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Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
I've noticed burglaries and assaults in September. Is this typical for this neighborhood all year.?
That's a really interesting (and scary) observation! Trulia reports on crime maps here:

http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Raleigh-North_Carolina/crime/

Stay safe,
Ali, Community ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 27, 2013 Crime & Safety in Southeast Raleigh
Jean K. Will…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Jean K. Williams answered:
Does my husband have to sign a quitclaim deed on a property that I shared with another family member?
Yes - ownership of the property becomes shared upon marriage. In NC one spouse can purchase a piece of property but two signatures are required to sell it.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Financing in Raleigh
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Would like to hear the pros and cons of slab construction in NC.?
Slab construction versus building a foundation to create a crawl space is a area where builders can save money that can be passed on to the buyers. In todays economy where new housing h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 4, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Tracy Willia…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Tracy Williams Pender answered:
Looking to relocate to Northeast Raleigh, NC possibly. Is this a safe area for kids? Looking at off of Capitol Blvd above the loops?
I actually live in NE Raleigh and would be happy to assist you. Please email me with more details and I'll see what's available in Meryton and other area subdivisions.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Home Buying in 27616
Venita Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Venita Peyton answered:
i might be a taking prison job in the raleigh area which niebour hood is close by
Which prison? Central Prison (Men) is west of downtown, near NC State. The Women's Prison is ieast of downtown. It depends on whether you are more interested in proximity or cost.

Ei ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 29, 2013 Shopping & Local Amenities in North Raleigh
Mark Pelshak, Real Estate Pro in Morrisville, NC
Mark Pelshak answered:
Is it possible to buy a house in these circumstances?
A USDA loan will offer you 100% financing but they typically require you to bring some money to the table just to show you are serious and have some teeth in the process. This amount i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 27, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Selisa Mcdon…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Selisa Mcdonald answered:
Neighborhoods off Wade Ave? Brier Creek? 300-400,000 range
Are you looking for an attached or detached home in this area ? Upon taking a quick look in the Brier Creek area there is a detached home built in 2009 that is in that price range (it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 28, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Is Raleigh a great place to live?
All I can say is YES. I was with IBM for 17 years which lead me here in the first place. I've lived in Suffern, NY; Germantown Md; Tucson, AZ; Scranton, PA; Marietta , Ga and for the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 21, 2013 General Area in 27603
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Bank & HOA filed foreclosure proceedings in North Carolina
I will just say that this is probably not the forum to answer these questions as Realtors are NOT qualified to offer legal advice. I would ask you to consult an attorney familiar with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Foreclosure in Raleigh
Sam Calvert, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Sam Calvert answered:
How will Kings Ridge subdivision be impacted by I-540?
In North Raleigh:
- it went thru some owners properties at which the owner was forced to move.
- it placed some existing homes close to Hwy noise.
- it shaved a TON of time off for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 9, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Irina Bennett, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Irina Bennett answered:
Are you finding steep competition in the Raleigh market for rental properties?
YES! So crazy, multiple offers and some people are willing to rent site unseen! Tenants offer longer leases and some even go up on the deposits and price!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 For Rent in Raleigh
Sam Calvert, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Sam Calvert answered:
Relocating from Yuma, AZ to Raleigh, NC in 2 weeks and have found some prospective places to live but just not 100% sure.
Try looking in the Brier Creek area in North Raleigh. Might find a one car garage to go with that. Drive the Triangle in less than 20/30 minutes in any direction. Beaches to the East, M ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 7, 2012 Moving in North Raleigh
Selisa Mcdon…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Selisa Mcdonald answered:
what does everyone think about living in the 27604 area code?
The 27604 zip code would put you near Capital Blvd which has many shops, businesses and restaurants. There is also the Triangle towne mall, car dealerships, and many older and newer sub ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 19, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Russell Smith, Real Estate Pro in Whiteville, NC
Russell Smith answered:
Is it possible to buy a home while full-time student and part-time national guard?
Daniel, great question. The National Guard income is allowed but of course isn't enough to qualify for a mortgage payment by yourself. It is possible if you are able to have either a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 22, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Benjamin Pas…, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Benjamin Passwaters answered:
What are the most important things to look for when buying a condo/townhouse in Raleigh?
Daniel,

I would make sure to look at the HOA fees. They can range from $60-$200+ dollars in Raleigh. These are monthly fees that are not a part of your monthly payment. Also ask to s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 3, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Steven Marin…, Real Estate Pro in North Carolina
Steven Marinos answered:
Looking for a rental home in the North Raleigh (Glenwood Ave) area. Willing to pay $900 for 3bd/2ba one level house with garage, with a nice yard.
Hi Ms. Brinkley,

Please give me a call, i believe I can help you find something you are interested in. Steve--919-437-7077.
TX Steve
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 1, 2012 Rentals in Raleigh
Larry Story, Real Estate Pro in 27408
Larry Story answered:
I am in the process of buying a house , i was told that it is best to buy a home that has a crawl space instead of a slab . Can you help me?
Telsa,

That is purely a personal decision. The foundation of a home can be built different ways. While some builders prefer to build on a crawlspace, many prefer a slab. If you ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 27, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Christopher Trapani answered:
Is it possible to get a new home loan with a salary of 40k and a low 600 middle credit score?
Bryant, Yes it certainly can be done.

Very Important - If you pay off the collection accounts without getting them deleted, it will LOWER your FICO score. Either negotiate a deletio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 25, 2013 Home Buying in Raleigh
Michael Schm…, Both Buyer and Seller in 27601
Michael Schmitz answered:
We are looking for timber framed homes in the North Raleigh area, are there any for sale?
http://www.greenhomesforsale.com/listing.php?id=19065

This is a hybrid timber frame home for sale in Wake Forest, NC. It is hard to find one in North Raleigh but there is that one in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 7, 2014 Home Buying in Raleigh
Linda Morris, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Linda Morris answered:
which area is best to raise small child
There are lots of great places to raise children in the Triangle. How old are we talking about? You can check out www.wcpss.net for end of grade scores and lots of other information o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 31, 2012 Home Buying in Raleigh
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