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Raleigh Among Top Moving Destinations in 2020

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Despite a challenging year for most, the city of Raleigh still ranked among the top 10 cities for inbound growth, according to a new report by relocation services provider Updater. 

The study, which analyzed a random collection of 1.5 million household moves across the country between January and November of this year, listed 3 North Carolina cities in the top 20: Greenville at #1 overall, Raleigh at #7, and Wilmington at #10. 

The goal behind the report was to get an idea of what cities most likely saw an increase or decrease in population, as...

2020 Home Sales & 2021 Housing Predictions

2021 Housing Market Projections

As we round out 2020, home sales are booming in the Triangle. Extremely low mortgage rates are helping, even as new home construction permits seem to be shrinking.

Thanks to remote working conditions, it’s now possible for many people to live where they want without worrying about the commute. As the new year begins, some experts predict lower population density areas will gain even more attention from buyers. 

There is, however, perhaps some uncertainty about future development. In 2021, buyers should be able to count on ...

The Triangle’s Top Modernist Townhouse Developments

Modern Townhomes For Sale Triangle Area

If you're in the market for a new place to live and you're also someone who loves and appreciates modernist architecture, why not consider a townhouse? If you haven't already noticed, prospective home buyers will find a wide-range of luxurious modern townhome developments being built all over the Triangle area, starting with these highly desirable options that all have available inventory right now...

The Saint (Raleigh)

For luxury townhomes in Raleigh, make plans to check out The Saint. This property is made up of 17 brownstone-style townhomes. The extremely modern,...

Pre-Sales Begin at Lakeshore Raleigh Condos

Lakeshore Raleigh

Pre-sales are now underway at the new Lakeshore Raleigh condo project. Current options still for sale include a penthouse unit with three-bedrooms, 2.5-baths and more than 2,200 square feet of living space. 

The property also includes some studios starting at around 650 square feet of living space as well as some one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Buyers can expect to find floor-to-ceiling glass in many of the units, oversized balconies, high ceilings and large kitchens.

Other additions include wide-plank hardwood floors, and a design package that incorporates either traditional or more contemporary features. With more than 40 condos to choose from in all, Lakeshore Raleigh delivers the right amount of space...

Chapel Hill's Top Downtown Condo Buildings

Downtown Chapel Hill Condo Buildings

Looking for a Chapel Hill condo with a downtown setting that's walkable and close to shopping, dining, and more? Here are your two best options to consider...

140 West Franklin

Home to 140 luxury condos and ground level retail space, 140 West Franklin is one of Chapel Hill’s premiere downtown condo buildings. The units of this building come with top appliances, plenty of cabinetry and oversized balconies.

This secure building also offers its residents...

Chapel Hill’s Most Desirable New Construction Communities

Chapel Hill New Construction Communities

Looking to buy new construction in Chapel Hill? Start your search in these highly desirable new construction communities currently being developed. 

Burgundy Lane

One of the most exciting new construction communities in Chapel Hill is Burgundy Lane at Lake Hogan Farms. Designed for the exclusivity of just 17 custom-built homes, Burgundy Lane residences are priced starting in the $800,000s.

The homesites back up to a wooded area, plus they’re also close to the exclusive recreational opportunities of Chapel Hill Tennis Club, Finley Golf Course, plus area parks, walking and biking trails.

The Legacy at Jordan Lake

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A Closer Look at Briar Chapel: Chapel Hill’s Most Affordable New Construction Neighborhood

Briar Chapel Homes

It may be Chapel Hill’s most affordable new construction neighborhood, but Briar Chapel certainly doesn’t sacrifice when it comes to desirable home designs and exciting amenities. 

A Briar Chapel lifestyle affords the advantage of a number of shared amenities. 

This includes a resort-style swimming pool with water slides, a lap pool and a splash pad. You’ll also find a clubhouse with a fitness center and a full-time activities director on staff. 

Despite all of this, some of the most budget-friendly homes in Briar Chapel are affordably priced starting in the $300,000s....

Where to Buy a Luxury Townhouse in Chapel Hill Right Now

Luxury Townhomes in Chapel Hill

A townhome can be a great way to enjoy the space of a single-family home without the extra stress of on-going maintenance and upkeep. And if you're looking for a Chapel Hill townhome with high-end finishes and luxury features, we know just where you should start your search. 

Franklin Grove

One great option is Franklin Grove. The attached, red brick townhomes of this community are located in Downtown Chapel Hill. They’re close to area walking trails and are also within walking distance of upscale grocery stores and coffee shops.

The townhomes come with an attached two-car garage and a back patio. Options currently on the market...

Triangle Apartment Prices Are Skyrocketing; Why Not Buy Instead?

Apartment prices in Triangle increasing

A big part of finding the right residential property is finding a place to fit your budget. Some local experts admit that rising rental costs can be a challenge.

Right now, apartment units in the Triangle have a vacancy rate under five percent. The scarcity of available units is just one part of the equation.

Recent population growth is certainly having an impact on the price of rental housing, and that’s been particularly true just over the past couple of years. Many of the new residents moving in have higher incomes, which is helping to...

Triangle Housing Market Still Booming, Despite a Pandemic

Triangle housing market during pandemic

While the ongoing pandemic continues to grip most of the nation, the Triangle housing market is booming. New numbers show the seller’s market growing, with demand staying up even while inventory is lowering.

Recent reports show not only did the greater Triangle area return to pre-COVID levels, but actually surpassed them. Some of that is credited to historically low mortgage interest rates.

Real estate activity for the Triangle market in July set...

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