Preparing your home for a hurricane: What to do before, during & after Irma by Jenny Yarborough

Whether Irma hits North Carolina's coast or not, hurricane season is here to stay through November 30, so it's better late than never to be prepared. Take a quick look at our hurricane preparedness list to see what you should do to prepare your home before, during & after Hurricane Irma makes landfall. 

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2017 Homes: A look at what's trending by Mark Schmidt

Summer has already come and gone but before the year is done, let's take a look at some of the custom home trends we've seen in 2017. You might just get a few ideas for your next renovation project or custom home build!

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Office spaces: Building a room you can work with by Mark Schmidt

It's August and although summer's been a blast, it's just about time to send the kids back to school. What does that mean for you? It's time to get ready to knock it into full gear. And how is it you're supposed to do that without a proper home office? We know!

Take a little advice from us (yes, we have a home office too!) on how to transform your work space into a room that really works for your work.

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DIY: Build your own privacy screen by Mark Schmidt

Hello, neighbor! Nice seeing you... Or is it not so nice to see them? We all need a little privacy. It's not that we don't like our neighbors. We just need a little space. 

Many of our homes are built close together or are set at just the right angle that it makes that space thing a little tough to come by. So why not take the weekend to tackle a little DIY project and build your own privacy screen? Here's how...

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Rent-ready remodeling tips from the builder by Mark Schmidt

There’s a lot of money to be made in the rental property business. So what’s the most cost-effective way to bring home the rental bacon? Take a little advice from us. 

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To build or to buy: That is the question by Mark Schmidt

A whole lot of time, money and energy go into both building and buying a home no matter the route you take. Considering that buying a property is usually the biggest expense a person will make during their lives, it makes sense to put a great deal of thought into your two options: to build or to buy. If you’re looking to move to a new place, consider these four things...

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Better by the beach: Things to consider when building by the water by Mark Schmidt

We can all agree that life is better on the water, especially if you're talking about building a custom home by the beach. But, as you might guess, building a sound home closer to the damp, salty elements can be a bit more of a challenge if you don't know what you're getting into. Below are just a few things to consider when building by the water.

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Flip this house: How to get yours on the market by Mark Schmidt

It's no secret. Spring is in the air and as the azaleas begin to show their faces, house hunters are popping out of the woodwork too. Traditionally, spring is the best time to put your house on the market. According to The Huffington Post, homes sold during the first half of May were purchased at about one percent more the average listing and sold 18.5 days more quickly. So, if you're thinking about upgrading to a bigger and better custom home, now is the time to get going on flipping your current property for the highest return on your renovations.

Need a little help figuring out what renovations to do to sell your property for a maximum price with a minimal budget? Follow these steps...

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