Storybook Living is coming to Chatham County. The Disney Company is developing a new home community called Asteria and we are excited to share this groundbreaking community that will is being developed in Pittsboro, along the Haw River between highways 64 and 501. Asteria community will be anchored by "the magic of Walt Disney Imagineering and presented with Disney service that puts you at the center of everything."


 

Asteria will be located on 1500 acres with over 4,000 residential units including single and multifamily homes, in addition to a portion devoted exclusively to 55+ age restricted living. Specific sales details announcements regarding size of homes and their interior amenities have not been announced, but we do know that…

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Wondering what the Inflation Reduction Act is and how it can benefit, you as a homeowner? This might be one of the least aptly named opportunities to save money while increasing the energy efficiency of your home. Enacted last year, this key piece of legislation looks to combat climate change by promoting eco-friendly practices and encouraging clean energy initiatives. The trick is it was initially enacted as an incentive to businesses but has benefits for individuals who adopt green practices. I want to point out that these incentives and credits will be available for at least a few years if not longer; so there is no reason to worry about getting them all done within the next year. Homeowners can plan on updating/upgrading over a 3-5 year schedule…

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There have been some moments this year, that Realtors have not been proud to show. Barbicore is one that is truly an acquired taste, and as we begin to close out 2023, we look forward to new trends that make our jobs, just a bit easier. Here is a pop quiz style list compiled from designer insights and consumer feedback, and what trends will last into 2024 and what trends will stay behind in 2023.

1. All-white Bathrooms, In or out?

Out! According to a survey by Fixr.com, over a quarter of interior designers are ready to bid farewell to all-white bathrooms. A shift is being made towards more vibrant shower tiles and jewel tones.

 

 

2. Patios to the Max, In or out?

In! With contingencies. Homeowners have been maximizing their outdoor…

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Purchasing a home is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make. In the current real estate landscape, where we are post pandemic, low inventory, and with fluctuating interest rates, it is imperative that you have an expert guiding your hand in a decision of this magnitude. Whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned seller, partnering with an expert who has decades of experience analyzing historical data in addition to block on block local knowledge will be essential to making sound decisions and protecting your investments.

Experience is Key

No one is perfect and no Realtor is a mind reader, however, Realtors with more experience have the ability to put mortgage rates, home negotiation and pricing, and discussions…

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Did you know that we have HALF of the available homes for sale compared to 2017-2019? Inventory is extremely limited at the moment, and according to Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, "There are simply not enough homes for sale. The market can easily absorb a doubling of inventory." It is rare that conditions are this favorable to Triangle area home sellers. If you have even thought about listing in the next six months or six years, let's discuss some of the reasons why it pays to sell now.

Inventory

Inventory is at a record low. What this means is that your home stands a better chance of selling now and generating bidding wars if priced correctly. What this does not mean is that you should artificially inflate the price of your home, thinking…

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You are perfectly capable and within your right to sell your own home. Many companies will offer ways for you to list your home for sale even, at reduced rates. What you DO have to consider is this is likely one of the largest monetary transactions of your life. Where there are thousands of dollars at stake, you need to have proper marketing, negotiating, exposure to existing active and qualified buyers, and expert knowledge of the market to list a home at the proper price. Do you have a marketing program in place, a database of buyers, expertise in negotiation, and years of experience in your area in real estate transacting? You can develop these in time, but this is why time is money when selling your home and why a reputable and highly experienced…

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The Research Triangle is recognized nationally for a high quality of life for residents. It has a number of the top universities including UNC Chapel Hill, NC State University, NCCU and Duke University within its bounds and as a result, there are incredible museums, hospitals, and culture. Another byproduct of such wonderful educational resources is corporate and tech investment in the area and a great job market. For these reasons, real estate is highly sought after, increasing in value, and a great investment. One of the most desirable types of real estate is developments that are exclusive and offer amenities within the development or nearby. Golf club communities abound in The Triangle and here are some of our top club picks.

Find your perfect…

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Understanding the Difference between Green and Energy Efficient Building

EnergyStar, ECOSelect, LiveGreen, EnergyPlus, GreenBuilding, Leeds, HERS score, these are just some of the many designations and terms homebuyers may see or hear when looking for a new home. It's easy to understand why many homeowners and homebuyers either lump them all together assuming they are one and the same or ignore them entirely. The truth is while there can be some overlap between "Green" home features and "Energy Efficient or Saving" features they are not one and the same.

Green Home Building 

In order to build green, contractors focus on four main areas, starting with materials. True "green" construction starts with materials that are natural, renewable,…

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We all expected the unexpected when it came to the real estate market in 2020, it was anyone's guess how the housing market would fare. The effect of a global pandemic on markets in the digital age had consequences that are completely unforeseeable, and the boom in the housing market is one of them. Many of our contemporaries and housing economists predicted changes across the board, but few predicted the strength of the market, especially the demand for homes. We have not seen the demand of this magnitude since 2006.

As we are witnessing markets gain more stability with mass vaccines and the reopening of economies, the housing predictions are becoming more cohesive. The second half of 2020 witnessed a veritable boom in real estate, according to…

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114 N Buchanan in Trinity Park Durham NC

114 N. Buchanan - UNder Contract in 1 Day

Blending History with Modern Conveniences and Location!

Location, Across the street from Duke University's East Campus and short stroll to Wholefoods and 9th Streets numerous Restaurants, Bars and Stores. Or head the other way to Brightleaf, Downtown, DPAC etc. The location is simply as good as it gets.

History: This English Cottage style home was originally built for Judge William Brahman who founded the Durham Bulls and served as President of minor league Baseball between 1933 & 1947.

Enjoy superb original construction and updated along the way, the home offers 10 high ceilings throughout the main level and 9 foot high ceilings on the second. The siding is true stucco, not EIFS and provides…

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