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Raleigh Area Fourth of July Festivities 2012

This Fourth of July Independence Day don’t just wave your American Flag and eat a Hot Dog! (although these are not bad ways to enjoy the holiday!)

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Image Courtesy IWP Photography

As you enjoy this most patriotic of American holidays please make sure to take a moment to thank a current or former member of the armed services or if they are deployed, thank their spouse!

Also – remember that the North Carolina State Police are stepping up enforcement this week with numerous Driving While Impaired checkpoints so if you are planning on enjoying adult beverages make sure that you designate a driver or captain if you are boating.

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Tip #10 How to Cut Your Power Bill

Tip#10 Spend More Time Outside

This one sounds kind of obvious but really it works! Look we live in the South and whether you want to admit it or not people lives right here in Raleigh WITHOUT air conditioning for more than 300 years. Continue reading Tip #10 How to Cut Your Power Bill

5 Reasons NOT to Buy a Home

5 Reasons NOT to Buy

There is no shortage of BLOGs by Realtors and Lenders alike that scream at you the top reasons you should buy a home now, RIGHT NOW and yes I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that I too have a post just like that on this very site.

Five Great Reasons to Buy a Home today

But you didn’t come here to read what you already know, you came here to find out what you don’t know and that is:

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BUY A HOME TODAY. Continue reading 5 Reasons NOT to Buy a Home

Once again Forbes names Raleigh #1 Place for Business!

No one remembers the second & third runners up

The Best Places For Business - Raleigh, NC - Forbes 2011

After living in Raleigh for many years, it is no surprise to me that Raleigh and surrounding Triangle area cities continually take the top spots on this Forbes magazine list year after year.

While most American cities would revel at being named  No. 3,  Raleigh is back in the number one slot as the best place in America to do business and that’s right where we want to stay! Continue reading Once again Forbes names Raleigh #1 Place for Business!

Is Renting YOUR American Dream?

ContentsHas Renting Become the New American Dream?a Lack of Affordable Rental Units Inflation is the intended unstated goal of governmentRelated … More Is Renting YOUR American Dream?