cary: Funny Market, and I don't mean "Ha Ha" Funny, in Cary NC - 04/06/14 11:59 AM
Handing off keys and lockbox covers to the next agent, who is patiently waiting, just like I did for the agent before me, and watching the next agent roll up while the guy after me goes into the house.
Multiple offers, time and again, and hoping to at least "Win, Place, or Show."  Too often "Also Ran" with an offer over full list price and few good comps to support it.
"Funny?"  Not to buyers.
And, it isn't a free pass for sellers, either.  Buyers' remorse is kicking homes back on the market, when the buyer brings in an inspector who … (1 comments)

cary: Realty Arts is Seeking Experienced Brokers in Raleigh-Cary Area - 01/13/14 08:28 PM
Brokers considering a fresh start at a new firm often make their move at the start of the New Year, when things are a bit slower and the move is a bit easier.
Realty Arts just might be a great firm for experienced brokers in the Raleigh-Cary NC area who desire:
Independence with guidance. Support without being smothered. Affordable costs of business.  Predictable costs without surprises.  Conference rooms in a centrally-located professional office to support your home office.  We are on the edge of Cary and Morrisville, with easy access to support the entire Triangle market. Affiliation with full brokers, working full time in … (0 comments)

cary: The instructions said, "Show up. Hang Out. Enjoy." AR Summer MeetUp, Cary NC Style! - 08/07/13 07:25 AM
And, It's a North Carolina AR Gathering of the Clan!  Summer, 2013 Style!
Cary, NC
August 22, 2013
4:00--6:00 PM.
Bing Images Link, "The Hibernian, Cary NC" 
The Hibernian
1144 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC 27511
We have dibs on the covered patio, which will accommodate about 35 ActiveRain folk.
RSVPs would be in order so the lads and lasses at The Hibernian are prepped to offer us the finest in Irish Hospitality.
"Show up.  Hang Out.  Enjoy!"
Could it be any simpler?

cary: 120 Skipwyth Circle, Cary NC, 27513, $184,900 SOLD - 07/20/12 10:59 PM
120 Skipwyth Circle, Cary NC 27513
Triangle MLS #1846394!
3 bedrooms
2 Baths
Great modern floor plan
2 car Garage!
Great Cary location on a quiet culdesac street and close to everything!
Well-maintained and Spotless!
Fresh Exterior Paint, May, 2012
New HVAC Unit, July, 2012
Gas Log fireplace
Close to Umstead Park, North Cary Park, SAS, RDU, RTP, and everything Raleigh and Cary have to offer!


cary: Wedgewood, Cary NC - 06/03/12 11:18 PM
Wedgewood is a subdivision off Evans Road in Cary, offering new homes by Garman Homes.

. At this time, many building opportunities exist, and there is also some inventory to see.
See currently available Homes For Sale in Wedgewood.

Expect to see homes starting at 2500 square feet, with all the touches one would expect such as, modern floor plans, two car garages, granite, stainless steel, hardwoods, and amenities like screen porches and bonus rooms. Basements are available on some lots. Pricing starts in the low-mid $300,000, and some homes will be in the $400,000's.

Wedgewood is a … (2 comments)

cary: Terrington, Cary NC - 04/24/12 08:00 AM
Terrington is a new neighborhood of luxury single family homes in a quiet and secluded location off Campbell Road between Raleigh and Cary, with homes by Lennar Homebuilders.
Close proximity to Crossroads Shopping and easy access to downtown Raleigh and NC State University serve the neighborhood well.

See currently available Homes For Sale in Terrington.

Terrington is a small luxury home neighborhood, and opportunities to build still exist. Terrington homes start at about 3500 square feet and go to well over 4000 square feet, with modern open 4 and 5 bedroom floor plans in two story designs … (0 comments)

cary: Cary, NC Real Estate, Bishop's Gate: Wonderful move-up community - 03/23/12 10:58 PM
View current Active Listings in Bishop's Gate.
Bishop's Gate is a nearly complete new neighborhood off Southwest Cary Parkway in Cary, NC.  Bishop's Gate is located between Giverny and Olde Salem. Access to the neighborhood is via West High Street from the Cary Parkway.
Raleigh and North Carolina State University are a 25 minute commute.  The Research Triangle Park, "RTP," is about the same.  Both commutes can vary during heavy drive-time traffic.
The neighborhood was developed in 2003 by Centex Homes.  Approximately 175 modern Euro-inspired manor homes comprise Bishop's Gate, with home sizes ranging from 3300 to 5000 square feet. 
Typical amenities … (1 comments)

cary: Applecross, Cary, NC: Pleasant and affordable townhome neighborhood! - 03/23/12 10:54 PM
Applecross is an affordable townhome community in Cary, NC. Applecross is conveniently located off Cary Parkway between Old Apex Road and Lake Pine Drive.
View current Active Listings in Applecross.
See the entire Applecross photo slideshow!

See current Active Listings in Applecross.
Applecross was developed in the mid 1980’s by Fortis Corporation. Typical Applecross townhomes include 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2.0 to 2.5 baths and fireplaces. Each bedroom has its own bathroom in the 2 bedroom units. Applecross offers one and two story units.

School assignments for the Applecross community can be determined through Wake County’s public … (0 comments)

cary: Spring is in Full Swing! What's coming next?! - 03/19/12 12:35 PM

Yes! Spring is in full swing in Cary NC!
So, what's on deck?
Well, the Bradford Pears are fading to green, and the dogwoods and azaleas are starting to light up the landscape. Warm season grasses are greening up. Daffodils are making way for tulips, while hyacinths bridge the gap. Cherries are shedding petals. I'm sitting here with 50 gladiolus bulbs, and 4 or 5 elephant ears, wondering if I have enough of either, and pondering whether we have seen the last frost, and if I can set them out.
And somehow, I have to get out and gather a few … (6 comments)

cary: It's Ba-a-a-a-ack! Wallpaper! - 01/16/12 07:19 AM
I saw it in Saturday's Raleigh News and Observer, a reprint of an article from the Washington Times.Wallpaper is staging a comeback!!!Read all about it in the News and Observer!
I had heard wallpaper rumblings and rumors.  A year or so ago, HGTV Househunters featured a fellow who wanted a condo where he could unleash his burgeoning wallpapering talents.And, it seems that anytime something falls as far from grace as wallpaper assuredly has, it rebounds into the spotlight again just to keep us on our toes.
I worked hard many years ago to develop wallpaper hanging skills.  To cut and match … (6 comments)

cary: Holly Brook, Apex NC: Affordable Neighborhood in a Quiet Setting - 01/10/12 07:51 AM

Holly Brookis a small affordable neighborhood in Wake County south of Cary off Kildaire Farm Road. Holly Brook has an Apex mailing address, but is not located within the boundaries of either town.
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View Available Homes in Holly Brook

Most recent Holly Brook home sales from Wake County Department of Revenue.

Holly Brook residents enjoy wooded trails, recreation, and the neighborhood swimming pool.

More information on Wake County taxes and fees.

Wake County Public School System information.


cary: Rembrandt in America? Sure! Raleigh and Cary, too! - 01/03/12 11:29 PM
Since the end of October, the North Carolina Museum of Art has been honored to host Rembrandt in America, the largest collection of Rembrandt paintings to ever have been exhibited in America. The collection is on display for a few more weeks, until January 22, so you should be scheduling your visit soon. I haven't even visited the new NC Museum of Art since construction was completed, so I am overdue to find a reason to go.
Rembrandt in America may be the perfect reason to get out and go.
Interestingly, I have been collecting Rembrandts in Cary and Raleigh for some time.   Houses, … (4 comments)

cary: Open House: 501 Midenhall Way, Cary NC 27513 - 10/22/11 12:20 AM
Do I do Open Houses? Yes, I hold Open Houses in most of my listings, and I don't worry about reasons given for not holding them.
Do Open Houses "work" in Cary?I think many work well to expose the home to the market, to generate a little buzz, to get people in to visit.
"They are only for agents to get new Buyer Clients."No, I hold Open Houses to generate business for that listing.
"Only a low percentage of Open Houses result in a Buyer."I like to say, as a listing agent, holding an Open House is better … (5 comments)

cary: How many Cars fit into a 2 car garage? 60 Seconds in Real Estate Cary NC - 08/16/11 02:52 PM
Garages in Cary Homes for Sale How many cars can you fit into a 2 car garage? What makes a garage a 2 car garage?  Or a 3 car garage?
How can you tell?
The big doors on the fronts of homes for sale in Cary won't tell you.  You can get a pretty big door on a pretty small garage.
We see Cary listing agents marketing 2 car garages, or 3 car garages.  But, some garages are so tight, it is difficult to imagine parking two cars and being able to open their doors.
Or, as often done in Cary, the water heater … (9 comments)

cary: Wake County Property Tax Value is NOT Market Value! 60 Seconds in Real Estate, Cary NC - 07/12/11 01:01 PM
We see it routinely in the Cary area. Listing Agents shout, "Priced $Thousands below Tax Value!!"
It doesn't really mean much. If the difference is in the tens of thousands, then a Buyer might wonder if the Seller should have appealed the assessment and tried to have it lowered to a reasonable affordable number.
Wake County Property Tax reassessments are performed every 8 years. The last time was in 2008, with the next reassessment scheduled for 2016. Until then, Wake County will not adjust tax values because of market conditions or soft sales prices.
I have spoken to many … (11 comments)

cary: 7% Cobroke? A little test for the NC Buyers Agent? - 06/08/11 11:32 AM
What's behind Door Number 2? Big Commission!  Huge Inducement? I just got the email telling me that I can score a nice 7% commission at a new home community.
I guess that means I should reschedule all appointments, kidnap a customer or two, and run by there tomorrow?
This is why we encourage Buyer Agency Agreements in North Carolina.  When we do, the client enjoys some protection from being dragged out to see homes just because they represent a bonanza for their fiduciary, the Buyer's Agent.  We have to disclose, in a timely manner, whether the compensation offered to the agent is more than what was projected … (13 comments)

cary: Folks in Cary now may access a great 97% Home Loan: Martini's Affordable Program: MAP - 06/05/11 04:24 PM
Kevin Martini's MAP Program My Main Mortgage Money Maven, Mr. Martini, of SunTrust Mortgage, is possessed of an active brain.  Always working the gray matter.  Always looking for another opportunity to serve the client, and to help make dreams come true. We are fortunate to have him hanging out a SunTrust Mortgage shingle in the Cary Market Center. Clients who work with Kevin always tell me what a great experience he offers, professional, enthusiastic, and thorough.  Kevin can be a real estate professor and teach about the topic, or just be a grind and get it done, whichever is required at the … (2 comments)

cary: 60 Seconds in Real Estate, Cary NC: NC Residential Property Disclosure Statement - 06/04/11 05:06 PM
Property disclosure requirements vary from state to state, and I thought I would visit on the North Carolina Real Estate Commission's NC Residential Property Disclosure Statement.
The requirements and responsibilities are fairly simple:1. Sellers, don't fib. (Always a good rule, methinks.)2. Buyers, do your own proper due diligence. Investigate and confirm the Seller's disclosure, as well as all other possible issues.
New construction home sellers, foreclosure home sellers, lease/option home sellers, and a few other excepted transaction sellers are not required to use the disclosure form.


cary: Cary NC: Meetups are a great way to meet people and make friends! - 05/31/11 04:09 PM
Raleigh and Cary Meet Up Groups How to find someone who shares your interests?  Or several people who share your interests?  To visit with, teach and learn from? No Problem!
Raleigh and Cary have an active Meetup scene.  You can find someone who has interest in just about anything.
Photography?  No Problem, as there are multiple photography-oriented Meetup Groups.
WordPress?  Sure, there are a couple of groups.
Search Engine Optimization?  Oh, yes, and I just got in from one this evening, the SEO, What You Need to Know group.  It was well-attended, with about 25 people of various backgrounds.  (I think … (2 comments)

cary: Cary NC: Cary Swim Club - 05/17/11 12:11 AM
Cary Swim Club, Cary NC  

Cary Swim Club, at 536 Walnut Street in Cary NC is a private, non-profit, recreational facility operated by voting members through a board of directors.
The club is conveniently locate at the corner of Tanglewood Drive and Walnut Street in Cary, adjacent to Lions Park, and near the Cary High School. Nearby Cary Neighborhoods include Tanglewood, Greenwood Forest, Irongate, and Coronado Village. 
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Along with a competitive swim team, and open pool hours for all members, Cary Swim Club offers tennis courts and a tennis camp, and a … (4 comments)

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