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The Supreme Court's swipe at the Sherman Anti-Trust Act: What does this bode for Realtors? - 06/30/07 08:24 AM
So the Supreme Court says it is OK for manufacturers to set retail prices? And this will lead to further advances in competition? And it will benefit the consumer? Some bewonderments about this development: We have become accustomed to retailers setting their own prices for products on their shelves. Lower prices to benefit all. Now, according to the NY Times the Supremes say, "...the new rule could in some instances lead to more competition and better service." Will the Department of Justice continue to hammer away obsessively at nonexistent NAR monopolistic practices, like Inspector Javert pursuing Valjean in Les Miserables? Or, will a similar legal philosophy relieve NAR of some pointless persecution from (8 comments)
Wake County, NC is blessed with an expansive clay soil that is suitable for holding water in ponds and lakes. So, Wake County is also blessed with a plentitude of private and public ponds and lakes. Some have waterfront homes, while others are reserved from development to preserve water quality. Who can resist a good water view? Here are a few of the hundreds of private and public lakes and ponds in Wake County. I will have more and will update from time to time with additional photos. Roll your cursor over the photos for the name and location of the lake...
Heritage Point is a subdivision of fine custom-built homes in North Raleigh, off Creedmoor Road, near the intersection with I-540. Most homes were built in the late 1970's to mid-1980's with a few homes dating from the 1990's. Besides the custom features of the homes, a hallmark of the subdivision is the lots. Most lots are one acre, or more, with some lots over two acres in size. Click here to view available Active Listings in Heritage Point.
Heritage Point is within minutes of groceries, and other shopping needs, with multiple venues from which to chose. The proximity to I-540 offers (0 comments)
Welcome to Valley Stream, a Raleigh, NC, neighborhood. Valley Stream was built by MI Homes, and consists of about 120 affordable homes with 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 or 2.5 baths, and one or 2 car garages. Click to view available Active Listings in Valley Stream.
Valley Stream homes' exteriors are vinyl siding, with brick or stone accents. Homes are both single level and two story.
Recent sales in Valley Stream have ranged from $135,000 to $204,000, with square footages from 1200 to 2400. Valley Stream has a Homeowners' Association. HOA dues are approximately $250/year and cover common area (1 comments)
Rottweiler attacks KW agent yesterday! How scary is that? - 06/15/07 10:25 PM
I received this email during my second cup of coffee today. A co-worker had a very frightening experience, was attacked by a Rottweiler and was injured yesterday. I haven't had anything like this happen, but it certainly got my attention. I pulled the agent's name from the email, as she has enough on her mind: "Hello Team Cary - One of our fellow KW Cary agents, ******** was attacked by a dog yesterday while showing property. She is at home recovering. She will be ok. ****** was showing property and had ventured into the backyard of the home with her 2 clients when she noticed (15 comments)
Raleigh, NC, Dorothea Dix land. DIX306 Proposed and Bid by Raleigh City Leaders - 06/14/07 07:13 PM
I mentioned DIX306 in February with hopes that this project could become a reality. A world clas destination park on 306 acres just across from the Raleigh skyline! Is it one step closer? Raleigh is making a bid, backed by some development bucks and a fair amount of public support. It is all over the local news today. What a relief from the Paris Hilton sludgefest! This gorgeous property with 120 foot wide sprawling oak trees is such an opportunity for open space for public enjoyment for perpetuity. Don't worry....I'll keep you posted.
AR Points, My gratitude, and My 100th Post. Whew! - 06/13/07 10:51 PM
It seems that an update to the points scheme has ruffled a few feathers in the AR community. And Caleb is taking some heat. Hope he is getting a little sleep out of the deal. The rest of us might could take a breather and go sell some property, I think. I expect I'll have a nice little listing on AR by Friday night. It will give me a chance to expose the home in one more arena. AR will generate a call or two. My client will be served by that exposure. When my client is well served and deliriously happy, possibly directly from (21 comments)
Foreclosures: False savings for the average buyer - 06/11/07 11:08 PM
Realtor Magazine OnLine said something today that I recently mentioned in "Foreclosures are for Rich People," when they quoted Scott Mitchell: "It's almost every day now that we see a [foreclosed] house in awful condition," says Scott Mitchell, president of National Property Inspections, a company that provides home inspections and assessments in the Las Vegas area. "They know they are going to lose their house, so they have no pride of ownership anymore." On top of that, I have often witnessed how the financial stresses of losing a home can put good people in the position of having little money for upkeep and (6 comments)
The Preserve at Long Branch Farm is a brand new custom home subdivision in a rural setting on Battle Bridge Road in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina. Forty-one homesites are planned with lots of up to an acre. Raleigh, NC is a fifteen minute drive west, and within a few miles new grocery stores and other services are planned. You are invited to visit the photo slide show! Click to view available Active Listings in The Preserve at Long Branch Farm.
Homes offer 3 or 4 bedrooms and 2.5, 3, or 4 baths. Many upgrade features are also available. (3 comments)
Let's take a look at Enchanted Oaks, a custom home subdivision just south of the city of Raleigh, NC. I'll include a few photos here, or you can visit my Enchanted Oaks Slideshow to see 47 photos of this beautiful community. Click here to view all available Active Listings in Enchanted Oaks.
Enchanted Oaks is a pleasant subdivision of gracious homes in suburban Raleigh, North Carolina. Enchanted Oaks is located between Lake Wheeler Road and Penny Road, within an easy drive of recreational opportunities, shopping centers, Downtown Raleigh, Cary, NC, and the Research Triangle Park. Recent home sales run the gamut from (0 comments)
95 degrees is NOT HOT! - 06/08/07 10:48 PM
Everyone commented on the heat today. I'm not all that impressed. It only hit 95. I was in Cary, NC a few years before I figured out what real heat is. I tell folks, "You'll know it's hot out when..." "... you go out to get your morning paper and the driveway is radiating so much heat you go back in for shoes to protect your feet. And the sun hasn't dawned yet." "Or, if you don't get the Raleigh N&O before dawn, and it spontaneously combusts in the driveway in the plastic wrapper." "... you get up at 5:30 and it is already 78 degrees out. It might get hot today." "...you (17 comments)
Bryarton Village is a new community of townhomes by Bill Clark Homes in Raleigh, NC. It was developed in 2005 and sold fairly rapidly.
Bryarton Village homes range from 1600 square feet to almost 2000 square feet. Two bedroom homes are available but most homes offer three bedrooms. 2.5 baths is most common, with some units having 1.5 baths. Gas log fireplaces are a typical amenity. Click to view available Active Listings in Bryarton Village.
Current Homeowner Association dues are $100.00 and include exterior maintenance, grounds maintenance, lighting, and the community pool. "They will even clean your gutters," (1 comments)
Cary, NC Real Estate, Unpermitted Improvements in Cary - 06/05/07 10:57 PM
Earlier, in Home Improvements and Hiring Contractors in North Carolina, I mentioned unpermitted home improvements. It is a timely subject. Every week we see homes come on the market, or take buyers to homes that appear to have finished space that was not permitted or inspected by the Town of Cary Inspections and Permits Department. This is not legitimate space that can properly be figured into the home's living space. If a fire starts in an improperly finished living space, and is blamed on uninspected electrical work, the homeowner may find that the insurance company can deny their claim. What to do? Face up to the problem, pull (5 comments)
Home improvement and hiring contractors in North Carolina - 06/05/07 07:20 AM
So, you have decided it is time to improve your home, maybe adding a porch or finishing off the space over the garage into a family room. Good Luck! You can be "lucky" if you are in step with a few basics in hiring home improvement contractors. 1. Licensing. If the project will run over $30,000, a North Carolina general contractor will need to be licensed. Or you can serve as your own general contractor, if you are comfortable directing and scheduling subcontractors, and gathering materials. Check out licensed general contractors at the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors. If you meet someone (0 comments)
Triangle Commercial Space report - 06/01/07 06:06 AM
Recently the Triangle Business Journal released their quarterly insert: SPACE, their regular report on commercial real estate trends in the Raleigh-Durham area. For the first quarter of 2007, TBJ reports that the commercial sector took a slight breather after a torrid 2006 second half. Net Absorption dipped in all four classes, Office Space, Flex, Warehouse, and Retail. Leasable Square feet increased in three classes, with only Flex Space adding no new square feet from the end of Q4/2006 through Q1/2007. Vacancy Percentages were up in three classes, with only Office Vacancy declining slightly. The lower Office Vacancy was spurred by demand for Class C space, with a (0 comments)
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