2013 Year End Apex Real Estate Recap!

Apex Real Estate Market Recap 2013Apex real estate had a terrific year!  Is buying or selling a home in Apex on your list of new year resolutions?  Presenting the full 2013 year end Apex real estate recap!

1,229 homes closed during 2013 (890 in 2012) at an average of 99% sales to list price (98% in 2012), and in an average of only 63 days (102 in 2012) on the market… beautiful real estate statistics for Apex!Apex 2013 Real Estate Recap

The pie chart shows the breakdown of:

  • new active listings (homes that went on the market)
  • total active listings
  • closed listings
  • homes that have gone under contract

during the whole of 2013 for single family detached homes located within Apex, NC.

The “0% Active” is a tad confusing.  This percentage includes only those Apex homes that entered the MLS as a for sale home before January 2013, and sat on the market through the duration of the year (a high % would be alarming).

While the pie chart is a little arbitrary by itself, we include it to help paint the full picture for the stats below.

New listings – Apex Real Estate Market in 2013

Apex New Active 2013 Real Estate Recap

The “New Active Listings” with 158 homes represent the number of Apex real estate listings that came on the market in 2013 and haven’t yet gone under contract or sold.  This includes homes that were listed in Apex anytime between Jan. 1st and Dec. 31st 2013.

Take a peak at the new Apex NC Homes for Sale on the market in December (in alphabetical order by subdivisions).

Active Detached Homes Available at the End of 2013

Apex Active 2013 Real Estate Recap

“Active Listings” include new listings to the Apex market in 2013.  To get the number of homes listed before Jan. 1st 2013 we subtract new active from active which gives us only 1 home in Apex that has been listed for over a 1 year period.  This signifies 0% of the total Apex real estate market which is definitely a healthy stat.

With just over 150 homes for sale ranging from $95,000 to $1,000,000 with an average price of a home for sale in Apex being $382,891 ($355,781 in 2012), we have affordable living available in one Raleigh, NC‘s favorite surrounding areas.

Apex Real Estate Under Contract at 2013 Year End

Apex Pending 2013 Real Estate Recap

At the end of 2013 there were 58 homes under contract in Apex, NC.

Homes that sold (closed) in Apex in 2013

Apex Closed 2013 Real Estate Recap

Here’s the big one:  A total of 1229 single family detached homes were recorded in the TMLS to have sold in Apex in 2013 (890 in 2012).  The average sales price in Apex, NC was $316,848 in 2013 ($294,342 in 2012) at $119.77 per square foot ($113.83 per sq.ft. in 2012), closing at a healthy 99% of sales to list price (98% in 2012), and sitting an average of only 63 days on the market (102 days in 2012).

There’s a lot of great information above to get a good overview of Apex real estate in 2013.  Need more information?  Let us know!

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*Any reference to TMLS data is based on information from Triangle MLS, which neither guarantees nor is in any way responsible for its accuracy. All data is provided ‘AS IS’ and with all faults. Data maintained by Triangle MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

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Got Freezing Pipes?

frozen water pipesIt’s been a brisk month here in Raleigh, North Carolina with temperatures dipping into the 20’s and teens late into the evening.

Experienced homeowners know there are some key factors to consider in pipe preparation, and duties to perform before going to bed on a cold night.  How do experienced homeowners know what to do?  Unfortunately it’s often because we’ve suffered the consequences… and have vowed never to make those same mistakes twice.

Waking up after a frigid night with no hot water (or water at all) is an inconvenience at best, and is often costly.

So, let’s start with emergency situations…

Frozen Pipes

How do I know if my home water pipes are frozen?

If temperatures are below 32° F and your faucets are turned to open… but you’re only getting a trickle of water (or nothing), there is a good chance you have a frozen pipe.  If only one or the other of hot/cold flows this is another indication.  Frozen pipes often occur in crawl spaces, against exterior walls, and where water connects through the foundation.

What should I do if I have frozen water pipes?

If your residential water pipes are frozen – keep your faucets open.  As ice begins to melt, any flowing water that can get through will help to melt ice within the pipe.

Warm your pipes with an electric hair dryer in the areas most susceptible to freezing (crawlspaces, exterior walls, and around the foundation).  The American Red Cross offers additional ideas on how to warm pipes.  Applying heat to the right locations will help thaw the pipe to restore full water pressure.

Look out for cracks and burst pipes!  Water pipes tend to crack down the long side of a pipe.  If your pipes are still frozen you may not be aware yet that your pipe has a crack.  As the ice in a burst or cracked pipe thaws and flow is restored, water will find the point of least resistance and you could have a real mess on your hands.

What should I do if I have a crack or break in my water pipe?

If you see or suspect a cracked pipe:

  • 1st:  Go to the main shut-off valve and turn off the water.
  • 2nd:  Leave the faucets on to relieve pressure.
  • 3rd:  Call a licensed plumber.

How do I keep my water pipes from freezing?

We have our fingers crossed that you’re just researching preventative information and are not in an emergency situation.  If this is the case – congratulations!  We hope you’ll never have to experience cracked pipes.

Experts recommend avoiding frozen pipes by:Prevent water pipes from freezing

  • Insulating exposed pipes by wrapping or by using insulation sleeves.
  • Caulking any cracks and holes near your water pipes around the foundation and outside walls.
  • Allow water to flow from each valve at a slow trickle through faucets, bathtubs and showers that have pipes connected through an unheated space.
  • Keeping under sink cabinet doors open (kitchens, bathrooms and possibly the laundry room or bar area).  This allows warm air to circulate around the pipes.

* If you’re going on vacation and your home will be vacant during a cold period, consider draining the water system to avoid water damage caused by cracked pipes.

I need an expert, who should I call?

If you’re in the Triangle area of North Carolina, we work with and recommend licensed plumbers with Cary Plumbing.  We’ve experienced exceptional customer service and quality work with them.  We hope this helps.

If you’re considering buying or selling a home in or around Wake County we’d love an opportunity to talk with you.  It is our goal to be our clients #1 resource for all things home buying and selling in the Triangle.

Stay warm out there!

Buying or Selling a Cary, NC Home in 2014?

Cary Real Estate Recap 2013

Ranked repeatedly as a top place to live in the nation, Cary, North Carolina remains as one of the most desirable places to live for all walks of life.

Is buying or selling a home in Cary on your list of 2014 resolutions?  Presenting the full 2013 year end Cary, NC real estate recap!

Cary NC 2013 Real Estate Recap

The pie chart shows the breakdown of:

  • new active listings (homes that went on the market)
  • total active listings
  • closed listings
  • homes that have gone under contract

during the whole of 2013 for single family detached homes located within Cary, NC.

The “0% Active” is a tad confusing.  This percentage includes only those Cary homes that entered the MLS before January 2013, and sat on the market through the duration of the year (a high % would be alarming).  At 0% this is great for home sellers and buyers (considering resale) alike.

While the pie chart is a little arbitrary by itself, we include it to help paint the full picture for the stats below.

New listings – Cary Real Estate Market in 2013

Cary New Active 2013 Real Estate Recap

The “New Active Listings” with 256 homes represent the number of Cary real estate listings that came on the market in 2013 and haven’t yet gone under contract or sold.  This includes homes that were listed in Cary anytime between Jan. 1st and Dec. 31st 2013.

Take a peak at the new Cary NC Homes for Sale on the market in December (in alphabetical order by subdivisions).

Active Detached Homes Available at the End of 2013

Cary Active 2013 Real Estate Recap

“Active Listings” include new listings to the Cary market in 2013.  To get the number of homes listed before Jan. 1st 2013 we subtract new active from active which gives us only 5 homes in Cary that have been listed for over a 1 year period.  This signifies 0% of the total Cary real estate market which is definitely a healthy statistic.

With just over 250 homes for sale ranging from $120,000 to $2,299,000 with an average price of a home for sale in Cary being $478,716 we have affordable living available in one of the greatest cities in America (more on that in our collection of  Triangle area accolades).

Homes in Cary: Under Contract at 2013 Year End

Cary Pending 2013 Real Estate Recap

At the end of 2013 there were 88 homes under contract, or in the “pending” status in Cary, NC.

Homes that sold (closed) in Cary in 2013

Cary Closed 2013 Real Estate Recap

Here’s the big one:  A total of 1,871 single family detached homes were recorded in the TMLS to have sold in Cary in 2013 (1,543 in 2012).  The average sales price in Cary, NC was $365,074 in 2013 ($345,183 in 2012) at $127.66 per square foot ($119.64 per square foot in 2012), closing at a healthy 98% of sales to list price (97% last year) and sitting an average of only 60 days on the  market (98 days in 2012).

There’s a lot of great information above to get a good overview of Cary real estate in 2013.  Need more information?  Let us know!

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*Any reference to TMLS data is based on information from Triangle MLS, which neither guarantees nor is in any way responsible for its accuracy. All data is provided ‘AS IS’ and with all faults. Data maintained by Triangle MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

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Raleigh Real Estate Facts – 2013 Year End Recap

Raleigh Real Estate Recap 2013Our favorite Raleigh real estate market recap of the year – presenting the recap for 2013 Raleigh real estate!

Raleigh real estate is what we know and love, 2013 was much improved over previous years for real estate around the country and Raleigh, North Carolina continued to experience reliable stability and steady growth.

The pie chart shows the breakdown of:

  • new active listings (homes that went on the market)
  • total active listingsRaleigh 2013a Real Estate Recap
  • closed listings
  • homes that have gone under contract

during the whole of 2013 for single family detached homes located within Raleigh, NC.

The “1% Active” represents only those Raleigh homes that entered the MLS before January 2013, and sat on the market through the duration of the year (a high % would be alarming).

While the pie chart is a little arbitrary on its own, we include it to help paint the full picture for the stats below.

New 2013 Raleigh Real Estate Homes for Sale

Raleigh New Active 2013 Real Estate Recap

The “New Active Listings” with 1,233 homes represent the number of Raleigh real estate listings that came on the market in 2013 and haven’t yet gone under contract or sold.  This includes homes that were listed in Raleigh anytime between Jan. 1st and Dec. 31st 2013.

Take a peak at the new Raleigh NC Homes for Sale on the market in December (in alphabetical order by subdivisions).

Active Detached Homes Available at the End of 2013

Raleigh Active 2013 Real Estate Recap

“Active Listings” include all active listings on the market at the end of 2013 in Raleigh.  To get the number of homes listed before Jan. 1st 2013 we subtract new active from active which gives us:  34 homes in Raleigh that have been listed for over a 1 year period (compared to 91 in 2012).  This signifies only 1% of the total Raleigh real estate market which is a pretty healthy number.

With just under 1,500 homes for sale ranging from $39,900 to $4,850,000 with an average price of a home for sale in Raleigh being $414,390 (compared to $359,001 last year) we have affordable living available in one of the greatest cities in America (more on that in our collection of  Triangle area accolades).

Raleigh Homes Under Contract at the End of 2013

Raleigh Pending 2013 Real Estate Recap

At the end of 2013 there were 227 homes under contract, or in the “pending” status in Raleigh, NC.

Homes sold in Raleigh in 2013

Raleigh Closed 2013 Real Estate Recap

Here’s the big one:  A total of 5,389 single family detached homes were recorded in the TMLS to have sold in Raleigh in 2013 (compared with 4,394 in 2012).  The average sales price was $285,206 (compared with $276,168 in 2012) at $116.09 per square foot ($110.89 in 2012), closing at a healthy 98% of sales to list price (97% in 2012), and sitting an average of only 72 days on the market (117 days in 2012).

There’s a lot of great information above to get a good overview of 2013 Raleigh real estate.  Want more info?  Let us know!

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*Any reference to TMLS data is based on information from Triangle MLS, which neither guarantees nor is in any way responsible for its accuracy. All data is provided ‘AS IS’ and with all faults. Data maintained by Triangle MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

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2013 Real Estate Market Recap for Wake County

Wake County Real Estate Recap 2013Presenting the Wake County 2013 year end Real Estate recap!

2013 was a year of healing for much of the nation, after a few tumultuous years for real estate and the economy… Last year we saw strengthening and improvement beyond what we could have expected.  The stock market is reaching record highs, and real estate across the nation is improving.  We’re seeing greater appreciation rates and home buyer and seller confidence growing.  Do we plan to sum everything up here today?  Sorry… definitely not.  Our specialty is Triangle area real estate, so we’ll stick to what we know.

The pie chart shows the breakdown of:Wake County 2013 Real Estate Recap

  • new active listings (homes that went on the market)
  • total active listings
  • closed listings
  • homes that have gone under contract

during the whole of 2013 for single family detached homes located within Wake County NC.

The “0% Active” is a tad confusing.  This category includes only the homes that entered the MLS (listed for sale) before January 2013, and sat on the market through the duration of the year (0% is GREAT and a high % would be alarming).

While the pie chart is a little arbitrary by itself, we include it to help paint the full picture for the stats below.

New Wake County Real Estate Listings on the Market in 2013

Wake County New Active 2013 Real Estate Recap

The “New Active Listings” with 2,881 homes represent the number of real estate listings that came on the market in 2013 and haven’t yet gone under contract or sold.  This includes homes that were listed anytime between Jan. 1st and Dec. 31st 2013.

Take a peak at the new Wake County NC Homes for Sale on the market in December (in alphabetical order by subdivisions).

Active Detached Homes Available at the End of 2013

Wake County Active 2013 Real Estate Recap

“Active Listings” include new listings to the market in 2013.  To get the number of homes listed before Jan. 1st 2013 we subtract new active from active which gives us:  69 homes in Wake County that have been listed for over a 1 year period.  This is a significant improvement to 162 listings that were on the market at the end of 2012 and signifies the 0% total Wake County real estate market – a healthy sign.

With just under 3,000 homes for sale ranging from $32,900 to $4,850,000 with an average price of a home for sale in Wake County being $371,572 we have affordable living available in one of the greatest cities in America (more on that in our collection of  Triangle area accolades).

Homes Under Contract in Wake County: 2013 Year End

Wake County Pending 2013 Real Estate Recap

At the end of 2013 there were 691 homes under contract, or in the “pending” status.

Homes that sold in Wake County in 2013

Wake County Closed 2013 Real Estate Recap

Here’s the big one:  A total of 12,861 single family detached homes were recorded in the TMLS to have sold in Wake County in 2013 (compared to 10,320 in 2012).  The average sales price was $288,209 (compared to $275,225 in 2012) at $112.62 per square foot (compared to $107.59 in 2012), closing at a healthy 98% (97% in 2012) of sales to list price and sitting an average of only 73 days on the market (compared to 111 days in 2012).

There’s a lot of great information above to get a good overview of Wake County real estate in 2013.  Want more information?  Just ask!

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*Any reference to TMLS data is based on information from Triangle MLS, which neither guarantees nor is in any way responsible for its accuracy. All data is provided ‘AS IS’ and with all faults. Data maintained by Triangle MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

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Where exactly is Wake County, NC?  Outlined below:

Wake County Area

Real Estate Market Report for Knightdale, NC – November Recap

Knightdale NC market reportSteady stats continue for Knightdale real estate in November 2013.  Last month 18% of single family detached home activity included real estate that either sold or went under contract, consistent with 24% in November 2012, 20% November 2011 and 18% in November 2010.

Knightdale November Real Estate Stats

Sale price to list price for closed single family detached homes in Knightdale averaged 99% in November and averaged only 49 days on the market.  Something to keep in mind, in our area the average days on market swing drastically between lower and higher priced homes, with less expensive homes selling much more quickly than higher priced homes.

Our Knightdale real estate market reports are intended to offer a good overview of how detached homes for sale in Knightdale, NC perform month over month.

The tables below break down the information into detail to show highs and lows plus averages for the beds, baths, square feet, list price, price per square foot and also the days on market for the area.  

Newly Active Homes for Sale in Knightdale (just listed in November):

Knightdale New Active Real Estate - November

Take a sneak peak at all the new homes for sale in Knightdale NC last month (in alphabetical order by subdivisions).  If you’d like a more customized search, you can save a search outlining your unique home needs and get FREE e-mails with only homes for sale in the Triangle that match YOUR criteria.

Active Real Estate in Knightdale – November 2013

Knightdale Active Real Estate - November

*When you’re ready to see homes for sale in Knightdale, NC or really any homes for sale in the Triangle area contact us, we are here to help every step of the way.

Knightdale Homes that went Under Contract last month

Knightdale Pending Real Estate - November

Knightdale NC Real Estate SOLD in November

Knightdale Closed Real Estate - November

For a quick year over year comparison – There were 19 closed homes in November 2013, 16 in November 2012, 27 in November 2011 and 16 closed homes in November 2010.

If you’ve been considering a move to Knightdale, NC, would like more information on selling a home in Knightdale, or would simply like to discuss your Wake County real estate needs call or e-mail me.  I’d love to chat!  If you’re considering moving to, from, or around Knightdale, NC it’s important to have the right information.

*Any reference to TMLS data is based on information from Triangle MLS, which neither guarantees nor is in any way responsible for its accuracy. All data is provided ‘AS IS’ and with all faults. Data maintained by Triangle MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

Fuquay-Varina Real Estate Market Report for November 2013

Fuquay-Varina Real Estate Recap

The real estate market in Fuquay-Varina, NC experienced another month of strong performance in November 2013.  The days on market until sold averaged only 94 days (slightly over 3 months) and single family detached homes sold at an average of 97% sale price to list price.

Fuquay-Varina November Real Estate Stats

Continuing the upward trend as 25% of the activity in November comprised of homes that either sold or went under contract.  This 25% outperforms previous years with:

  • 23% closed and pending sales in November 2012
  • 14% in November 2011
  • 13% representing closed and pending sales in November 2010.

Our Fuquay-Varina real estate market reports are designed to provide a comprehensive overview of how detached homes for sale perform month over month.

The tables below break down the information into detail to show highs, lows and averages for the beds, baths, square feet, list price, price per square foot, and also the days on market for Fuquay.  

Newly Active Fuquay-Varina Real Estate for Sale:

Fuquay-Varina New Active Homes in November

Take a sneak peak at all the new homes for sale in Fuquay-Varina NC last month (in alphabetical order by subdivisions).  If you’d like a more customized search, you can save a search outlining your unique home needs and get free e-mails with only homes for sale in the Triangle that match your criteria.

Active Fuquay-Varina NC Real Estate in November

Fuquay-Varina Active Homes in November

*When you’re ready to see homes for sale in Fuquay-Varina, NC or really any homes for sale in the Triangle area contact us, we are here to help every step of the way.

Fuquay-Varina Real Estate that went Under Contract last Month

Fuquay-Varina Pending Homes in November

Sold Fuquay-Varina Real Estate in November 2013

Fuquay-Varina Closed Homes in November

For quick comparison:  In November 2013 there were 52 closed homes compared with 47 in November 2012, 27 in November 2011 and 27 in November 2010.

If you’ve been considering a move to Fuquay-Varina, NC, would like more information on selling in Fuquay, or would simply like to discuss your Wake County real estate needs call or e-mail me.  I’d love to chat!

*Any reference to TMLS data is based on information from Triangle MLS, which neither guarantees nor is in any way responsible for its accuracy. All data is provided ‘AS IS’ and with all faults. Data maintained by Triangle MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

Full Triangle Area November 2013 Real Estate Market Recap

Presenting the full November 2013 Triangle real estate market recap.  If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home in the area we have good news wrapped in the statistics below.  The trend has continued with closed sales up and the average days on the market is down.

Here are some quick stats representing the entire Triangle MLS area (before we dive into performance details for Wake County homes).

  • Homes sold in November 2013 vs November 2012 = 2,020 vs 1,807 representing an increase of 11.8%
  • At the end of November 2013 the inventory of homes for sale was 12,676 vs 13,649 in November 2012, a decrease of 7.1%
  • The Days on Market until sale decreased by 18.1% for the same period with an average of 93 in November 2013 vs 114 in November 2012

The Triangle unemployment rate was flat in October at 6.4%, down from 7.5% in October 2012.

Alongside our monthly market report we wanted to share a terrific monthly market update featuring the following counties:  Orange, Durham, Johnston and Wake County.  Presenting the Triangle MLS (multiple listing service) November market update with Stacey Anfindsen:

Wake County November Real Estate Stats

Wake County Real Estate Statistics

Our goal for the Triangle real estate market reports is to offer a solid overview of how real estate in our areas of NC perform month over month.

Specifically this is information covering single family detached homes, indicating fluctuation in home sales, inventory, and days on market until sale.

To break down the information above, the tables below detail the November 2013 activity for Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Wake Forest, Garner, Fuquay-Varina and Knightdale by the number of:November 2013 Triangle Real Estate Stats

  • New active homes that entered the real estate market
  • Total active homes listed (excludes the # of new active homes as not to be redundant and skew the percentages)
  • Homes closed last month
  • Homes that went under contract (pending)
  • Average number of days on the market before closing

November 2013 Average Days on MarketAVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS ON THE MARKET BEFORE CLOSING

This graph indicates the average number of days a single family detached home remained on the market for those homes that closed in November.

Wonder how your Triangle area home stacks up against the competition?  We offer a free Comparative Market Analysis (CMA).

If you would like to know how we can market your home to get the best deal possible in the shortest amount of time, browse our Triangle home selling section, request a free pamphlet on how to get your home sold fast or contact us and we’ll work together to get your home sold.

Buying a home?  The information below will give an idea of what your options look like for each area.

Triangle Real Estate For Sale – November 2013

November 2013 Active Triangle Real Estate

Wake County Real Estate that Went Under Contract Last Month

November 2013 Under Contract Triangle Homes

Wake County Real Estate that Sold in November 2013

November 2013 Closed Triangle Homes

Just some highlights:

Average Days on Market in the Triangle

Like last month, the average days on the market for homes in the entire Triangle area last month was 93 days (just over 3 months).  Something to keep in mind with the average days on market is that currently there is an under supply of homes in the lower price ranges and an over supply of homes in the higher price ranges.  93 days is a good indication for Triangle home sellers who are selling their homes for less than around $200,000.  For those home sellers with homes in the upwards of $800,000 and higher those average days on market is closer to 10 months.  What to expect in terms of length of time on the market before selling depends greatly on specific location, desirability, and price bracket.

The low and high per area for days on market before closing in November were Holly Springs averaging (an incredibly impressive) 42 days, and Garner with an average of 110 days (note: the “Triangle area” includes other areas outside of the specific areas we cover above); the other Triangle areas noted above fall between the two (see chart outlining the average days on market for the breakdown).

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Whether you are buying or selling Triangle real estate, we are here to help create a smooth transition.


Disclaimer: Any reference to TMLS data is based on information from Triangle MLS, which neither guarantees nor is in any way responsible for its accuracy. All data is provided ‘AS IS’ and with all faults. Data maintained by Triangle MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Realtor is a registered trademark of the National Association of Realtors.

Kick Off the New Year with Fun Things To Do Around Raleigh in January 2014!

NCSU Basketball EventsThe new year is bringing exciting and new events to the Raleigh area!  Presenting… Fun things to do around Raleigh in January 2014!  Organized by holiday happenings, sporting events, running events, music festivals and concerts, cultural happenings, annual parades, festivals, park activities and more.

Looking for fun things to do in Raleigh and the Wake County area next month?  Here you have it!

Raleigh Area Events: January 2014

Things to do in Raleigh, in order by activity type and date…

Music Lovers – Blues, Salsa, Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rap, Country, Reggae and Between September Music Events

Booth Amphitheatre:  Visit Website

Sertoma Amphitheatre at Bond Park:  Visit Website

Red Hat Amphitheater:  Visit Website

Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek:  Visit Website

Duke Energy Center Raleigh:  Visit Website

  • Jan. 4th:  Carnival of the Animals
  • Jan. 10th – 11th:  Shen Yun Performing Arts
  • Jan. 10th – 11th:  Beethoven’s 5th
  • Jan. 10th:  Mandolin Orange
  • Jan. 12th:  Shatners World:  We Just Live In It
  • Jan. 17th – 18th:  Here to Stay – A Gershwin Tribute
  • Jan. 18th:  Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
  • Jan. 19th:  Hilary Hahn
  • Jan. 22nd – Feb. 2nd:  Pinkalicious – Broadway Series South
  • Jan. 24th – 25th:  La Boheme – North Carolina Opera
  • Jan. 30th:  Queens of the Stone Age
  • Jan. 31th:  Top Shelf Comedy Tour

NC Museum of Art:  Visit Website

  • Jan. 12th: Quercus Quartet – Playlist for a Porsche: Midcentury European Masters

North Carolina Symphony:  Visit Website

  • Jan. 4th:  Carnival of the Animals:  NC Symphony Kids
  • Jan. 10th – 11th:  Beethoven’s 5th
  • Jan. 17th – 18th:  Here to Stay:  The Gershwin Experience
  • Jan. 19th:  Hilary Hahn

Festivals and Annual Events – January 2014

  • Now – Feb. 1st:  Raleigh Winterfest – Downtown Raleigh  Visit Website
  • Jan. 4th:  Three Kings Day Parade – Bond Park  Visit Website

Other Fun Things to Do Around the Triangle

  • Now – Jan. 13th:  Exhibit Opening:  State Fair Quilt – NC Museum of History  Visit Website
  • Now – Jan. 27th:  Exhibit Reopening:  Freedom Coming, Freedom for All – NC Museum of History  Visit Website
  • Now – Jan. 31st 2014 (every Friday):  Art in the Evening – NC Museum of Art  Visit Website
  • Year Round (1st & 2nd Sat./mo.):  Center Open Mic – LGBT Center Raleigh  Visit Website
  • Year Round (every Saturday):  A Downtown Cary Walking Food Tour Visit Website
  • Year Round (every Sat. & Sun):  Raleigh Flea Market – NC State Fairgrounds  Visit Website
  • Year Round (every Saturday):  Gourmet Food Tour – Raleigh City Museum  Visit Website
  • Year Round (every Saturday):  Carolina Brewing Company Tour  Visit Website
  • Year Round (every Sun. & Mon.):  Karaoke – Flex  Visit Website
  • Year Round (every Fri. & Sat.):  Raleigh Haunted Ghost Tours  Visit Website

Outdoor Movies

Koka Booth Amphitheatre  Visit Website

Wake County January Park Activities

  • Calendar for ALL Wake County Park locations (dozens of activities for kids and adults).  Scroll down the page for the calendar of events:  Visit Website

January 2014 Triangle Sporting Events 

Carolina Railhawks NASL Soccer Games – WakeMed Soccer Park:  Visit Website
  • *Season ended
Durham Bulls Minor League Baseball – DBAP  Visit Website
  • * Season starts April 2014
Carolina Mudcats Minor League Baseball – Five County Stadium  Visit Website
  • * Season starts April 2014
NC State Wolfpack Football – Carter-Finley Stadium  Visit Website
  • * Season starts August/September 2014

NC State Wolfpack Basketball – PNC Arena & Reynolds Coliseum  Visit Website

  • Jan. 4th:  12 PM – Wolfpack vs Pittsburgh
  • Jan. 11th:  5 PM – Wolfpack vs Virginia
  • Jan. 15th:  9 PM – Wolfpack vs Wake Forest (location: Winston-Salem, NC)
  • Jan. 19th:  2 PM – Wolfpack vs Duke – (location: Durham, NC)
  • Jan. 20th:  9 PM – Wolfpack vs Maryland
  • Jan. 26th:  1 PM – Wolfpack vs Georgia Tech
  • Jan. 29th:  9 PM – Wolfpack vs Florida State
Hurricanes NHL Hockey Games – PNC Arena  Visit Website
  • Jan. 5th:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Predators
  • Jan. 9th:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Maple Leafs
  • Jan. 13th:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Flames
  • Jan. 18th:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Panthers
  • Jan. 19th:  5 PM – Hurricanes vs Lightning
  • Jan. 24th:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Senators
  • Jan. 27th:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Blue Jackets
  • Jan. 31st:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Blues

Fun Runs, 5K's, Marathons and Walks around Raleigh NC

Races, Fun Runs, Marathons and Triathlons around Raleigh

January Holidays

The January 2014 major (and some not so major) holidays include (please forgive us if we missed some):

  • Jan. 1st:  New Year’s Day!
  • Jan. 4th:  Trivia Day
  • Jan. 5th:  National Bird Day
  • Jan. 6th:  Feast of the Epiphany – Three Kings Day
  • Jan. 10th:  Houseplant Appreciation Day
  • Jan. 20th:  Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • Jan. 25th:  Opposite Day
  • Jan. 26th: Australia Day
  • Jan. 31st:  Chinese New Years

Where to go in Wake County for Additional Fun

Included is a great list of locations with ongoing events for additional ideas for things to do in Wake County

Be sure to check out the web link for your events before showing up… sometimes pre-registration or tickets are required.

Reading this and it’s not quite January yet?  Check out our list of things to do in Wake County in December.

We know we didn’t catch everything.  Can you think of a Wake County event that will be taking place in January, 2014 that we missed?  Please leave us a comment below and let us know!

We hope to see you out and about in Wake County!

Another Strong Month for the Garner Real Estate Market in November

Garner November Real Estate StatsThe Garner real estate market had another strong month in November 2013, averaging more closed and under contract homes than the same month during the prior 3 years!

Last month a total of 25% of the real estate activity for single family detached homes included homes that either closed or went under contract, beating the previous years with:

  • 18% in November of 2012
  • 11% in November 2011
  • 12% in November 2010.

Sold homes averaged 110 days on the market before closing.  Average sales price of $164,525 (slightly lower than last month) for single family detached homes in November.

Our goal for our Garner real estate market reports is to offer a good overview of how detached homes for sale in Garner, NC perform month over month.

The tables below break down the information into detail to show highs, lows and averages for the number of beds, baths, square feet, list price, price per square foot and also the days on market for the area.  

Newly Active Garner, North Carolina Real Estate for Sale:

Garner New Active Real Estate - November

Take a sneak peak at all the new homes for sale in Garner NC last month (in alphabetical order by subdivisions).  If you’d like a more customized search, you can save a search outlining your unique home needs and get FREE e-mails with only homes for sale in the Triangle that match YOUR criteria.

Active Garner Real Estate on the market last month

Garner Active Real Estate - November

*When you’re ready to see homes for sale in Garner, NC or really any homes for sale in the Triangle area contact us, we are here to help every step of the way.

Real Estate in Garner, NC that went Under Contract in November 2013

Garner Pending Real Estate - November

Garner, NC Real Estate Sold last month

Garner Closed Real Estate - November

For quick comparison:  There were 27 closed homes in November 2013 compared with 25 in November 2012, 11 in November 2011 and 12 in November 2010.

If you’ve been considering a move to Garner, NC, would like more information on selling a home in Garner, or would simply like to discuss your Wake County real estate needs call or e-mail me.  I’d love to chat!

*Any reference to TMLS data is based on information from Triangle MLS, which neither guarantees nor is in any way responsible for its accuracy. All data is provided ‘AS IS’ and with all faults. Data maintained by Triangle MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.