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Housing Affordability Declines in Raleigh as Mortgage Rates Rise and Inventory Dwindles

Forbes recently cited a 38% surge in new home sales since last year, hitting a five-year high in June, according to the newest figures from the Commerce Department. For those of you with short-term memory, that would be the last good year of real estate sales before the bust. Yet, despite a monthly drop in activity, sales of previously owned homes remain 15% higher than last year as well, according to the National Association of Realtor’s. Continue reading Housing Affordability Declines in Raleigh as Mortgage Rates Rise and Inventory Dwindles

Once again Forbes names Raleigh #1 Place for Business!

No one remembers the second & third runners up

The Best Places For Business - Raleigh, NC - Forbes 2011

After living in Raleigh for many years, it is no surprise to me that Raleigh and surrounding Triangle area cities continually take the top spots on this Forbes magazine list year after year.

While most American cities would revel at being named No. 3, Raleigh is back in the number one slot as the best place in America to do business and that’s right where we want to stay! Why not head down to the Raleigh Clarion for a few weeks and see what all the fuss is about. There’s plenty of emerging markets, and you’ll find a job in no time. With opportunities left, right and centre, now is a good time to move to the city; check out raleigh home builders to see what your next home could be. Continue reading Once again Forbes names Raleigh #1 Place for Business!