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Wake County Real Estate: 2007 Bond Referenda October 9, 2007 - 08/29/07 09:09 PM
On October 9, 2007, Wake County, NC, voters will have the opportunity to vote to support Open Space Preservation, the Wake County Public Library system expansion and facility renovation, and capital improvements at Wake Tech Community College. Amenities we take for granted will benefit from the funds made available through successful referenda. WakeGOV.com - 2007 Bond ReferendaAs cited in the brochure and on the Wake County website, the advantages of bond financing for facilities and infrastructure include: 1. Bonds are the least expensive method of borrowing. 2. Bonds will provide long-term financing money immediately at the lowest cost to taxpayers. 3. Bonds amortization includes new residents and businesses so they share (2 comments)
Wake County, NC, Real Estate, Buyers' Market? You still have to be a BUYER to buy a home! - 08/28/07 07:27 AM
Wake County, NC, is blessed with a fairly stable real estate market. We don't have a huge price bubble, and we don't generally see the trough that some of the country is experiencing. Folks who want to buy a new home in Wake County aren't seeing the market dynamics incessantly promoted in the national news. I have had Buyer clients delighted, and disappointed, with the results of multiple offer circumstances a few times this summer. We still have Buyer traffic in Raleigh and Cary, and surrounding towns, for desirable properties. So, if you want to buy a Wake County home in great condition, in a desirable (11 comments)
Cary NC Real Estate, Affordable Trees in Scottish Hills - 08/23/07 09:17 PM
With new construction homes on smaller and smaller lots, many Buyers are looking at older neighborhoods like Scottish Hills in Cary, NC. They don't like the way whole subdivisions are denuded of trees, with ornamental trees planted after construction. Scottish Hills, Cary, NC is the antidote to the naked postage stamp building lot. See the Scottish Hills slide show, all 68 photos, on Flickr. It includes some contemporary starter homes from neighboring Woodwinds. This home is on a beautiful wooded lot of over half an acre. Homes in Scottish Hills were built from the 1960's into the 1980's. There are stylized splitlevels, split entries, ranches, colonials, and a (7 comments)
This home was destroyed by a recent fire. I went by to visit some nice folks whom I helped buy a home recently in Southern Wake County. On the way in, I saw this sad image two doors down from my clients' new address. When my clients answered the door, I asked them about it. Of course, fire came visiting at night. They couldn't tell me much else. I know enough to know that this is not a happy story. Someone lost a home. I'm no claims adjuster, but it seems to me that this home is a total loss. I only hope no one was (9 comments)
Hey! Are we idiots? "All Real Estate is Local" vs. "I can get cards, or brochures, or stationery, or whatever cheaper online." - 08/19/07 11:36 AM
Can we really afford the cheap print shops available on the internet? The vistaprints and overnightprints, etc? When is the last time some feller in a print shop ten states away called you and said, "I really like these business cards we printed for you. Do you have any nice 4/3/3's on a half acre available?" I'm willing to venture that it hasn't happened to most real estate agents. It is amazing to me, knowing that Real Estate is still a locally-based personal relationship business, to see so many agents refuse to support local businesses and vendors in pursuit of a few nickels of savings, or (83 comments)
Cary and Raleigh, NC Real Estate: Is that beautiful older home harboring a nasty UST? - 08/19/07 07:02 AM
Affordable housing demand coupled with a growing desire for larger lots, mature landscaping and tall trees are factors that are driving an increase in requests for homes in older Cary and Raleigh neighborhoods. I enjoy taking clients to various mature neighborhoods like Scottish Hills, Farmington Woods, and MacGregor Downs in Cary., and many older Raleigh neighborhoods. One thing that conveys with mature trees and landscaping is a property with a past. That past may be innocous, but may include items like lead-based paint and asbestos. These are generally recognized issues. A very serious issue, and one of which few people are aware, is the possible existence of Underground Storage Tanks, "UST's." (6 comments)
Raleigh, NC, Real Estate: Shelley Lake is a popular oasis in North Raleigh! - 08/14/07 11:43 PM
Shelley Lake is part of the Raleigh, North Carolina Parks and Recreation System. The park surrounds the 53 acre lake. The main entrance is off Millbrook Road in North Raleigh, leading to picnic areas, play areas, a 2+ mile paved trail around the lake, the Sertoma Park and Arts Center, a boathouse with rental boats, and a fishing dock. The trail at Shelley Lake crosses the lake on this bridge. The trail challenges runners, with steep sections on the rolling hills of North Raleigh, along with open flat areas. Unpaved areas are popular with mountain bikers. See the Shelley Lake Slideshow on (8 comments)
Cary, NC Realtor Compromises Principles! 102 degrees IS HOT! - 08/07/07 08:21 AM
Okay. I surrender. Unconditionally. I capitulate to the heat Gods, or the flames of Beezel-Bubba, or whatever is going on in Wake County,NC. When I said "95 Degrees is NOT HOT" it was absolutely NOT MEANT as a challenge! It's so dang hot, Barry Saunders says in the Raleigh New and Observer today that the early bird needs a pot holder to pick up the worm. Film at eleven It's so hot I'm sweating butter. And I don't want a hot biscuit! It's so hot the train whistles are limp. It's so hot I'm delirious...seeing mirages of snow drifts. It's so hot I put the Haagen-Daz in front of the air conditioner (24 comments)
Madison Oaks in Cary, NC, is a small neighborhood of starter homes that was built from 1989 to 1994. It is centrally located to take advantage of Cary amenities and services, and easy access to the Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, NC, and NC State University.
Homes vary from 1200 to 2000 square feet, with most being in the 1400 square foot range. 3 or 4 bedrooms and 2 to 2.5 baths are typical. Lot sizes are from .2 acres to .5 acres or more. Wooded lots are the norm. Click here to view available Active Listings in Madison Oaks. There (2 comments)
We are blessed with a lot of lakes and ponds in the Wake County, North Carolina area. But many people are frustrated that large lakes have developmental controls that prevent them from building waterfront homes. Lake Royale in Franklin County is an exception. Bunn Lake, on the Wake County/Franklin County boundary is another opportunity to live on the waterfront with a private dock or boathouse.
Bunn Lake is a private lake only 40 minutes from downtown Raleigh, roughly equal distant from Louisburg, NC and Smithfield, NC, and a short drive to Rocky Mount and Wilson, NC. Salt water opportunities at the Outer (6 comments)
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