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Wednesday, December 06, 2017   /   by Admin Prostead

Getting your house ready to show

You’ve made the leap and you’re ready to sell your house. Now it's time to show it ... ProStead Realty can put you on the road to a fast sale!

Here’s a checklist to get your house picture-ready for buyers:
Plan ahead
Consider getting a professional home inspection to see if any repairs are needed.
Hold a yard sale. Sell, donate or trash anything you don’t need. Click here for some great tips to make it a success.
Rent a storage unit for anything you won’t need until after the move: out-of-season clothing, decorations, papers, books, equipment, toys, furniture, garage items, etc. Some companies, like PODS, will even bring the unit to you, and return it when you’re ready to move!


Clean, De-clutter
Clean hardwood floors, scrub tile in kitchen and baths.
Steam clean carpets and drapes.
Repair cracks and holes in the walls.
Paint interior walls with neutral colors.
Remove excess and oversized furniture, and rearrange furnitur ...

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Thursday, November 16, 2017   /   by Admin Prostead

3-bedroom homes for sale in Antiquity, Cornelius, NC

 
Thinking about buying  three-bedroom home in Antiquity, in Cornelius, NC? It’s the perfect place if you want a smart-growth community close to Charlotte and in walking distance to downtown Cornelius. Antiquity will eventually have more than 1,000 homes, and the community plan includes nine mini-parks, athletic fields, trails for hiking and biking, and 2,500-seat amphitheater for summer performances. Within the Antiquity community are a retail center and office space with apartments and townhouses.
Homes in Antiquity
Antiquity was developed by The Cunnane Group, with homes from the high $300s to upper $500s. Choose from five builders, with their homes ranging from 2,200 to 3,500 square feet, all with first-floor owner’s suites. Residents love Antiquity’s pools, pond, recreation area and walking trails. As The Cunnane Group's website points out, with its beginnings and rich history in cotton farming in the 1900s, along with the creatio ...

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Wednesday, November 01, 2017   /   by Admin Prostead

Buying a home in Charlotte's Dilworth neighborhood

If you're looking to move to Charlotte, check out the homes for sale  in the popular neighborhood of Dilworth. Dilworth was Charlotte’s first streetcar suburb. Dating back to the 1890s, this well-designed neighborhood features stately, mature oak trees, sidewalks, and houses with front porches. The homes are primarily bungalows — with the occasional Queen Anne — and some larger, two-story Colonial Revivals. Much of the neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Dilworth Historic District.

Out & About in Dilworth
The neighborhood’s main thoroughfare, East Boulevard, is lined with restaurants, offices and shops, many located in renovated homes. Dilworth also boasts some of the city’s best evening-life options. A slew of restaurants along East Boulevard offer high-end cuisine in almost every category imaginable, making Dilworth a prime place to grab dinner before heading to the bars and club ...

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Monday, October 16, 2017   /   by Admin Prostead

4-bedroom home with designer upgrades, just minutes from Lake Norman!

  
 
  

  

Open floorplan, community pool, move-in ready!
Gorgeous ranch-style home with a designer kitchen, granite counters and tile back splash. Beautiful wide plank flooring throughout the kitchen, breakfast room, dining room, and family room. Bathroom retreat features upgraded light and plumbing fixtures, beautiful tile in the master shower and bathroom floors. Relax under your covered porch or on the patio as you watch the kids or pets playing in the fenced in yard. Bonus/bath/loft area great for guests. Maintenance-free Hardi Plank siding. Covington at Lake Norman has community pool, playground and clubhouse! 

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Thursday, October 12, 2017   /   by Admin Prostead

30 smart tips to get your home ready for fall

via Lifehack.com

Cooler temperatures and pretty soon falling leaves serve as a reminder that the fall season is fast approaching. As the seasons change, so do our activities and home needs. Even though summer is not quite over yet, it’s a good time to do some seasonal maintenance to keep your home running smoothly. The weather can change quickly, especially if you live in a colder climate and you don’t want to be caught unprepared. A bit of attention now will save costly repairs and aggravation later.

Interior Maintenance


Check for drafts. Feel for drafts around the edges of windows and doors. A good tip is to use a lighted candle and if the flame flickers, there’s most likely a draft. If necessary, replace seals and repair caulking around window and door frames. Consider buying heavier or insulated drapery for especially drafty windows.
Have your furnace inspected. Hire an HVAC professional to test for leaks, check heating efficiency, and change the f ...

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