Music & Summer Fun!

I love attending outdoor concerts with family and friends this time of year! This is just a quick reminder of some of my favorites. Hope to see you at one of the events soon! 

Backdoor Music on the Lawn There will be 8 FREE (3 hour) concerts on Thursday nights from May to September. The shows start at 6:00 PM and most feature two bands. Picnics and coolers are welcome but no glass, please. Food and beverages are also available at the American Tobacco restaurants that surround the Amphitheater. Concerts are held next to the Lucky Strike Water tower.   

"Find Your Cool" Summer Concert Series Is an annual concert series put on by Downtown Durham, Inc. and held on Thursday nights at the CCB Plaza (where "Major the Bull" statue is located). Concerts are 7-8:30 and will feature eclectic bands. 

Rock the Park Music and Concert Series Is sponsored by Durham Parks and Recreation and occurs on Saturday evenings at various local parks around Durham. Music runs 6-8:00 PM and movies are 8-10:00 PM. 

Music in the Gardens  is a summer music series held at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, on the lawn beside the visitor center. The concerts are on Wednesdays and start at 7:00 PM.

Brightleaf Square Concert Series  is a popular free venue because you can dine outside and enjoy the lovely setting of the historic district. Concerts last from 7-9:00 PM.

Music on Main is being brought back at the Streets of Southpoint Mall. The concerts are held outside close to the movie theater and are 6-9:00 PM. 

Blues on The Plaza Northgate Mall is getting in on the action and kicking off a concert series on Fridays from 6-9:00 PM.

Take a look at these links for more fun events happening in Durham and The Triangle. Free Outdoor Music in The Triangle and Things to do in Durham.

Fix It or Not? What to Ask When Prepping Your Home for Sale!

This is a great article. Please give me a call if you want to know what the trends are in your neighborhood. I will be glad to give you a free market analysis and make recommendations to help you get your home market ready. There is a low inventory and Buyers are ready. I can help you get ready too! Don't spend money before talking to me. 
Lets talk about selling your home...919-475-9460

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

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