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What is A 1031 Exchange? A Detailed Explanation

What is a 1031 Exchange

If you’re thinking about selling or even buying real estate, you may have heard the term 1031 exchange come up before, but do you really understand what it is, and how to make it work best for you in terms of your real estate investment property? It’s fairly simple, if you understand the ins and outs of a 1031 exchange, and what it means come tax time.

How does a 1031 exchange work?

In simple terms, a 1031 exchange refers to Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, but it’s a common term that comes up a lot in conversations with investors, title companies and real estate agents. There are certain things you need to do and not do to make a 1031 exchange effective, plus you need to think...

Greensboro's Top Neighborhoods For Searching Historic Homes

Historic homes in Greensboro NC

While some home buyers seek out new construction homes and neighborhoods with all the latest and greates features, others are searching for a unique piece of history to call their next home. That’s often what makes historic homes so popular, even among many of today's buyers. So if you’re ultimately searching for the perfect historic home in the Greensboro area, you may want to consider taking your search to one of these top local neighborhoods:

College Hill

Found between Downtown Greensboro and the university, College Hill...

Townhouse Communities in Greensboro Home Buyers Should Consider

Greensboro NC Townhouse Communities

For many home buyers, a townhouse provides all the space you'll need, as well as the added benefit of having little to no maintenance. And in many cases, there's also the added benefit of being more affordable. So if you think a townhouse is the right choice for your individual living needs and preferences, Greensboro has some exceptional options and opportunities you'll want to consider. 

Harbor Crossing

Harbor Crossing is a new construction townhouse community located in Greensboro. Buyers can choose from some currently available floorplans or some buildable plans in the community. Options include either three- or four-bedrooms, with three different designs ranging anywhere...

The Best New Construction Communities in Greensboro, NC Right Now

New Construction Communities in Greensboro NC

A number of communities in the Triangle Area have considerable advantages for home buyers, but for large homes and even larger homesites, you’ll want to consider some of Greensboro’s newest residential communities. Along with plenty of space and the highest-quality construction, new construction homes in Greensboro can also still be purchased at a tremendous value compared to other neighboring towns, providing even more appeal and desirability. So if you're planning to be in the market for a new place to call home soon, here are some of the best new construction communities in Greensboro, North Carolina with homes and lots currently on the market right now. 


Best Holiday Season Events in the Triangle Area [2022 Updated]

Triangle Area Holiday Events

North Carolina’s Triangle Area traditionally gets a lot of attention for its universities and its high-tech businesses, but it’s the holiday season that’s top of mind for many right now. The season is going strong in The Triangle, with plenty of activities for those of all ages to enjoy. 

Magic of Lights

Raleigh, NC - More info

You don’t even have to get out of your own car to enjoy Magic of Lights in Raleigh. This is a drive-through holiday lights experience at Coastal Credit Union Music Park. You can buy tickets in advance on-line or at the gate. Special...

Durham Condo Buildings With The Best Amenities

Durham Condos With Best Amenities

If you’re searching for a new condo with top amenities in Durham, you don’t have to look far. Some of these buildings are packed with added extras, from secure parking to some condo buildings with swimming pools, dog parks, and more

The Novus

Located at 400 W Main, The Novus is a new high-rise condo building that’s coming to Downtown Durham in 2024. The glass building is expected to include a number of high-end amenities, including a gym and pickleball court, a swimming pool and hot tub, a golf simulator, and an outdoor theater....

Best Triangle Area Restaurants For Thanksgiving Carry-Out [2022 Updated]

Best Triangle Area Restaurants For Thanksgiving Carry Out

If you love the thought of gathering with family and friends for Thanksgiving but don’t want to cook the meal yourself, you’re in luck. The Triangle area has some great restaurants for Thanksgiving carry-out, whether you’re just picking something up for yourself, or you need to feed a crowd. 

Brio Italian Grille 

4325 Glenwood Ave STE 5000, Raleigh, NC 27612 - MORE INFO

You don’t have to stick with traditional turkey when you grab a meal to go at Brio Italian Grille in Raleigh. The restaurant specializes in serving up authentic,...

Triangle Area Gated Communities With The Best Amenities

Gated Communities in Raleigh Durham With Best Amenities

The Triangle area offers some beautiful homes close to what buyers want and need in the area. If you’re searching for a new community with top amenities, as well, you may want to consider some of these exceptional communities: 

Governors Club - Chapel Hill

The Governors Club in Chapel Hill is a private community that was built up around a 27-holes of golf and a country club. Noted as the only gated golf course community and private club in the Triangle, Governors Club is more than just its three golf...

Chapel Hill's Complete List of Fall Festivals & Events [2022 Edition]

Fall Festivals and Events in Chapel Hill, NC

While some annual events are postponed in Chapel Hill this fall due to the on-going pandemic, there’s still plenty going on in and around town to mark the season. From the farm to campus, get the calendar ready for some of these fun fall activities in Chapel Hill this year...

Carving Pumpkins With Goats 

  • When: September 28 - October 31, 2022
  • Where: Spring Haven Farm
  • Website

Complete with a setting full of autumn colors and “spooktactular” decorations, head on our to the Spring Haven Farm to carve pumpkins with goats this fall. All the tools you need will be provided, so all visitors need to do...

Best Halloween Events in the Triangle Area [2022 Updated]

Best Halloween Events Triangle NC

Halloween is almost here, and that means people all over the Triangle area are looking for fun events to kick off the spooky holiday. From family-friendly locations to those geared towards grownups, we’ve found some of the best Halloween events of the year

Pumpkin Patch Express - October 1-30 (select days) 

Durham, NC | More Info

Bring the entire family to the Pumpkin Patch Express at the Museum of Life + Science in Durham. The fun runs every weekend through the end of October. You do need to pre-register for...

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