Best of Spring in the Triangle 

As we thaw out from winter, many of us are looking forward to enjoying the warmer spring weather and rediscover what we love so much about the Triangle. Spring in the Triangle is a wonderful time, we  delight with the early blooms of daffodils and redbud which serve as reminders: Warmer temperatures are approaching.

Time to get our patios and decks ready, open up the garden sheds and start sprucing up the yard, and getting out on a few more walks as the weather warms up.

Before the heat of summer kicks it, make sure we take advantage of these glorious spring months. The Triangle offers a bounty of activities to enjoy that take us outside. Whether you are into new hikes or want to find a enjoyable spring festival, we have a list that highlights…

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The Raleigh-Durham area is heaven for Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) fans with three of the most dominant athletic schools in the conference. Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill are also known for other distinguished academic establishments, which have propelled the area to the top 5 most educated cities in America, according to Forbes. Living in university-driven communities provides a superior experience that goes beyond enjoying some of the best historical rivalries in sports.

Endless Educational Opportunities

The ACC powerhouses of Duke, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC), and North Carolina State University (NC State) are well known across the nation for their athletic and academic prowess. Raleigh is also home to several other…

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Relocating

North Carolina is a popular state for relocation. Rated as one of the top 10 of states people are moving to, North Carolina is a top place to relocate for jobs, family, and retirement. On an average day, 40 people move into Wake County. Wake County encompasses Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell, and Zebulon. Over 50% of those relocating to North Carolina are from other states, while about 20% immigrate from another country. The majority of those wanting to call North Carolina home will move into single-family homes, followed by multi-family housing.

There are many cities and towns that make up Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill (the Triangle). Finding the right spot can feel…

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Phillips Place homes for sale in Morrisville

Phillips Place in Morrisville is a breathtaking neighborhood rich with wildlife and natural park and conservation areas. Phillips Place homes for sale are in a prestigious, safe community that rests in a prime location when it comes to outdoor recreation, schools, and amenities. Head out fishing on Bond Lake or go for a hike on one of the many trails in the area. Or, if you need to go shopping, enjoy the numerous essential shopping and dining opportunities that the area offers.

About The Neighborhood

Homes in Phillips Place offer an incredible combination of location and peace and quiet. With easy access to Highways 55 and l-540, you’ll be able to commute to work, head to town with your friends, or go shopping with ease.

This neighborhood is…

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fall activities in the triangle area this october

One of the great treats of living in the Triangle is the wonderful fall weather. There are many great activities to choose from during these fall months. It can be hard to take in all that Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham and the surrounding counties have to offer. If you are relocating to the area or have moved here in recent months or years having a resource to help you navigate the Triangle's fall festivities might be helpful. We've listed out some of our fall favorites. If you have any that you think should be added to this list or have a question on where to find a particular activity, include it in the comments. We're always interested in learning more about what our clients enjoy.

Fall Festivals

Festivals are a great way to sample the various…

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Fall home curb appeal tips

Fall is a favorite season for many who live in the Triangle area. As the heat of summer fades giving way to a comfortable cool, it is a great season to buy or sell a home. While spring is known as a popular time for real estate transactions, industry trends point to the fall as the best time to sell a home.

The Benefits of Selling Your Home in the Fall

For sellers, the autumn real estate market is ripe with serious buyers looking for a good home to match their needs. The fall market tends to showcase fewer homes than spring and summer. As a result, your home will become will likely be the focus for many shoppers. To gain a competitive edge in the market, take advantage of the fall season to create curb appeal to impress potential buyers.

How…

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Best parks in the Triangle region

The Triangle features many state parks and gardens as well as an extensive Greenway trail system. The Triangle makes an excellent home for nature lovers, as it offers many opportunities for hiking, boating, fishing, and many more outdoor activities. Below I discuss some of my favorite parks in the Triangle.

Eno River State Park

Located in Durham and Orange counties, Eno River State Park includes 30 miles of hiking trails along a river that is commonly used for fishing, kayaking, and swimming. The park is also scattered with several historic mills and home sites.

The most unique feature of Eno River State Park is the Eno Rock Quarry, accessible via the Cabe Lands Trail. The 4 acre wide and 60 foot deep quarry went out of use in 1964 and was…

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Volunteering in the Triangle

A great way to meet new people while engaging and learning about your community is to volunteer. There are many volunteer opportunities available in the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area. Triangle residents are immensely proud of the wide variety of interests and passions that make up the different communities. Keeping Durham Beautiful, a nonprofit that works with Durham County to conserve and the appearance of Durham, notes that properties average a nine percent to 10% increase in value when there is an added presence of landscaping, trees, and green space. Volunteering is one way to contribute to the value of your neighborhood and participate in acts of service.

It can be difficult to figure out where to start or select from the list of…

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Croasdaile Farms expansion project in durham, nc

Demand for homes in active adult 55+ communities is on the rise. Behind this are the baby boomers, who account for about a quarter of the U.S. population. Born between 1946 and 1964, baby boomers started hitting retirement age a few years ago, and in the next decade, they'll drive up the number of retiree households by about 10 million.

If you're retiring soon in North Carolina, you may be wondering how to navigate the crazy, retirement home real estate market. According to seniorguidance.org, the U.S. average cost for assisted living is just over $3,600 per month, and Durham Area, NC's assisted living is lower than the national average, at approximately $2,800 monthly.

The History of Croasdaile Farms

Living in Durham offers a little of…

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best neighborhoods for students near duke university

Congratulations on your acceptance to one of the best schools in the nation! Now it's time to figure out where to live for the next year, if not your entire stint at Duke University, and beyond! Here's  our overview of which Duke University neighborhoods to consider as your new home while you attend school. Everything from affordable abodes, to   the convenience of location, and of course which neighborhoods are closest to all the action in the city of Durham, can be found here. We've even looked into the rental market for your investment purposes!

Old West Durham

To make the most out of your time at Duke University, we recommend living as close to the city of Durham as possible. Old West Durham is also one of the closest Duke Universtiy…

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