Archives: November 2012

Foreclosure Numbers Down In October

The number of homes entering the foreclosure process this year has slowed according to new data. The number of homes placed on the road to foreclosure between January and October has dropped 8% from the same period last year, and the number of homes repossessed by banks declined nearly 19% according to foreclosure firm RealtyTrac […]

Holiday Home Ideas

via One thing we love about sites like Pinterest is all of the fantastic holiday decorating ideas! It is a great way to get some creative inspiration. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home or even if you are staying put and want to do something new, holiday decorations can set […]

Unemployment In The Triangle Drops

Unemployment in the Triangle area decreased in September. Hiring in the public sector (including public school systems and other government agencies) grew by 5,500, which outweighed losses of about 3,300 workers in the private sector. The unemployment rate fell from 8% in August to 7.3% in September; the numbers also show 2.5% job growth in […]

Home Prices Jump In September

Home prices rose 5% in September compared with a year ago, according to new data from CoreLogic, which represents the largest year-over-year increase since July 2006. Rising prices will be encouragement for home owners who have been waiting on the sidelines to list their homes, as well as motivation for buyers to make a purchase […]

Consumer Confidence At Five Year High

Americans’ confidence in the economy rose to the highest level in almost five years in October. The consumer confidence index was measured at 72.2 in October, up from 68.4 in September, and the highest numbers reported since February 2008. Job growth and hiring numbers have been creeping upwards for the past several months. The consumer […]

Housing Market Shows 5 Month Upward Trend

The housing market picked up for the fifth consecutive month in a row according to August’s newly released numbers. The slowly improving national economy and record low mortgage rates have both boosted the housing market in recent months. The low rates and homes still being priced well below their peak have made homebuying an attractive […]