4 Signs That It’s Time to Renovate Your Kitchen

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Renovating your kitchen can be one of the biggest and most disruptive projects to tackle in your home. Not only can it be a large financial investment but the construction can leave you with unusable appliances for weeks and uncontrollable chaos. But given that your kitchen is the heart of your home, the renovation can be a game changer for …

A Brief History of the Watts-Hillandale Neighborhood

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Image Credit to OpenDurham.org The origin of the Watts-Hillandale neighborhood is one that can be traced as far back as the early 1900’s.  In the post-Civil War era, the city of Durham was expanding thanks to a large endowment from industrialist, George W. Watts. His donation of 27 acres of wooded land was used to build the Watts Hospital at …

3 Things to Know to Downsize Your Home the Right Way

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It’s a common misconception that downsizing your home means you’re taking a step back. But upon closer look, you’ll realize a few upsides: saving money and having less clutter in your life.  So, if you’re considering downsizing your home or are already in the process, we’ve got three things you need to know. 1. Assess your actual needs. Thinking long-term …

A Brief History of Wakefield, North Carolina

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Photo courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina Like most land in North Carolina, its first settlers were Native Americans. With much of the terrain in the foothills of the Tarheel State being prime farming land with minimal hills and ample natural resources, tribes quickly claimed their territory- the Tuscarora Indians claimed Wakefield as theirs. They inhabited the land …

3 Reasons Why Durham is a Top Destination for Seniors

3 Reasons Why Durham is a Top Destination for Seniors

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Deciding where to retire is a major life decision, and soon-to-be retirees definitely have a lot to think about when it comes to choosing the right location. Housing affordability, access to quality hospitals, and the overall desirability of a location should all be taken into account. U.S. News ranked Durham among the top 15 best places to retire in the U.S. …