Archives: September 2012

US consumers more confident in September

Higher stock prices and rising home values boosted a measure of consumer confidence in September to its second-highest level in nearly five years. The University of Michigan’s index of consumer sentiment rose to 78.3 this month from 74.3 in August. That’s just below May’s reading of 79.3, which was the highest since January 2008. Read […]

A Day of Fresh Air and Family Fun at the Festival in Motion in Raleigh

Do you want to get out and enjoy this beautiful Fall weather? This Saturday, September 29th, you can do that at the Festival in Motion along the Walnut Creek Greenway. The festival’s goal is to get the community moving, and enjoying the stunning natural beauty that the municipalities of the Triangle have worked hard to […]

Tobacco Road Tours for their “Historic Durham and Tobacco Empire” guided tour

Considering all of the growth and construction here in the Triangle it can be easy to overlook the historic points of interest that make up our community. Every Tuesday and Thursday you can join Tobacco Road Tours for their “Historic Durham and Tobacco Empire” guided tour. The Bull City has 58 locations on the National […]

Shrinking household debt is good sign for 2013 economy!

Consumers’ out-of-control debt loads helped spark the recession, but households are rapidly getting their balance sheets back into shape.  Overall consumer borrowing could return to its long-term norms by late next year — and that could help spark a late-2013 rebound in consumer spending, economists say. Read More at

WCPSS Student Assignment Proposal

On September 18th, the Wake County Public School System will hear a presentation on the proposed WCPSS student assignment plan for the 2013-14 school year. This proposal was created in response to requests that the school board include base school assignments (meaning school assignments based on home address) in it’s placement policy. The new plan […]

Are you a dog lover?

Are you a dog lover? If so, head over to North Hills East (next to Sparians bowling alley) for Midtown Barks and Recreation on Sunday September 23 from 3-7pm. Presented by Midtown Raleigh Alliance and Woof Gang Bakery, Barks and Recreation is a family-friendly  event raising money for the SPCA of Wake County. There will […]

Homebuilder confidence surges to 6-year high

Confidence among homebuilders rose this month to its highest level in six years and many expect the housing recovery to strengthen in the next six months.  The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index increased to 40, from 37 in August. That’s the highest reading since June 2006, just before the housing bubble […]

Triangle home sales rise 22%

Home sales in the Triangle were up nearly 22 percent in August compared to the year prior with average home sale prices also rising more than 3 percent, according to a report from the Triangle Multiple Listing Services. Read More at The Triangle Business Journal