Raleigh is #1 Healthiest City for Women

Raleigh Accolade: Named Healthiest City for WomenWomen’s Health Magazine named our very own Raleigh, North Carolina as the #1 Healthiest City for Women in 2012!

Now isn’t this just a delightful and interesting new accolade.. Being proclaimed as the “place with the fittest, happiest females” (wow, now that’s a winning statement wouldn’t you say!) We just can’t help but (humbly of course) brag about this.

What helped Raleigh, NC claim the coveted spot?  … in one word, prevention.  Women in Raleigh are great about getting the regular necessary screenings, and the results of those screenings have been overwhelmingly positive for local Raleigh women.

Healthy Women: Raleigh Accolade

Way to go ladies in Raleigh!

For more info about the top cities for women in 2012, here’s a convenient link to the Womens Health Magazine Article.

Raleigh Named One of the BEST Places To Buy a Home Right Now!


Raleigh, NC named by Forbes.com as Top 10 BEST Places to buy a home right now.


Congratulations Raleigh, NC for this Prestigious Accolade! 


Raleigh NC Home For Sale, 5 bedrooms


Forbes.com agrees!!  …There are GREAT opportunities for home ownership here in the Triangle Area of NC.


One terrific example of great opportunities to buy a home in Raleigh is on the left!  This gorgeous 5 bedroom, 4 bath Wakefield home is available for $459,000 … it’s a perfect example of one of the great opportunities for home buyers in the Triangle Area.


Right now is a great time to buy a home in the Raleigh area!!

Interested?  Click the photo for information on this beautiful Raleigh, NC home in desirable Wakefield.


To read the article or check out the other top locations you can view the Forbes.com article here.


Curious about what what else is available in the Wake County Real Estate market?  Sorted in alphabetical order by  Triangle area subdivisions and categorized by Wake County Real Estate Areas, below are links to the new listings that came on the market last month:  

If you’re not yet sure where you would like to relocate within the Triangle area, (there are certainly a number of great areas to choose from) take a peek at the new active homes for sale in Wake County, NC.

As always it is so important to have the right resources available at the tip of your fingers when considering Wake County Real Estate.  Just let us know what we can do to help guarantee that your move will be a pleasant experience ~ Welcome to the Triangle!


Very Exciting – Congratulations again to Raleigh, NC for being named One of the BEST Places to Buy a Home Right Now!!

Where’s the most Sustainable Mid-Size Community in the USA? … Why Raleigh, NC of course!



Raleigh-Cary is Nation's Healthiest Housing Market


Raleigh, NC is America’s Most Sustainable Mid-Size Community!


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded Raleigh, NC this pestigious award, beating out 49 other cities that applied in the same category consisting of 50,000 to 500,000 residents. 



There was a ceremony in Philadelphia during a national Chamber conference to honor Raleigh and the other finalists (n. Little Rock, Ark., and Pittsburgh) for the great honor of being named



#1 Sustainable Mid-Size Community



Described by Mayor Charles Meeker, the city is “a careful steward of the environment and has a long-term vision for a prosperous future”.


Recently Raleigh was also named:Raleigh & Cary, NC Accolades


to touch on just a few of the highlights.
We loving living in the Triangle area of NC and are grateful to call Raleigh home Click here for full the article.  Congratulations to all living in or relocating to the sustainable cities on this list!

Raleigh – Cary, NC Named Healthiest Housing Market



Raleigh-Cary is Nation's Healthiest Housing Market


Raleigh-Cary, NC is America’s Healthiest Housing Market!


The Housing Intelligence gave a sneak peak at the 2011 Market Health Report and we are thrilled to report Raleigh-Cary, NC has the great honor of being named



#1 Healthiest Housing Market



The report takes into account home price appreciation, unemployment rates, job and income growth and other factors.  More great news for our area, Durham, NC came in ranking as #4 Healthiest Housing Market – we LOVE living in the Triangle!


Recently Raleigh and Cary, NC was also named:Raleigh & Cary, NC Accolades


to touch on just a few of the highlights.
We loving living in the Triangle area of NC and are grateful to call Raleigh home Click here for full the article.  Congratulations to all living in or relocating to the cities on this list!

Raleigh Named One of the Most Affordable Cities in America!


Raleigh, NC - One of the Most Affordable Cities

The experts at Forbes.com last week named Raleigh, NC the #11th Most Affordable City in America! 

Cities were chosen based on a number of factors, calling for those locations offering the most “advantageous deal”.  Criteria was primarily focused on the combination of affordable real estate, a healthy ratio of income to living costs, and the relative strength of the local economies.


We love living in Raleigh, NC and feel fortunate to call Raleigh home

Congrats to all living in or relocating to cities on the list!  Check out the Forbes.com article to view the full list of Most Affordable Cities in America.

2nd Safest City in the Nation? Cary NC of course…



Living in Cary NC


Cary NC was named 2nd Safest City by Population in the United States!!


The Town of Cary and its residents have much to be proud of! 

Just another one of the many reasons why Cary home owners love living in Cary NC; it has been named the second safest city in the US among municipalities with populations of 100,000 to 499,999 by CQ Press, the publisher of the annual report:  City Crime Rankings 2010-2011:  Crime in Metropolitan America.

Cary NC Safest City

Interested in buying a home in Cary, NC Cary has ranked 12 consecutive years on the list of safest cities.  Last year Cary was in 5th place..  The report also highlights Cary as both the safest city in NC and the 8th safest city in the nation when compared with EVERY municipality of ANY size.  

Living in Cary NC you’ll also enjoy the diversity of Cary subdivisions, great recreation opportunities and being a part of the nationally recognized Wake County School Information.

The article, written by the CaryCitizen, does a great job crediting the high safety ranking to the strong measures taken by the Cary Police Department; as well as the implementation of outreach programs such as Stranger Danger, National Night Out and School’s In/Speed’s Out.

Come enjoy living in one of the safest cities in the United States…  Cary, NC!  Let’s chat…


Move over New York, Chicago and LA – just look at who’s making headlines!!

Raleigh NC



Move over New York, Chicago and LA – here we come! 

Raleigh has it in the bag!  Portfolio.com just named us the “#1 major metropolitan market that offers the best quality of life in the United States”. 

Thank you Portfolio.com and Bizjournal!!

We’ve done it again!


what made Raleigh make the top list?



So just how was the ranking done?  They took 67 of the biggest metropolitan areas with populations of 750,000 or more and compared them in 20 statistical categories.  The areas considered were a healthy economical climate, housing and real estate, the educational systems, cost of living, and light traffic! 



The Research Triangle Park (or RTP as it’s often referred to as) helped with all the high-tech industries that have their business there. There are almost 40 tech companies the likes of IBM Corporation, Cisco, Ericsson, Google Earth, and Nortel just to name a few in.  Then the 3 major high-profile universities, North Carolina State, UNC, and Duke added more weight to Raleigh as an educational center.

Then there’s our Raleigh Real Estate!
  There isn’t another major market that is expanding and growing as rapidly as the Triangle.  Our population has increased by 37% since 2000.  It’s not rocket science to figure that with so many people moving to the Triangle (which includes Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and more) that homes are going to be in demand.  Our market reports prove that even though we didn’t escape all of the real estate down draft, we are perfectly poised for an immediate rebound.

So if you are one of the lucky ones heading this way ~ call us.  We’ll love making your Raleigh Real Estate connections for you!

Forbes has ranked Raleigh NC the 3rd best place in the country for business and careers!



Forbes has ranked Raleigh NC the 3rd best place in the country for business and careers!  Forbes rated 200 large metropolitan areas on things like the cost of doing business, the percentage of the population with higher levels of learning and degrees (we’ve got a lot of smart people living here!), and four other growth factors.


We’re happy to have made the list this year! 

It’s been a tough year all the way across the country hasnt’ it?  But here in the Triangle we’re seeing many indications that we’re on the move upward… 



This year we lost some ranking and didn’t score higher because the Raleigh/Cary area saw a .3% drop in our average income and they say we have a higher cost of living. 

But the other top two spots were mid-western areas and I don’t know about you but I sure don’t mind paying a bit more to be living in the Carolina’s!

Here’s the rest of how Raleigh stood in the rankings on Forbes.com.
  • Cost of Doing Business: 22
  • Economic Growth Projected: 24
  • Educational Attainment: 12
  • Income Growth: 179
  • Job Growth Projected: 5
  • Net Migration: 3

So if you’re considering a move to the Triangle ~ let’s chatThere’s a reason for all these accolades!!

Where’s one of the best places for young professionals? Raleigh NC!!

Raleigh NC was just named #3 in the nation for young adults wanting to find their place in this recessionary economy Portfolio.com announced.  We trail behind Austin TX, and Washington DC. 

I don’t know about you, but if I were just looking to establish myself and found a place with tremendous professional growth possibilities, very reasonable home prices, and an area that’s poised beautifully for substantial growth over the next few decades – I’d jump on it in a heartbeat…

Welcome to the Triangle!  An area that has been garnering accolades en mass over the years.  It’s no wonder as Raleigh is the fastest-growing major metro in the nation. The population of the Raleigh area is increasing by 3.9 percent per year. That’s more than triple the pace for the typical market of 1.2 percent.

This news comes on the heels that NC employers posted more than 1,700 IT job openings in February.  That’s most since back in November 2008 according to NC Technology Association.  The report went on to say the demand is coming from the high tech, financial and IT services sectors.  You can download the full NC IT workforce market analysis to read more.

Looking for a new place to call home?  Call, email or text us – we’d love to introduce you to the Triangle!!


Update on the Wake county area including Raleigh and Cary NC – more accolades to report!

Raleigh NC accolades




Month after month the RaleighCary area in Wake County continues to attract new people, new businesses, and new accolades.  Many of these recent recognitions have caught the attention of news broadcasters across the country and have been featured as national headlines.  Are we surprised?  Not in the least, this is a fantastic place to call home.





We would like to take this opportunity to share some recent headlines


Raleigh is No. 1 in the national rankings for small-business vitality and is the only market to rank among the top 10 in four key categories: growth rates for small businesses and population, and one- and five-year increases in employment.

BizJournals Study, January 2010

(located in our own Cary, NC)

SAS ranks No.1 on the FORTUNE ‘2010 – 100 Best Companies to Work For’ list

Fortune 500, January 22nd, 2010

(our local Universities)

# 1 (UNC-Chapel Hill) and # 10 (NC State) Best Value for Public Colleges for 2009-10

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, February 2010


With beautiful weather, business opportunities, education opportunities, friendly locals, quick access to both the ocean and the mountains, and beautiful  landscape… the Triangle area is a great place to call home.

We love recognition about our area as much as we love to back up those accolades and great news with hard facts and tangible statistics.  Below we have a table indicating exactly how the housing market in the Triangle is looking.  

The statistics indicate the market between December 1st, 2009 – January 31st, 2010 reported from TMLS (our Triangle Multiple Listing Service).

Wake county maret report for January 2010

This is really a great market to both buy a home, and own a home.  Home buyers right now are taking advantage of solid deals available, and current Triangle area home owners can feel confident knowing their home investment has on a strong foundation.

Below is a map to explain the above Wake County areas mentioned:

Wake County areas

If you have any questions regarding the information above or would like more detailed information about a specific area you may be interested in relocating to, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you’d like to learn more about real estate opportunities in the Triangle area, we’re always happy to answer questions, listen to concerns and work together to create a smooth transition towards accomplishing your real estate needs.