Under Contract in 12 Hours!

Take a look at this property at 5909 Rustic Wood Lane, Durham 27713. It went under contract in 12 hours. Who is next? Call me at 919-475-9460 to discuss your home value. 

Full Frame Festival 2014

I'm super EXCITED about the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival on April 3rd- 6th. I'm honored to be volunteering again this year but wanted to make sure you saw the Film List that was just released today. Take a look at the website, make plans to attend and check out the Free Screenings that are available. This is a fantastic event! The passes have already sold out but tickets will go on sale March 27th so mark your calendar. 

In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director. 

~Alfred Hitchcock

What is the Real Estate Market doing?

Take a look at the video provided by our Triangle Multiple Listing Services. Let me know if you would like more data and if you are interested in knowing how your neighborhood compares with the overall information in The Triangle. Contact me at 919-475-9460 or Stacie@StacieDye.com.

Rare Music Concert...

Have you attended any of the Free Concerts at Duke? Mark your calendars because you will not want to miss any in the future. The  Baroque music on Baroque musical instruments, performed by Duke faculty Eric Pritchard and Randall Love, with Visiting Artist, William Conable (also an Alexander Technique teacher)was delightful! 

Take a look:

The concert was located in the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building. There is a beautiful collection of Musical Instruments on display. 

This is "WHY" I do what I do!

In 2009 my family and I moved from Jacksonville Florida to the Raleigh area to plant a church 

and to attend a graduate program at Duke University. Like many families that move to a new 

area, we knew nothing of our surroundings nor did we have any connections or ties to this city. 

Magnifying this blindness was our need to find adequate housing for our family in a location that 

would provide the kind of environment that is conducive for raising a family. This is when we 

had the privilege of meeting our wonderful friend StacieDye.

The first time we met Stacie she warmly welcomed us to the area...with a long list of potential 

homes. She answered our many questions with EXTREME patience, laughed at our daughters 

endless jokes and never batted an eye whenever we asked her to show us "just one more 


We didn't find our home that day... or that year. We knew exactly what we wanted and Stacie 

stuck with us for FOUR years while we hunted. There were days when the houses we looked 

at were over an hour apart...and still she drove. There were days when I couldn't join my wife in 

looking at a home and Stacie would walk in first, Mace in hand, ready to protect! 

There have been graduation parties, church functions and family lunches spent with Stacie 

over the past four years...and as the years went by our relationship with Stacie changed from 

a realtor/client relationship to a friendship. Stacie has integrity, steadfastness, honesty and 

kindness. She is loyal, trustworthy and, well, simply amazing at her job!

We moved into our new home in the beginning of October. It is everything we looked for...and 


After we signed the papers, took the pictures and moved in...Stacie topped this experience with 

an incredible gesture. She threw us a house warming party and invited our friends and new 

neighbors. Imagine that!!!!!!

 I can't imagine there being a better realtor in the Triangle Area. Anyone I know looking for a 

home I send Stacie's way. Why wouldn't you have this woman on your side???

Shane Comellas

Movie Madness 2013...

I absolutely LOVE going to the movies and it's a family and friends tradition to view as many movies as possible between Thanksgiving and the New Year. So I thought it was appropriate to share our reviews with you. Take a look and we hope to see you in the movies...

Last Vegas I actually saw this film twice because I went to the free screening too. This movie was just a blast to watch! More than just comedy this is a great story about family, friendship and loyalty. 

The Best Man Holiday - This was a funny, then heartwarming, then hilarious and then brought tears to my eyes. Good Stuff!

The Book Thief- This is an Award Winning movie! We fell in love with Sophie NĂ©lisse the main character. This is an emotional, sweet, passionate story that is filled with hope during the horrors of World War II, Germany. 

Dallas Buyers Club- This was a fantastic performance by Matthew McConaughey (not in his usual pretty boy state). Jarred Leto was phenomenal too. This was based on a true story and it was Raw, Rough, Edgy and Real. 

Philomena- What a pleasant surprise! We had never seen a trailer or heard about this movie and it was great! This was a gentle, fascinating, funny, heartbreaking and unforgettable film. This film brought the most discussion afterwards of how we handle forgiveness.

Frozen- Thank you Disney! I loved that that not every Princess needs a Prince. Visually Perfect! I borrowed a sassy little kid for this movie and we both enjoyed it. 

American Hustle- Fantastic Cast but sloooow at times. Meh! We were a little disappointed by the story but Loved the Fashion!

Black Nativity- (Musical) There were only a few people at this show and it got poor ratings but we enjoyed it. The story and cast were good. Sweet Film!

The Wolf of Wall Street- This is an insane true story! This was a film about bad people doing bad things and cheating other while doing so. I may need to seek therapy after viewing this film and I'm not sure if it was because of the film or the fact that I witnessed it with my Mom. Powerful performance by Leonardo DiCaprio but it was painful 3 hours of Glorifying Sex, Drugs, Cursing...Sex, Drugs, Cursing... Sex, Drugs, Cursing... all while being perverted with money and greed. This movie should have been Rated "NC-17" or "R" because it was intense. Whew!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire- I'm not a Hunger Games follower but enjoyed this movie much more than the first one. 
The cinematography was beautiful, the Story and Characters were
strong! I loved the Costumes and want a butterfly dress and matching eyelashes now.  

Saving Mr. Banks- Delightful and Sweet! This film was well done and full of an unexpected darker storyline. The Cast was excellent and it's a must see movie whether you're a Mary Poppins fan or not. 

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas- Get Ready to LAUGH! It is hard to believe that Tyler Perry is still bringing us Madea but the movies never disappoint. It's not Oscar worthy but if you need a few hours of entertainment and laughter go for it.

Grudge Match- I had the opportunity to view the screening of this film before it was released. I didn't have much expectation and I'm not a Stallone fan but it was fun, lighthearted and had a nice story. Better-Than-Expected-Comedy. We went in with hope and were entertained. 

Spinning Plates- (Documentary) I missed this film at Full Frame but heard rave reviews so I was excited to finally see it. I was Blown Away and left the theater feeling like a better person by just watching the film. It is not just about food and restaurants. The story unfolds on many layers and is compelling and passionate. 

Please share what you have seen and would suggest! 

Top 6 Legal Tips of 2013

Top 6 Legal Tips of 2013

From elder care to social networking and starting a small business, we provided legal tips on a wide range of topics in 2013. These 6 tips include some of our most popular and helpful articles of the year. If you have questions about these or any other legal matters contact your LegalShield provider law firm today.
  1. Rules of Debt Collection: The laws on debt collection limit the methods that collection agents can use. Our article from February 2013 explains those limits and your rights as a consumer. Read the full article here.
  2. Power of Attorney (POA): A POA is a powerful legal instrument allowing someone you appoint to act on your behalf on medical, legal and business matters. Learn more about POAs from our January 2013 article The 11 Things You MUST Know About a Power of Attorney.
  3. Long-term Elder Care Planning: There are many issues to consider and decisions to make about elder care. Making decisions before the onset of a health crisis is vital. Read our 7 CRITICAL Elder Care Legal Tips to learn more.
  4. Protect Your Mobile Device and Data: Mobile phones, tablets and laptops contain a great deal of personal data and are expensive to replace. Our September 2013 article 6 Ways to Protect Your Mobile Device from Theft, offers excellent tips for minimizing risk and protecting your data. Read the full article here.
  5. Social Networking Safety: Legal issues of client confidentiality and anonymity as well as criminal and civil liability can all come into play when social networking. It is important that you know the dangers of social networking and limit your personal legal risk. Read our full article from August 2013 for more information.
  6. Starting a Small Business: Knowing what to expect and having an attorney on your side can make all the difference when starting your new business. From business plans, insurance, permits, licenses and intellectual property law, the considerations are numerous and often confusing. Your LegalShield provider law firm is ready to help. Read our article 7 Legal Tips for Starting a Business for more details.

This information was provided by Legal Shield.