Archives: December 2012

Happy New Year In Raleigh

If you are still without a New Year’s Eve plan, head down to Raleigh’s First Night celebration, featuring what is possibly the world’s largest acorn! First Night is an all-day celebration in downtown Raleigh, with events beginning at 2 PM that continues into the evening to ring in the New Year with the acorn drop […]

Pending Home Sales Up In November

The pending home sales index rose 1.7% in November to 106.4, which is the highest level since April 2010. The index measures the number of contracts filed to buy homes. If you exclude the months that were bolstered by the homebuyer tax credit, which caused a spike in sales, this is the highest reading since February […]

Post Holiday Getaway?

 You have all probably begun the task of taking down the stockings, clearing out the boughs of holly, and sorting through endless toys needing batteries or sweaters one size too small. In the days immediately following the holidays, we tend to feel a sense of exhaustion, as opposed to that relaxed feeling one would get […]

Home Prices Up 4.3% For Year

Home prices have risen 4.3% in the past year, ending in October, according to the S&P Case-Shiller index. Home prices are being driven higher by rising demand, strong investor interest, a shrinking inventory of homes, and fewer foreclosed properties. The existing home inventory fell again in November to a 4.8 month supply according to the […]

Film Holiday Videos At Crabtree Valley Mall!

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston has partnered with Crabtree Valley Mall to offer filming of holiday cheer videos to send to friends and family, a service that will be free to mall patrons. Record a message of cheer, sing your favorite holiday song, or send your love to friends and family AND get some […]

Unemployment Filings Drop For Fourth Straight Week

The number of Americans filing for unemployment fell for the fourth straight week; the Labor Department reported that weekly applications fell 29,000 last week to 343,000. That is the lowest number in two months, and the second lowest total in 2012. The numbers spiked in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but have now returned to […]

Triangle Home Sales Up 25% In November

Triangle area home sales were up nearly 25% year-over-year in November. The median sales price for the region was up 6.2% to $197,574 compared to $186,000 for the same month in the previous year. There were also at least four homes in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties that sold at a price in excess of […]