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by Ashley St. Clair Been 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...

by Susan Herst What 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...

By:  Mary Rae Hunter Join 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...

by Jessica Slice-Sadler While 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,...

By: Courtney James If 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...

Posted by Ashley St. Clair On 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,...

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...

  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...

We Have Moved to 401 C Foster St!  Same great building but more space! By Mary Rae Hunter: Last Friday, we packed our bags and moved to our exciting new office space.  We loved the location of our old space so much that we chose to...