Archives: May 2013

More Homes To Choose From For Home Buyers

The number of homes for sale is finally beginning to rise, which is good for buyers, who have been experiencing a bit of a shortage thus far this year. The for-sale inventory grew by 4.1% in April, up 1.75 million units according to Additionally the average list price was up 2.6% in April-good news […]

Raleigh Is Fit!

Not bad Raleigh! According to the American Fitness Index, Raleigh ranks as the 15th fittest metropolis in the U.S. The study, done by the American College of Sports Medicine, is based on health behaviors including smoking, exercise, obesity rates, chronic health problems, and access to health care. It also takes into account the environment, including […]

Housing Prices Jump

Home prices were up in March, making the biggest annual gain in almost seven years. The Case-Shiller index gained 1.1 percent in March, which beat analysts’ expectations. Prices in the 20 cities that make up the index jumped 10.9 percent year-over-year, again beating analysts’ forecasts of 10.2 percent. This represents the biggest increase since April […]

Ironman Comes To Raleigh

The inaugural Ironman 70.3 Raleigh event will be held this Sunday, June 2nd, and will take participants from Chatham County all the way to downtown Raleigh. The swim portion will take place at Jordan Lake in Chatham County; participants will then bike through rural Chatham and Wake Counties into downtown Raleigh. The run portion will […]

Durham And Chapel Hill: Great For Working Women!

The Triangle is well-known as a great place to live and work, and now the Durham-Chapel Hill metro has been recognized as the top mid-sized city in the country for women in the workforce. According to a new study by NerdWallet, the Durham-Chapel Hill area ranks #1 due to its wide range of research and […]

Outdoor Oasis

  Maybe you are going to be land-locked this coming holiday weekend, but it doesn’t mean you can’t create your own little oasis and enjoy the weather! Outdoor living spaces can be a great selling point for your home, and there are some great, affordable ways to really make your outdoor living area shine. Here […]

U.S Home Sales Highest In Over 3 Years

Home sales in April ticked up to the highest level in over three years. According to the National Association of Realtors sales rose in April to a seasonally adjusted 4.97 million; sales have risen 9.7% in the past 12 months. The supply of available houses has also risen 12% from March to April, this partially […]

Dinosaurs In Motion

Head to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences to catch the wild new exhibit Dinosaurs in Motion, where visitors can engage with, and learn from, 14 life-sized metal dinosaur sculptures inspired by actual fossils. The exhibit will run through September 8th. The Dinosaurs in Motion sculptures are interactive; visitors can manipulate each dinosaur via lever-and-pulley systems […]

8 Tips For Finding Your First Home

Coldwell Banker has been posting a great series of tips aimed in particular at first-time home buyers. We love helping people purchase their first home and we really value helping our customers think through their purchase and really get educated about the home buying process. Here is a list of 8 tips for finding your […]

Raleigh Ranks Highly For Job Growth

According to new employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, both Raleigh and Charlotte were in the top 10 of the 50 largest metro areas that showed the greatest percentage increase in jobs from 2011 to 2012. The numbers are based on average employment numbers for 2012 for all 50 states and select […]