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  • HOMES

    A Smart Home

    Many of a home’s mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems are hidden from view and are contained inside walls and ceilings, says Dave Pedigo, senior director of technology with Indiana’s Custom, Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA). “What’s behind...

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    Protect your landscape
from unwanted water

    From late July through mid-September, a lot of rain fell on the Triangle — 2 inches more than normal, in fact. That extra rainfall meant that while many property owners gazed cozily out their windows at a drenched pastoral setting, what they really were looking at was their property washing...

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    Renovation saves old farmhouse

    Imagine living simply in a nearly century-old home that combines charm with energy-efficient green-building technology. Wide, old-growth pine floors in the upstairs bedrooms and radiant-heat polished concrete floors in the downstairs living rooms and kitchen. A wood stove and room-by-room zone heating...

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    Creedmoor prepares for the boom

    If location, location, location are the three most important attributes in real estate, Creedmoor is a market waiting to happen not unlike Holly Springs and Clayton in the 1990s.

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    Chicken coop gives
 homeowner backyard fix

    As Chapel Hill residents Simon and Nancy Vincent began working on the yard of the house they bought five years ago, they discovered a problem in the rear corner of their back yard.

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    Make a splash with new tile

    When summer doldrums threaten to overtake you, don’t change your life —change your tile.

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    Internet now an indispensable tool for veteran Realtors who were once skeptical

    Tom Gongaware remembers when the Internet first came on the scene in the real estate business. “I think the fear started in the early ’90s,” he recalls. It didn’t help when the president of the National Association of Realtors gave a speech in the mid-1990s that “...

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    Modular addition blends seamlessly with existing house

    Liz Iftikhar went to an estate sale in 2009 and fell in love – not with a highboy dresser or wrought iron chaise lounge – but with the courtyard setting of the property itself.

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    Pint-sized play spaces let kids be kids

    It’s easy to miss the quaint neighborhood nestled in this bustling part of Cary. The trees form a dense canopy over the entrance. And it’s just one street, with stately brick homes built only on the left-hand side of the road. But the neighborhood comes with a cool perk; the property...

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    USDA home loan program helps buyers on tight budget

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture helps people grow more than crops. Through its home loans programs, the USDA assists low- and moderate-income homebuyers to grow wealth by transitioning from renters to homeowners.

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