Durham, NC Real Estate News

By Sara Barfield, CLHMS, Durham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Winning Edge)
Woodlake Neighborhood Update September 7, 2007 These are the Active, Pending and Closed real estate transactions for Durham's Woodlake neighborhood for 2007.  If you have any questions about any of these homes, please call or email The Rogers Team. Status Pending Date Sold Date # Street BR FB HB Sq Ft YR Built List Price Sale Price DOM Active      5  Drummond Ct.  3  2  0  1204  1996  $169,900   32  Active      5900  Mountain Island  3  2  1  1520  1994  $188,500   5  Active      5701  Walnut Cove Drive  3  2  1  1504  1994  $188,900   30  Active      2  Great Oak Ct.  3  2  1  1481  1993  $194,900   44  Active      101  Lakeshore Drive  3  2  0  1443  1999  $194,900   55  Active      21  Bridgeport Drive  3  2  1  1546  1994  $194,900   49  Active      4  Drummond Court  3  2  1  1510 ...
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By Sara Barfield, CLHMS, Durham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Winning Edge)
Southpoint Terrace Neighborhood Update September 12, 2007 These are the Active, Pending and Closed real estate transactions for Durham's Southpoint Terrace neighborhood for 2007.  If you have any questions about any of these homes, please call or email The Rogers Team. Status Pending Date Sold Date # Street BR FB HB Sq Ft YR Built List Price Sale Price DOM Active      7915  Leonardo Drive  3  2  1  1720  2004  $247,900   76  Closed  4/26/2007 6/1/2007 7  WATER GARDEN WAY  3  2  1  1935  2005  $274,990 $275,000 4  Closed  5/8/2007 5/31/2007 10  Rockwall Garden Way  4  2  1  2680  2004  $300,000 $296,000 27  Closed  7/20/2007 8/2/2007 7808  Morrell Ln.  4  3  0  2680  2005  $309,900 $305,000 57  Closed  3/26/2007 4/18/2007 2  Gardenview Pl  4  3  0  2680  2005  $314,900 $299,999 10  Home ...
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By Sara Barfield, CLHMS, Durham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Winning Edge)
Hope Creek Neighborhood Update September 12, 2007 These are the Active, Pending and Closed real estate transactions for Durham's Hope Creek neighborhood for 2007.  If you have any questions about any of these homes, please call or email The Rogers Team. Status Pending Date Sold Date # Street BR FB HB Sq Ft YR Built List Price Sale Price DOM Active      4004  Creekwood  5  3  1  3000  2002  $369,900   139  Active      4205  Forest Edge Trail  5  3  1  3000  2005  $369,900   139  Active      4312  Pine Bark Trail  4  3  1  2850  2002  $389,900   113  Active      4203  Forest Edge Trail  5  4  0  3307  2004  $424,900   89  Active      4205  Sugar Pine Lane  4  3  1  2991  2004  $439,900   35  Active      4201  Sugar Pine Lane  5  3  1  3081  2007  $449,000   20  Active      4305  Forest Ed...
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By Sara Barfield, CLHMS, Durham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Winning Edge)
Falconbridge Neighborhood Update September 12, 2007 These are the Active, Pending and Closed real estate transactions for Chapel Hill's Falconbridge neighborhood for 2007.  If you have any questions about any of these homes, please call or email The Rogers Team. Status Pending Date Sold Date # Street BR FB HB Sq Ft YR Built List Price Sale Price DOM Active      2101  Ridgefield  3  2  0  1800  1998  $289,900   65  Active      10  Eastwind Place  3  2  1  1944  1998  $319,900   126  Active      12  Eastwind PLace  3  2  0  1933  1995  $345,000   6  Active      7022  Falconbridge Rd.  3  2  1  2361  1981  $369,000   30  Active      6903  Knotty Pine Drive  3  2  1  2600  1991  $419,900   118  Active      2416  Shallowford Lane  4  3  0  3385  1989  $429,900   19  Under Contract  8/17/200...
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By Sara Barfield, CLHMS, Durham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Winning Edge)
Duke Forest Neighborhood Update September 12, 2007 These are the Active, Pending and Closed real estate transactions for Durham's Duke Forest neighborhood for 2007.  If you have any questions about any of these homes, please call or email The Rogers Team. Status Pending Date Sold Date # Street BR FB HB Sq Ft YR Built List Price Sale Price DOM Active      1009  Anderson  4  2  0  1566  1955  $198,000   267  Active      1017  Norwood Ave  3  2  1  1793  1946  $228,000   13  Active      2813  Dogwood Road  3  2  0  1500  1978  $265,000   27  Active      1311  Anderson Street  4  2  1  3630  1963  $315,900   7  Active      2814  Montgomery Street  4  3  0  2418  1984  $325,000   47  Active      15  Wilhelm Drive  3  2  1  2119  1984  $405,000   83  Active      2810  DOGWOOD ROAD  4  3  0  3...
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By Sara Barfield, CLHMS, Durham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Winning Edge)
Downing Creek Neighborhood Update September 12, 2007 These are the Active, Pending and Closed real estate transactions for Chapel Hill's Downing Creek neighborhood for 2007.  If you have any questions about any of these homes, please call or email The Rogers Team. Status Pending Date Sold Date # Street BR FB HB Sq Ft YR Built List Price Sale Price DOM Active      2109  Copeland Way  4  2  1  2229  1996  $325,000   46  Active      1  Winslow Place 4  2  1  2790  1991  $399,900   41  Closed  7/26/2007 8/30/2007 1635  Jamestowne Place  3  2  1  1715  1999  $255,000 $248,625 0  Closed  3/26/2007 4/19/2007 1246  Falmouth Court  3  2  1  1965  1989  $279,900 $279,900 5  Closed  8/8/2007 8/30/2007 2210  Copeland Way  4  2  1  2207  1998  $299,500 $295,000 92  Closed  3/9/2007 4/10/2007 1837  C...
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By Sara Barfield, CLHMS, Durham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Winning Edge)
Hope Valley Farms is a vibrant community with a variety of home styles and prices plus lots of recreational activities. There are single family homes priced from the $130's to the mid-$300's and townhomes priced from the $130's to $225,000. There are miles of sidewalks for walking and biking, a club house, swimming pool, a tennis center and playgrounds. HVF is only minutes to I-40 and the Streets of Southpoint and UNC, Duke and RTP are each within a short 15 minute drive. Home Search: To set up an automated search for the home of your dreams, click Triangle Home Search and enter your dreams! Your Home’s Value: If you are planning on selling your home, it would be our pleasure to provide a no-obligation valuation of your home.  Click Your Home’s Value and enter the requested information....
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By Sara Barfield, CLHMS, Durham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Winning Edge)
Woodlake is a great place to live - we live there!  There are single family homes priced from the $160's to the low $300's and townhomes from the $170's to the $220's.     And no neighborhood could be more convenient.  We are minutes to I-40 and The Streets of Southpoint.  UNC, Duke and RTP are each within a 15 minute drive.Community amenities include club house, swimming pool, playground and, of course, the lake!Home Search: To set up an automated search for the home of your dreams, click Triangle Home Search and enter your dreams!Your Home’s Value: If you are planning on selling your home, it would be our pleasure to provide a no-obligation valuation of your home.  Click Your Home’s Value and enter the requested information. Neighborhood Update: If you would like to receive email noti...
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By Sara Barfield, CLHMS, Durham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Winning Edge)
Downing Creek is a fabulous Durham neighborhood with a Chapel Hill address.  It features single family homes as well as town homes.  It is located just off Highway 54 with easy access to UNC, Duke and RTP. Single family homes range from 1700 to 3300 square feet with a variety of floor plans.  Prices range from the mid-$300's to $500,000.  Town homes range from 1100 to 1750 square feet with prices in the low $200's.Community amenities include club house, swimming pool, tennis and two large ponds. Home Search: To set up an automated search for the home of your dreams, click Triangle Home Search and enter your dreams!Your Home’s Value: If you are planning on selling your home, it would be our pleasure to provide a no-obligation valuation of your home.  Click Your Home’s Value and enter the...
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By Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Broker
(Santrock Realty Group Inc. ,)
One of the things I love most about the Triangle is there is always something to do outdoors.  We have unlimited natural resources in this area - there is plenty of hiking, biking, lakes, state parks, and trails.  Almost everyone in the area knows about Umstead Park, also known as the Park in the City, Falls Lake, and Lake Jordan.  However, residents are just discovering The American Tobacco Trail.  It's not quite complete yet but is expected to be completed in the next year.  The American Tobacco Trail is a 22 + mile trail system that extends from Durham County through Wake County and even into Chatham County.  I've included a link to colored maps recently published at the bottom of the post for your reference. The Trail starts in downtown Durham, at the site of the Durham Bulls Athlet...
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By Mike Jaquish, 919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate
(Realty Arts)
Grandale is a new community being built by national tract-builder Centex Homes on the south side of Durham, NC.  The neighborhood is located off Grandale Road. Grandale entrance signHomes in Grandale range from 2700 to 3500 square feet, with prices from $360,000 to $450,000.  Typical amenities include 4 or 5 bedrooms, and 2.5 to 3.5 baths.  Stone, brick and fiber cement siding, along with metal roof accents combine to present imposing facades.  2 car garages, natural gas heat, and gas log fireplaces are the rule.Grandale has a Home Owners Association.  Currently, HOA dues are approximately $372.00 annually and are used to maintain common areas and the community pool. Access from Grandale to Durham, Duke University, Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Caro...
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By Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Broker
(Santrock Realty Group Inc. ,)
I have clients visiting the Triangle Region on a regular basis trying to decide which town in the Triangle to live, work, and play.  That said, my clients always want to know a little bit more about the towns before making the big decision to relocate.  That said, here's some background on the city of Durham for your reference. Of the three major cities in the Triangle, Durham perhaps is the one that carries the most paradoxical images. The city has its origins in tobacco and textiles, yet today it's home to some of the most acclaimed medical institutions and high-tech businesses in the Triangle - indeed, the nation.The city was named for Dr. Bartlett Durham, who donated four acres of land for a train station in what is now downtown Durham. It took little time for Durham to become a boo...
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By Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Broker
(Santrock Realty Group Inc. ,)
Durham is a bargain compared with the other areas around the Triangle. Through 2006 the average sales price was $190,000 compared to $252,000 in Cary and $330,000 in Chapel Hill. In terms of the economic environment, the Durham county workforce increased 3.49% from 2005. In addition, the unemployment rate dropped from 4.7% last year to 3.9% in 2006. Housing sales were up in Durham by 4.3% in 2006. The current crop of sellers have their homes listed at an average of 6.35% per year above 2005 numbers. Summer Meadow closed the most amount of new homes. The average sales price of new construction is $255,000. Currently there is a 6 month supply of new homes in the county and five months of resale homes. The $150k-$199k price point had the most amount of closings year-to-date.Woodcroft close...
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By Dawn Grasty, Durham NC Real Estate
(Prudential YSU Realty)
More great news on the education front in Durham! This release was recently provided by the DPS to celebrate the great strides Durham schools have made, and to share the national recognition with Durham citizens.    "2 Durham Public Schools middle schools receive prestigious national recognition   DURHAM-Strong course selection, innovative character education for students, and a zest for overall academic excellence are among the reasons that Carrington Middle School and Shepard Middle Magnet School both have been named Schools to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform.    Carrington and Shepard were named Schools to Watch because of their academic excellence, responsiveness to the needs and interests of young adolescents and their commitment to helping all studen...
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By Dawn Grasty, Durham NC Real Estate
(Prudential YSU Realty)
Recently, the Durham Convention and Visitor's Bureau provided the following exciting press release, announcing yet another very important recognition for the city's efforts to continually improve and provide a great future for it's youngest citizens. I'm very proud to share the press release below:  "Durham Named One of 100 Best Communities for Young People(DURHAM, N.C. - Jan. 26, 2007) Durham is one of only two communities in the state selected by America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for its outstanding, innovative efforts that benefit children and youth. Mayor William V. "Bill" Bell was on hand to receive the honor Thursday evening in Washington, D.C., while attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors.The 100 Best competition honor...
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By Dawn Grasty, Durham NC Real Estate
(Prudential YSU Realty)
25 common misperceptions about Durham and the realities behind them Ready responses to misinformed comments and common misperceptions about Durham. The following common misperceptions and the realities behind them can be used to respond to negative word-of-mouth or water-cooler talk that undermines Durham and its assets in the perceptions of visitors and newcomers. 1) COMMON MISPERCEPTION: Durham has a poor self-image. REALITY: Scientific public opinion polls consistently reveal that Durhamites are pleased and proud of their community. For example, more than 71% of residents are pleased with Durham as a place to live, and those very pleased outnumber those very unpleased by 7 to 1. Durhamites are also proud of the community by 5 to 1 (with very proud, 6 to 1). It is true that deference ...
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By Joyce Bliss
(Coldwell Banker HPW)
Picture taken by Lisa M. Logan real estate attorney located in the SouthBank building. The Arts Council building is in the foreground.
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By Dawn Grasty, Durham NC Real Estate
(Prudential YSU Realty)
A local publication, The Independent Weekly, recently asked it's readers to tell them what they love about Durham. Here are a few of the nearly 100 responses they received, many touching on similar strengths--diversity, friendliness, beauty, civic involvement. You can find the entirety at: http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A31991It's the brick and the kudzu. One a victim, the other a victor. Never in my life growing up on the West Coast have I seen a city so full of red and brown brick both subsisting and disappearing. It marvels me. The brick in Durham remains a poignant symbol in the history of the tobacco industry. I hear locals expressing a discontent for its gentrification. There seems there's no stopping it. One of my favorite things to do in Durham is ride my bike...
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By Joyce Bliss
(Coldwell Banker HPW)
http://joycebliss.yourkwagent.com/docs/2/1/5/21521/16154.htm   Your "Home Buyer Kit"   Step 3  - From Contract To Closing!    JOYCE  BLISS     "If it's important to you"   it's important to me!"  5285 N. Roxboro Road Durham, North Carolina  27712 Cell: 919-308-1215 Office: 919-281-3238 Web: http://joycebliss.yourkwagent.com/home Email: listwithbliss@yahoo.com   Presentation of Offers When we write an offer on the home of your choice, I will do the following: 1.      Probe the other agent for critical information and if possible, use that information to help you. 2.      Present your offer in the best light possible, along with your Buyer Qualifications. 3.      Go over every item in the contract with you so that you thoroughly understand what you are offering and what it means to you.  ...
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By Joyce Bliss
(Coldwell Banker HPW)
Gathering the Factshttp://joycebliss.yourkwagent.com/docs/2/1/5/21521/16150.htmYour "Home Buyer Kit" Gathering the FactsJOYCE BLISS "If it's important to you, it's important to me!" 5285 N. Roxboro RoadDurham, North Carolina  27712Cell: 919-308-1215 Office: 919-281-3238  Web: http://joycebliss.yourkwagent.com/home Email: joycebliss@kw.com~ Here is where it all begins! ~  Thank you for the opportunity to discuss your real estate needs! I think you'll find a big difference in the way I conduct business.  Buying a home in this market is a cooperative venture that requires thorough communication and teamwork.  When we meet, I will clearly explain the idiosyncrasies of buying a home in the Durham-Chapel Hill-Roxboro market, how I represent you, what I do and don't do, what you should and sho...
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