Raleigh Round-Up: 4/29

Well, Raleigh and North Carolina have been a little too much in the national news recently.  I wrote about HB2 earlier in the week.  So I’ll spare everyone a bit and focus on other non-HB2 type o’ things. This is part of a weekly series where I compile links to articles about Raleigh and the…

Raleigh City Council Gets Involved in HB2

Interestingly, yesterday Raleigh City Council formally called for a repeal of HB2 by the legislature. I try to keep my blog out of the political arena, but HB2 has affected Raleigh and NC on a statewide and national level.  This short article is solely addressing the economic impact of HB2. According to the News &…

This Real Estate Market is Crazy!

New February update from Stacey at TMLS! Highlights: Showings up 15% – but with low inventory (down 14%), that means madness in the streets! New home sales were up 17%, but resales were down 25%!!! That creates a significant break in the chain. Expired listings were up 27%, with a high average price – a…

Raleigh Home Show Wrap-Up

The Raleigh Home Show was February 19-21 at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh.  It features everything a homeowner could ever want, tons of vendors from lighting, painting, landscaping, and all facets of home improvement.  There are usually celebrity guests like the Property Brothers from HGTV. I attend for work purposes: to speak with…

Raleigh Round-Up 2/26/16

  I hope everyone is safe and sound after our big storm.  Other than a few limbs in the yard, we faired just fine.  The weather should be great this weekend, look forward to getting outside and playing with the kids this weekend!  Now on to the links! This is part of a weekly series…

Raleigh Sister Cities – Nairobi, Kenya

Did you know Raleigh has a sister city?  Did you know Raleigh has 5 sister cities??  How ’bout them apples? Raleigh is a member of Sister Cities International an organization which aims to “To promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time.”  Sister Cities International was founded in…

Raleigh Round-Up 1/19/16

First cold of the season for me.  I feel miserable.  😦  That said, the show must go on! This is part of a weekly series where I compile links to articles about Raleigh and the Triangle (or featured in journals, magazines, blogs and newspapers located in the Greater Raleigh area) that are of interest to…

Raleigh Sister Cities – Xiangyang, China

Did you know Raleigh has a sister city?  Did you know Raleigh has 5 sister cities??  How ’bout them apples? Raleigh is a member of Sister Cities International an organization which aims to “To promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time.”  Sister Cities International was founded in…

RDU Flight Path – Are you in the “Danger Zone”?

One of the many great things about living in the Triangle is the proximity to a major airport.  From RDU’s page, “Since the first flight took off in 1943, RDU has grown considerably to meet the increased demand for air service to and from our region.  The growth of the airport has meant many things…

Raleigh Round-Up 1/12/16

Ok – enough!  I’m tired of winter already.   My commute is short, which is nice, however my car never can heat up in time.  So I am freezing the whole way.  Ok, I’m done whining – now on to the links!  Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day! This is part of a weekly series where…

Raleigh Sister Cities – Rostock, Germany

Did you know Raleigh has a sister city?  Did you know Raleigh has 5 sister cities??  How ’bout them apples? Raleigh is a member of Sister Cities International an organization which aims to “To promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time.”  Sister Cities International was founded in…