Archives: October 2012

Big Game Weekend!

There will be a major gridiron battle for local bragging rights this weekend in Chapel Hill. NC State’s Wolfpack will make the quick trip down I-40 to take on the Tar Heels in a 12:30 PM showdown. Despite the 20-minute drive this game is essentially a hometown rivalry; the fact that neither team is ranked is […]

Pending Home Sales Up In September

The number of pending home sales, which is based on the number of signed contracts to purchase a home, rose slightly in September and continued the upward trend. Contracts are up 14.5% from last year. This index can signal the direction the housing market is trending because a signed contract will often lead to a […]

Pop A Top This Weekend

Head to downtown this Saturday for “Pop A Top”, a food truck rodeo celebrating the launch of Aviator Brewing Company’s new canned beers, as well as to raise support for The Saturday Market, Raleigh’s weekly local food and craft market. There will be food trucks, two bands, local art and craft vendors, and a kids’ […]

Flock To Chickenstock In Durham

You’ve heard of Woodstock, but what about Chickenstock? The Chickenstock Festival is an “edu-party” to celebrate and and educate the community about urban chicken raising and sustainable living in Durham. Durham has an ordinance allowing homeowners to keep “backyard” hens within the city; Chickenstock was developed by roost-owners who want to spread the word on urban […]

New Home Sales Surge In September

New home sales surged in September, posting the best numbers since April 2010 when the federal homebuyer tax credit was still boosting sales. Sales of new homes were up 5.7% from August and 27% year-over-year since last September. These numbers continue the pattern of strengthening sales numbers. Coupled with other factors such as low inventory […]

Home Prices Up 11 Percent

More good news for the housing market: Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of REALTORS ®, reported last week that both the annual sales pace and home prices are both up year-over-year in September. Both indicators have trended upwards at around 11% higher than this time last year. Additionally both inventory and average days […]

Turkeys For The Triangle

This holiday season Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston will be raising money again for its annual Turkeys for the Triangle fundraiser. The fundraiser will kick off next week, with CBHPW agents and employees selling raffle tickets to raise the money to purchase the turkeys.  The turkeys purchased will be distributed to a range of […]

Family Adventure: Phillips Farm Corn Maze

Have you already been to the Fair? Do you need a fun family activity for the weekend? Look no further than the corn maze at Phillips Farm in Cary. The Phillips Farm has been in business for over 100 years, and host family-friendly throughout the year. This year their corn maze is modeled after the […]

The Monster Dash!

Get an extra wear out of your Halloween costume by signing up for the Raleigh Monster Dash 5K, part of the Second Empire Grand-Prix series, this Sunday, October 28. Head over to Cameron Village in your Halloween finery for a costume contest, 5K run, a one-mile fun run, a moon bounce, face paining and more! […]

New Housing Starts Reach A 4-Year High

Housing starts in September reached their highest levels since July 2008, according to a new report published on USA Today. Permits for both single family and apartment construction rose significantly, and builder confidence numbers for this month have reached a 6 year high according to a survey from the National Association of Home Builders. To […]