"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively an to think critically . Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education". Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

5 Interesting Facts about Martin Luther King Jr.

This holiday, which occurs on the third Monday in January each year, was established to serve as a time for Americans to reflect on the principles of racial equality and nonviolent social change espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It took 15 years to create the federal Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Congressman John…

19 Steps to Buying a Home

Step 1 Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Buying a home involves a lot of steps and they can seem complicated, but really it’s just about the details. Important parts, like getting a home inspection are dead simple when…

Raleigh’s “Weak and Declining” Real Estate Market

Wake County Real Estate Market Update June 2014 Second to Fannie Mae, the nation’s largest purchaser of mortgage backed securities is where you will find Freddie Mac. Each month Freddie publishes a variety of insightful industry reports. One of those reports is called the Freddie Mac Multi-Indicator Market IndexSM (MiMiSM). In this report various data points are weighted…

12 Amazing North Carolina Beach Rentals

Living in Raleigh we are blessed to live only 130 miles or so from our favorite beaches. And we really love our beaches! Even if you don’t live in this area, but are planning on visiting some time soon, it may be worth checking out sites like Travelazzi, just you can get a better understandinf…

Veterans Memorial - Lake Benson - Garner - NC

Memorial Day

Since the end of the Vietnam war America has had an all-volunteer professional armed services. As a result, the conflicts that have been waged since have been done so by an overwhelming minority of the country, yet all freedom loving persons around the world have benefited from their sacrifice. Many, like me have never lost…

7 Facts about Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Facts Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”