Bonnie Onofrio's Blog Posts

What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home April

For those of you new to our area please know that the pollen is usually not this bad! Hopefully some Spring rain will wash a lot of it away. In the meantime, here are some tips for this month

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What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home March

In the South March is the time for Spring cleaning- flowering trees are budding and Spring is in the air!Interior: Change furnace filters. This is a good time to air our curtains and bedding on

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After Signing On The Dotted Line

Here's what comes next in NC....Timelines are approximate. Actual dates will be finalized during/after the offer process. Step 1 The Offer Have earnest money check and due diligence

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What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home February

Besides staying warm and eating comfort foods here are the things you should do this month.Interior: Change furnace filters. Dare I say it-it's a great time to re-organize your closets! Keep the

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Call Raleigh Home And Take These Easy Day Or Weekend Trips And Explore

Now that you've decided to make the Raleigh-Durham area home and after the moving van has left and you've tamed the chaos you might be looking for ways to explore your new state.Here are some of the

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What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home January

Interior: Change furnace filters. It's that time of year again-organize paperwork for tax purposes! This is a great time to deodorize rugs and carpeting since you're spending a lot of time indoors.

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Check Out The Raleigh Area For Affordability And Desirability

Once again, another accolade for the wonderful area we call home. Trulia's list of the Top Ten Housing Markets for 2018 is as follows:1. Grand Rapids, MI with a median sales price of $163,7502.

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What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home December

Brr-the weather can start to get a bit chilly, even in the South!Interior: Change furnace filters. On those especially chilly nights, leave cabinet doors under sinks open to keep the pipes from

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What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home November

Thankfully there is not much to do in the way of home maintenance this month-all the more time to enjoy Thanksgiving!Interior: Change furnace filters. If you don't have automatic vents or haven't

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What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home October

Interior:  Change furnace filters. The days are getting shorter now and it’s a good time to reset your lamp timers. Check windows for condensation between the glass to see if any of

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What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home September

Ah yes, Fall! Cooler days, crisp nights-it's my favorite time of year! Apple picking, pumpkin patches and soon, smiling little goblins trick or treating!Interior: Change furnace filters. This is the

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What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home August

Ah, the "dog days" of summer! Whatever your take on the weather here are some tips for maintaining your home in the hot weather.Interior: Change furnace filters. If you have installed a dehumidifier

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Who Is Working For You

Do you want to be sure that the agent who is answering your questions is working in your best interest or do you just assume that such is the case?There are several different types of agency

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WHAT TO DO THIS MONTH TO MAINTAIN YOUR NEW HOME JULY

Interior: Change the a/c filters and run ceiling fans to help with cooling costs. Keep an eye on houseplants since we tend to spend more time focusing on outdoor plants. Ventilate whenever

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What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home June

Summer's coming! Here are a few tips to be ready:Interior: Open the windows in temperate weather and air the house out. If you have allergies you can install an electronic air cleaner directly on

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What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home May

Over the next twelve months I hope to give you a guide to things you can do to keep your home in top condition. After all, it's the largest investment you'll ever make and spending a little time

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The Market Is Crazy How To Come Out On Top

So Raleigh and the Triangle area are in a seller’s market. What can you do as a buyer to get the home you want?Competition for homes is at an all-time high. Homes available for purchase are

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Want To Know How Much Homes Cost In The Raleigh Area

People have been flocking to the Raleigh area for years-it's not just for the beautiful weather, although we have plenty of that, but this is a wonderful place to raise a family, find a job or buy a

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Its That Selling Time Of Year Again

The Spring selling season is here and there are a few things you can do to set your home apart from all of the other competing properties.Curb appeal is crucial-sometimes when I pull in the

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Come Home To Apex

Apex, NC is truly the "peak of good living!"Apex has been named as one of  the top ten suburbs to live in in the country in a study done by Realtor.com.  The spokesman goes

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Getting An FHA Loan Just Got Easier At Least For A Few Days

Are you among those buyers who think you need to put 20% down to purchase a home? Maybe you don't know about FHA loans. FHA loans are guaranteed by the government and you can purchase a home with as

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Discussing Rising Interest Rates For Mortgages

Interest rates for home mortgages have begun to rise but there’s no reason to panic. Rates still remain historically low.According to an article published in REALTOR® Magazine recently quoted

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Microwave Butter Toffee For Your Christmas Time

I've found that making candy in the microwave is the easiest thing ever. Here's a quick and easy recipe for the Holidays:Microwave Butter Toffee 1-1/3 cup sugar 1 cup softened butter 2

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Why You Should Continue To Market Your Home During The Holidays

I think there’s a general trend among sellers to think that they should take their houses off the market during the Holiday season and wait until Spring to put it back up for sale. That could be

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Taking The Confusion Out Of The Home Buying Process

Home Ownership TimelineTimelines are approximate. Actual dates will be finalized during/after the offer process. Step 1 The Offer Have earnest money check and due diligence fee check and

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Whats In A Name Really

We are proud to be Grow Local Realty.But why “Grow Local?” Seems like a funny name for a real estate company, doesn't it?We are Grow Local because we have dedicated our real estate careers to

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When It Matters Choose Experience

In this age of digital communication, where you can easily find information on the internet about a home, why would you need an experienced agent working for you?Here's why:Increasingly potential

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We Seem To Have A New State Tree

Yep, it's that ubiquitous orange and white construction barrel!But seriously, in all of the years that I've lived in this area I've watched it grow into a vibrant and inviting place to live. Yes,

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Why Do We Keep Asking If Youve Talked To A Lender

Have you been asked by a real estate agent, "Have you spoken with a lender yet?" Why do you think we keep asking that question?There have been many, many changes in home loan lending over the years

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Stable Property Tax Rates Are Only One Reason To Move Here

In a recent study published by CoreLogic North Carolina ranked in the lowest category for property tax rates, coming in at under 1% compared to the national average of 1.3%.But lower property taxes

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Here Comes Summer

It's almost that time of year again-traditional schools will be finishing up classes and you're looking for something to keep the kids interested and occupied during those lazy summer months

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Whats Not To Love About Raleigh NC

The accolades just keep coming-#2 Best Places for Business and Careers#9 Fastest Growing Places#3 Job Growth#3 Best Cities for Young Professionals#5 Best Cities to Raise a Family#22 Best Places to

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How To Set Your Home Apart From The Competition

The Spring selling season is here and there are a few things you can do to set your home apart from all of the other competing properties.Curb appeal is crucial-sometimes when I pull in the

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