Bonnie Onofrio's Blog Posts

Bonnie Onofrio's Blog Posts

What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home April
For those of you new to our area please know that the pollen is usually not this bad! Hopefully some Spring rain will wash a lot of it away. In the meantime, here are some tips for...

What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home March
In the South March is the time for Spring cleaning- flowering trees are budding and Spring is in the air!Interior: Change furnace filters. This is a good time to air our curtains a...

After Signing On The Dotted Line
Here's what comes next in NC....Timelines are approximate. Actual dates will be finalized during/after the offer process. Step 1 The Offer Have earnest money check...

What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home February
Besides staying warm and eating comfort foods here are the things you should do this month.Interior: Change furnace filters. Dare I say it-it's a great time to re-organize your clo...

Call Raleigh Home And Take These Easy Day Or Weekend Trips And Explore
Now that you've decided to make the Raleigh-Durham area home and after the moving van has left and you've tamed the chaos you might be looking for ways to explore your new state.He...

What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home January
Interior: Change furnace filters. It's that time of year again-organize paperwork for tax purposes! This is a great time to deodorize rugs and carpeting since you're spending a lot...

Check Out The Raleigh Area For Affordability And Desirability
Once again, another accolade for the wonderful area we call home. Trulia's list of the Top Ten Housing Markets for 2018 is as follows:1. Grand Rapids, MI with a median sales price ...

What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home December
Brr-the weather can start to get a bit chilly, even in the South!Interior: Change furnace filters. On those especially chilly nights, leave cabinet doors under sinks open to keep t...

What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home November
Thankfully there is not much to do in the way of home maintenance this month-all the more time to enjoy Thanksgiving!Interior: Change furnace filters. If you don't have automatic v...

What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home October
Interior:  Change furnace filters. The days are getting shorter now and it’s a good time to reset your lamp timers. Check windows for condensation between the glass ...

What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home September
Ah yes, Fall! Cooler days, crisp nights-it's my favorite time of year! Apple picking, pumpkin patches and soon, smiling little goblins trick or treating!Interior: Change furnace fi...

What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home August
Ah, the "dog days" of summer! Whatever your take on the weather here are some tips for maintaining your home in the hot weather.Interior: Change furnace filters. If you have instal...

Who Is Working For You
Do you want to be sure that the agent who is answering your questions is working in your best interest or do you just assume that such is the case?There are several different ty...

WHAT TO DO THIS MONTH TO MAINTAIN YOUR NEW HOME JULY
Interior: Change the a/c filters and run ceiling fans to help with cooling costs. Keep an eye on houseplants since we tend to spend more time focusing on outdoor plants. Ve...

What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home June
Summer's coming! Here are a few tips to be ready:Interior: Open the windows in temperate weather and air the house out. If you have allergies you can install an electronic air clea...

What To Do This Month To Maintain Your New Home May
Over the next twelve months I hope to give you a guide to things you can do to keep your home in top condition. After all, it's the largest investment you'll ever make and spending...

The Market Is Crazy How To Come Out On Top
So Raleigh and the Triangle area are in a seller’s market. What can you do as a buyer to get the home you want?Competition for homes is at an all-time high. Homes available for...

Want To Know How Much Homes Cost In The Raleigh Area
People have been flocking to the Raleigh area for years-it's not just for the beautiful weather, although we have plenty of that, but this is a wonderful place to raise a family, f...

Its That Selling Time Of Year Again
The Spring selling season is here and there are a few things you can do to set your home apart from all of the other competing properties.Curb appeal is crucial-sometimes when I...

Come Home To Apex
Apex, NC is truly the "peak of good living!"Apex has been named as one of  the top ten suburbs to live in in the country in a study done by Realtor.com.  T...

Getting An FHA Loan Just Got Easier At Least For A Few Days
Are you among those buyers who think you need to put 20% down to purchase a home? Maybe you don't know about FHA loans. FHA loans are guaranteed by the government and you can purch...

Discussing Rising Interest Rates For Mortgages
Interest rates for home mortgages have begun to rise but there’s no reason to panic. Rates still remain historically low.According to an article published in REALTOR® Magazine ...

Microwave Butter Toffee For Your Christmas Time
I've found that making candy in the microwave is the easiest thing ever. Here's a quick and easy recipe for the Holidays:Microwave Butter Toffee 1-1/3 cup sugar 1 cup softe...

Why You Should Continue To Market Your Home During The Holidays
I think there’s a general trend among sellers to think that they should take their houses off the market during the Holiday season and wait until Spring to put it back up for s...

Taking The Confusion Out Of The Home Buying Process
Home Ownership TimelineTimelines are approximate. Actual dates will be finalized during/after the offer process. Step 1 The Offer Have earnest money check and due diligence fee...

Whats In A Name Really
We are proud to be Grow Local Realty.But why “Grow Local?” Seems like a funny name for a real estate company, doesn't it?We are Grow Local because we have dedicated our real e...

When It Matters Choose Experience
In this age of digital communication, where you can easily find information on the internet about a home, why would you need an experienced agent working for you?Here's why:Increas...

We Seem To Have A New State Tree
Yep, it's that ubiquitous orange and white construction barrel!But seriously, in all of the years that I've lived in this area I've watched it grow into a vibrant and inviting plac...

Why Do We Keep Asking If Youve Talked To A Lender
Have you been asked by a real estate agent, "Have you spoken with a lender yet?" Why do you think we keep asking that question?There have been many, many changes in home loan lendi...

Stable Property Tax Rates Are Only One Reason To Move Here
In a recent study published by CoreLogic North Carolina ranked in the lowest category for property tax rates, coming in at under 1% compared to the national average of 1.3%.But low...

Here Comes Summer
It's almost that time of year again-traditional schools will be finishing up classes and you're looking for something to keep the kids interested and occupied during those lazy sum...

Whats Not To Love About Raleigh NC
The accolades just keep coming-#2 Best Places for Business and Careers#9 Fastest Growing Places#3 Job Growth#3 Best Cities for Young Professionals#5 Best Cities to Raise a Family#2...

How To Set Your Home Apart From The Competition
The Spring selling season is here and there are a few things you can do to set your home apart from all of the other competing properties.Curb appeal is crucial-sometimes when...


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