Archive for August, 2013

Events in Raleigh Over Labor Day Weekend

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Did you know Labor Day was first celebrated in 1882 in New York City? It’s the Friday before the Labor Day holiday here in Raleigh, NC.  If you are lucky, the company you work for celebrates this holiday and most people always have the first Monday in September off.  Even at 10 am this morning, […]

Where’s Your Ideal Home?

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

It’s Sunday morning and a beautiful day here in Raleigh, NC at 72 degrees, no humidity, and a fantastic breeze.   I had to take a moment and ignore the “to-do” lists running through my mind for later today, the list of homes to show a buyer today, the pile of baby laundry I need […]

Take a 2 Minute Break and Read the News

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

We work hard, play hard, clean the house, and have 100 other “get it done” tasks in our daily lives. Sometimes, it’s just nice to take a break from reality.  That is what Facebook is for my friends.  Admit it, you all look at a smart phone and skim around for a mindless 2 minute […]

Prepping Your House To Sell

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Last week I went to lunch with a great friend who is thinking about putting her home on the market in a few months, probably around November or December.  She had a few questions and mentally made a note on what she needs to do to prep the home to sell but these helpful tips […]

Renovation in Downtown Apex

Friday, August 16th, 2013

I don’t know about you, but I love a good fixer-upper home.  I’m not saying I would take on this challenge to renovate unless I had infinite hours of spare time, unlimited amounts of resources and money where I could put any feature I want in the house, and a General Contractor connected to my […]

Raleigh Real Estate for August

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

There are so many articles in the news about the US housing market – is it up, down, sluggish?  How well it is doing certainly depends on the region.  In Raleigh alone, numbers are increasing each month and it’s projected to continue on that path. Overall in the US, home prices have gone up about […]

Raleigh, NC Receives Top Accolades!

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

I have to say-Raleigh, NC is on the up-and-up!  In the past TWO months, check out some of the fantastic accolades that have been given to Raleigh: #5 Among America’s 10 Most Hospitable Cities (Raleigh) – BuzzFeed, July 2013 #9 Among The 10 Best Cities to Raise a Family in America (Raleigh) – Movoto, July […]