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Monthly Archives: May, 2010

Discuss more than houses with your agent

Have you ever spoken with a real estate agent about buying a home? My experience is that too often these conversations revolve around an agent asking what the buyer wants and then just reacting to the material things like number of bedrooms, garage or no garage, reasonable commute, etc… I suggest you take it one step further and discuss your lifestyle with your agent. Are you very social? AreRead more about Discuss more than houses with your agent

Pilgrimage: New York to North Carolina

It’s not news to meet someone from New York living in Raleigh. It’s actually common knowledge in real estate circles that a large number of New Yorkers have moved to Raleigh over the years. This shows the relative number of visits to Triangle listed properties based on GIS coding used to geographically locate visitors: Raleigh Property Searches March 2010- Click to enlarge You will notice that areas traditionally outsideRead more about Pilgrimage: New York to North Carolina

Million Dollar Listings in Wake County

Interested in the Raleigh area and plan to spend over $3m? There are 11 active homes for sale in Wake County over $3m! Screen Capture of my listing search/ Click to enlarge Only 4 have sold in the last 2 years: Click to enlage How’s that for competitive?

Pending home sales continue to improve in March

The pending home sales report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released this morning is up for a third straight month.  A signed contract is not a sale until it is closed. This index is used to measure activity relative to closed sales over the past 4 years. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in March, rose 5.3 percent to 102.9 fromRead more about Pending home sales continue to improve in March

Want to buy a foreclosure? Do your homework.

The foreclosure rate in Raleigh is as high as it’s ever been, but not as bad as other parts of the country. RealtyTrac’s research determined that there was one foreclosure filing for every 300 homes in the Raleigh-Cary MSA in the quarter ended March 31. That equates to a foreclosure rate of 0.33 percent – up more than 50 percent in a year but still only the 142nd highestRead more about Want to buy a foreclosure? Do your homework.

Wake County Public Schools

I have added a new page to our website under Locale to include information about Wake County Schools. I have included links you’ll need to determine student assignments as well as learn more about public schools, charter schools, magnet schools and private schools.

New Franklin County proposal hospital scrapped

Novant Health has given up plans to move Franklin Regional Medical Center to Youngsville from Louisburg. Morris stated that Novant attempted to reach an agreement with Louisburg town representatives, but he says the health system was not willing to meet the town’s demands, which included $30 million in improvements to the Louisburg facility over the next 12 years. Read more: Novant won’t build Franklin hospital – Triangle Business JournalRead more about New Franklin County proposal hospital scrapped