As a Social Media Ambassador for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina we wanted to share our excitement for their annual event – #FoodBank24.

Food Bank CENC Food Truck Rodeo FoodBank24 2013 FMRealty

On Friday, September 26th beginning at NOON until Saturday, September 27th at NOON, the Food Bank is hosting a one of a kind telethon – a new media telethon. Hosted by Gregory Ng, fellow Social Media Ambassador and Chief Marketing Officer of Brooks Bell, Greg spends 24-hours promoting the Food Bank’s programs & services to an online audience in the thousands. He has special guests and activities going on around him all through the telethon with the ultimate goal of raising funds and awareness for our Food Bank. In past years, the telethon has raised $20k and $50k. This year, they’ve raised the stakes – $60,000…and we believe they’ll do it!

#FoodBank24 offers great opportunities for the public to be involved. From a Food Truck Rodeo on Friday to kick off the event, to a Social Media Mixer that evening to a “Midnight Madness” Volunteer Event, not to mention sunrise yoga, salsa dancing, and a dunk tank peppered all throughout the event.

FoodBank24 Social Media Mixer FMRealtyAt the Mixer Friday night enjoy FREE food, NC beer – thank you, Lonerider and prizes from the Carolina Hurricanes, Carolina Panthers, and more. To register for that, visit the official registration page for the Mixer.

If you’re interested in seeing the full schedule of events, here’s the lineup!

Most importantly, while there is fun to be had at this annual event, its primary purpose is to raise funds for their programs and services. If you’d like to contribute, please visit the #FoodBank24 information page on their website.

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina services 34 counties with a network of over 800 partner agencies. More than 560,000 of our residents struggle with hunger each day. Our involvement in the Food Bank’s initiatives raising awareness for all they do for the communities we serve as a real estate company is our pleasure. We may help our clients buy and sell homes in and around Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas every day, but we also know many of those families may either need their resources now or have in the past. Fonville Morisey is a family that cares for the families it serves.

We hope to see YOU at any of the events at #FoodBank24 this Friday and Saturday. Our Digital Media Marketing Director, Lisa Sullivan, will be on hand Friday evening at the Mixer and Saturday morning. If you see her, please stop by and say hello!

Together we can make a difference and eradicate hunger in the Triangle. Join us!

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Around mid-month each month of the year, data for the Triangle housing market is released giving home sellers and home buyers in the communities we serve (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas) an idea of what the market looks like. News outlets such as the News and Observer and the Triangle Business Journal report on these findings. We provide you with our perspective each month as well in the form of our own Market Minute Report on or around the 15th of each month. This month’s Market Minute Total Triangle was released last week.

The most interesting statistics about the Triangle housing market in August were -

  • Units Sold is UP 1%
  • Median Sale Price remains at $213,500
  • Current Contracts are UP 17%

FMRealty Market Minute Report Total Triangle August 2014

While the number of Units Sold in August is slightly down from July’s figures, the overall numbers for year-to-date are still very good in our market. The month of August (and well, the summer months in general) tend to be slow months typically anyway with families taking one last vacation before school starts up again, school starting up again, so on and so forth. That said, the significant figure in the above is that Current Contracts are not only up, but up by 17% indicating that the numbers for closed units should once again be up for September.

Translation – yes, August was a bit slower, but things aren’t slowing down for residential real estate in the Triangle.

In fact, from a Seller’s standpoint, on average agents with our company have hosted 40+ Open Houses each weekend between August 2nd-30th. Conversely, their buyer clients have also closed on homes as well. For some the process still isn’t as easy as they would like – some Sellers continue to receive multiple offers, perhaps a Buyer can’t find their perfect home, etc. BUT, again, our market is doing well. Very well.

To learn more about the Triangle housing market, please visit our latest Market Minute Reports or contact your Fonville Morisey Sales Associate. They are happy to answer your questions and provide the guidance you need to help sell or buy a home in our community.



In the Community: Celebrate With The North Carolina State Capitol Foundation on October 10th at Annual Oyster Roast

September 17, 2014

The following contribution comes from our Sharon Pelt, Vice President of Career Development with the Fonville Morisey Center for Real Estate Studies who is also a member of the Board of Directors for The North Carolina State Capitol Foundation. Here she shares a little history of our State Capitol building and invites our readers to […]

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10 Tips to Keep REALTORS Safe While on the Job

September 12, 2014

The following contribution comes from our Jan Pulley, Sales Associate with the Fonville Morisey Highway 54 office in Durham. She recently attended the Durham Regional Association of REALTORSĀ® safety seminar and shares the tips she learned as part of REALTORĀ® Safety Month. Thanks for sharing, Jan! I struggle with a healthy dose of fear in […]

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Fonville Morisey’s Beth Smoot – 2014 Finalist for REALTOR Magazine’s Good Neighbor Award

September 10, 2014

Real estate agents really know their communities…and we’re not just talking about the statistics on home sales or home prices either. In order to best serve their clients, they need to know their communities inside and out, backwards and forwards, and every way in between. Many of our Fonville Morisey Sales Associates spend time in […]

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Celebrate “Cheese Pizza Day” in The Triangle!

September 5, 2014

by Lisa Sullivan, Digital Media Marketing Director with contributions from Kim Skiba (FM Relocation), Jenna Simmons (FM Lending), Jennie Logan (Guaranty Title), Allison Manella (FM ITB, Admin), and Sales Associates Sara DuChon (FM ITB), Bo Bromhal (FM ITB), Laura Pedersen (FM Wake Forest), Kelly Cobb (FM Lochmere), Kelly Mathews (FM Vandora – Garner), Catherine Baldwin […]

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Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom – “A Massive Pub Inside of a Barn Without the Hay”

September 4, 2014

The following contribution comes from our Carla Bartolomeo, Sales Associate with our Fonville Morisey Highway 54 sales office in Durham. Carla experienced Tyler’s Taproom for the first time recently and couldn’t wait to tell us all about it. Thanks, Carla! Being originally from the New York City area, I’m always excited when I find a […]

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REALTOR Tip: Ideas for “Happy Homework Spaces”

September 2, 2014

Let’s face it most kids are not all that gung ho when it comes doing their homework. Younger children (those in grades K-3) tend to not mind too much as they typically don’t have all that much to complete. It’s the children in grades 4 and above that tend to balk at the mere mention […]

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Labor Day Weekend 2014 – A “Staycation” in the Triangle

August 29, 2014

School may have just started for schools operating under the traditional calendar and while colleges are back in session, it’s still the so-called “final weekend of summer” thanks to the Labor Day holiday on Monday. In Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding communities, some folks head to the beach one last time, some head to […]

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REALTOR Tip: Fall Decor & Recipe Ideas From Our Pinterest Page

August 27, 2014

by Lisa Sullivan, Digital Media Marketing Director Have you noticed the slight change in the weather here in The Triangle? Mornings are a bit cooler than normal and afternoons have been glorious! It’s gotten us thinking about the Autumn harvest season, fall decorating, and the delicious goodness that can come from our kitchens (you know […]

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