INSULATION 101

Insulation is an essential part of your home. Not only does it help keep the home warm during the winter, but it also plays an important part in keeping you cool during the summer. Once you start looking at the different insulation options that are available, though, the whole thing can get a bit

Teresa Grant - January 16

10 TRENDING DESIGN FADS FOR 2020

10 Trending Design Fads for 2020 Dining rooms with personality? Tiled bathtub aprons? Houzz offers its picks for the hottest trends to watch throughout the year. January 16, 2020 By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey View the original

Teresa Grant - January 16

WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD GET A CREDIT CARD?

You typically have to be 18 years old to get a credit card on your own. But credit card issuers make it easy to get a credit card for a child under 18 as an authorized user on your account. In fact, T. Rowe Price found in its 2017 Parents, Kids and Money survey that 18% of

Teresa Grant - January 14

2020’S HOTTEST PAINT COLORS: WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE?

2020’s Hottest Paint Colors: Which Is Your… The perfect hue for your listing could be hiding among paint companies’ top 11 picks. January 13, 2020 By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey View the original

Teresa Grant - January 10

ARE YOU SURE YOU OWN YOUR FENCE?

As Robert Frost (somewhat facetiously) said, “Good fences make good neighbors.” While many people have much better relationships with their neighbors than the saying implies, there is something to be said for a good fence on your property. Not only can fences add some visual appeal to the

Teresa Grant - January 7

FINANCING OUTSIDE OF SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES

Most of the time, if you think about taking out a loan to purchase real estate, you’re likely picturing a single-family home. Depending on your needs and the properties available in the area you’re searching, though, you may find that other property types are actually a closer fit for you.

Teresa Grant - January 7

RENOVATION INVESTORS AND YOU

Depending on the condition of the house, renovation can be a major expense. However, this can also present real estate investors with significant opportunities. For those with the right know-how and a good eye for investment properties, homes in need of renovation can be reworked and then flipped

Teresa Grant - January 7

SHOULD YOU RENT YOUR HOME DECOR?

It might seem like kind of an odd concept, but there are a number of companies that let you rent your home décor these days. Companies like Feather and CasaOne allow you to lease your furniture and other décor for a limited period or until you decide to buy it outright. Even some older

Teresa Grant - January 7

I LOVE A PARADE! HIGH TRAFFIC FLOORING OPTIONS

A nice deep pile carpet can look great in your home, but if you have a lot of foot traffic then it’s just asking for trouble. Not only will you have to work harder to keep it clean, but you’ll also have to replace it sooner than you’d like because all those feet and shoes

Teresa Grant - January 7

IS PEEL AND STICK WALLPAPER RIGHT FOR YOU?

When you think of wallpaper, you likely picture rolls of material that are plastered or glued in place. Once the wallpaper is up on the walls, that’s pretty much it; while wallpaper can be removed, the process usually isn’t very quick or easy. If you want the look of wallpaper without the

Teresa Grant - January 6

STILL SIZZLING: WILMINGTON PROPERTY MARKET STAYS HOT ENTERING 2020

Tight inventory has homes selling quickly; high-end market sets record Homes sales remained brisk across the Cape Fear region as 2019 drew to a close, showing the region’s resilience from recent hurricanes and continuing attraction to both retirees and those in search of a little fun in the sun.

Teresa Grant - January 6

STILL SIZZLING: WILMINGTON PROPERTY MARKET STAYS HOT ENTERING 2020

Tight inventory has homes selling quickly; high-end market sets record Homes sales remained brisk across the Cape Fear region as 2019 drew to a close, showing the region’s resilience from recent hurricanes and continuing attraction to both retirees and those in search of a little fun in the sun.

Teresa Grant - January 6

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