Urban Durham Realty Blog

Don’t Miss the Art of Cool Fest

by Lou PerronThe Art of the Cool Festival is this weekend. It was a terrific event last year. An array of fantastic performers played at different locations downtown. You could float from one to the other to hear notes from traditional jazz virtuosos to cutting...

April 23-26: Four Day Food Festival TASTE

by Mary Rae HunterDoing good while eating good food?If you are looking for a great way to enjoy the food scene in the Triangle, then support the Food Bank Festival of Central & Eastern North Carolina. This event supports the local food banks. ...

Why is inventory so low?

by Susan HerstI read an article recently by Chris Trapani of the Sereno Group regarding our low residential real estate inventory nationwide and its causes.  Here is a summary of the factors it discussed which I feel are pertinent to our local market.1.  An unprecedented...

3 Durham Chefs Semifinalists for James Beard Award

By Amanda MastenDurham is home to some of the best restaurants in the South. In 2013, Southern Living declared Durham the “The South's Tastiest Town” and that title is being reinforced with the nomination of three Durham chefs as 2015 James Beard Award Semifinalists.Represented in the...

Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday Wickipedia definition: Meatless Monday is an international campaign that encourages people to not eat meat on Mondays to improve their health and the health of the planet. A quick google search provided the following: Health Benefits: Limit cancer risk Reduce heart disease Fight diabetes Curb obesity Improve your diet Environmental Benefits: Reduce your carbon...

Ei-Ei-oh!

by Ashley St. ClairBeen dreaming of raising backyard chickens and fryin' up their eggs for breakfast? Or starting an urban farm revolution? Then head out on Sept. 17 & 18 to this year's Eastern Triangle Farm Tour and learn how to make it happen. With...

A Book about Why Neighborliness Matters

by Susan HerstWhat happens if people stop recognising and talking to their neighbors? Why do nods across the street and comments about the weather matter? Ideas and evidence in this book suggest that if people stop being civil to one another where they live, a...

BookMark Event Coming….

By:  Mary Rae HunterJoin UDR on Saturday, May 14, for another another BookMark event!  We will be hosting a fun morning of food, activities and entertainment in an effort to collect as many books as possible for the children of the Durham Public Schools.  The...

New Offer to Purchase & Contract 2011

by Jessica Slice-SadlerWhile this topic may be boring, I thought it would worth discussing the new NC Offer to Purchase & Contract, at least briefly. As of 1/1/2011 we have a new contract (link below post) and while most years see some change or another,...