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Patricia Rob…, Real Estate Pro in 27516
Patricia Roberts - Broker answered:
Schumacher Homes - anyone here buy a Schumacher built home? Comparable builders?
I am currently building a house in Orange County NC. We met with the Schumacher Homes people. I was not impressed, we had to meet with them several times for them to get information t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2011 Home Buying in 27516
Michael Colv…, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Michael Colvin answered:
I would like to see all the listings in Fearrington Village. Is there a special site i can find them? Thank you.
As Larry said Dinky, Fearrington Village does not show up on the Multiple Listing Service, unless of course it is a resale. Here is the link to their website, so you can see every thing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 9, 2011 Home Buying in Chapel Hill
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Which areas of Chapel Hill that are within walking distance to campus are best to live with regard to avoiding heavy student residence?
The best neighborhoods for being in walking distance to the University of Chapel Hill include:
Westwood - Whitehead Circle - Greenwood - the Historic District and Gimghoul.

Homes in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 23, 2010 Home Buying in Chapel Hill
Deborah Rigs…, Real Estate Pro in 27705
Deborah Rigsbee Miller answered:
35 Golden Heather Ct., Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517 What is going on with this house?
I am not sure exactly what your question is. I did look at this 35 Golden Heather Court in the Preserve at Jordan Lake. It was listed in 2004 for $536,000 then in 2005 they rented it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Buying in 27517
April Grossm…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
April Grossman answered:
Will Chapel Hill/Carrboro home prices go down?
I don't think you'll see a significant drop in listing prices. This area has held quite steady over the past several years, even showing some appreciation, in spite of what is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Buying in Chapel Hill
Desiree Gold…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Desiree Goldman answered:
Do home prices normally rise some with the spring market?
Both realtors and sellers start a new spring market with a fresh start positive approach. "Maybe this year will be better". This September sales were better than 2008 but you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 8, 2010 Home Buying in Chapel Hill
Kitty B. Sto…, Real Estate Pro in 27516
Kitty B. Stockton, GRI, CRS answered:
If a house in Heritage Hills appraised in 2006 at $315,000, what would it appraise at now assuming it is in the same condition?
Hi, I am an REALTOR who specializes in Chapel Hill, but my main emphasis is on studying the market. Real Estate sales is very much systematized based on the free market. Many sellers ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 13, 2010 Home Buying in Chapel Hill
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Do you think Sellers should pursue a Short-Sale in North Carolina or would they be better off exploring Foreclosure or Bankruptcy with their attorney?
Short Sales in North Carolina are not the best idea. If a deficiency judgment is entered and the probability of this is high it is for a ten year period here in North Carolina, In addit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 11, 2010 Foreclosure in Chapel Hill
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
What is the procedure to buy a home in forclosure, and do Realtors work with buyers to do this?
Kate, I’m a Real Estate Broker in Chapel Hill and regularly work with Buyer clients who are pursuing bank owned properties. I am extremely familiar with foreclosure properties; i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 25, 2010 Foreclosure in Chapel Hill
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
What do you think about Websites that give home valuations? Some houses in one desirable Chapel Hill
You’ve heard it before; you get what you pay for. Free evaluations listed on websites are nothing more than a very rough approximation. In the Chapel Hill / Durham area Zillow ad ... more
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Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
How does well water compare to the town/city/county water (non well) in the Chapel Hill area?
Aja, I work in Chapel Hill and Durham and can tell you that every well is different. I agree with Larry Story if you are considering a home with a well, it should be tested. the typica ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Aug 20, 2010 Home Buying in Chapel Hill
Craig Fox, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Craig Fox answered:
We are moving to the area, and I am going to be looking for a house in Chapel Hill. I really like the 'planned' communities of Southeren
Hello Liz,

I can personally state that both of these are great neighborhoods. I live in Southern Village, and my office is located in the commercial section of Meadowmont. Each h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 25, 2010 Home Buying in Chapel Hill
Marie Scheur…, Real Estate Pro in 27604
Marie Scheuring answered:
What is likely to happen to the apparently abandoned home at 312 Nottingham Drive, Chapel Hill?
Bankruptcy is a different animal and much more complicated than a foreclosure or even a short sale. You could check the Durham County tax records and try to contact the owner, but mak ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 16, 2010 Home Buying in 27517
Vivian Olkin, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Vivian Olkin answered:
Anyone here has specialty in investment rental property around chapel hill/triangle area?
I think it is important to work with a Realtor who is also an investor. Most agents are not investors and do not understand all the implications and what it really means to be a hands- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 3, 2010 Home Buying in Chapel Hill
Kirbytanner, Home Seller in Chapel Hill, NC
Kirbytanner answered:
Our family is seling our home in the Dilworth area of Charlotte and we are thinking about moving to the Chapel Hill area. The absolute most important
David--I think you'd like our home in Chapel Hill. It doesn't show up on trulia.com, but you can find it at realtor.com. 1731 Old Lystra Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517. It ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 1, 2010 Home Buying in Chapel Hill
Linda Cromar…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Linda Cromartie answered:
What is the story on 10001 Vail Drive , Chapel HIll, NC?
The owners have been trying to sell it since May 2008 when it first listed at $699,000. It is in a great area,but in spite of the Chapel Hill address, it is in the Chatham County schoo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 29, 2010 Home Buying in 27517
Barrett Powe…, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Barrett Powell answered:
Why doesn't the house at 30067 Benbury , Chapel Hill ever sale?
Thanks Craig. From the looks of it, it has not been on the market any longer than other properties in that price range.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 29, 2010 Home Buying in 27517
Vickey Wacht…, Real Estate Pro in Katy, TX
Vickey Wachtel,BROKER,CRS,CIPS answered:
Generally, can a buyer back out of a contract if the seller does not agree to move the closing date up from the agreed to "close on or
Here in Texas the buyer can get out of the contract for any reason if they have agreed to an Option Period, usually thats 10 days after the signing of the contract...this time is for in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 24, 2010 Home Buying in 27514
Clarence Lup…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Clarence Lupton answered:
we would like to move from Reston, Va. to Chatham County/ Chapelhill NC. When do you see the best time to sell in Reston and best time to buy in?
Do you have to sell your home in Reston before purchasing a new home in this area? If not you can work with a realtor in Reston to do a market analysis and position the time to put you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 15, 2010 Home Buying in Chapel Hill
Terry Crook, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Terry Crook answered:
Ask a thorough question Be precise and provide enough information, to get better answers!
Jennifer, Chapel Hill/Carrboro is VERY family-oriented with excellent schools (tops in the State) as well as many local amenities (Park 'n Rec programs, planetariium, swimming/ska ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 14, 2010 Home Buying in Chapel Hill
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