In the market for a 2012 Christmas tree? The area offers plenty of options for Christmas tree farms. So, gather up the family and head out for an experience that’s sure to become a tradition in your family. Here’s some information about just a few of the Christmas tree farms in the region. Back Achers

Looking for something new and fun to do this holiday season? Well, if you have a sense of humor, you’re sure to appreciate the “Tacky Christmas Sweater” contest sponsored by TheeDesign Studio, a Raleigh web design and Internet marketing agency, The sweater with the most Facebook likes will win a new Apple iPad mini. Tis the

If you’re interested in helping to preserve our precious natural heritage, then it’s likely you’re committed to environmentally sound practices that can help conserve and protect it. For those who are considering building a home, green principles and practices become particularly important. Green homes, also called eco-homes, are a growing trend in virtually all real

The US Green Building Council has a set  of standards for certifying homes. The standards are comprehensive  and apply to all aspects of a home, including design, landscaping,  water efficiency, insulation, window efficiency, heating and air  conditioning efficiency, lighting, materials efficiency, using  environmentally friendly products, indoor air quality, and more.  Other options to consider adding

Did you know that the Raleigh-Cary real estate market is booming? It’s been ranked #1 by the Inman News top ten list of strong real estate markets in the US, with 2012 sales up as much as 35% over the previous year. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that this is a great time

In a recent report in May 2012, the Triangle Multiple Listing Service (TMLS) stated that there’s plenty to be glad about in the region’s overall housing market. Analysts expect this trend to continue, at least through the summer of 2012. This is in spite of a down tick in active listings, which has been countered

The Raleigh-Durham NC region is a vibrant and growing place to live. For those who might be considering a move, here are just a few of the reasons to relocate here. A Superior Location Raleigh has a central location that makes it easy to access most other places in the area, so commutes and shopping

There’s something for just about anyone in the Raleigh NC region. Along with its exceptional natural beauty and central location, the Triangle area features a wide variety of activities and pastimes for every taste. Sports in General Sports fans will be glad to know that the region is home to several championship sports teams, including

A recent analysis of the Triangle’s market climate reported that the region’s new home market remains strong. Construction for about 1500 new homes began in the first quarter of 2012, which is up over 10% from the same quarter of 2011. Closings have increased as well, with about 1400 new homes closed in the first

It’s never too early to start paying attention to trends, especially if you’re planning to buy or build a home. Since this is likely the most money you’ll ever invest, doesn’t it make sense to do so as wisely as possible? Here’s a brief run-down on what to expect in the overall real estate market