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9 Tips to Prepare Your Home Before Traveling

Its hard to believe the summer is here and moving along quickly, but some of us still have big vacation plans before school starts! Are you planning to travel in July and August? Whether you’re planning on traveling overseas or to a nearby beach town, we have helpful tips on how to prepare your home before your fun begins!
The Oxford at Sweetwater Plantation
The Columbia townhome exterior

Feature Friday with the Columbia

This week’s Feature Friday home is our move-in ready Columbia townhome in Simpsonville, SC! For those folks who prefer not to have the responsibility of exterior maintenance (like lawncare!) but who still want the perks of homeownership, a townhome community may be a great fit!

New Home Resolutions

At the start of the new year everyone seems to go out and make new years resolutions. Really, they’re just goals we set out to get a fresh start. Whether it be to work out more, eat healthy, start a new hobby, or anything else you can think of, these resolutions give us a path to a “better us”. So why don’t we set similar goals for our homes?
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How to Decorate Your Home for Fall

We don’t know about you, but we’re excited that it's Finally Fall! Depending on where you live, the weather may still be a little warm, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting into the fall spirit. Fall is for football, comfort food, outdoor activities, and so much more! We love decorating our homes for fall with cozy colors and smells; and we thought we should share some of our favorite ideas with you!

Feature Friday with the Davidson

This week’s Feature Friday home combines open floorplan living, designer upgrades, and an amenity-rich community in the Charlotte-metro area! By the numbers, the Davidson at Walnut Creek is a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with just over 3,000 square feet. But it is so much more than that!
Davidson at Fox Creek

Feature Friday with the Davidson

Today’s Feature Friday takes us north to our Richmond division and the Wynwood at Fox Creek community in Moseley, VA. When a community’s motto is “Life's Perfect Blend,” you know you are in for something special. Close to the Route 360 corridor, homeowners can access Richmond, the Fan, and the West End with ease, putting them close to restaurants, recreation, shopping, and entertainment! Families will also appreciate the award-winning school district!
Flowers Crest Model Home in Clayton, NC

Landscaping Tips for Beginners

Even though it’s unusually cold this March, it’s a perfect time to figure out your landscaping plan! Whether you are buying a new home, or maybe you’ve settled in to your perfect home, it’s never too soon to plan your landscaping projects. Below are 5 quick tips to help your wheels start turning!
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Helpful Tips to Sell Your Home

Because the next chapter matters to you, it matters to us. We know starting a new chapter can be both exciting and overwhelming, especially when you want to purchase a new home and sell your current one. To ease your mind, we found an article from Trulia that we thought would help guide you through selling your home.
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Favorite Move-In Ready Homes from 2017!

Quality move-in ready homes are difficult to find nowadays, but Eastwood Homes takes pride in providing move-in ready new homes that fit any lifestyle. If you’re looking for a desirable location, quality craftsmanship, and are ready to move within 30 days- then visit our Find Your Home page! We are sure to have you’re looking for.

Another Reason to Live in Kannapolis, NC

Have you heard? The online giant, Amazon, plans to bring a new distribution center to Kannapolis, NC. The new $85 million distribution center will bring over 600 jobs to the area and plans to open its doors in 2019.
Holiday party

Holiday Guide to Hosting in Your New Home

Throwing your first holiday party in your new home is exciting and quite possibly something you've been waiting for! We have some tips to help you make your holiday party a great success!
The Corriher family

My Home Story: The Corrihers

The Corriher family recently moved in to their new Eastwood Home in Walnut Creek. During the build, they relied on a new app being used by our team that allowed them to stay up to date on the progress of their home while they were living five hours away.
Homework Station

Back To School Organization Hacks

Back to school is a time of year that gives many parents great joy, but also anxiety as they think about frantic mornings finding permission slips, hair ribbons, the perfect outfit, and that one shoe. We have some tips to help parents find more peace as they get their kids off to school and welcome them home after a day of learning!
Cat in a Moving Box

Making a Move With Pets

Moving with pets can prove challenging. It takes planning, and definitely patience. We've put together some tips on how to make moving day less stressful for both you and your dog and cat.
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Kid Friendly DIY Projects for the Home

Whether it's a snow day in the middle of winter, or a rainy day on a summer weekend, parents often need ideas to keep their children busy when they are stuck inside. We have compiled a list of fun, DIY projects for the home that are also safe for kids!
Christmas Tree near fireplace

Tips For a Safe Holiday Season

What’s not to love about the holidays? With the joyous cheer and the season of giving, it’s hard to not have a happy holiday. Unfortunately, approximately 8,000 accidents occur as a result of holiday decorating. To keep you and your family safe, we've compiled as list of tips to help you stay merry this holiday season!
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Holiday Gift Ideas for the New Homeowner!

This time of year can be significant for new homeowners as they celebrate their first holiday season in their new home. Family and friends of the new homeowner can help make this time even more special with gifts especially geared toward new homeowners. These gift ideas will help you show the new homeowner in your life that you are celebrating this momentous occasion with them!
Flameless candle in pumpkin

Halloween Safety Tips for Homeowners

Halloween is normally full of treats, but homeowners could be at increased risk for homeowners' insurance claims during this frightfully fun holiday. We have some helpful tips to keep your home safe for trick-or-treaters and guests during Halloween!
Kids closet

Home is where the homework happens

It's back to school time! We’ve scoured the internet for some practical, implementable back-to-school organization hacks that will make the mornings and evenings easier in your home. From school binders to homework stations, hopefully these household tips will help your family ace the new school year.
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Keeping kid spaces clutter free!

Whether it be the random (and painful) Lego on the floor, the endless Barbie accessories found around the house, or markers, crayons and glue sticks found in between couch cushions and under the dining room table, parents know that toys are everywhere! We highlight a few of our toy-tested organization tips that will help keep parents and kits clutter-free!
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His home is his castle

Are there certain spaces in your home that remind you of your father? Perhaps his man-cave or outside on the patio by the grill? Like Mom, we know that dad needs his own personal space. At Eastwood Homes, we design spaces perfect for each type of dad whether it’s for the outdoors man, the sports fanatic, or the foodie.
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Spring Cleaning Strategy!

Did you know that cleaning and organizing our homes can make us feel better, both while we are doing it and later on while we are enjoying the more organized space? However, spring cleaning can be a daunting task to plan for. So, instead of trying to do it all, why not make a strategic plan to do one area really well.
Plates etched with messages from Mom

Five Unique Housewarming Gifts

As friends and family members settle in to new homes, we are left pondering the perfect housewarming gift – something other than a potted plant, or dish towels, or a welcome mat. Finding a great, unique housewarming gift that highlights our creativity and sincerity and shows just how much we care can be a challenge. We’re here to help you navigate the possibilities as you search for something a bit more personal. Here are our 5 favorite, ingenious housewarming gift ideas we found on Pinterest.

Is the Dining Room Becoming Obsolete?

How important is the formal dining room to the average homeowner? Is this room even necessary to today’s buyer? Dining rooms were a necessity at the beginning of the 20th century. Browse through home plans from this time period and you will discover microscopic kitchens with little counter space, let alone an area for sitting. Meals were prepared...

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