Archives: December 2013

A Healthy Fireplace

Although we Triangle residents only have a few fleeting days a year that really call for a cozy fire, it’s still very important to make sure that your fireplace is in tip top shape to avoid problems. MSN has a great article on fireplace maintenance, click here for the full article; here are the basics: […]



Holiday Home-Easy Ideas

 If you’re in need of some last-minute holiday home decor inspiration, here are some of our favorites from Pinterest! As we always advise, simple is best if you have your home on the market over the holiday season. Greenery or a few bows are great ways to add a festive feel to your home. If […]


Christmas By Candlelight

          Give your holiday season a historic twist! Costumed guides will lead you through this festive Christmas By Candlelight tour at Duke Homestead. The historic home and farm, owned by tobacco baron Washington Duke and his family (ever heard of Duke University?), will be festooned with period decorations of Christmas in […]


State Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

Grab your hats and coats and bundle up to head to downtown Raleigh for the State Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Festival! The celebration begins with the lighting of luminaries and musical performances on the Capitol grounds, followed by the Governor and First Lady lighting the state Christmas Tree during the traditional ceremony on the […]


Renovations On The Rise

According to a recent study on 2013 home renovation trends conducted buy Houzz, almost 30% of the 100,000 participants reported that they are planning a bathroom remodel or addition in the next two years. A whopping 23% are planning a kitchen renovation or addition. Bathroom and kitchen updates, if done well, are excellent ways to […]


Homes Selling More Quickly

Online real estate website Zillow reports that homes on its site sold 25.9 percent more quickly in September than they did a year ago. Homes monitored on the site spent a median of 86 days on the market on Zillow in September, representing a 30 day drop from the September 2012 sales rate. “The declining inventory […]


Cookie Monsters Rejoice!

Cookie Monsters delight: a new business near campus will cover your cookie cravings! Insomnia Cookies, a late-night cookie delivery company has opened on Franklin Street! The concept was created in 2003 by a U Penn college student who loved late-night snacks and saw a hole in the food delivery market. The menu options include a […]


North Hills Tree Lighting

  Jump start your holiday spirit at the annual tree lighting at North Hills! The stores will be decked and there a are variety of family-friendly activities and entertainment leading up to the tree lighting ceremony at 6 PM. Come early for the Holiday Sip & Shop starting at noon; spend $100 or more and […]


This Weekend: The Carrboro Film Festival

Calling all cinema buffs: a record-breaking 73 films will be screened this weekend at the Carrboro Film Festival. The festival received triple the amount entries this year, and expanded to two days to accomodate the growing participation. The films are from North Carolina and beyond, with this year being the first time international and feature-length […]