Archives: April 2013

Little Kids Cook!

The “Little Kids Classes” offered at Marbles Kids Museum are a great way to get your toddlers actively learning! The “Little Kids Cook” series teaches kids to prepare yummy dishes inspired by well-loved books, and this week’s class is called “Apple-licious”, giving a little hint as to the featured menu item! The class is from […]


Home Prices Growing As Fast As Before Collapse

The S&P/Case-Shiller Index, the most widely-followed measure of home prices, rose at its fastest rate since the summer of 2006 in January. The data shows a sustained drawing down of the shadow inventory, and a continued positive trend in home sales. The growth is expected to continue; Barclay’s economic research team estimates that home prices […]


The 44th Southern Ideal Home Show!

Spring is here; the season of home improvements and landscaping projects is upon us! If you are looking for some inspiration, advice, or expert help the Southern Ideal Home Show is the place to be this weekend. The 44th annual Southern Ideal Home Show will be this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (April 5-7th) at the […]


We’re Really Hoppy About NC Beer Month

This April marks North Carolina’s first-ever Beer Month! Raleigh is celebrating with a month of events, many highlighting the city’s 11 local craft beer brewers. The two feature events are the World Beer Festival and Brewgaloo. The World Beer Festival on Saturday, April 13th will be held in downtown Raleigh’s Moore Square and will be […]


Home Values Continue To Rise

The number of homeowners underwater in their mortgages has continued to shrink as home prices continue to rise. Home prices were up 8.3% in December versus the previous year, and 1.7 million homeowners moved from negative to positive equity in 2012. According to a recent panel done by Zillow, analysts are expecting that home values […]


Where We Live

We know that WE love our home state and city, but everyone else does too! Already in 2013 we have received 36 various rankings, with 22 of them in the top five. Here are some of Raleigh and North Carolina’s most recent accolades: #1 Fastest Growing City in the U.S. (Raleigh) | Forbes, March 2013 […]