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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Tastiest Meal In The Triangle!

  You may remember from our earlier post that not one, but TWO of North Carolina’s great culinary cities are finalists in Southern Living’s ”Tastiest Town of the South” competition. Asheville and Durham are both top contenders in the contest, which ends on February 28th (VOTE HERE every day!!!). In honor of this exciting achievement, top chefs […]

Showing Love in February

February is all about LOVE!  Cupid shot us hard and we are love struck!!!!  We are absolutely loving this market!!  It’s going great and I’m very optimistic that it will only continue to improve with the Spring market approaching.  In the past 7 days, we’ve sold 7 houses!!!  3 of my listings SOLD, my buyer’s […]

Triangle Home Sales Up 33%

Triangle home sales were up 33% in January, a great momentum boost for the area’s real estate market heading into the Spring selling season. The market is continuing to trend towards recovery; rising sales numbers and home prices and a shrinking available inventory of homes are carrying over into the first quarter of 2013. A […]