Durham real estate

Downtown Durham Revival

September 24, 2010

A Walk through Downtown Durham In the late 80’s I was working for a public relations outfit with offices in Brightleaf Square. At this time downtown revitalization was mostly talk and the general perception was that downtown was a dangerous and scary place.  One evening I found myself at a public hearing at city hall […]

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Riding the Bull in Downtown Durham

September 2, 2010
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Prime Downtown Durham My friend and client Jesse Turner, a landscape architect and talented photographer, took the picture above that he calls Rodeo Sarah.  The Bull, of course, is the iconic bronze on the plaza in Downtown Durham that lets you know unequivocally that you are in the Bull City. Jesse also took the photograph […]

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Mangum506 Condos in Durham

August 5, 2010
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I taught high school English for several years after college and always emphasized writing.  The best and worst from student writing assignments I would dissect and discuss in class.  Once I got a poem I was particularly impressed with. I remember who the author was, Vic Dorr, who is now a sports reporter for the […]

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Alberta’s Favorite thing about Durham

July 31, 2010
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Making a Home is not Just about Buying a House. I recently asked Alberta what was her favorite thing about Durham. As often happens her answer surprised me. I mentioned that I hadn’t really written a post about the Bulls.  She volunteered to write one herself.  Here it is. Why I love the Bulls…another reason […]

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A New Crowned Head in Durham

March 10, 2010
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Reyn Bowman Passes the Throne to Shelly Green Reyn Bowman has passed the management of the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau to his long time right hand person, Shelly Green.  The picture shows Shelly trying on the crown in her new office at the downtown offices of the organization which is responsible of the marketing […]

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Year End Report

December 30, 2009
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Some good news for real estate in Durham Well, maybe Christmas and New Year celebrations have been a little more subdued than in recent history but there was a glimmer of hope in the statistics that I pulled from multiple listing service data for my end of the year report on real estate market conditions. […]

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Home for the Holidays

December 30, 2009
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Jay is a bit of a “bah humbug” sort of guy…or so he says. But get a couple of glasses of sherry in him and he’ll tell you about the most memorable Christmas of his childhood when he got his first full sized two wheeler at 10 when  John and Margaret didn’t have a nickle […]

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Ringing the Bells

December 18, 2009
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Watching the Snow Begin While Ringing the Bell for the Salvation Army. Spending an hour in the cold ringing the bell and trying to collect money for the Salvation Army isn’t the least bit praiseworthy especially when compared to the people in the Salvation Army who devote their lives to helping people in trouble and […]

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December 13, 2009
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The Worst Christmas Gift I Ever Received and the Best A recent study tried to explain how our tradition of Christmas giving is only marginally good for the economy at best… and may actually harm it. The premise is that people buy stuff for themselves that they perceive will provide some value.  However, gifts  far […]

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Football is Over and the Boo birds Come Out

December 7, 2009
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College athletics will never be reformed because the would be reformers have it all wrong. I graduated from Notre Dame in the sixties with a degree in English Lit and some swag to remind me that I was a small part of a National Championship football team. Now that I live in Durham I follow […]

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