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Open House 12/3

Visit Our Open House this Sunday! 

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Bring Your Buyers, to 410 Allenhurst Place in Cary, NC as it will be open to the public!  Check out www.410Allenhurst.com to get a preview of this luxurious Home in a Prime Location. Stop by on Sunday, December 3rd from 2:00pm to 4:00pm EST and see this gorgeous home for yourself. $525,000, 4,090 Square Feet, 5bd/4ba.  Call Mike Montpetit at 919-614-9100 for a personal tour.

Turkey Day Recipes

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and if you're big on planning like our team is, you're already thinking about what you're serving for dinner! 

Let us help you prepare by sharing some of our favorite Thanksgiving Day recipes from Food Network. 

  1. Roast Turkey 
  2. Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms
  3. French Apple Tart
  4. Apple Pie
  5. Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  6. Baked Macaroni and Cheese
  7. Sausage and Herb Stuffing
  8. Sweet Potato Casserole 
  9. Cranberry Sauce 

Color of the Month: Sierra Redwood

Are we ready for fall?  Need to shake off the gray and beige of summer?  Well Sherwin Williams is on top of it with their sumptuous Sierra Redwood (SW7598) for it's earthy umber infused rust color.  What a great way to celebrate the season by bringing in a hint of farm-to-table, authentic, rich color into your kitchen or family room.  Warm up the season and enjoy the crisp sunlight as it plays on this deep, bold color! 

Tips to Painting Your Home Exterior

Not only is the right paint color important, there are a few other things to keep in mind in order to make this event problem free!

  1. Consider the Weather - It is very important to know what mother nature has planned as you want to pick a dry time of the year to paint your home. Ideally, there will be little to no rain and the humidity will be low so the paint can have time to stick and dry to the surface.
  2. Quality vs. Price - While it might seem like a good idea to choose the less expensive paint option, that isn't always the right thing to do. The type of exterior paint you choose determines how it will look, what type of coverage you get, and when the next time your house requires a new paint job. 10/10 recommend getting a better quality paint that will pay off in the long-run for sure! 
  3. Primer - Before you start putting your perfect color on your home, always always always apply a good coat of primer. You might want to look into purchasing a combined paint and primer in one that way you don't need to worry about the extra hassle. 
  4. Top to Bottom - We all know gravity will get the best of people sometimes but in order for it to not affect your paint job negatively, start at the top and work your way down. This will help limit the streaks in your paint and put you in a much better position to correct the mishaps as you go along!
  5. Ground Coverage - If you are choosing to take painting your home into your own hands, it is best to do it with little to no clean up. You might not have thought about this, but painting gets pretty messy, even outside. Before you start your process, move your outdoor furniture, grills, hoses, and be sure to cover up the ground and any surrounding bushes and plants. 

Budget Friendly Halloween Decorations

With Halloween right around the corner, you definitely don't want to break the bank too soon into the upcoming holiday season. Here are a few DIY ideas sure to grab your neighbors' attention. 

1. Flying Ghosts

Inexpensive little ghosts can be made from blown up white balloons with black duct tape faces. Drape with gauze fabric and you have the perfect decoration for your front porch or outdoor trees.

2. Eyeball Wreath

Looking for a spooky yet cute wreath for out front? Wrap a black boa around a cheap wreath and attach bloodshot eyeballs found in every Halloween section. Still feel like it needs a final touch? Add a black bow to the bottom to give it that extra pizzaz.

3. Bloody Footprints

All you need for this idea is red, washable paint, and an eager volunteer! Simply step barefoot into the pant and carefully walk, as to not drip or drag your feet. Create a scary trail to your front door or maybe a spooky skeleton in the corner. Make sure you bring the paint with you in case you need to re-dip your feet during your "travels." (Pro tip: place a towel at your destination for easier cleanup!) 

4. Punny Tombstones

If you've thought about a graveyard feature, consider making tombstones out of plywood, spray painting them a dingy grey, and adding some "punny" names. Here are some great headstone ideas:

  • Emma Goner
  • Wee G. Bord
  • Al B. Bach
  • Dee Cayen
  • Izzy Deadyet
  • Yul B. Next
  • Cross Dover
  • Ira Gret/Nora Grets
  • Barry DaLive

5. Pumpkin Bonfire

Want the look of a bonfire without having to watch the flames all night? Simply place some battery operated candles into any pre-cut, fake pumpkin. Stack the pumpkins into a pyramid-like shape, border with wooden logs, and voila! 

 

Open House!

Visit our Open House this Sunday

Bring Your Buyers; to 916 Heritage Green Drive in Heritage of Wake Forest Subdivision, Wake Forest, NC will be open to the public!  Check out www.916HeritageGreens.com to get a preview of this home in a Prime Location. Stop by on Sunday, September 24th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and see this beautiful home for yourself. $345,000,2,895 Square Feet, 3bd/2.5ba.  Call Mike Montpetit at 919-614-9100 for a personal tour.

Tips to Save Up for a Down Payment

The average down payment is roughly 6% and although sometimes less, many home-buyers wonder how they are going to come up with that cost. There are some simple things everyone can do to start saving up. 

Happy Labor Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From everyone here at Town & Country Realty, Inc., we want to wish you a safe and happy 2017 Labor Day!

Labor Day started as a part of the labor union movement, to recognize the contributions of men and women in the US workforce; however, now, it is mostly seen as a chance to celebrate the last weekend of summer.

Did you know?:

  1. The first celebrated US Labor Day was on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City, planned by the Central Labor Union.
  2. 10,000 workers marched from City Hall all the way to 42nd Street and then met with their families in Wendel’s Elm Park for a picnic, concert, and speeches.
  3. Oregon was the first state to celebrate Labor Day as a legal holiday in 1887.
  4. The decision to make Labor Day the first Monday of September was approved on June 28, 1894.
  5. Americans worked 12-hour days seven days a week during the 19th century!
  6. The Adamson Act was passed on September 3, 1916, to establish an eight-hour work day.

Planning on throwing a Labor Day/End-of-Summer party? We have the perfect recipes for you!

  1. Pimento-Jalapeno Cheeseburgers
  2. Sweet-and-Sour Grilled Chicken Skewers
  3. Party Shrimp
  4. Grilled Ranch Potatoes
  5. Cheddar Bacon Ranch Corn
  6. Giant Chipwich Cake
  7. Banana Split Kabobs

Safe travels and Happy Holiday! 

Heat-Proof Annuals

Here are 12 annuals guaranteed to be heat-proof! These beautiful flowers are a great addition to any yard as they will continue to give you that gorgeous look all through the extra sunny days. 

  1. Blue Print Scaevola
  2. Aztec Sunset Mexican Zinnia
  3. Luscious Lantana
  4. Purple Flash Ornamental Pepper
  5. Raspberry Blast Supertunia
  6. Serenita Mix Angelonia
  7. Sun Patiens
  8. Flambe Chrysocephalum
  9. Dragon Wing Red Begonia
  10. Fireworks Gomphrena
  11. Duet Rose 'n Yellow Moss Rose
  12. Snow Princess Sweet Alyssum

To ensure that they last throughout the summer, consider trimming any of your petunias that look like stragglers, reduce plant height, harvest flowers, use half-hoops to support a clump of plants, use steaks to support single stems, and always be on the lookout for powdery mildew. While these plants may be able to withstand the scorching sun, also make sure to keep them well-fed and watered. 

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