
2. Using store credit cards will … (0 comments)

greenville nc home: Hot Tips For Staying Cool And Saving Money In Your Greenville NC Home - 06/21/11 02:09 PM
All owners of Greenville NC homes recognize that keeping cool in hot summer months means paying higher utility bills. However, in the face of the ever-rising cost of living, family budgets strained by the spike in utility use, and the awareness of the need for environmental efficiency, the following money and energy saving tips can certainly help you manage both your comfort level and your finances this summer.
AIR CONDITIONING:
Keep it off as long as possible. Turn the thermostat up before leaving for work or for a vacation. You can save 1-3% per degree above 72. Invest in an inexpensive programmable … (0 comments)

greenville nc home: Hints for A Summer Move to Greenville NC - 06/14/11 07:31 AM
Many families make their "big move" during the summer months, and although relocation can be stressful, there are some steps you can take to make moving to your Greenville NC home more enjoyable.
1. MAKE RESERVATIONS EARLY
            a. Arrange for a moving van or rental truck EARLY! Hopefully, you have already done this as summer is the busiest season for both services.
            b. Book hotel rooms if an overnight stay will be necessary.
            c. Make transportation arrangements (plane, train, bus, taxi)
            d. Need pet accommodations in either location? Reserve space … (0 comments)

greenville nc home: Tips On Having a Yard Sale At Your Greenville NC Home - 04/20/11 12:43 PM
Are you still in the process of spring cleaning? Do you have many no longer useful objects to dispose of? Consider having a yard sale at your Greenville NC home to rid yourself of unwanted items, make some money, and recycle at the same time.
According to yard sale "experts," the most important step in having a yard sale success is advanced planning and preparation. This process includes:
Weeks Before:
Check with your municipal government re: the need for a permit and ordinances regulating placement of signs. Accumulate all the belongings you wish to sell in one spot and begin sorting them … (1 comments)

greenville nc home: How To Get Ready For Last Minute Showings In A Snap - 03/25/11 11:19 AM
For Sunday's open house, your Greenville NC home was in "show-ready" condition. With curb appeal at its finest, clutter nowhere to be seen, windows and appliances sparkling, and the aroma of freshly baked cookies wafting in the air, you were certain that potential buyers couldn't help but be positively impressed.
However, now it's midweek, and the house has fallen back into its "lived in" state. Clutter abounds, dishes are in the sink, laundry has piled up, and toys have proliferated overnight. What a time for your realtor to call to tell you that she wants to show your Greenville NC home to very serious … (1 comments)

greenville nc home: Move Or Improve…That Is The Question! - 03/08/11 04:36 AM
Perhaps you have outgrown your Greenville NC home. The children can no longer comfortably share a bedroom, you desperately need a home office, closet/storage space is overflowing, or your teenagers need room to entertain their friends--all valid reasons for thinking about moving to a larger home or adding on or renovating the one you're presently in. Making a decision like this in "normal" times has been difficult for homeowners, but given the current state of the economy, the increase in traffic and resulting longer commute times, and the uncertainty of the real estate market, deciding which option is better for you may seem … (1 comments)

greenville nc home: Why Not Sell Your Greenville NC Home In Winter? - 02/08/11 11:32 AM
The winter blahs have set in! How can you keep them at bay and infuse your life with a newfound purpose? That's easy--put your Greenville NC home on the market. Although spring is traditionally considered the optimum time to sell a home, there are positive aspects to selling in the winter.
Buyer time constraints: A majority of corporate moves take place around January, and transferees need to find a home quickly. Parents are also anxious to get their children settled in a new school as soon as possible. By the way, some experts believe it is better for a child to … (0 comments)

greenville nc home: Holiday Staging Tips For Your Greenville NC Home - 12/18/10 10:16 AM
Are you thinking of waiting for the new year to put your Greenville NC home on the market or taking it off the market during the holiday season? Think again, say many professionals. They feel that the holidays can be a wonderful selling time, one that will attract serious, motivated buyers.
To support this belief they cite the following reasons:
1. Buyers can often use winter vacation days to search for a house.
2. January is the busiest time for corporate relocations, and transferees are "under the gun" to find a Greenville NC home.
3. Families with children want to be … (0 comments)

 
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