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Fun things to Do in Greensboro

Friday, 31 March 2017

Are you new to the Greensboro area? Or just haven't spent much time exploring? Check out these Southern Living magazine suggestions on what to do in the Gate City! To see the full list of suggestions, check out the full article at: http://www.southernliving.com/travel/south-east/greensboro-north-carolina


International Civil Rights Center & Museum
More than 50 years ago, four African-American students from North Carolina A&T State University took a stand for equality by taking seats at the segregated whites-only lunch counter in the downtown F.W. Woolworth department store. Today, their legacy is honored as the same building presents guest speakers, interactive exhibits, rare photos, and the carefully restored lunch counter. $10 adults, $6 ages 6-12. 134 South Elm Street; sitinmovement.org or 336/274-9199

Green Hill Center for NC Art 
Located at the Greensboro Cultural Center, Green Hill highlights the state's artists with exhibits of their paintings and multimedia creations. This summer (June 29-August 26), the exhibit "By Example: NC Potters and Their Mentors" will feature works by 20 up-and-coming ceramic artists. You can also see kids and families showing off their talents at ArtQuest, the center's hands-on studio. 200 North Davie Street; greenhillcenter.org or 336/333-7460

Festival Park and Center City Park
These grassy getaways become hubs of activity when the weather turns warm. Every Thursday (May through June) at 5:30 p.m., Festival Park attracts dancing crowds during the BB&T Beach Music in Park concert series. This month features two groups of Carolina beach-music masters: The Craig Woolard Band and Eric & The Chill Tones. Tickets $7; chsnc.org/beach-music.html. And both parks, along with much of downtown's Cultural District, fill with patriotic revelers celebrating the country's independence during the annual Fun Fourth Festival (June 30-July 6). funfourthfestival.org

Newbridge Bank Park 
The ball-and-bat dog, "Miss Babe Ruth," routinely steals the show during Greensboro Grasshoppers minor league baseball games by trotting onto the field to retrieve discarded bats and bring fresh balls. This month, the team takes on the Lexington Legends, Charleston RiverDogs, and Hickory Crawdads at home. General admission tickets are $6-$7. 408 Bellemeade Street; grasshoppers.com or 336/268-2255

Where To Eat in Greensboro
The Corner Slice at Fisher Park 
This gas station-turned-pizzeria in the Fisher Park neighborhood serves pizza by the slice or pie. Try the South Park pizza ($9 for a 10-inch pie, $12 for a 16-inch pie) with ham, pineapple, and the restaurant's special blend of cheeses. 600 North Elm Street; cornerslice.net or 336/333-3077

 

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Important Renting Reminders

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

These are some important tips you don't want to forget when moving into a new property. To view the entire article please visit: http://blog.rent.com/6-important-things-your-landlord-might-forget-to-tell-you/

 

1. Get Renters Insurance

Your landlord likely has an insurance policy that covers structural damage to the house or apartment you’re living in, but that policy probably doesn’t cover your possessions. That’s why it’s important you get renter’s insurance. The good news is, renters insurance is affordable; the average renter’s policy costs less than $200 per year.

Tip: Renter’s insurance from Progressive or Travelers offers a “protective device discount” that helps you save up to 15 percent if your rental home has smoke detectors, fire alarms, or other qualifying devices.

2. Consider Purchasing a Monitored Home Security System

Some insurance companies may reward you and/or your landlord with a policy discount of up to 20 percent if your rental home has an active monitored home security system. There are a number of highly customizable and affordable home security options available today.

Explore your security options and then let your landlord know you’re considering a security system that may save him money on his insurance policy. If it does, he may be willing to help pay for the security system.

Tip: A wireless home security system is a great choice for renters because it’s not only easy to install, it’s simple to pack up and take with you when you move.

3. Make Your Landlord Aware of All Maintenance Issues

It might seem silly to bother your landlord with a “petty” problem, like a dripping faucet, but you’ll both wish you had when the seemingly small issue becomes a big one. Letting problems go is a recipe for disaster, and in some cases you could be held liable for damages that occur as a result.

Whether it’s a minor maintenance issue or you think there could be a hazardous situation, call your landlord right away. Write down when you contacted your landlord and what he said he was going to do to correct the problem. Save emails and any other correspondence associated with the issue.

Tip: Before you move in, document the condition of your apartment. Take pictures of any concerns you have and make your landlord aware of them so you aren’t held responsible. Be sure to notify your landlord about safety and security issues, such as a weak deadbolt or windows that won’t lock.

4. Read, Understand and Abide by Your Lease

The typical lease has a number of components, and some can be quite confusing. But understanding your lease and abiding by it keeps you in good standing with your landlord and can also help you avoid extra charges and possible eviction.

Ask your landlord to explain any sections of your lease that are vague or confusing. If there’s something you don’t agree with, talk to your landlord about it before it becomes a point of contention.

Tip: Be sure you know what conditions must be met for you to get a full refund on your security deposit. For example, if your lease states the apartment must be left in “good condition” ask your landlord to put in writing exactly what that means. Tenants aren’t usually held responsible for general wear and tear, but some landlords may require you get the carpet professionally cleaned, fill nail holes, etc.

 

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