Fourth of July, Apex

The Fourth of July in Downtown Apex is going to be in an Olde Fashion theme. Below we have a full schedule of events for the day. Also be sure to have your kids decorate their bikes, wagons and tricycles  so they can partake in the Uncle Sam’s Parade of Wheels!

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Schedule for the Day:

  • 9am: Flag Raising
  • 9:15am: Activities (inflatables, street performers, karaoke, carnival games, climbing wall, cake walk, sno cones, food, ice cream and more!)
  • 11:45am: Parade of Wheels line-up
  • 11:50am: Activities end
  • 12pm: Uncle Sam’s Parade of Wheels
  • 12:30pm: Fire Department Splash Down

Location: Salem & Chatham Streets

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Fourth of July Fuquay-Varina

Fourth of July 3Fuquay-Varina has different plans for the Fourth of July celebrations by having their celebrations on the 3rd! Come out to Fuquay to experience food trucks, musical acts, and an epic fireworks display! Gates open at 6:00 pm, then maybe the next day you can head over to Cary or Raleigh for even more Independence Day Celebrations. Keep an eye out the rest of the week for more coming your way this weekend. Where will you be found on the Fourth?

Fourth of July Raleigh, NC

Fourth of July 2Moving along with our week of July 4th events, Raleigh has started a great tradition on Fayetteville Street. This Saturday from Noon to 11:00 pm come out for a huge free event called The ‘Works! There are beer/wine tents, rides for the kids, live music and so much more. The fireworks start around 9:30 pm over The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

No matter where you are, you can try different food trucks in preparation for the fireworks that evening. Make a whole day out of it! Maybe I’ll see you on Fayetteville Street. 🙂

Real Estate Tax Values in Wake County

 

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Did you know that every eight years your property values get reassessed? This process will bring tax values up to date for those properties available on the open market. You can get more information about the assessment, as well as information from past evaluations by clicking on the link below!

http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/real-estate/2015/02/wake-durham-counties-property-revaluation.html

Safe Trick or Treating!

happy-halloween1Happy Halloween to all! I hope you have had a wonderful month of October, and as we prepare for the kitties to go Trick or Treating tonight, I thought it would help to post some tips on staying safe.

1. Bring a Flashlight! That way you can see as you walk on some uneven ground, as well as being seen a little better by cars that drive by.

2. Make sure that your Child knows to walk beside you as you go from house to house. This way you can keep an eye on them, and be there in case they trip in the dark. You never know what obstacles you’ll face on the road.

3. Make sure you both are wearing comfy shoes! There might be a lot of walking on the path to the ultimate candy collection. It would be best to make sure your feet as comfortable.

4. Is the costume long? Trying on the costume before the night of is good not only to ensure it fits, but to see if any drags along the ground. This extra fabric should be cut in order to avoid less trips.

5. Check their candy after! Before your child starts to dig into their stash, make sure that all the candy is safe. That nothing is out of the wrapper or wrapped in something different.

Cary, NC – Best Place to Live?

Market Watch released a new article today that ranks Cary, North Carolina as #8 in the Best Cities to Live in the United States in 2014. Even those who live around the area should take pride in this, the Triangle Area is a Beautiful location to find work and raise a family. I have posted below a portion of the article that reflects just Cary, but feel free to click on the Link Here to read the entire article and see what other cities made the cut.

 

“8. Cary, N.C.

Median household income: $86,151
Unemployment rate, 2013: 4.80%
Median home value: $298,200
Violent crime per 100,000 residents: 81.6
Average commuter travel time: 22.1 minutes

A typical home in Cary is worth nearly $300,000, roughly double the statewide median home value. While Cary’s real-estate market is relatively expensive, taxes are quite low, equal to less than 1% of typical home values. Nearby Raleigh, which is much larger, tends to be a more popular destination among state residents. Downtown Cary, however, is developing rapidly. In recent years, Cary has attracted high numbers of new businesses and young entrepreneurs. With the unemployment rate at less than 5% last year, the local economy seems to be doing well. According to IHS Global Insight, the Raleigh-Cary metro area is expected to be among the fastest-growing economies in the U.S.”