Category Archives: Green Homes

Tips for Easier and Cheaper ways to Pack and Move

One of the hardest parts about moving out of your old home and into your new home is packing.  First, you have to sift through years of accumulated stuff, which, if you live with a pack rat, as many of us do, will be pain number one.  After you argue over what to donate, sell, trash or keep, drink a bottle of wine and then make up, you are ready for pain number two….packing what is going to move with you.

I would like to introduce you to a better way than the old cardboard box scenario. It is a product I recommend to my Real Estate clients and they have been very very happy with it. Bungobox is a company that delivers various sizes of stackable plastic boxes to your home.  You load them up, transport them to the new home, and then they pick the empty boxes back up. It is an Earth friendly, less expensive, and more protective way to pack. The cost is approximately HALF the cost of the dreaded cardboard boxes.  They are a franchise so, check on- line to see if you have a Bungobox in your city.


Triangle Green Home Tour Starts May 5th

It is that time of year again where we get to tour the new Green Homes that have been built in the Wake, Durham and Chattham County areas.  We have more than ever entered this year.  I am looking forward to seeing what BuildSense has entered; they built the addition to our home and we are very very happy with the level of service and quality in construction. It is incredibly energy efficient and BEAUTIFUL!

Green construction is beneficial to the homeowner in a number of ways. Energy costs are lower, resources used are less, durable products which require less maintenance.  You can pick up your guide to the Green Home locations at most Harris Teeters in the Triangle NC area.

An energy-efficient home under construction by...
An energy-efficient home under construction by BuildSense, Inc. at the intersection of Markham Avenue and North Gregson Street in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)