A Peak into the Design Plan of our Raleigh Flip

This house is a split level. It is actually the first split level we have had the opportunity to renovate. The design has been a challenge, but exciting to take on. Split levels often lend themselves well to more modern designs, which is why we named this house “The Modern Split”. Key elements we are inclined to incorporate into the design are a more narrow board and batton siding, horizontal stained wood accents, assymetrical elements, and either clean and white with dark accents, or bold contrast 

Crisp white combined with large, dark house numbers and incorporating horizontal wood elements, like the planter box shown above. is one option …

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Bold contrasting colors. The dark grey combined with the light grey in the top right picture, along with the wood elements seen in the bottom right picture adequately give a visual for what the outcome of this exterior elevation may be. 

Bringing in some of the antique brass once again to this project. Clean lines, cool greys, mixed with warm woods and classic shapes will be a nice combination. 

These are the lights selected for the main living space, which will include two pendants over the island, an entry light (the honeycomb fixture) and a dining light. This dining room light (from West Elm) will help to tie the antique brass and matte black hardware together. 

The open layout will lend itself well to entertaining. The kitchen will have white and grey shaker cabinets, a herringbone backsplash as seen below and quartz countertops. Some of the hardware will also be antique brass, bringing together the style of the light fixtures. 

Either outside on the porch or inside on the small section of stairs, the plan is to have a more modern railing. 

Currently, we are in the planning process of built-ins for the front entry. A drop zone, such as seen above will be instrumental to the functionality of this house. 

On another note … we have great news!!

We have passed all rough-in inspections for the city of Raleigh!!!

This is when the fun part begins! Get ready to see lots of visual changes to the Modern Split in the coming days! Stay tuned and be sure to follow us on instagram @theinspiringinvestment and visit our Facebook page! 

Until Next Time…


Do you have a house you want to sell?

We want to buy it…. for CASH!

We are different than other home buyers in the Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, ect…

Being family owned, our desire is for you to feel safe and treat you like family when selling your house to us. Fostering a strong client relationship based on open communication throughout the process is our priority, ensuring excellent client service. Every situation is unique and we will work to find a solution to your real estate problem. 

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Liz had a great experience with us… 

“The circumstances that led to the selling of the family home were complicated and exhausting. Working with The Inspiring Investment was such a delight because everything went as planned. From the initial meeting to the house closing, Uriah’s frequent communication kept us all in the loop. Uriah worked hard to make sure there were no surprises. I whole heartedly recommend this group to anyone looking to sell or buy a home.”

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Why some people don’t sell…

The most common problem people have when trying to sell a house is the relationship between the condition of their home and the price a buyer is willing to pay – even in the current market. Most people who are looking for a house, want a house that needs no work. If a house has not been well maintained it will affect the price you can sell it for, and in many cases, effect the potential buyer’s ability to get financing. We buy houses in ANY condition. We take care of the deferred maintanence and necessary updates. We can pay cash and close quickly with minimal headaches.

Selling on MLS can be stressful and you may have to put more money into your house so it will sell…

New disclosure laws (TRID) have slowed a traditional home sales down even more than before. It used to drag on for months to close and now you can add another month to that! When selling a home, often you have to go through and fix everything in your house, deal with weeks or months of showings, then have a buyer come and ask you to fix another 50 items the home inspector dug up. We won’t do that. You will not be required to make any repairs… and we can even close in as little as 48 hours after contracts are signed.

We can pay CASH for your house – and fast – or as slow as you need to!

No matter the condition, from the prettiest to the ugliest, we will take your house problems away – and we will work with you in your specific situation.

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Let us list it for you..

If your property is in great condition and a cash offer is not for you, let me list it for you. Uriah is an experienced & licensed real estate broker and would love the opportunity to represent you. Give us a call and we will get back to you ASAP.

*Photo credit: Kelly Edwards*


The Inspiring Investment team has grown and we are happy to welcome our Assistant Project Manager, Joe Wilkins to the Inspiring Investment Family! 

We look forward to increasing our capacity to serve our community by purchasing and renovating houses in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. 

If you have a house in the Wake County area and you want to sell it, fill out this form below, or give us a call at 919-439-2911.



A Word about a Local Raleigh Small Business

Decorating and Staging are things I really enjoy being a part of here at The Inspiring Investment. While staging the houses we are about to put on the market, I usually take extra care to make a house feel like a home. One way to do this is by decorating using candles. It helps the home smell nice and can be that perfect little item to complete an arrangement.

As I am sure you have seen on our Instagram and Facebook page, we are doing a giveaway with a Raleigh small business – Oak City Candles. I asked her to tell us a little about her products:

We hand-craft natural, soy, wax candles right here in Raleigh, North Carolina. Family owned and operated since 2010, we are graciously named a preferred vendor in Southern Bride & Groom Magazine 2016. We care about our earth and its inhabitants, so we use high quality, all natural, and chemical free ingredients. We do not opt for cheap or mediocre fragrances. All of our fragrance oils and essential oils are certified phthylate free. Hand~poured in small batches, we use the highest concentration of fragrance oils recommended per pound of wax. Using all natural wicks and colors with no toxins, allows these candles to be great products. We are commited to providing outstanding customer experience.

We hope you will give her product a try and support a small local business! Here is a link to their Etsy page!


Outsourcing isn’t so bad…

So as some of you know, for quite some time we have been using our own furniture and knick-nacks to stage our houses, leaving our own home bare and sad looking. I will take most of the blame for this because:

  1. I think houses look better staged with non-grandma level furniture and decor.
  2. Our houses sell faster and for more because of it.
  3. I may have a slight control problem – I am usually picky about what goes in our houses.

But we have come to realize some things lately. We can’t do all the things ourselves. And sometimes outsourcing is good. It helps with productivity and efficiency. So that is what we did with The Holy Mouldings House. Outsourced.

We hired a local staging company I found on Instagram: Mint to Sell. The owners name is Aryn and she has a growing business. One thing I noticed about her is that she had great, simplistic taste. I must say, I was very pleased with the results. See for yourself!


Aryn staged the kitchen, living and breakfast area, along with the built-in bookshelves. She did a great job and was very professional. I highly recommend her to any house flipper or homeowner who is trying to sell for top dollar. Because of Aryn’s staging, we were under contract on this home in only 3 days!

Thanks Aryn!

Inspirations and Selections for the Yucko Stucco

When deterimining a design direction for the Yucko Stucco, per my usual, I scoured Pinterest for inspiration. Then I created a visual board using Power Point to help me see it all come together. Here is what I came up with:


sherwin williams benjamin moore light french gray storm



gun metal hardware square sink herringbone tile grey subway tile industrial faucet quartz countertops



Modern Chrome Fixtures Herringbone Tile grey cabinet marble floor frameless glass shower



Chrome Modern Clean Faucets



Grey themed tile subway slate marble and herringbone

This Yucko Stucco isn’t going to be Yucko for long…


Until Next Time…