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Sat Mar 25, 2017
Whitneymaybelle answered:
you can find amazing communities in Raleigh. i found one i love and there are lots of others in younger communities. it is worth checking out. best of luck ... more
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Tue Dec 6, 2016
Robpollack99 answered:
You are going to probably hate it. Not that it's bad. It is really, really polite compared with say, the middle part of the country, nevermind California. The typical interaction in California -- if you did that -- would be like throwing a cup of icewater (no, a whole bucket) onto your typical North Carolinian. Yes, it's that different. Or, put another way, most North Carolinians put into California are going to instantly hate the place. Partly because it's not as patriotic, partly because your average conversation is going to sound very aggressive. ... more
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Wed Jul 20, 2016
Curatolo answered:
Good day to everyone. My name is Rudy Curatolo and I am a Certified Radon Testing Professional in the Triangle Area. I wanted to assist in this question above and some of the inquiries below. Radon Testing is all I do, I have an Analytical Certification in this and have a good reputation among some of the best Realtors in our area.

Quality of testing and quality control in the environment being tested are paramount in identifying whether or not Radon is an issue in a dwelling. Simply put, make sure it's done RIGHT. Many well intending folks pass on inaccurate information regarding Radon and Radon testing, so be careful where you get your info. This is afterall an odorless, colorless carcinogen capable of giving a person (or family) lung cancer by prolonged exposure. The Raleigh/Triangle area does have elevated Radon areas and it can differ from home to home. This is an above average area (both statewide AND nationally) so consider getting your home tested by a professional.

This is a reliable, unbiased, and authoratative guide if you intend to purchase a home:

This is a reliable, unbiased, and authoratative guide if you already own the home and just want a "Peace of mind" test:

I encourage you to look me up and read the reviews. I'm at your service if you have any questions. We are also the most inexpensive certified Radon Testing Specialist/Professionals in the area.

Rudy Curatolo
Advanced Radon Detection Services
Phone: 919-619-9448
NRPP ID 107466RT
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Fri Feb 5, 2016
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Tue Apr 28, 2015
Michael Parker answered:
Hi Isabella, Thanks for your question and let me be the first to welcome you to the Triangle. If you don't know the area well, or at all, renting first makes good sense- easier to get out of a lease than resale in 12 months if the area isn't what you want. I can show you several areas that might meet your needs. I am currently working with two relo's- one from Chicago and one from Singapore.
Take care
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Thu Apr 9, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
Schools are on a county wide system across the state and anything with a Raleigh address would be part of the Wake County School System. You are currently in Cary which does have a great reputation for both. For school info, go . You may also call me directly if you require any additional information or are looking for someone to assist you with your search. Use the contact link under my picture. Thank You!! ... more
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Mon Mar 30, 2015
Ernie Behrle answered:
You would be looking at Wake County Schools. Their website is
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Tue Feb 10, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
With this post being 4 years old, what did you end up using to find your rental?
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Tue Feb 10, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
Spring is right around the corner, keep us updated on your search.
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Thu Jan 15, 2015
Mark Leach answered:
I think it would be smart to contact realty companies, banks, and foreclosure companies directly. I would develop a presentation directed toward each individual audience and sell yourself. Be professional and assertive. There is a huge need for commercial cleaning service, and you are in the position to take advantage of it.
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Wed Jun 25, 2014
Louise Doing answered:
The best advise I can give you is to use the website below for crime:
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Leslie Martin Camara answered:
Hi Jamie,

Being a Southerner all my life, I'm not sure that I can answer without being somewhat partial as I believe this is the best state in the Country :). That being said, my husband relocated from Mass and I just sold a house to his parents who are moving down as well. We live in the Weddington/Stallings area right outside of Charlotte and his parents purchased in a town called Indian Trail which is also right outside of Charlotte. He absolutely loves it here (mainly the weather and the more laid-back approach to life). We also do a lot of Real Estate Investing in the area as well. Of course, there are lots of folks here from up North, so I'm sure you'd do just fine and really love it here. If you ever want more advice, just let us know.


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Mon Dec 23, 2013
Keve Butterfield answered:
Hi Yuri in Pacific Heights! I moved here from California almost 10 years ago, I love it here and so glad to hear you are making the move too! I went to design school South of Market, Western Design Institute, JFK University and also lived in Napa Valley for a long time. And I grew up in Newport Beach (SoCa).
I am a Real Estate Broker and Interior Designer - The two work well together ;-)
I can picture the lifestyle you are interested in. I would probably recommend Chapel Hill, or Cary for you and your family. Pittsborro may also be a good choice. If you need any further help, please call me, I would love to help you. Keve Butterfield . 919-625-0774
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Thu Oct 17, 2013
Vandan Gandhi, MBA answered:
There are a lot of great properties seeking your returns on a single family home.
I can email you personally on specific areas and properties that would meet your criteria.
The best area is iin and around the Research triangle park area.
Let me know how i can help you out.
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Sat Jul 27, 2013
Carla Freund answered:
Hi Leigh,

No one can really predict what will happen with appreciation in those areas. North Hills area was very strong during the recession. We're seeing fewer flips as there aren't as many foreclosures and not as many "deals" out there. There is so much that goes into pricing even within an area. For example, a home in North Hills on a main road may not sell for as much as one located on a neighborhood's interior roads. a split plan may be priced differently than a ranch or other style. It could also depend on the updated, upgrades, and age of major mechanicals.

It does seem there have been a good amount of renovations in the historic Raleigh neighborhoods lately. That could be attributed to the fact it has been less expensive to do renovations since vendors have been competing for jobs.

If you're looking to buy, you really should speak to a Realtor who can help you figure out what the best property is given what's available. They can also show you what's happened historically in a particular neighborhoods.
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
Homeowner919 answered:
Easy! Buy my house. We're told it's an awesome value by the people who have seen it. It's newer construction on a large lot with a large garage near downtown.

Has 5 bedrooms now, but the "bonus" could have a closet added to be a 6th bedroom if you so chose. One of the bedrooms is huge and vaulted so we really use it as a second bonus now.

Base schools are good and all within 2 miles. Close to the beltline, Wade Ave and 40. Drive time to my work building downton is 5 mins. Drive time to Cameron Village is 8 mins. Can be at RDU in 20 mins. It's on a cul-de-sac with other like homes and not a one off nice property amidst a lot of older ones. Hedingham, RGA, and Raleigh CC are all close by (Raleigh CC is 5 mins) for golf.
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Thu May 23, 2013
Margaret Moore answered:
Hi Jeremy,
You may also want to consider downtown Durham, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough. Each has walkable downtown district mixing historic charm with modern flare. Plenty of shopping, dining and nightlife.
I hope you find what you're looking for.
Margaret Moore
Triangle & Coast Realty
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Tue May 21, 2013
Lori Walls answered:
Raleigh is a Fabulous place to live. I lived on the east and west coast. My family and I have done 2 cross country moves. We have live here for 11 years. You have water, mountains, change of seasons and great colleges! Great place to start a career, raise a family and retire. ... more
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Tue Apr 23, 2013
Kendall Scoville answered:
I would recommend finding the middle school that you feel good about. is always a good resource to use to research schools in North Carolina.
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Nila Maceda Kucharski, GRI answered:
Are you looking to move into the Research Triangle Park area - The Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill? If so, you will be in a place with a vibrant economy. There are several communities within the RTP vicinities. But I understand you may have other factor considerations. This area is also very diversified - people working in the RTP are coming from diffferent parts of US and the world. And because of this diversity of culture or mix of cultures, people are more tolerant with one another. I beleive that you will enjoy your retirement living here. The weather is gorgeos most especially in the Fall. And Spring comes early in NC!

I suggest that you visit our website at and go to the Neighborhood link. so you can familiarize yourself with the different communities, entertainment places, etc. You may also want to go to the link "Home Search" and try that to get an idea of how much house will you get for $200,000.00. Of course, the location and its accessbility to the public amenities, good schools etc. play an important factor in real estate prices. Kindly let us know if you have questions. I would love to help you. Also, you may want to see Guides and Reviews (in the Neighborhood link) of our city, Raleigh, NC and our neighbor cities, Durham & Chapel Hill. You'll see them all with a click of the mouse!!!
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