North Street Community in Durham prospering

North Street Community

Since 2011, TightLines Designs' David Maurer and Craig Bethel have been working alongside Legacy Real Property Group, Reality Ministries, and several families with and without disabilities to create a community for special-needs families in Durham. The project was not a small one - renovating 16 existing, dilapidated quadruplexes from the mid-1900s. Three years later though, there are only a few buildings left and the North Street Community is growing and prospering.

TightLines Designs receives 2014 Anthemion Award!

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We are excited to announce that on September 15th, TightLines Designs accepted a 2014 Anthemion Award with Telegraph Road Properites, Raleigh Restoration Group, and Triangle Interiors for the Residential and Community Revitalization of the East Raleigh/South Park National Register Historic District!

Affordable Housing Workshop - April 1, 2014

Principal David Maurer will be participating in an Affordable Housing Workshop hosted by the AIA Triangle and NC State College of Design. This is part of their Spring 2014 Joint Lecture Series, titled "Situated Modernisms & Global Practice."

Could Salisbury's future include a touch of Raleigh's Cooke Street?

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Although it was completed a few years ago, Raleigh's Cooke Street development is still making headlines! Read below about how city officials in Salisbury, North Carolina are considering using Cooke Street as a model for some of their communities.

Could Salisbury's future include a touch of Raleigh's Cooke Street?

March 21, 2014

By David Whisenant


TightLines featured in THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Monique house plan

Read this endearing article about a Virginia woman becoming a first-time homeowner with our "Monique" house plan. Project Manager Craig Bethel was recently interviewed by the Hampton Roads newspaper about the plan.

An Affordable Place to Call Home


January 28, 2014


The first time a colleague shared information with Lavern Wilson about the HOME Investment Partnership Program, she handed the application to a coworker.

TightLines Exhibits at the 2013 Virginia Governor's Housing Conference

2013 Governor's Housing Conference

The team at TightLines attended and exhibited at the Governor's Housing Conference this week in Norfolk, Virginia.  The conference is the largest and most comprehensive affordable housing event of the year.

U.S. home builder sentiment stabilizes in November: NAHB

(Reuters, November 18, 2013) - U.S. homebuilder confidence stabilized in November after falling for two straight months, though steady home demand was tempered by worries about further fiscal battles in Washington, the National Association of Home Builders said on Monday.

Bird Houses & New Friends Made at the Cooke Street Carnival

Having a blast

On Saturday, October 19th, TightLines joined thousands of Raleigh citizens to celebrate local arts, culture and music at the annual Cooke Street Carnival.  Our team hosted a booth where dozens of bird houses were decorated by some very creative kids.

U.S. Existing Home Sales Fall, Price Appreciation Slows

WASHINGTON | Mon Oct 21, 2013  

(Reuters) - U.S. home resales fell in September and prices cooled as higher mortgage rates took the edge off the housing market recovery.

TightLines featured in THE FREE-LANCE STAR

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CVHC Homes Designed to be Efficient, Affordable

Drive through Mayfield these days and you’ll see many new homes that have been designed and built with efficiency and affordability as their top priorities.