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Northeast Raleigh : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jul 5, 2015
Ray Gonzalez answered:
Leesville Schools (less than 2 walking blocks away)
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Fri Mar 13, 2015
Marc Langefeld answered:
Hi Ashley,

A great web site to look up crime statistics is



Marc Langefeld
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Tue Aug 5, 2014
Tracy Santrock answered:
You can check for schedules and bus routes.
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Thu Jul 17, 2014
Jean Hedges answered:
I am a former Wake County School teacher, and my children attended Wake County Public Schools. They both were well prepared for college. I'd highly recommend them. With that said as a former teacher, the more involved you are as a parent the better your children will fare. ... more
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Wed Jun 25, 2014
Louise Doing answered:
Hi Demetric-I noticed you were asking the question from 27604 zip code. Here is the closest library to your location-
Green Road Community Library
4101 Green Road
Raleigh, NC 2760
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Roy Mcintyre answered:
Is $266 a month kinda seem high for a place that's 215k?
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Thu Dec 5, 2013
Chris Gorman answered:
Hey Megan,

I'm a buyer and Relocation Specialist with Linda Craft & Team REALTORS in Raleigh, would love to help you in your home search! Please reach out and let me know when you'd be able to come into the office and talk. We are located nearby you, at the corner of Sixforks and Newton.

Chris Gorman
(919) 645-7212,
Linda Craft & Team REALTORS
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Fri Nov 15, 2013
Randall Yates answered:
I know several mortgage brokers who have many different loan products. We specialize in helping people with difficult loans most lenders cannot touch.. Credit issues, self employment etc. Email me or visit our site I would love to go over your situation in more detail and refer you to a lender that can help, I also have a great real estate agent in Raleigh. ... more
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Sat Nov 9, 2013
espears1220 answered:
Hello my Husband and I are looking to move to wake co prefer more of a country setting we have 4 beautiful children looking for a nice school as well by march 2014. with yard and outdoor pets allowed. Not close by the street. please email me at thank you. we both are employed ... more
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Thu Nov 7, 2013
R B Bob answered:
Did you ever find that house to rent? If not, I've got a couple of investors that will work with you to find a house that they would want to own and then rent to you (based upon your credit and work profile).

If you didn't find one and are open to buying, I'm in the mortgage business and would love to help you out.
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Tue Oct 15, 2013
Linda Barletta asked:
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Thu Sep 26, 2013
Tanya Pearson answered:
It was listed for $1375 but it does not appear to be available now.
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Thu Sep 26, 2013
Dawn Anderson answered:
Hi Myra I would love to help you with this- please feel free to call or text me at 919-452-9379 to further discuss. I look forward to speaking with you. Thanks Dawn Anderson
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Tue Sep 3, 2013
Mark Pelshak answered:
Please check out the home search tool I have on my website This search tool will allow you to search by so many different variables such as proximity to schools, restaurants, places of worship, entertainment and so much more. You really could go wild using this search tool. I encourage you to check it out if you need to find out how close a particular home is to grocery stores, hospitals, gas stations or any other place of interest. Hope you find this useful!


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Mon Aug 19, 2013
Dawn Anderson answered:
Hi there! If your interested inviewing this home please let me know I'd love to help you out! Call/text 919-452-9379!

Have a great nite! Dawn
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Thu Aug 1, 2013
Carla Freund answered:
Hi, I see you're moving from Orlando which has a strong service industry. We do have "blue collar" and "service industry" jobs but, I think you'll find it to be a little different than Orlando. It would be best to do as Ernie suggested and check out what's available for your skillset and experience.

HOA fees can be listed in different ways. If you're looking at a townhome, HOA fees are probably going to be in the $100 - $200 per month range. It can vary and it is best to ask your Realtor what they are.

As for the property taxes, we can't see exactly what you're looking at so it is difficult to say if the taxes are correct or not. However, they are a matter of public record and can be looked up on each property. Your Realtor can also help you determine what they are. Taxes are based on whether you're in the city limits or not and which city you're in.

It seems to me property taxes and insurance (homeowners & auto) are generally lower in NC than in FL.
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
Krista Abshure answered:
To my knowledge we do not have co-ops here in Wake county. We do have condos and townhomes though.

Although each townhome and condo can set up their own set of rules on how they want paid the general process is that they have one HOA fee that covers all of the costs for account management, daily maintenance and upcoming maintenance. The HOA's should have a Capital Expenditure Account that is kept for when the buildings need large maintenance items such as roofs and painting. If the HOA does not have this type of savings account then they have the right to "assess" the homeowners a specific amount of money for these types of things when they are needed. Of course this has to be voted on and approved by the HOA.

There are also times when the condo / townhome is located in a larger neighborhood community with community amenities that are shared by all people that live in the community. In this case you will have a main HOA fee that is specific to the townhome / condo and then another HOA fee that is specific to the entire neighborhood.

It is very important to remember that my statement above is general and that there can always be different ways that a specific HOA handles their business. The most important thing is to research thoroughly the specific property's HOA to find out how they handle maintenance and financial issues.

Please let me know how I can be of further assistance and best of luck!


Krista Abshure
Fathom Realty
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
Krista Abshure answered:
In North Carolina we do not have a transfer fee, rather it is called a NC Revenue Fee. I imagine it is similar to the type of tax you mentioned in your question.

Although it is common in NC for the seller to pay the Revenue Fees it does not always happen. On some foreclosures and new construction the buyer is required to use the builder's /foreclosure bank's proprietary Contracts. These proprietary contracts will sometimes state that the buyer is responsible for the Revenue Fees.

I would be glad to provide you more information about this or any other real estate questions you may have.


Krista Abshure
Fathom Realty
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
Ernie Behrle answered:
This home is located in Charleston Park which is not far from where I live. It's a nice neighborhood consisting of when the project was started, detached townhomes. That was kind of a unique setup . I believe they have now reclassified them as 'cluster homes' . Unfortunately, this specific home is already under contract after being listed for just 3 days. I did search the MLS and there is currently nothing else available at this time. The only other home I did find was another like this one that was also under contract as a result of a foreclosure type situation.

If you require any assistance in searching for a home, I would be more than happy to assist you and please know that my services to you do not cost you a dime! Please visit my website at where you can search for homes directly from the MLS via the IDX tool I have, plus learn a little more about me.

Best wishes,
Northside Realty
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Sun Jul 14, 2013
Maria Gilda Racelis answered:
This seems to be an enormous amount for a monthly fee. The best way to find out accurate information regarding the monthly HOA fee and special assessment, if there is one upcoming or existing, is to have your realtor call the property management for the complex, or whoever is the authority in giving out the pertinent information.

Best of luck.
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