Good news for homeowners: the average price of a home in North Carolina was up 2.4% in the first 11 months of 2012. The state average was $169,000 at the end of November, up about $4,000 from January, according to mortgage analytics firm Lender Processing Services. The U.S. as a whole was up about 5.6%. This is further evidence of a stabilizing real estate market, and encouraging news for those contemplating listing their homes. Visit the Triangle Business Journal to read more.