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By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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For many years, water heaters have not changed. You had a round cylinder in your closet, attic, crawlspace or garage. It was either powered by electricity or gas and the burners kept the water in the tank hot for washing dishes or taking a shower. Tankless Water Heater.  The newest technology in...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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  I am amazed at how often Peeps are mentioned as people get ready for the Easter holiday. Mass Production:  Peeps were a product of the Rodda Candy Company.  In 1953 Just Born candy company purchased the Rodda Candy Company.  Peeps turn 60 years old this year! Bob Born of Just Born loved the way...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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Many people are receiving notices of increasing insurance premiums for their homeowners and auto insurance. You can get quality insurance at a reasonable rate if you know how to shop for insurance. Not all companies are offering the same options so it is important to shop around to get the best c...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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Whether you just bought a house or are getting ready to re-arrange a room, touch-up painting is inevitable. Even if you just had your house painted, small marks can show up from additional work that was done or re-positioning your furniture back into the rooms. All of us have gone into a home whe...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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  Photo courtesy of Cohesion Environmental Services. Used with permission. Older homes in NC were originally heated with oil heat which required the homeowner to have a tank, often called “ust” or underground storage tanks. Since the tanks were large and held several hundred gallons of oil, they ...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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I saw this great article in Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and thought it had some great points that I would like to elaborate on. Today’s Homebuyer is looking for certain characteristics in their Real Estate Professional.  All of the points below are what I am seeing as I work with buyers....
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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As the economy improves, real estate is buzzing in the Triangle area. Builders are continuing to apply for new permits and I have seen a lot more contractors on site in neighborhoods throughout Raleigh, Durham and Cary. New Construction Home Types:  The types of homes being built include townhome...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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As you know, our Veterans are some of the bravest and most sacrificial Americans we know.  I found this great site, TheMilitaryWallet.com, which links to the MANY Veterans Day Meals, Deals and Discounts honoring our Veterans this year. Restaurants Some great restaurants are participating: Applebe...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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Elections 2012 Polling Places, Board of Elections: Wake, Durham, Chatham, Orange, Franklin and Johnston County   As you know, we have a national election soon.  I wanted to make sure everyone had the direct information for local polling places, board of elections and more. Chatham County A list o...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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Everyone likes sitting next to a roaring fire in the wintertime, hearing the crackling of the logs and smelling the wood. So whether it's a natural gas fireplace, fireplace with gas that is ventless, or a corner electric fireplace, they all encourage the same type of feelings. The fireplace m...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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I have been asked by many clients about the annual North Carolina Property Tax Bills. The state of North Carolina issues property tax bills on an annual basis.  Often the bills are mailed out to Taxpayers at the end of July or August each year. Here is some information by county: Durham County:  ...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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There are many festivities scheduled for the weekend of the 4th of July. Here is a list of activities listed by town and city. Several celebrations include “old fashioned” festivities for families such as face painting, potato sack races, and plenty of live music. The Triangle area is well-known ...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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Durham North Carolina offers some nice family attractions for 4th of July in Durham NC this year. DURHAM- Festival on the Eno – West Point on the Eno, Durham City Park – N. Roxboro St. 3 day festival, Wednesday July 4, Saturday July 7, and Sunday July 8. 10:00am – 6:00pm daily. Booths, activitie...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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The Triangle real estate market has been picking up during first quarter of 2012. One clear indication is the number of properties for sale that have received multiple offers. That means the sellers have 2 or more offers simultaneously to consider and negotiate. Buyers need to understand the thin...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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  How do you define “easement”?  An easement is the legal right of a person or company to have access of another’s real estate land for a specified purpose.   Easements can be found on the survey, the deed, or a recorded easement agreement found at the county register of deeds office.Types of eas...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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There is definitely a buzz around Raleigh.   You can feel it in all aspects of the real estate market these days. I just saw a great post from DownTown Raleigh Alliance about some additional awards the Raleigh Area has recently won: #2 Smartest City in North Carolina – American City Business Jour...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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The real estate news for the Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill area keeps improving.  Inman News, a top real estate technology blog, noted Raleigh as the #1 Real Estate Market to Watch in 2012. Inman noted the end of the year home value appreciation as a top value with the median sales price jumping 7.3...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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I saw this article this morning from Forbes Magazine and was encouraged by additional recognition of the amazing assets that Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area offer people of all ages, in this article, specifically Young Adults. I have personally seen an increase in activity from Young Adults ...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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As the end of the 2011 real estate market year approached, I noticed an increase in activity.  I found this great article by SMA Publications that confirmed what I was seeing in the marketplace:  House Appreciation and Sales are on the rise for Orange, Durham and Wake Counties!   I was most impre...
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
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Planning to go back to graduate school is big step to further your career. For people who have been working and currently own a home, townhome or condo, the possibility of moving needs to be considered before you go back to school.Top Reasons The top 2 reasons graduate school students consider se...

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