Downtown Cary's revitalization

Downtown Cary’s revitalization is nearly complete and has transformed what had been a relatively ho-hum town center into a vibrant cultural center with much to do for the whole family. Since the beginning of the downtown revitalization project, many unique restaurants and businesses have opened their doors and much has been done in terms of beautification.

The Beginning

One of downtown Cary’s first renovations was the 2011 transformation of the former Cary High School into the Cary Arts Center, where a variety of classes and performances now take  place. Pieces of artwork were placed around the downtown area  as well, giving it a sense of character. The Jones House, a  property originally constructed in 1896, was purchased and  renovated by the…

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buying homes with mold and mildew

If you're buying a home in this area that's more than ten years old, mold (or fungal growth) is a topic that may come up. But the truth is, mold is rarely as serious a problem as some would have you believe.

Here are three important things to understand about mold:

1. Mold is Everywhere

Mold is actually quite common. In fact, it's everywhere. There are more than 100,000 different species of mold, and there is likely mold on every surface you touch and in the air you breathe. Most of the time, it's harmless, though people who suffer from allergies may be more susceptible to mold-related health problems.

When it comes to mold in the home, again there are many different kinds, and it takes a qualified specialist to properly identify molds.…

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Building a safe, at-home woodworking shop

From making small crafts to intricate furniture, woodworking is a rewarding hobby for people of all skill levels. It's also a good way to teach children how to solve problems and build their confidence.

For those people who want to take up woodworking, the garage can be a great place to set up a shop, as long as you don't mind keeping the car in the driveway. But if they're not careful, a woodshop can also cause safety problems.

Here are some safety tips for setting up a home woodworking shop:

Heating Your Workshop

Most garages in this area are not heated, making them difficult to work in during the cold winters. Many homeowners are tempted to solve this problem with a space heater. While they are effective, they can be very…

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Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary real estate market update - Spring 2017

Wow, what happened to spring? What should we expect for the summer?

It seems like spring just started but it's already over and summer is here. The kids are finishing up EOG's and they will be complaining they are bored before we know it. So what happened in the market this spring in the Triangle and what should we expect for the summer?

As we predicted in our Let's get ready for the Spring Market article, buyers faced a challenge here in the Triangle. Prices continued to rise as inventory dropped to historic lows. Most buyers in the Triangle faced multiple offers and selling prices well above asking prices. However, this seems to be the case with all of our competition as prices continue to rise across the east coast.

Below are the updated…

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3 Best International Restaurants in Cary, NC

Although largely known for its great master-planned communities, Cary is also home to an abundance of restaurants offering up savory flavors from around the world. In part due to its diverse population, you can find everything from handmade Italian pasta and fresh sushi, to mouthwatering briskets and spicy samosas.

If you're eager to mix things up for date night or are eager to try something new, here are a few of my personal favorites:


Every Friday and Saturday night, Sushi-Thai is packed with families and friends enjoying great food and company. Staffed by some of the most genuine and personable people I have ever met, dining at Sushi-Thai is always an excellent experience.

In addition to sushi, which is sometimes served in…

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