With all the “Hoop Madness” going on – you might think of BASKETBALL!! And we love our basketball here in NC!! But truthfully, the Raleigh / Cary area has MANY accolades. We’ve been named the Fastest Growing area in the Country, Top 5 places to Retire and last year Raleigh/ Cary Ranked Among America’s Most Hospitable
Recent surveys and studies by Inc.com and thumbtack found Raleigh to be among America’s most friendly environments for small business and one of the nation’s “new opportunity cities.” – January 2014
NerdWallet places Raleigh sixth on its top 10 list of best U.S. cities for job seekers. – January 2014
But recently we were named by Forbes’ 2014 poll of America’s 20 fastest growing cities.
FASTEST GROWING Metropolitan Areas! WOW!
Forbes latest report on “America’s New Tech Hot Spots” ranks the Raleigh-Cary metropolitan area fifth in the nation, We’ve also been named to the World’s Most Inventive Cities and CIO.com’s Best Cities for IT Jobs.
I was always told that JOBS spur a strong Real Estate Market, and we’ve definitely seen that to be the case in Raleigh and Cary. The Cary Real Estate Market is hot! But, it’s still cheaper to buy a house in Raleigh than renting one.
My mom was a Real Estate Agent – and as kids, we routinely listened to her “speech.” Today, we might call it the “elevator” speech, but my mom is also from the south – and there’s NO WAY you could’ve heard the whole thing on an elevator ride in three floors! The essence of her speech to those considering moving to this area was this:
“We are in the middle of the State’s Government. We are also in the center of one of the largest group of PHD’s in the Country- since they teach at the more than 20 colleges and Universities that lie within 45 minutes of my house. There are 2 major teaching hospitals (UNC and Duke) that bring in people from all over the world for complex procedures – and just with that base of employment alone – we are almost recession proof… In addition to that, my house is about 15 minutes away from the Research Triangle Park.
The Park was chartered to do RESEARCH, and draws off of the brightest minds at the Universities that surround it. International and US based Companies love to base their Research Units here – because of the “Brain Trust”… but more importantly because of the TAX advantages!
We then have the manufacturing facilities for those research projects dotted all around the Triangle -and because we are not just focused on IBM, or telecom, and we’re not just focused on “drugs” (pharmaceutical companies) … we’re pretty well recession proof.
It’s kinda’ boring economics – and we haven’t had the 10% to 15% annual appreciation in housing values you may have seen in other places… but it’s a great place to live, work and grow a family. That’s why people like to be HERE!”
Plus, I might add, we’re 2 hours from the beach and 2 hours from our mountains. It’s truly a wonderful area! It certainly explains why we have not had the same problems most of the country has!
So Ya’ll Come On Down!! We’re happy to make new friends!
Looking for a House in the Raleigh, Cary area? We’d love to talk to you! We work with some of the Area’s top Realtors, and we have low mortgage closing costs. Still Renting?
Remember that every rent check you write, builds up the Equity Bank Account for someone else. You are paying for something you will never own. With mortgage rates at all time lows – in most cases, Buying a home is more Affordable than Renting!
If you want more information about Home Closing Costs In Raleigh NC – please call Steve and Eleanor Thorne, 919-649-5058. We are Mortgage Lenders in the Raleigh NC area – and we specialize in First Time Home Buyer Loans / mortgage loans across our great State!