#FiberedUp – Google Fiber and the Triangle

#FiberedUp!  Just what does that mean you ask?  It’s a grass roots movement supporting the possibility of a Google Fiber network coming to communities here in the Triangle.  There are 7 areas here that Google is including… Raleigh, Morrisville, Cary, Holly Springs, Garner, Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Durham.

Arik Abel and #FiredUp the MovieSo what’s the big deal? It’s simple; internet SPEED, and for a lot of us that is a really big deal…  Do you work from home?  Are you tired of waiting for your internet provider to speed things up? Do you need (or just want)  lightening  fast internet service (that of which we do NOT have now unfortunately)?   I am. That’s why I’m joining #FiberedUp and Arik Abel and you can too.

Arik was guest speaker at our Triangle HIRL (Hang out in real life) event last week ~ he’s the energy behind #FiberedUp the movie.  He was filming all the while he was talking with us for the movie too, as you can see in his picture.  He’s on a mission to create a video of all the reasons the Triangle really does need Google Fiber to bring us better internet speed.  He’s filming the excitement and possibilities that Google Fiber would bring to the Triangle; he’s filmed kids playing, companies planning, and plain folks like me.  All of us would love to have download and upload speeds 100x faster than what’s available today.  Think of the possibilities!

Google is making the first move to connect communities/or subdivisions as we know them here.  Interesting to me is that they would choose to connect homes first rather than big companies or someplace like RTP or downtown Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill.  But then again as others have said, the move is on to bring everything online into our homes.  Google ALWAYS has a plan and a reason…

Google Fiber's Bunny!

You can help and get involved in supporting bringing Google Fiber to the Triangle.  To learn more visit www.FiberedUp.com.

The 2013 Triangle, NC Real Estate Market Recap – Great Stats!

Wake County Real Estate Recap 2013Number of homes sold are up, average list price is up, percentage of list price received at closing is up, average days on the market is down… Wake County, North Carolina had a tremendous year in real estate!

Is moving to, from or within the Triangle area of NC on your list of 2014 new year resolutions?

Included is the full recap of how Wake County real estate performed in 2013, divided by area and real estate activity.

We’ll start out with a quick snapshot of the entire Triangle region comparing 2013 to 2012 (from the Triangle MLS)…

  • Homes sold in 2013 vs 2012 = 29,469 vs 23,859 representing an increase of 23.5%
  • Average Sales Price in 2013 was $236,756 vs $226,625 in 2012, a 4.5% increase
  • % of List Price Received increased slightly to 97.3% in 2013 vs 96.5% in 2012 (excluding seller concessions), a .8% increase
  • The Days on Market until sale decreased substantially by 16% for the same period with an average of 100 days in 2013 vs 119 days in 2012

Wake County Real Estate Statistics

Wake County 2013 Real Estate RecapNow we’ll break down the information further by area.  This information includes only the detached single family homes of Wake County real estate.

The pie chart shows the percentages of:

  • new active homes listed last year
  • total homes for sale (active)
  • homes that sold
  • homes under contract December 31st

For great information more specific to each area of the Triangle, see the links below where we’ve posted individual area market reports summing up last year:

To break down the information above even further, the table below details detached single family homes in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Wake Forest, Garner, Fuquay-Varina and Knightdale by how many:

  • New Active homes entered the housing market in 2013
  • Total Active homes were listed prior to Jan. 1st, 2013 (have been listed for sale over 1 year)
  • Homes Closed last year
  • Homes that went under contract (Pending) in 2013 and haven’t yet closed
  • Average Days on the Market homes were listed before closing

2013 Triangle Real Estate Recap

AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS ON THE MARKET BEFORE CLOSING

2013 Triangle Real Estate - Average Days on the marketThis graph indicates the Average Days on the Market for single family detached home that closed in 2013.

If you are selling your Triangle home this should help give a quick overview of how long you can expect it will take to sell your home, IF it is priced right. Again the table above lists the average days on the market for those homes that were closed during 2013.

If you are interested in finding out how your home stacks up against the competition, we offer a free Comparative Market Analysis. 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 or request a free pamphlet on how to get your home sold fast. When you’re ready, contact us and we’ll work together to get your home sold.

TRIANGLE HOMES FOR SALE – Listed Before Jan. 1st 2013

Please keep in mind the charts below reflect the actual number of homes and not percentages.  Comparing one area to another is most meaningful when dealing in percentages due to the varying number of homes in each area.  We have this information in each of our individual Triangle area 2013 real estate market recaps for your review.

2013 Triangle Real Estate - Active Over a Year

HOMES THAT WENT UNDER CONTRACT IN 2013

2013 Triangle Real Estate - Under Contract

NUMBER OF HOMES THAT SOLD IN 2013

2013 Triangle Real Estate Recap - Homes Sold

That’s it, the 2013 year-end real estate recap!  If you would like to discover what is on the market now that matches your unique criteria sign up for your own gateway and receive new listings as they enter the Triangle real estate market.

Should you have any questions regarding the information above or if you would like more detailed information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We’re always happy to answer questions, listen to concerns and work together. Whether you are buying or selling a home, we are here to create a smooth transition and fulfill your real estate needs.


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®.

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!

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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Is buying or selling a home on your list of 2014 resolutions?  Call us.  Want to learn more about us?  Read what some of our past clients have had to say:  testimonials and reviews.

Where exactly is Wake County, NC?  Outlined below:

Wake County Area

We’re Home – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU RealtyBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty – We’re Home

Big changes have taken place this month as our parent company Prudential York Simpson Underwood Realty has become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty.

It is a mouthful, we know… but it means we are a part of the union between the world’s most respected brand (Berkshire Hathaway) and a new real estate brokerage network, established to help transition and connect families and individuals to homes and neighborhoods through out the US.

Berkshire Hathaway Accolades

Berkshire Hathaway has been recently named:

  • #1 on Barron’s July, 2013 list of the world’s 100 most respected companies
  • #8 among Fortune magazine’s 50 most admired companies
  • #18 in Harris Interactive’s study of the 60 most visible companies

And this is just the tip of the iceberg.  We’re proud to be a part of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty family (wow, that really is long isn’t it?) and look forward to continuing the same comprehensive services as we always have, with an expectation to serve you better than we ever have before here in the Triangle.

The Heart of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as a company is not only committed to superior service, but also to helping build better communities.  Last year through supporting local food banks, 1.2 million meals were provided to feed neighbors in need.

In the words of the Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Berkshire Hathaway is built to be forever.  In terms of permanence, we can’t be beat.  Not only can we not be topped by anyone, we can’t be matched by anyone.

–  Warren Buffett

Those are some pretty powerful words don’t you think?  There’s more; earlier this year we heard Warren Buffett talk about home ownership, how he feels about his investment in his personal home, and about the strength of the company.  If you have a few moments, it is well worth watching.  Warren Buffett:  Real Estate, Berkshire Hathaway and HomeServices.

It’s an honor and a privilege to be a part of this new great company.  All of the online services and resources you’ve been using in the past, both on RaleighHomesOnline.com as well as bhhscarolinas.com (which has replaced PruYSU.com) will remain available, with improvements expected along the way.  Want more information?  Give us a call.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty

Raleigh’s new Modern Toll Road is moving forward – The #540 Outer Beltline plans are back on track

The new Triangle Expressway

              
Just what is the newest North Carolina modern toll road all about? 

You may remember the Northern Raleigh section which started almost 11 years ago – the #540 or the outer beltline as some refer to it as, opened up the northern loop near Page Road and the Durham/Wake county line and ended at the Knightdale Bypass in Knightdale NC.  Since then it has made it’s way down to Holly Springs NC at the #55 bypass.  Making more than 1/2 of the proposed 70 mile outer loop completed.

Finally word has it that a decision is close concerning when and where the final Southern section will be… 

 Here’s a brief history of the #540 Outer beltline Southern Section:

When the studies first started on how to complete the southern section it became apparent that if the completion was going to be paid for by state funds it wasn’t going to get finished until 2030.  Ouch! 

So in came several Wake County mayors to the rescue ~ they requested that the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) study the feasibility of constructing a toll road to complete the rest of the Outer Loop.  They concluded in as early as 2007 it would be financially feasible to build their toll road… so it began.

The southern section or the Western Wake Expressway or Parkway work began August 2009.  Completion and the section to the #55 bypass in Holly Springs, NC opened earlier this year.  But as plans sometimes hit a glitch, the southern section of the #540 hit yet another stall at this point – where was the final section was going to go?

As of the beginning of this month the NCDOT has prepared a Draft Alternatives Development and Analysis Report.  Good that planning is on the road again, but the not so good news is that it will take a lot longer than I thought it would.  Projected completion date isn’t until 2020.  At least that’s a full decade sooner than what was first planned.

So no matter what the powers that be finally decide on where that road will go, I for one am just anxious for it to get completed!  It’ll sure change the real estate market in some areas in the Southern Wake County area like Garner, Holly Springs and Fuquay Varina – making them much more accessible to RTP and the Raleigh-Durham international airport! Might be why we’re seeing such a marked surge in home sales in these area.  I think even Clayton in Johnston county will see a change…

There’s no denying it; once completed the new outer beltline will be terrific!  I’m just glad I got my Quick Pass account all set up ~ I’m ready!

The Highly Anticipated 2012 Triangle Real Estate Recap

Triangle Year End Real Estate RecapIf moving to, from or around Wake County, NC is on your list of 2013 new year resolutions, here is some solid info to help you during the information gathering phase.

Included is the full recap of how Wake County real estate performed in 2012, divided by area and real estate activity.

Overall 2012 Triangle real estate was a year summed up by a strengthening housing market; home owners and home buyers alike have much to be excited about.

We’ll start out with a quick snapshot of the entire Triangle region comparing 2012 to 2011 (from the Triangle MLS)…

  • Homes sold in 2012 vs 2011 = 23,829 vs 19,733 representing an increase of 20.8%
  • Average Sales Price in 2012 was $226,561 vs $223,109 in 2011, a 1.5% increase
  • % of List Price Received remained steady at 96.5% in 2012 vs 96% in 2011 (excluding seller concessions), a .5% increase
  • The Days on Market until sale decreased by 5.8% for the same period with an average of 119 days in 2012 vs 126 days in 2011

Wake County Real Estate Statistics

Wake County November Real EstateNow we’ll break down the information further by area.  This information includes only the detached single family homes of Wake County real estate.

The pie chart shows the percentages of:

  • new active homes listed last year
  • total homes for sale (active)
  • homes that sold
  • homes under contract December 31st

For great information more specific to each area of the Triangle, see the links below where we’ve posted individual area market reports summing up last year:

To break down the information above even further, the table below details detached single family homes in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Wake Forest, Garner, Fuquay-Varina and Knightdale by how many:

  • New Active homes entered the housing market in 2012
  • Total Active homes were listed prior to Jan. 1st, 2012 (have been listed for sale over 1 year)
  • Homes Closed last year
  • Homes that went under contract (Pending) in 2012 and haven’t yet closed
  • Average Days on the Market homes were listed before closing

2012 Triangle Real Estate Stats

AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS ON THE MARKET BEFORE CLOSING

2012 Triangle Real Estate Recap - Average Days on MarketThis graph indicates the Average Days on the Market for single family detached home that closed in 2012.

If you are selling your Triangle home this should help give a quick overview of how long you can expect it will take to sell your home, IF it is priced right. Again the table above lists the average days on the market for those homes that were closed during 2012.

If you are interested in finding out how your home stacks up against the competition, we offer a free Comparative Market Analysis. 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 or request a free pamphlet on how to get your home sold fast. When you’re ready, contact us and we’ll work together to get your home sold.

TRIANGLE HOMES FOR SALE – Listed Before Jan. 1st 2012

Please keep in mind the charts below reflect the actual number of homes and not percentages.  Comparing one area to another is most meaningful when dealing in percentages due to the varying number of homes in each area.  We have this information in each of our individual Triangle area 2012 real estate market recaps for your review.

2012 Triangle Real Estate Recap - Active Listings Prior to 2012

HOMES THAT WENT UNDER CONTRACT IN 2012

2012 Triangle Real Estate Recap - Pending Listings

NUMBER OF HOMES THAT SOLD IN 2012

2012 Triangle Real Estate Recap - Closed Listings

That’s it, the 2012 year-end real estate recap!  If you would like to discover what is on the market now that matches your unique criteria sign up for your own gateway and receive new listings as they enter the Triangle real estate market.

Should you have any questions regarding the information above or if you would like more detailed information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We’re always happy to answer questions, listen to concerns and work together. Whether you are buying or selling a home, we are here to create a smooth transition and fulfill your real estate needs.


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®.

How’d We Do? 2012 Wake County Real Estate Recap

2012 Wake County, NC Real Estate RecapOur favorite real estate market report of the year – ba-da-ba-da-ba-da-ba-da (that’s a drum roll) presenting the full 2012 year end Wake County real estate recap!

2012 was a tumultuous year for the nation, in real estate, politics, the economy, our society… you name it.  Can we sum it all up here for everyone?  Haha, heck no – our specialty is Triangle real estate, so we’ll stick to what we know.

The pie chart shows the breakdown of:
2012 Wake County 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 2012 for single family detached homes located within Wake County NC.

The “1% Active” is a tad confusing.  These listings include only those homes that entered the MLS as a for sale home before January 2012, 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 on the Wake County Real Estate Market in 2012

2012 Wake County Real Estate Recap - New Active Homes

The “New Active Listings” with 3,156 homes represent the number of real estate listings that came on the market in 2012 and haven’t yet gone under contract or sold.  This includes homes that were listed anytime between Jan. 1st and Dec. 31st 2012.

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 2012

2012 Wake County Real Estate Recap - Homes Listed Before 2012

“Active Listings” include new listings to the market in 2012.  To get the number of homes listed before Jan. 1st 2012 we subtract new active from active which gives us:  162 homes in Wake County that have been listed for over a 1 year period.  This signifies only 1% of the total Wake County real estate market which is a pretty healthy sign.

With just under 3,500 homes for sale ranging from $39,000 to $4,500,000 with an average price of a home for sale in Wake County being $337,721 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 Wake County: Under Contract at 2012 Year End

2012 Wake County Real Estate Recap - Homes pending at the end of the year

At the end of 2012 there were 714 homes under contract, or in the “pending” status.

Homes that sold (closed) in Wake County in 2012

2012 Wake County Real Estate Recap - Homes Closed During 2012

Here’s the big one:  A total of 10,320 single family detached homes were recorded in the TMLS to have sold in Wake County in 2012.  The average sales price was $275,225 at $107.59 per square foot, closing at a healthy 97% of sales to list price and sitting an average of 111 days (just over 3.5 months) on the market.

There’s a lot of great information above to get a good overview of Wake County real estate in 2012.  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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Is buying or selling a home on your list of 2013 resolutions?  Call us.  Want to learn more about us?  Read what some of our past clients have had to say:  testimonials and reviews.

Where exactly is Wake County, NC?  Outlined below:

Wake County Area

The Capitol Building and Union Square

Raleigh, North Carolina

We love Raleigh, NC and continue to learn new things about this thriving city everyday.  Full of history, let’s take a look at the Raleigh, NC Capitol Building and Union Square…

Some fun tidbits you might not know; Raleigh was established as NC’s capital in 1792.  The now standing North Carolina state capitol was completed in 1840 after a fire burned down the State House in 1831.  Look closely and you’ll notice the influence of the Greek Revival architecture in the pediments, moldings, columns, ornamental plaster-work and the honeysuckle crown dome.   Most of the details in the building were designed to resemble ancient temples in Athens, Greece.

The Capital Building, North Carolina

The columns on the exterior of the NC Capital building were modeled after the Parthenon.  Inside the House of Representatives chambers were designed to resemble a Greek theater.  The interior walls are made of granite which was quarried in southeastern Raleigh, and the interior walls are stone and brick and the weight bearing trusses are still the original wood trusses.

The Capitol which was all constructed by hand, is in the shape of a cross – with the doomed rotunda in the center.  160 feet from north to south, and 140 feet from east to west.  The crown atop the dome Is 97 ½ feet tall.

3 Presidents of the United States from North Carolina

Around the grounds you’ll find monuments honoring the people and events that helped shape the history of North Carolina.  The one included is honoring the 3 past presidents of the United States from North Carolina… James Knox Polk, Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson.

The legislature has not met in the Capitol since 1961.  So how is it that the building can still be considered the Capitol building you might ask?   Well… today the governor and lieutenant governor, and their immediate staff, occupy offices on the first floor of the Capitol.

Check out our video for views and more information about the Capitol Building and Union Square area of Raleigh, NC:

How far is Raleigh from other Great Cities Around the World?

From Raleigh to Other World CitiesWe couldn’t possibly hit all the great cities around the world (not even close), but we thought it would be fun to build our own on-line version of the signs we see in hot spot locations around the world (Key West comes to mind).

Due to technology, easy traveling, global trade and a number of other factors, our lives are very much global.

Traveling around Raleigh has been made easy with a number of different Triangle travel options, and traveling around the world has been made easy for those in the Triangle by the always reliable and recently transformed RDU International airport.

We recently wrote about the distances from Raleigh, NC to North Carolina vacation destinations.  This is a bit of a different take with the same premise…

Distance from Raleigh to Other Great Cities Around the World

We love our sign but please don’t hold us accountable for the directional aspect.  The mileage is correct yes, but the visual is more for… well a visual, then for any type of accurate representation (London and Rio De Janeiro are not at all in the same direction when traveling from Raleigh).

What we can offer is a list of some of the great cities around the World and the distance from those cities to Raleigh, North Carolina. So… (queue dramatic drum-roll) here it is, in no particular order…

Raleigh to Sydney, AustraliaSydney, Australia

  • 9,647 miles

Raleigh to Montreal, Canada

  • 721 miles

Raleigh to Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • 5,041 miles
Raleigh to Paris, France

  • 4,038 miles

Raleigh to Bangkok, Thailand

  • 9,022 miles

Raleigh to Delhi, IndiaPlaces around the World

  • 7,724 miles

Raleigh to Istanbul, Turkey

  • 5,432 miles

Raleigh to Madrid, Spain

  • 3,967 miles
Raleigh to Cape Town, South Africa

  • 7,895 miles

Raleigh to Berlin, Germany

  • 4,390 miles

Raleigh to Oslo, NorwayQueenstown, New Zealand

  • 4,101 miles

Raleigh to Auckland, New Zealand

  • 8,468 miles

Raleigh to Manila, Philippines

  • 8,735 miles

Raleigh to Tokyo, Japan

  • 6,921 miles

Raleigh to Shanghai, ChinaChina

  • 7,643 miles

Raleigh to Kathmandu, Nepal

  • 7,933 miles

Raleigh to Nairobi, Kenya

  • 7,691 miles

Raleigh to Dublin, Ireland

  • 3,596 miles

Raleigh to Mexico City, Mexico

  • 1,686 miles

Raleigh to Athens, Greece

  • 5,333 miles

Raleigh to Dakar, Senegal

  • 4,029 miles

Raleigh to Santiago, Chile

  • 4,817 miles

Don’t feel sad if your city isn’t on the list… do you have a favorite city around the world you’d like us to add?  Let us know!