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Jul'16
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Deep Cleaning your Vacation Rental Home to Boost Your Bottom Line

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.  This is true with people and also for your vacation rental home.  Your guests’ expectations will be met or exceeded when they first arrive or they will be crushed and probably not recover during their stay.  Your home’s exterior and interior must make a good impression to attract repeat business.Fortunately, most vacationers are considerate and clean up behind themselves so that the weekly cleaners can properly maintain the home f... Read more
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22
Jun'16
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Simple Home Features to Upgrade for a Big Impact

Home improvement projects can come in all shapes and sizes, but often times it is the smallest upgrades to our home that are the most rewarding. Simple upgrades to various parts of your home will require a minimal investment, while making a big impact on the space.Read below to find out which rooms, and which features in those rooms can be improved upon without spending your entire weekend with a tool belt around your waist.Focus on the DetailsFaucets, Knobs and Light FixturesWhile many people f... Read more
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6
Apr'16
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Genius Ways to Make Your Home Cooler for the Summer

As temperatures begin to warm up after a long winter season, it is time to take advantage of the mild spring weather. Over the winter months, it is often difficult to perform work around the house due to the cold temperatures. However, spring is the perfect time to get your home in top shape for the months of warm weather ahead. One way to ensure a comfortable spring and summer season is to take the steps necessary to create a cooler home. There are DIY home maintenance and improvement projects ... Read more
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16
Mar'16
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Are You Ready to be your own Rental Manager?

The sharing economy, I think, is not just a fad but here to stay.  While there may be future regulations concerning “employee” safety or community restrictions; the idea is not going away. Increasingly, employment is not a single gig from 9 to 5 and collecting a pension at 65.  Individuals now have more ways than ever for sharing their passion and getting an audience and a following through multiple channels serving multiple interests.  The idea is likely to spread even wider than sharin... Read more
Categories: Airbnb

26
Feb'16
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Cabin Fever? Improve Your Outlook and Get Your House Ready for Spring

After a long and cold winter, many important home projects have often been neglected for months on end. The outdoor temperatures can often make outdoor work extremely difficult. Luckily, spring is just around the corner and with the improvement in the weather comes and opportunity to take care of lingering projects or tackle new ones. Read below to learn about a few projects to take care of around your home before the heat of the summer season sets in.Upgrade Your Exterior DoorsUse the break in... Read more
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Blog

13
Nov'15
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Pro and Cons of Decking Materials for Outer Banks Homes

Decking provides additional living space for homeowners and vacationers.  In the Outer Banks market it is an absolute necessity. A properly designed deck complimenting the architecture of the home will provide years of enjoyment and good value. Decks can range from the most simple of design to the very elaborate. Here is a simple guide to the best materials to use for your Outer Banks deck:Pressure Treated Pine:Most Outer Banks homes and vacation rentals have pressure treated pine decks. This ... Read more
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2
Nov'15
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How to Fund Your Next Home Remodeling Project

 Before you hire the contractors or select the materials for your next remodel project, you will need to find a way to fund it. Of course you first need a rough idea of your budget before investigating your financing alternatives. Consider how long you plan to stay in the home before deciding on a payment strategy.For example, refinancing your mortgage when you plan to only stay in the home a few years longer is not advised.  It will be more expensive to refinance once the other costs are ... Read more
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28
Oct'15
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How to Build Home Equity Through Home Improvements

Home improvements are essential for any home over time and are a great way to keep a house in its best conditions. Home improvement can add to home equity and make a house a better living environment and a better prospect as a rental or vacation home on the Outer Banks. Read on to see the different ways your Outer Banks home improvement projects can increase home equity.Window replacements are a good way to ensure your house is protected and is staying energy efficient. The right windows for a h... Read more
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5
Oct'15
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What to Do After a Hurricane or Storm

The hurricane is gone, now what?We here on the Outer Banks are feeling rather blessed that hurricane Joaquin tracked off shore and we avoided a direct hit of a major hurricane. While there was some flooding and road damage locally, our prayers go out to neighboring South Carolina, which experienced some devastating flooding from the storm.Living on the Outer Banks over decades means living through lots of hurricanes.  Thankfully, most have not had the impact predicted, but some have been pretty... Read more
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10
Sep'15
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Don’t Stand Around, Fix Your Home and Get Paid for It

Tax Credits for Energy-Efficient Home ImprovementsWith fall beginning on the Outer Banks, that means we’re just around the corner from winter. Which means we’re just around the corner from the end of 2015. Which means, taxes. Taxes. Taxes. If you’re an Outer Banks homeowner or own a vacation property on the Outer Banks looking for some last-minute tips on how to receive tax credits, I’d say look no further, but frankly, there are dozens of other blogs out there who will provide you with ... Read more
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Blog