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Raleigh, NC is in yet another Top 10 List from Forbes Magazine! - 04/30/08 11:45 AM
Forbes is pretty good at putting together Top 10 lists. Their most recent: America's Top 10 Recession-Proof Cities Raleigh made the list, along with cities like San Antonio, TX, and nearby neighbor Charlotte, NC. Here are some of the numbers that made Raleigh jump out as the #5 most recession-resistant city in the nation, according to author Joshua Zumbrun: Raleigh, N.C. Median home price: +4% Unemployment: 4.2% (versus 5.1% national average - and even that is still low compared to the 2002-2004 rates of 5.7-5.9%) Key growth: Professional and business Services, +7.4%; education and health, +6% Where do these numbers come from? The (0 comments)
Meet The Builder Event - Custom Home Builder Offers Insight on Home Building and Remodeling Projects - Sunday September 21 12-4pm - 04/28/08 02:06 PM
Meet the Builder Event in Chatham County Raleigh Custom Home Builder Stanton Homes offers one-on-one conversation forum, with insight for your custom projects from a local builder perspective Raleigh, NC - Meet-the-Builder, "One Neighbor to Another," at a question-and-answer forum hosted by Stanton Homes on Sunday, September 21, from noon to 4pm at 680 Rebecca Lane in Cattail Creek, just northwest of Pittsboro in Chatham County. "This is a conversation opportunity for people who aren't sure where to start with their custom home projects," said Stan Williams, CEO of Stanton Homes. "It's all about you - and the questions you have about new (2 comments)
Here are the Top 5 Things to look at before you start spending money! There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a lot for your new home, beginning with asking questions about your needs and budget.
#1 - What Should I Look For in My Lot or Piece of Land? If you're looking to build a custom home on land of your own, congratulations! You'll have a home that is exactly what you've always wanted - (10 comments)
Expert opinions - on our dime - about your project Looking for a knowledgeable point of view about that new home, remodeling project or building concept you're planning? Bring your floor plan, blueprints and ideas, and let a local, Licensed General Contractor and custom home builder give you his thoughts - as one neighbor to another. Stanton Homes is sponsoring a free "Meet the Builder" event on Sunday September 21st, 12pm - 4pm, in Chatham County, with CEO Stan Williams (2 comments)
What's one of the best cities in the nation to be in Forensic Science? - 04/24/08 12:41 PM
Raleigh NC Careers If you have a career in a more "unusual" field, you may be in luck in the Raleigh, NC metro area! I ran into these rankings online, and found it interesting that (in 2006), the Raleigh area had: 11.7 times the average metro area jobs for Forensic Science Technicians Maybe they're employed in the Research Triangle? It's not like the FBI is based here - that's in Virginia! 10.7 times the average metro number of vocational education teachers in middle school Hmm. Are we teaching along a more vocational track in Raleigh? Read here about the "School to (3 comments)
Lee County Property Taxes - How Much You'll Pay in Property Taxes for a Home in or Near Sanford, NC or Fort Bragg, NC - 04/24/08 11:29 AM
Lee County NC Property Taxes - How to Find out How Much You'll Pay View updated Lee County property tax rates Whether you're considering relocating from one side of the Triangle to the other, are relocating to Fort Bragg, or are coming to the Raleigh area from Florida, New Jersey, New York, or elsewhere, you've probably wondered what the yearly property taxes might be for your new home. Sanford, NC is in the center of Lee County, and Hwy 1 runs roughly north/south through the center of Lee County, up towards Cary and Raleigh. The northern tip of Lee County is about 30 miles from downtown Raleigh, and Sanford (2 comments)
Cedar Grove - Chatham County Community - Homes Near Jordan Lake - 04/23/08 04:02 PM
What Kinds of Homes and Communities are in Chatham County? Chatham County, NC New Home Communities We've discovered another great Raleigh new home community you might enjoy. Looking to build a custom home in Pittsboro? Check out the Cedar Grove new home community. Stanton Homes helps make it easy to find the right place to build your new home, by putting together information on great new home communities, lots and land throughout central North Carolina. All information per MLS, and current as of posting date. Chatham County residents enjoy the scenery and slightly slower pace of life, all right next door (0 comments)
Signature Radius and Elliptical Archways Our signature radius and elliptical archways are hard to find details that make an ordinary room unique. Stanton Homes also offers rounded corners, another elusive detail (3 comments)
Send a child's voice overseas - make a military parent's day! - 04/21/08 07:45 AM
Do you know a parent who is serving our country overseas? Wonder how you might help make Mother's Day special? Today, Hallmark Cards is releasing a line recordable greeting cards, with a line of 8 Mother's Day cards. These cards have a chip that allows a 10 second recording of a loved one's voice, followed by a 15 second music clip. Hallmark has military families in mind for these new greeting cards, and will be visiting five bases to allow children to record messages for mothers that are overseas, then will send those cards for the kids.
If you're over 50, or know someone over 50 who is thinking of moving to the Raleigh area, you'll want to check out the Golden Jubilee Senior Expo. This is the largest Senior Expo from Virginia Beach to Atlanta, with over 5000 attendees.
Parking, admission, and entertainment are all free! Over 200 exhibitors, including free health screenings and much more. Information on healthy living, things to do in the Triangle area, and retirement options. Area volunteer opportunities will be presented by a variety of worthy causes. (2 comments)
Want to Live in Wake County? Cities and Towns Surrounding Raleigh, NC - 04/18/08 03:19 PM
Thinking of relocating to the Raleigh Area? Want to live in Wake County? Towns and Cities surrounding Raleigh, NC in Wake County Wake County is just one of several very popular counties in the Triangle, the desired locations around Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham. If you're not that familiar with the area, here's an overview of the possibilities in Wake County alone. Remember some cities straddle county lines: one portion may be in Wake County, while another section is in Chatham, Johnston, Orange, or other counties. The City of Raleigh Estimated population July 2006 - 350,000. Median resident age - 30.9. Median household (6 comments)
Buying a Lot in the Raleigh Area - 10 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Contract - 04/15/08 11:42 AM
Build-On-Your-Lot Custom Homes in the Raleigh Area Buying a Lot for Your Home - Part 3 10 Questions to Ask Before Signing a Contract There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a lot for your new home, beginning with asking questions about your needs and budget. If you're planning to build in the Raleigh area, you've already handled the most important decision - what region in the country to build your custom home! The Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area has been rated a "Best Place to Live" over and over again, by respected businesses like Forbes and Sperling. The rest of the answers might not be as (6 comments)
Brittmoore in Garner, NC - Large Wooded Lots and Brick Homes - Available Lots Near Raleigh NC - 04/14/08 02:45 PM
Available Lots in the Raleigh Area - Bring Your Own Builder Brittmoore in Garner, NC Another great Raleigh area community has come to our attention! Looking to build a custom home in Garner, NC? Check out this available lot in Brittmoore, courtesy of Fonville Morisey/Vandora Sales Office. Stanton Homes helps make it easy to find the right place to build your new home, by putting together information on great new home communities, lots and land throughout the Triangle area. All information per MLS, and current as of posting date.
Brittmoore is a beautiful community in Garner, NC. Brittmoore is just 10 (2 comments)
Honey, It's the Army. They want to talk to you. - 04/12/08 09:16 PM
I'd been married for about a year when I got the call. My husband handed me the phone, and said the Army wanted to talk to me. I took the phone and started a conversation that changed the way I thought about my future.
"I see that you have a B.A. in Mathematics," said the recruiter. "If you enlist, you'll be an officer. It's a good career path, and we'll help pay for more education, if that's something you're interested in."
When I hung up the phone, I had a lot to think about. I was ready for a (9 comments)
Newspapers The News & Observer Daily news, entertainment, classifieds, and community information. Covers the Triangle area, including Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill. Great online version as well. Triangle Business Journal Weekly news, entertainment, classifieds and community. Great resource to track growing companies and trends in the Triangle area. Covers business news (0 comments)
Military Housing, Real Estate Discounts in NC - Relocation Incentives - 04/12/08 04:46 PM
Military Housing and Real Estate Discounts in NC If you or someone you know has ever served with the United States Armed Forces and is considering a move to North Carolina, check out some of these discounts on North Carolina homes and housing services. Some of the many discounts available for veterans, active service personnel, and retired military include: Discounts on real estate commissions and fees. Discounts on new homes and new custom homes. Incentives around home loans and banking. Discounts on apartments and rentals. Real Estate Discounts - If you've been reassigned anywhere in North Carolina, or if you're (14 comments)
BobVila.com says... Buy a Home in Raleigh, NC! - 04/10/08 11:01 AM
Bob Vila is a reknowned home improvement expert, who has books, tv shows, and a huge internet presence. Homeowners listen to Bob Vila when they want to know about the most recent trends. They go to BobVila.com when they want information about their homes, and when they want to know what everyone is talking about. So it was a pleasant surprise to see Raleigh, NC pop up, yet again, as one of the best places to buy a home. This housing article by Greg Vazzana on BobVila.com has some great advice for homeowners on what to look for in their next home - in a big way. The big point: (8 comments)
USDA Loans - 100% Financing in the Triangle Area - It's Not Just for Farms - 04/09/08 05:28 AM
I hadn't heard of this loan program before a great local lender pointed it out... The USDA has a 100% financing program called Rural Housing Loans. My first thought - this must be for farms or farmland. It's not! These loans can be used to purchase a wide variety of homes. There are two big catches: location and income level. Surprisingly, most of the Triangle area DOES qualify, as long as you're not in the Cities of Cary, Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill - the population there is too large, and this program was created to help potential homeowners in rural areas. But (5 comments)
Build on Your Lot - Available Lots in Fuquay-Varina - Bring Your Own Builder to One Of These Neighborhoods Just South of Raleigh, NC - 04/08/08 06:07 AM
Available Lots in the Raleigh Area - Bring Your Own Builder Here are some neighborhoods with available lots in Fuquay-Varina, just south of Raleigh, NC Fuquay-Varina is one of many towns surrounding Raleigh, and has become popular for several reasons, including lower land costs. Fuquay-Varina is only 17 miles from downtown Raleigh, straight up Hwy 401, and only 28 miles from RDU. There's plenty of newer grocery and drug stores, a Super Walmart, Home Depot, and more, plus Fuquay-Varina is only about 15 minutes from Apex NC or 20 minutes from Cary NC which both offer an abundance of shopping and restaraunts. Here's information (7 comments)
Raleigh and the Triangle Area, NC Relocation Package - April 2008 Edition - 04/07/08 05:29 AM
Raleigh and the Triangle Area Whether you're looking at relocating to Raleigh to start your career, to find a friendly place to raise a family, or retiring in a terrific climate, Raleigh and the Research Park Triangle has something to offer you. Great schools, Forbes rated #1 in 2007 for Businesses and Careers, lots of lakes and golf courses, top-rated cultural centers, universities, and hospitals - and all only two hours to the ocean and three hours to the mountains - it's no wonder that Raleigh is a "Best Place to Live"!
Stanton Homes has put together a Relocation Package to highlight some of the things that make the (6 comments)
Information Technology and Computer Jobs and Recruiters in Raleigh - 04/07/08 05:09 AM
Relocating to the Raleigh Area? If you're looking for a position in computers or information technology, you're in luck. The Raleigh Metro Area is #1 for Business and Careers again this year, according to Forbes. And since Raleigh is considered by many to be the "Silicon Valley of the East", you'd expect to find some terrific companies to build a career with! Here are just some of the Raleigh/Triangle area tech recruiters, IT employers, and computer contractors.
Alliance of Professionals & Consultants, Inc. IT, Engineering, and Business Professionals. Touts benefits for full-time corporate and assigned employees, supplemental benefits at a group rate (2 comments)
Available Lots in the Raleigh Area - Bring Your Own Builder Lakestone Village in Fuquay-Varina, NC
We’ve discovered another great Raleigh new home community you might enjoy. Looking to build a custom home in Fuquay-Varina? Check out this available lot in Lakestone Village, courtesy of Re/Max United and Sunshine Real Estate. Stanton Homes helps make it easy to find the right place to build your new home, by putting together information on great new home communities, lots and land throughout central North Carolina. All information per MLS, and current as of posting date.
Lakestone Village in Fuquay-Varina, NC (2 comments)
Big Book Sale! Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale April 3-5 - 04/03/08 03:26 PM
Book Sales in Raleigh/Chatham County Looking for books? Like to read? Then take advantage of the Annual Book Sales at local libraries and clubs in the Raleigh area! I had a great time at the Spring Book Sale this morning, held by the Friends of the Pittsboro Memorial Library.
The Spring Book Sale lasts three days, April 3-5th, from 10 am to 7 pm. I arrived just after 10 am, and wasn't surprised to find the streets surrounding the Kiwanis Building filled with parked cars. I could see a few people hurrying towards the building with empty bags and boxes. (0 comments)
"Furniture Row" in Raleigh - Raleigh Relocation Package - 04/02/08 06:43 AM
Best Place for Furniture Shopping in Raleigh, NC Furniture Row - Lots of Choices, All On One Street If you're moving to the Raleigh area or within the Triangle, chances are you'll need some new furniture. Many moves are to a larger home. Maybe you now need furniture for a keeping room or living room, where your previous home just had a family room. Or you're moving out of an apartment and into your first home - congratulations! On the other hand, accidents sometimes happen during a move. When my husband and I moved to Raleigh, our nice dining room table (5 comments)
South Pointe in Fuquay Varina - Build on Your Lot in the Raleigh Area - 04/01/08 07:24 PM
Available Lots in the Raleigh Area - Bring Your Own Builder South Pointe in Fuquay-Varina, NC Another great Raleigh area community has come to our attention! Looking to build a custom home in Fuquay-Varina? Check out the South Pointe community. Stanton Homes helps make it easy to find the right place to build your new home, by putting together information on great new home communities, lots and land throughout the Triangle area. All information per MLS, and current as of posting date.
South Pointe is a small, quiet neighborhood in Fuquay-Varina , just south of Raleigh NC. There are currently no lots for (0 comments)
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