Last Christmas, I went to Charlotte for some holiday cheer and to see some friends who had relocated to the Queen City. 2017 had been a great year for real estate and with all the articles in Forbes
Raleigh Makes Orbitz Forbes US News And World Report
What is all the buzz? Well when you live in a great place, people keep talking about it. Whether it's a travel site recommending Raleigh as a place to visit or one of our restaurants making the Forbes list as a top place to eat IN THE WORLD. When we moved here 14 years ago, there were 2 good restaurants, and one of those was in a strip mall in the suburbs. Now the Forbes list is comparing us to Moscow, Barcelona, and Bogota.
Even the somewhat stodgy U.S. News and World Report ranks Raleig as the #7 place to live. Clearly this link was written by an outsider though because it refers to our area by the airport name "Raleigh-Durham". One of my favorite things about the Triangle is that each point -Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill has a unique flavor. By living in the area, we can enjoy whatever we are in the mood for.
What does that mean for the housing market? Growth and competition. According to the U.S. Census, Wake County grew 43.5% from 2000 -2010 , making it the fastest growing city in the country for that time period. Wake County just passed the one million population mark and Raleigh is expected to double in size over the next twenty years. This massive growth has lead to new construction, rehabilitation of old neighborhoods, and people entering the real estate market as investors even if they aren't lucky enough to be moving here. If you are looking to move, invest, or want to start a "flip" project opportunity Triangle area real estate is a great option. Professional knowledge can help make the decision easier. I would love to help.
Melanie Jones is a real estate broker in Raleigh and the greater Triangle area who is known for her tenacity and passion. The key to her success hinges on one thing: people. Melanie starts every trans....
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