Archives: February 2013

New Home Sales Up In January

New home sales beat analysts’ estimates and rose by almost 16% from December to January, and were up almost 29% above the January 2012 estimates. Sales of new single-family homes came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 437,000 in January. These new sales numbers finally give some credence to the recent uptick in […]

Businesswomen Thrive In Raleigh

Raleigh tops a lot of lists for being a great place to live and work and, according to a new study from NerdWallet, Raleigh is now being ranked as one of the nation’s top 10 cities for women entrepreneurs. NerdWallet looked at the following when assessing a city’s entrepreneurial climate: 1. Is the city an […]

North Raleigh Are You Ready For Some ‘Cue?

The world-famous (or at least North Carolina-famous) Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q is opening its first restaurant in the Triangle in several years! The chain will be opening a new location in North Raleigh; construction on the new restaurant is set to begin soon near Triangle Town Center, which will be the second location in Raleigh. […]

End of 2012 in Wake County

Well, the end of 2012 in Wake County showed a few telling signs as far as Real Estate sales go. Overall there was an increase in showings but a decrease in properties to show. The average of days that a property spent on the market went down so that means me and my fellow Realtors® […]

Triangle Outpacing Other Areas In GDP

The Triangle is outpacing much of the rest of the state in GDP, including Charlotte and the Triad, according to newly released numbers from the U.S. Commerce Department on Friday. Gross domestic product in the seven-county region making up the Triangle grew by 2.6% to $98.3 billion in 2011. While the numbers do reflect a […]

Home Sales Up In January

Single-family home sales edged up in the month of January, despite a shortage of homes on the market, according to the National Association of Realtors. Both sales and home prices were up, and due to the limited inventory of homes we have “transitioned into a seller’s market in much of the country,” according to Lawrence […]

Zip Around Town

The City of Raleigh has announced a new partnership with the world’s leading car-sharing network, Zipcar, Inc. The Zipcar program offers convenient and affordable transportation options, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for drivers 21 and up. If you’re not familiar with the Zipcar program, it is a service that allows drivers […]