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How Hard is it to Find Land in the Raleigh Area? - 11/25/08 03:35 PM
Buying Land in Raleigh NC Finding Land in the Raleigh Area - Best Places to Get a Bargain Raleigh Custom Home Building Questions "How hard is it to find land in the Raleigh area? I'd really like to purchase a lot to build a home on for under $50,000, but I'm not sure what my options are." We get asked this question more often than you might think! Best Place to Live - With Plenty of Options Even though the Raleigh, NC area has been seeing steady growth for the past two decades, it's still possible to find land within driving distance, no (2 comments)
It's Time for the Christmas Parade! Parades Throughout Raleigh NC Area - 11/25/08 01:07 PM
Raleigh Fun Things to Do Christmas Parades - Get in the Holiday Spirit! Christmas parade lovers come one, come all! For those of you eagerly awaiting the start of the holiday season, here is a schedule of the upcoming Christmas parades. Grab your coat, hot chocolate and some friends and head out for a few hours of holiday cheer! 51st Annual Apex Christmas Parade The 51st annual Apex Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Apex Jaycees, will be held on December 6th at 5:00pm. The parade will begin on Salem Street and will feature local school bands, local merchant floats, scout troops, antique (8 comments)
Why Does the Same House Cost More if Someone Else Builds It? - 11/25/08 11:30 AM
Building on Your Lot in the Raleigh NC Area It's The Same House - So Why Does the Price Vary So Much? Raleigh Custom Home Top Building Questions "I've gotten bids from a couple of different builders for my new home that I'm planning to build in Chatham County. However, the quotes I've gotten back vary quite a bit. Why is there such a big variance when each builder is working with the same floor plan?" This is a very good question - and one that will probably come up with anyone looking to build a new home. Basic Standards are (2 comments)
New Technology Saves 50-70% on Heating and Cooling Bills - 11/25/08 10:38 AM
EnergyWise Homes - Save 50% to 70% on Heating and Cooling! Would you like a guarantee that your heating and cooling bills won't exceed a set amount? How about a guarantee that you'll save 50% to 70% on heating and cooling, versus a conventional home? That's what a home built with EnergyWise building technology will do for you. Not only will your bills be lower every month, but your new Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill NC home will feature: - Consistent humidity levels that eliminate mold and dust mites - Healthy indoor air with less pollen and dust - Relief from excess outdoor (0 comments)
60 Years of Memories Started with A War Injury - 11/21/08 01:44 PM
Veterans History Project Remembering the Events That Changed the World "I don't have much to talk about. All I did was forecast the weather," said Frederick Adams of Cary, NC when asked if he wanted to talk about his time in the military. But as he began to talk about his experience, it quickly became evident that what he had done was far more important than let people know whether or not they should carry an umbrella. The weather Adams was forecasting was for the atomic bomb testing. Those two years - 1946 to 1948 - that he'd been stationed at (4 comments)
Green Building - Resource Efficiency - Building a Green Home in the Raleigh NC Area - 11/20/08 04:21 PM
Green Builders Raleigh NC Green Building Certification - Resource Efficiency Why Should I Buy a Green Home? There are many different reasons to purchase a green home. - Lower energy bills - Less carbon footprint - Healthier indoor air - Reduced warranty claims - Improved durability and less maintanence - Better resale A Certified Green Home is "graded" across 7 categories, to ensure standards are met and environmental impact is limited. Today we'll talk about Section 2. Section 2 - Resource Efficiency Green design principles for resource efficiency might include using fewer materials, using more durable materials, reducing waste, resusing materials, using recycled or (6 comments)
Have Kids? How To Stay Sane on Rainy Days - While Your Kids Are Bouncing Off the Walls! - 11/20/08 03:11 PM
Raleigh Relocation Package - Kids Activities Staying Sane on Rainy Days - Keep Those Kids Bouncing Off the Walls! The cold weather has moved in and that means it's harder for the kids to play outside to burn their extra energy after school and on the weekends. If you are looking for something to do to keep the kids entertained while staying warm and dry, here are some fun indoor play places that kids of all ages can enjoy. Jumpin' Beans 218 Nottingham Drive, Cary, NC 27511, 919-469-5997 With a location in Cary and Wake Forest, Jumpin' Beans offers inflatable play (4 comments)
Veterans Think They Don't Have Much to Say - But They're Wrong! - 11/19/08 02:29 PM
National Veterans History Archival Institute Helping Veterans Tell Their Story "It wasn't all that exciting." That's what a lot of veterans say when their families ask them to tell their stories. "I couldn't possibly talk for more than ten minutes." Time and again, the veterans insist there isn't much to tell. But it never takes ten minutes. It often goes on for hours. Because once veterans start talking, they remember so many interesting things. The people they met. The places they went. What they saw. What they thought. What they did. What it felt like. That's what the National Veterans History Archival Institute (NVHAI) (4 comments)
Green Building - Lot Design, Preparation, and Development - 11/04/08 06:55 AM
Green Builders Raleigh NC Green Building Certification - Lot Design, Preparation, and Development Why Should I Buy a Green Home? There are many different reasons to purchase a green home. - Lower energy bills - Less carbon footprint - Healthier indoor air - Reduced warranty claims - Improved durability and less maintanence - Better resale A Certified Green Home is "graded" across 7 categories, to ensure standards are met and environmental impact is limited. Today we'll talk about Section 1.
Section 1 - Lot Design, Preparation, and Development Resource-efficient site design and development practices help reduce environmental impacts. Green design principles (4 comments)
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