Top 5 Budget Hotels in Raleigh, NC

Are you looking at new homes in Raleigh, NC and need a place to stay for a few days? Or maybe you’ve moved out of your home while home builders in Raleigh, NC are renovating your living space. The Raleigh area has some great budget-friendly hotels for a comfortable stay. Some are even pet-friendly. Here […]

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Community Involvement Near Raleigh, NC

McKee Homes doesn’t only focus on Raleigh homes for sale, we view ourselves as community developers, too. Our founder, Pat McKee, founded the business on a passion for building affordable, quality homes in North Carolina. Besides building energy-efficient homes with custom options in Eastern North Carolina including Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Pinehurst, Raleigh, and Wilmington, we […]

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7 Important New Home Winter Maintenance Tips

Written by John Rives It’s that time of year again where most of us are starting to think of Halloween costumes for the kids and young-at-heart adults, Thanksgiving with family and friends, and the holiday season. The days are shorter, the air is cooler and it’s time to break out the jackets, sweaters and cool-weather […]

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Local Events Happening in Raleigh, NC

If you are looking at new construction in Raleigh NC and are interested in learning about local events in the Raleigh, NC area, this article will help get you started. There’s plenty to do in and around Raleigh North Carolina; here’s just a few of the exciting October events. There’s always something to do for […]

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McKee Homes Warranty

By Kenny Jones and Charmaine Simmons One of the most common questions new homeowners have is ‘how do I submit warranty requests and schedule the work to be done?’ McKee Homes enrolls all new homeowners in our 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty program upon closing. This program provides 1-year workmanship, 2-year systems and 10-year structural coverage. […]

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Maintaining Your Septic System

By Tracy Green and Charmaine Simmons When you think about the maintenance of the systems in your home your first thoughts are probably HVAC, electrical and plumbing. However, one overlooked and undervalued system in your home is actually outside your home, the septic system. As with all the systems in your home, if you properly […]

How To Reset a GFI Outlet

Bob and Sue’s Home Maintenance Tips Part 1: How to reset a GFI Outlet By Bob and Sue Russo What is a GFI/GFCI outlet? All new home built today are required by law to have ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI, more commonly referred to as GFI outlets). In 1975, the NEC [1] required GFI Outlet […]

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McKee Homes Partners with Helping A Hero

By Margee Herring and John Rives McKee Homes Partners with Helping A Hero to Build Home for Wounded Army Veteran SGT (Ret) Jonathan Rivenbark Residents of the Legacy Lakes community in Aberdeen, NC, welcomed new neighbors on Tuesday, August 18, when SGT (Ret) Jonathan Rivenbark and his wife moved into their new home. Built by […]

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McKee Homes Builds Adapted Housing for Aging in Place

By Margee Herring and John Rives “Aging in Place” is a growing trend for those growing older.  Studies, opinion papers, and family conversations around the dinner table all agree that those 65 and older prefer, and will benefit from, staying in homes that accommodate independence and keep them connected to neighbors, friends and all that’s […]

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USDA Loan Fee Increase Scheduled for October 1

By John Rives How much is the cost of a USDA loan going up? If you are shopping for a new home and are considering getting a USDA loan, you should hurry, as there is a USDA loan fee increase scheduled for October 1. USDA loans are one of the few loans that offer home […]