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July
31

6 Ways to Spend the Day with Your Girlfriends in the Triangle

Spend the Day with Friends in the Triangle

Are your best girlfriends coming to North Carolina for their first visit to your new home? Our REALTORS® have some suggestions about how to introduce them to some of the best things about living in one of our Triangle communities.  

Once they start exploring our area, the Triangle is certain to exceed their expectations. Delectable meals, exciting attractions, and some of the best shopping in North Carolina are here.

Here are six of our top picks for a day with your friends:

 

  1. Sugar Magnolia Cafe & Emporium – 219 South White Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
    Sugar Magnolia Cafe is a great way for ladies to start any weekend out. A full range of 18 teas from traditional English Breakfast to Vanilla Mint and Oolong refresh you in the traditional tea room. Visit the adjoining emporium for local arts and crafts on two floors. In the evening, if you choose, you can catch live music in the lounge – all minutes from Wake Forest homes for sale.

  2. Blissful Journey Day Spa – 114 West Corbin Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278
    Blissful Journey Day Spa is where you want to rejuvenate and revitalize after a day of looking at Hillsborough homes for sale. It has one of the fullest selections of any spa in the Triangle. From facials to massage therapy, body treatments to reflexology, you'll be invigorated in ways you never imagined. You can even get a complete makeover.

  3. Alley Twenty Six – 320 East Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701
    Alley Twenty Six is a classy restaurant featuring upscale dining perfect to cap off one evening of your special weekend. The menu is known for its delightful small plates. Larger meals include pan-seared Scottish salmon and seared cauliflower "steak." Don't miss the decadent desserts. It's just one more reason Durham homes for sale are some of the sweetest in the Triangle.

  4. Salon Blu – 6617-103 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
    Salon Blu is one of Raleigh's leading salons and will have you looking your best in no time, even if you've been putting in hours comparing Raleigh homes for sale. Choose a full suite of services to cut, texture, color, and treat your hair. Blu is famous for its blowouts! Plus, the salon staff will cheerfully accommodate your entire ladies' night party – just ask.

  5. Tanger Outlets - 4000 Arrowhead Blvd., Mebane, NC 27302
    Allow time in your schedule for "retail roving" with your friends at Mebane's Tanger Outlets. With more than 70 stores to choose from, you and your gal pals can shop 'til you drop at any of the well-known outlet stores.  Don't forget to stop by the outlet's Shopper Services office to pick up your Little Red Book of Big Savings to make the most of your shopping experience. Tanger Outlets are just around the corner from some of the best Mebane homes for sale.

  6. Downtown Chapel Hill – 308 West Rosemary Street Suite 202, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    For the ultimate shopping around the Triangle, it's downtown Chapel Hill to the rescue. Although there are many shopping plazas in the region, the selection and service near Chapel Hills homes for sale stand in a class by itself. From clothes and shoes to jewelry and florists, downtown will wow you with dozens of shops and nearly 100 eateries.

The fun never has to stop once you find your ideal home right here in the Triangle.  Once your friends decide to make North Carolina their permanent home too, tell them to contact us for the help they'll need to get started.

July
26

HPW Open Houses | July 27 - 28

It's time to make your weekend to-do list! You'll want to head to Dorthea Dix Park to see the gorgeous fields of sunflowers, grab some ice cream at one of the best ice cream parlors in the nation and house hunt, of course!

Just like the temperature outside, the housing market is hot and there are a lot of houses to see and tour. In fact, many of our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents have planned open houses this Saturday and Sunday in some of the best neighborhoods across Central North Carolina. 

From Alamance County in the West to Wayne County in the East, our team has listed the homes today's buyers seek. You'll see new construction homes, ITB properties, downtown condos, front-porch bungalows, Craftsman-style designs, luxury townhomes, and so much more.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

3312 Walker Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278

$400,000

Sq Ft: 1,944 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open House: Saturday, July 27 from 12 to 2 p.m.

3312 Walker Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278


1301 Thaney Court, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$2,200,000

Sq Ft: 11,019 | Beds: 6 | Baths: 8 (full) 3 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 27 from 1 to 5 p.m.

1301 Thaney Court, Wake Forest, NC 27587


10332 River Bank Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614

$359,900

Sq Ft: 2,676 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 27 from 2 to 4 p.m.

10332 River Bank Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614


10 Griffis Court, Youngsville, NC 27596

$369,000

Sq Ft: 2,676 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Saturday, July 27 from 2 to 5 p.m.

10 Griffis Court, Youngsville, NC 27596


3103 Eton Road, Raleigh, NC 27608

$824,900

Sq Ft: 3,284 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. and

Sunday, July 28 from 12 to 3 p.m.

3103 Eton Road, Raleigh, NC 27608


500 Perry Creek Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

$529,900

Sq Ft: 3,404 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. and

Sunday, July 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.

500 Perry Creek Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514


301 Cricketfield Lane, Cary, NC 27518

$469,900

Sq Ft: 2,950 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, July 28 from 2 to 5 p.m.

301 Cricketfield Lane, Cary, NC 27518


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July
24

6 Volunteer Opportunities in the Triangle

Triangle Volunteer Opportunities

Great Volunteer Projects Near You

Whenever we're not showing the best homes for sale around the Triangle, our REALTORS® love to give back to the community. After all, we don't just work here ... we live here too!

Many of our clients have inspired us with their passion for volunteering. Volunteering is a great way to take an active role in ensuring your community thrives.  There are dozens of worthy organizations to choose from, so it would be impossible to list them all. We can only choose a few that have a special place in the hearts of North Carolina locals.

If you're searching for a way to get involved, consider these six respected charities:

  1. Read and Feed – 193 High House Road, Cary, NC 27511
    Read and Feed is a nonprofit that musters the smarts and creativity of those living around Cary homes for sale to give kids a life-long love of reading. Supporting kids with resources they may not have at home, volunteers are called upon to lead in tutoring, driving the mobile classroom, managing materials, or fundraising. Anyone can help, so opportunities are limitless.

  2. Johnson County YMCA – 2110 Aversboro Road, Garner, NC 27527
    Johnson County YMCA is a local branch of the YMCA of the Triangle. As the club serving Garner homes for sale, it offers some of the nicest public athletic facilities around. YMCA volunteers are often seen around Garner, involved in public clean-ups, soup kitchens, food pantries, and much more. There is never a dull moment serving the community with the YMCA.

  3. Haven House Services – 600 West Cabarrus Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
    Haven House Services helps youths who are in crisis or who have become homeless. Many owners of Raleigh homes for sale dedicate their time and effort to help these young people with important transitions. Diversion and intervention programs focus on at-risk youth. Equipped with healthy coping skills and safe alternatives to risky behavior, they can grow up strong.

  4. Durham Literacy Center – 1905 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707
    Durham Literacy Center is one of the most visible nonprofits around Durham homes for sale. Volunteers of all backgrounds are invited to assist their neighbors in the quest for learning. Both adults and out-of-school youth can benefit. Volunteers skilled in literacy training, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and computing are always sought.

  5. Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill – 101 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
    Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill facilitates volunteering for groups, individuals, and businesses. Every year, Ronald McDonald House gives housing and material support for families whose children must spend time in hospitals distant from home. Volunteers are drawn from all over Chapel Hill, including areas where you find Chapel Hill homes for sale.

  6. Western Wake Crisis Ministry – 1600 Olive Chapel Road, Suite 408, Apex, NC 27502
    Apex homes for sale are within the territory of a beloved local charity, Western Wake Crisis Ministry, known for its food pantry and home delivery services. Volunteers who want to help their neighbors in need through food delivery or job search assistance are encouraged to visit. Donations are also accepted to help community members who require emergency financial assistance.

Find Yourself in a North Carolina Community You'll Be Glad to Call Home

An abundance of worthy causes is just one more reason to fall in love with the Triangle. In Raleigh and beyond, we help you find a home to be proud of. Our experienced agents provide sage advice and excellent customer service. Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to get started.

July
19

HPW Open Houses | July 20 - 21

Where do you want to live? What type of home do you like? Stepping up or moving down?

Whether you're a renter ready to take the homeownership plunge, a seasoned homeowner searching for new digs, or simply want to expand your investment property portfolio, our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston agents have the homes you seek.

From townhomes to beautiful ranches to executive estates, our agents will be hosting open houses this Saturday and Sunday all over Central North Carolina. So, while you're making your weekend to-do list today, be sure to add in your house hunt then check out the list of open houses our agents will be hosting so you can plan accordingly. Happy house hunting, everyone!

 

Featured Open Houses

 

1302 San Antonio Boulevard, Durham, NC 27703

$359,000

Sq Ft: 2,776 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 20 from 12 to 2 p.m.


6840 Viceroy Drive, Raleigh, NC 27613

$625,000

Sq Ft: 4,926 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.


166 Winding Oak Way, Clayton, NC 27520

$317,500

Sq Ft: 3,312 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 20 from 2 to 5 p.m.


4924 Stoneyoak Lane, Raleigh, NC 27610

$545,000

Sq Ft: 3,885 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. and

Sunday, July 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.


8709 Kimalden Court, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$575,000

Sq Ft: 3,591 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full)

Open House: Saturday, July 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, July 21 from 2 to 5 p.m.


9209 Meadow Mist Court, Raleigh, NC 27617

$569,900

Sq Ft: 4,470 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, July 21 from 1 to 4 p.m.


8128 Calais Court, Raleigh, NC 27613

$429,000

Sq Ft: 3,530 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, July 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.


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July
17

7 Places to Catch Outdoor Movies in the Triangle

7 Places to Catch Outdoor Movies in the Triangle

Catching an outdoor movie during the summer has become a tradition in Raleigh and the greater Triangle area.

Many of our area's homes for sale are in the midst of a thriving cinema scene, and outdoor theaters are one of the exciting surprises that make living in the Triangle special. 

Grab some lawn chairs and blankets and get ready to settle in under the stars to watch a great movie with your family and friends.

Our REALTORS® are here with seven places to see outdoor movies:

  1. Apex Nature Park Amphitheatre – 2600 Evans Road, Apex, NC 27502
    Apex homes for sale are just a short trip from the two locations of Apex Music and Movies in the Park. Every summer, locals gather at one of Apex's top parks to enjoy family-friendly movies and live musical performances for free. Movies start just after sunset, between 8:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. depending on the day. Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics encouraged.

  2. Movies by Moonlight – Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC 27518
    For just $5 for adults, visitors and owners of Cary homes for sale can get together for a movie night under the stars. Movies by Moonlight will dazzle you with fun, family-friendly hits from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to Ralph Breaks the Internet. You can feel good about taking the chance to relax, too, since a portion of proceeds supports WakeMed Children's Hospital.

  3. Movies Under the Stars – Wallace Parking Deck, 150 East Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    If you're looking for the chance to enjoy movies outdoors all through the summer, Chapel Hill homes for sale will wow you with the solution. Movies Under the Stars runs through June, July, and August. It also includes fun games and interactive activities that run from 7:00 until the movies begin at 8:30. Popcorn is free, and some sweet treats are available on site.

  4. Rock the Park Movie and Concert Series – 800 Taylor Street, Durham, NC 27701
    Durham homes for sale are near one of the only outdoor movie events that run all the way through October. Fourth Friday Film Series delights with documentaries and feature films running side by side until October 25. It's sponsored by the Golden Belt Campus, where artists' lofts and modern offices come together in a striking historic setting.

  5. Friday Family Flicks and Camping – 921 Buffaloe Road, Garner, NC 27592
    Garner homes for sale are down the street from beautiful Lake Benson Park, the host of Friday Family Flicks and Camping since 2015. Movies are always free, though there is a small fee if you want to camp out for the night. Lake Benson Park spans 64 acres and is open sunrise to sunset. Fishing season is open, and boat rentals will be available.

  6. First Friday Films and Food Trucks – 810 North First Avenue, Knightdale, NC 27545
    Knightdale homes for sale are in the neighborhood of First Friday Films and Food Trucks, which delights families in May, June, and August. Activities start at 7:30, with a fun family feature at 8. Sweet and savory food trucks congregate in the area, so you can have any type of treat you want while enjoying the film. It all happens at Knightdale Station Park Amphitheatre.

  7. Movies in the Garden - Stephenson Amphitheatre, 301 Pogue St, Raleigh, NC 27607
    Raleigh homes for sale aren't far from Movies in the Garden at Raleigh Little Theatre's Stephenson Amphitheatre. Raleigh Little Theatre hosts family-friendly movies Thursday evenings throughout the summer showing movies that are rated G, PG, and PG-13. Admission is free. Concessions open at 7:00 p.m. with movies beginning at 8:30 p.m.

In our welcoming North Carolina communities, you move into a center of activity where there's always something fun to do. Start your journey in the Triangle with us. Our experienced real estate agents help you find your local dream home. Contact us to learn more.

July
12

HPW Open Houses | July 13 - 14

Have you decided to call the Triangle home? You've made a good choice. Now, let's find you a house.

With well-lauded local cities and towns, there are plenty of communities and neighborhoods to consider as you narrow down your list of wants and needs.

Urban Living

Raleigh and Durham offer burgeoning downtowns with developing cityscapes and urban convenience. 

Acclaimed restaurants and bars and cultural and sports venues are located only sidewalks apart offering goings-on before and after dark.

You'll find an array of newly debuted luxury townhomes, light-filled condos, and historical and new construction homes to consider as your own.

Suburban Setting

From Hillsborough and Mebane in the West to Zebulon and even Goldsboro in the East, you can pick from a number of Triangle area suburbs perfectly situated near main thoroughfares offering small-town living and demanded commuter convenience.

Main Street towns like Apex, Cary, Morrisville and Wake Forest make for ideal places to plant roots and grow your family just beyond the hustle and bustle of bigger city life.

 You can select from golf-course communities, mature neighborhoods, new master-planned developments, contemporary townhomes and much more.

Start Your House Hunt

All of our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents are ready to help you find the home you seek. In fact, you can meet a few in person this weekend at our area open houses.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

4912 Franz Liszt Court, Raleigh, NC 27615

$734,900

Sq Ft: 4,700 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.


140 Sweet Pine Circle, Pittsboro, NC 27312

$585,000

Sq Ft: 2,167 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Saturday, July 13 from 3 to 5 p.m.


122 Campaign Drive, Mebane, NC 27302

$274,900

Sq Ft: 2,167 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 13 from 3 to 5 p.m.


10332 River Bank Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614

$365,000

Sq Ft: 2,614 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. and

Sunday, July 14 from 1 to 4 p.m.


904 Chatham Lane, Raleigh, NC 27610

$299,900

Sq Ft: 1,246 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open House: Saturday, July 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, July 14 from 2 to 4 p.m.


1017 Cozy Oak Avenue, Cary, NC 27519

$495,000

Sq Ft: 2,763 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, July 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.


6011 Jeffreys Grove School Road, Raleigh, NC 27612

$600,000

Sq Ft: 3,190 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, July 14 from 1 to 4 p.m.


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July
5

HPW Open Houses | July 6 - 7

It's been a fun week celebrating America's birthday and enjoying all of the fireworks on display. This weekend can be just as exciting for you too! You could find the home you've been dreaming of and make an offer. All you have to do is start your house hunt.

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston agents will be hosting open houses this Saturday and Sunday in the communities, neighborhoods and school districts you desire. Consider visiting them to see the homes they've listed and speaking with them about their local market expertise.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

162 Autumn Chase, Pittsboro, NC 27312

$399,900

Sq Ft: 2,907 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Saturday, July 6 from 1 to 3 p.m.


10 Princeton Manor Drive, Youngsville, NC 27596

$464,500

Sq Ft: 3,354 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 6 from 2 to 4 p.m.


520 Barrington Hall Drive, Rolesville, NC 27571

$400,000

Sq Ft: 3,055 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full)

Open House: Saturday, July 6 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and

Sunday, July 7 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


350 Stephens Way, Youngsville, NC 27596

$338,000

Sq Ft: 2,477 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. and

Sunday, July 7 from 1 to 4 p.m.


2624 Beaver Ridge Drive, Apex, NC 27562

$800,000

Sq Ft: 4,404 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, July 7 from 2 to 5 p.m.


1901 Ferntree Court, Morrisville, NC 27560

$450,000

Sq Ft: 3,157 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, July 7 from 2 to 4 p.m.


1108 Clifton Street, Raleigh, NC 27604

$695,000

Sq Ft: 2,926 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Sunday, July 7 from 2 to 4 p.m.


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July
3

Six Spots in the Triangle for the Perfect Picnic

Triangle Living Picnic Spots

After a busy week showing Raleigh homes for sale, many of our REALTORS® enjoy spending time outdoors. Good news: On top of its world-class amenities and economy, the Triangle has protected plenty of green spaces for residents to explore.

With National Picnic Month in July, it's a perfect time to visit them.

You'll find the Triangle's great cities are dotted with municipal parks. Not only that, but a number of state parks and other preserved areas are waiting for you. You can stay close to your neighborhood or make a day of it in a forest glen or mountainous vista.

Let's look at some of the best places to picnic all throughout the Triangle:

  1. Pullen Park – 520 Ashe Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27606
    In Raleigh, you'll happen upon beautiful Pullen Park, established in 1887. Sprawling across 66 acres, Pullen is known for being the first public park in North Carolina. It includes a carousel, mini-train, aquatic center, arts center, and cafe. There are plenty of shelters to shield you from the sun during your picnic. Of course, you are always welcome to spread a blanket on the grass.

  2. William B. Umstead State Park – North Harrison Avenue (at I-40 270), Cary, NC 27513
    Cary homes for sale are just a few miles from famous William B. Umstead State Park. It is cheered for its extensive network of trails well-loved by hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians. The landscape is dotted with three man-made lakes, any of which provide a picturesque lakeside view for your picnic. Fishing is available on all three lakes, too.

  3. Jordan Lake State Recreation Area – 558 Beaver Creek Road, Apex, NC 27502
    Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is a short distance from Apex homes for sale. An undeveloped 14,000-acre reservoir is the centerpiece of this unspoiled land. As you visit, you'll have the chance to see bald eagles and osprey. Not just a wonderful setting for picnics, it offers everything from primitive camping to RV hookups for longer stays.

  4. Sarah P. Duke Gardens – 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC 27708
    On the beloved campus of Duke  University – a leading reason to choose Durham homes for sale – stands the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. These lush, manicured grounds will provide pleasant surroundings including a koi pond, butterfly garden, azalea court, and much more. Handicapped parking and accessible features are widely available.

  5. Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail – 320 Elizabeth Brady Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278
    Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail offers you a chance to look in on the storied past of NASCAR racing. This trail loops around the remnants of an old NASCAR track where racing pioneers like Richard Petty once performed. The track is now slowly being reclaimed by nature. It's a nice way to get away (but not too far away!) after choosing Hillsborough homes for sale.

  6. North Carolina Botanical Gardens – 100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
    Courtesy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Botanical Gardens will delight you with rich displays of blooming flowers, nature trails, and unique sights like the Forest Theatre – a stone amphitheater built into the hillside in 1916. Don't miss out on the adjoining Battle Park for your picnic a stone's throw from Chapel Hill homes for sale.

With help from Howard Perry and Walston, finding your dream home here in the Triangle can be a picnic, too. Our real estate experts bring you years of experience navigating home purchases. Our insight and customer service will make the whole process easier.

Contact us to learn more. We look forward to helping you.

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