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Grill it Safe This Summer – Stay Safe!

Outdoor grilling is a popular summer activity. It’s a great way to cook flavorful meals and spend time with friends and family. However, if not treated carefully, grills can be dangerous. Fire departments across the country respond to an average of 9,600 home fires a year involving grills, according to the National Fire Protection Association […]



Hurricane season is coming. Ready?

Hurricanes

Hurricane season is here. Prepare now. Businesses are the lifeline of North Carolina communities, especially during a hurricane. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June through November. Prepare now to safeguard your business against high winds, heavy rain and other weather events that can lead to damages, power outages and closed business signs. Having your […]



Homeownership Is a Good Financial Investment!

According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 33.1%.”  The report may have some people thinking about buying a home instead of signing another lease extension, but does that make sense from a financial perspective? Ralph McLaughlin, Trulia’s Chief Economist explains: Owning a home […]


Hot or Not Home Trend? Do You Agree with the Two-Toned Kitchen?

Two-toned colored kitchens have been gaining popularity. White and gray painted cabinets are dominating kitchen color schemes,  according to the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends conducted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association.  Particularly gray-toned kitchen cabinets are seeing a surge in popularity lately. Other colors are getting mixed in too, adding a little more pizzazz […]


Buying Is Now 33.1% Cheaper Than Renting in the US

The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 3.5% less expensive in San Jose (CA), all […]