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Raleigh Ranch Sold Quickly, Multiple Offers


Sold!  4620 Landover Crest

Sold! 4620 Landover Crest

Raleigh, NC.  4620 Landover Crest Drive sold in 3 days with multiple offers received. This beautiful ranch with unfinished bonus space went under contract very quickly.   I’ve had many successful transactions and other listings to sell quickly, but almost from the moment the sign was put up, the showings and offers came in.

I’ve been a real estate agent since 2008.  During that time the market was heading in a downward spiral and I began to question my choice of profession. Nonetheless, I rode out the rocky market, and I’m glad I did.  Over the past year I can attest to the fact that things have turned around and multiple offers are coming back.  Not only have I received multiple offers with this ranch, but with some of my other listings as well.

However, I must say that multiple offers are coming back with caution.  Not all real estate markets are experiencing the same activity, but from my experience in other local markets,  MOST, if not all markets, are seeing increase in valuation.  My real estate blue print covers the entire Greater Raleigh area, some areas in particular include Wake Forest, Northeast Raleigh, North Raleigh, Southwest Raleigh, Southeast Raleigh, Rolesville, and Zebulon.  I’m only naming a few that I’ve worked within to make my point that each of these areas, though in close proximity to one another, are different.  The main factors that make a listing very appealing to multiple buyers are location, style or type, price point, and amenities.


Lovely Townhome Offers Granite Falls Swim Club Amenities


The charming town of Rolesville, located in Wake County, NC and north of Raleigh off of Hwy 401 (Louisburg Road) is a wonderful place to call home.  Just outside of the city limits of Raleigh, enjoy the small town comforts with many conveniences nearby and a very reasonable commute to Research Triangle Park (RTP) via I-540.

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304 Morgan Brook Way, Rolesville, NC 27571

 MLS 1910589  |  Offered at $139,999

A part of the great town of Rolesville is Granite Ridge Townhomes,  a newly established neighborhood.  Available for sale within Granite Ridge is 304 Morgan Brook Way, which is very-well maintained, meticulously kept, and has had only one owner.

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Features

  • Located in Granite Ridge Townhomes, a Granite Falls Community
  • Low HOA dues include membership to Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club
  • Beautiful stone and shake exterior with gutters
  • Approximately 1564 sqft; Live Oak’s Beaufort floor plan
  • Great Kitchen with 42″ maple cabinets and tiled back-splash
  • Gleaming hardwoods in foyer and powder room
  • Open and extensive family room with corner gas log fireplace
  • 3 total bedrooms (all on second floor) and 2.5 baths
  • Master’s retreat with soaking tub and separate stand-in shower
  • Private patio
  • USDA loan eligibility
  • Click here for additional information about this great townhome.

See the virtual tour for 304 Morgan Brook Way.

Directions

Hwy 401 North (Louisburg Road); Left on Rogers Road; Left on Grand Rock Way; Right on Morgan Brook Way; Home is on Right.

Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club

 


Stunning North Raleigh Townhome, Prime Location


438 Weathergreen Drive, North Raleigh

Offered at $199,900  |  MLS 1925490

Great opportunity to live an amazing lifestyle in a very low-maintenance, established townhome community – Weathersfield Place, located at the intersection of Falls of Neuse Road and Weathergreen Drive, near I540, and Ravenscroft. Updated with coveted amenities, this lovely property is nestled in a beautiful, wooded and serene environment with a community pool and tennis court for its residents.

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Features

Townhome is approximately 2071 sqft., with 3 or 4 bedrooms (finished 3rd floor attic offers versatility and can serve as bonus room, 4th bedroom, teen suite, media room, office, etc.) and 2.5 baths.  Upgrades galore and much detail and care has been added to this charming abode:

  • NEW gleaming cherry hardwoods throughout first floor
  • NEW carpet on second and third floor
  • NEW paint throughout
  • Chef’s dream kitchen:  NEW granite counter-tops, glass-tile back-splash, ALL NEW appliances,  NEW sink & disposal; Additional cabinets with NEW hardware; Built-in Refrigerator Surround with cabinets
  • Finished 3rd floor walk-up ATTIC serves as versatile Bonus Room with lots of storage
  • Huge Master with spacious walk-in-closet, ceiling fan, and custom color
  • All Baths have been updated as well with all or some of the following-  granite, ceramic tile counter-tops, ceramic tile flooring, ceramic and glass tile tub surround and updated hardware
  • New gas logs in Family Room
  • Large and private deck with outside storage

Directions

North on Falls of Neuse Road; Left on Weathergreen Drive; Keep straight through roundabout; Turn Left into 400s section; 2nd Townhome on Left.

Click here for more details on this amazing townhome.


National Open House Weekend


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Hello everyone!   This weekend, June 4 and June 5, is considered National Open House weekend, declared by NAR.  Today and tomorrow are good days to drive your favorite neighborhoods and see if the homes you would like to view/buy are open.  Please feel free to visit my website to search tons of homes!

Realtor® Nationwide Open House Weekend Opens Doors to Home Ownership

Washington, June 02, 2011

Nearly half of all home buyers visit open houses during their home search. This weekend, those numbers may swell as buyers across the country take advantage of the Realtor® Nationwide Open House, June 4-5.

“Realtors® bring value to home buyers and sellers, and this weekend, Realtors® are bringing them together through the Realtor® Nationwide Open House,” said NAR President Ron Phipps, broker-president of Phipps Realty in Warwick, R.I. “The event will give consumers the chance to find out more about home ownership, allow buyers to pursue their dream of owning a home, and give Realtors® an opportunity to connect with consumers about the housing issues that matter most in their area.”

During the weekend of June 4-5, Realtors® will hold open houses in local neighborhoods throughout the country, as well as across the globe. Over 300 Realtor® associations are participating in the event, along with NAR global partners in Canada, Denmark, France, Israel, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. During the weekend Realtors® will be on hand to provide guidance and insights into the social and financial benefits of home ownership.

According to a recent nationwide Pew Research Center survey, eight in 10 adults agree that buying a home is the best long-term investment a person can make. In addition, a strong majority of renters – 81 percent – said they would prefer to one day buy a home, demonstrating the value Americans continue to place on home ownership.

“There’s a reason owning a home is called the American Dream,” said Phipps. “Home ownership benefits individuals and families, strengthens our communities, and is integral to our nation’s economy. We hope that everyone who aspires to become a home owner will come out this weekend, not only to learn about the homes for sale in their local market, but also to find out more about how current and future public policies may affect their ability to achieve and sustain home ownership, now and in the future.”

To find open houses in your area, visit www.Realtor.com and search for open houses in the Realtor® Nationwide Open House Weekend box on the home page. The special search function will be available beginning June 3.

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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North Carolina’s Scotty McCreery Wins American Idol!


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North Carolina did it again!  What a big win for Scotty McCreery and Garner (a Triangle, NC community).  After 100 million votes from fans, Scotty won the 10th season of American Idol.  His country tunes and spiritual personality certainly stole my heart as I’m sure it did for a lot of you as well.

Only 16 years old  from Garner, North Carolina, he is yet another talented young person to score big with American Idol.  Other Top 10 Idol picks from North Carolina include:

  • Clay Aiken (Raleigh) Season #2- runner up
  • Fantasia Barrino (High Point) Season #3- winner
  • Bucky Covington (Rockingham) Season #5- 8th place
  • Kellie Pickler (Albemarle) Season #5- 6th place
  • Chris Daughtry (McLeansville) Season #5- 4th place
  • Anoop Desai (Chapel Hill) Season #8- 6th/7th place

Scotty McCreery and the others have done North Carolina proud!  Keep singing Scotty with your anointed, soulful voice.  You give country music a new vibe and we’re praying for a magnificent career.  Your voice is a blessing and we’re all proud of you.  I am!! 🙂


Ranch with Bonus on Acre Lot! Youngsville, NC


One Level Living Ranch with BONUS!

An immaculate double-wide, manufactured (mobile home) on a leveled, acre lot.

60 Emily Lane, Youngsville, NC 27596

MLS #1768013

Offered at $107,000, this wonderful manufactured home is nestled away in Youngsville, located in Franklin County, North Carolina.  Minutes from Raleigh, NC, it’s a very easy commute to city jobs and much more that Raleigh offers.  Not only it this home close to Raleigh, it’s also minutes away from two well-known farms that attract school field trips from all over the state ~ Hill Ridge Farm, located in Youngsville as well, and Vollmer Farm, located in Bunn, NC.

Features and Description of this Home:

Offered at $107,000! Very well maintained home with separate living room (18×13) and family room (19×13) for entertaining and spending quality time with family and friends. Not only does it house 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, but it also includes a bonus room (12.5×10). This flex room can be used a variety of ways, such as an office, playroom, hobby room, workout room, etc. However, there’s not a closet in this room, so it’s not considered or meant to be a bedroom.

Moving on … new laminate flooring was just added in the open, spacious kitchen area, which includes lots of cabinets/storage.  All kitchen appliances convey.  Off of the kitchen is a utility/mudroom, inclusive of a washer and dryer! As a split bedroom by design, you can have your own private retreat in your extra large master bedroom (17×13).  Located on a level lot of .99 acres, a storage building conveys as well!

Gallery of Pictures:

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Click here for more detailed information about this wonderful property!


Tornadoes in the Carolinas


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For the past couple weeks, we’ve been dealing with devastating tornadoes and strong storms.  Our state is no stranger to hurricanes; however, these tornadoes,  in my opinion, are by far nail biters to say the very least!

Living in the coastal region of the state half of my life, I’ve road out some terrible, destructive hurricanes, which I always thought was the end of the world (as a child).

I must say, however, with these storm and tornado outbreaks lately, I have been pretty shaken by them. I’m sure my friends and neighbors are as well.  My household didn’t get very much sleep last evening.  Stress and anxiety levels were high.

It broke my heart this morning to see my middle child’s fear and anxiety.  She definitely displayed physical symptoms of distress.   Even though I had my own on the inside,  I encouraged her that all would be okay because we prayed and we are strong.

Certainly protect yourselves and your homes from the threat of violent weather.  Get into an interior room or closet with pillows and blankets (mattresses, if possible).  If you have a basement, that’s the very best place to be.

Please, please, as you go through these passing storms, take time out to pray and please check on the children‘s needs first.  You can always rebuild, if it comes to that, but as a parent, my children’s emotional state is far more important.

Through it all, North Carolina is an awesome place to live. No matter where you are, there’s always going to be natural disasters. Take care of your families and self.  I’ve talked to people all over since the terrible tornadoes we had a couple weekends ago, and stress levels are very high.

I wish everyone comfort and peace and restful nights. Thanks for reading my thoughts.


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