Things about Raleigh and Wake County, North Carolina

Raleigh and Wake County, North Carolina is centrally located in between the mountains and the coast. One could say that Wake County is located in the heart of North Carolina.  It is where the Martini family calls home and where the Martini Mortgage Group at Benchmark Mortgage calls home too.

Raleigh, North Carolina is the county seat for Wake County and the capital of North Carolina.  It was founded in 1792 by the English explore, Sir Walter Raleigh.  The founding father called Raleigh; ‘The City of Oaks’ because of the wealth of oak trees.  Episode 19 of the Martini Mortgage Podcast includes facts and tidbits one should know about Wake County and the 12 municipalities ( Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendel and Zebulon) in a ‘did you know’ format hosted by Kevin Martini.  Kevin Martini is the Branch Manager and Senior Mortgage Strategist with the Martini Mortgage Group at Benchmark Mortgage and he has called Raleigh home for more than a decade. 

Do you know how many new people every day call Wake County home?  Do you know how many people make Wake County, North Carolina home?  Do you know how Wake County ranks as it relates to jobs, median income and affordability?  DO you know how the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) ranks on a national level.  Do you know what the median home price in Wake County is?  If you do not know this facts, then this episode of the Martini Mortgage Podcast is one you have to tune into.  The Martini Mortgage Podcast is available on the web at and available on iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay, Soundcloud…a video edition of episode 19 can be found at or below:

Wake County has four distinct season and every season Kevin Martini creates a distinct Home Buyer Guide called: Things to Consider When Buying a Home.  This Homebuyer guide simply and effectively communicates the current opportunity and if you are looking to move to Raleigh or anywhere in Wake County it is a must read.  To get access, visit:

The real estate market in Wake County does not have seasonality.  People buy and sell homes every day in Wake County, North Carolina.  At the time of publication, the Median Home Price in Wake County was $315,280/. The forecasted appreciation in the next 12-months is estimated at 2.65% and the 60-month appreciation is forecasted to be 12.54% — what does this mean?  Simply put, based on what the experts share if you purchased a Median Priced Home today in Wake County, which is $315,280 then in 12-months it could be worth $323,280 based on the forecast.  In 5-years, based on the forecast, that Median Priced Home you purchased at $315,280 today could be worth $354,811 in 60-months.

If the right thing for you and your family is to purchase a home this year in Raleigh, in Wake County or in any city in North Carolina buying sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings.  Call the Martini Mortgage Group at Benchmark Mortgage at (919) 238-4934 so we can get together to evaluate your opportunities.

Kevin Martini | NMLS ID 143962 | Branch Manager | Martini Mortgage Group at Benchmark Mortgage | Ark-La-Tex Financial Services, LLC NMLS ID 2143 | 5650 Six Forks Road, Suite 101 Raleigh, NC 27609 | (919) 238-4934 | | | Equal Housing Opportunity

This should not be construed as investment or mortgage advice or a commitment to lend. Your results may vary. There are no guarantees, promises, representations and/or assurances concerning the level of accuracy you may experience. For actual and current terms and rate information, please contact the Martini Mortgage Group at Benchmark Mortgage: (919) 238-4934. Sources: MBS Highway, FRED, US Census, BLS & Wake County Government.