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Homemade Masks in Raleigh

While the current COVID-19 crisis has upended life as we know it, many people are finding creative ways to help out their neighbors and show that they care. Several people have reached out to our real estate agents, asking what they can do to support our local community. 

If you want to make a contribution to medical professionals and others who need personal protective equipment (PPE), you may consider joining the many Americans who are making homemade face masks to help stop the spread of this virus. One of the best ways to do this is to join the national group called "Face Mask Warriors."

How to Work With Face Mask Warriors 

The North Carolina branch of this group has over 2,500 followers on its Facebook page. Request to join the group, and you can learn more about the project and connect with other like-minded individuals. 

If you're ready to jump in, visit their website. From here, you can request information regarding how to donate completed masks or learn more about how to volunteer to create masks, caps, or gowns. They'll provide you with the patterns and, if necessary, they'll also give you the materials you'll need. When you've completed your projects, you can either drop them off at a designated location or request that they come and pick them up from your home. 

Currently, the group has donated masks to UNC Health and is gathering a collection for Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary. This organization is currently looking for about 300 adult-sized masks for their residents. Other organizations can also request masks on the Face Mask Warriors website. As stay-at-home orders begin to be lifted, it's likely that the need will continue to increase.

Don't Sew? You Can Still Help!

Even if you don't sew, you can still join the group and help out. They also need people to drop off and pick up materials and completed projects. You could also donate materials or volunteer the outside of your home to be a designed drop-off point. 

The completed masks and other PPE are being donated to health care facilities, certain hospitals, and other organizations that need them. Note that not all organizations are accepting homemade masks, so it's best to join a group like this one to ensure that your efforts are as effective as possible. 

During these uncertain times, it's easy to feel helpless. However, taking steps like this can make you feel more in control while also helping to make the world a better place. 

Your Raleigh Real Estate Professionals

Have you been thinking about buying or selling a home when things get back to normal? The good news is, you don't have to wait! We're still showing Raleigh homes for sale and helping our clients reach their real estate goals. Contact us today to learn more and get started. 


Virtual Tours April 24

Here at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, we continue to make the safety and well-being of our agents and clients our top priority. We will work to ensure that all possible safety measures and precautions are being taken. We are committed to maintaining reliable service to our clients while doing our part to limit the spread of the COVID-19.

With that said, real estate is still moving as we are now in the midst of the spring market. There is still a demand for real estate and we are still here to help!

Our agents will be hosting virtual tours for their numerous open houses this weekend so be sure to check them out! For even more virtual tours of our listings, head over to



Featured Virtual Tours


103 Buckner Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27517


Sq Ft: 4,333 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

103 Buckner Lane

1405 Barony Lake Way, Raleigh, NC 27614


Sq Ft: 9,684 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 6 (full) 3 (1/2)

1405 Barony Lake Way

123 Old Larkspur Way, Chapel Hill NC 27516


Sq Ft: 3,900 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

123 Old Larkspur Way,

1909 Cadenza Lane Raleigh, NC 27614


Sq Ft: 4,950 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

1909 Cadenza Lane

115 Briery Branch Court, Morrisville, NC 27560


Sq Ft: 6,387 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

115 Briery Branch Court

3708 Knollcreek Drive, Apex, NC 27539


Sq Ft: 3,761 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

3708 Knollcreek Drive

117 Jasmine Drive, Clayton, NC 27527


Sq Ft: 6,800 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 (full) 1 (1/2)

117 Jasmine Drive

5101 Doughtymews Lane, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526


Sq Ft: 4,879 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

5101 Doughtymews Lane


Raleigh Random Acts of Kindness

During tough times, our Raleigh community comes together. Our real estate agents are proud to call the Raleigh area home and are determined to spread some kindness across the community. Here are some simple random acts of kindness you can complete in the Raleigh area to help others during these difficult times. 

  • Donate to or Volunteer at a Food Bank - Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, 1924 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604
    With people shut in and low on funds, it's difficult for them to maintain healthy eating habits, especially if they have kids. Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is continuing to serve local residents in need while following CDC's best practices. You can help by donating funds, holding a virtual food drive or volunteering with a self-scheduled shift on the website. The Raleigh distribution center is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Adopt a Rescue Animal - SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Ln., Raleigh, NC 27603
    SPCA of Wake County is working hard to care for these animals until they can be rehomed. The shelter is currently closed, but the organization is accepting applications and conducting phone meetings so you can reserve the pet of your choice until adoptions resume. Each day at 2 p.m., a staff member conducts a Facebook Live event where you can view the dogs and cats currently available for adoption. If you're not in a position to adopt, consider a financial donation toward SPCA's expenses.

  • Support Healthcare Workers - Duke Health, 1233-D Front St., Raleigh, NC 27609
    Healthcare workers such as those in the Duke Health system are working tirelessly around the clock to care for patients. They desperately need supplies such as N95, surgical and looped masks along with sealed boxes of gloves and eye protection. With blood bank supplies running low, healthcare providers are asking for healthy people to become donors. Finally, you can make a financial gift to the Duke COVID-19 Response Fund for research and testing. Donated supplies can be dropped off at the Raleigh location from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays.

  • Send Greeting Cards to Nursing Home Residents - Capital Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3000 Holston Ln., Raleigh, NC 27610
    Extra precautions are being taken to protect people in nursing home and long-term care facilities who are more vulnerable to health risks. Sadly, these people are feeling even more isolated from friends and loved ones at a time when they need support the most. Take a few minutes to brighten the day of patients at places such as Capital Nursing and Rehabilitation with a cheerful greeting card. Be sure to call the facility first and ask about any special procedures they may have regarding cards and delivery.

  • Help Neighbors
    Lending a helping hand to neighbors in need is a great way to lift the spirits of everyone involved, especially if you know any healthcare providers, first responders or elderly people. Here are just a few ideas of how you can assist those around you: mow the lawn; shop for groceries; pick up prescriptions; babysit; walk dogs; give restaurant or grocery store gift cards; share supplies; call or text just to say hi.

Howard Perry and Walston is proud to be part of such a caring and supportive community. Contact us for more information about Raleigh homes for sale


Raleigh Gardening

Scientific studies show that gardening burns calories lowers blood pressure, relieves stress, and elevates your mood. Our real estate agents love to unwind working on their gardens. Plus, it's a great way to enjoy the North Carolina sunshine while practicing social distancing.

Starting a garden of your own is super easy. Use these five tips to start a thriving vegetable garden in your own Raleigh backyard.

  1. Decide on a Location
    First, look for a spot where the garden will receive at least eight hours of daily sunlight. Plants also need plenty of moisture, so make sure the garden will be close to a ready source of water, such as a faucet or hose. Stick with areas away from trees, shrubs, and other large growth that may steal valuable resources from the plants.

  2. Select a Garden Type
    Planting seeds directly in the ground isn't the only way to create a garden. Depending on the type of soil and other factors, that method may not even be the best way. Container gardens and raised beds are two options that allow you to control the type of soil used. They're also good choices if you're dealing with limited space.

    According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, the biggest mistake made by beginning gardeners is being overenthusiastic. It's better to start small and expand later rather than bite off more than you can chew (no pun intended).

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Virtual Tours April 11-12

Here at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, we continue to make the safety and well-being of our agents and clients our top priority. We will work to ensure that all possible safety measures and precautions are being taken. We are committed to maintaining reliable service to our clients while doing our part to limit the spread of the COVID-19.

With that said, real estate is still moving as we are now in the midst of the spring market. There is still a demand for real estate and we are still here to help!

Our agents will be hosting virtual tours for their numerous open houses this weekend so be sure to check them out! For even more virtual tours of our listings, head over to



Featured Virtual Tours


301 Highwood Pines, Cary, NC 27519


Sq Ft: 4,755 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 (full)

301 Highwood Pines

400 Westwood Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Sq Ft: 3,379 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

400 Westwood Drive

106 Arrowstone Court, Morrisville, NC 27560


Sq Ft: 4,635 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 5 (full)

106 Arrowstone Court

2901 Market Bridge Lane, #105, Raleigh, NC 27608


Sq Ft: 1,487 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 (full)

2901 Market Bridge Lane

115 Burgundy Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27516


Sq Ft: 4,027 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

115 Burgundy Ln

5360 Cypress Lane, Raleigh, NC 27609


Sq Ft: 2,470 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

5360 Cypress Ln

108 Balsam Lane, Clayton, NC 27527


Sq Ft: 1,823 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 (full)

108 Balsam Lane


New Construction

If you favor a home that's brand new or want to customize as many of the home's details as possible, you might want to consider purchasing a new construction property. A new construction property allows you to be the first person to live in the home. Know what to expect with a new construction property with these 5 things listed below. 

  1. The Current Status of the Home
    New construction homes come in a variety of options. It's possible to start with bare land, design every element of the home, and have the builder construct the property according to your specifications. Another type of new construction allows you to choose from a set of different home designs and finishes; while you can still customize the home, your options might be limited. One more alternative is a home that's mostly built but permits the buyer to pick out some of the finishing details, like the flooring, paint colors, and countertops. Generally, the more you customize a home, the longer it will take to build. Keep your moving timeline in mind when checking out Raleigh homes for sale
  2. Whether the Builder Will Handle Any Exterior Projects
    Pay attention to the home's exterior and ask the builder what, if any, projects they plan to complete for the property's outside space. It's not uncommon for a builder to forgo planting flowers, adding trees, and seeding a lush, green lawn. If you're responsible for these items, you'll need to make sure the work and associated costs are manageable for your budget and schedule.

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Raleigh Dream Home

Let's face it, your home is probably the most significant investment you'll ever make. Ultimately, you want it to be a space you are your family will enjoy for years to come.

Thanks to virtual tours, homebuyers are able to tour many properties without leaving their comfy couch. Making home buying options seem endless!

And with so many options out there, how do you know that you've found "the one"?

Think you've found the perfect home for you among the many Raleigh homes for sale

Follow these signs, to determine if that home you just virtually toured is the one!

  1. See the Real Picture

    When you view the home, you instantly feel a spark. Everything about the house fits into your idea of a perfect home. Sure, there might be things you want to change, but you come up with solutions rather than focusing on the negatives.

  2. "Ticks All The Boxes"

    Before you started touring available homes in the area, you probably thought of a list of must-haves for your new home. For example, you might need a home that has 3 bathrooms. If a home ticks all those boxes (and then some) you may have found the one!

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