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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 […]

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% […]