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    Down Payment Tips     Many people dream of owning a home but don't think it's possible because they lack the resources for a down payment and closing costs. Here are tips for securing that down payment. 1) Borrow from your retirement account: Many people have been investing in a 401(k) plan o...
10/17/2012
   Come one, Come All (providing that you are at least 21 years old) to Durham's 17th Annual World Beer Festival this weekend at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Tickets at the door at $45, and they are not sold out yet.        With the price of admission, you will receive a small glass so that y...
10/05/2012
For the 23rd year in a row, the Duke University Medical Center was included in a report by U.S. News and World Report that ranks the top hospitals in the nation. This year the hospital was named the top hospital in North Carolina, and the 8th best in the entire nation.  This is another point of p...
07/23/2012
Another accolade has been bestowed upon our metropolis, as stated in the most recent issue of The Atlantic. Check this article out to learn more about the rise of this group of entrepeneurs. Here is a link to Wikipedia to learn more about this group of individuals. This is another indication abou...
07/11/2012
Recently there has been a huge boon for clean water for both Durham and Raleigh! The Elerbee Creek Watershed Association (with partners the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund and the Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative) recently purchased a 193-acre old farm to assist with the purification of ...
07/09/2012
  In Durham, we finally completed the Neighborhood Energy Retrofit Program earlier this year, and the City hired a great videographer, Kenny Dalsheimer, to create a video about the success of the program. Please watch this video to learn what we have done in Durham to reduce our collective carbo...
06/07/2012
 A plumbing checkup should be among your top priorities when preparing your home for sale. Your buying prospects might flush toilets, turns on faucets and inspect the showerheads, while more seasoned “experts” will look under the cabinets for leaks and check for water spots around key areas. The ...
06/06/2012
  Those about to start house hunting should check their credit score before things get too serious. There is nothing quite as frightening in the mortgage process as learning that your credit report contains a late payment or other blemishes that can prevent you from buying a property.   The highe...
06/01/2012
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  Staging in Spring      Any home stager will tell you that “staging is staging” and the principals remain the same throughout the year—keep things clean, clutter free and colorful. But that doesn’t each season comes without its own brand of staging magic.   For spring, there are a number of thin...
04/20/2012
  We are very fortunate in Durham, NC to have the world-class DPAC that opened here in the Bull City November 30, 2008. Last year I wrote a blog which stated that in 2010 DPAC reached the top-10 list (number 9) of most attended performance venues in the United States. I wrote that with the sched...
01/31/2012
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