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Percentages Mean Nothing if They're Not Actual Statistics! Triangle Market Report - 02/24/09 10:17 AM
Market Reports - Triangle NC Thought this was a very interesting response to a local news story. The author of the letter is Stacey Anfindsen, a renowned local appraiser, consultant, and educator who spends a significant amount of time studying statistics for the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill real estate market. He's been quoted on many occassions as an area expert. Stacey's TARR reports are an excellent source of information, with easy to read statistics and graphs drawn from all area sales and listing data. Here's his letter, along with a link to the original story: Gerrick Brenner WTVD News Durham, NC Gerrick, I (2 comments)
$8,000 Available to First Time Homebuyers - Tax Credit Helps Homeowners - 02/19/09 11:04 AM
Tax Credit - Buying a Home $8,000 Tax Credit Now Available First Time Homebuyers and Others Qualify The "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009," passed the House and Senate on Friday, February 13, 2009 and was signed into law by President Obama on February 16, 2009. An $8,000 tax credit (NOT a loan) is now available to many homebuyers. Quick Facts - Homebuyer Tax Credit - Homebuyer must be a first time homebuyer OR have not owned a home for the past 3 years - Purchase must be for a principle residence (no investment homes) - Home must be purchased on or after January (4 comments)
Raleigh NC is one of three top Hot Markets according to Money Magazine! - 02/18/09 10:58 AM
New Homes Raleigh NC - Raleigh Relocation Package Raleigh NC Noted as Hot Market by Money Magazine One of Three Markets where Prices Have Risen the Most Over the Past Year Money Magazine just published a "What $1 Million Can Buy You" article - and named Raleigh, NC as one of the top three markets in the country for rising values. Does that mean values are overinflated and likely to spiral? Well, in 2008 Raleigh saw a 4% appreciation rate. Not exactly a double digit, "get rich quick" increase. But compared to many other markets, the attractions of the Raleigh area (3 comments)
Raleigh NC - One of Nations Top 15 Healthiest Housing Markets! - 02/18/09 06:43 AM
New Homes Raleigh - Raleigh Relocation Package The Healthiest Housing Markets for 2009 Raleigh NC Top Choice for Strong Housing Market Good news for buyers and sellers in the Raleigh NC area - your investment is considered one of the strongest and soundest in the nation! Builder and Hanley Wood Market Intelligence have just released their top 15 strongest housing markets in the nation - and Raleigh, NC was ranked an impressive #6, out of all major markets in the country! What helps Raleigh make the grade? - Raleigh NC is a state capital with multiple major universities - Through the third (3 comments)
Blue Star Mothers Take Care of Enlisted Kids Stationed at Fort Bragg - 02/13/09 07:12 AM
Fort Bragg Support Blue Star Mothers Plan Care Packages Help Mail Essentials to Local Soldiers Stationed in Iraq Wondering how to help our local Fort Bragg NC men and women currently stationed in Iraq? Talk to Patti Elliot, who heads the Triangle branch of Blue Star Mothers. Blue Star Mothers is a national organization for parents who have a child serving in a branch of the US Military. Elliot recently headed a care package drive held at the Middle Creek High School in Cary NC. As she prepared herself for her son's deployment, she led students and volunteers in packing 77 different boxes (3 comments)
Hunters Point - Affordable Angier Lots - Great Open Community Near Raleigh/Fort Bragg - 02/13/09 06:29 AM
Angier New Homes - Angier New Home Builders Looking to build or buy a New Custom Home in Angier NC? Hunters Point Offers Large, Open Lots Near Raleigh and Fort Bragg We've discovered another great central North Carolina community you might enjoy. Looking to build a new home in Angier, NC? Check out these available lots in Hunter's Point, courtesy of Fonville Morisey/Stancil-Raynor Team. 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 is current as of (0 comments)
Types of Roofing - Shingles, Shakes - What Costs Least, Lasts Longest? - 02/12/09 07:56 AM
New Home Builders Raleigh, NC Types of Roofing - Shingles, Shakes, Metal and More How to Keep Costs Down and Appearances Up for Your New Home Considering buying or building a new home? The types of materials used in building your new home can make a major difference in appeal, versatility, maintanence, and cost. Here are some of the basics: Asphalt Shingles - Types of Roofing in New Homes Asphalt shingles are the most common kind of roofing used today. This roofing material is durable and affordable. Asphalt shingles come in different thicknesses, and have different "year" rankings. Most common are (35 comments)
Signs of the Bottom of the Housing Market? - 02/12/09 07:21 AM
National Housing Market - Frank & Sharon Alters, ePRO, of GRI Fleming Island FL Real Estate have compiled some anecdotal and analytic information on the national housing market that I thought was quite interesting. While the Raleigh area has seen slowing over 2008, values have remained strong. Overall appreciation in 2008 was still about 4%, with strongest appreciation in top go-to areas like Cary and Chapel Hill. However, inventory was up in early and mid 2008. There were plenty of choices, and sales were slower. But at the end of 2008, sales started increasing again - and inventory levels have (4 comments)
Capital Bank Makes Good on TARP Fund Promises - Lends for New Homes in Raleigh NC - 02/12/09 06:13 AM
Custom Homes Raleigh NC Capital Bank Loosens Lending with Great Rates on Jumbo Mortgages Knocks 2% Off Interest Rates for Homes Over $417,000 Raleigh-based Capital Bank received $43 million in TARP funds, with promises to use that money to loosen lending as intended. According to this ABC story, Capital Bank has been fulfilling those promises, in particular for homes above the $417,000 cut off for "jumbo" mortgages. These aren't just million dollar homes - in Chatham County, for instance, 41% of homes listed for sale were between $400,000 and $799,999, per December 2008 reports. Similar totals can be seen in Chapel Hill, (2 comments)
Willow Springs NC Available Lots and Land - Build a New Custom Home Near Raleigh NC or Fort Bragg NC - 02/11/09 06:48 AM
Custom Homes Willow Springs NC - New Home Builders Willow Spring Available Lots in Willow Springs NC - Bring Your Own Builder Want to build a new home, and see what kind of land or lots are available in Willow Spring near Raleigh? Browse through some of these new home neighborhoods with lots for sale in Willow Spring NC! Here's information on just some of the communities with available lots in Willow Spring NC where you can build a custom home, across a variety of price ranges. Willow Springs NC is growing small town just south of Raleigh NC. Willow Springs is just 15 miles from the (0 comments)
Sandy Pointe - Willow Spring NC Available Lots - Build a Custom Home Near Raleigh NC - 02/11/09 06:10 AM
Raleigh Custom Home Builders - Willow Spring Custom Homes Looking to build a Custom Home in Willow Spring NC? Available Lots for your New Willow Springs NC Home We've discovered another great Raleigh new home community you might enjoy. Looking to build a custom home in Willow Spring? Check out these available lots in Sandy Pointe, courtesy of Johnson Properties Realtors & Auctioneers, Inc. 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 (0 comments)
Where can you find science, animals, weather, aerospace, trains, playgrounds and more? A place for kids to learn and play, entertainment for adults and fun for all? Indoor and outdoor activities all in one place? The Museum of Life and Science in Durham of course!
Durham Museum of Life and Science Wins Multiple Awards The Museum of Life and Science has won many awards including, "Best Area Museum" by Carolina Parent 2008, "Best Field Trip Destination" by Herald Sun 2008, and "Best (4 comments)
Blalock Forest - Willow Spring NC Acreage - New Custom Homes Just Minutes from Raleigh! - 02/10/09 06:27 AM
Raleigh Custom Home Builders - Willow Spring Custom Homes Looking to build a Custom Home in Willow Spring NC? Gorgeous Building Lots in Blalock Forest for Your New Willow Spring NC Home We've discovered another great Raleigh new home community you might enjoy. Looking to build a custom home in Willow Spring? Check out the Blalock Forest 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 the Triangle area. All information per MLS, and current as of posting date.
Thunk. Thunk. Was that ANOTHER Telephone Book? - 02/09/09 06:44 AM
Raleigh Relocation Package Recycling Phone Books in Raleigh Where to Go to Turn Those Old Phone Books Into .... New Phone Books! I admit, I have 5 different phone books sitting on my office bookshelf. How often do I use them? Well, if I think really hard, maybe once every six months. But there they are, ready for me! Then, in the morning pile of mail, I begin to see them. The 2009 editions. Where, oh where can the 12 inches of 2008 pages and pages of lucky phone numbers and advertisements go? Recycling is encouraged in most area locations - however, (9 comments)
Raleigh NC Continues to Grow - 31 New Residents Per Day in 2008 - 02/09/09 06:23 AM
Raleigh Relocation Package Raleigh NC Top Place to Move Still One of the Fastest Growing Regions in the Country The population of Raleigh NC grew 3% in 2008, to 385,507, according to the Growth Management Division of City Planning. That's an average of 31 new residents per day adding Raleigh NC to their return address, and enjoying everything the area has to offer. And that doesn't even take into account new residents of Apex, Cary, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Chatham County, Clayton, Durham, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Hillsborough, Wake Forest, Willow Springs, and all the other great surrounding cities and towns! Raleigh is one of the Top (3 comments)
Eat A Dozen Donuts - And Don't Feel Too Guilty! Local Race - 02/06/09 10:57 AM
Raleigh Relocation Package Krispy Kreme Challenge Entices Thousands of Runners! 60,456 Donuts To Be Consumed During Annual Raleigh Race Have you ever wanted to eat as many donuts as you could, and not feel guilty? There must be an awful lot of your fellow citizens who feel the same way. The annual Krispy Kreme Challenge, held at NCSU near downtown Raleigh, NC, has already drawn 5038 participants. This unique race starts at the NCSU Bell Tower. Runners dash 2 miles towards Peace College in downtown Raleigh. At the turnaround point, they gobble one dozen delicious glazed Krispy Kreme donuts. Then, unbelievably, another (4 comments)
Looking to build or buy a new home? Knowing a little about roof styles, pitches and lines can help you make a cost effective choice when deciding on your dream floor plan! Roof Pitch - Definition The pitch of a roof is the steepness.
An 8/12 roof climbs 8 inches in height for every 12 inches in width. The shallower the roof pitch, the lower the cost. Lower cost homes often have a simpler 4/12 or 5/12 roof pitch. However, (7 comments)
Infill Lots - What Are They, and Why Are They Green? - 02/04/09 08:40 AM
Custom Homes Raleigh NC Buying an Infill Lot - What is an Infill Lot, and Why is it Greener? What To Look for with Infill Development What is an Infill Lot? "Fill In" Lots Think of an infill lot as "filling in" available lots and land where infrastructure and services are already in place. An infill lot might be an empty lot between homes in an existing newer subdivision. An infill lot could also be an available piece of land between older homes, or between buildings.
Why is an Infill Lot Greener? Revitalized Neighborhoods The Urban Land Institute says that (12 comments)
Baileywick Road Lots For Sale - North Raleigh Leesville Area - Wooded Acreage - 02/04/09 07:49 AM
Raleigh Custom Home Builders Looking to build a Custom Home in the North Raleigh/Leesville Area? Wooded Acreage - Two Lots Available Near 540 and Wildwood Green Golf Club We've discovered another great Raleigh new home community you might enjoy. Looking to build a custom home in North Raleigh / Leesville? Check out these lots on Baileywick Road. 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.
Best Places to Eat in Raleigh NC - The 2009 Votes Are In! - 02/04/09 06:01 AM
Raleigh Relocation Package The Votes are In - Best Restaraunts in the Cary NC Area From Best Kid Friendly to Best Margaritas, Where to Go Out To Eat in the Triangle New to town and not sure where to go out for a great meal? Been here a while and looking for a new place to eat, somewhere family friendly or maybe a great date spot? Here are some of the favorite places chosen to win the Maggy Award by Western Wake County residents according to Cary Magazine. Cary Magazine asked its readers (mostly located in Cary, Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville) to (2 comments)
Horse Summer Camps in the Raleigh NC Area - Learn Horseback Riding in Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill! - 02/03/09 02:57 PM
Raleigh Relocation Package Time to Sign up for Summer Camps! Horseback Riding Camps in the Raleigh NC Area Believe it or not, it's already that time - with just a few more months in the 2008-2009 school year to go, plans are in place for lots of great summertime activities. So your son or daughter wants to spend the summer near horses? Here are some great opportunities, along with all the details! Durham County - Horseback Riding Summer Camps Quail Roost Farm - Rougemont Full-day coed programs include arts & crafts, general sports/games, horseback riding, and daily swimming. Historic 800 acre farm (4 comments)
We've discovered another great Raleigh new home community you might enjoy. Looking to build a custom home in North Raleigh / Falls Lake? Check out these available lots in Highland Forest, courtesy of Dream Living Realty and Howard Perry Walston Realtor. 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 (1 comments)
We've discovered another great Raleigh new home community you might enjoy. Looking to build a custom home in North Raleigh / Leesville? Check out these available lots off Old Leesville Road, courtesy of Fonville Morisey. 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 (5 comments)
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