Racial Restrictive Covenants and Wealth Inequity

An oft-stated adage in the United States goes something like, “home ownership, is a part of the American dream.” While this point of Americana can be debated, something more certain is that homeownership increases familial net worth and generational wealth overall.1 When a household owns a home, that property can serve as an asset which could be used to pay […]

An Introduction to the Durham County Register of Deeds Office

Who owns it? Who sold it? How much did it cost?  These are just a few of the questions that someone with a little time on their hands can answer  as they wander through the records at the Durham County Register of Deeds Office. History and mission Since 1881 when William Lowe was installed as Durham’s first Register, Durham’s Deeds […]