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Elevate Your Game | The Benefits of Raised Gardening Beds

At the first signs of spring, even the most casual gardeners see visions of summer blooms and dream of bountiful harvests. Garden soil is tilled, terra cotta pots are filled ...
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Historic Mill Mountain Home Gets New Lease on Life

Tom and Whittney Dunkenberger spent about a year trying to buy their current home. The newly-married Roanoke natives already had their own respective homes in town, so they weren’t in ...
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The Perfect Porch

When I envision the quintessential Southern home, it is inevitably anchored by a gracious porch. This isn’t just any porch—it is the porch. The envy of the neighborhood, the ideal ...
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Living into Retirement

At the turn of the 20th century, most retired people expected to remain in their homes throughout the aging process, surrounded by their families, friends and neighbors. In 1900, the ...
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Real Estate Outlook for 2017

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 2016 was a great year for the area’s real estate markets. Roanoke Valley real estate agents agree that business was brisk, prices ...
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Refinance with Confidence

When considering a mortgage refinance, homeowners may be overwhelmed by the many possibilities and programs available to them. Here, HOME asks local mortgage experts to share their expertise to help ...
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Neutrals You’ll Notice | Subtle Paint Shades To Make Your Home Stand Out

One of the best things you can do when putting your home on the market is to update the paint. Over time, your home’s walls inevitably start to show the ...
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First Impressions | Outshine the Competition When Selling Your Home

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” It may be a tired adage, but it rings true—particularly in real estate. The decision to buy a house is ...
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