nc: 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)

nc: 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?

nc: 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!


nc: 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)

nc: 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)

nc: 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)

nc: 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)

nc: 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)

nc: 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.


nc: Lovely Apex NC Condo: Easy Living in a Superior Location! - 12/31/11 02:20 PM

nc: 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)

nc: 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)

nc: 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.


nc: Please. Make it easy for me to bring you a Buyer. Pretty Please.... - 05/04/11 04:27 PM
I showed 9 houses today, with drive-bys on a couple of others.  Client is fairly serious about one of them, and considering a couple of others.
And we have no disclosures from the Sellers.  Now, a foreclosure does not require a North Carolina Residential Property Disclosure Statement.  But, other resales do. And out of 14 listings I pulled, only two had the forms uploaded to the Triangle MLS.  And none of the ones we viewed had any documents in the home for visitors to carry away. Ergo, it is necessary to connect with the listing agent and request documents.  … (8 comments)

nc: NC Due Diligence Periods, and Deals Failing in Cary - 04/28/11 04:59 PM
I'm hearing more reports about contract terminations in Cary, NC, since the initiation of new standard forms revolving around the revised NCAR/NC Bar Offer to Purchase and Contract that we adopted as of 1/1/11.
We are in a transition.We are in the beginnings of a major change in selling and buying property in North Carolina.
One major goal of the Forms Committee was to press Buyers and Sellers to be better prepared for the oncoming transaction.  Accelerate the process by doing some of the heavy lifting prior to entering into contract.That seems sensible to me.
Sellers should prep their property better for … (5 comments)

nc: So I'm thinking it may be time to look for a new camera... - 04/22/11 04:56 PM
A new camera?  Possibly a DSLR?
It is unfortunate, as my point and shooter, a Kodak P880, has a lot of features I have hardly learned to use. My favorite feature is the 24-140 zoom lens.   That wide angle has been great help in real estate photo shoots.
But, it is a 2005 model, and there have been some advances in the last 6 years that are worth considering.  And I think the P880 is losing some performance.  Maybe that should be expected, as I am at nearly 10,000 actuations, on a camera I purchased used.  It blacks out from time to time, … (21 comments)

nc: North Carolina Contingent Sales Addenda Revised Completely in 2011 - 04/14/11 10:27 AM
Putting the good stuff right up front:
1.  For once, a two-page real estate form has been reduced to one page!
2.  Something else new?  There is no longer a kickout provision in NC Association of REALTORS® Standard Form, 2A2-T, Contingent Sale Addendum, which is a major switch from 2010.
If Buyer and Seller come to terms on a property, the Standard Form no longer provides the Seller with the right to demand Buyer to vacate sale contingency to remain under contract.
As changes come and go, in the general scheme of things, that's a big one.
Will Martin, General Counsel for NCAR goes … (5 comments)

nc: Spotted in Cary, NC: Privacy Statement on Trash Cans... - 04/11/11 04:44 PM
Who comes up with this stuff?  For cryin' out loud
We can go on line and spill all our personal sordid details, and the Facebooks and GOOGS and Yahoos soak it all up, but, by golly, we need to be warned about what we throw in the trash down at the drugstore.
This lovely decorative sticker was on top of a trash can at one of Cary's newer CVS drugstores, at the corner of High House Road and Davis Drive.
Thank goodness!
Until I saw it, I was fixin' to toss my birth certificate, passport, AAA … (15 comments)

nc: A Keller Williams Referral, with an assist credited to Active Rain! - 04/08/11 04:32 PM
ActiveRain works!
I had been in correspondence with a young family planning a move to the Cary or Apex NC area.  A move without a specific time, but it was getting time to move.  From far out of state.
And I got an email one Saturday night in January.  An email that positively oozed stress.
"My husband took a job in Greensboro.  He starts next week.  Can you work with us there? (I was honored at the request!)  He is flying in Monday..." I feel your pain.  It is palpable..
And I can help.  Since Greensboro is 4 counties and an hour and a half … (11 comments)

nc: Cary, NC: Photos from a little stroll after lunch - 04/05/11 10:17 AM
The new Keller Williams Cary office really enjoys the classic "Park-like Setting" that we see so often in MLS descriptions.
And with the gray skies giving way to bright blue with fluffy white clouds, I just felt compelled to take the old Kodak for a stroll around campus after lunch.  The wind was blowing hard enough it was nearly impossible to catch blooms and blossoms still enough to catch a great image, but the snapshots in the slide show will give you a pretty good idea of the beauty in an acre or so in the Heart of Cary, NC. Dogwoods, Azaleas, … (16 comments)

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