Hi Monica, I would consider most of Raleigh and the surrounding communities very family-friendly, except perhaps parts of southeast Raleigh. Take a look at this crime map to get an idea of what's
It would really depend on your preferences to find the neighborhood that works for you. You are
right about Wake Forest...nice rolling countryside and close to Falls Lake. Probably looks and feels like home. But, if you are into the night life and attractions of Raleigh, you might want to be a little closer in towards the city. North Hills, for example is a great area with loads of shopping. Or you might want to be in the "thick of things" and the historical part of the city like Oakwood, Cameron Village or Five Points to name a few.
Feel free to contact me with some specifics about your lifestyle, family (children?), and living accommodations and I'd be glad to help you out! I might even have a rental of my own available
that you might like, depending on the timing of your move. If you'd like to chat about your move
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Dan Della Rova
Hello! I live in Wake Forest, have a middle schooler, and am a real estate broker in the area. There are quite a few swim teams in the area, swimming is quite a popular sport among the local kids! You can join a swim team in your neighborhood: examples of these are Heritage Wake Forest, Granite Falls (Rolesville), Wakefield. Most larger neighborhoods that have a community pool will also have a swim team.
If your kids are looking for something more competitive and year-round, YMCA of the Triangle has a branch in Wake Forest, Kerr YMCA, and they host the YOTA swim team. You can check them out at yota.ymcatriangle.org. There are also private swim clubs in the Triangle but they are further from Wake Forest.
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Good luck on your move to our beautiful area!!
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There's just no way to tell what could be for rent 6 months from now. Not possible.....
Once the end of May or the beginning of June arrives, you can start yoru search or have a local WF agent search for you. By then, a landlord with an available unit, will be willing to take it off the market if your going to rent it by the beginning of July.
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Yes, Check out this listing. MLS 1847879. 1405 Colonial Club Road Wake Forest, NC.
First floor Master Suite and First floor Mother-in law suite with full and private bath. Upstairs 2 additional bathrooms with full bath and large bonus room.... more
The south is not that small. Yes we do have police departments here in Wake Forest NC. And darn good ones too.
I would bet Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem NC has its own Police force too.... more
First of all, welcome to our area! There are several resources you can check out for crime stats. This is a really neat site I suggest to many clients www.familywatchdog.us
Below is a market watch for future knowledge when you do buy a home. It's a great way to watch trends of sales in any area of your choosing.
As far as rental resources go...it depends on apartment living vs. privately owned homes. www.craigslist.com is HUGE here for rentals. I do have a database of investors that own homes in various area's I'm happy to ask if anyone has something vacant and available to fit your time line and budget.
Good luck with your move and we're here to help you with renting or buying!... more
Usually a home owner must be behind on payments before the mortgage company will consider a short sale. However I suggest you call your mortgage company anyway and see how much they are willing to work with you. You can arm yourself with a market analysis from a Real Estate Broker or even get an appraisal done though the bank will probably want to order their own.
You may also want to consider leasing the property. Offering the property on a "Rent to Own" basis may attract better lease clients and you have some hope of a sale in the future.
Hope this helps.
Nothing if you dont have anything in writing ... try to resolve issue where it is a win win for all parties, they may have forgotten about their brokers fees and etc. realized not net as much off sale vs. w/o broker involved. All agents must pay their broker then receive their commissions.
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