Archives: November 2012

The Holidays In Hillsborough

      The holiday season in Hillsborough will kick off this Friday, November 30th; the start of a weekend filled with holiday cheer! Friday night will play host to multiple activities: enjoy the monthly “Last Fridays Art Walk” through Hillsborough’s gallery spaces; do some holiday shopping during Ladies’ Night: Be Social, Shop Local; and not to […]

Triangle Foreclosure Rates Down

Foreclosure rates in the Triangle area continued to decline in September. The Raleigh/Cary area foreclosure rate was 1.77% in September compared to 1.81% in September 2011, and the Durham/Chapel Hill rate was 1.61% compared to 1.98% the previous year. The foreclosure rate was down 3.25% nationally in September. Read more at the Triangle Business Journal. […]

Unemployment Rate Falls In 37 States

Unemployment rates fell in 37 states and the District of Columbia last month despite the slight rise in the national jobless rate, the government reported Tuesday. Nationally, the labor market has picked up in recent months, with monthly job growth averaging 173,000 the past four months, up from 85,000 the prior four months. Employment gains typically […]

Housing Starts Jump To Highest Pace In 4 Years

More construction was started last month on both single-family homes and apartments since July 2008; housing starts jumped 3.6% in October according to the Commerce Department. Permit applications to build single-family homes rose to their highest levels in over four years, and housing starts are 87% above the annual rate of 478,000 in April of […]

Changes To Come At RTP

The new master plan for future development of Research Triangle Park has been revealed. The new vision for RTP will include a new mixed-use development called Triangle Commons, which will include retail, restaurant, and residential space, perhaps even such amenities as a concert space and a high-end hotel.  This is all part of an effort […]

Triangle Home Sales Up 32% In October

Triangle home sales increased 32% in October compared to the same period a year ago; the Triangle has recorded double-digit sales increases in all of the first three quarters of 2012. Pending sales, showings, and average home prices were all up, and number of days on market has dropped year-over-year. Decreasing inventory levels are helping […]

This Weekend: Raleigh Christmas Parade

The 68th annual Raleigh Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas parade between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, will take place this Saturday, November 17th through downtown Raleigh. The Parade starts at 10AM on Hillsborough Street and proceeds down a 1.2 mile route onto Lenoir Street. American Idol participant and North Carolina native Emily Minor will be the […]

North Hills Holiday Sip And Shop

Are you ready to kick off the holiday season? Head up to North Hills Shopping Center in Midtown Raleigh on Saturday, November 17th for the Holiday Sip & Shop! Enjoy complimentary holiday beverages and hors d’oeuvres while you shop and earn Christmas Cash; spend $100 or more and receive $25 in Christmas Cash to spend at North […]