Memorial Day is the first holiday where we will likely see many people out and about in The Triangle, and it is a beautiful time of year in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Many will honor those fallen in conflict and in service of our country, we also use it as a day to celebrate what makes our country worth fighting for. Here are some of the events in the area and ideas for enjoying the long weekend. We also have included some venues that have recently reopened for enjoying live music and sports!

Learning about Memorial Day at Lake Benson Park 

The Garner Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 2013 to honor veterans and its design includes rows of tall engraved concrete around a  Walkway of Honor in Lake Benson Park. The pathway has names of…

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Apple's $1 Billion Investment in The Research Triangle is an overview of the pledged investment by tech giant Apple in North Carolina and our relocation guide for those moving to the Research Triangle. As if real estate values were not increasing fast enough with the current Chapel Hill/Durham/Cary market, this announcement from Apple will witness even more demand for the already constrained local inventory. The tech industry experienced a boom in 2020 and as North Carolina benefits from the Apple investment, home owners and developers can expect increases in property values. My NC Homes explores the implications and predicts which areas will see the most growth.

Overview of Apple's $1 Billion Investment 

In total Apple is investing $430 billion…

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114 N Buchanan in Trinity Park Durham NC

114 N. Buchanan - UNder Contract in 1 Day

Blending History with Modern Conveniences and Location!

Location, Across the street from Duke University's East Campus and short stroll to Wholefoods and 9th Streets numerous Restaurants, Bars and Stores. Or head the other way to Brightleaf, Downtown, DPAC etc. The location is simply as good as it gets.

History: This English Cottage style home was originally built for Judge William Brahman who founded the Durham Bulls and served as President of minor league Baseball between 1933 & 1947.

Enjoy superb original construction and updated along the way, the home offers 10 high ceilings throughout the main level and 9 foot high ceilings on the second. The siding is true stucco, not EIFS and provides…

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606 Spring Meadow in Hope Valley Farms Durham NC

UNDER CONTRACT in under 24 hours!

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Home sweet home! Great starter home in Hope Valley Farms. Enjoy one level living with a second floor finished bonus room. You'll enjoy new carpet, new interior paint and a newer roof. Spacious eat-in kitchen overlooking huge open family room with a corner fireplace. The master suite has a walk-in closet & garden tub w/ sep shower. Full utility rm. The second story bonus room w/sep stairs could be a home office, play or exercise space or even a 4th bdrm. Attached 2 car garage, patio and all appliances included. Truly Move in Ready. The back yard area is small however, the lot does extend a few feet beyond the fence and the large grassy side…

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April Showers Bring May Flowers Planting Guide for Curb Appeal My NC Homes

We've all heard it many times, "April Showers Bring May Flowers." Here's some timely advice from the Farmer's Almanac for planting vegetables, how to start a garden this year, and some trends for curb appeal. With much more time at home in 2020 and into 2021, many of us renewed interest in beautifying our surroundings, and many more who already have a green thumb for landscaping tried their hands at some light farming. According to The Farmers Almanac, April is the time to plant seeds, and watch them grow! We have this complete guide with the latest for The Triangle Area. If you are considering moving to The Triangle or are interested in selling your home, we'd love to help you;. 

What is the Farmers Almanac?

The Farmers Almanac is a distinctly…

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3D Homes for Durham

Do you think 3D Homes  are in the future?

A 3D printed home? How does that work? How is it built? Is it resilient? The answer to all of these is included below, we had a lot of questions too. 3D printing construction technology seems to have accelerated during the pandemic with the constricted labor market and the housing market in the US and the first 3D printed home was listed on the market in Long Island New York. This home had 1,500 square feet, 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths, and was listed at $299,000, well under half the cost of a pre-construction home in the area, and before it was even built, the foundations and plans got over 100 showings. These homes may well be a solution to housing shortages and affordability issues and this groundbreaking…

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Triangle 2021 Spring Event Guide

Springtime is upon us in the Triangle and as we are reeling from an unbelievable year, the rate at which we are seeing vaccinations is promising and many of the events, foregone in 2020, are returning. Social distance measures are still recommended to protect vulnerable populations without vaccines, but many venues have found creative solutions to make the most of the gorgeous Spring in the south. My NC Homes has a number of events ranging from arts to outdoors to new dining. We hope you enjoy this guide and feel free to email us if you would like an event included.

Durham Spring Events

Downtown Durham will be bustling this Spring. While not back to full capacity, we have some events that are a great excuse to get outside and enjoy Durham.

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2020 Conscious Gift Giving Guide

Conscious Gift Giving Guide from My NC Homes

Gift giving and the holidays will be taking on a different tone this year, as we have had a year no one will soon forget. In the Triangle Area, we are fortunate to have strong industry and our small businesses were not as badly impacted as other metropolitan areas, however, we find this year, more than ever, to be important to support small businesses. The craftspeople, artisans, and small business owners make the Triangle Area an incredible place to live, work, retire, and raise a family. Here are some gifts from local businesses and some that are sustainable for everyone in your life. My NC Homes wishes all our friends clients, a wonderful Holiday Season!

For Experience Lovers

Museum Membership…

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2020 Best of Fall Family Events and Activities

2020 Best of Fall Family Events and Activities

Fall in The Triangle will look a bit different this year, but there are plenty of socially distanced events, and family fun to be had this fall. We are offering some of what we consider to be the "Best Of"alternatives to the classic Triangle Fall Events and festivals. Please be sure to call ahead for availability as most of the events require reservations.

Best Family Halloween in Chapel Hill

Halloween at the 1870 Farm October 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th, 1870 Farm is offering a Halloween celebration with 20 people per time slot, with 30 minutes between to sanitize. At approximately 2 people per acre, this is a perfect socially distant celebration. Price is $15 per person and includes an hour access…

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Raleigh NC - Best Aging in Place

Aging in Place Options for Raleigh NC

My NC Homes presents another in our series of Best Aging in Place communities, focusing this time on Raleigh NC. This is a resource both for those looking to scale back from domestic responsibilities while scaling up in quality of life as well as for adult caregivers. Continuum living in the Triangle has a wide varity of retirement communities and traditional full care nursing facilities that many do not even know exist. From the latest in compassionate full-time care to independent luxury living, Raleigh aging in place options are many. Raleigh and the Research Triangle area in general are consistently ranked among the top 10 places to live by numerous national publications. If you would like to learn more…

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