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mart hampton: Companies Search For Real Estate Deals Too - 08/22/10 03:56 PM
In this real estate market, home buyers in the Triangle area are not the only ones searching for a great deal. Businesses are also trying to take advantage of great deals. Inspire Pharmaceutical, based out of Durham, is one such company that is taking advantage of this competitive real estate market. The large pharmaceutical company that sells drugs to treat various ocular diseases will be moving its headquarters to Northwest Raleigh. Currently, the pharmaceutical company is renting a space in nearby Research Triangle Park, six miles from where their new location will be in Briar Creek. They plan to relocate there (1 comments)
mart hampton: Pricing Your Home to Sell - 08/12/10 08:31 PM
In today's competitive Triangle real estate market, it is important when you are selling your home that it stands out above the rest. Many struggle to decide if they want to price their home high with the expectation that buyers will bargain them down in the end, or to price their home low enough to attract the attention of buyers from the get go. The pricing of your home is an important decision and you must take into consideration the competition. Knowing the price of properties that recently sold in your neighborhood is also a good starting point. It can be (0 comments)
mart hampton: Is A Housing Shortage In The Near Future? - 08/10/10 11:42 PM
At a time when we hear about all the foreclosures and distressed properties, it is hard to imagine there being a housing shortage in the future in the Triangle area and across the country. However, a report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology feels that the large decrease in new-home construction that has happened over the past few years may lead to a housing shortage in the future.It is hard to believe a housing shortage could exist in our near future at a time when the National Association of Realtors reported a total housing inventory increase of 2.5 % to 4 (7 comments)
mart hampton: Small Company Growing In The Triangle Area - 08/05/10 07:04 PM
Scimetrika, a research company, is a small business here in the Durham area. Scimetrika mostly relies on government- public health contracts to run the small company, and is currently in the process of expanding their office space here in the area. This coming October the company will take over an additional office space in the Alexandria Technology Center which is located near Research Triangle Park. With the expansion of the new office space Scimetrika will now have almost 12,000 square feet, which is quite a jump from their current 3,500 square feet.Scimetrika was founded in 2001, and currently conducts surveys of (2 comments)
mart hampton: Mortgage Rates Continue To Fall - 07/31/10 09:26 AM
July has proven to be a good month for those looking to purchase a home or refinance an existing home loan in the Triangle area. Long-term mortgage rates dropped again this past week to the lowest levels ever recorded. The week ending July 22nd, 2010 showed a decrease in thirty-year fixed-rate mortgages from 4.57 percent to 4.56 percent. Mortgage rates this low have not been seen since 1971. For those not interested in a thirty-year fixed-mortgage, but would rather tackle a 15-year fixed-mortgage, an interest rate of 4.03 percent was the going rate, which has not been seen since 1991.The down (0 comments)
mart hampton: A Not so Great Honor for North Carolina - 07/28/10 10:19 PM
North Carolina and the Triangle area have been noticed a lot in the media recently for being top in the nation among many things, but the recent attention that North Carolina is receiving is not the best news. A new study just released by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has ranked North Carolina 10th in the nation for obesity. A total of 29.4% of adults living in North Carolina are considered obese, and this number is up a whole percentage point from last year's study. Last year North Carolina was the 12th most obese state with (0 comments)
mart hampton: Data Centers To Eventually Bring More Jobs To North Carolina - 07/27/10 12:02 AM
In this downturn economy, it is reassuring that so many companies both large and small are looking to call the Triangle area and North Carolina home. Software company Microsoft is in the market to build a large data storage center facility, and is considering an industrial park site in Alamance County. Pending legislation in North Carolina's General Assembly could help businesses benefit from a new economic incentive if the legislation passes. Microsoft is not alone in considering the move to North Carolina to take advantage of this new legislation should it pass. Fidelity Investments is also looking to gain the advantage. (2 comments)
mart hampton: Raleigh- Durham International Airport To Take Shopping To The Next Level - 07/12/10 06:44 PM
Raleigh-Durham International Airport is well underway in redeveloping phase two of Terminal 2, and plans to open this phase in early 2011. With the revamping of Terminal 2, travelers will be able to shop in style, and have many options for fine dining. Travelers will have options such as relaxing with a glass of wine at the Vintage Carolina Wine Bar, or browsing for the latest trend in clothes at Brooks Brothers. The design of more than a dozen restaurants is nearing completion. Additional stores coming to Terminal 2: Starbucks PGA Tour Shop CNBC News Stand Kids were also taken into (0 comments)
mart hampton: Raleigh Living Offers The Best Quality Of Life - 06/17/10 11:25 PM
Life in Raleigh provides many opportunities for its residents such as high tech jobs, excellent education and economic stability. Recently a new study by portfolio.com found Raleigh to be the major metropolitan area that offers the best quality of life in the United States. No longer are cities such as Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago at the top for providing the best quality of life. What makes Raleigh stand out? · Raleigh has experienced a rapid rate of growth. The population in Raleigh has increased by 37% since 2000. · New homes are abundant in the area. Over 50% of new (3 comments)
mart hampton: Triangle Residents Want Better Transportation Options - 06/12/10 09:18 AM
Triangle residents want better transportation options and are willing to have an increase in taxes to help fund public transportation in the area, according to a survey done by Fallon Research out of Columbus, OH. The survey was done for the Regional Transportation Alliance, a nonprofit Triangle business group who lobbies for transportation improvements in the Triangle Area. The phone survey was done in early March and 58% of those polled said they would vote in favor of a half-cent increase in local sales tax to pay for a network of rail transit and more buses. The surprising part of (2 comments)
mart hampton: Businesses Play State Against State For the Best Deals - 06/09/10 09:41 PM
Many in Garner are devastated at the news that an agreement could not be reached to keep ConAgra operating in Garner. However, businesses play state against state for the best deals so ConAgra will be relocating to Troy, Ohio. Why ConAgra Moved The state of North Carolina went to battle trying hard to save the plant, but was no match against the state of Ohio which offered up to $9.58 million in incentives to ConAgra to relocate to their area. The state of North Carolina only offered $2.2 million to ConAgra to keep the Slim Jim plant in Garner. Deputy Commerce Secretary, (0 comments)
mart hampton: A Piece Of History Not to Be Forgotten - 06/07/10 09:19 PM
Even though decades ago Baxter/Liberty Mill in Clayton stopped producing textiles, to a local man named Jack Lee, the area around the mill is a piece of history not to be forgotten. Jack's father, Alder Milton Lee, worked at the mill and so did his mother. As a child growing up, Jack Lee lived in one of the cottages that were built by the mill and sold to employees. Recently, a local genealogist named John McPhail was surprised to discover while working on the 1930 census data for the Johnston County Heritage Center, that Liberty Mills was a separate place within Clayton (2 comments)
mart hampton: 470 New Jobs to Come to the Cary Area - 05/24/10 10:02 PM
Are you looking for a job in the Cary area or know someone who is? There are soon to be almost 470 new jobs to come to the Cary area. These jobs would come as the Wake County school system moves its main administrative offices from Raleigh to Cary. The administrative offices will be moving to Crossroads Corporate Park off of Dillard Drive and near the Crossroads Shopping Center by spring of 2011. The new home of the Administrative Offices will be bigger than their previous home with over 99,540 square feet of space. This location was chosen over another alternate (3 comments)
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