Fayetteville, NC Real Estate News

By Julissa Jumper, Fayetteville, NC Real Estate
(Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC)
Fayetteville NC Homes for Sale Originally posted here This is one of my favorite things to see--a Contract Pending rider on one of our signs! In this case, I'm even more pleased. The sellers of this home are dear friends of ours (nothing like putting extra pressure on us to get a home sold!) who are leaving Fayetteville to plant a church in our nation's capitol, Washington, D.C. They are anxious to begin their new life as pastors, and now it looks as if their prayers have been answered! We marketed this gorgeous colonial Fayetteville home in our usual ways--we took tons of photos to post online, which in this case, really mattered.  Our buyers commented that the photos are what made the decision easier for them. The husband is serving overseas, and he said that he felt as if he knew th...
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By Melissa McKinney, Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com
(Everything Pines Partners Fayetteville)
Selling Your Home in Fayetteville NC? Here is just one of the things that you need to think about when hiring the right real estate professional.... Estimates are that today well over 85% of home buyers start their search online and the shop about 10 weeks before contacting a real estate professional. So the number one thing you want to make sure when trying to sell a home in Fayetteville is that it is marketed properly online! I work with buyers all the time and when they get to my office most of the time they have a list in hand of the homes they want to look at... I have driven through neighborhoods and they say things like "we saw that one online and didn't like the inside". I recently got a call from a seller who had already been on the market for 5 months and let the listing expir...
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By Melissa McKinney, Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com
(Everything Pines Partners Fayetteville)
Three bedroom, two bath home for sale in Fayetteille NCThis home has been well taken care of...Three bedrooms, two baths and a one car garage just for starters! This home received a new roof and a new chimney 18 month.  New water heater last month All siding repaired and exterior painted last week Brushed steel refrigerator and stove make the kitchen an inviting place to be...Large deck, great for entertaining! This home is priced at 89,900.00 a first time home buyers dream!! You can buy this home with peace of mind that it had been occupied by the owner and kept in exceptional condition!  Call today for your private showing...this one won't be waiting for its new family long!
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By Julissa Jumper, Fayetteville, NC Real Estate
(Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC)
Living Well in Fayetteville, NC Originally posted here How much does it cost you to be connected in your business and your home? How much money do you spend on internet access, phone service, and entertainment? My wife, Julissa, and I have had some real discussions over the past few weeks about our need to be connected, our use of technology and what kind of value it brings to our lives. We've decided to make some changes that will not only save money, but also bring our lives into sync with our beliefs and priorities. Now, don't be mistaken, we're not Luddites or techno-peasants, but one day it dawned on us that we're spending way too much money on phones, internet and cable TV. In fact, we're squandering money, money that could be used to grow our business, fund our retirement or leav...
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By Melissa McKinney, Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com
(Everything Pines Partners Fayetteville)
Keller Williams Red Day at the Boys and Girls Club in Fayetteville NC It is time once again for Keller Williams annual “Red Day”, May 10th...This is a day when Keller Williams offices across the nation spend the day giving back to their community! Last year Keller Williams Realty in Fayetteville NC gave back by organizing a day at the local Boys and Girls Club on Cumberland rd.  We painted, cleaned and organized the interior, cleaned and beautified the grounds, etc.  It is amazing how much you can get done with that many people working together for a common goal! This year we are going to be retuning to the Boys and Girls Club to continue our efforts to make that a place for children to enjoy! We are accepting donation of board games, supplies to build benches for the children to sit on...
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By Julissa Jumper, Fayetteville, NC Real Estate
(Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC)
A few weeks ago, Microsoft released Windows 8 Consumer Preview (CP). After using it for a few weeks, I think this may be just what The Jumper Real Estate Team has needed for some time now. I downloaded and installed the program to test on our desktop computers. We sorely need to upgrade soon; one of our computers is still running a decade old version of XP! Still, I wanted to test to see if I should wait for Windows 8 or if it was time to give up on Windows and find something else.  We have a hodge-podge of operating systems right now--desktops with XP and Vista, a laptop with Windows 7, an iPad with iOS and Blackberry and Android phones. What a mess trying to get these to just support each other, let alone work together seamlessly! It's been a frustration for some time now. I really li...
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By Melissa McKinney, Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com
(Everything Pines Partners Fayetteville)
A way to remember or honor that special “Special Forces” soldier in your life!I met a very interesting lady at Barns and Nobles yesterday, I meet a lot of great people at the book store by the way.... Anyway we got to talking about Facebook and pages and the best way to advertise a wonderful coin that she has designed and patented herself to benefit a worthy cause! So here is my contribution to the cause, please take a moment to read about such a thoughtful gift!I have designed and produced an amazing Memorial Coin to honor  all US Army Special Forces Soldiers.  It is geared for widows, children, grandchildren, fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, girlfriends, friends, team mates, anyone wishing to honor a Special Forces Soldier.  All profits from the sale of this coin will go to an Special...
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By Melissa McKinney, Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com
(Everything Pines Partners Fayetteville)
Buying a home in Fayetteville NC? Keeping everything straight while searching for the home you would like to purchase in Fayetteville can be a daunting task....I tell everyone they should start with a want and a need list of what they are looking for in their home purchase then rate each home how is stacks up! I have found a wonderful tool that does just that!So now buying a home in Fayetteville NC just got easier and I am going to tell you how!Its an app called House Hunter:MA the MA stands for “My Agent”. This app helps you keep track of the homes and the things that you like and dislike about the homes and breaks it down into ratings! You download the app for free and use my code to active the full features of the app!!! The code that you will enter is 1451561 and I hope you enjoy it...
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By Rhonda Leahy
(Keller Williams Realty Fayetteville)
So much training and lip service has been done in the realm of Social Media and Tech in the real estate industry. To tweet or not to tweet, facebook, klout, foursquare, etc...  Does it work?  Is it worthwhile? And WOW!  The opinions are strong aren't they?  "It's a waste of time."  "Show me the money."  "Face to face is the only way to last."  "Hop on the tech train and fade into history."  "The times are a'changing, better keep up." As with most hot topics, the answer is really in the "DOING", isn't it?  Sure, it can all be a huge time drain, but what about those who do it strategically?  Who put technology into their business plans and schedules and lead generation systems and wring every last drop of value out of it all?  Those results can't be ignored.   I have been reviewing busine...
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By Melissa McKinney, Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com
(Everything Pines Partners Fayetteville)
Looking for something to fun to do in Fayetteville NC for January 2012??Not to worry! You should head downtown Friday January 27, 2012 for Fayetteville “Fourth Friday”. The shops stay open later than usual, local talented artist demonstrate and sell their art work.  You will find a educational exhibit in the Market House upstairs...Be sure that you don't miss John Malzone’s Cotton Exchange Express that will depart from the Cotton Exchange @ 226 Donaldson St.I could go on and on the best thing is to come and experience it for yourself! Festivities are from 6p.m. to 10 p.m.There is fun for all ages and something that will interest everyone! Hope to see you there!
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By Melissa McKinney, Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com
(Everything Pines Partners Fayetteville)
Looking to buy or sell a home in Fayetteville NC?It would be me pleasure to help you sell your Fayetteville NC home or help you buy a home in Fayetteville NC!Doesn't matter if you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned investor I will work hard to get you the best possible price for the sale of your home or the purchase of your new one!
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By Ginny Reed
(Want To Go Home Realty)
Usually the first thing a buyer looks at when buying a house is the kitchen. Updating the kitchen to improve your home’s value can be done in just a few simple improvements. Make sure that the appliances are in good working order and match, upgrading if necessary.  Repaint.  A new coat of paint gives the room a fresh feel. Make sure the walls around the stove, dishwasher, sink and refrigerator are always clean. Replace cupboard and cabinet hardware with new and updated hardware.  This can be found at most hardware strores.   The bathroom is another important area for most buyers.  Replace towel racks with modern racks found at mose hardware stores Regrouting bathroom tiles can bring a bright new look Install a new showerhead Freshening up your yard. Cut back bushes & shrubs Plant trees ...
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By Ginny Reed
(Want To Go Home Realty)
Even though large homes have become more affordable, should you be buying one? Do you really want to live in a home that's 2,500 + square feet?   The average size of new homes has been dropping in recent years.  In the 1950's the average square footage of a home was 950, while in 2004, it was 2300.  That's a huge difference in just a few decades. If you search recently sold homes in your own area, you will find that most of them are smaller square footage homes.Living in smaller homes have a lot of benefits: Think about what it costs to heat and cool a larger home compared to a smaller home. Homebuyers often forget about this cost when looking at McMansions (bargain priced larger homes). Home-improvement projects, ie: repainting the exterior, replacing the roof, etc, cost more because o...
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By Ginny Reed
(Want To Go Home Realty)
25% of servicemembers are homeowners, therefore,  foreclosure of rented homes can potentially affect most of the military. Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009, ensures that military renters aren't forced out of their homes if foreclosure occurs (and a new landlord takes over).  This legislation gives renters the right to stay in their rental throughout their lease unless the new owner is moving into the home or if the renter is renting under a month-to-month lease.  This law also gives renters at least 90 days before they can be evicted.  Before the law went into effect, only individual state protection was available (or none at all).  There is now consistancy from state to state, whereas before, there was none at all.  The law provides protection for all renters, no matter wh...
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By Melissa McKinney, Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com
(Everything Pines Partners Fayetteville)
Motorcycle for sale in Fayetteville!Keller Williams Realty in Fayetteville NC is selling this motorcycle to benefit one of our agents who lost his wife to cancer this past month.... A client actually donated this beautiful, fun on two wheels, motorcycle! Yes you heard right it was given to us by a VERY generous person!ALL proceeds will go to the Carol Mayo fund to help her family pay for her enormous medical bills that mounted through her brave fight against a terrible disease....It is a gorgeous bike!     Honda VTX 1300R 2006 with only 4340 miles. Has lots of extra chrome.   Asking 9,000 was valued at 10,500 last year..... Remember it is going to a very good cause! Please call for information 910-222-2800
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You've probably seen that there's a tremendous variety of real estate available in Fayetteville. To find the right home for you, it's important to have a clear idea of what you're looking for.  Think about the location, features & price range when preparing to search for your new home. It is important to know how much you can afford. It is important to stay within your budget.  Also, consider costs, for example: interest & closing costs. It is important to bear all financial factors when it comes to finding your peferct home. These important guidelines will help keep your new home search within your budget.The neighborhood your future home is located will help determine it's price.  Make a list of the qualities that you would like your future neighborhood to have. Would you like your id...
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By Ginny Reed
(Want To Go Home Realty)
Fayetteville is hosting a special 10-day homecoming for Vietnam veterans to show the community’s appreciation for their service. Heroes Homecoming began 11/04/2011 (Friday morning) with a ceremony at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum in front of a standing-room only crowd. "Heroes Homecoming will provide each of us an opportunity to put ourselves in the shoes of that young man or woman from Nebraska who got on a bus, rode halfway across this country and arrived at Fort Bragg on a hot July day," Mayor Tony Chavonne said. Chavonne said he hopes "that there will never be another American who doesn't appreciate the heroes of that era" or "forgets their sacrifice." Air Force Brig. Gen. Norman Ham Jr. used the ceremony to thank his father, Vietnam pilot Norman Ham Sr. "You are apprecia...
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By Ginny Reed
(Want To Go Home Realty)
Kitchen upgrades to keep your kitchen refreshed!  Painting cabinets, updating lighting, countertops create a custom looking kitchen for less than you might think. Lighting-think about changing your current kitchen lighting to something more dramatic and bright.  Bring light down from the ceiling to the work surface. Countertops-wood countertops soften the look of a kitchen.  Make sure when after installing, use a food grade sealer. Paint-revive tired looking cabinets with a fresh vibrant coat of fresh paint!  Hardware-Replace or install decorative hardware pulls on all doors & cabinets.  
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By Ginny Reed
(Want To Go Home Realty)
While some families upgrade due to an expanding family, some downgrade for varies other reasons: Children moving on with their lives, others divorce, while some find they are not living within their means.   Some people are coming to realize that they have to live within their income which means downsizing their residence from the 1500 square feet home for 2 to maybe a 1000 square feet home.   They might have to forgo a dining room for an eat in kitchen, but the savings in mortgage payments (as well as utilities) is well worth it.  Plus, less house is less to maintain. In downsizing, comes clearing and cleaning out all the old.  Sorting what you will definitely need to keep at the new "smaller" place (bed, dresser, couch, etc), what can be donated (tax write off) and what can possibly b...
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