raleigh: So, Craigslist kills HTML to stem abuse? Time for the beloved QR Code! - 12/08/13 06:24 AM
Yep.  If Craigslist will not allow links, it is QR Code time.
Here's my CL ad for a sweet little rancher in Northclift, 5807 Windham Drive, Raleigh NC 27609
The QR Code takes you to my photo tour and other details.
It is unfortunate that there has been so much abuse of the Craigslist TOS by the ethical and self-regulated Real Estate community, abuse which helped motivate Craigslist to rein in HTML useage.  But, that is where we find ourselves.
I don't think for a moment that consumers will copy and paste links nearly as often as they will click on them.  … (14 comments)

raleigh: Terrington, Cary NC - 04/24/12 08:00 AM
Terrington is a new neighborhood of luxury single family homes in a quiet and secluded location off Campbell Road between Raleigh and Cary, with homes by Lennar Homebuilders.
Close proximity to Crossroads Shopping and easy access to downtown Raleigh and NC State University serve the neighborhood well.

See currently available Homes For Sale in Terrington.

Terrington is a small luxury home neighborhood, and opportunities to build still exist. Terrington homes start at about 3500 square feet and go to well over 4000 square feet, with modern open 4 and 5 bedroom floor plans in two story designs … (0 comments)

raleigh: Cary, NC Real Estate, Bishop's Gate: Wonderful move-up community - 03/23/12 10:58 PM
View current Active Listings in Bishop's Gate.
Bishop's Gate is a nearly complete new neighborhood off Southwest Cary Parkway in Cary, NC.  Bishop's Gate is located between Giverny and Olde Salem. Access to the neighborhood is via West High Street from the Cary Parkway.
Raleigh and North Carolina State University are a 25 minute commute.  The Research Triangle Park, "RTP," is about the same.  Both commutes can vary during heavy drive-time traffic.
The neighborhood was developed in 2003 by Centex Homes.  Approximately 175 modern Euro-inspired manor homes comprise Bishop's Gate, with home sizes ranging from 3300 to 5000 square feet. 
Typical amenities … (1 comments)

raleigh: Pollen in Cary, NC? Oh, yeah. We got that.... - 03/22/12 12:01 PM

We get a little pollen in the air in Cary in the spring.
This photo is from a tour I took this week, and the hazy air is full of pine and oak tree pollen.
Today I was in North Raleigh, and it seemed like near-blizzard conditions, with yellow/green pollen blowing through the neighborhood I was in.
This isn't pretty stuff, but I have also dealt with inches of snow this time of year.
I will take the pollen, thank you very much! … (5 comments)

raleigh: It's Ba-a-a-a-ack! Wallpaper! - 01/16/12 07:19 AM
I saw it in Saturday's Raleigh News and Observer, a reprint of an article from the Washington Times.Wallpaper is staging a comeback!!!Read all about it in the News and Observer!
I had heard wallpaper rumblings and rumors.  A year or so ago, HGTV Househunters featured a fellow who wanted a condo where he could unleash his burgeoning wallpapering talents.And, it seems that anytime something falls as far from grace as wallpaper assuredly has, it rebounds into the spotlight again just to keep us on our toes.
I worked hard many years ago to develop wallpaper hanging skills.  To cut and match … (6 comments)

raleigh: Rembrandt in America? Sure! Raleigh and Cary, too! - 01/03/12 11:29 PM
Since the end of October, the North Carolina Museum of Art has been honored to host Rembrandt in America, the largest collection of Rembrandt paintings to ever have been exhibited in America. The collection is on display for a few more weeks, until January 22, so you should be scheduling your visit soon. I haven't even visited the new NC Museum of Art since construction was completed, so I am overdue to find a reason to go.
Rembrandt in America may be the perfect reason to get out and go.
Interestingly, I have been collecting Rembrandts in Cary and Raleigh for some time.   Houses, … (4 comments)

raleigh: Cary NC: Meetups are a great way to meet people and make friends! - 05/31/11 04:09 PM
Raleigh and Cary Meet Up Groups How to find someone who shares your interests?  Or several people who share your interests?  To visit with, teach and learn from? No Problem!
Raleigh and Cary have an active Meetup scene.  You can find someone who has interest in just about anything.
Photography?  No Problem, as there are multiple photography-oriented Meetup Groups.
WordPress?  Sure, there are a couple of groups.
Search Engine Optimization?  Oh, yes, and I just got in from one this evening, the SEO, What You Need to Know group.  It was well-attended, with about 25 people of various backgrounds.  (I think … (2 comments)

raleigh: Cary NC: Carriage Woods affordable neighborhood in a great location - 05/09/11 01:59 AM
Carriage Woods, Cary NC  
Carriage Woods in Cary NC is a small affordable neighborhood off Chapel Hill Road.  The furthest eastern Cary neighborhood on Chapel Hill Road, it is actually served by the Raleigh Post Office, which can be confusing to new residents. Carriage Woods residents live in the Town of Cary, pay property taxes to Cary, and are regulated by Town of Cary government and statutes.   They just also happen to live in the Raleigh, NC, 27607 Zip Code area.
Homes for sale in Carriage Woods.
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Carriage Woods was developed and built out between 1998 … (8 comments)

raleigh: Does a photo ever cry out, "STEAL ME?" - 05/02/11 03:32 PM
Is this a great photo?  So great it is worth swiping?  What makes it so attractive?
What makes a photo so enticing that folks just cannot help but swipe it? Does it have to be great quality, capture a breath-taking view, or freezing a moment in time that must never be forgotten? Must the color, the light, the composition of the photo be so singularly arresting, that it is irresistible to have it for oneself, even while knowing it is the wrong thing to do?
Or is it just because for a few years it has come up 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at the top of any … (26 comments)

raleigh: Apex, NC: Losing Borders Books is a Sad Development - 04/04/11 03:00 PM
Good-Bye to Borders Books   I remember the first time my wife, the obsessive reader, saw a huge bookstore.  "Kid in a candy store" comes to mind.  Wide-eyed, slack jawed Joy!
There is nothing like a good bookstore.  Nothing smells better.  Intrigue and Information abound at arms' reach at every step.  Thousands and thousands of books for the buying, or for just taking the cheapskate perusal.
And losing a bookstore is a sad event.  I was in Beaver Creek this evening, and popped into Borders to check out the Store Closing sale.
The deals on a couple of books were OK, … (10 comments)

raleigh: Projection of 46,200 New Jobs to be Created in North Carolina in 2011! - 03/16/11 03:44 PM

From the Triangle Business Journal:
University of North Carolina, Charlotte, economics professor John Connaughton projects that North Carolina's economy will gain 46,200 jobs in 2011, an increase of 1.2% over the level in December, 2010.
On one hand, adding a total of 46,200 jobs in a state with a population of nearly 10 million doesn't sound like much, but on the other hand, it is a positive number, not a negative statistic. I hope he is being conservative, because an ongoing "jobless recovery" is inflicting a lot of pain on folks who need paychecks.
Additionally, we have to hope that the … (4 comments)

raleigh: Kevin Martini, Top 50 Mortgage Originator Joins Suntrust Mortgage - 03/13/11 03:14 PM

Kevin Martini, one of the Top 50 Mortgage Originators in the nation, announced this week that he was joining Suntrust Mortgage as a mortgage originator.
Martini is well-recognized and respected among real estate agents in the Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina, region as the "go-to guy" originator when consumers have complex financial histories and profiles. He is a consummate service professional who thoroughly enjoys thinking laterally, outside the proverbial "box," and relishes rolling up his sleeves and diving into tangled financial profiles. Finding clarity and Buyer opportunity, and often producing successful outcomes that ordinary mortgage industry folks cannot envision, … (4 comments)

raleigh: Spring Forward? "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? - 03/12/11 01:44 PM
Does Anybody Really Care... About Time?"
Thank you Chicago Transit Authority for raising that pithy question in 1970.
It was only a few years earlier, in 1966, that Daylight Savings Time became a permanent fixture in the time-keeping paradigm in the United States.And only in 1883 did time become standardized, and Time Zones created.Coincidental to the CTA classic rock hit, it was the railroads who made that happen. Superior Time Management, I would say.

Prior to 1883, every village and hamlet and city had their own time of day. It may have been Noon in Raleigh, NC, and … (20 comments)

raleigh: The Numbers are In: U.S. Census says Raleigh, NC, Gained 46.3% Population in the last decade. - 03/02/11 03:11 PM
The U.S. Census folks have spoken: Raleigh, NC, ended the last decade with approximately 403,000 residents. That is an increase of 46.3% from the figures at the beginning of the 21st century.
Wake County also gained 43.5% in population to exceed 900,000 residents, as of April 1, 2010. That puts us very close to being the largest county in the State of North Carolina, as Mecklenburg County's population was totaled at 919,000. Predictions are that Raleigh and Wake County will surpass Mecklenburg County, becoming the most populous county in North Carolina, within a year or two.
Any way you look … (10 comments)

raleigh: Luxury Condo Search in the Triangle. $300,000 is one Starting Point. - 02/06/11 03:54 PM
Searching for a luxury condo in the Raleigh Area?  We have them!  Mostly you will find fine condominiums in downtown Raleigh, where high-rise units have sprouted over the last few years due to the resurgence of Downtown.Chapel Hill also has luxury condo offerings.
We are focusing on what your dollar buys when you are investing $300,000 or more.  In the sleekest and most modern Raleigh high-rise buildings, some condos offer one bedroom and a bath and a half.  And fabulous city views, and proximity to North Carolina state offices, NC State University, and entertainment in Glenwood South.
And some units … (4 comments)

raleigh: Raleigh Scores a Hat Trick with the 2011 National Hockey League All Star Game! - 02/01/11 12:27 AM
Raleigh and the Carolina Hurricanes hosted the 2011 NHL All Star Game at the RBC Center.  The entire weekend series of events came off without a hitch and Raleigh, scored a hat trick in international public relations.
The Raleigh News and Observer was delighted to report the great positive response from visitors:"Broadcasters, players and fans hadn't even left Wake County before they began piling praise on the community's hospitality, with kind words for everything from the Fan Fair in the Raleigh Convention Center to the atmosphere on downtown streets and the boisterous crowds inside and out of the arena."Read more: … (7 comments)

raleigh: Sophisticated and Genteel, Suave and Debonaire: The Raleigh Krispy Kreme Challenge, February 5, 2011 - 01/31/11 02:05 PM
The Krispy Kreme Challenge is my Favorite Charity Event I have Never Attended.
And I'm not going this year either.  But I sure get a laugh out of the event.  Here's the deal:
7500 registered runners will meet at the NC State University Bell Tower on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, NC. 

"There and Back Again"
They will run two miles to the flagship Krispy Kreme Donut store at the corner of Peace Street and Blount Street.They will consume a dozen donuts, @ 2400+ calories and 144 grams of fat/dozen.(And that calcs to 90,000 donuts, 18,000,000 calories, and 1,080,000 fat grams.)They will … (6 comments)

raleigh: Making the Most of an IDX Home Search in the Triangle Area - 01/30/11 08:20 AM
Internet Data Exchange, known as "IDX," gives you access on my website to any of over 18,000 listings in a 17 county area of North Carolina, whether it the listing is mine or that of another Realtor.  I can help you with any of the properties you find in the Raleigh Cary area.

I call my IDX Search page "No Hassle Property Search."  Some points on how to enjoy using it and how to have the most productive search experience:
1.  You never need to register to search, with no limits on searching.  Use it.  "Drive it like you stole it." 
2.  "No Hassle" … (3 comments)

raleigh: Gated Communities in Wake County, NC - 12/31/10 02:58 PM
Gated Communities in Wake County, NC?  Sure we have a variety of gated communities.  Gated communities vary from entry-level affordable condominiums to HUD-approved 55+ Adult Communities, to luxurious estate subdivisions.
Many folks like the security of having a gate to prevent entry to the neighborhood by people without approval to visit. 
Interestingly, Cary, NC, does not allow gated communities.  This measure was imposed to permit easy access for emergency crew vehicles, particularly ambulances and firetrucks.  A few years ago, a subdivision was annexed into the Town of Cary and their gates were removed as part of the process.
Ergo, most gated communities … (0 comments)

raleigh: Triangle Real Estate Investment Opportunities: Searching for Multi-Family Residential Listings - 12/31/10 02:27 AM
Triangle real estate investment opportunities abound.  Whether you seek a small multi-family property as a home, hoping that your tenants will pay your mortgage, or you want to buy a small apartment complex, there are numerous listings for review and consideration.
I am located in Cary, NC, but within easy reach as an investor of Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and can pull up listings in all those areas for investment-oriented buyers.
So, I set up a search of all listings in Wake, Durham, and Orange County.  The search can be bookmarked to check for automatic updates when agents add multi-family listings.
Click … (0 comments)

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