Outdoor kitchens are a interest of a lot of homeowners. Homeowners continue to cook up outdoor kitchens that in some cases rival their indoor counterparts. Yet some experts insist the popularity of outdoor kitchens has boiled over. Belgard, a maker of outdoor living products, says souped-up outdoor kitchens include professional-grade appliances (particularly refrigerators and dishwashers),…

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DIY backyard ideas

Remember backyards? Those things we’ve been ignoring for the past four months? They’re back! They might not be looking as sharp as they did before the snowfalls, but we’ve got some rad DIY backyard projects to bring it back to life. 1. Ground-level trampoline Do you live in constant fear of your kids falling off…

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Taking after the Netflix model, Surf Air is targeting frequent fliers who are ready to leave the hassles associated with commercial air travel behind. The new airline is offering an all-you-can-fly service that allows members to hold two, four or six reservations at a time. The service is being tested along the San Francisco –…

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Boost your retirement account with these tips. Whether you’ve just started your first job or are well on your way to retirement, saving for the future can be a daunting task. Between monthly bills and paying your mortgage or rent, having money left over at the end of the month to actually save is easier…

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Before selecting a real estate agent or buying a home, most consumers head to the Internet first. Researching homes and real estate agents online can get you ahead of the game when it comes to narrowing down your options. But with so many sites and sources to choose from, an online search can be exhausting…and…

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Dupont Tips- 3 things you should not buy generic

Dupont Tips for you- from your Charlotte real estate agent. 3 Things You Shouldn’t Buy Generic Being frugal is a good thing, and most of us are looking for ways to save money. Buying generically labeled products is one of those ways – and, in many cases, we do save money on these products while…

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Retirement planning tips

retirement planning tips- from your Charlotte Realtor

Retirement planning can be a time of great anticipation as well as great anxiety. And, given the current economic climate, many individuals have changed their plans for retirement by either pushing back their retirement date or have considered working part time during their retirement to supplement their fixed incomes. While some people close to retirement…

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Moving and buying a home

Moving and buying a home is a fun and exciting time for your family, but your dog might not feel the same way. House hunting and listing your own home on the market mean disruptions to your pet’s usual schedule, which can be stressful for pets and owners alike. However, there are a few things…

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Renters and CyberCrime

Renters and Cybercrime can easily go together. Are you on the hunt for a rental? Ad boards, listing portals and vacation sites have made it easier than ever to find one—and easier than ever, regrettably, for scammers to strike. Common cons include: False Identity Cyber criminals are altering the contact information on existing online rental…

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A strong housing market isn’t necessarily all good news for sellers. As evidenced by Remodeling magazine’s newly-released Cost vs. Value Report for 2018, average return on investment (ROI) for home improvement projects dipped across the board, with “upscale” projects taking the biggest hit. The report, which measures the average cost of 21 popular remodeling projects and their average…

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