The holiday season is a time for family, friends, food, and fun. Unfortunately, it’s also a time for thieves. With so many people exchanging gifts, thieves know that homes are full of Christmas- Protect Your Valuablesnew electronics, jewels, and other valuables at this time of year. So, as the holidays wind down, it’s a good idea to see what precautions you can take to protect your valuables.

Year Round Suggestions

Don’t make stealing easy. The harder you make it for thieves to get to your valuables, the more likely they will abandon your home for an easier one. Let’s look at steps you can take to discourage any potential thieves.

  1. If you have a security system, use it every night and whenever you are away from home during the day. Make sure that there are security signs by…

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A Safe Holiday

The holidays are a special time to spend with family and friends. To fully enjoy the holidays, it pays to be safe. Follow these holiday safety tips, and you'll enjoy a safe and fun holiday.

General Home Safety

Make sure that all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are in good working order and have fresh batteries.

Have a good fire extinguisher handy in any room that could present a fire hazard, such as the kitchen or any room with a Christmas tree, fireplace, or lit candles.

If you have had a party where guests have smoked cigarettes, after they leave look around the floor and under chairs for any lit cigarettes that may have fallen. Smoldering cigarettes could ignite something flammable and cause a fire.

Make sure the…

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Woodcroft townhome in Durham, NCMid-way between the Blue Ridge Mountains and North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, the City of Durham exemplifies quality of living and has consistently been ranked as one of the country’s best places to live and work. (see a comprehensive list of Durham’s accolades here)

Within this thriving, culturally lively city are two popular planned communities: Woodcroft & Hope Valley Farms.

Close to Nature

Located in southwest Durham and adjacent to each other, both communities were carefully designed to capitalize on their natural settings, featuring miles of biking and jogging trails, common green spaces, and natural, wooded areas. The American Tobacco Trail and Third Fork Creek are two of the better known recreation areas nearby.

Five Star Amenities.

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Historical Homes With Modern Amenities

Trinity Park, Durham NC Historic NeighborhoodWith a robust economy based on tobacco and textiles, the Durham of the late 1800’s was a bustling town with fashionable homes, a new hospital, and a respected university (Trinity College, forerunner to Duke University). Nowadays, the central neighborhood known as Trinity Park has a spot on the National Register of Historic Districts and is home to a diverse, active community of residents.

Rich In History

Anchored by Queen Anne-style homes originally built for college professors, the area features homes in a variety of architectural styles including Victorian, Neo-Colonial and Craftsman. After a brief period of decline in the mid-20th century (similar to what many urban areas experienced as families flocked…

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About Meadowmont In Chapel Hill

Meadowmont, Chapel HillMeadowmont in Chapel Hill is easily one of the more desirable neighborhoods in the Triangle for those looking for an urban feel neighborhood with suburban features. The 400 plus acre development has something for everyone from apartments to townhouses to luxury single family homes on wooded lots all within minutes from downtown Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The planners and developers clearly took their time when designing the community with a huge emphasis on quality of life for the residents. There are tree lined streets, open spaces, ponds and walking trails. The Chapel Hill Greenway runs through the neighborhood up to the 70 acre town park. The Meadowmont Swim Club features a six…

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Cary Park Real Estate Market

Cary Park, Cary NCCary Park is a very popular subdivision in Cary, North Carolina where there are a combination of condominiums, townhomes and single family homes. They are ranging in price from an average of $250,000 for a townhome to single family homes averaging in the low $500’s. Average sale price for a home in Cary Park for 2015 (12/01/2015) was $351,053. Days on market was a healthy 44 days on average with one home selling in as little as 1 day.

Cary Park surrounds a 28 acre lake that has a paved walking trail, and there are miles of sidewalks in the neighborhood, the community pool is the Cary Park Swim Club, home of the Sea Dragons swim team. The clubhouse features a large screen TV, pool table, WiFi and is available for private…

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Lochmere in Cary is a mix of neighborhoods surrounding the three lakes – Lochmere Lake, Lake Lomond and Highlands Lake in the middle of Cary at the intersection of Tryon Road and Kildaire Farm Road. There are many home options from townhomes to single family detached houses on large lots in Lochmere. YTD 2015 (12/01/15) shows home prices range from high $190's for townhomes up to over $700,000 for estate type homes with lake frontage. The community was begun in the mid Eighties when the town of Cary was a whole lot different and it is a credit to the planners of Lochmere who incorporated the natural beauty of the land and lakes into the neighborhood, preserving what is today almost impossible to find in Cary. There are three community pools a clubhouse…

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