15 Jun 2018

Home maintenance tips you need

Whether you only recently took that great life leap and purchased your first home, or are an old pro, it never hurts to do a check to make sure are you being the best homeowner you can be. Follow these tips and you could prevent expensive problems and increase the value of your home throughout the years of your homeownership. And wouldn’t that be awesome? Home, awesome home Even if you are a brand new homeowner, you’ve probably already come up against some maintenance issues. Maintaining your home could mean frequent and multiple trips to the big box stores for hand tools, power tools, appliances, lawn equipment and supplies, cleaning supplies, light bulbs—well—you name it. Start a list to keep from overbuying, try to...
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8 Jun 2018

9 Fourth of July events and fireworks displays in the Triad, North Carolina

It’s almost time to celebrate America’s birthday! We look forward to this holiday every year because it presents the opportunities to gather with friends and family, host a community barbecue, and “ooh” or “ah” at the local fireworks display. There are so many fantastic local events and fireworks shows happening this year in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and the surrounding areas, so we rounded up a few of the best ones to help you plan your Independence Day celebration. Have fun out there and don’t forget your red, white and blue!   July 3rd in the Park | Burlington When: July 3, 5-9 pm Where: Burlington City Park You can kick off the Fourth of July festivities a bit early at this get-together in...
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5 Jun 2018

Benefits of shopping local when it comes to a mortgage lender

In today’s fast-paced, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it real estate market, buyers need all the help they can get. Many prospective buyers exasperated from losing bidding war after bidding war are looking for something—anything—that will help their bid stand out. So if you’re about to pick up a pen to compose a heart-wrenching letter to the seller of your dream home, read this first. Would it surprise you to find out that shopping locally for a mortgage is actually one of the best things you can do when it comes to having your bid accepted? “A lot of people think that the highest bid is the one the seller automatically chooses— and ultimately there’s a lot more to it than that,” says Allen Tate Mortgage’s...
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