Archives: May 2013

OPEN HOUSE Sunday June 2nd 2013 1-4pm

$448,000 , 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half baths, 3,353 square feet   Brian Ezzell | Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston | (919) 619-0922 5413 Serene Forest Dr, Apex, NC OPEN HOUSE June 2nd 2013 1-4pm 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House offered at $448,000 Year Built 2009 Sq Footage 3,353 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 […]

8 Tips For Finding Your First Home

Coldwell Banker has been posting a great series of tips aimed in particular at first-time home buyers. We love helping people purchase their first home and we really value helping our customers think through their purchase and really get educated about the home buying process. Here is a list of 8 tips for finding your […]

Raleigh Ranks Highly For Job Growth

According to new employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, both Raleigh and Charlotte were in the top 10 of the 50 largest metro areas that showed the greatest percentage increase in jobs from 2011 to 2012. The numbers are based on average employment numbers for 2012 for all 50 states and select […]

Triangle Sees Home Sales High In April

April saw the Triangle’s highest number of home sales in one month since June of 2010 according to the MLS; 2,635 units were sold which is up 37.2% over April of 2012. Both the median and average sales price increased, with the average sales price reaching the highest recorded rate for the month of April […]

What Is “Pre-Approval”?

Click here to view the embedded video. Buying a home can be a daunting task for anyone, especially for a first-time homebuyer. You should never feel silly about asking questions about the homebuying process. Coldwell Banker has a great video explaining what it means to be “pre-approved” for a mortgage. This may seem like a […]

Home Foreclosures Fell In April

Home repossessions fell nationwide by 20% from March to April of this year, and were down 32% from the 2012 according to foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. They also predict that once these homes hit the market, it will actually be beneficial because the rebound in the housing market has caused the supply of homes […]

Rising Home Prices

According to real estate market researcher CoreLogic, home prices in March were 10.5% higher than a year ago. This marks the biggest year-over-year jump in seven years, and the 13th consecutive month of home price gains. Home prices increased 1.9% in March from February. If distressed sales (short sales and foreclosures) are excluded, home prices […]

Home Maintenance Calendar

Just as you routinely schedule a teeth cleaning or haircut, your home has maintenance needs that require similar planning. Keeping a home maintenance calendar can help keep you ahead of a problem, should one arise, as well as keeping your home running like a well-oiled machine. A great post on Apartment Therapy outlines a basic […]

Max Out This Weekend

If the weather this weekend forces you indoors, the IMAX theater at Marbles in downtown Raleigh is an excellent place to head for some entertainment. They have several features playing now that are 3D, including the highly anticipated Iron Man 3. There are some other fantastic nature features that are great for the whole family, […]