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Friday, January 17, 2020   /   by Shannon Eagan

Take 5: What to do with an Unfinished Basement

Although currently dimly lit and a little rough on the eyes, your unfinished basement still has a lot of potential. With just a little love and the help of the following ideas, you can spice it up in no time and get some great use out of the space.

1. Add a pop of color. Give your basement a whole different look without a big renovation by adding some color to the space. Consider painting and sealing the floors, opening up the room by painting the rafters white or a light color, or creating a bold accent wall. 

2. Divide the space. Want to make your basement a multi-use room? Partition out the area by installing an inexpensive curtain system. This can be done either with a curtain track or a simple wire, some hooks, and curtains will suffice. 

3. Add foam mats. Whether you’d like to use the basement as a home gym to get a quick workout in or a place for the kids to play and rough house, adding some foam mats into the mix is a great and easy solution. They come ...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020   /   by Shannon Eagan

Eye-Catching Ways to Decorate with Plants

Using plants as décor is a great way to add a little color and a natural, bright feel to any room. There are endless types of plants to choose from and various ways to display each one, but here are a few of our favorite combinations.

1. Geometric pots. Find geometric pots or planters of various sizes and plant small succulents of different styles and colors in each one. Then group a few pots together on a window sill or shelf or use them individually to adorn a side table or center of the dining room table.

2. Long, hanging plants. Purchase a larger, draping plant like eucalyptus, fern, or ivy and hang it from the ceiling using a macramé plant hanger or place it on a high shelf or ladder. These plants are perfect for the corner of your living room or room with a large, plain wall that is in need of a little pop of color.

3. Plant corner. Have a large corner in the dining or living room and need ideas on how to fill it? Consider turning it into a small plant sanc ...

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Monday, January 13, 2020   /   by Shannon Eagan

Housing Market 2020

If one of your goals in 2020 is homeownership, the Yancey Realty team is here to help. Our agents are knowledgable locals who pride themselves on their customer service skills. Give us a call today at 704-467-8877 to get started!

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Wednesday, January 08, 2020   /   by Shannon Eagan

Living the American Dream

Whether you're a millennial looking for your starter home, or you're a senior searching for your retirement home, the Yancey Realty team is here to help! Homeownership is something everyone deserves, and we'd be honored to assist in your search!

Give us a call at 704-467-8877 to get started.

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Monday, January 06, 2020   /   by Shannon Eagan

Your Guide To The Home Appraisal

You’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your Ts and dot all your Is before it’s all your own. And one of the first items on your closing checklist is the home appraisal. So, what exactly is that?

The home appraisal is essentially a value assessment of the home and property. It is conducted by a certified third party and is used to determine whether the home is priced appropriately. 

During a home appraisal, the appraiser conducts a complete visual inspection of the interior and exterior of the home. He or she factors in a variety of things, including the homes floor plan functionality, condition, location, school district, fixtures, lot size, and more. An upward adjustment is generally made if the home has a deck, a view, or a large yard. The appraiser will also compare the home to several similar homes that were sold within the last six months in the area.

The final report must include a street map showing the property and the ones&r ...

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