Archives: May 2013


Raleigh Is Fit!

Not bad Raleigh! According to the American Fitness Index, Raleigh ranks as the 15th fittest metropolis in the U.S. The study, done by the American College of Sports Medicine, is based on health behaviors including smoking, exercise, obesity rates, chronic health problems, and access to health care. It also takes into account the environment, including […]


Housing Prices Jump

Home prices were up in March, making the biggest annual gain in almost seven years. The Case-Shiller index gained 1.1 percent in March, which beat analysts’ expectations. Prices in the 20 cities that make up the index jumped 10.9 percent year-over-year, again beating analysts’ forecasts of 10.2 percent. This represents the biggest increase since April […]



Ironman Comes To Raleigh

The inaugural Ironman 70.3 Raleigh event will be held this Sunday, June 2nd, and will take participants from Chatham County all the way to downtown Raleigh. The swim portion will take place at Jordan Lake in Chatham County; participants will then bike through rural Chatham and Wake Counties into downtown Raleigh. The run portion will […]




Outdoor Oasis

  Maybe you are going to be land-locked this coming holiday weekend, but it doesn’t mean you can’t create your own little oasis and enjoy the weather! Outdoor living spaces can be a great selling point for your home, and there are some great, affordable ways to really make your outdoor living area shine. Here […]



U.S Home Sales Highest In Over 3 Years

Home sales in April ticked up to the highest level in over three years. According to the National Association of Realtors sales rose in April to a seasonally adjusted 4.97 million; sales have risen 9.7% in the past 12 months. The supply of available houses has also risen 12% from March to April, this partially […]