Suzanne Strength's Blog Posts

Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty,

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Safety Tips for the School Year

As we begin sending our children back to school, most of us parents feel a mixed sense of dread and...relief :)  Here are some tips on how to keep your kids safe as they navigate the school

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Get your credit score in shape before buying a home

Get Your Credit Score in Shape Before Buying a Home How strong is your credit? Cleaning up your credit is essential before you make any major financial moves. Having a bad score can hurt your

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How to Avoid the Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes

How to Avoid the Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes  It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll

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Cleaning with Common Household Items

Ever since Covid 19 has been a household name in our households, it has been hard to find some of our regular cleaning supplies.  I have yet to find antibacterial hand gel and Clorox wipes

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Necessary Services in Maiden--What's Open Now

Maiden NC appears to be open for business.  I drove through today to look at a new listing and saw people were out looking at the home!  That was just a few hours before we got word that

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Out With the Old

Looking for something to do?  How long has it been since you gave your closet a ruthless purge? We all have stuff we hold on to. Things that remind us of a favorite memory, clothes we

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Market Forecast

2020 Outlook: Real Estate Market Forecast  We’re in the midst of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, and economists think there’s still room to grow. A recent

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Perfect Pantry

On a recent househunting trip with some of my favorite clients I noticed that they were uber concerned about the pantry.  If the kitchen didn't have one, they all but crossed the house off of

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My Best Loved Recipes at Open Houses

Open Houses don't always get the desired traffic we wish they would, especially if they aren't a million dollar property or on waterfront. So, how does a broker get some interested parties into a

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Turkey Day Out

Thinking about having Thanksgiving Dinner at a Restaurant?  There are quite a few restaurants around offering Thanksgiving dinner, and your kitchen will never be dirty.  Plus, your family

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How to afford a home

Though it seems daunting, there are steps you can take to afford homeownership. Here are a few tips to help you on your path!* Save wherever you can before you buy.  First time home buyers can

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Keep Warm for Less!

You can save on heating and cooling costs by checking areas where it is common to find air leaks.  Other benefits of this simple and effective home maintenance include improving durability,

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Tea Time

Crafted in Lincolnton is having a tea party and you are invited!  From Crafted:"THIS coming Saturday....Don your favorite sun dress, summer suit and haberdashery for this fun filled

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Big Gas Garages

People have always loved homes with big garages.  Whether for extra storage space for toys or extra cars, a garage is one of the #1 requested features of searched homes.  Click the link

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Tips to protect your pets from summer pests

We love our pets and want to keep them safe.Dogs and cats are susceptible to the same illnesses caused by insect bites as humans. As pet owners, it's our responsibility to protect them from

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Design Trends to Avoid!

Trends come and go.  Some we wish would go a little quicker.  Here is a list of some things we see in homes that need to be retired.1. Word Wall ArtQuotes on the walls?  It just makes

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Home Run on Fun

Summer is right around the corner.  Time to enjoy your backyard with games and fun!YARD GAMESGames with family and friends is one of the joys of summer and an important part of weekend fun!;

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Let's Look at Lincolnton

Lincolnton is full of history.  Sitting on the south fork of the Catawba River, it is now the site that once was the Battle of Ramsour's Mill in 1780. Come by for a visit, Lincolnton is

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Tips before moving into a new home

Moving into a new home is definitely an exciting time.  Here are a few things that you need to do to make this transition an easy one.   Change Locks: You’ll get the keys to you

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