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 …

The History Behind the Development and Community of Modern Day Wakefield

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Wakefield’s rich history is filled with colonization, war, and tales of generations of families making the small southern town their home. But it might be best known for its vast real estate and the people who owned it.  Most iconic and well known, the Wakefield Farm House was owned by David Gill III. His grandfather David Gill, purchased the property …

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 …

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How to Sell Your Home (While Buying a New Home)

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Selling your current home while buying a new home is a bit of a balancing act. From coordinating schedules to ensuring you have an agent you can trust, you can’t control everything, but you can prepare. Planning ahead to ensure your closings are as smooth and seamless as possible is always in your best interest. So, consider the following information …