Allen Norwood

Allen Norwood

Buyers expected at home inspections

Man, it could get crowded in that dank crawlspace if everybody showed up for the home inspection. Buyers and sellers, agents on both sides. No telling how many would crash through the ceiling drywall from the attic.

Allen Norwood

Spring cleaning the roof can be a snap

This time it wasn’t an anonymous reader who contacted with the inevitable springtime question, but long-time friend Bob Williams. And it wasn’t an email, but a text: “What was that roof-shingle cleaner you once wrote abt?”

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Moment for fake animal heads has passed

Interior designers say those fake animal heads are so last year. You know, those deer and antelope heads cast of white resin, that seem to be the default wall decoration in our homes and on our favorite TV shows. That décor trend has been way overdone, lots of them say, and needs to disappear.

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Zillow offers ‘Zestimates’ of your home’s value

Lots of us poke around on Zillow, checking out the “Zestimates” of home values. It’s addictive. If you’re serious about selling, though, you might want to check out a new online tool that lets you plug in additional information to create a more complete – and private – calculation of your own home’s value.

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Savvy + Co. office style reflects a new kind of savvy

I told Lexie Longstreet of Savvy + Co. that the interior of her company's Ballantyne office reminded me of a well-appointed coffee shop. The furnishings, the accessories – from the colorful throw pillows on the neutral sofa to the contemporary art on the walls – complement each other and invite people to linger.

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Web site helps you decide to DIY, or go pro

It's the day after Christmas. I'm proud to say that I have not touched a putty knife or paintbrush once during the entire holiday season, beginning the week before Thanksgiving. I hope you and yours have been enjoying the holidays, too. It has been a decade, or seems that long, since I could say that.

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Tree falls on church

A large tree fell on the fellowship hall at New Outreach Christian Center on Monday during the early after rain storm. Pastor Brenda Stevenson said that they are in need of volunteers with saws to cut up the wood. The fellowship hall serves as the area where Pastor Stevenson and members of the church feed the needy three times a week. The church is located at 3900 Gossett Avenue in Charlotte. Jeff Siner/jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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Tree falls on church 1:30

Tree falls on church

Downed tree in Southpark area 0:45

Downed tree in Southpark area

Elite high school football camp: Players seek to jump-start prospects 1:18

Elite high school football camp: Players seek to jump-start prospects

Annual Tree Climbing Competition at Freedom Park 2:31

Annual Tree Climbing Competition at Freedom Park