The following contribution is by our Toni Davis, Sales Associate with the Fonville Morisey Croasdaile Sales Office in Durham. Thanks for sharing your love for Durham Central Park, Toni!

Durham Central Park Toni Davis FMRealtyImagine a place where children dance without care to a myriad of sounds perfectly converging into one song. A place where arts and crafts abound, pets peacefully play and people from every background share friendly nods and casual conversation as they feast their eyes on the beautiful community they’ve created. Although it may seem like a utopian fantasy, this paradise is open to all right in the heart of the Durham.

Durham Central Park is a beautiful masterpiece in progress with many features to come. As the home of the Durham Farmers’ Market, Arts and Craft Market and Food Truck Rodeo this urban oasis is easily one of Durham’s greatest attractions.

Every Saturday morning the Farmers’ and Craft Markets attract food and art lovers from near and far. It began humbly in 1998 at the old Durham Athletic Park on Morris Street (where the Durham Bulls used to play!), hosting only a small number of vendors and community members. It has however grown astronomically over the years, welcoming well over 50 producer only, vendors all based within a 70 mile radius of Durham.

Durham Food Truck Rodeo Toni Davis FMRealtyThe Durham Food Truck Rodeos, also hosted in the Durham Central Park District, have become one of the Bull City’s most popular happenings.  The free event occurs 5 times a year and features dozens of local food trucks and some of the best Triangle Area musicians.  On Saturdays, during the Farmers and Craft Markets, attendees experience a scaled down version of the rodeo as several food trucks line the street with delicious menus.

If you’re searching for a reason to live, work or play in Durham, visiting the Durham Central Park District will likely make your decision a little easier!

Check out a few of the sights and sounds I captured at Durham Central Park:

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The following contribution is from our Chris Holt, FM Lending Mortgage Consultant based out of our Fonville Morisey Croasdaile office. Being this is the month we celebrate our Veterans (not just on Veterans Day!), this is an excellent program for those Vets seeking to purchase a home in the Triangle before the end of the year. Take a look!

FM Lending Services is dedicated to giving back to the men and women who have served (or are serving) in the United States military. We are pleased to announce the debut of new incentives for veterans and active duty members of the Armed Forces who are buying or refinancing a home with a Veterans Affairs (VA) home loan. It’s no secret that VA loans are one of the best deals going for qualifying veterans, but the deal just got sweeter.

For loan applications taken between now and 12/31/2014, and closing by 3/31/2015, veterans can take advantage of the following promotions:

  • No loan origination fee ($475 value)
  • A complimentary appraisal (up to $400 value)

This is in addition to some already fantastic terms for a VA home loan:

  • Closing costs are limited by the VA and may be paid by the seller on a purchase loan.
  • Lower, competitive interest rates.
  • No down payment if the purchase price does not exceed the appraised value of the home.
  • No monthly mortgage insurance requirement

FM Lending Chris Holt and FMRealty Don Hanan

Pictured above is our Don Hanan, Sales Associate with Chris Holt. Don had this to say about the program and FM Lending Services -

“I am proud to say that Fonville Morisey and FM Lending Services stand behind the brave men and women that have sacrificed so much in service to our country. If we can do our part to help them achieve the American dream of homeownership, it is the least we can do.”

You can learn some advantages of a VA home loan by visiting FM Lending online or by reaching out to one of our company’s highly experienced mortgage consultants.

To view the original post on the Prosperity Home Mortgage blog, click here.



Our Triangle Communities: Welcome to Northern Durham!

November 13, 2014

The following contribution is by our Jeanette Hussey, Sales Associate out of our Fonville Morisey Croasdaile office. As a real estate agent servicing the Triangle, most especially her beloved community of northern Durham, Jeanette shares all the wonderful things about living in that community. Thanks, Jeanette! Welcome to Northern Durham! What are the boundaries that […]

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REALTOR Tip: Our Top 5 Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holidays

November 6, 2014

It’s November. Halloween has come and gone. Now, everyone from retailers to your next door neighbors have broken down the ghosts and goblins to make way for wreaths and dare we say it, Christmas trees. BUT, just because the holiday season is around the corner that does not mean you can’t put your home on […]

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Our Triangle Communities: The BEST Things About Living in Chapel Hill

October 30, 2014

The following contribution comes from our Fonville Morisey Chapel Hill Sales Office. It’s a compilation provided by Lauren Richardson with quotes from Russ Cole, Chad Lloyd, and Aileen Zhu. Thanks for sharing a little of your community with our readers! In Chapel Hill, we are known for having an excellent school system, free buses, great […]

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FM Lending: The Advantage to Using an In-House Lender

October 23, 2014

“What about the Dollar family’s loan? I know you mentioned from the start that there were some challenging credit issues to fix.” The following is by Dan Shedrick, Mortgage Consultant with FM Lending based out of our Fonville Morisey Chapel Hill Sales Office. He is joined by Martha Newport, Sales Associate with FM Chapel Hill. […]

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Fonville Morisey’s Jon Fletcher Reminds You Early Voting for 2014 Has Begun!

October 22, 2014

The following contribution is from our Jon Fletcher, Sales Associate out of our Fonville Morisey Highway 54 office in Durham. The entire post can be found on his blog at Thanks for sharing, Jon! Get Out and Vote! While voting itself can be an arduous process (the ballots are very long for this particular […]

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Fonville Morisey Chapel Hill Celebrates Its Agents!

October 16, 2014

The following contribution comes from our Fonville Morisey Chapel Hill Sales Office. Recently, they held an “Agent Appreciation Day” celebrating their Sales Associates and all they do for their clients and community. Kudos to all! Our Fonville Morisey Chapel Hill Sales Associates work tirelessly all year long assisting their clients with the purchase or sale […]

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REALTOR Tip: Our 3 BEST Tips for Preventing Fire in the Home

October 8, 2014

It’s National Fire Prevention Week. Educators across the country are teaching the children in their charge all kinds of tips & tricks to prevent (or escape from) fires in their homes. Some schools bring in guest speakers or even one of the BIG fire trucks from their local fire department! Fire Prevention Week began as […]

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The Annual Parade of Homes is Here!

October 1, 2014

It’s that time of year when the various associations of new home builders around our Triangle community open up several of the homes they’ve built to the public for touring. This gives the building companies of these new homes a chance to showcase their product, but it also gives future (and current) home buyers an […]

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