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Items That Should Never Be Stored in the Attic, Basement, or Garage

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Attics, basements, and oversized garages can offer homeowners much-needed storage space. However, if you’re lucky enough to have one, you should be aware that not all possessions can or should be stored in these areas. For one, they are rarely climate controlled, which means they have additional exposure to heat, cold, and moist air, as well as bugs. In coastal …

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Does a Swimming Pool Have a Good Return on Investment (ROI)?

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If you’re considering installing a swimming pool on your property but are planning to move in a few years, you may be considering the return on investment (ROI). According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost in the United States to build a new swimming pool is $23,482 (the average cost in North Carolina is $35,092). Then, once it’s built, you need …

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6 Landscaping Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value

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Want to increase your home’s value before you put it on the market? A study from the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University showed that good landscaping can increase a property’s perceived value by 5% – 11%, and buyers are more likely to choose a home for having good landscaping over poorly landscaped competitors. So, don’t just focus on …

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9 Easy Ways to Reduce Water Waste and Save Money This Summer

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Traditionally, homeowners use more water during the summer months than any other season throughout the year. This can have a direct impact on your wallet and the environment. To save some money this summer, try these 9 easy ways to reduce water waste and save money. Please note: The Cameron Team has not been paid or received any other compensation …

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North Carolina Insurance Rate Update | Homeowner Tips

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This is a follow-up video to “What is the North Carolina Homeowners Alliance?“. The North Carolina Rate Bureau was petitioning to have insurance rates increased by over 18%. Realtor Melanie Cameron shares an update on that. Want to know upcoming changes that could make owning a home in North Carolina more expensive? Visit the North Carolina Homeowners Alliance at http://www.nchomeownersalliance.org/. …

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What is the North Carolina Homeowners Alliance?

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Realtor Melanie Cameron shares an important resource for North Carolina homeowners – The North Carolina Homeowners Alliance. NC Homeowners Alliance is the voice for homeowners at the North Carolina General Assembly. Want to know upcoming changes that could make owning a home in North Carolina more expensive? Visit the North Carolina Homeowners Alliance Website. Home insurance rate hikes are a …

Pantone's Predicted Home + Interior Colors for 2019

Pantone’s Predicted Home + Interior Colors for 2019

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The Pantone Color Institute has just released its annual trend forecast, PANTONE VIEW home + interiors 2019. This report focuses on the colors that we will be loving in 2019. From paint to furniture fabric, curtains to sheets – even kitchen accessories – there’s a good chance this is what consumers will see in the stores next year. After all, …

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Spring-Inspired Pillows and Pillow Cover Sets to Give Your Home a Splash of Color

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After a long winter, it’s nice to update your home with a splash of color to usher in spring. The easiest way to do this is to change out your throw pillows. We’ve compiled a collection of spring-inspired throw pillow sets, both covers and full pillows. Designs include printed and hand-painted, shabby chic and vintage, whimsical and classic…there’s something for …

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Home Hardware and Finishes That Stop the Growth of Bacteria and Other Microbes

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Did you know that bacteria can double anywhere from every 4 to 20 minutes depending on the type of bacteria and conditions it’s living in? They can survive on surfaces for day or weeks (even years, but that is not common in households). Treating them early is key to keeping their effects at bay, but our lives can be super …