Home ownership risks to avoid

Being a homeowner means that there is always some element of risk involved. The risk is not only what can happen to you, but also the liability you may incur when accidents happen on your property, or even on someone else's property.

Each of these potential problems can raise your homeowner's insurance costs, or may even prevent you from obtaining coverage. Here are some things you need to consider in terms of reducing your risk:

Keep Swimming Pools Safe

While swimming pools can be a lot of fun for the family, and a great way to cool off in the summer, they do come with some additional insurance risks.  Someone could fall on the deck and get hurt, or a child could wander into the pool area and drown.

The result could be high medical bills,…

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Art Galleries in Pittsboro

Pittsboro is a town that thrives in the arts all year long. It is small (just over 4,000 people) and quiet, which makes it perfect for the development of artists and musicians, and many of them come here for that reason.

Chatham Artists Guild

A recognized group that encourages people all over North Carolina to get into the arts is the Chatham Artists Guild, which has been around for 24 years. They also aim to connect artists with patrons, and provide training for artists.    

They regularly host various exhibits of local artists, as well as the works of artists from around the state. The Studio Tour is free, and introduces the artists, their local studios and their art.

Cooper Mays Pottery

If you are looking for unique pottery to add to…

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Retirement homes in Durham and Chapel Hill

For retirees, finding the right community to live in is vital for enjoying your golden years. This is the time of your life when you don’t need to worry about heading to work every day and you can actually relax and enjoy your hobbies. In the Triangle Area between Durham, Chapel Hill, and Cary, there are many retirement communities that offer diverse living options and amenities.

No matter what you’re looking for, there’s something for everyone.

Is Small-Town Living Your Preference?

Fearrington Village is the ideal community for retirees of all ages who are looking for a small-town atmosphere. Unlike other similar communities, Fearrington Village does have an age restriction, making it ideal for retirees old and young. Surrounded by pastures…

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arts and culture in Raleigh, NC

Raleigh and Cary both embrace the arts, playing host to numerous events including festivals and performing arts shows that take place each year.  

In fact, in Raleigh alone as much as 150 million dollars a year is generated from cultural events and festivals that are hosted in the city. Whether you’re interested in a family outing or finding a hot spot to hang out with your group friends, there is something for everyone.

The Ten Year Arts Plan in Raleigh

The Ten Year “Creative Life" Arts Plan is a master plan that was developed to strengthen the presence of culture and arts in Raleigh. This plan is largely shaped by the community to provide citizens an opportunity to experiment and create. The Creative Life Arts Plan was formulated to meet…

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Arts & culture in Hillsborough, NC

The Hillsborough community is alive with the arts and you don't need to be a local to know where to find it!

Hillsborough is a small, but growing town, home to about 6,500 residents. But what it lacks in size it makes up for in a focus on the arts, offering events throughout the year sure to delight locals and visitors.

Art Exhibits

>The local arts museum, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, is owned by artists living in the area. It has a wide variety of art exhibits of mostly contemporary and modern art.

The exhibits in the museum are constantly being changed, with new pieces being added every month. Repeat visitors will always have new things to look at, including ceramics, sculptures, paintings, jewelry, mosaics, photography, and much…

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Apps for home buying

It’s easier than ever to find homes for sale in Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill. Gone are the days of driving around from neighborhood to neighborhood looking for a property with a sign out front, crossing your fingers that it has everything you want. Nowadays you just have to visit a website, set your search preferences, and homes matching your settings are all at your fingertips. What’s more is that when you register with My NC Homes, relevant searches are delivered to your inbox! It couldn’t be easier, or could it?

Even with some preferences set there can still be several listings to choose from in larger cities. Fret not – these handy home buying apps could be just what you need to find the right home for you in this big market.

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