Archives: December 2012

Pending Home Sales Up In November

The pending home sales index rose 1.7% in November to 106.4, which is the highest level since April 2010. The index measures the number of contracts filed to buy homes. If you exclude the months that were bolstered by the homebuyer tax credit, which caused a spike in sales, this is the highest reading since February […]


Post Holiday Getaway?

 You have all probably begun the task of taking down the stockings, clearing out the boughs of holly, and sorting through endless toys needing batteries or sweaters one size too small. In the days immediately following the holidays, we tend to feel a sense of exhaustion, as opposed to that relaxed feeling one would get […]


Home Prices Up 4.3% For Year

Home prices have risen 4.3% in the past year, ending in October, according to the S&P Case-Shiller index. Home prices are being driven higher by rising demand, strong investor interest, a shrinking inventory of homes, and fewer foreclosed properties. The existing home inventory fell again in November to a 4.8 month supply according to the […]







Triangle Home Sales Up 25% In November

Triangle area home sales were up nearly 25% year-over-year in November. The median sales price for the region was up 6.2% to $197,574 compared to $186,000 for the same month in the previous year. There were also at least four homes in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties that sold at a price in excess of […]


North Carolina Boys Choir Christmas Concert

The North Carolina Boys Choir, Chamber Choir, Training Choir, and Girls Choir will present their annual Christmas Concert at Duke Chapel on Monday, December 17th at 7:30 PM. The North Carolina Boys Choir has been recognized across the country and around the world as one of the premier Boy Choirs since its inception as The […]