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Home DIY: Set up a coffee station

 If you've got to have a cup of coffee -- or two -- every day, here's the perfect project for you: Create a home coffee station. Finding a spot to keep your coffee maker plugged in and all of the java essentials at hand allows you and your ...

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For buyers: Can you find your perfect house?

 You're ready to begin house hunting in Greenville, NC, and you know exactly what you want. Good. It's essential to know what you want in your ideal home. In fact, Tyre Realty Group recommends that you create a checklist of your wants and n...

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Terrific tool: Pinterest

 When your mom planned to redecorate her home back in the day, she tore pages out of magazines for inspiration. Today, she logs onto Pinterest for ideas. Pinterest, the social media image sharing platform, is an outstanding source of i...

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ENC news: Creamery will hold Ice Cream Festival

 Simply Natural Creamery, 1265 Carson Edwards Road, Ayden, will hold its first Ice Cream Festival from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, July 15. Admission is free. The festival is a celebration of National Ice Cream Day. There will be three locatio...

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Home inspiration: 8 ideas for a party-ready deck

 This backyard deck, found on Pinterest, has tons of great ideas for homeowners who like to entertain outside. 1. The yellow and white color scheme is sunny and fun and continues the same color scheme as the house, with its white exterior a...

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Tyre Realty Group among America's Best Real Estate Agents

 For the 3rd year in a row, Greenville's Tyre Realty Group has been recognized by Real Trends, Zillow & Trulia as one of America's Best Real Estate Agents. The annual list ranks more than 12,600 residential real estate professionals in ...

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Home DIY: Make a flip-flop welcome sign

  Use inexpensive rubber flip-flops to create a colorful summer welcome sign for your front door or the gate to your pool. It's a great rainy day project and it would make a terrific hostess gift.Supplies4 pairs of cheap flip-flops (your choi...

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ENC news: Cable wakeboarding park opens

 An East Carolina University graduate has opened a water-sports complex that makes wakeboarding accessible for anyone, from beginner to expert, young and old. No boat required. Sam Burney has opened Cable Paradise Park on a spring-fed lake ...

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16 great gifts for new homeowners

 The traditional housewarming gift is a loaf of bread (so the house may never know hunger), a bottle of wine (symbolizing joy and prosperity) and salt (so life may always have flavor) -- you can't go wrong with that. Here are 15 more suggestions fo...

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ENC news: Bar-B-Grooves combines barbecue and music

 Bar-B-Grooves will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 17 outdoors at the Town Common park, 100 E. First St. along the Tar River in downtown Greenville.  The free event unites the fourth annual Greenville Grooves celebration of African Ame...

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For sellers: What's a competitive market analysis?

 A competitive market analysis (CMA) is an essential component for determining your home's listing price. It's a free report by a real estate agent that compares your home to similar properties in the area. It's the first thing an agent wil...

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Home DIY: Picking the right type of paint

 When it comes to choosing the right interior paint, there is more to consider than just the color. Before you get started on a painting project, decide what type of paint will do the best job and give you the perfect result. First things f...

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Home decor: Styling an entryway

 The entryway or foyer is a guest's first impression of your home. Here are some tips for decorating it in an inviting way. Define the space with a welcoming color, like deep red or sunny yellow. Or splurge on wallpaper with a bold pattern....

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