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How to Throw a Killer Party.

I love to throw parties. For over 40 years (kinda dates me!), I have hosted a variety of different kinds and themes of parties, and each time I try to out-do myself. I have created a checklist that I use for all of my parties. Over the years, I have figured out what...

Tips for First-Time Homebuyers.

Thinking of buying your first home? Do you find yourself reading and researching, trying to educate yourself as a first time home buyer? And then, of course, you have all of your friends and friends giving their advice. This can become overwhelming quickly, and you...

Renting Property.

The Triangle’s real estate market has made tremendous strides over the past decade, making it a great time sell a home. However, retaining a property and renting it out to tenants can be as sound of an investment as selling. If you decided to rent your home and become...

Day Trips and Fun Outings: Two Hour Drives.

If you have a day to take an easy drive out past the Triangle, here are some ideas of getaways that are all about two hours or less from the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area. As a 28 year resident of North Carolina, and with family and friends across the state, I...

Winning.

In the words of Muhammad Ali, “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” While working as a Vice President at a national company over seventeen years ago, I was one of the many...

Home Inspection 101.

I always explain to my buyers that the cost of a home inspection is pennies compared to the investment they are making when purchasing a home.

Day Trips and Fun Outings: The Triangle.

As a 28 year resident of the Triangle, my family and I have been privileged to have tons of great activities near our home. In this series of posts, I will look at places and activities for any age within an hour’s drive of the Triangle – in the Raleigh, Durham, and...

Are You Resolute?

Are you resolute? You’re thinking, that is an odd way to start a blog post. You would be right. Yet understanding this powerful word helps to frame our beliefs and our directions providing road maps to decisions and direction. The word “resolute” is most often...

Volunteer to Give.

“People working together in a strong community with a shared goal and a common purpose can make the impossible possible,” Tom Vilsack. As a member of the REALTOR® Foundation of Wake County’s Community Service Committee, my most fulfilling experiences have come...

Let’s Get Crafty.

My husband and I enjoy nothing more than exploring a new city and checking out their local breweries. When we moved here a little over two years ago, we decided to check out the local scene and check out some of the area’s breweries. Triangle breweries have become a...

Circle City.

Pittsboro, located in northern Chatham County, was established in 1785. It’s known to many in the Triangle as the “Circle City,” a nod to the roundabout encircling Pittsboro’s iconic courthouse. Once considered as a potential site for both the state...

How to Turn Millennial Renters into Home-Buyers.

The largest generation in US history is about to transition into their prime spending years, but 93% are choosing to rent instead of buy. It’s not like we can blame them, with Millennials facing lower employment levels, smaller incomes, and astronomical student debt, the prospect of renting seems to make more sense.