Raleigh Real Estate Blog

The Connection to Mental Health and Your Living Space 

The places that you spend the most time have a serious impact on your mental health and wellbeing. Multiple studies have shown the connections between living spaces and the effects on mental health through how a room is furnished, the size of the living space, and whether or not you live alone or with others. Anywhere from what state you live in, the weather in your area, how often you socialize, and the conditions of your work environment all play a direct role in your mental and physical health.

 Nurturing Mental Health at Home: How to Create a Space that Promotes Healing and Mindfulness

While many environmental factors are known to contribute to our mental state, there are certain elements that further impact our ability to adjust to our surroundings and cope with stress. The most

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House History and Genealogy

The Importance of Teaching Our Children History

When children learn about their family history, they not only develop high self-esteem and a feeling of worth, but they are able to better handle stress. Since family stories help children understand who they are and where they came from, they are able to form a sense of identity while gaining a greater understanding of the past. It is this learning of the past that allows present and future generations to live their lives with confidence and a sense of appreciation for our ancestors. 

Family stories provide us with a sense of belonging and have a direct impact on the way we hold ourselves. Shared stories over generations play an important role in shaping our view of the

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The Effects of Moving on Childrens’ and Teens’ Mental Health: A Guide for Parents

Moving is a stressful experience at the best of times, especially with families. Add in any extenuating circumstances, and it can deeply affect children and teens. In fact, kids who have moved five or more times during their childhood are three times more likely to develop mental health problems compared to kids who never moved at all.

Moving to a new city is a huge change that comes with plenty of new challenges for children to face. In a situation of relocation, children, and teens often feel stressed and unheard resulting in abnormal social behavior though this may be masked by initial excitement around the move. When children are exposed to unstable housing

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Backyard Astronomy

Astronomy can be defined as the oldest natural study and science of space and the physical universe. Dating back 5,000 years ago to early humans during the civilization of the Babylonians in Mesopotamia, was the first occurrence and documented record of astronomical observations. Transcending culture, language, religion, and even time itself, the practice of Astronomy is a continuous tradition that has intrigued humans to question the mysteries of the universe.

Backyard Astronomy: A Guide for homeowners and families to understanding space, stars and planets!

Statistical in nature, astronomy has many uses and is studied to learn about our solar system and life as we know it. Famous astrologer Nicolaus Copernicus in particular was the first scientist to establish that the planets rotate around the sun. Using data collected

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Selling Your Home: 10 Real Estate Tips and Tricks

When you bought your home, you likely felt a great deal of excitement, as well as some apprehension. That feeling probably faded once you settled in and started to make it your own. Whether you have stayed in your home for a number of years or you are having to sell your home earlier than anticipated, you might experience similar emotions throughout the selling process. Let’s take a look at 10 simple steps you can take to help ease yourself through the process. 

10 Real Estate Tips Before you Sell Your Home

1. Talk It Out 

Selling your home is no small task. It is recommended that you have a talk with your family to decide if selling your home is the right move. Perhaps you are wanting something with a little less space, or on the other

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Medical Professionals Moving Guide: Healthcare Relocation Resources 

Are you a healthcare professional who is looking to move to a new city? Here are some tips and tricks to help make the process easier!

Healthcare professionals, especially today, are a vital component of society. The set of skills and expertise that you offer are unparalleled and the need for them is widespread. Unfortunately, the need for your skills can sometimes mean that you have to move to a new area popular with healthcare such as Raleigh or Nashville. Let’s take a deeper look at the moving process and some of the resources available to you to make the process easier for you.

Moving and relocation guide for medical and healthcare professionals

Five Considerations for Relocating Medical Professionals

There is a myriad of things that

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Mold Remediation Tips and Tricks 

 Here are 7 areas of your home you can find mold and some tips and tricks for how to get rid of it!

Mold. What is it? How do you get rid of it and why is it important to do so? If you are currently a homeowner or are looking to become one, mold will more than likely be something you have to deal with at some point in that process. 

Let’s take a deeper look at what mold is and what you can do to prevent and treat it in your home.  

Green Mold On Tree and Orange on Wall with Light

What Exactly Is Mold? 

Mold is a fungus made up of large amounts of organisms that are outside, are very beneficial to the environment due to their ability to break down plant and animal matter. However, inside your home mold can cause you a whole slew of problems.  Being a

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Home Safety Checklist for Those With Disabilities 

Your home should be your sanctuary - Your safe place to return to at the end of a long day. If you or a member of your family has a disability, this should be no different. You want it to be a safe, comfortable place free of hazards. Let’s take a look at some home safety tips that can help your home remain accessible to everyone, while also keeping you and your family safe. 

Home safety tips for those with disabilities and handicaps

What Is A Disability? 

Currently, 26% of adults residing in the United States are living with some form of disability. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, the ADA defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities. It is important to note that a disability

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Things You Should Be Doing When Selling Your Home

Wondering what you should be doing to get your home ready to list for sale? Here are 7 things you should do before selling your house! 

Are you considering selling your home, but maybe don’t know where to start? Should you hire a realtor or sell it on your own? What updates can you complete on your home to make it more marketable? What other steps can you take in order to boost its curb appeal? Let’s take a deeper look at the selling process, as well as some tips for getting through it.

7 Things You Should Be Doing When Selling Your Home

Today’s Market 

First things first, I am sure that you have heard some crazy things about the housing market today. That homes are having offers come in well over asking price or that buyers need to be able

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Questions To Ask When Buying A House

Wondering what questions to ask when buying a house? Here's everything you need to know about buying a home! 

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned veteran of the housing market, buying a house is no small undertaking. It can be very easy to start looking at homes and begin to fall in love with them before considering the more practical components of the sale. Let's take a deeper look at what questions you should be asking when you are buying a home to ensure you are buying the one that is exactly right for you.

7 Questions To Ask When Buying A House

7. What Is My Budget?

The first step you want to take when considering buying a home is figuring out exactly how much house you can afford. There is nothing worse for a buyer

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