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Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill make up the Tar Heel State's Golden Triangle -- a land of "tees, trees, and PhDs." A population center of more than 1.4 million, the Triangle is home to three major universities and several smaller colleges. Chapel Hill is just three hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains and two hours from the North Carolina beaches, getting away for a weekend trip is easy. Temperate weather, quality of life, town or country property doesn't get better than this.
     Trying to avoid the long lines (and poorly designed parking lot) at the Carrboro post office or the PO near University Mall?  Go to the Franklin St. downtown post office.       Students are gone and the parking is usually easy to find.  There aren't any lines.  The postal workers are NICE.  ...
You know you're a grown up when a new roof is exciting!  Well, I am excited about my new metal roof.  Here is how it came about.. A few weeks ago I wrote about getting an energy audit done on my home.  One of the recommendations was additional insulation in the attic.  One of the auditors asked u...
 Holiday entertainment doesn't have to be expensive.  Here are some of the upcoming holiday events in Chatham County  Holiday Open Barn at Celebrity Dairy November 29, for the very special annual Thanksgiving event. Visit with the goats, pigs, llamas, guineas, chickens, and ducks. Details: 1pm - ...
This Friday through Sunday is a NC tax free holiday on certain energy efficient appliances from refrigerators to heat pumps.  There is also a 4 day rebate program scheduled for April to coincide with Earth Day.  For more information:
Last week my home was used to 'train the trainers' in the community college system on how to do energy audits.  Many homes were used during the training time so the trainees had the opportunity to do audits on several types of homes with different kinds of system and infrastructure.     Our home ...
This year the Orange County Briefing had a lot less drama.  Of course, the last 12 months have provided plenty of drama for most everyone in the room.  Most of the news was old news; sales are down but recovering, home prices have stayed stable, most sales are in the under $400k market, most of t...
Many times buyers describe what they are looking for in a home to a Realtor, but end up buying something totally different.  Why?   A  Realtor will ask you about what you need in a house; square footage, price , number of bedrooms, baths.  You may have more specific needs in mind, too;  a large k...
    Buying a condo for your child while they are in college can be a good investment.  In Chapel Hill the number of new condo communities has increased dramatically as older apartment buildings are converted to condos and as more upscale new condos are being built.    Recently I worked with a cou...
The home posted here on June 2nd, closed on June 30th with multiple offers.  What did my clients do to get their house to sell so quickly in a down market?  It started when they bought the house. Three years ago they identified what was important to them: A house within walking distance to town. ...
        Ok...nothing to do with real estate, but my pal Capt. Gary Dubiel down in Oriental sent this report.  If you are hoping to get some good coastal fishing in, this is the guy to go with!   Our sizzling summer fishing has kicked off on the Neuse and Western Pamlico Sound.  Specks, reds, and...

Mari Trosclair

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