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How to Decorate a Room on a Shoestring

It would be ideal if you could hire an interior designer and completely remodel your living room. But, let’s face it, that could be very expensive. That doesn’t mean you can’t make your current room look a lot better. Here are some simple, low-cost decorating tips that will accomplish just that. Put ...

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Mid-Century Monday: Fern Lane, Chapel Hill

ThiOn as many Mondays as possible here on the Red Bloom Realty Blog, I highlight a home in the Triangle that is in a mid-century style.  Today’s spot light is on a really appealing Chapel Hill home. When you think of a home built in 1957, you may be more likely ...

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Covid-19 Has Encouraged People to Move Away From Large Cities

Data from the United States Postal Office change-of-address requests shows that densely populated cities like New York, Chicago, Las Angeles, and San Francisco have experienced an exodus of people who are choosing to move to smaller, less populated cities.             ...

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Enhance Your Foyer Appeal

You’ve probably heard the term “curb appeal”. It refers to how your property looks when a potential buyer first sees it from the curb. Curb appeal plays an important role in the first impression a buyer gets of your home. There is another type of appeal you should also be concerned ...

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Colony Woods article in the Local Reporter

Gary recently contributed an article spotlighting the Colony Woods neighborhood in Chapel Hill (link).  Head on over and have a read! ...

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Carrboro Music Festival

This weekend is the annual Carrboro Music Festival!  Of course, it's had to pivot a bit due to COVID.  Namely, it's now a virtual event.  But, what a great opportunity to see lots of great music from home. Here are some of the ones I hope to catch from the schedule (click ...

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Real Estate Vocabulary: Convey

It is easy to sometimes get lost in the world of real estate terminology.  That’s why I blog regularly to explain different terms that you should understand when buying or selling a home. This week is focused on the term “convey.” This is an easy one.  But, if you don't know it, ...

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Getting a Taste of The Market

While you may not be seriously considering selling your home or looking for a new one, you might still be interested in what’s going on in the marketplace. After all, it’s nice to see “what’s out there” and find out more about some of the homes that are currently listed ...

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Go Beyond Property Needs and Wants

When you shop for a new home, you’ll probably start by thinking about what you need in your next property. Your list might include a spacious kitchen; three bedrooms; and, a mature tree in the backyard. Those are property features and, of course, they’re important. But finding your next dream home ...

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Real Estate Vocabulary: Appraisal

It is easy to sometimes get lost in the world of real estate terminology.  That’s why each week I blog to explain different terms and vocabulary that you should understand when buying or selling a home. This week is focused on the term "appraisal." The term "appraisal" is often conflated with "inspection" ...

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