Vickie Gallimore
November 2023

Integrating Magenta Into Your Home Design
At the end of 2022, the Pantone Color of the Year was announced for 2023, and it was Viva Magenta. It’s a color with hints of crimson red and a deep raspberry. The Pantone Color Institute’s executive director likened it to a “hand in a velvet glove,” citing the beauty of color to add playfulness and boldness into a space.
      There’s a balance in Viva Magenta between cool and warm, according to the Institute’s Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman. She said there’s a nuance to the color and describes it as a hybrid.
      The pink-red color was already being seen on the runway before the Pantone Color Institute’s announcement, making it a
U.S. averages as of November 2023:

30 yr. fixed: 7.79%
15 yr. fixed: 7.03%
5/1 yr. adj: 7.05%

a natural fit for both commercial and residential interiors.
      While traditional red isn’t necessarily a new concept in home design, including kitchens, the Viva
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5 Tips for Staging Your Home
     If you’re in a tough seller’s market or just looking to get top dollar for your home, you want to do any little thing you can to make your house stand out in a potential buyer’s mind. Staging is one of those things that can make the difference between a sold sign and a house that lingers on the market.
      The National Association of Realtors suggests that staging has a real impact on home sales. In fact, a majority of realtors report that staging increases the sales price of a home anywhere between 1 and 10 percent. However, the real impact of staging seems to be how quickly a home is sold, with 39 percent of Realtors stating that it greatly decreases the time spent on the market. Buyers’ agents confirm the positive impact of staging, stating that

How to Make Time for Remodeling
     If you’ve ever wanted to start rearranging and remodeling your home, then you know how much time it can take up. It’s impossibly hard to find the time that you need to make your home into what you want it to be. You might be putting it off again and again because work, sports, or family activities are always taking priority. To ensure that you can find the time to do the remodeling that you want to do, here are 5 ways to make the time without sacrificing the important things.
      1. Cut the Shopping Time For those of you who like to have a week of dinners planned out ahead of time, you know how much time grocery shopping for those items takes. You walk into the store with a list of groceries and you wander around the store from one aisle to the next picking up things here and there. It can take an hour or two just finding the ingredients. By looking into a food delivery to do the shopping for you, you’ll be able to have an extra couple hours

Looking To Flip? Don’t Do It Without These Tips
     Flipping is hotter than ever, with investors taking advantage of the combination of distressed owners and low mortgage rates to pounce on properties. Contrary to what you might think, you don’t need to have a ton of cash, or a ton of experience, to be successful at house flipping (but both definitely help!). You do want to pay attention to some key tips, though. Here’s where to start.
      Don’t expect to be in and out in a week According to the recent ATTOM Data Solutions first-quarter 2020 U.S. Home Flipping Report, “Home flippers who sold homes in the first quarter took an average of 174 days to complete a flip, up from an average of 169 in the fourth quarter of the previous year but down from 180 days in the first quarter of last year.”
      Will it take you that long? Maybe, maybe not. It depends on a whole lot of factors, like the condition of your home, how much work needs to get done, and how fast you can make it all happen. You may think you can turn it around in a month, and you may be right. Then again, that 174 days may look like nothing by the time you’re done. The trick is to be

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Vickie Gallimore, REALTOR
RE/MAX Central Realty
231 S. Fayetteville Street
Asheboro, NC 27203

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