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By Krista Abshure | Broker in 27540
  • What can you tell me about this home's Siding?

    Posted Under: General Area  |  January 20, 2012 2:56 PM  |  132 views  |  No comments

     

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    Often when I am showing homes to my clients they ask me about the different types of siding that are installed on homes. Although I always encourage them to do additional research below is the very basic information that I provide to them. I am just going to speak about the 4 most common types of siding that I come across when viewing homes with my clients.

    Masonite-

    Positives: Although no longer used it was an economical option when first installed years ago.

    Negative: Must keep it painted every 5-7 years, must address nail pops and keep seams/ends sealed so that moisture damage doesn’t occur. Manufacturers were involved in a law suit years ago.

    Vinyl-

    Positive: Very economical, super easy maintenance, no painting needed and many styles and colors to choose from.

    Negative: Can chip if hit with weed eater or pebbles, can shift or be blown off in a wind storm and can warp.

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    Cement Siding- (AKA HardiPlank/HardiBoard)

    Positive: Extremely durable and available in different finished textures.

    Negative: Needs to be painted every 10-15 years

    Brick

    Positive: Very easily maintained and continually looks like when it was first installed

    Negative: Costly when initially installed can occasionally see cracks in the mortar.

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    When you are ready to begin your new home search, please call me! I will gladly share my knowledge with you and help you navigate the home purchase process!

  • For Sale by Owner- Betcha didn't know this!!

    Posted Under: General Area  |  January 20, 2012 2:54 PM  |  186 views  |  No comments

    Interesting Tidbit that I had to share!!

    I was in my North Carolina Mandatory Continuing Education course last Tuesday. While in class our instructor; who helps write the real estate training books and is on the NC forms committee shared some interesting information that I thought all potential home buyers should know.

    Did you know that a seller representing himself in the sale of his home does NOT have to tell you if he is in Foreclosure process? I have helped buyers who were interested in For Sale By Owner homes in the past and thankfully this has not become an issue. However, it is just a matter of time until it affects someone we know.

    Imagine this, the buyer spends hundreds or thousands of dollars of his money on home inspections, appraisals, septic inspections, HVAC inspections, well inspections, water testing, radon testing and etc and then days before Closing the home is foreclosed on!!! WOW, all that money is gone. Yes, you could probably pursue legal action, but lets face it; if they are getting foreclosed on then they probably don't have the money to pay you back for your inspections... even if a judge says they have to. This is one more reason why it is important to use an agent who is knowledgeable, experienced, and educated help you through your home buying process!

    If you or anyone you know is considering buying or selling please contact us. We are full time agents who are focused on amazing customer service! Full-time… because assisting you with life changing decisions shouldn’t be handled by someone who does real estate as a Hobby!

  • Fuquay Varina Has It Going ON!!!!!

    Posted Under: General Area in Fuquay Varina  |  March 11, 2010 5:57 PM  |  309 views  |  No comments
    I love living in Fuquay Varina and have never regretted our decision to make it our home!  This town is full of friendly people who all seem to say be glad to be here too!  I thought that you might like to take the opportunity to come see for your self and experience some of the wonderful community activities of this small town!

    The first thing that is coming up soon is the CANDY HOP! This event will be held on Saturday, March 27th from 11am -2pm.  Bring your firends and family and HOP from SHOP to SHOP to get some yummy candy.  The stores on Main Street and Broad Street will be participaitng!

    The next event that is coming up in March will be the Easter Egg Hunt.  This is an annual tradition organized by the Town of Fuquay Varina.  We have attended this event ever since we moved here and my children have always enjoyed it.  Due to the wonderful community turnout that we have had at this event they are going to hold it at South Park this year. (where they have the July 4th fireworks) It will be from 10-11am on Saturday March 27th.

    Please keep checking back and I will post April's scheduled events soon!  You can also go to my website for the complete list of Fuquay Varina's 2010 Community event!

    I look forward to seeing you all there!

    Krista Abshure
    Century 21 Becky Medlin Realty
    www.KristaGetsResults.com


     

 
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