Do you have a residential irrigation system installed in your yard? You know, one of those "set it and forget it" systems that keeps the lawn watered - even when you're not around to drag the garden hose out and do it yourself... yep, that's the one! What you might not know, especially if ... » Learn More about Have an Irrigation System? It May Be Time for an Inspection
Tips for Homeowners
Hillman Real Estate Group team leader Renée Hillman is proud to be an industry-leading REALTOR® here in the Triangle area. As part of Renée's milestone performance achievement, she is an active member of the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors' Top Producers Council. The Council provides Renée ... » Learn More about Direct from the Top Producers Council: Top Sherwin-Williams Interior Paint and Trim Colors
The Triangle is gearing up for its first freeze of the 2016-2017 winter season. Besides shopping for chili and hot chocolate supplies, here are a few best practices to check off your homeowner "to do" list before the temperatures dip below freezing. Inside the Home Insulate any water pipes ... » Learn More about Homeowner’s Checklist: First Freeze of the Season
Having just moved my family and all of our belongings into a new home just across town here in Raleigh, I learned a few new moving tips and life hacks! I learned the type of things that no one talks about with their girlfriends over a glass of wine or with family during the holidays... but that are ... » Learn More about 10 Tips to Make Your Next Move Easier
Are you running out of space in your home and thinking about moving some of your items into a nearby storage unit? Or, have you rented a storage unit for ages but the thought of trying to actually find something inside it seems like an incredibly daunting task... so you just... well, don't? Follow ... » Learn More about How to Pack a Storage Unit Like a Pro
If a kitchen renovation, or just a few pointed purchases, is in your budget for 2016, keep reading for a look at the latest trends in one of the most popular rooms in the home: the kitchen! === Stainless Gets a New Look At this year’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, stainless ... » Learn More about What’s Cooking: Three Kitchen Trends for 2016
When I talk to real estate buyers about relocating to the Triangle, one of the first things we have to figure out is which town checks the most boxes on their wish list for their next home. “The Triangle” is actually a pretty wide geographic area that is made up of a wide variety of mid-size ... » Learn More about Relocating to the Triangle: Get to Know the Area
I get these questions a lot: what are the different types of exterior finishes available for houses – and which one should I choose for my home? Types of Exterior Materials Available for Houses To keep things simple, there are six basic categories: brick, vinyl siding, wood siding, stucco, ... » Learn More about Ask Renee: What Are the Differences in Exterior Materials for a Home?
I know this is a burning question in many of your minds, so I decided to figure out what the heck to do with old paint in the Triangle area! For those of you that don’t know: you aren’t allowed to put paint cans in the trash in Wake County and other surrounding areas. I literally had about 40 ... » Learn More about Ask Renee: What the Heck Do I Do with Old Paint?!
Spring is a popular time for home buying and the resulting move that comes along with it. Although the winter weather we’ve had in the Triangle this week doesn’t make it feel too much like spring is coming soon, it’ll be here before you know it. So if you’re planning a spring move, read through ... » Learn More about Make Your Spring Move a Breeze with These Free and Low-Cost Moving Tips