Archives: January 2013

Forecast: Home Prices To Rise 6% In 2013

Market researcher CoreLogic is predicting that U.S. home prices will rise 6% in 2013. Home prices rose 7.5% in 2012, and total home sales increased by 6% to 4.2 million-the first increase since 2005. Researchers believe that many of the conditions fueling 2012′s price gains will continue to drive the market in 2013; these factors […]

Triangle Market Finishes Up In 2012

The Triangle housing market was up nearly 21% in 2012. In December, sales were up 26.6% for the month, compared to December 2011. The 2012 total number of homes sold in the Triangle was 23,829, versus a total of 19,733 were sold in 2011. Both the median and average prices in the region have been […]

Migration To NC Strong

According to United Van Lines’ 36th annual “migration” study North Carolina holds the #4 spot on the list of top-five inbound states of 2012. The study has tracked migration patterns by state every year since 1977. The study shows the movement of people from the frost belt to the more sun belt states in the […]

Garner Celebrates MLK Day

Garner will be holding it’s third annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 20th at the Garner Performing Arts Center. This year’s celebration is themed “One Community, One Nation, One Dream” and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Dudley E. Flood, a nationally known educator and civil rights […]

Preservation Durham Lunch And Learn

Looking to add a little interest to your lunch break? Check out Preservation Durham’s ongoing Lunch and Learn series featuring entertaining and informative lunch-time programs about Durham, its people, and its history. Lunch and Learn takes place on the third Wednesday of alternate months from September through May at Pop’s Restaurant in West Village, and […]

U.S. Mortgage Rates Approach Record Lows

The average U.S. rates on 30-year fixed mortgages were approaching their record lows last week, slipping to 3.34 percent, according to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac. That is close to the 3.31 percent rate reached in November, which was the lowest on record since 1971. The average on a 15-year fixed mortgage was 2.64 percent. This […]