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Raleigh and Triangle area NC real estate news and events. Experienced Raleigh Realtor writes about North Raleigh neighborhoods, real estate market updates, general information for people relocating to Raleigh NC area.
Here is a snapshot of the current real estate market for residential real estate in Wake County.   Distressed        inventory   Down 53% from August 2015.   Resale inventory   Down 12% from August 2015.   Average sales price   Up 5% from August 2015.  For resale homes, the average sold price was...
It's back!  The International Blugrass Music Association returns to Raleigh for the 4th year.  The IBMA will be holding sessions, giving awards, and getting business done, but for most of us it's all about the bands.   You don't even need a ticket to enjoy the five street stages, the dance tent, ...
Here is a snapshot of the current real estate market for residential real estate in Wake County.     Distressed        inventory     Down 43% from August 2015.     Resale inventory     Down 15% from August 2015.     Average sales price    Up 4% from August 2015 and up a total of 16% over August o...
An Australian friend sent me a marketing promotion from a real estate company Down Under.  The name of the company is LJ Hooker (I'm guessing that "hooker" doesn't mean in Australia what it means here).  If you call for a market analysis, you get entered into drawings for some very fancy prizes!I...
 Here is a snapshot of the current real estate market for residential real estate in Wake County   New home inventory Up 10% over July 2015. Resale inventory Down 16% from July 2015. Average sales price Up 7% over July 2015 Average Days on Market 36, down from 39 in July 2015. Closed sales in Jul...
The Triangle is widely understood to mean Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill.  Years ago that was some kind of a governmental metro area.  However, it would be more accurate to think in terms of Raleigh-Cary-Durham, as well as the smaller communities of Apex, Holly Springs, Garner, and Wake Forest.It's e...
A client’s brother recently listed his house with a discount broker, one of those who put the house in MLS and disappear.  My client asked if  that kind of competition worried me.  I said,  “No. There is always somebody cheaper.  You don’t live in the cheapest house you could find; you don’t dri...
 Wordless Wednesday -- because really, what can you say?
There's the weather.  Summer in the South is hot, wet, and green.  The air is heavy with humidity.  The sun beats down relentlessly, interrupted by frequent rains that, somehow, barely lower the temperature.  Fall will come soon after Labor Day, but in July relief still seems a long way away.  Th...
 I was taking pictures for my newest listing.  When I lined up the kitchen shot, I saw my stuff on the corner of the counter, but I was too lazy to move it.  "I can fix it in post," as photographers say.  I routinely pull up all my listing photos in Ipiccy anyway; not a problem.  I once removed a...

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