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Ben Loves Abby | Jennifer Monroe | SavvyGirlHomes.com

Elizabeth Stories: Ben ❤ Abby

Walk long enough through the shady streets of Elizabeth and it will begin adding up: the many instances of “Ben ♡ Abby” etched upon our sidewalks. But who is Ben? And how, we wonder, does Abby feel?

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Pick Me! | Jennifer Monroe | SavvyGirlHomes.com

Pick Me! Choosing a Fabulous Realtor®

It hit me like an avalanche when I heard myself say to my client the other day that I’m not in the real estate business to get rich. I must admit, this was a Freudian wake-up call if ever there was one! Just as the New Year unfolds with all the possibilities for seizing my business goals, this simple phrase captures the hidden key to my professional existence! I really do care about my clients first!

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Homes for the Holidays | Jennifer Monroe | SavvyGirlHomes.com

Homes for the Holidays

Let the stories begin! When I’m fortunate enough to be invited into one’s home for a celebration of any kind, I look forward to the inevitable re-telling of great stories from past gatherings. That’s the moment I relax and revel in the bonds unveiling between myself and those I’ve arrived to enjoy. The eat, drink and be merry comes naturally once everyone settles in and begins to feel right at home.

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Whispering Angel | Jennifer Monroe | SavvyGirlHomes.com

A Few Secrets Every Home Buyer Should Know

I’ve always been a reliable keeper of secrets. Perhaps because I view them as cherished little treasures. Exposing secrets causes them to wither into dust, and then what good are they? Just more clandestine information that’s luster has been lost because everyone knows. But there are some secrets that seem to elude that destiny…

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Lucky Stars

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about gratitude, but it will certainly be the most heartfelt. This is me humbly giving thanks for the GIFT of freedom I receive each and every day as a result of the ultimate act of kindness from our incredibly selfless brave men and women of our United States Armed Forces.

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Colonial Home in Elizabeth Neighborhood | Jennifer Monroe | SavvyGirlHomes.com

If These Walls Could Talk: A Lucky Colonial Score

Unless your gazing upwards at birds falling from the sky, you’re not likely to miss the various impressions and patterns that turn up on the sidewalks in historic Elizabeth. This is the kind of neighborhood where we do a lot of walking.

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Roses

Another Rainy Day

I have been observed on one or two occasions sitting on a mound of inky compost in my own sentient garden, whispering sweet nothings to my peonies and gentle enticements to the wallflowers. I know why I do this and so do they.

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Sprinkles and Such… Savvy Prepares for the Elizabeth Home Tour

You might think I would tire of viewing homes given my profession, but oh! Quite the opposite my friends! I just adore houses, and especially enjoy those that have pride of ownership stamped all over them.

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Cloud Hearts | Coffee Tea and Little White Lies | Jennifer Monroe | SavvyGirlHomes.com

Coffee, Tea and Little White Lies

Here’s something I’ve never quite reconciled about myself: I’m actually quite a convincing little actress, but such a terrible liar. And yet I’ve always maintained there is a place in this life for cute and cuddly white lies. They’re soft and poofy and slide on by like pretty little clouds along the horizon.

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Beyond Beige by Jennifer Monroe | SavvyGirlHomes.com

Beyond Beige…

Atmospheric spaces have always ignited the wandering tendrils of my imagination. Watery light filtering through unlikely windows, much as the siren calls. Secret promises are made to those willing to dive deep into the cool, dank aquamarine where serenity awaits. Shall we drift in?

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Fireflies and the Moon by Radnóti Miklós

A House Remembered

I don’t know what made me think a house was forever. Perhaps I’ve imagined that only I am temporary. Death aside, I always seem to be. Remember that old adage that says ‘you can never go home again’ ? Well it’s true.

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Luck, NC by Nancy O. Albert

Historic Elizabeth: So Much Talent!

I’m a firm believer that when you boast about a neighborhood the way I do about Charlotte’s Historic Elizabeth, one must back it up with [...]

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