Don’t forget about these 9 spring home maintenance tasks

As you take time to declutter your closets and pantries, don’t forget about home maintenance tasks that need to be taken care of each spring. Rather than wait for something on your home to break, crack or stop working completely, take the time each year to perform an...

7 Top exterior home projects with the best ROI

You may know the top interior renovations needed to add value to your home; the kitchen provides the greatest ROI, followed by the bathroom(s). Replacing carpets, installing hardwood floors, and painting the interior a warm neutral tone also make the list. But what...

What will happen with home prices in 2022?

Those of us in the market to buy or sell a home this year are at the edge of our seats all wondering the same thing: Will housing prices continue to escalate in 2022? Ahead of the spring market, we wanted to set the record straight–so to get the most accurate and...

New Construction and Inventory Challenges

Allen Tate President/CEO Pat Riley offers advice for home buyers As we move through the summer, inventory levels across North and South Carolina continue to be a challenge, and homes have appreciated close to 12 percent across much of the Carolinas. In the July...

Before Closing, Don’t Do These 5 Things

You’re approved! The contract is signed on the house, the closing date is set and you are ready to go! But hold on. Don’t go buying new appliances or a new car just yet! Why? Because your credit is monitored right up to the day you sign the contract. Lenders will...

Everything You Want to Know About Closing Costs

When you’re buying a home there’s tons of new terms and processes you’ll be learning as you go, so it’s likely that upon hearing your Realtor utter the words “closing costs” for the first time, they went in one ear and out the other.  And if that’s the case,...

From stale to sold with these 7 upgrades

Sometimes homeowners can look at their cherished home through an oversized pair of rose-colored glasses, and over time, the noticeable imperfections become no big deal. Then, when it’s time to take advantage of a hot seller’s market, there’s a thunderous silence as...

10 tips to make your outdoor space an entertainer’s dream

There is no better time to renovate your outdoor space than spring. This season, we’re looking at lush, lively, and fresh spaces that are perfect for entertaining. Here are our top picks for renovations that are sure to make your backyard the best on the block. #1....