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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.
Chapel Hill Tax Hike Estimated at Five CentsMayor Kevin Foy announced at a Town budget public hearing in late March that property owners should expect around a five cent per $100 valuation property tax increase. Foy reminded those in attendance that Chapel Hill has a high quality of life and that...
The Triangle Business Journal reports, Raleigh's Drucker & Falk and EYC Cos. want to expand a 45-acre retirement community they hope to build near Hillsborough's historic district to include a 230-unit, continuing-care campus, possibly with a Duke University Health System wellness center. The $10...
Spring is finally here!  If you are planning on having work done on your home or decided to remodel your existing home rather than move, here are some things to consider before hiring a contractor.1. Get at least three written estimates.2. Check references. If possible, view earlier jobs the cont...
A client in Raleigh mentioned how bad the mosquitos were last year in his neighborhood.  It was a problem they had never had before.  It was finally narrowed down to clogged up gutters.  Several stately older homes also had stately older widowed owners who weren't aware of the condition of their ...
Today the 2nd annual Chatham County Development Briefing was held at the Governor's Club.  Here are some of the key points mentioned by the *speakers:The population growth in the Triangle Region of NC has increased 57% in 15 years.We are part of Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion that spans from Raleig...
What one thing can you do to keep or increase the value of your home?  Maintain it!  It is not exciting, there are no cool TV programs about maintenance, there is usually nothing exciting to buy and no one will notice.  That is, until you quit maintaining your home.  Then everyone will notice inc...
The rain in the last week has been most welcomed, however the drought is still with us.  According to Bryce Anderson, a meteoroligist for the agricultural industry, we can expect another summer of drought conditions.His explanation for this prediction is the dominant Atlantic Ridge, a large loomi...
To help counter possible identity theft without the hassle of putting a freeze on your accounts.  Call one of the credit bureaus to request a 90 day fraud alert be placed on your file at all three agencies.  This notice will alert lender to take extra precautions before granting credit in your na...
Now for some GOOD news:For the first time, federal law allows you to take a tax deduction on PMI (private mortgage insurance) IF you secured your loan or refinanced  in 2007 and your adjusted gross income was less than $100,000. Only three more weeks (March 9th) until Daylight Savings Time.  Whop...
When the drought finally ends it will take about 4 months for our water table to fully recharge.  If you have a well, it would be the perfect time to have your well tested again.  Last year I mentioned this, but it bears repeating, when the water level drops during a drought, the protective  wate...

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