Wake Forest, NC Real Estate News

By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
Covington Ridge in Wake Forest NC - Experience Privacy, Serene Settings and a Top Notch Location! Covington Ridge is a small enclave of homes located in Wake Forest NC that includes both Covington Ridge and Covington Crest.  Easily accessible from both Hwy 98 or Capital Blvd this gorgeous community is extremely convenient to shopping, dining and local amenities and has an easy commute to either Raleigh or RTP.  While this location is convenient to everything it is tucked away and private evoking an secluded and exclusive feel.  Homes in Covington Ridge are situated on spacious lots with abundant natural areas affording homeowners a peaceful atmosphere to call home.  Each home was built with unique architectural details and design allowing them to stand on their own with personal flair y...
Comments 6
By Jeremy Wrenn, VP of Finance, Winslow Homes
(Winslow Homes)
    I took this picture last year at a crossroads not far from my home.  This is Duke's Lake, east of Rolesville, NC.   In the middle of my busy day, I just had to stop and admire the beauty of the lake.  The water was like glass, offered a perfect reflection right up to the dam, and I hope it gives you a chance to reflect on things as well.    Take some time, and think about the good things in life.  Enjoy the beauty.  Enjoy your family & friends.  Take time to have some time to yourself.  It's good and gets you back and ready to do what you need to do.   Have a great weekend!    
Comments 9
By Marc Iafrate, MBA, MBA - Wake County Real Estate Search
(Capital City Realty Team)
There are so many wonderful neighborhoods in Wake Forest, Heritage Wake Forest, for example. Get to know the area that is close to the theaters, museums and restaurants of Downtown Raleigh or explore the peaceful areas surrounding Falls Lake or the numerous hiking, biking and walking trails. Visit our website and learn about this fantastic Raleigh area community. Search all Wake Forest Homes for Sale, and Search all Raleigh Homes for Sale or anywhere else in the Triangle area by using the links below. These home searches are Always up to date and Always easy to use! If you'd like to set up your own Raleigh home search with your specific requirements, it is very easy to do. Give us a call with all of your questions. We are here to help. View Heritage Wake Forest Homes for Sale or create ...
Comments 0
By Jeremy Wrenn, VP of Finance, Winslow Homes
(Winslow Homes)
I hope it is!  It's been warm here in Wake Forest, NC recently, and there are signs all around! The trees all have their blooms starting, and I'm most thankful that the large American Elm in our backyard is blooming.  It had a rough year last year with the drought conditions, the extreme heat, and then me accidentally putting a bunch of lime at the base of it!  I think it's making it... We also saw some nymphs in our creek, here's one now.  Anyone have any ideas on who this is?  I've got a couple of leads out on it, but no answer yet.  One thinks it may be a mayfly nymph, but I don't know.  There were about 100 or so of them in 4-6 inches of clean gently water, on the sandy bottom only.  Not on the rocks, just on the sand. We also saw a salamander in our creek.  Fun!  Don't know much ab...
Comments 10
By Jeremy Wrenn, VP of Finance, Winslow Homes
(Winslow Homes)
You may not realize it, but your house has shoes!  Ok, really they're boots, and maybe they're not for walking.  But your house has one, or two, or three, or more! You say you don't know what a roof boot is?  What?  How'd you get on my jobsite?  Did I hire you?  You're got to maintain roof boots, especially roof boots here in the Raleigh & Wake Forest area with all our hot summers.  Roof boots wear out and can cause leaks and ugly brown stains. Or worse!  That stain inside on the ceiling isn't so bad, but left unattended it will be! Ok, since I now know that you don't know what a roof boot is, let's show you.  You can't work with me and not know about roof boots, we change them all the time.  In fact, get up on the roof with me and I'll take you through the whole process.  It's pretty s...
Comments 9
By Marc Iafrate, MBA, MBA - Wake County Real Estate Search
(Capital City Realty Team)
You can search all homes for sale in Heritage Wake Forest or anywhere else in the Raleigh or Triangle area by using the links below. Always up to date and Always easy to use! Raleigh area home searches: Set up your own custom Raleigh and Triangle area home search View Raleigh homes for sale View Cary homes for sale View Downtown Raleigh homes and condos for sale View Wake Forest homes for sale View Rolesville homes for sale View Raleigh area New Construction homes for sale View Raleigh area Country Club & Golf course homes for sale Have a Raleigh area Home to Sell and wondering about Raleigh Home Values? You must read the information below before you make any move: Raleigh Home Value Information Find out exactly what your Neighbors House Sold for How much is my Raleigh home worth? 10 Ti...
Comments 0
By Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522)
Wake Forest NC Housing Market Report - January 2011 Wake Forest, NC is conveniently located just 17.7 miles from North Carolina's Capital, Raleigh, and boasts beautiful subdivisions and opportunities for entertainment within!   If you missed last month's report we provided a full recap of how the Wake Forest Real Estate Market performed in 2010.  Now, it's time to start looking at how we're doing in 2011.    If you're considering moving to Wake Forest, NC or even if you're planning on selling a home in Wake Forest, NC, it's important to have the right information.       Our market report will give you a good overview of how detached homes for sale in Wake Forest, NC performed during the month of January. The pie chart on the left breaks down the number of detached homes in Wake Forest ...
Comments 1
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
With Spring just around the corner one can't help but think of fresh new beginnings, clean air, blooming flowers and days that start to linger a little longer.  If you are thinking about selling your home then Spring is an exceptional time to enter the housing market!  You'll be sparkling fresh and ready for all of the buyers that are getting those tax refund checks, looking to relocate and even those that are looking to move to a new neighborhood.  Who knows, your home just might be THE ONE that someone has always driven by and dreamed they could own! You have a little time to get your home ready before the start of the Spring market so take advantage of this time and be one step ahead.  Here are a few tips and ideas that can help you road map your way to a successful listing come Spri...
Comments 14
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
As a Realtor® there are several "duties" that I owe to my buyer clients by entering into a Buyer Agency Agreement.  Did you know, as a Buyer that you have specific duties as well? In North Carolina if a Buyer enters into a Buyer Agency Agreement a Buyers duties are: Work exclusively with Firm for the term of the Agreement Pay Firm, directly or indirectly, the compensation agreed upon in the Agreement Comply with reasonable requests by the Firm to supply any pertinent financial or personal information needed to fulfill the term of the Agreement Be available for reasonable periods of time to examine properties Pay for all products and/or services required in the examination and evaluation of properties (i.e. surveys, water/soil tests, title reports, property inspections, etc) It is so imp...
Comments 40
By Stanton Homes, Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina
(Stanton Homes - New Home Builder)
Raleigh Relocation Information Package 2010 Wake Forest Property Tax Guide How To Check Property Tax Rates for Wake Forest NC Read up-to-date Wake County property tax information Whether you're considering relocating from one side of the Triangle to the other, or coming to Raleigh from another state, you've probably wondered what the yearly property taxes might be for your new home. When were property values last adjusted (assessed)? Wake Forest, which is located in Wake County, reassessed property values on January 1, 2008.  A number of homes saw an increase of value, particularly since it had been 8 years since the last reassessment.  How Much are 2010 Property Taxes in Wake Forest? Here are the 2010 rates, by town within Wake County.  To get the total property tax rate for Wake Fores...
Comments 1
By Marc Iafrate, MBA, MBA - Wake County Real Estate Search
(Capital City Realty Team)
Visit our website and learn about all of these fantastic Search all Wake Forest Homes for Sale, and Search all Raleigh Homes for Sale or anywhere else in the Triangle area by using the links below. These home searches are Always up to date and Always easy to use! If you'd like to set up your own Raleigh home search with your specific requirements, it is very easy to do. Give us a call with all of your questions. We are here to help. View Heritage Wake Forest Homes for Sale or create your own Raleigh home search   Searching for all Raleigh area homes for sale or the entire Triangle...visit this Raleigh home search by clicking on the picture above or using the links below to view Raleigh area homes for sale Search all Raleigh Homes for Sale Raleigh area home searches: Set up your own cust...
Comments 0
By Carla Freund, Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Below is a list of some of the most popular selling homes in Wake Forest, NC up to $200,000 during the time period of July 2009 - January 2011.  This list is not exclusive.  There are many other wonderful neighborhoods as well as homes for sale that aren't in a neighborhood.  For a comprehensive list of Wake Forest homes in any price range, contact your Professional Real Estate Agent.  If you don't have an Agent, you can Search the Triangle MLS for homes that meet your criteria HERE. If the below list says "and above" next to the sale price, that simply means there are homes that sold in this neighborhood for more than $200,000. Please also keep in mind, you cannot average these prices to determine a fair market value.  This is simply to give you an idea of what price range and neighbor...
Comments 0
By Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522)
Wake Forest Real Estate Market - 2010 Recap   Embracing the rich heritage and historic district downtown, Wake Forest continues to charm its current 27,000+ residents and attract new businesses and growth opportunities.   Before diving into how the Wake Forest Real Estate market is shaping up in 2011, we think it is important to show how the market in 2010 performed.   Included is our Wake Forest Real Estate recap.  The information details the real estate activity for single family detached homes in Wake Forest, NC.   If you would like information on the other areas around the Triangle visit our full list of Triangle Real Estate Market - 2010 Recaps.     If you're considering moving to Wake Forest NC or selling a home in Wake Forest, it's important to have the right information. Our goa...
Comments 0
By Marc Iafrate, MBA, MBA - Wake County Real Estate Search
(Capital City Realty Team)
You can search all homes for sale in Heritage Wake Forest or anywhere else in the Raleigh or Triangle area by using the links below. Always up to date and Always easy to use! Search all Heritage Wake Forest Homes for Sale Searching for all Raleigh area homes for sale or the entire Triangle...visit this Raleigh home search by clicking on the picture above or using the links below to view Raleigh and Wake Forest area Golf Course homes for sale Raleigh and Wake Forest Golf Course Homes for Sale Wake Forest Homes for Sale Have a Raleigh area Home to Sell and wondering about Raleigh Home Values? You must read the information below before you make any move: Raleigh Home Value Information Find out exactly what your Neighbors House Sold for How much is my Raleigh home worth? 10 Tips for Getting...
Comments 0
By Jeremy Wrenn, VP of Finance, Winslow Homes
(Winslow Homes)
Such a nice, friendly range.  
Comments 8
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
For the most part buyers make decisions on a purchasing a home from the emotional side. What will it be like for their family growing up there? Can they start a family there? What will the Holidays be like? Will their possessions find their rightful place in the home? What will dinner time be like? Will little Suzie or Johnny like the back yard?   Smells and scents are one of the biggest influences that impact emotional responses.  When you have showing scheduled on your home for sale be sure that it not only LOOKS fantastic but that it also SMELLS inviting and welcoming!    Here are some simple tips and reminders for making sure that your home passes the "Sniff Test":   IF you smoke or have a smoker in the house don't allow smoking in your house for weeks leading up to showing it Find ...
Comments 0
By Jeremy Wrenn, VP of Finance, Winslow Homes
(Winslow Homes)
Ok, I like painters, at least some of them.  They make your house better looking and protect all that wood and cardboard, I mean hardboard siding.  (Yes, I have it on my house, too.)  They caulk things and make the gaps go away and keep water out of the house.  And that's a VERY GOOD THING. But hiring your painter to replace some trim or siding...not usually a good idea.  At least check in front of them (get references and call them specifically about REPAIRS they have done), and certainly check behind them! A customer called us recently and had a leak in an area we had previously removed some improper flashing that was leaking.  In other words the flashing was nailed on top of the shingles in a long continuous sheet and the exposed nail heads were letting water in like a sieve...but I ...
Comments 5
By Marc Iafrate, MBA, MBA - Wake County Real Estate Search
(Capital City Realty Team)
Heritage Wake Forest - Wake Forest Search Heritage Wake Forest Homes for Sale Search Raleigh area Golf Course Homes for Sale Heritage Wake Forest is one of the Triangle areas premier golf course and lifestyle communities. Heritage captures the spirit of a community that is often lost in today's subdivisions and combines it with all of the conveniences demanded by modern life. This neighborhood with its winding, tree-lined streets creates a friendly atmosphere that appeals to all generations. The hand selected team of custom builders combines state-of-the-art technology and building techniques with old fashioned values such as pride in craftsmanship, attention to detail and quality. The Heritage community itself is divided into nearly 40 individual neighborhoods of every style, price, an...
Comments 0
By Jeremy Wrenn, VP of Finance, Winslow Homes
(Winslow Homes)
This is very difficult, so be careful if you try this at home. Especially notice the position of the hands. Be careful!
Comments 2
By Marc Iafrate, MBA, MBA - Wake County Real Estate Search
(Capital City Realty Team)
This is a unique, Raleigh area community, the wonderful Golf Course Community of Heritage Wake Forest. Search for Heritage Wake Forest Homes for Sale Learn about this community and watch a short video on our website.  Heritage Wake Forest is our featured community. Contact us to set up a personal showing for our featured home for sale in Heritage Wake Forest. The home at 1228 Colonial Club is 1,766 square feet and is an ideal maintenance-free home for anyone moving to the Raleigh area and wants to live on the course but not worry about maintaining the yard (more time for golf!) and working in RTP. This Heritage Wake Forest Home represents affordable golf course living at its finest! This home features completely finished 3rd floor with full bath, walk-in attic storage and can be used as...
Comments 0