Archives: August 2009

So Much To Do At The NC Museum of Art

Take In A Movie Under The Stars At The NC Museum of Art

Yes I know that summer is almost over but with cooler weather approaching now may be the perfect time to take the entire family to enjoy a movie at the NC Museum of Art For $3 per person you can sit on the lawn and take in a hit movie under the stars.  This truly is a fun family event.  Here is more info directly from the NC ART Museum website:

“For over a dozen years, the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park, a 2,700-capacity open-air theater (and a work of art in itself!), has made the North Carolina Museum of Art a favorite destination for lovers of great music and movies as well as fine art and sculpture. Experience the best in the arts—indoors and out—at the North Carolina Museum of Art.


Tickets for all concerts can be purchased on-line or by calling the Museum Box Office at (919) 715-5923. Movie tickets must be purchased in person or by calling the Museum Box Office.  The Box Office opens two hours prior to all outdoor performances and movies. No refunds or exchanges, unless event is canceled due to adverse weather conditions and headlining performer completes fewer than 30 minutes of the scheduled performance.  $3 General Admission (unless otherwise noted).  Free to Museum members and children 6 and under.  Members must show current membership card and photo ID at the Museum Box Office.

Here is the upcoming movie schedule:

  • Aug 22 – The Sting
  • Aug 28 – Gone with the wind
  • Sep 4 – Iron Man
  • Sep 25 – Australia

Besides just movies the NC Museum of Art offers lots of great activities including popular exhibits, concerts, workshops, tours, festivals, lectures and art day’s. Weather you are new to the Triangle or a native we are lucky to have the NC Museum of Art located here in Raleigh for all of us to enjoy.

I know I say it all the time but I just LOVE living in the Triangle!  To learn more about the many great events, activities and things to do here in the Triangle please visit my Live In Raleigh website anytime day or night!

– Walking With You Every Step Of The Way!

Jenn Nowalk Raleigh REALTOR/Broker

New Construction – I Love It and Can Help You Love It!

Great New Construction Opportunities In Raleigh and the Triangle

I love new construction- I just love it! Love it! Love it! I love watching homes come alive during the construction process and when families move in. I love seeing streetscapes take shape and communities form.  I love the smell of fresh paint and the thought of knowing that you are the first person to ever lay on the carpet. Being the first to put the key in the lock and then know that you are the first person to help create the character and charm of the home.  That is just priceless.

New Construction brings a lot of excitement.

New Construction brings a lot of excitement.

The Triangle is filled with so many incredibly talented, capable and dedicated new home custom builders. I have been fortunate to work with many of them and these experiences have brought my love for new construction to a whole new level. The care and dedication for what they do is often overlooked. Many spend countless hours thinking about how someone will live in the home and new styles and techniques they can bring to their homes, as well as, features that future homeowners will enjoy and benefit from. They work countless hours to make their homes better.

To some building a new home can be overwhelming, but if you have the right people working with you and for you it can be a fun and exciting experience! There are many things to consider when deciding to buy or build a new construction home- here are a few things to consider:

  • Community– lifestyle and neighborhood amenities
  • Builder
  • Floor plan that fits your lifestyle
  • Picking the right homesite
  • Standard features vs. Upgraded features
  • Design Appointments
  • Allowances and Overages
  • Energy Star or Green Building Features/Techniques
  • Incentives
  • Deposits
  • Building Time Lines
  • Stages of the Building/Construction Process
  • Initial Floor Plan Review and Changes
  • Home staked on the lot
  • Pre-sheetrock walk
  • Final walk-through and new home orientation
  • Closing
  • Warranties
  • Maintenance

My new construction knowledge, experience and passion helps my clients in many ways. If you are a buyer who wants to build a new home, but not sure where to start or of the process- I am here to walk with you every step of the way!  For more information please contact me at 919-454-8173 or visit my website

Walking With You Every Step Of The Way!

– Jenn Nowalk Raleigh REALTOR Broker