Archives: August 2013

Home Prices Still Surging

According to a report Tuesday from S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, prices for homes in the nation’s 20 largest cities in June rose 12.1% over the last year. Prices rose in all 20 cities measured by the index, with six cities reporting price increases larger than the month before. While it was down slightly from the gain […]


Cary To Get New Luxury Movie Theater

A new dinner/movie theater is coming to Cary! Cinebistro, a new “luxury” movie theater will open in the Waverly Place Shopping Center sometime in early 2014. The new Cinebistro will serve up more than your average movie theater; the concept features luxurious, high-backed leather chairs and a selection of entrees and wine and cocktails to […]


Raleigh Ranks At Top Of Forbes List

  Career and business growth is yet another benefit to living in Raleigh, according to Forbes’ new ranking of the Best Places For Business and Careers of 2013. Raleigh has taken the #3 spot on the list this year, and can be attributed, in part, to the wealth of educated job seekers from local universities […]


Homebuyer’s Checklist

A lot of folks are preparing to take advantage of the current market conditions and purchase a home. From first-time homebuyer to people making a move up, there are so many things to consider. What kind of home suits you and your family’s lifestyle? How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you want? Which neighborhoods are […]



Home Prices Keep Going Up

The S&P|Case-Shiller home price index was up 12.2% over the previous year, which represents the biggest year-over-year jump in prices since March 2006. All 20 of the markets monitored in the index had higher prices than they did in April. Prices have increased every month since June 2012 and each month the increase has been […]



Tax-Free Weekend Is Upon Us!

The last Tax-Free Weekend is this weekend in NC, and it is an excellent time to get some of your back-to-school shopping done-even some of your big-ticket items like computers! We found this AWESOME guide to getting the most out of Tax-Free Weekend on WRAL’s website, which you can see below for some excellent tips […]


Raleigh Aspires To Greatness

Fairly “inspirational” news about Raleigh: it’s one of the country’s most “aspirational cities”, according to The Daily Beast. According to the popular website, an “aspirational city” has such qualities as a vibrant economy and appealing quality of life and demographic trends. Half of the ranking was determined by the city’s economic indicators, 1/4 based on […]


Multiple Offer Market!

As we know, the market has quickly changed to one where inventory is tight, and urgency for buyers is high. Multiple offers are becoming more and more common as homebuyers are eager to take advantage of mortgage rates before they creep higher. Here are some excellent tips for both buyers and sellers as they approach […]