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Spotlight on Real Estate, Friday, October 22, 2021

FOR SALE 2703 CARLISLE CT. SOUTH OF G’VILLE BLVD OFF 14TH ST. TURN Right on Scarborough Rd. left on Carlisle Ct. UPGRADED 3 BED in CUL-DE-SAC. This remodeled ranch with 1528 sq ft plus extra storage and patio. 3 bedrooms 2 baths , Eastern Elementary close by and across from

NOTE: Construction site is located on Reedy Branch Road

Catholic School and stainless steel appliances, rear privacy. Separate study off kitchen-dining area. High ceiling in den with fireplace. Quiet neighborhood


OCTOBER 30 | 10:00 AM For 33 years, PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE has provided training and hands-on experience for its CONSTRUCTION AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY students through a house building project. Participating departments include Architectural Technology; Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology; Building Construction Technology; and Electrical Systems Technology. These houses are constructed on campus and will be offered for sale by auction on Saturday, October 30 at 10:00 am.


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Homeowners recognize that their work is never done. Homes require maintenance that runs the gamut from daily tasks like cleaning kitchen countertops to more significant undertakings like replacing roofs. For many homeowners, keeping their homes running smoothly involves tending to septic systems. Estimates from various sources indicate that roughly one in five homes in the United States has a septic system. Homeowners who live in areas with regional sewage systems may not give much thought to the operation and maintenance of their wastewater and disposal system. But that responsibility typically rests squarely on the shoulders of homeowners whose homes have septic systems. Learning to maintain septic systems so they operate safely and efficiently is essential. Homeowners should know that recognizing signs of septic system malfunction is vital to avoiding potentially costly, messy accidents that can put the health of humans and local wildlife in jeopardy. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A SEPTIC SYSTEM MALFUNCTIONS? The Washington State Department of Health notes that a malfunctioning septic system is a threat to the health of both humans and animals as well as the environment. When a septic system is malfunctioning, untreated sewage can be released and end up in places where it

shouldn’t be, such as groundwater, surface water and marine water. That’s true even if it’s not visible to the naked eye. Humans and animals are in danger when septic systems malfunction because untreated sewage contains pathogens and other contaminants that can make them sick.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF A MALFUNCTIONING SEPTIC SYSTEM? The DOH of Washington State notes that properly maintained septic systems should provide reliable service for many years. Part of that maintenance is keeping an eye out for these signs that suggest a system is malfunctioning or failing: • Water and sewage from toilets, drains and sinks is backing up into the home • Bathtubs, showers, and sinks drain very slowly • Gurgling sounds are coming from the plumbing system • Standing water or damp spots near the septic tank or drain field • Bad odors around the septic tank or drain field • Bright green, spongy lush grass over the septic tank or drain field, even during dry weather • Algal blooms in nearby ponds or lakes • High levels of nitrates or coliform bacteria in water wells Homeowners with septic systems should make tending to those systems part of their routine home maintenance. - Metro Content




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Rock Springs - $775,000

Greenville - $358,900

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5BR/4BA/2HB home situated on over 5+ acres that includes 4 stall horse barn with tack room & pond. Beautifully designed with open floor plan and abundance of natural lighting throughout. Stunning hardwoods, new granite tops in kitchen & HUGE upstairs bonus. Call Tahaia (Kunny) 531-1872. MLS#100202072.

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possibility. Situated on approx. 2+ acres of land, this is an excellent property for church growth. Features an education room, administrative offices plus family life center. Call Eddie 916-6403. MLS#100202618.

2BR/2.5BA home with additional room that could be converted to 3rd BR. Overlook 2+ acres from the screened porch or covered patio. Home features many of updates including: NEW propane gas lines, tankless water heater & stunning quartz countertops in kitchen & bathroom. Tons of storage & work space in both wired garage & detached workshop. Call Jami Jo 7177229. MLS#100287322

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Spotlight on Real Estate, Friday, October 22, 2021


Craftsman home renovation ideas Craftsman homes trace their roots to the late 19th century. An architectural style inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement that flourished in Europe and North America for roughly 40 years between 1880 and 1920, the American Craftsman home has endured into the 21st century thanks to its beauty and the unique feel its homes inspire. Many craftsman homes were built nearly a century ago if not even earlier. That means these homes may be in need of some renovations that make them more functional in modern times without sacrificing their historic beauty. • SIDING: Craftsman homes are instantly recognizable from the street. Homeowners who want to maintain that authentic craftsman feel must carefully consider their choice of material when replacing the siding on their homes. The siding manufacturer Allura notes that fiber cement siding can be a great option for homeowners who want to replicate the original design of craftsman homes built with sported board-and-batten siding. Fiber cement siding gives the appearance of wood when installed and does not fade quickly or require significant maintenance. • EXTERIOR COLOR: Homeowners need not feel beholden to certain colors when replacing

siding or repainting their homes’ exteriors. Nautical color schemes featuring navy blue exteriors with white accents can highlight features that are unique to craftsman homes, but more understated colors and tones can work just as well. • PORCHES: An expansive, welcoming front porch that makes for the perfect place to relax and read when the outdoors beckons is a telltale feature of craftsman homes. Furniture options abound when homeowners are looking to upgrade the living spaces just outside the front door of their craftsman homes. Adirondack chairs can make a porch a relaxing place to enjoy a morning coffee or post-dinner digestif, while wicker furniture can help homeowners establish a relaxing vibe for summer. A porch swing or hammock can make that relaxing vibe resonate even more. • REAL WOOD CABINETS: Cabinets are a popular avenue homeowners look to when they want to give their kitchens a new look without breaking the bank. When upgrading cabinets in a craftsman home, the home renovation experts at HGTV note that craftsman-style kitchen cabinets often feature straight lines and minimal ornamentation. Cabinets are typically made from heavy woods like quartersawn oak, hickory, cherry, or

maple. HGTV notes that updating the cabinets in a craftsman home often requires custom cabinetmakers, so the project may be more expensive than it would be if replacing the cabinets in a different style of home. Craftsman homes are instantly recognizable thanks to many of their unique features. There are various ways to renovate craftsman homes yet still maintain their authentic feel. - Metro Content

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