Kristine Sours's Blog Posts

Down Payment Drama Myths And Advice

Twenty percent. That’s the magic number for a house down payment, or at least according to popular wisdom. Earlier in the 20th century, that might have been both true and achievable. But now,

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Kid Friendly Triangle Halloween Celebrations

There’s no place like the Triangle in the fall. Chilly temperatures bring gorgeous color to the trees and local pumpkin patches brim with families searching for the perfect jack-o-lantern. If

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Fall Lawn Care Tips

It’s that time of the year again! The dings of fantasy football apps on smartphones in the office may be the earliest sign of fall. Soon you’ll be up to your ears in candy, sweaters, and

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Four Ways To Better Sell Your Home

Selling a home is nearly as complex as buying one! When you’re in the midst of moving and paperwork, the last thing you probably feel like doing is sprucing up your old house.But to your buyers,

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Air Conditioner Cleaning And Maintenance

When the dog days of summer hit, your air conditioner is your best friend. Your home’s chilly protector keeps you insulated from the soul-sucking heat of the outside world. It takes care of you,

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Picking The Right Triangle City

Relocating to the North Carolina Triangle? Welcome! You’re not alone; our area is one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, and real estate is in high demand. Our area has something for

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Are You Financially Prepared To Buy A Home

Buying a home is an appealing prospect. It’s symbolic of status and the American dream, a physical manifestation of your successes.However, buying a home is also one of the biggest investments

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Jill Ehrenfeld Named Favorite Chapel Hill Realtor

Thousands of ballots were cast and our very own Jill Ehrenfeld was named one of Chapel Hill's Favorite Realtors in the July/August 2017 issue of Chapel Hill Magazine!Congratulations,!

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Credit Score Myths Homebuyers Should Know About

Credit Score Myths Homebuyers Should Know AboutDo you know your credit score? You should, especially if you’re buying a house! Ranging from 300 to 850, your credit score is one of, if not the

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First Time Home Buyer Mistakes You Can Avoid

First Time Homebuyer Mistakes You Can AvoidYou’ve been thinking about it for years. You’ve been saving and saving and planning and planning – often with a spouse and a family behind you –

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5 Mistakes To Avoid Before Buying A Home

Buying a new home is an exciting and stressful time – from open houses to signing your closing paperwork – it’s not unusual for mistakes to happen.Here are five common mistakes homebuyers make

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Governors Club Featured On CNBC

Governors Club is an amazing place to live. We know it, you know it and as of last month – CNBC and the rest of the world knew it too!In our last post we made sure everyone that missed it live was

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Summer Home Energy Saving Tips

A North Carolina summer means high outdoor temperatures and an unfortunate increase in your electric bill.Not sure how to best prepare your home for the heat? Keep cool this summer and save money by

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Tips When Buying A Second Home

Are you thinking of buying a second home? Maybe you’re in the market for a luxurious golf getaway, a home on the coast of North Carolina or even a second home that simply puts you closer to work

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Selling Your Home

Did you make your 2015 New Year’s Resolutions? Was one of them to sell your home this year? For many sellers, you have probably been in your home for some time and don’t have a full grasp of the

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Finding A Chapel Hill Lender

When you’re in the market for a new home in Chapel Hill, you’re not only searching for a home, you’re searching for the right Chapel Hill lender. Searching for a lender and getting pre

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Smart Ways To Use Your Tax Refund On Your Home

You finally finished your taxes and you’re probably wondering to yourself – “How should I spend al this extra money this year?”Well, maybe not exactly that, but we at least hope you have

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Tips For Relocating

Relocating is a big life decision for a family to make. Whether you are relocating to be closer to family, a new job or just starting over, the relocation process can be a lot of hard work. One that

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Planning Your Pantry

From organizing a small pantry to designing a large walk-in pantry there are many things to think about and plan for. Do you have children, pets, and a lot of snacks? How will you store your baking

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Enjoy National Peach Month In The Triangle

Through the entire month of August across the Triangle we are celebrating National Peach Month!There are so many delicious recipes you can make with peaches – you can eat them right off the tree,

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Get To Know Chatham County

Chatham County is made up of Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Siler City and parts of Apex and Cary – just south of Chapel Hill and west of Raleigh. It’s a rapidly growing area and offers

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Recent Triangle Rankings

It’s no surprise the Triangle real estate market is thriving with all the recent accolades and rankings that we’ve received. Just check out the image above to see some of the great recent stats

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Important Considerations For Leasing Office Space

Getting a good office is an important step for any business, big or small. It’s the face you show to your employees and the world, a morale boost and a signpost.It’s also not as simple as a

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The Triangles Best Driving Ranges

A perfect swing is a key element of any golf game. Refining it is an art, often a long and tedious one. It is one learned game after game, year after year as you gain more experience.There are

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The Tax Implications Of Buying A House

So you just bought a home in North Carolina’s Triangle. Congratulations! You’ve got a lot to do: move your stuff, settle in, meet your neighbors. But before you get ahead of yourself, start

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The Surprisingly Easy Road To Getting A Mortgage

Picking a house is a big decision. You have to assess your priorities, future needs, and what sacrifices you’re willing to make. And it doesn’t even stop there…you have to somehow pay for it

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Home Improvement Projects With The Highest ROI

Whether or not you’re preparing to sell your home, improvements around the house can be a great investment. If you’re staying put for a while, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a sparkling new

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