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Recently there has been a huge boon for clean water for both Durham and Raleigh! The Elerbee Creek Watershed Association (with partners the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund and the Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative) recently purchased a 193-acre old farm to assist with the purification of ...
07/09/2012
  In Durham, we finally completed the Neighborhood Energy Retrofit Program earlier this year, and the City hired a great videographer, Kenny Dalsheimer, to create a video about the success of the program. Please watch this video to learn what we have done in Durham to reduce our collective carbo...
06/07/2012
 A plumbing checkup should be among your top priorities when preparing your home for sale. Your buying prospects might flush toilets, turns on faucets and inspect the showerheads, while more seasoned “experts” will look under the cabinets for leaks and check for water spots around key areas. The ...
06/06/2012
  Those about to start house hunting should check their credit score before things get too serious. There is nothing quite as frightening in the mortgage process as learning that your credit report contains a late payment or other blemishes that can prevent you from buying a property.   The highe...
06/01/2012
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  Staging in Spring      Any home stager will tell you that “staging is staging” and the principals remain the same throughout the year—keep things clean, clutter free and colorful. But that doesn’t each season comes without its own brand of staging magic.   For spring, there are a number of thin...
04/20/2012
  We are very fortunate in Durham, NC to have the world-class DPAC that opened here in the Bull City November 30, 2008. Last year I wrote a blog which stated that in 2010 DPAC reached the top-10 list (number 9) of most attended performance venues in the United States. I wrote that with the sched...
01/31/2012
          I know that at this time of year we need to focus on weight reduction (okay, maybe just me), but I must sing the praises of a great restaurant that opened earlier this year in downtown Durham, NC. I recently brought some out-of-town relatives there on a vist for a post-Thanksgiving meal...
11/30/2011
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      Setting the Stage for a Home Sale         “You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.”         This saying strikes a chord in the real estate industry, where many buyers are quick to jump to a conclusion about a potential home after just one glance. That’s why an increa...
10/07/2011
            Real estate consumers today can find ample value in distressed homes – properties that are under a foreclosure order or up for short sale. In many cases, however, “distressed” speaks more for the condition of the homes than their recent financial histories, as they’ve sat empty for ex...
08/19/2011
    Homeowners with young children face a common challenge when their house is on the market: How do youkeep the home clean and ready for prospective buyers while maintaining a kid-friendly and safe environment? Keeping that “staged look” as the kids create instant messes can be overwhelming. Yo...
06/13/2011
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