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My goal at the Best of the Bull is to keep you up to date on the latest in the Beautiful Bull City! Here, you will hear about upcoming events, restaurants, real estate, shops, and much more!

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  At our office each day, we receive a lot of phone calls about our listings and if they can schedule a time to view the home. We first question is always "Have you already been pre-qualified with a lender?". It is reasonable to think you would begin your home search with a real estate agent, but how are you going to pay for the home?  

   The saying should go "It takes a village to buy a home". Buying a home requires a team of people to assist you! A Realtor, a lender, an attorney, home inspector, and many more! 

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Are You Ready to become a Home Owner?

What does your future home look like? Where is it located? Hunting down the perfect place to call home can be overwhelming and there can be a number of things to consider that you haven’t even thought of!

As you hunt down your dream home, consult this list to evaluate properties and keep your priorities top of mind.

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What school systems do you want to be near?

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Your Property Wishlist

I am truly excited for the 21c Museum/Hotel that is coming to the CCB Plaza! The hotel is breathing new life to the old Suntrust building, as some may be remember as being the site of the Washington Duke Hotel that was demolished in 1975. It’s truly a shame that such a beautiful piece of architecture did not survive, just imagine the history and people that passed the doors of a building that was completed in 1925!

The decision to demolish the Washington Duke stemmed from the overwhelming amount of expensive repairs needed. While it is unfortunate, it’s wonderful to see new history being made! 

The 125-room 21c hotel is set to set in early 2015. It will also be home to a 10,500 square foot museum and include a lounge and restaurant. 

On a interesting side note, let’s connect some Durham Dots. John Adams Buchanan organized the company that built and operated the Washington Duke Hotel. His fabulous home at the time was 1810 Cedar St. in the beautiful Forest Hills neighborhood. Does that address ring a bell? It’s none other than the former home of Michael Peterson. And if you don’t know that name, do a quick Google quick. His wife was found dead at the bottom of the back staircase of the home in 2001, and Michael was accused and found guilty. Peterson served 8 years, but was recently granted a retrial.  

Oh, the Durham drama! 


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