The Triangle area, which includes Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, Durham, Morrisville, Cary, Raleigh and Apex has finally seen a big uptick compared with the same period a year ago. The housing market had its best February in four years as sales increased 35 percent compared with a year ago. This is great news for those already living in the Triangle as well as those looking to buy in the area.

The size of this increase has given us hope that the Triangle's economy is on the mend. As the economy improves, there is renewed confidence in the real estate market. The Triangle's housing inventory increased 3 percent from January to February. This makes sense. Traditionally, February is the time many people put their homes up for sale. Are you looking to sell your home?

For those interested in buying, it is still a buyer's market.  We are seeing more and more interested buyers because home prices and mortgage interest rates remain low.

The next few months are typically the strongest ones for home sales. If you are thinking of buying or selling your home, now is the time to call Masha Halpern & The Smart Move Team.

Happy Spring!