Monday, January 26, 2015

Final Opportunities in Norwood Ridge!

Hurry, only three homes remain in Rock Hill's Norwood Ridge Community! Norwood Ridge also boasts a community pool! Convenient to downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina and Fort Mill, South Carolina, Norwood Ridge is a wonderful community to call home.  Stop by today for a tour and a list of remaining homes available.
Convenient to downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina and Fort Mill, South Carolina, Norwood Ridge is a wonderful community to call home.  Stop by today for a tour and a list of remaining homes available. - See more at: http://livewellhomes.net/communities/norwood-ridge#sthash.OSR2m51l.dpuf
Convenient to downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina and Fort Mill, South Carolina, Norwood Ridge is a wonderful community to call home.  Stop by today for a tour and a list of remaining homes available. - See more at: http://livewellhomes.net/communities/norwood-ridge#sthash.OSR2m51l.dpuf



For more information, call 803-336-5454 or take a look at our website here

For mor information on Norwood Ridge click here!

15 Easy Ways To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

We've got numerous homes under construction and for sale! Here are some excellent tips to get your current home ready to sell. Check out our inventory at www.livewellhomes.net

15 Easy Ways To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

You may think you know the basics when it comes to getting your home ready to sell: remove any clutter or personal effects, fix what’s broken, and stage your rooms. But buyers are a fickle lot, and they can fall in — or out — of love with a home for any number of reasons, some so subtle that the buyers themselves aren’t fully aware of their logic.

If you really want to make your home attention-grabbing for all the right reasons, it’s time to up your game with these outside-the-box tricks:

1. Set the mood (lighting)
Swap out your bright white light bulbs for a soft and flattering wattage that invokes a cozy, yet welcoming feel and hides any tiny imperfections. Opt for bulbs that emit yellow-toned and red-toned hues.

2. Wash your windows
Have your windows professionally washed, or devote an afternoon to washing them yourself from both inside and out. Even on gray days, clean windows will let in more light and make your rooms sparkle — and buyers will definitely notice if it isn’t done.

3. Mind the details
Small details can make your home look dumpy without you even realizing it. Freshen up rooms with new switch plates and outlet covers if yours are grubby from fingerprints or yellowed from aging. Polish handles and hardware and use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to remove minor spots and scuffs on walls.

4. Make it welcoming
You’ve got the curb appeal, but what about “walking up to the door” appeal? Invest in a new doormat and take the time to scrub down your front door since it’s probably covered with dust, dirt, and oils. Better yet, repaint it and add some new house numbers and a new porch light.

5. Don’t forget your side yard
Turn that dead space into a selling point by creating a potting station or kitchen garden, or even set up breakfast nook with a café table and chairs.

6. Get creative with color
Paint two adjacent rooms the same color to give the appearance of an open floor plan. Paint your walls to match your drapery (or buy drapery to match the walls). Use the same colors and patterns in the master bedroom and bath to create an “ en suite” feel.

7. Update your own furniture
Empty rooms show poorly. “Stage” a spare bedroom with an air mattress and bed frame. Create a living room arrangement by throwing matching slipcovers over clashing chairs and sofas.

8. Brighten up trim
Walls aren’t the only things that need a fresh coat of paint. Dingy door and window frames will drag down the prettiest of rooms. Repainting wood-toned trim white will also make your space brighter.

9. Employ scents
The old tried and true: bake a fresh batch of cookies to create a homey feel (or fake it with a scented candle). Employ soothing, spa-like scents like vanilla and lavender in bathrooms and bedrooms.

To take a look at this article and other awesome tips click here!

10. Make your space look bigger
Hang floor-length curtains above your windows to give the illusion of higher ceilings. Lay down a striped rug to make your floor seem more expansive. Use a clear shower curtain to open up a small bathroom.

11. Fake a closet organization system
Make your storage look custom with DIY shelves, hangers, and bins. Organize clothes by type and color for added impact.

12. Dress up your laundry area
Whether it’s a separate room or a corner of your basement, make your laundry area look welcoming by adding a folding surface, bins, and baskets for storage, and a designer element like a fun rug or temporary wallpaper.

13. Tidy up the garage
Install overhead or wall shelves to store bikes and sporting equipment. Create a workshop area in one corner — show buyers it’s more than just a place to park cars.

14. Prepare for snoopers
Buyers will open your fridge, peek in your medicine cabinet, and check under your sinks. Make these areas so tidy Martha Stewart would be proud.

15. Don’t knock feng shui
Many of its teachings can help make your rooms more attractive: avoid having the backs of furniture facing entryways, close the toilet lid, and don’t place anchor pieces like beds or sofas against a window.



Monday, January 19, 2015

Alden Oaks Open House - January 21, 2015

Come to our Open House Wednesday January 21, 2015 between 11am and 2 pm. We have THREE Quick Move In Homes at our ALDEN OAKS Neighborhood located in Charlotte North Carolina. Lunch will served by Two Chicks and a Truck! 

Photo: Come to our Open House Wednesday January 21,2015 between 11am and 2 pm.  We have THREE Quick Move In Homes at our ALDEN OAKS Neighborhood.   Lunch will served by Two Chicks and a Truck! 


A Little Bit About Alden Oaks Farms Community 

  • Close to South Park, Historic Downtown Matthews, and Arboretum Shopping Areas
  • Convenient to Uptown Charlotte
  • Signature and Cafe Series Floor Plans
  • One and Two Story Plans Available
  • 2,100 to 4,000+ Square Feet
  • - See more at: http://livewellhomes.net/communities/alden-oaks#sthash.HMtPwKYG.dpuf
  • Close to South Park, Historic Downtown Matthews, and Arboretum Shopping Areas
  • Convenient to Uptown Charlotte
  • Signature and Cafe Series Floor Plans
  • One and Two Story Plans Available
  • 2,100 to 4,000+ Square Feet
  • - See more at: http://livewellhomes.net/communities/alden-oaks#sthash.HMtPwKYG.dpuf
    - Close to South Park, Historic Downtown Matthews, and Arboretum Shopping Areas
    - Convenient to Uptown Charlotte
    - Signature and Cafe Series Floor Plans
    - One and Two Story Plans Available
    - 2,100 to 4,000+ Square Feet
     


    For more information on Alden Oaks Community, click here

    Winter Wellness: Tips for a Healthier You!


    Too often winter begins with a sniffle, peaks with a holiday hangover, and ends with the blues. Not this year! Here's what you can eat, take, and do to stay healthy all season. 


    Charge Up Your Health

    I Have a Sore Throat and Feel a Cold Coming On. Help!

    Indoor air breeds colds and coughs, but common-sense therapies -- like eating fruits and veggies and scrubbing hands clean -- are still the most effective way to keep germs at bay this winter.

    Studies have shown that green tea (steeped 3 to 5 minutes) is the best food source of catechins, plant compounds that halt oxidative damage to cells. Flavor it with fresh, anti-inflammatory ginger and pomegranate for an extra nutrient punch.









     

    What Foods Should I Eat to Up My Immunity?

    This citrus salad with mint is bursting with vitamin C, and your body absorbs extra cold-fighting antioxidants from the combo of pink grapefruit, which also contains the phytochemical lycopene, and healthy fats like those found in cashews.


    How Can I Beat Back a Blue Mood This Winter?

    "The holidays are a perfect storm for mild depression," says Evangeline Lausier, MD, of Durham, North Carolina. Thanks to too many obligations, and cold and dark days, it's common to feel a dip in serotonin levels. 

    Omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish (such as salmon and sardines), have been shown to improve cognitive function. Lentils, meanwhile, are a rich source of the amino acid tryptophan, a precursor to serotonin.

























    The Flu Gets Me Every Year. How Can I Stop It?

    Influenza comes on like a freight train, with high fever, headache, fatigue, chills, body aches, and respiratory illness. Since it's difficult to treat, start protecting yourself now.

    Douse free radicals and repair and strengthen immune cells with a cascade of antioxidant- and nutrient-rich foods. Prepare a meal with any of these immune-boosting flu fighters: mushrooms, red bell pepper, sweet potatoes or pumpkin, garlic, Brazil nuts, whole grains, and beans.


    I'm Exhausted! How Can I Get My Energy Back?

    Spreading yourself thin is an invitation for illness, as fatigue muffles immune response. Keep your body in fighting form with the following stay-strong strategies
     

    Maintain a balance of whole grains, lean proteins, healthy fats, and fruits and vegetables. The nutrient-rich sardine crostini shown here boost energy by stabilizing blood-sugar levels and preventing the dramatic dips that lead to lethargy.
     

    How About this Postparty Hangover?

    Restore, rehydrate, and recover with these natural remedies.

    Plant foods are high in antioxidants and other compounds that help reduce the oxidative stress alcohol causes. To feel like yourself again, try a restorative breakfast of oatmeal with walnuts (omega-3s help reduce inflammation) and blueberries (packed with polyphenols and vitamin C). 


    For more information on how to stay healthy this winter, follow our link here!

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    Friday, January 16, 2015

    How to Prevent Freezing Pipes

    Wicked winter weather can cause plumbing pipes to freeze and possibly burst, causing flooding and costly water damage to your home. Taking preventive measures before winter sets in can reduce and eliminate the risk of frozen pipes and other cold-weather threats.


    Insulation to help prevent water pipes from freezing

    Where the trouble lies

    “Some pipes are more prone to freezing than others because of their location in the home,” explains Paul Abrams, spokesman for Roto-Rooter.

    Pipes most at risk for freezing include:

       - Exposed pipes in unheated areas of the home.

       - Pipes located in exterior walls.

       - Any plumbing on the exterior of the home.

     
    Preventative measures for outside

    A frozen garden hose can cause more damage than a busted hose; it can actually burst an interior pipe. When the water in the hose freezes, it expands, increasing pressure throughout the whole plumbing system. As part of your regular seasonal maintenance, garden hoses should be disconnected, drained, and stored before the first hard freeze.

    If you don’t have frost-proof spigots, close the interior shut-off valve leading to that faucet, open and drain the spigot, and install a faucet insulator. They cost only a couple bucks and are worth every penny. Don’t forget, outdoor kitchens need winterizing, too, to prevent damage.

    For more information on how to protect your plumbing pipes from the winter cold, click here.

    Wicked winter weather can cause plumbing pipes to freeze and possibly burst, causing flooding and costly water damage to your home. Taking preventive measures before winter sets in can reduce and eliminate the risk of frozen pipes and other cold-weather threats.

    Where the trouble lies

    “Some pipes are more prone to freezing than others because of their location in the home,” explains Paul Abrams, spokesman for Roto-Rooter.

    Pipes most at risk for freezing include:
    • Exposed pipes in unheated areas of the home.
    • Pipes located in exterior walls.
    • Any plumbing on the exterior of the home.
    Preventative measures for outside

    A frozen garden hose can cause more damage than a busted hose; it can actually burst an interior pipe. When the water in the hose freezes, it expands, increasing pressure throughout the whole plumbing system. As part of your regular seasonal maintenance, garden hoses should be disconnected, drained, and stored before the first hard freeze.

    If you don’t have frost-proof spigots, close the interior shut-off valve leading to that faucet, open and drain the spigot, and install a faucet insulator. They cost only a couple bucks and are worth every penny. Don’t forget, outdoor kitchens need winterizing, too, to prevent damage.

    For more information on how to protect your plumbing pipes from the winter cold, click here.
    - See more at: http://livewellhomes.net/content/how-prevent-freezing-pipes#sthash.EfK6CKNg.dpuf

    Woodview is Waiting!


     


    Woodview is waiting! This move in ready Park Plan has 5 Bedrooms and 4 Full Baths!




     The community of Woodview is a great South Charlotte location at the corner of Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Woodview Circle.

        Home price ranges from $360 to in the $400's -ALL BRICK!
        Tons of standard features!
        Single family homes with 1 and 2 (up to 3) story homes
        Minutes from great local schools, shopping and interstates!
        TWO 'To Be Built' Opportunities Remain-Lots #2 and #12
        ONE 'Park" Move In Ready Home Remains!

    Great South Charlotte location at the corner of Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Woodview Circle.

        Home price ranges from $360 to in the $400's -ALL BRICK!
        Tons of standard features!
        Single family homes with 1 and 2 (up to 3) story homes
        Minutes from great local schools, shopping and interstates!
        TWO 'To Be Built' Opportunities Remain-Lots #2 and #12
        ONE 'Park" Move In Ready Home Remain!

    Great location that is close to the metropolitan city of Charlotte North Carolina! Formal Areas-Spacious Great Room with Fireplace-Deluxe Kitchen with Granite and Guest Suite on Main Floor! Upstairs had Four Bedrooms- GOT TO SEE THE Master Ensuite!-with THREE Full Baths upstairs!

    Priced BELOW $400K! All Brick and Spacious Yard! Model is Open Daily

    Click on the Link to view other SPEC Homes being built:
    http://livewellhomes.net/communities/woodview

    Woodview is waiting! This move in ready Park Plan has 5 Bedrooms and 4 Full Baths!

    The community of Woodview is a great South Charlotte location at the corner of Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Woodview Circle.

        Home price ranges from $360 to in the $400's -ALL BRICK!
        Tons of standard features!
        Single family homes with 1 and 2 (up to 3) story homes
        Minutes from great local schools, shopping and interstates!
        TWO 'To Be Built' Opportunities Remain-Lots #2 and #12
        ONE 'Park" Move In Ready Home Remains!

    Great South Charlotte location at the corner of Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Woodview Circle. 
    • Home price ranges from $360 to in the $400's -ALL BRICK! 
    • Tons of standard features! 
    • Single family homes with 1 and 2 (up to 3) story homes
    • Minutes from great local schools, shopping and interstates!
    • TWO 'To Be Built' Opportunities Remain-Lots #2 and #12
    • ONE 'Park" Move In Ready Home Remain!
    - See more at: http://livewellhomes.net/communities/woodview#sthash.9CXaWQwz.dpuf
    Great location that is close to the metropolitan city of Charlotte North Carolina! Formal Areas-Spacious Great Room with Fireplace-Deluxe Kitchen with Granite and Guest Suite on Main Floor! Upstairs had Four Bedrooms- GOT TO SEE THE Master Ensuite!-with THREE Full Baths upstairs!
    Priced BELOW $400K! All Brick and Spacious Yard! Model is Open Daily

    Click on the Link to view other SPEC Homes being built:
    http://livewellhomes.net/communities/woodview

    - See more at: http://livewellhomes.net/content/woodview-waiting#sthash.FIQaznBU.dpuf
    Woodview is waiting! This move in ready Park Plan has 5 Bedrooms and 4 Full Baths!

    The community of Woodview is a great South Charlotte location at the corner of Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Woodview Circle.

        Home price ranges from $360 to in the $400's -ALL BRICK!
        Tons of standard features!
        Single family homes with 1 and 2 (up to 3) story homes
        Minutes from great local schools, shopping and interstates!
        TWO 'To Be Built' Opportunities Remain-Lots #2 and #12
        ONE 'Park" Move In Ready Home Remains!

    Great South Charlotte location at the corner of Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Woodview Circle. 
    • Home price ranges from $360 to in the $400's -ALL BRICK! 
    • Tons of standard features! 
    • Single family homes with 1 and 2 (up to 3) story homes
    • Minutes from great local schools, shopping and interstates!
    • TWO 'To Be Built' Opportunities Remain-Lots #2 and #12
    • ONE 'Park" Move In Ready Home Remain!
    - See more at: http://livewellhomes.net/communities/woodview#sthash.9CXaWQwz.dpuf
    Great location that is close to the metropolitan city of Charlotte North Carolina! Formal Areas-Spacious Great Room with Fireplace-Deluxe Kitchen with Granite and Guest Suite on Main Floor! Upstairs had Four Bedrooms- GOT TO SEE THE Master Ensuite!-with THREE Full Baths upstairs!
    Priced BELOW $400K! All Brick and Spacious Yard! Model is Open Daily

    Click on the Link to view other SPEC Homes being built:
    http://livewellhomes.net/communities/woodview

    - See more at: http://livewellhomes.net/content/woodview-waiting#sthash.FIQaznBU.dpuf

    Monday, January 12, 2015

    LiveWell Homes Rock Hill Move - In Ready Inventory

    Check out our move-in ready and almost move-ready inventory in Rock Hill and Clover!

    We have homes that are move in ready in the awesome communities of The Parks, Norwood Ridge, Lakes at Stoneridge, Herndon Heritage, The Gates, The Retreat at Sunset Ridge, Palm Tree Cove II, Miller Pond, Mill Creek!

    Take a look at these great homes that are ready for you to sign on the dotted line and move into your "forever home!" For more information and photos please visit our website at www.livewellhomes.net or call 803-336-5454!

    Friday, January 9, 2015

    Final Opportunities for Rock Hill's Norwood Ridge

    Final Opportunities in Rock Hill's Norwood Ridge! Rock Hill South Carolina is convenient to I-77 and Winthrop University and has all you like in a smaller southern town, but is still convenient to the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan city of Charlotte North Carolina.  Plus, Norwood Ridge boasts a community swimming pool among other amenities!



    Start a new chapter of your life living in a high end home built by the accredited LiveWell Homes! All of our houses are upgraded and offer the best of living well, whether you need 3, 4, or 5 bedrooms!

     For more information, call 803-336-5454. www.livewellhomes.net

    LiveWell Homes New Year Savings!

    Happy New Year!



    We have your new home for the New Year!  With brand new homes in the awesome communities of Baxter Village, Serenity Point, and Merritt Meadows you will absolutely find your custom dream home made to fit your needs.  All of these communities are located in the town of Fort Mill South Carolina!

    Fall in love with Fort Mill, South Carolina, a small town filled with southern charm and local businesses but also close enough to the metropolitan city of Charlotte North Carolina that you can go for a night out on the town anytime!  With excellent school districts, low crime, and a small town vibe Fort Mill is an ideal place to call home.

    Take a look at our special New Year Savings and explore this amazing opportunity!



    New Year Event for Alden Oaks!

    Welcome in the New Year!
     
     
     
    Come to our New Year Event at our NEW Neighborhood, Alden Oaks located in Charlotte North Carolina! RSVP to get your name in for a wonderful drawing! All attendees will receive a $25 Gift Card. But wait, there is more! A $250 Gift Card Giveaway will be offered to a lucky winner!
     
    Sponsored by Fairway Independent Mortgage and Jane Estes. Come and have a great lunch by Two Chicks and a Truck! 
     
    Our small neighborhood of just 9 lots, two are sold, with two move in ready homes for you to view! Look forward to seeing you there!

    Photo: Welcome in the NEW YEAR!  Come to our New Year Event at our NEW Neighborhood, Alden Oaks!  RSVP to get your name in for a wonderful drawing!  Sponsored by Fairway Independent Mortgage and Jane Estes.  Come and have a great lunch by Two Chicks and a Truck!  Our small neighborhood of just 9 lots, two are sold, with two move in ready homes for you to view!  Look forward to seeing you there!


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