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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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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