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More Short Sales in the Triangle Means Less Foreclosures

by TeamForYOUrDreams

The more Short Sales in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest and the rest of the Triangle area of North Carolina the fewer foreclosures. Every Short Sales is one less foreclosure.   I hope we can do the same in every neighborhood in the United States.  My method to spread the message is to send a video to my friends, neighbors and clients asking for them to help save their neighborhood from foreclosures.  I hope they tell anyone they know who is in trouble about short sales.  I used this video on YouTube.  There are a lot of people in trouble do not know how much Short Sales can help them out of trouble.  Without this knowledge, they let their home head toward foreclosure.  For certain people, the video gets a better reaction as it presents the information more personally than my Short Sale website .  The Short Sale website works for the people that prefer to study Short Sales in detail.  On the other hand, the video provides a face to face presentation.  The new short sale procedures are easier and faster, so they work better.  If you tell anyone you know who is in trouble, the real estate market will improve more quickly and America will recover faster.  Thank you for helping.

Home Prices Steady....

by Lisabeth Tunell

We all know that the real estate market is not that great right now but we have to look at the positive side of the statistics provided to us from various sources....

According to the Associated Press, the Triangle is holding its own as home prices plunge nationwide. Across America, home prices are falling by the worst annual rate on record in the fourth quarter, two housing indexes showed, and the slope of decline steepened in all but a couple of battered cities---with the Triangle a bright spot!

Nationally, home prices have receded to levels not seen since 2003, and half of the metro areas in the 20-city Case-Shiller Home Price Index have lost more than 20 percent of their values since 2006. The biggest loss being in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Miami.

The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index dipped more that 18 percent during the quarter (from the prior-year period), the largest drop in its 21-year history. In Charlotte, the only North Carolina market included in THAT index, prices fell only 7.2 percent.

Ready for some good news.....Two official Triangle metropolitan areas were among the few regions of the country where prices ROSE in the fourth quarter from a year earlier. Prices in the Raleigh-Cary region increased 2.96 percent, putting it in the 18th spot nationally as reported by the Federal Housing Finance Agency Tuesday. Chapel Hill and Durham has been weathering the storm as well coming in at 28, with a 2.15 percent increase. Even with that information, sales of Triangle homes hit a 10-year low in January BUT local prices have held up well compared with other markets that saw huge spikes in prices during the boom years.

Sounds to me like the Triangle might be a good place to be right now! Glad I'm here and if you'd like to join us please view our website so we can help find your dream home!






Triangle Wine Experience

by TeamForYOUrDreams

Submitted by Lisabeth Tunell:

If you enjoy fine wine then this Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be dates you will want to mark on your calendar!

The Triangle Wine Experience Event, a Frankie Lemmon Foundation benefit, brings some of the world's top winemakers to the Triangle to pour wines for you to sample and purchase.

The events include wine tastings, winemaker dinners at top area restaurants and the Grand Gala and Auction which will benefit supporting the education of children with special needs.

Thursday features Winemaker Dinners, Friday is Sip, Shop & Sign-Winemaker Tastings and Saturday is the Grand Gala and Fine Wine Auction.

For event information and reservations visit: or call 919.845.8880


Of course if you are looking for a home in which to toast, drink or share that wine....Team For YOUr Dreams has what you are looking for. First time home buyers, upgrading, transferring, selling, foreclosures, investing, or just purchasing a home!

Please visit our website at to see what is available or call 919.812.5111.



Submitted by Lisabeth Tunell

Triangle tourists and business travelers will gain a new connection to Europe and beyond next June (2nd) when Delta Air Lines launches nonstop service from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Paris.

Delta will fly between RDU and Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport with connecting flights t 169 airports around the world. "From de Gaulle, you can go anywhere in the world, especially the Mideast and Europe and south Asia," said John Lewis, president of Raleigh-based Travel Management Partners. Delta has already moved its domestic flights from Terminal 1 into RDU's new Terminal 2, which began operation last month. Delta is the second airline in a week to announce a Paris flight from North Carolina. US Airways plans a nonstop between Charlotte and de Gaulle, starting next spring and will operate daily from April through October. Delta, RDU's third busiest carrier after Southeast and American saw and increase in air travel here and abroad and was holding steady through the first nine months of the year.

RDU once had a flight to Paris (Orly) back in 1988 that was an unprofitable adventure for American Airlines and they stopped flying that route in 1994. Bob Cortelyou, a Delta senior-vice president said Delta expects its Paris flight to be more profitable because it will use a small jet (Boeing 757-200), carrying only 174 passengers, and will serve the busier Pairs hub, de Gaulle."This is a way to start the market, and then if we have some great success, we can look at a bigger aircraft," he said. 


Departs RDU daily (except Monday and Thursday) at 6:20 p.m. and arrives in Paris at  CDG 8:35 a.m. the next day.

Departs CDG daily (except Wednesday and Saturday) at 10:30 a.m. and arrives RDU 2:15 p.m.

With connections via CDG to 16 airports: 109 in Europe, 28 Africa, 10 in the Mideast, 20 in the Far East and two in Polynesia.

Women's Football League-The Carolina Phoenix


Posted by Lisabeth Tunell

Believe it cause its true. The Triangle has a Full Tackle WOMEN'S Football Team that play under the same rules as the NFL! The Carolina Phoenix is one of 43 teams from the U.S. and Canada making up the Independent Women's Football League. That is NOT a misprint, yes 43 teams of WOMEN playing NFL Football, isn't it AWESOME?

Society says that football is a man's sport.....tell that to a group of tough, feisty, not so young group of women who don helmets and pads and prove who's boss on gridirons around the country. Jacqueline Richey, 38, one of the Team's founders will take the field for its third season next spring after its predecessor the Carolina Cardinals ran out of steam. Timothy Holmes, 42, who played and coached in the minor leagues, is their coach and according to Leigh Holmes, 38, who plays linebacker, fullback and special teams says "Tim's a football fanatic."  Players represent the Triangle, Triad and Sandhills areas of the state and practices are held at Cardinal Gibbons High School on a weekly basis. The Phoenix has regularly scheduled practices and learn the fundamentals of the game in the fall. Final cuts are in February as the season kicks off in April.

Phoenix played on the Durham Athletic Park as home field but it  may not be available so they may be looking for a new place to play home games.

If you think you've got what it takes to make it in the NFL....go to and try out. You never know what football abilities and skills you may have in your older years!

See you on the football field, Girls!

Posted By: Lisabeth Tunell

Triangle Transit ridership hits record…


Triangle Transit announced Monday that bus ridership in June 2008 hit an all time high, an increase of 30% over June 2007.  The escalating price of gasoline is partly responsible for the increase in riders, along with additional routes such as the Wake Forest Loop and Express. June marks the third consecutive month of increased ridership this year. April was at a 20.5% increase over last April, and May saw a 14.5% increase over the previous May.

This is when you know that the price of gas is hitting close to home….our pocketbooks. Also it is great to know that in a time of need the city responded with adding and revamping its transit system…just in time I might add.  

Number 2 Nationally

There’s no doubt that real estate prices have risen in the Triangle in recent years, in no small part due to the national attention it receives. It seems that each year ushers in more accolades, and 2008 is no exception — check out the June issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine and you’ll see that it rates Raleigh as the second best city to live, work and play in the United States. But don’t run and tell everyone just yet, because this area remains a deal as the cost-of-living index is but 99 (100 being the national average).

Long regarded as a hotbed for high technology fueled primarily by the research centers of the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University and Duke University, many companies have relocated to the area; bringing with them a great influx of people in creative fields such as scientists, engineers, architects, educators, writers, artists and entertainers. This healthy mix of professionals acts as a catalyst to the vitality and livability of the Triangle.

Raleigh remains a work in progress, but 2008 should be a turning point in more urban-style growth. A new convention center will open this year, as will an adjoining Marriott hotel and RBC Plaza. Thus the Triangle is well on its way to offering a little something for everyone.

Anthony Williams

Celestial Highlights start Tuesday.....


Posted by Lisabeth Tunell

Beginning Tuesday if you are in the Raleigh area you need to wait an hour after sunset to see a celestial ballet that will continue for the next two weeks. The planetary conjunction will not be as tight as the last time, in June 2006 but will be the closest until April 2022......

The performance features the great ringed planet, Saturn, and our dusty red neighbor, Mars. Mars orbits much closer to the sun than Saturn, so it appears to move thought the sky much more rapidly. Saturn will be shining brightly low on the western horizon. Mars is in the constellation of Leo the lion which is recognized by his signature triangle and sickle pattern.Studded in the handle of the sickle is the bright, bluewhite star Regulus.

The show becomes more interesting on Saturday, when the planets and Regulus are joined by the crescent moon. Saturn, Mars, Regulus  and the Moon will  appear in a line pointing diagonally  toward the western horizon. The gap between the two planets will close over the next few days until July 9th or 10th when Saturn and Mars will be less than one degree apart.

To get the best view get away from the lights of the city. All the planets and stars will be bright enough to be seen on a cloudless night from anywhere in the Triangle area if you cannot get away from the city. For optimum viewing use a telescope or a pair of large binoculars.


You can join Morehead Planetarium's monthly skywatching session at Jordan Lake's Ebenezer Church Recreation Area from 9-11 p.m. Saturday. Visit click on the "Events and Activities" bab and select "Skywatching Sessions" for more info...


See you at the performance in the sky!

Rowing/Crewing Team

by Team for YOUr Dreams
Submitted by Liz Tunell: Raleigh Rockin' Rowers is a newly formed Master Rowing Team based in the Triangle area.    The inaugural Team started this past August with eight women and continues to add new members.  With regular weekly training sessions at Falls Lake, we are well on our way to competing in several regatta's this fall.

Our coach, Andy Hnat also coaches a local high school Team, Raleigh Junior Rowing.  The Team has been active for several years and has spawned several budding rowers in search of college scholarships.  The Team continues to recruit new members and participates in both the spring  and fall racing seasons.  Andy is an experienced rower and was a member of the NC State Rowing Team.

This is the first time Andy has taken on a "Masters" Team.  A "Master" crew Team consists of rowers aged 27+ who are eligible to compete in all divisions offered at local, state and national regatta's.   Crew teams can participate in singles, doubles, four (quad) or eight person boats. The quad and the eight boats also have a coxswain who steers and calls commands.

Whether you have rowed in the past or have never touched an oar, now is your opportunity to learn something new, get a great workout, and become a part of a great Team sport.  Take the gym out to the lake and join us today!  For more information, contact Andy Hnat at

Submitted by Melanie Jerman :  With the lack of rain in our area this summer, Triangle residents are having to deal with severe water restrictions limiting them to one day of outdoor watering a week.  As a result, a lot of area neighborhoods are looking a lot less green.

Of course, not everyone is following the guidelines.  An evening stroll will reveal a random green yards sitting next to one clearly suffering from the drought conditions with dry, brown patches scattered through the lawn.  And if you don't mind getting up with the birds, you can see the water runoff in the streets from the forbidden sprinklers programmed to run in the wee hours of the morning.

Not even the threat of fines sway those seeking the perfect green lawn. A fact which has more than a few concerned citizens up in arms. With an obvious shortage of our area drinking water, it seems more than a little selfish to ignore the concerns in order to keep up with your neighbor's lush new turf.

Perhaps a family outing to Falls Lake is in order.  Seeing is believing.

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