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2361 Great Ridge Parkway, Chapel Hill NC

With 30+ years of experience as both a Real Estate Broker and Builder, I appreciate a great value, and this offers just that to one lucky buyer!

This energy efficient 2 year new home offers 3 full bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a wonderful open floor plan all for $275,000, the least expensive home currently on the market in this highly desired neighborhood.

Understanding the Home Energy Rating System

A HERS Index Score can tell you much about a home you are thinking of buying. Heating, cooling and water heating constitute the largest cost of homeownership outside of the mortgage loan. The HERS Index Score will tell you how well the home

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Homeowners Net Worth

A Homeowners Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than a Renter's

One of the best ways to build your family's financial future is through homeownership. Recent data from the Federal Reserve indicates the net worth of a homeowner is actually over 40 times greater than that of a renter. Maybe it's time to start thinking about buying a home, especially when they are so affordable in today's market.

Every three years the Survey of Consumer Finances shows the breakdown of how owning a home helps build financial security. In the graph below, we see that the average net worth of homeowners continues to grow, while the net worth of renters tends to hold fairly steady and be significantly lower than that of homeowners. The gap between owning and renting just keeps

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Pros and Cons of Contingencies

Pros and Cons of Contingencies

In a perfect home buying world, buyers would be pre approved from lenders or would submit cash offers. There would be no appraisal necessary, homes would be pre-inspected, repairs made in advance, property disclosures would be meaningful and we would close in 30-days without contingencies or any hiccups. But in the real world, and according to the NAR 2020 Realtor Confidence Index, roughly 76% of contracts have contingencies. In this blog we explore the most common contingencies and how they affect the sale of a home both from a buyers and a seller's perspective.

What are Contingencies?

Contingencies are conditions within a contract for real property that must be met for the contract to move forward and be

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2020 Best of Fall Family Events and Activities

2020 Best of Fall Family Events and Activities

Fall in The Triangle will look a bit different this year, but there are plenty of socially distanced events, and family fun to be had this fall. We are offering some of what we consider to be the "Best Of"alternatives to the classic Triangle Fall Events and festivals. Please be sure to call ahead for availability as most of the events require reservations.

Best Family Halloween in Chapel Hill

Halloween at the 1870 Farm October 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th, 1870 Farm is offering a Halloween celebration with 20 people per time slot, with 30 minutes between to sanitize. At approximately 2 people per acre, this is a perfect socially distant celebration. Price is $15 per person and includes an hour access

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Getting Ready for Your Home Inspection What You Should Expect From A Home Inspection

You're under contract and you or your agent has set up the home inspection. It's time to get ready for a roller coaster ride of emotions.

There's the excitement that comes from really getting to take a good hard look at the home you're buying. It's typically the longest time you are in the house before you own it.

There's anxiety. What if the inspector finds something wrong? So wrong you can't buy the house?

Impatience. Where's my report? How bad is it? What's it going to cost to repair these things and how soon do I need to get them all done? Why hasn't the Seller responded to my request yet. Ugh, I hate this, when will it be over?

With countless hundreds of home inspections under our belts; you can

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Enjoy Southern Hospitality - 176 Old Piedmont Circle

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Enjoy Southern Hospitality - Custom Craftsman Cottage

A Wonderful Place to Call Home - 

You're going to love living in 176 Old Piedmont Circle, a classic Craftsman style cottage located in the Briar Chapel Subdivision, 10 minutes south of UNC and Chapel Hill. Spectacular customized "Franklin III" was built by Homes by Dickerson and is loaded with upgrades. There are two main level bedrooms each with their own baths. The master suite features a curbless walk-in shower, dual vanities granite tops, large walk in closet with custom shelving. There's a Gourmet kitchen featuring a 42" SS gas stove with two ovens, a direct vent hood, built-in Microwave. Well positioned windows allow natural sunlight in  keeping it light and bright.

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62 Willow Bridge Durham NC - Close to Everything!

62 Willow Bridge, Durham NC - Close to Everything!

Willow Bridge Villas, located off Hope Valley Rd, midway between downtown Durham and Southpoint Mall. This spacious townhome is convenient to everything the area has to offer. Upstairs there are 2 large bedrooms each with private bath and roomy closets. Lower level offers large kitchen, dining and family room with fireplace, plus a half bath. Bright kitchen with smooth cooktop, tile backsplash and refrigerator, dishwasher and built in microwave. Outside there's a hard piped gas grill on the rear deck.  Nestled in wooded area, close to American Tobacco trail. Under 20 minutes to downtown, Duke, UNC, shopping, RTP/RDU. Freshly painted throughout and includes all appliances including washer and

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What You Should Know About New ConstructionWhat You Should Know When Buying New Construction Homes

There's a lot of new construction here in the Research Triangle Area, from fully customized high-end single family homes, to mass produced production homes with few options for the buyer other than cosmetic, and everything in between. Each and every builder has their own jargon and terminology to describe their product and there's a very significant difference in the quality of what and how they build and what a homebuyer can expect throughout the process. It's very easy to become overwhelmed.

Here's what you should know about buying new construction.

New homes have a lot of advantages, but there are trade-offs. As with any major purchasing decision, consider your personal priorities

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Raleigh NC - Best Aging in Place

Aging in Place Options for Raleigh NC

My NC Homes presents another in our series of Best Aging in Place communities, focusing this time on Raleigh NC. This is a resource both for those looking to scale back from domestic responsibilities while scaling up in quality of life as well as for adult caregivers. Continuum living in the Triangle has a wide varity of retirement communities and traditional full care nursing facilities that many do not even know exist. From the latest in compassionate full-time care to independent luxury living, Raleigh aging in place options are many. Raleigh and the Research Triangle area in general are consistently ranked among the top 10 places to live by numerous national publications. If you would like to learn more

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1841 Fillmore Dr

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1841 Fillmore Drive- A lot of home for a little $$$


Check it out! 4 generous bedrooms, bonus room, play room & office, 2.5 baths on a large cul-de-sac lot that backs to the woods in a wonderful neighborhood. Move-in ready and priced to sell. All appliances included. You're going to love the  "open concept" Family Room / Eat-in Kitchen. This home has great natural light and you'll enjoy easy access from the kitchen onto the grilling patio.  There's a great work island, and a W.I. Pantry. Perfect home for a large growing family or for those who love to entertain. Easy walk to Community Park. Convenient to Raleigh/Durham/I-85. Less than 10 minutes to Falls Lake. All for under $300,000. Homes in Davenport sell quickly

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