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…

140 Views, 0 Comments

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 Halloween Pumpkinsper 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…

378 Views, 0 Comments

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…

314 Views, 0 Comments

Chapel Hill, NC - Best Aging in Place

Aging in Place Options for Chapel Hill NC 

My NC Homes is pleased to offer this list of the most recent, top-ranked, aging in place, and care facilities in Chapel Hill. From retirement to full-time care, here are the choices ranked by reviews. Many of our clients make a move to the Triangle area to take advantage of the suburban/urban style of living, nationally-ranked academics, college town culture, sports, and one of the top medical facilities in the nation. When buying a new home or relocating, considering the aging family members may well be one of your criteria for choosing a home or city. My NC Homes offers the most up to date listings with guest quarters for family members, but when a loved one requires professional medical assistance or…

310 Views, 0 Comments

Cary NC, Best Aging in Place

The Brokers at my NC Homes have had the pleasure of working clients ranging in age from 20 - 80+. Over the next several months we will be showcasing the best communities for aging in place. We do this as a service to our clients as well as a service to the community at large. In all instances you'll need to contact these communities directly as these aren't offered for sale in the traditional real estate manner, we're unable to work as your Buyer agent. We hope however that this information is helpful to our older clients as well as our younger clients who may have parents or grandparents in need.

We would like to begin our series on aging in place in North Carolina with Cary. Cary, North Carolina is part of what is known as the Research Triangle…

473 Views, 0 Comments

Testimonials

Moving is stressful and real estate transacting, whether buying or selling, is emotional. The team you use can ease emotions or add drama. We have found that buyers who choose their vendors based on digital review or paid review sites have unreliable results, at best. In our decades of experience in real estate, we have witnessed the rise of the digital professional over the word of mouth professional, and would like to offer our vendors who are proven beyond paid review or page rank. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Raleigh-Durham, contact a member of our team to begin your search.

Lenders

A reputable lender will offer fair terms and competitive rates derived from your present financial status, adjusted income, and credit history.…

380 Views, 0 Comments

Covid-19 Better Days Ahead

Covid-19 Real Estate Impact - Better Days Ahead

I never imagined I'd be writing a Blog like this one, but Andrew, Lauren and I all believe; Better Days Ahead and We're All in this Together.

There are some positive things to report.

Nationally

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is working with other trade associations and industry partners to expand access to remote online notary in any pandemic relief bills.

They have called for direct rental assistance for families who have income loss due to COVID-19 and relief for property owners from the financial obligations of forbearance and foreclosures.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) noticed a foreclosure and evictions moratorium for 60 days (through May 16) for FHA…

488 Views, 0 Comments

Our Favorite Places to Visit in the Triangle in Spring

Social Isolation Is an Opportunity to Explore the Outdoors

It's starting to feel like a whole new world as we settle into "social distancing" as a result of the COVID-19, or commonly referred to as Coronavirus. The Triangle area is fortunate to have the benefit of not only an earlier spring than most but also an abundance of outdoor activities.

According to an article from MentalFloss "Scientists think that breathing in phytoncides—airborne chemicals produced by plants - increases our levels of white blood cells, helping us fight off infections and diseases." So pack a lunch, hand sanitizer, and plenty of water and come along as we explore some of our favorite places to visit in the Triangle in the Spring.

Duke Gardens and Campus (Durham)

269 Views, 0 Comments

5 Ways to Add Curb Appeal Quickly

While the groundhog predicted an early spring, we still have a few remaining days of frost on the calendar. The first week of March in the Piedmont will have a few evenings where the temperatures dip below freezing, but March has days forecasted for the 60-70 degree temperatures. These days are an opportune time to spruce up your landscaping efforts, especially if you are selling this spring.

What is curb appeal?

Curb appeal can be defined as the attractiveness of your home from the street. It applies to landscaping, outdoor fixtures, street or sidewalk, and driveway. While completely subjective, it’s important that you don't kid yourself, buyers care about and are taking in the vibrancy of the paint and condition of the siding and roof and…

428 Views, 0 Comments

Aging in Place

The Benefits of Aging in a Community

When considering housing, we frequently find ourselves counseling our clients that there's comfort in being around people who share common interests, goals, and challenges. While not necessarily for everyone, the comfort many find in a community doesn't wane with age; it actually deepens. Whether it's proudly talking about grandchildren or lamenting the fact that our eyes aren't as good as they used to be, it helps to be around people who not only understand what we are saying but actually feel the same joys and concerns as well. That's why many boomers are deciding to move into either an active adult community or planned multi-generational communities. In the latest 55places National Housing Survey, they were…

538 Views, 0 Comments