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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...

Experience FM Luxury at 308 Marlowe Road.

This beautiful, executive family home boasts 6 bedrooms including a spacious main floor master suite added in 2008.  Built in 1995, 308 Marlowe Road, Raleigh, NC is located in the heart of Raleigh on a quiet cul-de-sac in one of the city’s finest and most sought...

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.

How To Choose the Right Mortgage Lender.

So you are buying a house… Well, let me start by saying, Congratulations! Contrary to my previous life in software sales, one of the things I appreciate about the mortgage business is working with people at one of the happiest times in their lives. Whether my clients...

Switching States.

Moving to a new state can be extremely overwhelming. There is so much to consider when moving, and it’s especially hard if you are not familiar with the area. While there is a lot we can research on the Internet, it’s still just as important to use other resources as...

Private Road Maintenance.

One of the most overlooked costs of buying a home off the beaten path is private road maintenance. These roads are not to be confused with driveways. Instead, they are constructed and maintained by the homeowners along the stretch when there are no city or state roads...

DURM.

I wanted to take a moment to boast on the city where I live, Durham, NC. This wonderful old city has transformed itself from its roots as a tobacco town to an entrepreneurial high tech city, all while maintaining a wonderfully diverse and thriving community.

Downsizing: A Step by Step Guide.

Whether your children have flown the nest or you are ready to lower your bills and headaches, you have decided that downsizing is the best move for you. I find that unless you have clear steps to achieve your goals, you may find the process stressful and hectic. If...