Archive for April, 2011

i knew i’d find a much better place

Friday, April 29th, 2011

either with or without you … (thanks Steele)


Can you believe that Natty Greene’s 1 year anniversary has already come?!


They have a great party lined up for tomorrow! New beer and great bands! (thanks Sue)


In Downtown News: 

Is Carolina Ale House on Glenwood finally moving forward? (thanks Antoine)

CityCamp Raleigh planning is in full force (thanks Jim)

The long road to CAM and what it means for Raleigh – Gala is tonight!


In Raleigh/Triangle/NC News: 

Is RBC for sale?

Garner’s Idol contestant is in the Top 5

Panthers had the first pick in the draft last night

Changes to eminent domain in NC? 


In Other News:   

There was a wedding this morning

American is going to start doing happy hour on flights 



Shakespeare in Music is at Meymandi on Friday

CAM Grand Opening Gala is this weekend

YWCA Stand Against Racism is Friday

Steve-O is at Goodnights this weekend

Run for our Heroes 5k Race is Saturday Morning

2nd Annual “All Dolled Up” is at the Mint on Saturday


Fun Stuff:  

Live webcam of Abbey Road (thanks Lauren)

GT watches ants make a raft of themselves

18 most awesome hats from the wedding

You can buy a Twitter Whale Fail wall graphic

A visual history of the computer mouse


Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse: 

He probably needs to get the elephant phobia under control



Tim Steele Lehan, Broker

Glenwood Agency, LLC

she’ll drive you right out of your mind

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

steal your heart when you’re blind 


Thank you all for voting the Glenwood Agency as the #1 Real Estate Firm in Downtown!


In Downtown News: 

Downtown Farmer’s Market Spring Fling Kickoff is at lunch today

City Plaza is seeking artists

I think I want to go to Wilmoore for lunch today

Plenty of good places to have a laugh in Downtown

Time to sign up for the Capital Cornhole Classic


In Raleigh/Triangle/NC News: 

No sixth term for Meeker

I didn’t know there were goats on Ocean Isle

You can audition for Simon Cowell’s new show (thanks Shannon) 


In Other News:   

Tips on what to offer or ask for a home (thanks Cabell)

Facebook launched a Groupon program

Couric is making her departure official this week

Photos – 25 years after Chernobyl 



Shakespeare in Music is at Meymandi on Friday

CAM Grand Opening Gala is this weekend

YWCA Stand Against Racism is Friday

Steve-O is at Goodnights this weekend

Run for our Heroes 5k Race is Saturday Morning

2nd Annual “All Dolled Up” is at the Mint on Saturday 


Fun Stuff:  

I don’t know that I’d live on this street

World’s smallest caravan

Best garage door ever

Non-literary uses for books since we aren’t reading anymore

Some of the greatest house boats 


Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse: 

Kind of defeats the idea of bumper cars



Tim Steele Lehan, Broker 

Glenwood Agency, LLC

give your reasons

Monday, April 18th, 2011

say it’s not your fault


Quite a weekend … lots of great neighbors helping out over in South & East Downtown!


If you want to help out by volunteering, sign up here (thanks Regina) 


In Downtown News: 

Some Downtown pictures of tornado damage (thanks Tyler)

And some more of Caraleigh Mills

Impressive tornado YouTube video from the 26th floor of RBC (thanks Jonathan)

Shaw cancels rest of the semester 


In Raleigh/Triangle/NC News: 

Man gives his wife $1 for every day of marriage (thanks J.Ross)

Food trucks may get a break


In Other News:  

This tot was served alcohol at Olive Garden (thanks J.Ross) is checking their registry for sex offenders (thanks J.Ross)

Ikea workers are not happy

Mississippi gets $16mil from BP for tourism 



nOg Run Club is tonight

DLA Mixer is at Sunflower’s Tuesday night

Wine to Water Charity Fundraiser Tuesday at the Mint

2011 Business Expo is Wednesday

Whiskey & Wine night at Tir na nOg on Wednesday

4th Annual Raleigh Environmental Awards Celebration at Marbles on Thursday night

Moore Square Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning

Pat McGee Band is at Pour House on Saturday night


Fun Stuff:

Too super cool for a traffic ticket

Can something be east of the South Pole?

World’s biggest Pac-Man

Making Bacon roses

12 great contemporary museums


Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse: 

Statue of Liberty stamp is a picture of the Vegas replica



Tim Steele Lehan, Broker 

Glenwood Agency, LLC




Rental Costs Are About to Take Off

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

The following article is from one of our favorite lenders Andy Borter at Primary Residential and we had to pass it along:

We are often asked whether it is better to rent or buy in the current housing market. The answer to that question is: “It all depends”. There are certain situations where renting short term probably makes sense. It may make sense if you are retiring to a different region of the country and are not yet sure where you want to set down roots for the next 25 years. It may make sense if you have a one year employment contract which will probably require a move to another place upon termination.

However, in most other cases, renting right now makes little sense for several reasons.

– Even though prices may still soften, waiting to buy makes no sense as the cost of owning a home may still increase.

– Mortgages may soon become much more expensive than they are right now.

– Owning a home is less expensive than renting a home in 72% of major U.S. cities.

– Rental costs are about to explode.

Let’s take a closer look at the last reason. We have often said that the cost of anything is based on supply and demand. The number of widgets for sale and the number of widget buyers together create the price for widgets. That will also apply to rents. There is a much larger demand for rentals right now. The economy has forced many to leave their foreclosed homes and other buyers are afraid to plunge into homeownership.

At the same time, the supply of rentals is rapidly decreasing.

When supply is rapidly decreasing and demand is quickly increasing, prices have only one place to go – and that is UP! That is exactly where rental prices are headed.

Bottom Line

Is now a good time to rent? We think not. You can buy a home today at a discounted price and get a 30 year mortgage at a historically low interest rate. You can set your housing expense for the next thirty years. On the other hand, rental costs are poised to increase for years to come.

Andy Borter- Branch Manager

701 Exposition Place #118, Raleigh, NC 27615

(919) 256-3123

there is no key to my gate

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

but you can still come around


I haven’t been to the Union before – should be good to check it out with Mix tonight!  


In Downtown News: 

Spy will be opening in the warehouse district later this month (thanks Tyler)

Epic Games newest game preview – some DTR shots in the interviews (thanks Ben)

Spring Eats Update for Downtown 


In Raleigh/Triangle/NC News: 

A look at Art to Wear

Raleigh is in top 10 for small business

Some LoneRider love over at Visit Raleigh

The aircraft carrier basketball game is going to happen


In Other News:   

Jimmer Fredette is too popular to go to class anymore

People release their Most Beautiful Woman

$4 gas is coming

There’s going to be a 24 movie? Nice



City Council will be looking at Front Yard Parking on Wednesday at 1:00 (thanks Bresh)

Mix is on Wednesday at the Union

Preiss Block Party is on Thursday with the Embers

Once Upon Namea Time … at Meymandi on this weekend

SPCA K9-3K Dog Walk is on Saturday Morning

Annual Planet Earth Celebration is Saturday

Cuegrass Festival is Saturday afternoon


Fun Stuff:  

The Harvard entrance exam from 1869 (thanks Brendan)

Runaway tractor at Wal-Mart

Parole is more likely after lunch

Siblings are the best


Today’s Sign of the Impending Apocalypse: 

I had never thought about a pat down on children



Tim Steele Lehan, Broker 

Glenwood Agency, LLC

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