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RECENT BLOG POSTS
  After blogging about green energy savings tips, it's time to blog about a major green event - St. Patrick's Day. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. In celebration of his day, local festivities include the 27th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, a 5k run and traditional Irish music and ...
03/12/2009
  Are you finding it hard to get new tenants in the current economy? Well, you are not alone. While some parts of the U.S. are experiencing a solid rental occupancy rate, most parts have experienced a drop in rentals.   There are a few contributing factors to the declining rental rate. Single ren...
03/07/2009
  I'll continue our list of green tips to save energy in your home. If you missed last week's tips, please look at my post from 2/24/09. With the recent cold weather that hit the Triangle, we could all benefit from saving some money on our heating bills. With that in mind, you may want to read th...
03/07/2009
Are you debating buying a home? Now is a good time to buy. Interest rates are the lowest they've been in 37 years and the Raleigh housing market is healthier than most major cities. (See Friday, February 20, 2009 Blog)   Don't feel discouraged by the new mortgage guidelines for 2009. As in the pa...
02/27/2009
Looking to save some cash and help the environment? Join us for a series of blogs filled with quick and easy tips on how to green your home and save money. This week is part one.   1. Thermostats - During cold months, lower your thermostat if even by one degree (i.e. from 70 to 69) to save on hea...
02/23/2009
  Raleigh, NC, is listed as the 6th healthiest housing market in the U.S. for 2009 according to a recent article in Builder Magazine. This comes as no surprise. The Raleigh-Durham area consistently ranks in the top 10 best U.S. cities to live.   According to the article in Builder Magazine, they ...
02/20/2009
We'll continue our list of 10 easy tips to stage your Triangle-area home for a quick sale. Last week we discussed cleanliness, organization and furniture. Please consider the additional tips below.   UpdatingIf you have been debating updating any items in your home, now is the time to do it. Look...
02/16/2009
  Looking for an affordable way to spend Valentine's in 2009? Good news. There are plenty of affordable and free events on Valentine's Day in the Raleigh area.   Spend Valentine's at home. After all, the kitchen is known as the heart of the home. Cook a nice meal or order take out. Light some can...
02/12/2009
  We'll continue our list of 10 easy tips to stage your Triangle-area home for a quick sale. Last week we discussed the exterior of your home, clutter and personal items. Please consider the additional tips below.   CleanlinessThoroughly clean every room in your house. This includes vacuuming rug...
02/10/2009
  Lately there has been a lot of discussion about reverse mortgages. Basically, a reverse mortgage allows you to borrow money against your home equity. You can receive the cash all at once, monthly or as needed. In most cases, you don't have to pay the loan back until you die or sell your home. S...
02/09/2009
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