Tuesday, April 22, 2014

5 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Make a Difference



5 Things you can do RIGHT NOW to make a difference in the environment.


From all the plastic and other garbage floating in our oceans – the birthplace of all life on earth, to cities where you still cannot breathe the air, to corporate & political denial of the fact of climate change…I’m afraid we humans still do not have a great track record in caring for our Mother Earth since the first Earth Day in 1970.

Here are 5 very simple things you can do right now and every day that, if we all do them, will make a huge difference in the environment:

 
1.      Stop using and throwing out plastic bags from the stores.  This is a ecological nightmare!  Made from petroleum and tossed into the ocean, we should all be horrified by the impact these bags make.

2.      Unplug or use on/off power strips to stop the energy vampires (no, not that whiny co-worker in the next cube, though that is also a problem for many of us!).  On a national basis, standby power accounts for more than 100 billion kilowatt hours of annual U.S. electricity consumption and more than $10 billion in annual energy costs.

3.      Recycle the paper roll when the toilet paper and paper towels are done.  Don’t throw them in the garbage. 

4.      Faucet leaking?  Sprinkler system set for too long and too often?  The average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day at home.  Don’t run a half-full dishwasher & fix those leaks!

5.      Can you believe we still see gas-guzzling cars & trucks idling away in the parking lot?  If you need to wait in your car for more than 1 minute, turn it off.  Open the windows – breathe the fresh air – wave & say hi to your fellow humans.  And stop the jackrabbit driving.  You don’t need to go zero to 60 to arrive at the next traffic light before the guy/gal next to you!

These tips are not just for Earth Day – they are for Every Day!  And it is the small things that make the biggers impact.

What small things do you do in your lifestyle to make a difference?  Please share your ideas in the “Comments” section. 
Thank you

Monday, March 31, 2014

Home Sales and Prices in the Triangle NC February 2014


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Monday, March 24, 2014

What to Look For When Buying or Selling Your Home



What should you be on the lookout for when relocating, buying or selling a home in Apex, Cary, Raleigh, Holly Springs or anywhere in the Triangle NC area?

Here's what the experts say

 

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Friday, March 14, 2014

THE LIST - Triangle's Wealthiest ZIP Codes



THE LIST – Triangle’s Wealthiest ZIP codes

Let’s have some fun!  Here are the Triangle’s wealthiest ZIP CODES.  Be prepared for some surprises!




#25 – 27607  RALEIGH
·        Median Household Income:  $54,933
·        Median Home Value:  $299,526

#24 – 27562 NEW HILL
·        Median Household Income:  $53,157
·        Median Home Value:  $248,667

#23 – 27312  PITTSBORO
·        Median Household Income:  $57,2682
·        Median Home Value:  $240,764

#22 – 27617  RALEIGH
·        Median Household Income:  $80,016
·        Median Home Value:  $269,964

#21 – 27572  ROUGEMONT
·        Median Household Income:  $60,066
·        Median Home Value:  $182,224

#20 – 27278  HILLSBOROUGH
·        Median Household Income:  $55,366
·        Median Home Value:  $213,683

#19 – 28374  PINEHURST
·        Median Household Income:  $55,767
·        Median Home Value:  $308,981

#18 – 27587  WAKE FOREST
·        Median Household Income:  $67,022
·        Median Home Value:  $271,874

#17 – 27511  CARY
·        Median Household Income:  $61,395
·        Median Home Value:  $221,691

#16 – 27540  HOLLY SPRINGS
·        Median Household Income:  $76,367
·        Median Home Value:  $239,086

#15 – 27527  CLAYTON
·        Median Household Income:  $73,347
·        Median Home Value:  $204,057

#14 – 27523  APEX
·        Median Household Income:  $77,871
·        Median Home Value:  $314,126

#13 – 27513  CARY
·        Median Household Income:  $77,597
·        Median Home Value:  $278,217

#12 – 27608  RALEIGH
·        Median Household Income:  $69,266
·        Median Home Value:  $400,585

#11 – 27502  APEX
·        Median Household Income:  $81,662
·        Median Home Value:  $266,247

#10 – 27516  CHAPEL HILL
·        Median Household Income:  $66,619
·        Median Home Value:  $311,134

#9 – 27615  RALEIGH
·        Median Household Income:  $74,821
·        Median Home Value:  $280,959

#8 – 27517  CHAPEL HILL
·        Median Household Income:  $69,353
·        Median Home Value:  $366,055

#7 – 27613  RALEIGH
·        Median Household Income:  $80,591
·        Median Home Value:  $301,558

#6 – 27712  DURHAM
·        Median Household Income:  $78,567
·        Median Home Value:  $195,371

#5 – 27538  APEX
·        Median Household Income:  $85,631
·        Median Home Value:  $301,286

#4 – 27503  BAHAMA
·        Median Household Income:  $80,210
·        Median Home Value:  $237,585

#3 – 27519  CARY
·        Median Household Income:  $107,468
·        Median Home Value:  $370,227

#2 – 27614  RALEIGH
·        Median Household Income:  $100,842
·        Median Home Value:  $381,186

#1 – 27518  CARY
·        Median Household Income:  $109,048
·        Median Home Value:  $390,762

Source:  Triangle Business Journal

Truly, at the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter what your number is.  If you have your loved ones, great neighbors, and can live comfortably within your means – that’s the richest life anyone could ask for!

I’ve been successfully helping folks buy and sell great homes at all price points in the Triangle for years.  Let me put my knowledge and experience to work to help you achieve your home goals!


Elizabeth Scott, Realtor®, Broker
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2013 Diamond Award – High Sales Volume
e-PRO, Strategic Pricing Specialist
Fathom Realty NC, LLC      
Phone: 919.306.9699
Email