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Real Estate Toolkit

Facts are critical in any decision to buy or sell a home. This tool kit is one way that we provide you with the tools for getting the facts to make your real estate decisions. Please feel free to give us suggestions about additional items or links that we can feature here.

Buying & Selling Your Home
Where to Buy
Neighborhoods & Historic Districts

Building and Remodeling Your Home
Cultural Resources

Colleges and Universities


Buying & Selling Your Home
Working With Real Estate Agents
The NC Real Estate Commission's official brochure on dealing with real estate agents. The spanish version can be found here.
Home Mortgages
Find more information on financial analyses and rates.
Home Inspections
Online brochure on home inspections published by the NCREC and Licensure Board.
Residential Home Styles
Learn about the home styles in your market and beyond, with illustrations, photographs and descriptions from Realtor Magazine.
NC Home Inspector Code of Ethics
Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice set down by the North Carolina Home Inspectors Licensing Board.
Water and Septic Systems
Links to the Wake, Durham and Orange County water and septic regulations.
Asbestos
What you should know about the dangers of asbestos.
Lead Paint and Hazards
Information provided by the EPA about protecting you and your home from lead paint.
Mold and Mildew
Information about the health and structural hazards of mold and mildew.
Polybutylene Plumbing
What you need to know to protect your investment from polybutylene.
Radon
Information about radon and radon testing
Underground Storage Tanks
Permits and regulations.
Flood Maps
This links you to a web site that is a free service of the State of North Carolina.
State Guide to Wood Destroying Insects
The State's Structural Pest Control Division official site.


Where to Buy - Neighborhoods & Historic Districts
Historic Neighborhoods - Raleigh
Located in another part of my website, here you will find maps, and tons of information on the Triangle's wonderful historic areas.
Neighborhood Web Sites
Local neighborhood websites and information.
Raleigh Historic Districts Comm. (RHDC)
Main website of the city's Historic District Commission.
Raleigh Historic District Descriptions
Extremely valuable historical and geographical descriptions of many of Raleigh's Historic Districts.
National Register of Historic Districts Sanborn Maps - Raleigh
How to obtain historic Raleigh Property and Area maps from the Sanborn Map Company via NC LIVE.
Preservation North Carolina Historic Preservation Society of Durham
NC Historic Preservation Office State of NC Historic Preservation Office Other Links Links for More Information
Local Planning Activities

Building and Remodeling Your Home
Susan Susanka
The author of Not So Big House, Susanka is a revolutionary architect with innovative new ideas about the American home.
Historic Preservation Tax Credits
North Carolina and Federal Preservation Tax Credits.
Raleigh Historic District Design Guidelines
Approvals needed to make exterior changes in local Historic Districts.
Links for More Information

Cultural Resources
NC Museum of Art
BTI Center Raleigh
NC Symphony Community Theaters
Artspace Raleigh
The Independent
Largest free local paper in the Triangle.
DowntownRaleigh.com
Great online resource for happenings in Raleigh's downtown.
Links for More Information
The North Carolina Arts Council's Arts Directory.

Colleges and Universities
NC State University
Raleigh, NC
UNC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Duke University
Durham, NC
Shaw University
Raleigh, NC
Wake Forest University
Winstom Salem, NC
NC Central University
Durham, NC
Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
Saint Augustine's College
Raleigh, NC
South Eastern Theological Baptist Seminary
Wake Forest, NC
Durham Tech Community College
Durham, NC
William Peace University
Raleigh, NC
Wake Tech Community College
Wake County, NC