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Sea Coast Realty Meets Future Habitat Homeowner

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on August 09, 2010 in No Category
Meet Carol – a single mom and soon-to-be homeowner thanks to Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, lots of volunteers, and her own hard work. When she’s not at her full-time healthcare job, you can find Carol earning 250 hours of “Sweat Equity” by working on other Habitat for Humanity homes. “She is a kind, dependable, hard-working lady who truly embodies the Habitat spirit,” said Jane Roberson, Director of Family Services with Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. Construction of Carol’s new... read more
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Staging on a Budget: Bedroom

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on August 08, 2010 in No Category
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Real estate pros offer their best, most affordable staging ideas for bedrooms. Bring Your Own Bed "I have a great way to add a bed to a vacant bedroom. I arrange moving boxes into the shape of a bed, and then I dress it up with nice bedding. It takes about half an hour and it's really inexpensive." -Kria Lacher, Meadows Group Inc., Realtors®, Portland, Ore. Make a Bed Another trick to add a bed: "Purchase an inexpensive air mattress that has a folding frame off the floor. Once the beddin... read more
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Staging on a Budget: Living Rooms

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on August 06, 2010 in No Category
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Real estate pros offer their best, most affordable staging ideas for living rooms. Create a Focal Point "Pick out the most visible corner and put a large plant-I've found that silk trees work best. Set up a spotlight behind it so it lights up the leaves and throws an interesting shadow on another wall. It really makes a difference in a person's perception of the space, especially if it's a large room without too much natural lighting." -Izabela Stone, Keller Williams Realty, Apollo Beach... read more
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Pet Pix Contest Winners

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on August 05, 2010 in No Category
Congratulations to the winners of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty's Pet Pix Contest! First place and a $100 prize go to Jason Schmitt of Cary, NC. His photo of his tabby cat Harley earned 120 votes. Second place and a $50 second prize go to Ashley Lauren Foster of Carolina Beach, NC. Her photo of her yellow lab Stoli earned 115 votes. Third place and a $25 prize go to Allison Patton of Morehead City, NC. Her photo of her grinning dog Ben earned 80 votes. Click here to see the winners on Facebook! Our sincere app... read more
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5 Showing Tips for Home Sellers

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on August 04, 2010 in No Category
Get your home in showing shape with these simple tips. Lighten up. Some people like to live in dark houses. Leave the shades up and the drapes opened. Homes show so much better with light. -Teresa Boardman, Saint Paul Home Realty, St. Paul, Minn. Size up the competition. Walk through model homes in your area to see what professionally staged homes look like. You can get a variety of great ideas to prepare your home for sale. -Randy Schulenburg, Mortgage 1st Realty Inc., Elgin, Ill. Define the space. Creatively def... read more
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