New arrivals: exciting new colors for sisal rugs

Sisal carpets are now appearing in more than just neutral colors.

Sisal carpets are now appearing in more than just neutral colors.

teal michel bugWhile looking for carpeting at one of my trade resources, I was amazed at all the new color directions that sisal carpeting is available in. These options are so refreshing after past years of sisals being limited to neutral tones.

While we use it regularly in carpet, rarely do we think about where sisal comes from. Sisal has been with us for some time. Its beginnings are at the start of civilization, with the early Egyptians. Then in the 19th century, sisal cultivation spread to the Caribbean islands, Florida, Asia, the African countries of Tanzania and Kenya, and Brazil, which is now the world’s major producer. Continue Reading

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Cornelius home sales 02/11/13-02/17/13

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Based on information from the Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. for the period 02/11/13 through 02/17/13 in Cornelius. Properties reported can be listed or sold by various participants in the MLS. Listings include properties in the Cornelius Zip code

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Growth: Home sales rose 40% in January from 2012

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Chart shows year-over-year growth in home sales in the Charlotte region. (CorneliusNews.net chart – SOURCE: Charlotte Regional Realtor Association)

Home sales across the Charlotte region were up more than 40 percent in January, according to data from the Carolina Multiple Listing Services Inc. (MLS). Prices continued to rise while the number of homes fell during the month.

The January report came from the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, based on MLS data. A total of 2,163 closings were report in January, up 40.4 percent compared to January 2012, when there were 1,541. Continue Reading

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Home repair projects wanted for April Realtors Care Day

Every year, Charlotte Regional Realtor Association sponsors Realtors Care Day, where real estate industry volunteers assist homeowners with exterior home repairs, and adaptive and safety modifications for the elderly or disabled. This year’s day will be Friday, April 19, and the association is seeking nominations for projects. Continue Reading

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Cornelius home sales 02/04/13-02/10/13

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Based on information from the Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. for the period 02/04/13 through 02/10/13 in Cornelius. Properties reported can be listed or sold by various participants in the MLS. Listings include properties in the Cornelius Zip code

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Cornelius home sales 01/28/13-02/03/13

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Based on information from the Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. for the period 01/28/13 through 02/03/13 in Cornelius. Properties reported can be listed or sold by various participants in the MLS. Listings include properties in the Cornelius Zip code

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