real estate: Apex, North Carolina, 125 Watertree Lane, Apex Townhome Move-In Ready - 08/07/13 03:37 AM
Fabulous Apex Townhome near Beaver Creek Commons


real estate: North Carolina Triangle - What is it? - 08/05/12 01:27 AM
The North Carolina Triangle or RTP - What is it?
Some of you may know what it means when people refer to the Raleigh Durham area as "The Triangle". Many may not.  Basically, the Triangle was named because of the Three Big Universities and Towns that form a Triangle. Raleigh, NC with North Carolina State University (NCSU), Chapel Hill with University of North Carolina (UNC), and Durham with Duke University (Duke).  At the Durham County and Wake County border is RTP or Research Triangle Park. This area business park houses many large companies such as Cisco, IBM, GSK, Biogen, BASF, … (11 comments)

real estate: Out with the Old and In with the NEW! - 07/31/12 08:06 AM
Out with the Old and In with the NEW! 

The Real Estate Market is Improving and so is Carla Freund Realty! Just like houses, sometimes Realtors need to update their look and branding. I couldn't think of a better time than NOW! 
According to Forbes Magazine and other National News Sites, The Real Estate Market has Turned a Corner! US Home Values Post First Annual Increase in Nearly FIVE Years! Interest Rates have hit a new low!
The Real Estate Market has been steady in most of the North Carolina Triangle Area which includes Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex, Holly … (14 comments)

real estate: Apex, NC Housing Market Report May 2012 - 06/30/12 07:06 AM
Apex, NC Housing Market Report May 2012

Housing in Apex, NC is Looking Great! The median sales price increased from $267k in May 2011 to $277,500 in May 2012. Inventory is down and DOM - days on the market have decreased. We're seeing multiple offers on homes.
It will be interesting to see what June holds as we're currently seeing a steady stream of inquiries. Our market is directly affected by sales in other states. Reports are that homes sales are rising in many states.
What does this mean to buyers?: The good news is you're buying in an area that … (0 comments)

real estate: Wake County, NC: Yikes! Why don't listings show the assigned schools for Wake County Public Schools in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex areas of North Carolina??? - 04/15/12 01:45 AM
Yikes! Why don't listings show the assigned schools for Wake County Public Schools in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex areas of North Carolina???
This is a question we get often in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex and surrounding areas of Wake County.
And the answer is...
We now have a school choice plan. If you live in the area, you probably know about it because it has been in the news - a lot!  A single home may have 4-5 elementary schools choices, 3 middle school choices, and 3 high school choices. Then there are the magnet school choices.
There is not enough … (0 comments)

real estate: 2012 Buzz Words: What's your prediction for 2012?? - 01/14/12 10:35 AM
Each year we hear about the new "BUZZ" words for the upcoming year. Here are a few 2012 buzz words at your fingertips. Which ones do you think will stick?
General Buzz Words: Empowerment, Client-Centric, Core Competency, Eco-Fashion, Social Health, Y2012, Cultural DNA, Change fatigue, 
Techie Buzz Words: Ultrabooks, Phablets, SuperPhones, OLED, and NFC
Innovation Buzz Words:  Big Data, Self-Quantification, and Consumerization

Business Buzz Words:   Crowdfund/Crowdsource, Synergize, Freemium, Osmosis marketing, Digital nomads, Big Data, Knowledge Economy, Skills Transfer, Cross-platform, Authority Marketing, Social Looping, Gamification, Retail Curation, Network Virtualization, Intellectual Capital, Right-sizing, Convergence, Personal Branding, HTML5, Value-added, Consumerization, Niche, Streamlined, Incentivize, and Localization. 
2012 Color Forcasts:

real estate: Cary, NC: 209 Broadgait Brae Rd., Cary, NC 27519 - Home with a View! - 10/23/11 09:53 AM
Waterfront Views from Cary Townhome … (13 comments)

real estate: Cary, NC: 307 Peachtree Point Ct. Cary, NC 27513 Silver Lake Subdivision - 10/23/11 09:26 AM
Silverlake Beauty! … (0 comments)

real estate: Cary, North Carolina Featuring Park Village Subdivision - A First Time Homebuyers Paradise - 09/03/11 09:42 AM
Cary, North Carolina Featuring Park Village Subdivision - A First Time Homebuyers Paradise
Cary, North Carolina is one of the Top Destinations for Those Relocating to North Carolina or Relocating for a Job. It is convenient to RTP (Research Triangle Park), Downtown Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. You'll find many folks who live in Cary actually work somewhere else. One thought is if a homeowner needs to change jobs, the area is so convenient, they can work in one of the Triangle's Best Cities without having to sell their Home and move.
Finding a Home for Less than $200k in Cary, … (7 comments)

real estate: Cary, North Carolina Townhomes for Sale - Waterfront - 09/03/11 07:23 AM
Cary, North Carolina Townhomes for Sale - Waterfront
Cary Park is a popular area for home sales. You'll find a blend of condos, townhomes, and various sized single family homes. This area includes some of Wake County's newest construction homes. It's convenient to RTP (Research Triangle Park), 540, Hwy 55, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
Within Cary Park, you'll find a section of great waterfront townhomes. Considering there aren't lots of choices for waterfront properties, this can be a great place to buy. The homes are spacious enough for several family members and sophisticated enough for single professionals, couples, and empty nesters.
Take … (5 comments)

real estate: 10 things you need to know when buying in Raleigh - 09/03/11 05:36 AM
10 things you need to know when buying in Raleigh
Kudos to Mortgage Professional Alan Morris for outlining some of the most important things a Buyer needs to consider when purchasing a home in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill areas of North Carolina.
Purchasing a Home is still one of the biggest investments most people will make in their lifetime. Why would anyone want to go it alone when there are professionals who do this on a daily basis and can guide them through the process?
As Alan pointed out below, you should Hire a Professional Real Estate Agent, an Experienced Mortgage … (4 comments)

real estate: Wake County North Carolina Traditional Elementary Schools - 09/03/11 04:21 AM
Wake County North Carolina Traditional Elementary Schools
Wake County North Carolina is a popular destination for folks to relocate due to work, family, or way of life. What you might not know is here in Wake County, we have a large variety of schools choices including schools that run on a traditional school calendar and schools that run on a multi-track or year round school calendar.
Most people are familiar with traditional schools and the traditional school calendar. With so many school choices, you need to know what you want when you move to a new area. At one time, year … (0 comments)

real estate: Fuquay-Varina, NC: New listing in Village of Sippihaw - 08/05/11 03:54 AM
Custom Home - Priced to Sell!
If you're looking for a great home in the Raleigh Durham area and want something with custom features, be certain to check out this gorgeous home in The Village of Sippihaw.
This Custom Built Home by David Carroll Homes has many great features usually found in more expensive homes.
Welcome Home to 637 Occoneechee Dr., Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Home Details:
3 Bedroom
2 1/2 Bath
Bonus Room
2 Car Garage
Screen Porch & Deck

What's so special about This Home?

Gorgeous Kitchen

Stainless Steel Appliances

Custom Cabinets with Rope … (5 comments)

real estate: Closing Gift - Part Two (You're Really Going to Like These!) - 04/01/11 04:49 PM
Today The Preston Fonville Morisey Realty Office had a luncheon and vendor fair for us.  There were a few select vendors there to share potential closing gifts.  I found them to be very interesting and worthy of sharing.
First was Red Light Chocolates.  They brought an assortment of chocolates to sample in beautiful red and black elegant gift boxes.  I sampled the chocolate salted caramel and it was Divine!  Straight from the Triangle in Fuquay-Varina, Red Light Chocolate is sure to please even the most finicky palate.

Red Light Chocolates - Spring Sample Box of Chocolates
The next vendor was featured on Oprah's … (13 comments)

real estate: Closing Gift Favorites and the Kodak Closing Gift Blog Contest - 03/25/11 02:32 AM
There seems to always be a lot of conversation about closing gifts.  Just this week at our weekly sales meeting, our Broker In Charge suggested we have a clinic and even include vendors showcasing closing gifts.
For me, I usually want the closing gift to be something meaningful.  I try to think about comments my clients made along the way or pick up on little things they like. Here are some of my favorites and good ole standbys.
I had a young couple purchasing their first home.  Everytime they saw a home with a weeping willow tree, they commented on it.  They finally … (11 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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!

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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 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)

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Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

Raleigh, NC

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