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Best Companies To Work For in The Triangle Area

Best Places To Work Triangle Area North Carolina

Made up of three nearby cities and three major research universities, North Carolina’s Triangle Area includes the cities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. It also covers North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. 

Each year, the three respected research universities churn out a large and well-educated workforce. That’s a major plus for businesses in the area. With a population of more than two-million people, the Triangle proves to be an extremely attractive location for new and existing businesses.

It may not be...

Can I Sell My House While in Mortgage Forbearance?

Can I sell my house while in mortgage forbearance?

If you’re one of the millions of Americans being impacted by the pandemic financially, you’re certainly not alone. Back in October of last year, mortgage and home equity lending data firm Black Knight reported that over 3 million people nationwide are actively involved in a mortgage forbearance agreement, effectively allowing them to temporarily stop making monthly mortgage payments due to economic hardship. 

Over the...

Triangle Area’s Top Historic Districts to Consider When Buying a Home

Research Triangle Area Historic Districts

If you're looking for an older home in the Research Triangle Area with plenty of charm and character, take a closer look at several of the region's most desirable historic districts found below...

Chapel Hill Historic District

With buildings and homes constructed from the late 1700s to the early 20th century, the Chapel Hill Historic District is rich with architectural history. The area covers Downtown Chapel Hill, a majority of the UNC campus and some residential areas just off campus. Real estate in the district is generally on the pricier side, with many examples of Jacobean Revival and Classical Revival.

Trinity Historic District...

3 Reasons to Buy a Home in Chapel Hill's Franklin-Rosemary Historic District

Franklin-Rosemary Historic District Homes

From its history to its diverse housing to its close proximity to what you need and want in Chapel Hill, there are three great reasons to buy a home in the Franklin-Rosemary Historic District

The Early History

To begin with, Franklin-Rosemary was the very first historic district in Chapel Hill. The area became a historic district in the mid 1970s, although much of its development can be traced back to growth of the UNC campus. 

The Architectural Styles

The area is rich with...

Triangle Area’s Top Condo Developments with EV Charging Stations

Triangle Area Condo Buildings EV Charging

If you're in the market for a new Triangle condo but need access to an electric vehicle charging station, here are just a few buildings you'll want to consider...

The Fairweather

The Fairweather is a five-story condo development right in Downtown Raleigh. Home to dozens of condos and a communal rooftop, the property also features a fitness center and a dog washing station. In addition, The Fairweather condos also bring the convenience of EV charging stations to its residents. 

The Landing at...

Chapel Hill’s Top Neighborhoods For Searching Historic Homes

Chapel Hill Historic Homes

Historic homes have endless appeal and always seem to be in demand. And even though buying new construction has its upside, there's nothing quite like the charm and character of a historic home in Chapel Hill. If you're a vintage home lover like us, here are just a few of the top place to search Chapel Hill historic homes...

Chapel Hill Historic District

The Chapel Hill Historic District is a good place to start. The district covers much of the UNC campus and the surrounding area. Many homes were built in Classical Revival and Jacobean...

3 Reasons Why You'll Want to Buy a Home in Chapel Hill's New Gallant Reserve Community

Gallant Reserve Homes

From its location to its exclusivity, there are plenty of great reasons to buy a modern home in Chapel Hill's new Gallant Reserve community. To begin with, the community offers just five private lots. 

Large Lot Sizes

The large wooded estate lots are certainly unique. All of the lots in Gallant Reserve are at least two acres, and sometimes even larger than three acres in size, offering plenty of room and plenty of privacy. 

Functional Floor Plans

If you’re looking for a modern home, this is a great community to search. ...

Raleigh Among Top Moving Destinations in 2020

Raleigh real estate

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 well as to identify...

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 ...

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