Archives: March 2013

Triangle Egg Hunts And Activities!

Opportunities abound to hunt for eggs or meet some bunnies this weekend! There are egg hunts and events scheduled all over the Triangle if you are in need of some family-friendly activities. Here is a list of some of the things going on around town: Friday, March 29th | Clayton Egg Hunt | 10:30 AM […]

N.C. Home Construction Up 48%

The number of housing permits issued in North Carolina in 2012 jumped by 48%, according to a report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (the FDIC). Housing permits have historically been an indicator of pending residential construction, and a measure of health in the residential real estate market. The number of single- and multi-family units […]

Spring Eggstravaganza!

  Spring is officially here! Celebrate this Saturday, March 23rd at Garner’s “Spring Eggstravaganza” at Lake Benson Park! The celebration will be held from 10AM-1PM and features the egg hunt at noon. There will be a variety of activities including spring-themed crafts, carnival games, inflatable play structures, food vendors, and even a guest appearance by […]

Triangle Housing Heading Towards A Sellers Market

The Triangle housing market appears to be shifting back towards a sellers market. The average number of days on the market, 109 to be exact, is down 11% from last spring. Part of what is driving this trend is that the supply of available homes on the market has continued to shrink, limiting buyers options […]

Raleigh Is America’s Fastest-Growing City

Raleigh now tops another list as the fastest-growing city in the U.S., according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau and analyzed by Forbes. The  Census data compared growth from 2010 to 2012, and Forbes looked at data going back to 2000, during which Raleigh has grown faster than any other city in the country. The Raleigh […]

Credit Finally Begins To Thaw

Finally, it seems, credit lending is starting to thaw. While standards are still high to qualify for a loan, lenders have been increasingly approving lower down payments than they have been in the past four years. This is excellent news for first-time homebuyers who may be good candidates for a loan, but lack the 20% […]

Triangle St. Patty’s Day Guide

  Get the spirit of the Irish all over the Triangle this weekend! St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most festive holidays on the calendar, and there will be plenty of celebrating and lots to do! Downtown Raleigh will be hosting the 31st Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest parade in town. The […]

Return On Investment

  As we head into the traditional Spring selling season, many homeowners will be beginning to think about getting their homes ready to list for sale. The key is to spend your money and time wisely; invest in projects that will likely garner the highest return when your house is sold. Getting good advice from […]

March Madness

  It’s that time again: March Madness is here! Get your brackets ready, because the schedule is set and at noon on Thursday the ACC Tournament will tip off in Greensboro. Here is the schedule so you can plan your work accordingly! Click here for more Tournament info! Thursday, March 14 First Round Game 1: […]

Raleigh Pops Up At SXSW

Many of you may know of South by Southwest (SXSW) as the music festival in Austin, TX, but you may not realize that there is also a SXSW Interactive Trade Show which showcases cutting-edge technology and digital creativity. SXSW attracts over 49,000 visitors during the 10-day festival, and The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s economic […]