If you are considering selling your home either to take advantage of the market or due to financial distress, saving money by not enlisting the assistance of a Realtor, might seem like a savings. However, attempting to do this on your own without the guidance and expertise of a licensed Realtor could cost you much more money than you stand to save. Let's explore the why advantages of partnering with a real estate agent and why using a licensed Realtor outweighs potential savings. Our expertise is crucial for your home sale.


Realtors have access to various marketing tools and platforms, including MLS listings, professional photography, virtual tours, and extensive professional networks. Their reach gives your home immediate exposure…

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The Research Triangle Park area is not only known for its thriving tech industry and universities but also for its local food scene. Many restaurants are farm-to-table and the area has a history steeped in agriculture. Residents enjoy and support local farms and frequent farmers' markets offering a cornucopia of fresh produce, artisanal products, and farm culture. This summer is a great time to explore some of our favorite farms and farmers' markets in the Triangle.

Durham Farmers' Market

Located in Durham Central Park, the Durham Farmers' Market is a great place to spend a Saturday. Locals and visitors can explore the wide variety of fresh produce, pasture-raised meats, dairy products, and handcrafted goods. From heirloom tomatoes to artisan…

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Inspections play a critical role in ensuring the safety and, in turn, the value of a property. It is important to understand the distinction between permit inspections and home inspections when buying or selling real estate. Often buyers and sellers confuse permit inspections for home inspections. These two types of inspections are both important for different reasons. To best protect your investment, you should understand the difference to make informed decisions during the buying or selling process.

Permit Inspections: Compliance with Building Codes

Permit inspections ensure that construction or renovation work adheres to local building codes and regulations. These inspections take place during or after construction projects, such as home…

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When it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July, The Research Triangle Park offers a variety of events and activities for locals and visitors, from families to foodies. Here we give you a quick guide to some of the best July Fourth celebrations in The Research Triangle Park. Festivities, fireworks displays, and family-friendly attractions make this region an ideal destination for Independence Day.

The Festival for the Eno is a two day event, July 1 and 4, from 10-6pm. It is one of the most anticipated events in the Triangle area and draws visitors specifically for this festival. As a celebration of art and culture the event features live music performances, local arts and crafts, food vendors, and interactive exhibits. Held along the banks of the…

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Are you having a difficult time discerning whether right now is a good time to invest in real estate, due to concerns about inflation? If you're considering buying a home in Durham or Raleigh, North Carolina, you may be dissuaded in making an investment because of the impact of inflation on your daily expenses, such as groceries and gas. However, as a renter, you may also have noticed that your rent is increasing as well. Given these elevated costs, it might seem counter intuitive to buy a home, however in the current market, it is a vital way of not only protecting your wealth, but of building future wealth.

Building Equity, Stabilizing Rent

Homeownership actually provides a shield against the rising costs brought about by inflation. According to…

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With decades of experience listing and selling homes in the Research Triangle Park, we have been asked annually and repeatedly, is summer a good time to sell? When is the best time to list my home? If you're considering selling your home in Chapel Hill or Durham, this summer, like any summer, it's important to understand the current national and local market conditions. This season however we are seeing fewer sellers listing their houses for sale compared to most, making it a really great time to list, Inventory is constricted, meaning you get the highest value, best terms, and more favorable conditions as a seller. Let's talk more about whether right now, really is The Best Time to Sell Your Home in the Triangle.

April 2020 and Now

Looking back…

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As the temperatures rise, days grow longer and schools let out for the summer, we are ready to be outside for as long as possible! North Carolina is a nature lover's paradise, offering a diverse range of outdoor destinations within a 100-mile radius of the Research Triangle Park area. From trails to lakes, to beaches and mountains, adventure is just a short drive away. My NC Homes offers a list of some of the top Get Outside destinations that residents and visitors of Raleigh-Durham can explore this summer.

Hiking and Biking Trails

The RTP region boasts numerous trails that cater to all skill levels for hiking and biking. William B. Umstead State Park, minutes from downtown Raleigh, offers over 20 miles of multi-use trails through woodlands,…

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As summer approaches and the days grow longer, The Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina offers lots to do with long days, and longer nights! During summer the pace of the RTP really revs up and offers an array of entertaining and engaging events for locals and visitors alike. My NC Homes offer you some of our choices for top summer events in The Triangle and remind you if you are considering buying or selling in this incredible community, reach out to us to see your home value and what insights we have into today's market.

RTP Food Truck Rodeo

RTP Food Truck Rodeo is a gas-tronomic extravaganza that brings together the Triangle's best food trucks. Taking place on select Fridays it features a diverse range culinary styles, live music,…

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You are perfectly capable and within your right to sell your own home. Many companies will offer ways for you to list your home for sale even, at reduced rates. What you DO have to consider is this is likely one of the largest monetary transactions of your life. Where there are thousands of dollars at stake, you need to have proper marketing, negotiating, exposure to existing active and qualified buyers, and expert knowledge of the market to list a home at the proper price. Do you have a marketing program in place, a database of buyers, expertise in negotiation, and years of experience in your area in real estate transacting? You can develop these in time, but this is why time is money when selling your home and why a reputable and highly experienced…

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Summer months are approaching and here in NC it's not uncommon for us to hear from homeowners that their energy bills have skyrocketed. You may have already noticed the increases in energy costs this winter. The price of energy and the policies that support homeowners upgrades towards energy efficiency have many homeowners wanting to make home updates, but where to start? We would like to offer an energy efficiency cheat sheet.

The REAL Cost of Energy Inefficiency

Inflation contributes to increased living costs from food to goods and services. One way that homeowners can reduce living expenses is to transition to more energy-efficient homes. To better understand just how much the price of energy has increased, consider these statistics from the…

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