If you're spending this holiday season in a new home, our real estate agents think a special celebration is in order. A new home is a perfect excuse to try out some new holiday traditions. Try out these ways to celebrate in your new home or to help you get to know your new neighborhood.
Host a Holiday Housewarming
Everyone loves a festive gathering, so celebrate your new home by hosting a housewarming party filled with holiday cheer. Start by decorating the front of your home with holiday string lights and sparkly tinsel that illuminates the trees. Next, welcome guests with a front walkway lined with candy canes, reindeer, or baskets of poinsettias that lead to a holiday wreath on your front door. When guests step inside, be sure to offer a tour of your new place!
Deck the Halls
Even if you don't plan on hosting a party, you can still decorate your new space! The holiday season is the perfect time to showcase your new home to family and friends, so feel free to deck the halls with special things that create a warm welcome and holiday atmosphere:
Adorn the Christmas tree with bubbling lights, colorful glass ornaments, hand-made keepsakes, a tree-topper, and wrapped gifts
Decorate the mantle with fresh greenery, pine cones, and holly berries
Light up the fireplace with a roaring, warm fire
Put on your favorite holiday playlist
Scatter holiday scented candles throughout the house
Throw holiday quilts over sofas and chairs
Enjoy a Holiday Light Show
Looking for some holiday cheer around town? Raleigh has some amazing holiday light show events you don't want to miss, so bundle up and head to a couple that will fill the night sky with a beautiful holiday glow. If it's your first holiday season calling Raleigh home, stop by these light shows:
Welcome the Holidays with Music
Raleigh is home to one of the country's most beautiful concert halls, The Durham Performing Arts Center. Why not celebrate your new home with a special holiday concert that warms the heart? During December, the Performing Arts Center is hosting 3 wonderful holiday musicals:
Performance times and ticket prices vary by which day you attend. Mark a date on your calendar and purchase your tickets online, but don't procrastinate because tickets go quickly for holiday musicals.
There's no place like home for the holidays! If you're considering buying or selling a home in Raleigh, contact us for information and prices on properties in desired areas.
Time with friends and family is an exciting part of the holiday season. Was your home volunteered for this year's holiday gathering? While hosting an event can be stressful, our real estate agents recommend following these tips to be a great host this holiday season.
Want a home with more space for your holiday events? Contact us today to start your search!
Are you ready to give back to neighbors in need and support the community you love this holiday season? Holiday meals are essential to the experience of the season, and our Turkeys for the Triangle program is focused on providing holiday meals for food-insecure people in the Triangle.
This year, you can help us feed more than 20,000 people in local communities during the holidays. The HPW Foundation partners with a variety of local non-profits, churches, and homeless shelters to distribute turkeys to those in need.
In the 18 years since our Turkeys for the Triangle initiative was founded, it has donated more than 38,000 turkeys and helped feed over 160,000 people for holiday meals. Funds are raised through the sale of $5 raffle tickets during the holiday season, with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the purchase of turkeys.
Turkeys for the Triangle was established by Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Founder and Chairman Don Walston, who said:
"It breaks my heart to know that there are families in our local communities who struggle to put food on the table, especially during the holidays when so many of us are celebrating with special meals. Turkeys for the Triangle is our answer to that sad reality; it is a way our company, our clients, and our kind neighbors can give to the greater good, to feed those in need."
How to Contribute to Turkeys for the Triangle
Throughout the holiday season, our HPW team will be selling $5 raffle tickets to support Turkeys for the Triangle. Are you ready to lend a helping hand, and help a community member create holiday memories this year?
It's easy to purchase your tickets today online, and we appreciate your support! Tickets are available now at our Turkeys for the Triangle website for $5 dollars each or 5 tickets for $20, with some outstanding prizes available for raffle winners.
Turkeys for the Triangle 2021 Raffle Prizes
With each raffle ticket that you purchase, you will gain an entry to win one of the many great prizes available this year:
Grand Prize: Trip for Two to Destination of Choice (Up to $2,000 Value)
6-month Membership to Winc.com Wine Club
Tandem Sky Diving for Two
Apple Watch Series 6
$500 Target Gift Card
65" Flat Screen TV
Are you thinking of selling your home during the holiday season? While this is a busy time of year, it can actually be a great time to sell. If you stage your home appropriately for the holidays, the cozy, celebratory vibe can really appeal to potential buyers. Our real estate agents have plenty of tips for staging a home at the most wonderful time of the year.
There are plenty of buyers looking for Raleigh homes for sale around the holidays. If you're thinking about selling your home this season, keep the staging tips above in mind. Contact us to learn more about our real estate services and how our agents can make selling easier.
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and our real estate agents want to help you make the most of it. Mark your calendar for these exciting holiday events taking place in December around the Triangle.
Where is your perfect Triangle home for the holidays? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston for help with your year-round real estate needs.
October is in full swing, meaning it's time to make your Halloween plans. If your evening includes a trick-or-treating session, our real estate agents suggest following these guidelines to ensure that all your little ghosts and goblins remain safe:
Reading is a wonderful way to gain new perspectives on familiar topics. Not only is the Triangle a desired location that people want to move to, writers often use this area as a backdrop for their novels. See the Triangle through new eyes in these books that our real estate agents will be reading to celebrate Book Lovers Day on August 9th.
The holiday season seems to fly by, and it's easy to get caught up in all of the festivities. Unfortunately, between the shopping and parties, many of us lose sight of the real spirit of the season. This is a special time of the year symbolized by good tidings and cheer. Our real estate agents encourage you to give the gift of compassion, kindness, and charity this holiday season by giving back to our Raleigh communities.
We hope you take a moment this holiday season to express your kindness to those in need. Remember, every act, no matter how small, can make a huge impact on someone's life. As always, feel free to contact us if you need assistance selling or buying Raleigh homes for sale.
With the holiday season in full swing, it's time to select a Christmas tree for your home. A real Christmas tree is a charming option that instantly lends a festive touch to your space. Our real estate agents know that a home with gorgeous decorations appeals to potential buyers.
Not only does a real Christmas tree fill your home with the seasonal smell of pine, but it helps support the local businesses who grew, transported, and sold the tree. Here are some guidelines to follow to help you pick the best Christmas tree for your home.
Want a home with more space for holiday decorations? Contact us today to explore your options!