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How Home Automation Will Increase Your Outer Banks Vacation Home Rentals

May 2, 2017
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Airbnb

Vacation rentals are an ideal application for home automation.  Precisely due to the distance most owners are from their property, the Internet of Things (IOT) provides peace of mind that the property is safe and secure by being able to monitor the property remotely. ... Read more

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Are You Ready To Paint Your Home? 2017’s Paint Colors Have Arrived!

  If you’re ready for a quick and affordable way to spruce up your home, it might be time to try out some new paint colors. Painting a room, an accent wall, or even your furniture can make your home feel brand new again. When trying to decide on a paint color, it can be hard to narrow down the options and select the right hue. If you are considering a room makeover, Behr has released the 2017 Paint colors of the year. According to Behr there are three different palettes that we should ... Read more
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Nov'16
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Is Your Fireplace Making the Statement You Want it To Make?

Is your fireplace making the statement you want it to make? Fireplaces can vary from brick to stone, or even drywall. Holidays are just around the corner, so why not take a few hours to transform your dull fireplace to the room’s focal point? Whether you’re just looking for a simple upgrade or doing a full-on renovation, there are a variety of budget friendly techniques to spruce up your fire place. Brick Traditionally, brick is the most common fireplace material, but that doesn’t mean... Read more
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Oct'16
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Homeowners: Have You Started Your Fall Maintenance Checklist?

With the feel of fall in the air, it's time to start getting your home ready for the months ahead. Take care of your home's maintenance projects before the days become shorter and cooler. Preparing your home now for the colder weather will prevent costly damage and major repairs. Tackling some of the easiest fall chores now, can end up saving you a ton of money on energy bills in the long run. Below are some of the most important home maintenance tips that homeowners should put on their checkl... Read more
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Oct'16
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How To Fall in Love With Your Home Again By Remodeling

Fall is here! The mild weather and cooler temps have arrived, and so has the opportunity to start your fall home improvement projects! Outer Banks homeowners know that the fall is the best time of year to start those projects we dreamed about all summer, but changed our minds because it was just too hot outside.  Whether you are trying to add value to your home or are just ready to give your home a new look, here are three home improvements projects that will steal the spotlight. Solar Tubes... Read more
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Oct'16
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Hurricane Matthew Came Into the Outer Banks With a Bang!

Let Xpert Home Services Restore, Repair or Clean Up Your Storm Damage Today! Hurricane Matthew tracked closer to the Outer Banks than experts predicted and caught many home owners by surprise.  The wind damage and flooding effects are much greater than anyone imagined.  Some residents are still without power or internet.  We at Xpert Home Services are grateful that lives were not lost locally.  We are at work and ready to help our friends and neighbors from Corolla to Nags Head to put you... Read more
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Oct'16
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Five Unforgettable Hurricanes That Struck North Carolina

The Outer Banks is no stranger to hurricanes, and chances are if you have lived here long enough you have seen how destructive they can be. Hurricane season runs from the beginning of June to the end of November, which is also when visitors are flocking to the coast for a much needed vacation. September is the middle of hurricane season and historically when most storms have hit the North Carolina coast. If you live on the beach you know when it’s that time to start boarding up the windows a... Read more
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Sep'16
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VRBO: How to Winterize Your Vacant Home

The winter months are right around the corner on the Outer Banks and many vacations properties will be vacant during the off season. When you are leaving your house for the winter or closing up your summer vacation rental, it’s important to winterize your property. VRBO owners should take precautions to prevent hefty utility bills, property damage, and other issues from occurring in their home. Before you head out of town, you should make a checklist and spend a few hours preparing your home... Read more
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Sep'16
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Don’t be Caught Unprepared: 5 Repairs Most Homes Needed in First 5 Years

First time homebuyers might be caught off guard by the repairs and home maintenance that occur within the first few years of owning their home. Luckily, it is completely normal to have small issues with your new home, so don’t be discouraged! Here are some of the most common home repairs needed after a few years of living in your new home. Leaky Faucets  Yes, the toilet that won’t stop running and the faucet that seems to drip all night can be beyond frustrating, but with the right plum... Read more
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Sep'16
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How To Lower Stress with Your Next Remodeling Project

Homeowners may be asking themselves if it’s finally time to remodel their home. Owners know that making that tough decision will not only increase the resale value of their home, but will also improve the home’s functionality. Are you planning on remodeling your home in the near future? Remodeling your home doesn’t have to be a stressful process. Here are a few tips for how to keep stress levels low and have a successful home remodel.Plan AheadDesigning and planning ahead is important when... Read more
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Sep'16
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5 Things Homeowners Neglect Fixing

As a homeowner, it is very important to focus on home maintenance in order to prevent future problems from occurring and to protect the house on a long-term basis. Each part of the house is unique and may require a different amount of attention or maintenance. It is crucial to keep up with the house to stay safe in the long run. Check out the list below for common issues homeowners should pay more attention to, especially to protect their property.It may be easy to neglect the roof or the gutter... Read more
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Categories: Blog