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November 7, 2018

Give Your Thanksgiving a Southern Twist

When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, there’s very little regional variation in the dishes. You’ll feast on cranberries, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy-smothered turkey, whether you’re in New Jersey or New Orleans. But occasionally, Thanksgiving suppers in the south feature a few twists on the typical fare. And why not? We know a thing or…

October 17, 2018

Three DIY ways to fill your home with the scent of autumn

We love the climate here in southeastern North Carolina. Our proximity to water keeps the summers and winters mild but still gives us four beautiful, distinct seasons. And there’s no better way to celebrate the changing seasons outside your door than by sprucing up your home’s interior to match. As fall approaches, many folks like…

October 1, 2018

How to find your tribe after relocating

Relocating is both exciting and scary. You’ll be adjusting not only to a different geographic location, but also to a new community and social circle. Meeting people who share your interests can help you settle into your new home, but finding the time and energy to forge those friendships in the midst of a busy…

August 15, 2018

Master bedroom: Upstairs or Down?

Buying a house is one of the most significant purchases you’ll ever make, so we understand how crucial it is to make the right choice! You’re about to make some important decisions—from location to floorplan, to price—that could affect your lifestyle for years to come. Right now, we’d like to help you tackle one of…

July 16, 2018

Ward off backyard mosquitos the natural way

One of the benefits of living in our Preserve at Tidewater community is the natural beauty surrounding each home. Our neighborhood is nestled on the edge of a coastal forest, just feet away from Sneads Ferry’s peaceful marshlands. Each property’s backyard provides the ideal setting for friends and neighbors to gather for an outdoor meal…

February 21, 2018

Four gardening tips for southeastern North Carolina

Who’s ready for winter to end? That crisp, bracing air that provides a welcome relief from the balmy Carolina summer when it arrives mid-November has just about worn out its welcome by the end of February. So let’s look forward to spring, and one of our favorite springtime activities: planting that backyard garden! Whether you’ve…

January 26, 2018

Receive a Smart Home upgrade when you buy before Feb. 28

Our builders, Caviness & Cates Communities, are currently offering an incentive to buyers! Buy before Feb. 28 and you’ll get a free Smart Home Package, which includes some great technology upgrades. Click to learn more  

January 19, 2018

Five reasons to love the beach during winter

Talk of beach season often evokes images of swimsuit-clad families lounging under the tropical sun. And while we love those blissful beach days, we’d argue that the coastline is just as charming in the winter. Here are five reasons why: Summer crowds are gone A balmy August weekend draws visitors to the beach like ants…

December 20, 2017

Five perks of a brand-new home

After months of evaluating your needs, wants and finances, you’ve finally made up your mind: you’re ready to buy a new home. Congratulations! There are few purchases in life more momentous and exciting. Now, you’ve got to decide whether you want to move into a house that’s brand new, or gently used by decades of…

November 22, 2017

Giving Thanks at The Preserve

Talk of the Thanksgiving holiday conjures up images of sweater-clad family members tossing a football in the backyard before retreating indoors to thaw their fingertips over mulled wine and heaps of comfort food. But in coastal North Carolina, where November can just as easily deliver warm breezes as frigid winds, these winter festivities don’t always…