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Monthly Archives: July, 2014

Active Adult Communities around the NC Triangle

Are you interested in retiring in the Greater Raleigh area? With so many 55+ adult communities to choose from, you’re looking in the right place for low-maintenance living!   Carolina Preserve – Cary Homes: Ranging from 1,217 to 3,500 square feet, Carolina Preserve offers two, three, or four bedrooms with attached garages. Many homes feature dens, entertaining spaces, and guest rooms, and a few models include basements and lofts.Read more about Active Adult Communities around the NC Triangle

Raleigh’s Bicycle-Friendly Transformation

The city of Raleigh is gearing up for a cycle-friendly renovation! Bike Share Program The Raleigh City Council recently received the results of an $86,500 feasibility study, which found that the city has the population density and tourist market to support a bike share program. The study polled residents and compared Raleigh to other cities with similar programs.  “More than a transportation system, this is a way of brandingRead more about Raleigh’s Bicycle-Friendly Transformation

Raleigh Real Estate Market Report – June 2014

The residential real estate market is experiencing several trends around the Triangle: Home Sales and Prices Homes sales rose around the Triangle in June with a 4.7 percent increase from the year prior. In fact, the first six months of 2014 have included 14,815 homes sold, according to Triangle Multiple Listing Service, which represents a 3.4 percent year-to-date growth. The average price of a Triangle home sold in JuneRead more about Raleigh Real Estate Market Report – June 2014

Chatham-Randolph Megasite Focuses on Bringing Automaker to Central NC

Chatham County is moving toward an economic transformation with a 1,818-acre “megasite” that will be used by local and state officials to lure a single, very large industrial user. The property sits along the Chatham-Randolph county line and is divided between two owners, Tim Booras and D.H. Griffin Sr., who have both signed an agreement to keep their properties as a megasite for two years. The megasite received official N.C.Read more about Chatham-Randolph Megasite Focuses on Bringing Automaker to Central NC

FHA Launches HAWK Program for First-Time Homebuyer Discounts

Loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration are popular among today’s homebuyers because they require a minimum down payment of only 3.5 percent and a lower minimum credit score. Now, to make things even better, the FHA has added a new program called Homeowners Armed with Knowledge (HAWK) to assist first-time homebuyers. The idea behind HAWK is that the more borrowers understand about homeownership, the less likely that are toRead more about FHA Launches HAWK Program for First-Time Homebuyer Discounts

Garner, A Great Place to Be®

Garner, North Carolina is quickly becoming one of the most promising locations in the Triangle for homebuyers. Last year the National Civic League recognized it as a 2013 All-America City, and 2014 promises to bring in even more accolades. Garner’s town council gave the go-ahead last month for $1 million in park enhancements to be paid for with bonds. Enhancements include: Replacement restrooms and concession areas at Garner Recreation ParkRead more about Garner, A Great Place to Be®

Fuquay-Varina Crooked Creek Golf Club Closes

Crooked Creek Golf Club, which has been operating for 20 years, has decided to sell to a single-family or multifamily residential developer. Tony Withers, one of the owners of the club, said the course economics are getting worse. With plenty of land-hungry builders eager to convert the course into residential lots, Withers expects to fetch enough money from the sale to pay off the property’s debt, pay back his investmentRead more about Fuquay-Varina Crooked Creek Golf Club Closes

July 4th Celebrations around the NC Triangle

Independence Day is almost here! Check out the patriotic activities going on in the Triangle: Raleigh An Olde Fashioned Independence Day at the Joel Lane Museum House 23rd annual Independence Day Open House – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Re-enactors demonstrate colonial life Visitors participate in hands-on activities such as wrting with quill pens or making rag dolls Old-fashioned crafts and games Free lemonade Tours of 1770 manor house andRead more about July 4th Celebrations around the NC Triangle