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What to Ask When Hiring Help — Part I

Sometimes home ownership can feel like one long list of repairs. If you are in the process of hiring a contractor or craftsperson to perform work on your home, it is important to carefully screen possible candidates to make sure...

Cities & Suburbs: Relocating to the Raleigh, NC Area

Raleigh, North Carolina is often voted the best place to live in America, and for good reason. Between the fantastic food, the low cost of living, and the many fun things to do, Raleigh is the perfect place to...

Home Sweet Home: After Closing Day

The big day has finally arrived, and you are ready to close on your new home. It's probably been a huge whirlwind to get there. From saving money, filling out a mountain of paperwork, and choosing the right property,...

Home Buying Hassles: Low Inventory, Bidding Wars, & More

If you are shopping for a new home this year, there are some things you should know before putting in an offer. Here are some potential issues to be aware of as you begin your search. According to the National...

Cities & Suburbs: Relocating to the Charlotte, NC Area

Charlotte, North Carolina's population is booming. People are flocking there for the weather, low cost of living, the economy, and the culture. Check out these popular neighborhoods in the Charlotte area before you decide where to settle down.   Also known...

House Hunt: Before You Buy

Buying a home is a huge milestone for anyone, and you have to make sure you are ready before you commit. It doesn't have to be a stressful experience if you do your research and make sure you are in control...

Moving Day Timeline Checklist

Moving to a new home can be an exciting time, but with it can come some anxiety over the move itself.  With moving day approaching, we can take steps to take the dread out of the big day.  By...

How To Maximize Usable Space in Your Home

If you feel like your house is too cluttered and you may soon end up on an episode of Hoarders, don't immediately start looking for larger, more expensive living quarters. You may just need to maximize usable space in...

Holiday Hazards for Your Pet

With the holidays right around the corner, there are certain dangers to be aware of that could make your pet sick or worse. Not only are there many foods that can be harmful to our pets, but we also...

Energy Saving Tips for Winter

Keeping our homes warm in the winter can be tough on the average household budget.  Add the extra holiday expenditures, and energy savings tips start to sound like a really good idea.  Simple changes can sometimes make the biggest differences when...

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Hang Out Along the Hammock Coast

By Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher Between Myrtle Beach’s high-rise condos and Charleston’s Southern city charm lies the “Hammock...

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By Kristy Tolley Charleston + Carnival = One Convenient Cruise Sometimes you just have to get away. Turquoise waters and blue skies beckon. However, a Caribbean...

Go Explore: Hampton Roads Virgina

Hampton Roads, Virginia, is comprised of seven cities: Portsmouth, Newport News, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Virginia Beach and Suffolk. Named after the old shipping lanes...

Edenton: An Inner Banks Hidden Gem

By Vanessa Infanzon Finding Edenton is like discovering your own corner of paradise. Tree-lined streets with beautiful homes compel guests to stop and marvel at...

Member Spotlight: Muggsy Bogues and Brittney Bogues

Muggsy Bogues At 5’3”, AAA Member Muggsy Bogues might have been an unlikely candidate for a career as point guard in the NBA. He not...