Loading...

Follow North Carolina Association of REALTORS® on Feedspot

Continue with Google
Continue with Facebook
Or

Valid


By: Clyde H. Lovelady

One person's trash is another person's dining room table

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Due to the new NC REALTORS® website and database launching later this month, member login access will be disabled from November 26 at NOON through November 30 at 8:00 a.m. Members will not be able to login, register for classes, or access member-only content. If you plan to register for any classes, access member details, or conduct any other member transactions, please do so before NOON on November 26. While this is inconvenient, the outage simply cannot be avoided to allow time to transition from one database to another one. Member access – and a much-improved member experience – will be restored by 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 30. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we can’t wait to have you experience the new website designed exclusively for you!

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

The NC REALTORS® William C. Bass Leadership Academy recently selected its Class of 2018, including members that geographically represent the majority of the state.

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

It is difficult for pet owners to entertain with houses littered with hair fuzz and other unwanted remnants that furry pets leave behind. There may be embarrassing carpet stains and piles of fur on the living room couches. Here are some tips to maintaining a house that can both clean and pet friendly:

Don’t buy an expensive rug. You can buy inexpensive carpets that mimic the sophisticated design seen at expensive furniture stores. Rugs ranging from roughly $30 to $800 dollars for your common areas can be purchased on Way Fair’s website. Since pet owners face the inevitable risk of stubborn pet stains, you are likely to replace your rugs at least once or twice year. Fortunately, rugs are much more replaceable than wall-to-wall carpets.

If your pet tends to have accidents indoors, modular carpet tiles are a cheaper alternative to full carpeting. Modular carpet tiles will give guests the illusion that your floor has wall-to wall carpet without the burdening cost of a full carpet replacement. If that your pet leaves a mess and stain, only a section of modular carpet needs replaced. Prices range from $0.97 cents to $5 dollars per square foot on the Flooring Incorporation’s website. Modular carpet provides you with the opportunity to dodge an $800 regret with a smaller replacement at a smaller price.

Another pet-friendly strategy is installing a hard-surface floor in areas where you will most likely tend to your guests and where your pets are likely to roam. A hard surface is the most effortless addition for a guest and pet friendly household. They are resistant to stains and usually easier to clean. Pergo offers a wide variety of flooring options on its website. Wood options include variations of oak and hickory and offers a price of 3.25 per square foot for specific variations such as Butterscotch Oak and Country Natural Hickory. If you’re looking for a broader variety of floor tiles without a preference for value-based products , Houzz offers marble and wood flooring for sophisticated spaces. Fortunately, the only cost of a pet stain will be the price of your cleaning supplies.

Although hard surfaces may not be a desirable flooring option for the entire house, it is the most suitable option for common areas, such as kitchens and dining rooms—heavy traffic areas prone to spills and messes that are expected to be sanitary for your family dinner parties. The only concern left to address will be the four-legged friends under the table begging your guests for food scraps!

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

At the heart of America are cities, towns, and communities that are the pulse all Americans – friends, family, and colleagues.

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Winter is a transitional time period for homeowners that love to garden. It seems that the fun selection of flower seeds is replaced by tedious driveway shoveling. However, the enjoyment in creating a beautiful landscape can be found in all seasons.

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Welcome to #MemberMonday, a weekly feature that spotlights one of our awesome NC REALTORS®. This week's member is Julie Tache!

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Welcome to #MemberMonday, a weekly feature that spotlights one of our awesome NC REALTORS®. This week's member is Taly Cikurel Brinzey!

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Neighborhoods are beautiful in every season—fall, winter, spring, or summer. The exterior designs may complement each other with their different facades and details or may synchronize in harmony. A neighborhood’s real beauty spreads beyond the naked eye and may be demonstrated through personal relationships.

Read Full Article
Visit website
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

The salmon-colored kitchen cabinets. The carpeted bathroom floors. Have you ever walked into a home that was built in the 90s’ and thought to yourself, “what were they thinking back then?” With many dated homes hitting the market, buyers and sellers must consider taking on renovations in order to bring their living area into the 21st century. Here are some renovation tips for updating a dated home that won’t break the bank.

Read Full Article
Visit website

Read for later

Articles marked as Favorite are saved for later viewing.
close
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Separate tags by commas
To access this feature, please upgrade your account.
Start your free year
Free Preview