Archives: July 2013

Garner Named All-America City

  We want to congratulate the Town of Garner for being named one of 10 All-America Cities for 2013. Garner was competing against 19 other finalists to win the All-America City award, which is administered by the Denver-based National Civic League. The award recognizes citizen engagement, cross-sector collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness; it also showcases grassroots […]


Home Builder Confidence Surges

Home builder confidence has risen to a seven-year high in June, according to the National Association of Home Builders. The index that measures builder sentiment towards the market has jumped to over 50 for the first time since April of 2006. A reading of over 50 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo index signals that more builders […]


Rent Vs. Buy

The math can be critical when trying to make decisions about homebuying vs renting. The recent rise in mortgage rates (from record lows) has indeed made buying a house a little more expensive. According to Forbes the increase from 3.4% to 3.9% on a 30-year mortgage raised the monthly payment on a $200,000 mortgage by […]


Home Prices Up 12.1% In April

Home prices rose by a record 12.1% for the year ending in April according to the S & P Case-Shiller index. From March to April of this year prices were up 2.5% for the index. All 20 cities making up the index showed positive year-over-year growth for a least 4 consecutive months. Inventory levels remain […]


Holly Springs To Get New Ballpark

The town of Holly Springs will soon be home to a new sports stadium and will partner with the Coastal Plain League, a collegiate summer baseball league, to provide a home ballpark for a new CPL team starting in 2015. There are plans for an 2,000-seat stadium that will host around 40 baseball games a […]


Garner Independence Day Celebration

The Town of Garner will be celebrating the 4th in a big way! Join them on Wednesday, July 3rd for an exciting evening of music and celebration at Lake Benson Park. The Garner Independence Day Celebration will feature a special performance by The Central Park Band, a Kids’ Adventure Zone, the National Anthem sung by […]



The Farmery

The green revolution has come to Durham! The Farmery, a hybrid urban farm and market, has opened a prototype of what they hope will evolve into a full-scale facility. The Farmery will source produce from local farmers as well as grow their own crops on-site. The Farmery is housed at American Underground, part of Durham’s […]



Triangle Housing Market Heating Up

Triangle home sales are up 30% in the second quarter of this year. Driving sales is the limited inventory of homes for sale; according to the TMLS, the Triangle only has a three-month supply of homes on the market at the current sales pace. The lack of available homes is driving prices up and helping […]