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Kernersville Spring Market Report

- a brief overview -
Posted by Melissa Deputy on April 05, 2018 in  Market Reports  Spring
The Kernersville market continues to improve.  In the last 60 days, 1/3 of the homes listed sold within a week of being listed.  Another 1/3 sold in under 2 months.  Of the remaining 3rd, (41 total), thirteen of the homes were new construction which may be listed before they are completed and have longer days on market.*  Which 1/3 is your home in?Complimentary market analysis available for home owners in the Triad by your trusted real estate advisor, Meg Deputy.  Let me... read more
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Spring is here!

Here for a day, and gone again, soon to stay
Posted by Melissa Deputy on March 18, 2018 in  Spring
I always try to change my smoke detector batteries at time change. New batteries should be put in your smoke detectors at least once a year. However, with them being reasonably priced and recyclable, I don’t mind replacing twice a year at time change. This year got away from me; I’m healing from surgery for a crushed toe and didn’t feel like climbing on the stepladder. Also, if you forget to change your air filters, doing this at least at time change is much better than not doing it at all. It hel... read more
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Preparing for bad weather

Posted by Melissa Deputy on March 24, 2017 in No Category
As we approach a season where we have more challenging weather, spring storms, hurricanes, etc… here are some ways to prepare. 1. You should have a battery-operated radio, and spare batteries. 2. If anyone in the family has any special medical needs, plan ahead. You should have any essential medications easily available to be taken into a shelter with you. If anyone needs power for any medical devices, you need to have an alternative plan if bad weather is expected. 3. You need to know where you wi... read more
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How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home

Posted by Melissa Deputy on February 27, 2017 in  Homeowners Tips
How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home You drive a fuel efficient car, recycle and bring your own reusable shopping bags to the store. But how can you work on reducing your carbon footprint at home? For more Americans, heating and cooling your home accounts for nearly 50 percent of personal carbon emissions. Adequate insulation. Check your home's insulation to make sure you're not losing that warm air your home works so hard to provide you with. Energy Star systems. From windows to appliance... read more
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Winter Tips

Posted by Melissa Deputy on December 16, 2016 in  Winter
Make sure any firewood is stored at least 30 feet away from your house so it doesn’t attract wood-destroying organisms to your home’s structure. If you didn’t have your chimney cleaned in the fall, it’s time to have it cleaned to remove creosote buildup, which can become a fire hazard. Have your heating system cleaned and inspected. Check multi-pane windows for fogginess, which indicates broken seals. If you didn’t on time change day test smoke alarms ... read more
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