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Monthly Archives: February, 2014

NC Museum of Life & Science Plans Expansion

The Museum of Life and Science in Durham announced its plans to build new outdoor learning areas. The fundraising campaign, named Climbing Higher, hopes to raise $3.9 million to build the additions. The museum aims to immerse children in a natural learning environment to stimulate their senses, strengthen bodies, and expand minds. “We are creating a one-of-a-kind place that encourages children’s playful exploration of nature, physical activity, and keepsRead more about NC Museum of Life & Science Plans Expansion

Why You Need a Land Survey

Buying a home is usually the largest purchase you will make in your lifetime – which is why it makes sound financial sense to protect this important asset. A land survey is a cornerstone of protection of home ownership. A land survey provides important information to you as the buyer. The map will show the land limits and identify any conflicts in your deed. It will also allow youRead more about Why You Need a Land Survey

RTP Plans New Residential and Retail Center

Research Triangle Park was established in 1959 as a means to keep university graduates seeking science and engineering jobs in the area. Now, after acquiring nearly 100 acres nears 1-40 for $17M, the private not-for-profit that manages RTP, Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina, is introducing a residential and retail development project. The deal is RTP’s first step toward transforming itself from a series of sprawling corporate campuses intoRead more about RTP Plans New Residential and Retail Center

Raleigh Home Sales Continue to Rise

Raleigh home sales saw another large increase in January, with Triangle MLS reporting a 15.5 percent change in closed sales compared to January 2013. Though few expect the Wake County housing market to continue such rapid growth, Zillow still forecasts a 3.3 percent increase for the remainder of the year. The Raleigh market has shown itself to be resilient, especially during these winter months when activity usually drops offRead more about Raleigh Home Sales Continue to Rise

Cary LED Street Light Replacement Project

The Town of Cary has partnered with Duke Energy to replace all town-leased street fixtures with a light emitting diode (LED) in an effort to reduce long-term costs. The new street light system will cost $385,000 to implement, but will save the town $200,000 annually. “LED fixtures now available are more cost effective and provide improved quality of light compared to our current light fixtures,” says Project Engineer KyleRead more about Cary LED Street Light Replacement Project

Wendell Falls Reflects Optimism in Triangle Development

  Newland Communities recently purchased more than 1,100 acres of land just minutes from downtown Raleigh with plans to re-start a master-planned development. The new community, named Wendell Falls, is projected to include 3,000 single- and multi-family homes and 2 million square feet of commercial-retail space, along with public parks and other community amenities. The new developers are evaluating the original plans and working with the town of Wendell to getRead more about Wendell Falls Reflects Optimism in Triangle Development

Triangle’s Healthiest Employers

The Triangle Business Journal annually recognizes companies and nonprofit entities that commit to making wellness a priority. In December, they honored the latest 25 winners at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley hotel in Raleigh. Winning companies must first complete an online assessment with Healthiest Employers Inc, a partner of Triangle Business Journal. The assessment gives wellness scores for each employer based on comparisons to regional and national businesses. The winners needRead more about Triangle’s Healthiest Employers

Homes Values Rise in Raleigh

The future looks bright for sellers in Raleigh. According to Zillow, the median sale price of Raleigh homes increased by 7.9% in 2013. Homes with North Raleigh zip codes faired even better, with huge gains in median sale prices for 27607 and 27608 areas, at 36.4% and 22%, respectively. Sellers also had much easier times finding qualified buyers in 2013 than in the previous five years, with the number of homeRead more about Homes Values Rise in Raleigh