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By Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
(The Overton Group, LLC & CB First Realty )
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          This story is worth forwarding... It is both heart warming and a testament that rescue dogs are resilient and forgiving. This boy faced so many challenges including being set on fire..yes you read that right. He fought for his life and now is in a loving home where his story has made na...
By Liz Freeman
(RE/MAX Preferred Realty)
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The previous blog about preventing identity theft during a move dealt primarily with precautionary steps to take from your old residence to thwart clever criminals. So you’re now safely ensconced in your new home. And you can breathe a sigh of relief, right? Actually, no. Unfortunately, there are...
By Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
(The Overton Group, LLC & CB First Realty )
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photo: Michele Connors   This elegant creature has considered my pond home this summer and typically roosts dusk til dawn.. So many times I have sat just to watch the poise and grace as she scans for her fresh catch from the water. So many times I have tried to photograph her and scared her off....
By Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
(The Overton Group, LLC & CB First Realty )
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  Thank you USA Today  and TopRetirements.com for the shout out !!! I have known for some time how special Greenville NC and the surrounding area is. Just an hour or so west of Raleigh, we have evolved into a well respected and thriving town.  Aside from the accolades mentioned I wanted to add t...
By Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
(The Overton Group, LLC & CB First Realty )
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Thank you @BobStewart our "Community Evangelist"  for introducing Canva and allowing me to sit in on the ActiveRain webinar today. I received some great ideas and for starters changed my business/fanpage  header  on Facebook... simply ! Great cut and drop templates, wide variety of fonts and unli...
By Liz Freeman
(RE/MAX Preferred Realty)
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In June, the number of properties that received a foreclosure filing in Greenville, NC was 20% higher than the previous month and 100% higher than the same time last year, according to RealtyTrac.com. Greenville NC Foreclosure Status Distribution The current distribution of foreclosures based on ...
By Liz Freeman
(RE/MAX Preferred Realty)
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With all the news concerning retailers databases being compromised and resulting in consumer identity theft, you need to be acutely aware of the increase of identity theft during a move and take precautions to prevent your becoming a victim of enterprising criminals. Moving often makes it easier ...
By Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
(The Overton Group, LLC & CB First Realty )
Comments 7
The picture and captions really make me laugh.. and what it suggests is so true ! Whether in conversation professionally or personally, there is always the twist of irony that something said can be construed to something totally different ! What tools have you learned that help assure you that w...
By Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
(The Overton Group, LLC & CB First Realty )
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  GREENVILLE NC makes 2014 Forbes Lists and reports we are nearly 10% below National cost of living ! #27 Best Small Places for Business and Careers#54 in Cost of Doing Business#69 in Job Growth#70 in Education Pitt County NC offers a unique opportunity to those considering moving to the area. Wh...
By Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor
(The Overton Group, LLC & CB First Realty )
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       Photo:Michele Connors   As a severe ( but fast moving) thunderstorm rolled through Eastern North Carolina today, I quickly shot this photo from my backyard as I put away our patio furniture ... this little church sits on the roadside across from the 4th fairway at Ironwood Golf and Country...
By Liz Freeman
(RE/MAX Preferred Realty)
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The summer heat is here and while we humans have the ability to limit our time outside and escape to the relief of air conditioning and fans, the plants in our gardens are not so fortunate and must withstand high temperatures and frequent dry conditions. Just as we make an extra effort to watch o...
By Liz Freeman
(RE/MAX Preferred Realty)
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If you sold your primary residence and made a profit, you may be able to exclude that profit from your taxable income. Here's how it works. Individuals can exclude up to $250,000 in profit from the sale of a main home (or $500,000 for a married couple) as long as you have owned the home and lived...
By Liz Freeman
(RE/MAX Preferred Realty)
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Not to be confused with homeowner’s insurance, which covers the structure and contents of your Greenville NC home, a warranty service contract is designed to cover systems and appliances that stop working due to normal usage.  Basic coverage generally includes the repair and replacement of major ...
By Liz Freeman
(RE/MAX Preferred Realty)
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Because disasters, from floods and fires to hurricanes and tornadoes, and major household mishaps such as a burst pipe, electrical fire, or gas leak can strike without warning, it is critical for every Greenville NC home owner to set up an emergency plan and create a list of things everybody in t...
By Liz Freeman
(RE/MAX Preferred Realty)
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Greenville NC Home For Sale:   2496 Surry Lane, Winterville NC 28590MLS# 114659   Lovely home with front porch, master suite down and two bedrooms up. Wonderful kitchen with tiled back-splash, built-in microwave, dishwasher, smooth top range and new paint. Carpet 4 years old. Formal dining with h...
By Liz Freeman
(RE/MAX Preferred Realty)
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All-cash offers are an unusual real estate tactic, but often times are a winning strategy at the negotiating table, and are presently on the rise. The National Association of Realtors® reports market share of all-cash purchases has risen and currently makes up 33 percent of the market. This is a...
By Liz Freeman
(RE/MAX Preferred Realty)
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Greenville NC Home For Sale: 3180 NC Hwy 43 N,Greenville NC 27834MLS# 114628 3 bedrooms | 3 baths | 2,084 square feet New Construction. No City Taxes. Two story Vinyl home with 2 bedrooms down and one up and large bonus room. 3 lovely baths, two have whirlpool tubs. Spacious kitchen with bar and...
By Jesse Allen
(Keller Williams Realty - Greenville, NC)
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Going GREEN? Here are the TOP Four Features!    Double-paned or low-E windows Insulation Heating / Cooling / Climate control Efficient or Energy Star appliances    When considering a green improvement, especially a larger investment such as window replacement, calculate the "payback period" to de...
By Liz Freeman
(RE/MAX Preferred Realty)
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You probably already know that you can invest your IRA money in stocks and bonds and even in mutual funds if you so desire, but did you know that you can also invest those IRA funds in Greenville NC real estate?  Doing so, however, is a bit complicated, and IRS rules concerning such purchases mu...
By Jesse Allen
(Keller Williams Realty - Greenville, NC)
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FSBO - "For Sale By Owner" Why consult a Professional?       I recently got a call from a FSBO who was moving out of the area, during the call the "sellers" never told me it they had been listed as a FSBO. Upon meeting the clients I had prepared a Market Analysis of their home  like I would with ...

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