nc homes: Apex, NC The "Peak of Good Living" - 06/30/12 06:26 AM
Apex, NC

Where is Apex, NC?
Apex, NC is a suburb of Raleigh, NC and often referred to as “Peak City” because it was at the highest portion of the Chatham Railroad. Apex adopted the motto “Peak of Good Living” and consistently lives up to its name. Neighboring towns include Raleigh to the east, Cary to the north and northeast, and Holly Springs to the south. It has a Popular and Bustling Historic Downtown, suburban areas, and rural areas. People come from all over to enjoy Downtown Apex Festivities and Quaintness.
You can even view the town on the … (0 comments)

nc homes: Benefits of Using a Realtor: Getting Loan Approval - 01/30/11 04:00 PM
This is part of a series of the Benefits of Using a Realtor® or Real Estate Agent.  There are many Great Reasons to use a Realtor®.  However, there are some you many not even think about. 
When thinking about buying a home, many people start out in more of a hap hazard way.  The start going to open houses, new construction homes, looking on the Internet, etc. 
When looking for a home, the very first thing you need to do is partner with a qualified Real Estate Agent.  You can read some of my other blogs about the benefits but, in this … (7 comments)

nc homes: Why Sellers Sell when there is a Divorce or Break Up - 01/30/11 02:52 PM
When we work with Buyers, we're often asked, "Why are they selling?" There are many reasons why Sellers are Selling Their Homes. First, we usually don't have insider information such as why a seller is selling.  In our area, there could be anywhere from 15,000 to 20,000 homes available for sale at any given moment.  A listing agent will protect their clients and not disclose why a seller is selling unless it is helpful to the seller to disclose that information and the seller gives their approval. 
There are many Reasons Why a Seller is selling their Home. Once of these … (2 comments)

nc homes: Clayton, NC: 84 Lee Forest Ct. - 01/30/11 02:28 PM

Charming home in Lee Forest on .48 acre can be 5 bedrooms or 4 bedrooms and a bonus.  At only $208,000 this home qualifies for 100% USDA financing for qualified applicants.  Plus, sellers are paying $3000 towards buyers closing costs!
Check out the spacious backyard and side loan garage!  Cute rocking chair front porch is very inviting.  Home shows like a model with hardwoods on 1st floor with exception of family room.  Updated and Upgraded kitchen also features tile back splash and stainless steel appliances.  Home has a great floor plan and lives Big!  Great Johnston County Schools!

 Charming Entrance!
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nc homes: Cary, NC Starter Homes for the First Time Homebuyer or Downsizing Homebuyer - 01/16/11 07:49 AM
Below is a list of some of the most popular selling homes in Cary, NC up to $200,000 during the time period of July 2009 - January 2011.  This list is not exclusive.  There are many other wonderful neighborhoods as well as homes for sale that aren't in a neighborhood.  For a comprehensive list of Cary homes in any price range, contact your Professional Real Estate Agent.  If you don't have an Agent, you can Search the Triangle MLS for homes that meet your criteria HERE.
If the below list says "and above" next to the sale price, that simply means … (0 comments)

nc homes: Cary NC When School is Out Activites for Kids - 10/28/10 05:36 AM
Programs & Camps for kids in Cary, NC.
This is great informaiton from my RE Partner Sharon.  She's a former Wake County Teacher.  I'm a parent of children in public and private schools and have worked & served in various schools.
We completely understand how difficult it can be for parents when their children are out of school and how boring it can be for the kids as well.
Just to add a couple of ideas, if you have high school students such as I do.  You may consider having them volunteer on their day off.  LOL right? Actually many high school … (3 comments)

nc homes: Cary, NC Preston Neighborhood : Smart way to get into Preston Neighborhood - 10/28/10 04:53 AM
Cary, NC Preston Home: Charming and Affordable Location: Preston Wow! This is such a great house in Preston! It's a Beautiful Home with a smooth floorplan and flow. Priced on the low end for this wonderful sought after community - it's a smart way to get your foot into the Preston Neighborhood. Find out more about the Country Club and Amenities at http://www.prestonwoodcc.com/. Oh, and don't forget the schools!: Elem: Weatherstone, Middle East Cary, High Greenhope High School. By the way, the location is fantastic; located in the heart of the Triangle, it's perfect if you need to travel to RTP, … (0 comments)

nc homes: Cary, NC Charleston Village - 10/20/10 06:59 PM

Beautiful Charleston Village


 Charleston Village Entrance

 Charleston Village Pool

 Charleston Village Pool

 Charleston Village Covered Picnic Shelter

Charleston Village Poolhouse

Charleston Village Playground

Charleston Village Streetscape
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nc homes: Cary, NC: Berkeley Subdivision - 10/20/10 05:56 PM


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nc homes: Cary, NC: Stonecreek Village - 10/20/10 04:45 PM

 
PHOTOS:

Beautiful Exterior Finishes

Scenic Pond

Streetscape
Enjoy the Beuatiful European Style Homes of Stone Creek Village.  Walk to restaurants and retailers such as Chick fil a, Cafe' Caturra, Tribecca Grill, Zpizza, Five Guys Burgers, Red Bowl Asian Bistro, Harris Teeter Grocery, Kilwins Ice Cream, It's a Grind Coffee, Preston Flowers, and much more.
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nc homes: Top Ten Reasons To List a Home During The Holidays!!! - 10/20/10 03:05 PM
Below Mary talks about The Top Ten Reasons to List a Home During the Holidays!  She makes some very valid points.  Another point to add is interest rates are so low, there could be buyers ready to make a move and looking for a good home before the spring market hits. 
There are predictions of pent up demand.  Once they're convinced the market is definitely improving, we may see a rush of people trying to get in on the last of the good deals.
My suggestion to buyers is to get with a Great Realtor® now and begin the mortgage process. 
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nc homes: My Buyers & Sellers - And the Truth about Their Realtor® - 10/19/10 07:41 AM
I'm passionate about what I do - Helping Others Buy & Sell Homes. 
There is a lot more to being a Realtor®than letting someone into a house or putting their property into MLS.  It goes way beyond writing the contract or assisting with the Inspections.  Yes, it's more than understanding the legal jargon or being a "referee" between sellers & buyers.  Its even beyond being the calm in a storm or an encouraging word.  I could make you a list of what I do but, it would be never ending.  When all is said and done, I don't get satisfaction … (6 comments)

nc homes: A New Beginning For Olde Carpenter Community, Cary NC - 10/16/10 01:31 AM
Stop by The Estates of Olde Carpenter Saturday 10-16-10 and Sunday 10-17-10 to view the stunning spec home by Rice Builders.  Rave Reviews were shared by Realtors and spectators alike.  The home has been open the past two weekend and many folks have stopped by.  Approx. 125 Realtors and others enjoyed a BBQ last Tuesday at The Estates at Olde Carpenter and have shared wonderful feedback.  As a result, we're seeing more traffic in showings.
If you're looking for a great home for yourself or your clients.  Please come on out.
The developement is financial sounds and we have wonderful builders … (0 comments)

nc homes: Holly Springs NC: 12 Oaks Parade Homes - 919-602-8489 for Carla or 919-831-3022 for Sharon - 10/09/10 02:43 AM
My partner Sharon has blogged about the Realtor briefing and lunch at 12 Oaks we attended last week.  With the tough economy behind them, 12 Oaks has made great strides to get this lovely neighborhood back to par.  They have reorganized their management & builder team and they're moving dirt for new homes.  They have a variety of home prices and styles to meet many needs.  Take a drive around, if you meet the sale staff or builder, please tell them Carla & Sharon sent you.  That's Carla Freund & Sharon Kowitz.
Of course, if you're a buyer, you'll want a Buyers Agent at … (0 comments)

nc homes: Cary, NC Devereaux subdivision: Great Value & Great Price - 09/28/10 03:57 PM
 Devereaux Subdivision:

Entrance
 

Devereaux Streetscape
 

 Devereaux Streetscape

 View of Devereaux Pond

 View of Devereaux Pond

 Back View of Devereaux Poolhouse

 Devereaux Poolhouse Entrance

 Devereaux Pool
 
Cary, NC Devereaux subdivision: Great Value & Great Price

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nc homes: Cary, NC Wellsley subdivision: Executive Style Custom Homes in Popular West Cary Neighborhood - 09/28/10 02:54 PM
 WELLSLEY SUBDIVISION:




Streetscape from Entrance 
 Cary, NC Wellsley subdivision: Executive Style Custom Homes in Popular West Cary Neighborhood

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nc homes: Cary, NC West Park Subdivision: Homes in Beautiful Park Setting - 09/28/10 02:04 PM
 

The West Park Entrance can be found off Hwy 55 near the High House Intersection in Cary, NC.  What's interesting about the entrance is it is a semi-circle.  You enter the subdivision at Park Scene.  If you miss the first turn, you can enter at the next entrance also which is the other side of the semi-circle - Park Scene.  Some people mistake this as a park because all your see from Hwy 55 is the beautiful landscaping and private park.
 
As you can see, West Park is an established neighborhood with lush landscaping.  Homeowners do a wonderful … (2 comments)

nc homes: Wake County Parade of Homes 2010 - 09/28/10 01:23 PM

It's time for the 2010 Wake County Parade of Homes!
The 2010 Parade of Homes begins this weekend October 2nd.  Here's the information you've been looking for:
Parade of Homes Search Online:
http://apps.newsobserver.com/poh/?skin=triangle&action=showresults
Hours:
OCTOBER 2-3, 8-10 &15-17, 2010Open Daily Noon - 5pm

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nc homes: Wake County, NC: Top 30 Appreciation Subdivisions by Area - 09/06/10 04:41 AM
Below is a list of the Top 30 Appreciation Subdivisions Per Area as published in the Triangle Area Realty Report by SMA Publications.  This information was put together for Realtors who subscrib to this report.
This is one tool of many used by Realtors when listing or selling homes in the Triangle Area.  As you can see, we still have neighborhoods appreciating. 
It's important to keep in mind, this doesn't give a green light to overpricing a home for sale.  While this is excellent information, it's still very important to speak to a Professional Real Estate Agent before pricing a home … (0 comments)

nc homes: Morrisville-Cary NC Welcome Our Newest Shopping Center Brings Walk-a-blity! - 09/06/10 03:40 AM
Morrisville - Triangle, NC:  Great news for the folks of Morrisville.  It's wonderful to have the convenience of Target and additional retail nearby and It's even better to have more jobs come to town.

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Raleigh, NC

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