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Raleigh NC Real Estate - #1 Sellers Market in the Country - 06/29/07 06:34 PM
Forbes Magazine just released a report regarding the #1 Sellers Market in the country today. I know I was a little bit upset that Nightline gave Charlotte top billing in my last post. Thank goodness my market has been redeemed. Well, not really, Nightline did say there are a handful of markets in the US that are doing well - Raleigh being one of them. So, why is the Raleigh, NC Real Estate market so strong? A strong local economy continues to yield high job creation figures and migratory outsiders. Raleigh ranks fifth best in sales rate to inventory and eighth best in year-over-year (3 comments)
Charlotte NC Real Estate Featured By Nightline - 06/29/07 02:14 PM
This month Nightline ran a featured story about the Charlotte, NC Real Estate market. I've attached the video for your viewing pleasure compliments of YouTube. Basically the show is saying what the AR bloggers have been indicating all along. I also have been writing about the strong market conditions in the Cary, NC Real Estate and Raleigh, NC Real Estate markets. The North Carolina real estate market is alive and well. Although some parts of the country have been experiencing a downturn thousands continue to move into the State of North Carolina. There are many reasons that families are relocating to (6 comments)
Cary 4th of July Celebration - Cary, North Carolina - 06/28/07 08:59 PM
Each year Cary, NC has quite a few festivities in recognition of the 4th of July holiday. This year is no exception. In a blog earlier today I wrote about the festivities in and around the Triangle. To be more specific, Cary has a three day celebration starting with fireworks on July 3rd at the Carolina Railhawks soccer game. Fireworks will be set off at the conclusion of the game at SAS Soccer Park in Cary. Independence Eve Celebration at Sertoma The first event on July 4th starts with the Cary Youth Theatre called Applause! and the Cary Town Band at 6:30pm at (2 comments)
4th of July Events in the Triangle - 06/28/07 07:03 PM
If you're looking for something fun to do on July 4th can choose from fireworks, music, baseball games, and more around the Triangle. Here is a list of events in Raleigh, at the State Capitol, Durham, and Cary if you'd get out and enjoy the festivities planned by each town. City of Raleigh State Fairgrounds: Fireworks and More The City of Raleigh, Parks and Recreation Department will be holding their 4th of July Celebration on Wednesday July 4 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. The North Carolina State Fairgrounds is located at 1025 Blue Ridge Boulevard. This fun-filled family event will include interactive games, (4 comments)
What have you done to gain business with your SRES designation? - 06/26/07 08:12 PM
I'll be honest, I received my SRES designation in September 2006. Prior to 2006 I actually finished up my Certified Financial Planning designation at Duke which covers Taxes, Financial, Estate Planning, Retirement, and General Financial Planning issues. It's a two year program and touches in detail the things we covered in the two day SRES class. So, when I get calls from Seniors planning on moving to the area they feel comfortable sharing some of their challenges - fixed income, retirement plans, medical directives, concern about medical facilities, medical care, etc. The list goes on and on.... I found the SRES class (29 comments)
Triangle Guide to Fun - Arts, Activities, Concerts, Plays, Parks and More - 06/26/07 06:28 PM
The Triangle is such an incredible place to call home!! We have arts, culture, education, outdoors, and athletics all in one town. We're spread out a bit but that never bothered me. When you drive through the city you can see why the founding fathers nicknamed it "The City of Oaks." Greater Raleigh Parks & Gardens have the unofficial motto, "Trees, Tees and PhD's," and for good reason. With more than 150 Raleigh, North Carolina parks, gardens, lakes and greenways in Raleigh alone, there are plenty of places to enjoy the scenery and see why the area was dubbed as America's (1 comments)
Raleigh, NC Real Estate>>Raleigh Considered Best Place to Live in US - 06/26/07 05:50 PM
It's easy to see why so many people are relocating to the Raleigh area. The town is rich in History, Arts, and Culture. It's a blend of old and new communities. Take a stroll from downtown through Raleigh to get a glimpse of life in Raleigh. The Cotton Mill, located downtown off Capital Boulevard, is one of the hippest places to live, thanks to a renovation that turned this 130-year-old textile factory into 50 condominiums. Other condos and townhomes followed, including Park Devereux, 510 Glenwood, and Governor's Square. Thanks to the downtown revitalization new condo projects include Hudson, West, 222 Glenwood, and (1 comments)
Providing Rental Listings for Your Investors - 06/26/07 12:11 AM
There are several ARainers that have written about Tenant Screening and Managing Tenants and investment properties. They include Bonnie Erickson, Jessica Beganski, Chris Lengquist, and Ken Cook, among others. I have a different perspective and would like your viewpoint. I work closely with Cary NC Real Estate investors that are looking to buy real estate in the Triangle market. Given the market conditions are very strong (we actually had an increase in sales in May over a record breaking 2006(up 20%)) in this area investors are flocking to the Triangle to invest. Given we are not traditionally considered a "flip" market (3 comments)
Holly Springs - The fastest growing town in the Carolinas! - 06/19/07 02:36 PM
Holly Springs is a town in Wake County with a population of over 15,000 and just received the title of "The fastest growing town in The Carolinas". Triangle growth started heading South as Cary began to boom to the North. From 1992 to 1998 Holly Springs grew from 900 to an estimated 6000 in 1998. Holly Springs continues to grow and evolve as the town becomes more accessible for commuters into Research Triangle Park. Road work that will make this possible includes the new 55 Bypass, widening of HWY 1, and access to the future extension of I-540. The Town now boasts two public elementary schools a (4 comments)
Boise Idaho Real Estate Pro - George Tallabas - 06/19/07 09:49 AM
When I think about Idaho I think about the great outdoors. Idaho is a lot like where I'm from - North Carolina. Idaho is a hidden gem - and even kicknamed the Gem State because of its natural resources. Most people think of Idaho as the potato state - but Idaho has so much more to offer. Today Idaho is a thriving state with an increasingly diverse economy and population estimated at 1.4 million. Idaho's diverse business and industry coupled with it's incredible beauty have made it a popular state for business and industry. There aren't many cities in the US that can (4 comments)
Trinity in Apex, NC - A new Development - 06/18/07 06:01 PM
Developer Kent Cummings has unveiled plans for what would be the largest single project ever built in Apex: a 1,071-acre, high-density community called Trinity. Trinity would follow the model of Raleigh's North Hills with a dense mix of residential and commercial buildings that one day would carry a value of more than $1 billion. Cummings is treating the assemblage of land like an urban infill project that would link the residential growth areas around Apex, Holly Springs and Cary. Most of the property is bounded by U.S. 1 to the west, N.C. 55 to the east and the future Interstate 540/Western (5 comments)
Trackside Development in Apex - 06/18/07 05:58 PM
Developer Mike Howington is pushing forward with big plans for mixed-use development on 200 acres of prime land in downtown Apex called Trackside. The Apex Town Council approved Howington's rezoning request for Trackside on May 31st for a 170-acre development straddling the CSX Railroad track across from the Apex Town Hall. Howington wants to build as many as 1,223 residential units at Trackside, along with up to 80,000 square feet of office space and 140,000 square feet of retail. Howington also is developing the nearby Old Mill which is already underway. Plans call for 185 townhomes and patio homes, 40,000 square (1 comments)
Heritage Wake Forest - Neighborhood Profile - 06/16/07 01:27 PM
Heritage at Wake Forest - Neighborhood Profile City: Wake Forest, North Carolina Directions: From Raleigh: To Heritage at Wake Forest, take I-540 East to Capital Blvd/Hwy 1. Travel seven miles North on Capital Blvd. to right on S. Main Street. Travel one mile and turn right on Rogers Rd. Take Rogers Rd. one mile to Heritage Lake Rd and you are in the heart of Heritage Wake Forest. Heritage Wake Forest Awards & Honors Fastest selling development in the Triangle in 2006 with over 200 closingsAmmons Development Group, 2001 and 2006 Developer of the Year, by Triangle Sales and Marketing Andy Ammons, Developer of Heritage Wake (2 comments)
Tech Savvy Agents Have an Advantage in the New World Of Real Estate - 06/11/07 07:23 PM
There's no doubt about it. In the competitive world of Real Estate in a hot market like the Triangle and Cary NC Real Estate Market I have a distinctive advantage!! My background in Business Development, working with customers, understanding consumers wants and needs, and how to "Get the Word" out have helped my business tremendously. I have the abiltiy to do things that agents that have been in the business 30+ years do not. I'm tech savvy, internet conscious, and know how to find real time information on properties that make me a better agent. I can write a contract in (17 comments)
Carolina Preserve™ by Del Webb® Celebrates Anniversary of Model Homes - 06/11/07 04:42 PM
It's hard to believe that the Carolina Preserve™ by Del Webb® in Cary is celebrating it's 1st anniversary. This time last year the Carolina Preserve™ neighborhood had just opened its doors. The community has nine model homes that opened during the summer. I've brought several clients to the neighborhood and most of them are pleasantly suprised at what a fantastic job Pulte homes has done. They have really done their homework on this demographic and are delivering wonderfully appointed and affordable ranch homes for Active 55+. You're invited to the party this weekend, on Saturday June 16th, from 10am unitl 6pm. Also Enjoy Backyard BBQ, (2 comments)
Triangle Real Estate Appreciation Rates Strong - 06/10/07 07:59 PM
A very strong job market and affordable housing have been hallmarks of the Triangle for many years. Preliminary numbers for Q2 of 2007 show that the Triangle market remains essentially the same. Nationally, homes appreciated 4.24% during the first quarter vs. 12.6% a year earlier. Raleigh-Cary home appreciation came in at +6.42% while Durham home appreciation came in at +7.07% (number 67 on the list). Both are increase over last year. In addition, Raleigh is projected to be in the Top 10 appreciation makrets in the country in 2007. The five year appreciation rate for Durham is +27.01 while the Raleigh-Cary five year appreciation rate is (2 comments)
Downtown Cary Revitalization - 06/10/07 07:04 PM
As a real estate agent in Cary many relocating families ask me about downtown Cary. To date, the downtown area has been a very small community. There's a post office, florist, library, drugstore, and town management. If you drove through the intersection of Academy and Chatham Streets you may blink and miss it all together. That is about to change. The Town Council put the plans in place several in 2001 to transform the downtown Cary area. The goal was to make the downtown area a unique, vibrant, pedestrian friendly location. Those plans are about to be realized in 2007. The downtown (1 comments)
Triangle Design Trends - 06/03/07 10:17 PM
All parts of the country have different styles and feels. The Triangle area of North Carolina has a number of trends in home building that seem a perfect match for Carolina living. Brick, for example, continues to have a strong presence, not only because it's made nearby from Carolina clay, but also, many folks moving in are seeking interesting design, low maintenance and longevity. Brick offers it all.Porches, screened, or open, retain immense popularity in the Triangle, as do open air decks that invite star-gazing and bird-watching. With alfresco living possible most months of the year, these outdoor rooms invite neighborly get-togethers, (3 comments)
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