19 Jul 2018

11 restaurant patios you’ll want to enjoy this summer in Raleigh-Durham

Restaurant Patios in Raleigh-Durham
Regardless of what you’re craving — seafood, tapas, burgers or barbecue — you can likely find an excellent version at a nearby restaurant in Raleigh-Durham. Our area boasts a rapidly growing culinary scene, with new and exciting eateries popping up every month! Since we are lucky to have such a lengthy patio season in North Carolina, we try to seek out great restaurants with outdoor seating areas whenever we can. After all, what’s better than enjoying an excellent meal and soaking in the sunshine at the same time? Next time you’re looking to enjoy a meal al fresco, make sure to check out one of these incredible local patios. Featuring lush greenery, great views and sun-splashed settings, they should all...
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13 Jul 2018

4 ways to be a competitive buyer in a sellers’ market

Feel like looking for a home these days is akin to gearing up for battle? You’ll need thick skin and a game plan to conquer today’s real estate market. Quell the competition and declare victory over your next offer submission when you arm yourself with these four tips.   1. Get pre-approved Getting pre-approved is quite possibly the most important step you can take in the beginning of the home buying process. You should do this before you ever step foot in a Realtor’s office and before you even browse for properties online. Unlike a pre-qualification, which is traditionally an automated review of your credit report, credit score and stated application information, a pre-approval scrutinizes every aspect of your creditworthiness. A pre-approval determines exactly how much...
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10 Jul 2018

5 home inspiration projects we love from local interior designers

In our humble opinion, we live in one of the most gorgeous regions in the country. The Carolinas are filled with lush forests, breathtaking mountains, winding rivers and a marvelous coastline, so it’s only fitting that our homes have the same level of wow factor! Luckily, there is an abundance of incredibly talented interior designers in our region who are more than equipped to help make your design goals a reality. Whether you’re looking for a simple seasonal refresh, a kitchen remodel or a complete renovation, these talented local designers are here to help. We gathered up a healthy dose of home inspiration to help you get started, featuring five awe-inspiring interior design projects we love. Of course, your home is...
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