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Should You Buy a Home in 2023?

Should you buy a home in 2023

If you’re considering a move and have been paying attention to market conditions, mortgage rates, and what many Realtors are saying, you’ve probably heard the phrase “changing market.” While there’s no doubt market conditions have changed due to higher interest rates, economic conditions, and various other factors, 2023 still looks to be a good time to buy, if you’re truly ready. 

Homes Are Still Appreciating 

It’s true! Believe it or not, home prices are still on the rise all throughout the Triangle Area, just not at the pace we were seeing over the last 12-18 months. And that’s a GREAT thing for...

Best Date Night Restaurants in Burlington, NC

Best Date Night Restaurants Burlington NC

If you live in Burlington and are looking for some great date night dinner options close to home, the Burlington dining scene has some surprisingly good spots that won't disappoint. From something simple like cheese boards and charcuterie to some of the best seafood and pasta you'll find anywhere, these date night restaurants in Burlington offer a little something for every occasion. 

Cork & Cow

3152 Walden Ln, Burlington, NC 27215 | Website

The uniquely named Cork & Cow is a fun place for a couple to grab drinks and...

The Best Schools in Burlington, NC

Best Burlington NC Schools

Part of what makes Burlington such an attractive destination to Triangle area home buyers are the public and private schools in town. The public schools here are part of the Alamance-Burlington School System, and not surprisingly, you’ll also find a number of high-performing private schools in the Burlington area as well. Below is a closer look at just some of the best schools you'll find throughout the Burlington, North Carolina area.

Edwin M Holt Elementary

4751 NC-62, Burlington, NC 27215 | Website

For younger kids, Edwin M Holt Elementary gets high marks....

Best Places to Work in Burlington, NC

Best Companies in Burlington NC

Located in between Greensboro and Durham, Burlington has the advantage of being close to some of the nation’s most prestigious universities and a highly educated workforce. It’s no wonder that Burlington itself boasts some top companies and employers. 

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings

430 S Spring St, Burlington, NC 27215 | Careers...

Fun Things To Do In Burlington NC [Updated 2022]

Things To Do In Burlington NC

If you’re looking for something fun to do in Burlington, NC, you certainly don’t have to look far. From an old railroad station to a carousel, area lakes to baseball, there’s plenty to see, do and explore in Burlington. 

Paramount Theater

128 E Front St, Burlington, NC 27215 | Website

With nearly 100 years of history, the Paramount has been restored to its old glory, and now is used for events, concerts, musicals and...

Home Prep Tips When Selling Your Home

Home Selling Tips That Work

If you’re considering selling your home in the near future, it’s probably time to start prepping your home for sale. There are several things you can do now that may help attract buyers, and potentially boost the sale price when it’s time to put your home on the market. 


The first thing you’ll want to do is start decluttering your home. You don’t want potential buyers to be so overwhelmed with what’s in your home that they’re not able to envision themselves living there. Go through each room of the house, plus the closets, and start sorting what you plan to keep and what you no longer want. Throw away or donate what you...

Chapel Hill's Best Neighborhoods With Craftsman Homes & Bungalows

Chapel Hill Neighborhoods With Bungalows

Looking for a charming Craftsman style home or bungalow in Chapel Hill? We know just where you should start your search...

Briar Chapel

Briar Chapel located only 10 miles from downtown Chapel Hill is a community packed with amenities and a variety of housing options. With a close proximity to the Triangle area, residents of Briar Chapel enjoy access to top rated...

Should You Use a Local Lender When Buying a Home?

Should you use a local lender when buying a home

If you need a mortgage for a new home, you’re probably looking for a lender. While it’s good to shop around, there are several benefits when it comes to choosing a local lender.


A local lender will have some familiarity with the local area. Estimated closing costs can vary between states and jurisdictions, so you’ll likely get a more accurate estimate from a local lender familiar with your area. This local knowledge also means you could get additional help in navigating federal and state programs specific to the area. 

Local Preferences

Many sellers and...

Triangle Area’s Top Historic Districts to Consider When Buying a Home

Historic Districts in Triangle Area North Carolina

If you're looking for an older home in the Research Triangle Area with plenty of charm and character, take a closer look at several of the region's most desirable historic districts found below...

Chapel Hill Historic District

With buildings and homes constructed from the late 1700s to the early 20th century, the Chapel Hill Historic District is rich with architectural history. The area covers Downtown Chapel Hill, a majority of the UNC campus and some residential areas just off campus. Real estate in the district is generally on the...

The Best Farmers Markets in The Triangle Area

Best Farmers Markets in Triangle Area NC

One of the best ways to support the local community and save money on groceries is to shop at your local farmers market. Fruits and vegtables are of course the foundation of any good farmers market, but you might get lucky and also find cool vendors selling everything from fiery hot salsa to gluten-free bread to apple pies and other delicious treats. So if you're looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon while also supporting local, here's a look at just are some of the best farmers markets in the Triangle Area.

The State Farmers Market

1201 Agriculture St, Raleigh, NC 27603 | Website

The State...

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