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cary: Wake County, NC, Information links for Relocatees and Residents - 09/08/09 08:47 PM
Today in the office, I was putting together a list of links to sites that I thought would be informative, and figured I may as well post them here. While an Agent may be able to help a client with many topics of interest, providing the ability to dig deeper to the Buyer is often appreciated. So I posted these links to give visitors a handy location to access a broad variety of information. Fair Housing HUD--US Department of Housing and Urban Development North Carolina Fair Housing NOTE: The Agent will conduct all brokerage activities without respect (2 comments)
Normandie is a neighborhood of fine traditional custom homes, built by several well-known local custom builders in the 1990's. View Larger Map Located between Lake Pine Drive and MacGregor West, Normandie residents enjoy superb access to shopping, Apex Community Park, employment centers, NC State University and downtown Raleigh, NC.
Recent home sales in Normandie have ranged between $450,000 to over $500,000.
Click here to view currently available homes in Normandie.
Homeowners Association dues are approximately $300.00 yearly and are used to support maintenance of common areas, and administration of the HOA. (1 comments)
Ouch! Don't let my mom see the 'cuffs. Now, you will get a warning for the first year, but after November 30, 2010, if your license plate frame covers the state name, you will pay the penalty. I don't know what that means, but "penalty" never sounds too great. And I am certain that the law will be aggressively enforced in Cary. So I see a great opportunity for the feller who can create a great vanity frame for Realtors, one that doesn't cover the NORTH CAROLINA (15 comments)
cary: Town of Cary Email List: Get regular updates on Cary events - 09/02/09 07:59 AM
Cary, NC, offers access to more information than many residents realize is available. Would you like to know what the street construction situation is on the Cary Parkway? I use the Cary Parkway daily, and appreciate regular updates on construction zones and timelines. You can get updates emailed regularly from the Town of Cary. Curious about the town's Sanitary Sewer System status? How about an email with the Annual Wastewater Report. Or, what did the Town Council do last night? This information comes directly via email. They send the link to the minutes website the next morning. The convenience of autoemail news from (5 comments)
1. Select REALTOR®, review "Working with Real Estate Agents." Complete "Exclusive Right to Represent Buyer" 2. Preapproval with lender 3. Describe desired property. Review listings and visit selected homes on market. 4. Determine a prospective property to buy. 5. Do homework on specific property details and pricing. 6. Arrive at offer price and desired terms, including proposed closing date. 7. Write up offer, "Offer to Purchase and Contract" with addenda as needed. 8. Deliver Offer with any addenda, NC Residential Property Disclosure Statement, Preapproval (2 comments)
cary: Parkers Mill, Meadow, NC: A little respite from the city... - 08/26/09 07:24 PM
I had to go down to Meadow,NC, to see a client Friday night. It has been years since I drove past Parkers Mill. It was irresistable. With the camera in the car, I had to stop and collect a few pixels. The lady fishing below the old bait shop/gas station agreed with me that the old mill had been trying to collapse for 30 years, and may well be still trying to collapse 30 years from now.
It seems that we get too stuck in the hubbub of Cary and (4 comments)
Sherwood Greens in Cary, NC, is off Davis Drive, located between Park Village and Stonecrest.
Sherwood Greens was developed and built out by Pulte Homes in 2000--2001. The popular open floor plans and large room sizes promoted fast sales of the homes in the neighborhood.
Click here to view currently available homes in Sherwood Greens. Homeowners Association dues are approximately $32.00 monthly and are used to support maintenance of common areas, the community pool, and administration of the HOA.
Schools are managed at the county level, including school assignments. Click here to (4 comments)
cary: JD Powers and Cary Today polls both rate Keller Williams Realty #1 - 08/25/09 12:05 PM
What Fun! A recent JD Powers poll puts KELLER WILLIAMS(R) Realty first among buyers in terms of satisfaction with the process For the 2nd consecutive year. And last month, the Cary Today magazine, published by the Cary, NC News, published the results of their "Best of Cary" poll. That poll placed KELLER WILLIAMS(R) Cary, NC, market center 1st among offices, and 1st regarding our website. Now I get a little skeptical about polls. I mean, I voted in the Cary News poll... But, still, it is fun to kick stuff around like this. An amateur popularity poll in the local news does not diminish the fact (2 comments)
WRAL chimed in, too. The property certainly has been compromised by the road widening. The road widening has been well-publicized for years. The home value has been diminished well more than the $5300 the Town of Cary gave the homeowner. The driveway alone is a deal-breaker for many buyers, let alone the fact that it accesses a 5 lane boulevard, SW Maynard Road. And this homeowner is not the only one to have a drastic alteration to the driveway. Other drives (11 comments)
Colonial Townes is one of a few smaller townhome neighborhoods along the SW Cary Parkway. It is adjacent to Applecross townhomes.
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Access is great to daily shopping in central Cary, to RTP and NC State University, and to other necessary services.
These affordable homes are perfect for the first time buyer on a budget. They vary in square footage from 1100 to 1300 square feet. Most of the complex was constructed in the mid-1980's, but a few buildings were added later, in the mid-1990's.
We saw exhibitors from as far away as Austin, TX, and some fine local talent, too. North Carolina was well-represented.
It was a pleasant surprise to see the level of talent on display. Sure, there were some common kitschy things, but overall, some of the jewelry, wood and metal working, photography and water colors were very enjoyable. We came home with a bright photo of pansies. It will pop up in a corner (4 comments)
cary: Good Job! A cross-country AR salute to Troy Erickson, and thanks for the great referral! - 08/17/09 11:00 PM
So Troy plays softball with John. In beautiful Gilbert, Arizona. And John has a home on the market. For a long time. In beautiful Apex, North Carolina. John is looking for help. Troy is Troy Erickson, Realtor, with Tierra Solis Realty in Chandler. Troy does the smart thing and heads to Active Rain to find a great agent for his friend. He stumbles across some tall handsome feller in Cary, NC, and makes contact. Troy gives the tall feller (me, duh-huh...) good contact information and the location of the home. I take a look and render my thoughts. Fat-free. No punches pulled. "Do you want (0 comments)
cary: I-540, the Western Wake Freeway gets the Green Light! Successful Bond Sale! - 07/15/09 07:00 AM
Good news, on a couple of levels. The Raleigh News and Observer reported today that the bonds for funding most of the Western Wake Expressway were sold in entirety on Monday and Tuesday. The folks who live along the corridor will soon have some clarity on the exact location of the freeway. Lack of clarity has been a factor in home sales in many subdivisions in the area. Of course, some folks will be in for a rude awakening, when they see that the highway is closer than they orginally thought it might be. In a few years, 540 will offer (6 comments)
cary: Morrisville, NC: Vacant land is a rare commodity. Find it here! - 06/03/09 09:40 PM
Morrisville is a hot spot of activity, with a great location between Cary, Raleigh, RDU International Airport, and the Research Triangle Park. Many residents live in Morrisville due to the easy commute to RTP. Sometimes it is a compromise for a two-income household. One person commutes to RTP, and the other may have an easy drive to employment centers in Cary, Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill. With the extension of the freeway, NC 540 connecting West Cary and North Raleigh as it passes through Morrisville, the small town has become an easy jumping off point for many Triangle attractions. Residential building lots (0 comments)
The neighborhood was developed in the mid 80's. The location near Raleigh and I 40 is convenient for commuting and nearby shopping. Willoughby Place is just minutes away from the Reedy Creek entrance to William B. Umstead State Park.
Homes in Willoughby Place typically include 3-4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, and fireplaces. The square footage of the homes in this community (6 comments)
View current Active Listings in Linville Ridge. The neighborhood was developed in the mid 90’s. The location near Cary Parkway is popular for commuting and nearby shopping. Linville Ridge has low HOA fees and is minutes away from Apex Community Park, Bond Park, and the YMCA.
Linville Ridge homes typically include 3 to 4 bedrooms, bonus rooms, 2 1/2 baths, and fireplaces. The square (0 comments)
cary: Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina: Basements? Sure! We have them. - 05/05/09 05:08 PM
Relocatees to the Triangle often ask, "Why are there no basement homes in Raleigh area? Well, there are. We have basement homes in Cary. We have them in Raleigh. And in Apex and Morrisville. Basements are not the rule, however. See, we don't have the issues here that folks have to deal with in colder climates. We only have a 15" frost depth in Cary and Raleigh. This means that the top of the foundation footer for a home only must be 15" below the surface to avoid frost heave. To get a basement would entail excavation of another 8 feet (2 comments)
cary: Fabulous older Triangle home? Or newer construction? - 05/01/09 06:47 AM
The topic of polybutylene plumbing pipes recently sparked a little exchange in another venue, one in which I just had to participate.Modern methods vs. historical methods.Modern materials and components vs. historical materials and components.I like a historical gem of a home as well as the next person. Historic Oakwood. Boylan Heights. Mordecai. All great Raleigh neighborhoods with wonderful examples of old homes that have been loved. We have nothing like these in Cary. But I don't have blinders on regarding the topic of quality across time. we have slap stick builders today. Of course. We have always had slap stick builders, all (0 comments)
cary: Cary, NC, Market offerings across all price points. - 04/29/09 09:27 PM
Cary Home Search Broken down by price points and noting typical housing offerings within the Town of Cary, North Carolina. Organized within each search frame from least expensive to most expensive. Affordable starter homes to wonderful dream homes for discriminating buyers. As always, when you find yourself on my website, you never have to register to search for a home, land, multi-family, commercial property, or rental home. Click to see what you can get in Cary for: $1---------$150,000 $150,001--$225,000 Hundreds of Affordable Cary, North Carolina Homes $225,001--$275,000 Tract homes, older homes, split-levels, ranchers, condos, broad range of townhomes _________________________________________________________ $275,001--$325,000 $325,001--$375,000 (2 comments)
View the current Active Listings in Riggsbee Farm. Riggsbee Farm is conveniently located off of Davis Drive near the intersection of High House Road. Just a few miles away, Davis Drive brings commuters to Research Triangle Park and I 40. Riggsbee Farm also has great proximity to shopping at Stone Creek Village, Prestonwood Country Club, and the Town of Cary’s Greenway system.
Riggsbee Farm was developed between 1996 and 2003 by Zaring Homes. Typical Riggsbee Farm homes include 3 to 5 (2 comments)
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