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Last week, Fannie Mae released their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). Though the survey showed 77% of respondents believe it’s a “good time to sell,” it also confirms what many are sensing: an increasing number of Americans believe it’s a “bad time to buy” a home. The percentage of those surveyed saying it’s a “bad time to buy” hit 64%, up from 56% last month and 38% last July.


The latest HPSI explains:



“Consumers also continued to cite high home prices as the predominant reason for their ongoing and significant divergence in sentiment toward homebuying and home-selling conditions. While all surveyed segments have expressed great...

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This year, Americans are moving for a variety of reasons. The health crisis has truly reshaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending so much more time in our current homes has driven many people to reconsider what homeownership means and what they find most valuable in their living spaces.

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According to the 2020 Annual National Movers Study:

“For customers who cited COVID-19 as an influence on their move in 2020, the top reasons associated with COVID-19 were concerns for personal and family health and wellbeing (60%); desires to be closer to family (59%); 57% moved due to changes in employment status or work arrangement (including the ability to work remotely); and 53% desired a lifestyl...

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Your kitchen counters need to work for your lifestyle. There are many materials to choose from, so how do you decide? Here are a few ideas that can get you started when you pick out the countertop for your home.

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Granite

Granite is a naturally occurring stone used frequently in kitchen countertops. The stone is sourced from quarries and is cut into thin slabs that can be polished and fit as countertops. It has several benefits, including an easy-to-clean surface without cracks or crevices.

Marble

Like granite, marble is a natural stone. It is typically found in shades of white and makes an excellent single-surface countertop. Once polished, marble counters are high-gloss and easy to use. No tw...

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The low number of homes on the market, and a high number of realtors, is leading to intense competition in the Triangle as consumers try to take advantage of low interest rates and buy.

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In Wake County, there were 1,123 active listings in February 2021, compared to 3,298 in February 2020.
And despite the low numbers, there are plenty of realtors. The Wall Street Journal recently noted that in January,there were 1.04 million U.S. homes for sale, down 26 percent from the previous year. But the National Association of Realtors had a whopping 1.45 million realtors — up 4.8 percent from the previous year.

That’s also true in the Triangle. Andrew Sims, CEO of the Raleigh Regional Associat...

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Don't have plans yet where to celebrate Mother's Day?

We've got you covered with all the best events Raleigh has to offer for this special event!

MAY 6, 2021 | Wake forest, NC

Mothers Day! Intro to Hammered Jewelry with Changed Impressions

A mother & daughter experience! Design a custom hammered necklace or bracelet together

A mother & daughter experience! Design a custom hammered necklace or bracelet together
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In the 12 years since Raleigh real estate developer John Kane demolished the aging two-story North Hills Mall at the corner of Six Forks Road and I-440 in Raleigh, more than $1 billion in new construction and improvements has been pumped into Raleigh's Midtown district.

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And Kane assures us he's no where near finished with North Hills.

Construction is currently underway for three new buildings at North Hills, the Tower Two office structure, the Cardinal at North Hills retirement community and the Dartmouth apartment building.

At least three more buildings for more offices, apartments and retail have been sketched out by architects and confirmed by Kane Realty executives.

On Thursday, Kane Realt...

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Many people think they have to choose between form and function in the bathroom. Often, small rooms are a challenge to design and to utilize the space in a way that works for the whole family. If you’re struggling with how to use your bathroom and how to keep it organized with the right amount of storage, the following 6 bathroom tips can help.

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Little Known Ways to Improve Your Bathroom

1. Store Small Items in a Spice Rack

In a small bathroom, regular-size shelving can take up too much space. But a spice rack can hold small bottles of lotion or shampoo and has a much narrower profile. Hang decorative spice racks near your vanity or the shower.

2. Hang a Magazine Holder inside a Cabinet ...

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