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Rent Vs. Buy

The math can be critical when trying to make decisions about homebuying vs renting. The recent rise in mortgage rates (from record lows) has indeed made buying a house a little more expensive. According to Forbes the increase from 3.4% to 3.9% on a 30-year mortgage raised the monthly payment on a $200,000 mortgage by […]

Home Builder Confidence Surges

Home builder confidence has risen to a seven-year high in June, according to the National Association of Home Builders. The index that measures builder sentiment towards the market has jumped to over 50 for the first time since April of 2006. A reading of over 50 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo index signals that more builders […]

Garner Named All-America City

  We want to congratulate the Town of Garner for being named one of 10 All-America Cities for 2013. Garner was competing against 19 other finalists to win the All-America City award, which is administered by the Denver-based National Civic League. The award recognizes citizen engagement, cross-sector collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness; it also showcases grassroots […]

Why You Should Sell Your House

Over on the KCM Blog they are feeling pretty good about why now is a good time to sell your home. If many of these are applicable to your situation, it may be a good time to sell. Let’s take a look at a few of their reasons. Visit the KCM Blog to read the […]

Beat The Summer Heat And Keep Costs Down!

The thermometer has begun its creep up as we approach the hot summer months, and many of us have switched on the air conditioner to keep things cool inside. Oftentimes this comes with higher utilities costs for homeowners. The Yahoo! Shine site has some great ways to beat the summer heat and keep your costs […]

The 44th Southern Ideal Home Show!

Spring is here; the season of home improvements and landscaping projects is upon us! If you are looking for some inspiration, advice, or expert help the Southern Ideal Home Show is the place to be this weekend. The 44th annual Southern Ideal Home Show will be this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (April 5-7th) at the […]

Home Values Continue To Rise

The number of homeowners underwater in their mortgages has continued to shrink as home prices continue to rise. Home prices were up 8.3% in December versus the previous year, and 1.7 million homeowners moved from negative to positive equity in 2012. According to a recent panel done by Zillow, analysts are expecting that home values […]

We’re Really Hoppy About NC Beer Month

This April marks North Carolina’s first-ever Beer Month! Raleigh is celebrating with a month of events, many highlighting the city’s 11 local craft beer brewers. The two feature events are the World Beer Festival and Brewgaloo. The World Beer Festival on Saturday, April 13th will be held in downtown Raleigh’s Moore Square and will be […]

Where We Live

We know that WE love our home state and city, but everyone else does too! Already in 2013 we have received 36 various rankings, with 22 of them in the top five. Here are some of Raleigh and North Carolina’s most recent accolades: #1 Fastest Growing City in the U.S. (Raleigh) | Forbes, 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 […]