whats your circa: What's YOUR Circa in Wake Forest NC? - 03/15/11 02:58 AM
Wake Forest NC is rich with history and along with that comes gorgeous architecture that reflects a period in time when homes were showcases and masterpieces.  There is a diverse mixture of architectural styles in historic Wake Forest NC that range from Victorian to Georgian style.  The majority of the historic homes in Wake Forest have been lovingly cared for and kept up to standards with the Historic Guidelines set forth by the Wake Forest NC Historic Commission in conjunction with the N.C. State Historic Preservation Office.  If you are interested in exploring some of the historic homes for sale in … (4 comments)

whats your circa: You Know It's An Old House When You Find THIS is the Lockbox..... - 03/02/10 07:10 AM
Wow, today was awesome!  I got to get out with some really great buyers that are full of vision and passion for historic homes!  We visited historic homes in Louisburg NC and then a few historic homes in Franklinton NC - they were all beautiful in their own way.
Some were renovated with very little work being done and others were mere shells that would take the new owners patience and perserverance to complete.
The last house on the tour today was in Franklinton NC and this is what we found in the lockbox.

It's been a VERY long time … (31 comments)

whats your circa: Can You Guess the Price on This Historic Home for Sale in Louisburg NC? - 02/28/10 03:09 AM

Over 6000 square feet 17 rooms 6 bedrooms multiple fireplaces Amazing views of historic downtown Louisburg NC This home was built in 1901 and is very well recognized in Louisburg NC!  Curious about the price?  $600,000?  $500,000? $400,000?  $300,000?  Still not even close to the insane List Price of this historic home - for a few more pictures and the list price please visit What's YOUR Circa? 
If you would like to see this home please feel free to call me 919.649.6128 or simply send me an email - I would love to see this historic home live on!

whats your circa: Wake Forest NC Historic Homes and a COA - What it That? - 02/16/10 06:03 AM
Many times homebuyers dream of owning a historic home.  The historic homes in Wake Forest NC are absolutely beautiful and I often see cars parked in front with stars in the occupants eyes just dreaming away.....okay, maybe that's me but you get the point.
While owning a historic home is a dream for many it is also a priviledge and with that comes some certain guidelines that one must follow.  One that ANY historic homeowner should become familiar with is a Certificate of Appropriateness or a COA.
If you are a historic homeowner, a historic homeowner wannabe or just want to … (5 comments)

whats your circa: Truly Outstanding Historic Homes for Sale in Wake Forest NC - 01/21/10 02:20 AM
There are some beautiful historic homes for sale in Wake Forest NC just waiting for their new owners to carry on their legacy! 
Historic homes that professors of the old Wake Forest College used to live in, small cottages that housed the workers for the Glenn Royal Mill and others are available and at incredible prices! 

Check out the current list of historic homes for sale in Wake Forest NC and as always, if you have any questions please feel free to call me at 919.649.6128 or simply send me an email!

An abbreviated list of the current inventory of … (14 comments)

whats your circa: Seeking The Oldest Home For Sale in Raleigh NC Area? circa 1800 - 12/23/09 02:08 AM
I was doing some research this morning while preparing my next Historic Home tour and decided to see what the oldest home currently for sale was in my MLS are in North Carolina.  I was stunned with what I found!  Check out this amazing home!
"I was searching to see what the oldest homes were that are for sale in the Raleigh NC area and I was torn between two homes.  Please understand I am NOT saying this is the oldest home in the area but it is currently the oldest home available for sale.
The home I chose is 321 … (6 comments)

whats your circa: Three Distinct Historic Districts in Wake Forest NC - Which Is Right For You? - 12/17/09 11:00 AM
I am so fortunate to live in Wake Forest NC!  We have some amazing Historic Districts and each of them have distinct characteristics!  Recently posted on What's YOUR Circa is my article outlining the separate districts.  I hope that you take a moment to explore our Historic Districts in Wake Forest NC!
"Wake Forest NC is a small town right outside of Raleigh NC with a rich, historic background!  Many people to this day still confuse the town of Wake Forest with where the Wake Forest University is located.  Unfortunately, that is not the case.  The University moved to its current … (8 comments)

whats your circa: Another Fantastic Wake Forest NC Home Is Under Contract! - 11/11/09 05:04 AM
805 Vonkramer Court
Wake Forest NC
This home was incredibly priced, showed beyond my expectations and will soon be home to a new owner! 
If you are currently thinking of selling your home in Wake Forest NC I would welcome the opportunity to work with you!  For any information on the Wake Forest NC market you should choose a Realtor® that is well-versed in the area!  I live, work and "play" in Wake Forest NC - this is where I call home! 
For more information you can visit my personal website at http://www.WakeForestHomeGirl.com or my Company website at http://www.CircaProperties.net !

whats your circa: A Demolition of Iconic Proportions - The Ambassador Hotel - 10/15/08 08:07 AM
I ran across an article today that actually had me shed a few tears.  While many of you know, historic preservation is very dear to my heart and a subject that I desperately try to educate others on.  Diane Keaton, a Trustee for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and yes, the Oscar-winning actress wrote an extremely poignant piece for the Los Angeles Times that I wanted to share. 
The article touched on many of the emotions connected with historic properties as well as the commonplace disregard that many have for our historical architecture.  I hope that you are able to … (17 comments)

whats your circa: Wake Forest NC - River Mill Condos - History is Alive and Opportunites Abound! - 10/14/08 11:22 AM
River Mill is one of the oldest manufacturing mills in North Carolina and has seen many transitions in it's lifetime which has spanned the decades!  From the first recorded use in 1855 this mill has had many uses including granite mill, powder making factory during the Revolutionary War, paper mill, cotton mill and lastly an incredible restoration in the mid-80s turning the old mill into condos.
This 23 acre site bounded by the Neuse River and Falls Lake is rich in wildlife, tranquility, history and natural beauty.  The backdrop of the dam and falls provides natural beauty beyond compare.  There are three … (10 comments)

whats your circa: Historic Properties and What To Do AFTER A Natural Disaster - 08/18/08 09:23 AM
The hurricane season is in full swing and I just dread the next few hours (days) for my family and friends in Florida.  That would be Mom, Dad, my brother Chris, a tremendous number of friends including a great friend Gail MacMillan.  While this storm may not be catastrophic it is worth repeating that you should be prepared for all storms no matter how big or small.
I know that in Titusville, Florida where family and friends are there is a GORGEOUS historic districtthat is in need of some love and attention.  I can only stop and think about the damage that … (6 comments)

whats your circa: Historic Properties - Be Sure To Check With The Building Inspector! - 08/10/08 12:51 PM
So, you've found the perfect historic building for commercial use.  Now what?
You have great ideas, tons of visions and tremendous enthusiam!  Hold up and reign in those horses!  There are a few authorities that you may want to check with before you take that huge leap.  For information on some of the first steps that you should take please check out What's YOUR Circa? - one blog post might save you years of headaches and paperwork!
Don't forget to check back for the interesting continuation of residential historic properties - loads more information coming your way soon!


whats your circa: Historic Properties Deserve Specialists! Seek Out Well-Versed Architects and Inspectors. - 08/05/08 12:50 AM
When purchasing a historic property, whether commercial or residential, it is important to seek out those that are well versed in the nuances of Historic Properties.
For instance, when the time comes to have your Historic Property inspected you will need to find an inspector that is familiar with the all the variations and uniqueness that is present.  A historic property present a set of issues that will need specialized attention.  Different materials were used when the property was built, different designs were present at the time, and building methods were different.  If would be confusing to have an inspector NOT … (5 comments)

whats your circa: Historic Home Rehabilitation - Do You Know Where To Start? Part IV of a Series. - 07/26/08 07:23 AM
Historic rehabilitation is a subject that I promised to touch on and I am excited to provide you with some avenues for research.  This is quite a complex area and I will do my best to highlight the important points and suggest additional resources as we go along.
I hope that you have enjoyed my previous posts regarding historic homes and that you continue to find this information relevant in your quest for a historic property.  If you missed any of my previous posts here they are:
Is A Historic Home Right For You? Part I an introduction of sorts for … (3 comments)

whats your circa: Historic Homes Are Abundant In Wake Forest, NC! - 07/16/08 01:40 AM
If you are starting your search for a Historic home North Carolina then the Wake Forest area is one place that you will want to check out!  We have a huge variety of homes to choose from in all price ranges and in all stages of restoration from completely restored to those in need of TLC.
For updates and samples of what's available please be sure to check in at What's Your Circa?  There you will find a plethera of information regarding historic homes, homes that are available and in the very new future some guest posts from other experts in … (6 comments)

whats your circa: Is A Historic Home Right For You? Part III - 07/05/08 01:49 AM

Welcome to Part III in a series regarding Historic Homes!  In Is A Historic Home Right For You? Part I we defined what a historic home is and some of the resources available for finding a historic home.  With the basics out of the way we moved on to....
Is A Historic Home Right For You? Part II which highlighted some of the financial resources available as well as incentives for owning a historic home. 
In Part III we will look at the process entailed in having a property designated as a Historic Home.
It is important to note again that the … (8 comments)

whats your circa: An Answer (Somewhat) To Those Of You That Ask If We Should Have Pics on Business Cards! - 06/21/08 11:08 AM
Okay - so this isn't the definitive answer but this in some honest insight as to what "others" think when we out pics on our business cards.  Here is an excerpt from a blog which I will give credit to at the end of this post:
So goes the theory: "You must slap your picture on everything possible. Any house you sell, your business cards, your MLS listings, billboards, your car. Please consider tattooing your picture and phone number on your child's forehead."
We're gonna guess it has something to do with the personal connection you form with whoever is selling … (22 comments)

whats your circa: Is A Historic Home Right For You? Part II - 06/14/08 03:53 AM
In Is A Historic Home Right For You? Part I we reviewed what the definition of a Historic Home is as well as some resources available in finding a historic home.  In Is A Historic Home Right For You?  Part II I thought it would be beneficial to understand the Financial Assistance that is available for purchasing a historic home in addition to exploring incentives that are available for restoring a historic home.
One huge incentive for purchasing a historic property comes in the form of a Tax Credit.  It is extremely important to note here that each state varies with … (5 comments)

whats your circa: Is A Historic Home Right For You? Part I - 06/08/08 12:30 PM
Purchasing a historic home is an exciting opportunity to preserve history, restore charm and character to an older home, extend a legacy and experience history all in one.  If you are anything like me you have a deep-rooted love for historic homes.  I am in awe of the artchitecture and the craftsmanship of these romantic, antiquated homes and the vibes that run through the veins of the homes when I place my hand on a railing or bannister are overwhelming.  For me, it is an experience that I seek out as often as possible. 
While the dreamy visions of restoring an old treasure … (18 comments)

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