Why Do I See Raleigh School Buses?

School is out! School is in! If you are new to Wake County or don’t have kids in the school system, it may seem strange that there are yellow buses running throughout the summer. All the local high schools are on “traditional” schedules where the kids and teachers have the summers off. However, the elementary and middle schools have […]


What You Need to Know about Appraisals

The value of a home is determine by an appraisal, or is it? Federal government guidelines and restrictions have made appraisals less reliable than in years past. Here are ten things you need to know about appraisals. Fact #1: The Lender, Not the Home Buyer, Is the Client Every buyer believes that since they pay for the […]


Our Favorite North Raleigh Parks

The Best North Raleigh Parks (Part 1) Our team loves taking advantage of Raleigh’s parks. So many of them are connected to great neighborhood with a variety of amenities and services. Here are some of the team’s favorite North Raleigh parks, along with some nearby neighborhoods. We had so many that we’ll make another post highlighting more soon. What […]


Triangle Area 4th of July Festivities

Independence Day is coming up, and there are so many festivities planned in the Triangle area. If you’re looking to watch the fireworks or enjoy a patriotic parade, then here are the events happening in the Raleigh-Durham area the weekend of July 4th. 4th of July Fireworks and Festivities in Raleigh Find live music, food, […]


Raleigh Typhoon Scavenger Hunt

Raleigh Typhoon Returns! On June 27th, the great urban adventure and scavenger hunt based in Raleigh begins again! This adventure race (similar to the reality show The Amazing Race) is open to teams both competitive & relaxed. All money raised stays local, benefiting Activate Good housed here in Raleigh. To learn more about this great organization, […]


Raleigh’s “Secret” Housing Market

The Property Listings Triangle Area Home Buyers Do Not Know Exist Many home buyers believe that they can find anything on the Internet, and that if it’s on the ‘net, it must be true. But about 40% of homes — nearly half —sold in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill) area never appear online. And besides, […]