Buying a home in Raleigh is getting tough!

In quite a few areas of the Triangle, houses are going under contract within 1-2 days of hitting the market and most of them have multiple offers on them. The inventory crunch is shaping up to be the same or worse than last year because rates seem to be rising and homeowners are still hesitant to put their homes on the market. As a result, the builders are having a field day. They can’t build them fast enough! – Justin Burleson – Raleigh-Cary Area Real Estate Broker

HUD Predicts Some Rents increased by as much as 25% in Raleigh – Cary MSA 2013

Simply put, if you’re planning a move to the Raleigh – Cary MSA of the Triangle area of North Carolina in 2013 and your housing needs are such that you require a four bedroom home, renting may not be your most economical option today.

Uncovering Hidden Treasures: Finding Stability in Unstable Times

My husband and I always operated under the premise that each house would be a stepping stone to the next bigger, better home. Our first house was purchased with an ARM loan, and we sold it about a year before the balloon payment was due. This house was never supposed to be our long-term home, but a stepping stone for a few years. We viewed buying and selling a house like trading cars, and it was often easier, in fact, than buying another car.

The Trouble With Trial Mortgage Loan Modifications

These days there seems to be no shortage today of people or politicians angry at mortgage companies.  Most however tend to be  customers of the nations five largest mortgage servicers; Bank of America, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, JP Morgan Chase & Ally Financial. The source of anger tends to be  focused on  foreclosure, short sale request or loan modifications aka work-outs that never seem…

Cary neighborhood opposes potential immigration office

“The federal government is considering moving its local Immigration and Customs Enforcement office from a Cary office park to a former Kroger supermarket on N.C. Highway 55 and High House Road.” reported Sloane Heffernan from WRAL News. Read the story here. The debate rages onward.  If you read the local online forums, neighbors and Cary…