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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


For Home Buyers: Making Attractive Offers

This is am excellent article from the Coldwell Banker Blue Matter blog regarding the importance of making your offer attractive to sellers. Read on below to see why, and for tips on how to make an effective offer. Click here to read “Making Offers That Appeal To Home Sellers”. From Blue Matter: Both the concrete […]



Triangle Housing Market Surges

Triangle home sales surged 39 percent in July compared with a year ago. Home prices are gradually rising while the inventory of homes for sale remains at near-historically low levels. There were just 7,766 homes on the market in Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties at the end of the month. The areas inventory levels are […]



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 […]