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Living in Hickory NC

Thinking of moving to Hickory, NC, and wondering what life is like living here? Located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Hickory is a town of about 40,000 people with deep roots in the furniture-making industry. The town started in the 1850s as a simple log-hewn tavern situated underneath a hickory tree. Over the years, Hickory grew to become the Furniture Capital of the World, drawing visitors from far and wide to shop for high-quality beds, tables, and curio cabinets. 

Moving to Hickory NC - What is life like living in the town of Hickory, NC? The pros and cons!

Today, the furniture industry isn't as prominent as it once was, but evidence of its storied past is very much alive in Hickory. Almost anyone you meet has ties to the furniture industry and there are certainly plenty of furniture manufacturers

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 Living in Kannapolis, North Carolina

Thinking of moving to Kannapolis, NC? Here's what you need to know about this small city that packed full of Southern charm. Just northeast of Charlotte, Kannapolis is the second-largest city in Carrabus County and offers a unique blend of rich past and innovative future. We take our work seriously, so when you're looking for a home in Kannapolis our real estate team is here to help. Without further ado, let's start with a little history on Kannapolis!

Moving to Kannapolis NC - What is life like living in Kannapolis North Carolina? All the pros and cons

Kannapolis is also the historic home of the Cannon Mills Manufacturing Company. In 1907, the town sprung up around the mill, and residents and workers began calling it "Cannon-opolis." Over time, the name morphed into its modern form. Local historians also

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Home Inspection - Worth The Cost?

The price of a home inspection can vary, but it's possible to get a basic idea of what you'll be paying for and what the overall cost should be, and if the home inspection is worth it!

It is common that a person begins looking at homes online and that at some point during the home buying process they will want to work with a home inspector to make sure the home they are buying is a safe investment.

Home Inspection: Is it worth the cost having someone inspect my home from the roof to the crawl space

One of the best things you can do before choosing a home inspector is to ask around for pricing information and reviews. That way you can decide if your home inspector is charging too much or asking a fair price for the work they'll be doing for you. Sometimes, it pays to shop around and find the right inspector

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Living in Jacksonville, NC

Ever wished you lived in a fast-growing city with a rich history and a youthful population? Then moving to Jacksonville, North Carolina may be just what you've been dreaming of. 

Jacksonville has much to offer. Set on the mouth of the New River, this small city is just a short drive to stunning Outer Banks beaches. It's also home to Camp Lejeune, Camp Geiger, and the New River Air Station. In fact, the area's rapid growth can be traced back to the founding of Camp Lejeune. If you're moving to Jacksonville with the military we have a helpful resource for you.

Moving to Jacksonville, North Carolina - What is life like living in Jacksonville NC? Pros and Cons!

Construction on this Marine Corps base began in 1941 when it was a boot camp and Marine barracks. Over time, the camp expanded and today includes Camp Gilbert

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Living in Virginia

Moving to Virginia - What is it like living in Virginia and should you relocate here?

If you are looking for a new place to live then you might want to consider moving to Virginia. Not only is Virginia a good state to live in, but it is centrally located on the East Coast. Perfect for both history buffs and nature lovers, there is something for everyone to enjoy. With the beaches to the east and the mountains to the west, living in Virginia is the perfect destination for any adventurer. Dripping in southern hospitality, the state prides itself in having superior education, diverse culture, and a booming economy. 

You might be asking yourself, what should I know before moving to Virginia? If you need a little more persuading then you are in the right place. With this insider guide, we have provided you with a

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How to Create a Beautiful Backyard Retreat

Creating a beautiful backyard retreat doesn't have to break the bank. We are here to help guide you with backyard retreat ideas for every budget!

A beautiful backyard is one of the first things people look for when they begin searching for homes online or are planning their next move. One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to increase the value of your home is to spend time on creating an outdoor living space in your backyard. Even the simple addition of some string lights will really give your space some great energy and visual appeal.

How to Create a Beautiful Backyard Retreat with examples of pool, string lights, and patio set up with fireplace

Your home is your castle and your sanctuary, but for a lot of people that doesn't extend to their exterior space. If you're facing that problem, it could be

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Everything You Need to Know About Real Estate Attorneys

What does a Real Estate Attorney do? A home purchase normally begins with people viewing homes online and ends with a Real Estate Attorney helping everyone sign on the dotted line!

If you are buying or selling a home you may want to work with a Real Estate Attorney and many states even require a Real Estate Attorney to be part of the closing process (which you can read more about in section 2). This is because there are many laws surrounding buying and selling a home and a Real Estate Attorney will make sure you meet all of the legal requirements to have a successful real estate transaction.


What does a Real Estate Attorney Do? 10 Things that Real Estate Attorneys Do for Both Buyers and Sellers during a home purchase!

For Buyers: One of the things Real Estate Attorneys do is protect you against a bad investment

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A Guide to Preparing and Pet-Proofing Your Home for a Foster Rescue Animal

If you love animals and want to support your local pet shelter or animal rescue group, consider fostering a rescue animal. By providing a safe place to grow, you could play a crucial role in a foster pet’s new and happy life. Not only is this a fun and rewarding experience for you and your family, but fostering allows shelters to open up more space for other animals. If fostering sounds like a good option for you, there are some things to consider beforehand. Read on to learn more about pet safety tips and pet-proofing your home for your foster pet!

Pet-Proofing Your Home - A Guide to Preparing your home for a Foster Rescue Animal

Is Your Living Situation Suitable for Fostering Animals?

Before fostering an animal it is important to first

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Living Alone: Home Safety Checklist

Whether it's your first time living solo, or you're a seasoned pro at enjoying the many advantages to having your own place, when you live alone or even as a single parent, there are some extra safety concerns that a person should keep in mind. By employing a safety checklist, you can enjoy all the great parts of living on your own, while also having the peace of mind that you are well protected.

Living Alone: Home Safety Checklist When You are Living At Home Alone

For some, living alone can create anxiety, while others hardly give a thought to the extra safety precautions that living alone demands. Either way, if you're living in a new place you're going to want some additional safety tips and a checklist you can follow to keep yourself protected.

This guide will help both

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A Homeowner's Guide to Creating a Sensory-Friendly Space for Individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders

A Homeowner’s Guide to Creating A Sensory-Friendly Space For Individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders

For individuals or families with children that have sensory processing disorder, it is important for homeowners to create a safe space for those dealing with this condition. A sensory processing disorder is a condition with which an individual has trouble receiving and processing information through the five senses. These disorders are seen more in children but can also affect adults in everyday life. Experiencing overstimulation or lack of stimulation leads to individuals feeling uncomfortable and can hinder their ability to learn or socialize with others. Children with Autism, ADHD, or OCD are also prone to sensory disorders. For individuals

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