Wake Forest, NC Real Estate News

By Rachel Kendall
(Keller Williams Realty)
PRIVATE CUL-DE-SAC LOT! This home boasts a formal living rm, formal dining rm, breakfast rm w/bay window, large family rm w/gas log fireplace, spacious bedrooms w/large closets, bonus rm w/balcony & a SALT WATER & HEATED IN GROUND POOL!! Fully fenced back yard. New carpet on second floor. Hardwoods on entire main level. Fresh paint. MOVE IN READY!See More Homes Like This!! 2508 Forest Lake Court Wake Forest, NC 27587 Private Cul-de-Sac Lot Priced $87K Below Value!! Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing The Rachel Kendall Team Phone:919-882-6070 Mobile:919-609-2674 Website:Visit Website Price : $299,900 Bedrooms : 4 Bathrooms : 2.5 Square Foot : 2,900 Lot Size : 33,541 Community : Watersedge County : Wake Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1999 MLS ...
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By Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522)
  Wake Forest NC Real Estate November 2011 Market Recap   The Wake Forest Real Estate market had a strong month! Jumping right into the real estate stats this month you'll notice that 17% of the real estate activity in Wake Forest either Closed (SOLD) or went under contract (pending) this month.  In September and October the sold and pending homes accounted for 15% of the real estate activity.  This month, 11% of activity accounted for the new active listings available.  This indicates a strengthening real estate market as the absorption rate remains steady or improves.   The pie chart on the left breaks down the number of detached homes in Wake Forest that were active, newly active, went under contract or closed last month.   If you don't yet live in Wake County or in Wake Forest, NC b...
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By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
LEESA L. FINLEY - THE WAKE FOREST NC HOUSE CHICK Let Me Show You MY Wake Forest! Wake Forest NC House Chick Wake Forest, NC 27587 cell: 919-649-6128 leesa@leesafinley.com www.leesafinley.com listings | visit my website Featured: 3BD/2BA Single Family House Youngsville, NC $149,000   Page 1 Sort by: Recently Listed Property Type Bedrooms Price Asc Price Desc City 1 - 9 of 9 109 Pueblo Dr  [map]Vacant Land .44 acres0 full/0 partial baths $4,900 Louisburg, NC 1045 Sagamore Dr  [map]Vacant Land .34 acres0 full/0 partial baths $6,900 Louisburg, NC 13120 Sargas St  [map]Single Family House 5 bedrooms4 full/0 partial baths3,408 sqft $319,000 Raleigh, NC 12800 Rosalie St  [map]Single Family House 5 bedrooms3 full/2 partial baths4,409 sqft $414,999 Raleigh, NC 320 Rolling Acres Rd  [map]Single ...
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By Lindy Sfirlea
(Standard Pacific Homes (Carolinas Division))
6512 Ridgemount Street 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms 3,168 sq. ft. $284,900 5 bedroom, 4 bath brick-front home with 2-car garage. Game room, screened porch, iron railings. Gourmet kitchen with 42" maple cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances includes wall ovens, 2 piece crown molding, upgraded carpet/pad, hardwoods on main level, tile baths. Our local expert, Leslie Loveless, is ready to answer questions or help find your perfect new home. Just call (800) 787-0414 or email LLoveless@stanpac.com. We look forward to hearing from you. Click Here to view more neighborhoods
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By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
The Wake Forest NC community is rich in artistic talent in ALL mediums!  We have local artists that are amazing with paiting, clay, metal, photography, music and so much more.  Wake Forest NC showcases artists OFTEN whether it be through the monthly Art After Hours, annual Artist Studio Tours, our springtime Six Sundays in Spring as well as cross promotion between our local artists. This year for the Holiday Season Wake Forest ARTS.org will be showcasing some of the local art in a gallery setting at ARTS 206 December 2 - 18, 2011 on Fridays through Sundays during the afternoons and the evenings.  You'll need to check out their calendar for exact times.  The opening on December 2 is from 6 - 9 pm to coincide with the Lighting of Wake Forest!  WOW - what a way to truly kick off the Holida...
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By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
So many times potential sellers want to try and sell their home themselves (FSBO - For Sale By Owner) Why is that? Well, I have found, more often than not, that it is because sellers sometimes aren't quite sure what a professional Realtor® can do for them. A professional, equipped and skilled Realtor® will assist you with a wide range of skills and aid you in making invaluable decisions during the real estate transaction. While the following list is by no means inclusive of all of the significant services a Realtor® will provide it is an outline of how you can most certainly benefit from employing a professional: Pays for all marketing and advertising costs. Be sure to ask your Realtor® for their marketing plan. Adds experience and expertise in all aspects of the sales process including...
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By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
I was having a conversation the other day with another Realtor® about safety and I remembered this post I had written a while ago and dug it up for her to read and LIVE by!  Then, I got to thinking, it is definitely worth reposting so consider this a reblog of me!  ;) Safety can NEVER be taken too seriously nor should it be overlooked just to make a buck!  So, whether you are a buyer, seller or a fellow Realtor® please take a peek at an older post of mine about Realtor® Safety - it may just save you one day! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I don't know why, but I still find it amazing when Potential Buyers get mad at me for not dropping everything at a moments notice and meeting them at a vacant house.  Mind you, complete strangers!  By my nature, I am a friendly per...
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By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
Notable Neighborhoods in Wake Forest NC - Caddell Woods   Caddell Woods in Wake Forest NC is an awesome community with a wonderful mix of both townhomes and single family homes is a gorgeous setting!  The location of Caddell Woods makes commuting to Raleigh NC or Research Triangle Park, NC easy with Capital Blvd/US 1 just a short drive away.  Attractive conveniences nearby include Triangle Town Center, Wakefield Commons for shopping, and numerous restaurants are just a few minutes away.  Caddell Woods can be accessed by either Burlington Mills Road (via Capital Blvd) or Forestville Road (via Hwy 401).   Caddell Woods was developed in 1999 with a few of the single family homes and townhomes built at that time, however, building continued through 2005.  There is a beautiful community pool...
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By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
I know, I know - the season just changed a few weeks ago to Fall but NOW is the time to get your home ready for the winter so you aren't left out in the cold.  Yes, pun intended!  ;)  Winters can be brutal regardless of where you live in the country but just a few small steps can help get you through winter both safe and warm. It is a good idea to have your heating unit checked now.  Have a professional come out an perform a preventative maintenance routine on your system to be sure it is operating in top condition and is as efficient as possible. While you SHOULD be changing you air filters throughout the house in regular intervals go ahead and add it to a Fall Maintenance checklist - it doesn't hurt to double check them and start a schedule of when you change them.  A great tip is to ...
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By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
  The Lighting of Wake Forest December 2, 1011 Come to historic, downtown Wake Forest NC for a magical evening on Friday, December 2, 2011 at 6pm for the Lighting of Wake Forest. Hosted by the DRC (Wake Forest Downtown Revilalization Committee) this beautiful evening will have our very own Mayor Vivian Jones lighting our 30 ft Christmas tree.  You can also delight in the seasonal entertainment by local choirs as well as horse drawn carriage rides.  (weather permitting, of course) Be sure to visit some of the local downtown merchants who will be decorated in all of their holiday glory and offer some amazing treats and Holiday surprises of their own! See you in historic downtown Wake Forest on December 2 for this much anticipated Holiday kick-off!    
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By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
Both buyers and sellers of Real Estate have closing costs associated with the transfer of real estate.  Each pays something different and as a top Wake Forest NC Real Estate Agent it is my job to be sure that PRIOR to closing I provide either of them (depends on who I represent) their estimated closing costs. In the case of a home seller that comes in the form of Seller Net Proceeds.  While I can not give exact figures for what closing costs are my years of experience do allow me to be very accurate in estimates.  So, if you are thinking of selling your home in Wake Forest NC here are the costs that will be associated with the sale. Document Preparation:  Cost will vary from attorney to attorney but an good estimate is $200.00.  This is the charge for the attorney to prepare YOUR deed f...
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By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
The Town of Wake Forest NC will observe this Thanksgiving Holiday by closing both Town Hall and Administrative Offices on Thursday the 24th and Friday the 25th.  Police Service will not be altered during this time. Wake Forest Bus Service Wake Forest Bus Service will NOT be provided on Thursday, November 24th.  Only the Wake Forest NC Loop will operate on Friday, November 25th. Normal schedules will resume Monday, November 28th. Sanitation Schedule If your normal Collection day is Thursday your service will be on Friday, November 25 If your normal Collection day is Friday your service will be on Saturday, November 26   For more information or to read the official press release please visit the Town of Wake Forest NC.
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By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
Whether you are a current Wake Forest NC resident thinking about moving or a future resident wanting to explore the area it is always best to explore the different neighborhoods! There are so many Wake Forest NC Neighborhoods and they are all different in style, size, price points, amenities offered, locations and "feel".  A great place to start exploring is my Wake Forest Neighborhoods page on my website.  There you can find links out to posts that will give you s snap shot of the neighborhood: Price Points Lot Sizes Pictures Amenities Currently Assigned Schools Convenience of Location HOA information (if any) I hope that you take a minute to visit Wake Forest NC Neighborhoods and discover what Wake Forest has to offer!  Don't forget to check back often as I am always revising the neig...
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By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
November 2011 Hello Holidays! Admit it - you are gearing up for the Holidays!  Where oh where did this year GO?  The weather got a little freaky all over the country with Halloween snow for sure in the Northeast and now with Thanksgiving just days away we are swinging back up close to the 80s.  CRAZY!  As many of you that follow me know, Wake Forest NC is amazing during the Holiday season!  Check out some of the events for the remainder of November as we prepare for the final month of 2011 by visiting Discover Wake Forest NC.  You can also be sure to keep up with all the activity, events and specials via my Facebook Page and Twitter!   This is the second edition of the "new" newsletter and I am still trying to incorporate many useful links, articles and statistics.  If there is somethi...
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By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
  Once again Historic Wake Forest NC will provide a beautiful back drop for this years 6th Annual Gobblers Run 5K Family Event!    The course is open to walkers and joggers and pets and strollers are more than welcome!  The Course is mostly flat and loops through both residential and commercial historic districts.  There Will be one water stop at the mid-point of the course.  The race will begin promptly at 8:00 am!   The race begins at the Boys & Girls Club of Wake Forest at   325 S. Wingate Street        Parking for the event is at the Wake Forest Elementary School which is behindThe Boys & Girls Club of Wake Forest NC.    To register for this awesome Thanksgiving morning 5K you can simply visit Gobblers Run on their website for online registration.  You can register on-line ONLY thro...
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By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
Many homes for sale in Wake Forest NC are located within subdivisions that have Restrictive Covenants and are subject to regulation by the Owner's Association.  For that very reason, it is CRITICAL that you review the Restrictive Covenants and Bylaws PRIOR to signing an Offer To Purchase Contract.  It is your Real Estate Agents responsibility (Buyer's Agent) to provide you with the covenants prior to signing the Offer To Purchase.  After reviewing you will not only need to sign the Offer To Purchase, provided you accept the Restrictive Covenants, but also the Owners Association Disclosure and Addendum if the purchase is a ReSale. The Owners Association Disclosure and Addendum will provide you with the Name, Address and Phone Number of the Homeowners Association as well as what is "paid ...
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By Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522)
  Wake Forest NC Real Estate October 2011 Market Recap   Wake Forest Real Estate is looking good!  Before we jump into the October real estate stats for Wake Forest we wanted to take a moment to showcase this unique real estate investment opportunity.  Offering 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1144 square feet, this Wake Forest real estate gem has no HOA dues, is in move-in condition and has hardwood floors throughout most of the 1st floor!  Looking for a Wake Forest, NC real estate investment opportunity?  Look no further! Jumping into the real estate stats this month you'll notice that like last month, in October 15% of the real estate activity in Wake Forest either Closed (SOLD) or went under contract (pending), compared with 13% new active listings that came on the market.  This indicates a ...
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By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
In the Wake Forest NC Real Estate market, both commercial AND residential inventory and sales are fluid!  Fluid as in moving like a rushing river and changing course!  What may have been considered a reasonable price point a few weeks or months ago for a property has most likely changed. I can promise that no Realtor® will argue the point that if you want to sell your home you must price it properly.  But, even well priced homes will, at times, linger on the market for a little longer and there may be certain factors that play into that. If you are in an area where you have strong competition chances are the other Realtors® and sellers are just as savvy and priced their properties properly.  With that, not every home, regardless of price, is going to be the perfect "fit" for every buyer...
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By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
With Winter starting to settle in please remember those that are in need of heat.  There are various programs throughout Wake County where you can help and one in particular is Warmth for Wake.  The goal of the program is to provide fuel to low-income residents of Wake County during the coldest winter months. Monetary donations (100% tax deductible), wood, and gently used space heaters are all accepted!  Volunteers are always needed and to learn more about how you can help and where you can drop off donations please visit the WakeGov.com website.  Warmth for Wake is an outstanding program!  
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By Rachel Kendall
(Keller Williams Realty)
RARE FIND! Like new! MAIN LEVEL OFFICE + GUEST BEDROOM. Former Parade Winner! 2 story family,gourmet kitchen, HUGE bonus rm Timber Tech deck w/All season screened porch! SALT WATER HEATED POOL! Details throughout include hdwd floors, crown moulding, chair rail, neutral paint & ceiling fans. Large back yard. Community lake & walking trails. Gorgeous! See More Homes Like This!! 5604 Pine Rock Court Wake Forest, NC 27587 Rare Find! Like New with 1st Level Office+Guest Rm Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing The Rachel Kendall Team Phone:919-882-6070 Mobile:919-609-2674 Website:Visit Website Price : $474,900 Bedrooms : 5 Bathrooms : 3 Square Foot : 3,953 Lot Size : 40,075 Community : Lakes of Rolesville County : Wake Property Type : Detached Year Built :...
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