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Senior Living at SearStone 101 / ABCs of CCRCs

March 17, 2017

We understand how navigating through the world of senior living can be a little intimidating, especially if you’re just starting the process.

Today, there are many senior living opportunities for you to choose from. While this is good news, the challenge is that it’s sometimes confusing to find the right option for you.

We’d like to help. We invite you to click here to download a free informational flyer that explains what the different types of Senior Living options are, including Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), with details on how they’re structured and what they offer.

At SearStone, we offer exceptional services and amenities as well as the countless advantages of living in Cary. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or if you would like to schedule a personal visit. We’re here to help!

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SearStone’s Touring Tips & Questions

March 17, 2017

If you’re planning on visiting some senior living communities, you need to ask the right questions before you can find the answers you’re looking for.

Every senior living community is different, so it’s important to compare each one.

Sound hard? It’s not! Download a free, easy-to-use checklist.  This information will make it easier while you’re touring SearStone’s beautiful campus—and later when you’re reviewing your choices at home.

At SearStone, we want you to put aside any preconceived ideas you have of retirement and believe in the actual possibilities. That means helping you discover how our community can meet all your needs and goals.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or if you would like to schedule a personal visit. We’re here to help!

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The Importance of Curb Appeal

July 20, 2015

After the home has "passed" the initial first impression with the online photos, the prospective homebuyer will schedule a visit to see the property in person. The curb appeal – the view they see when they drive by or arrive for a showing will say a lot about your home.  It’s important to make sure the impression is not tarnished by weeds, dead grass or peeling paint. 

Lawn and Yard:

A well-kept lawn implies a well maintained home.  Once your home goes on the market, it might be a good idea to have a lawn service out weekly or every two weeks.  It will also be beneficial to trim trees and bushes and plant flowers.  Lawn equipment and other outdoor items should be stored so the prospective buyers can see the full potential of the lawn area.

Front Entrance:

Many times, homeowners enter through a door that is not the front.  Perhaps it is through the garage or a side door.  It is a good idea to take a look at what prospective buyers will see when they walk up to your front door.  The front should be warm and inviting.  Double check to make sure the light and doorbell are in working order and put out an inviting welcome mat and potted plant for the entry way.   

Roof, Windows and Siding:

It is a good idea to take a look at the outside structure of the home.  Are there miss-aligned shutters, bent gutters or loose shingles?  These are the types of things potential buyers will look at when first arriving at your home.  If you choose to paint the siding, neutral colors are the best choice for aluminum, wood or synthetic siding. 

Many prospective buyers will drive past at night to see how the home compares in the evening so it is a good idea to turn on outside lights to make the home appear welcoming.  The rear view of the home should be just as appealing as the front view so landscaping and storage of outdoor items should be top of mind.

Proper curb appeal can help buyers visualize living in your home and many buyers won’t be able to look at the inside of the home objectively if they are not impressed with the outside.

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