Urban Durham Realty Blog

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,...

Local Blog Shout-Out!

By: Courtney JamesIf you were to come into the Urban Durham Realty office at 12:30pm on any given Tuesday, you would find all of us gathering for our weekly sales meeting. I look forward to these meetings because it’s usually the one time each week...

Durham ‘Hoods are Now Cyber-Connected

Posted by Ashley St. ClairOn February 12, Duke Park denizen Philip Bost launched his new site Durham Hoods (durhamhoods.com). A massive philanthropic effort and collaborative project with fellow Bull City residents, Durham Hoods features a map of every Durham neighborhood & HOA Bost could list,...

Grammys Hit Durham Again!

by Lou Perron Last year it was Mamadou Diabate’, the Malian kora player who resides in Durham. He won a Grammy for Best Traditional World Music.Then this year, Merge Records, a local Durham label won Album of the Year for The Suburbs by Arcade Fire.But I...

Leave Your Car At Home

 Over the last several years I've occasionally pondered the benefits of walking and biking in place of driving.  In my mind there are several advantages, though I will just focus on a few.One of the clear and most recognized benefits is...

DPAC adds more accolades to a growing list!

In just over two years,  DPAC -Durham Performing Arts Center has really made a name for itself.  Just this month, Pollstar Magazine ranked DPAC #9 in highest year end ticket sales in the nation.  This says a lot about the community support the center has...