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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
Click the "Local Info" tab on the schools, ask your Realtor about the Builder.
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Tim Burrell answered:
Go to Google, put in Raleigh Relocation and my website comes up. I will contact you directly.
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
All working Realtors have access to all listings and what you should be looking for is a dedicated buyer broker to represent you the way a listing agent represents the seller.

I've attached a link below to what has proven to be the most popular blog I've ever posted on how to find a great buyer broker. I am a local agent, you may check me out here on Trulia or simply Google my name and I'd be happy to assist you. I specialize in buyer side brokering, it costs you nothing. Feel free to contact me directly.

You given a good detailed explanation of what you're looking for however no one can start sending you listings without a direct email. You're going to have to respond to an agent directly and so that they have your email address in order to start receiving listings.
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
JANET SHER answered:
You will know where you want to live when you find the "right" home. Sometimes it is a difficult decision as to location, especially if you are torn among those towns, but in many cases, the house can be the selling point of decision.

As far as safe neighborhoods are concerned, crime is committed everywhere at times, unfortunately. You can look at the websites regarding crime stats and I can help you with this. We realtors are told to explain to home buyers that with schools, buyers must be aware that school assignment has been a concern and with redistricting, it is sometimes a problem. Never purchase a home solely because it is within a specific school district. The school districts change and even though your home is within a school assignment while you are living there does not mean it will continue to be the same schools the following school year.

If you are seriously considering to purchase a home, allow me to assist you in finding the "right" home for your needs and the rest will follow. I have been in the real estate profession for many years and
I understand the concerns you have. My experience, knowledge and empathy goes a long way to counsel you along the way.

You may either send me email to discuss further at: janetsher@gmail.com or you may call me
(919) 599-7486 Mobile. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Janet Sher - Broker/Consultant
Raleigh Cary Realty
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Anne Dennis answered:
Hi Bill,
I live in Cary and the train tracks run behind my house. They are infrequent. When we moved here, we were worried about same, and its been a non-issue. Now, for other houses, if they are quite near the tracks, it would be reason not to live there because even though infrequent, some homes are so close that it wakes people up and rattles the windows! Do you know how far behind the home the tracks are for this home? You can email me directly at annefdennis@gmail.com :) ... more
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Matt Peedin answered:
Just sent you an email...

Matt
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Sat Apr 6, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
I think Toscana does offer good value and the buildr (ForeverHome LLC) has a decent reputation and as a former home builder my opinion is they build a nice quality product and offer good bang for the buck.

Prices have been appreciating over the past couple of years which as someone specializing in buyer side brokering is something I look for.

IT's hard to compare Toscana to Weycroft and Hortons Creek as thier not exactly apples to apples. Both Weycroft and Hortons Creek offer pools which Toscana does not and this is reflected in the HOA fees. Both Weycroft and Hortons Creek have multiple builders offering homes and some of thes builders are building EnergyStar rated homes while ForeverHomes doesn't seem to be offering this option in Toscana.

Overall however if you're not worried about the lack of a community pool or getting an EnergyStar home I think any home buyer looking in Cary would absolutely want to consider Toscana.

I would encourage you not to work directly with the listing agents as they represent the builder and aren't going to do anything to jepordize their relationship with them. You would be well advised to work with a Buyer Broker (if you're not already) and preferably someone who has experience with new construction sales. Feel free to contact me directly through my profile here on Trulia if I can be of any assistance.
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Mon May 20, 2013
Masood Yousaf answered:
depend how many yrs you have left on visa. Email me at myrealestatebroker@nc.rr.com so I can meet you sometime an explain you the process.
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Liz Fortunato answered:
You can see the school assignment for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years at the link below. Please contact me if you have any other questions about this property or another property.

http://wwwgis2.wcpss.net/addressLookup/index.php

Liz Fortunato
Keller Williams Cary
HomeSellerCary@gmail.com
ph. 919.830.1115
http://lizfortunato.kwrealty.com
"The referral of your friends and family is the greatest compliment you can give me"
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Liz Fortunato answered:
This home has a bonus room in addition to the 3 bedrooms and the HOA fees are $173. I am happy to obtain more information on this property for you. Please contact me. Thank you!
Liz Fortunato
Keller Williams Cary
HomeSellerCary@gmail.com
ph. 919.830.1115
http://lizfortunato.kwrealty.com
"The referral of your friends and family is the greatest compliment you can give me"
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Mike Jaquish answered:
If the basement is finished at a level of quality similar to the above grade space, and is heated, it's square footage will be counted as living area.

Basement space will generally carry a much lower value than above grade space.

Bear in mind, any level with any portion below grade is basement level. Any dirt against an exterior wall for a level means that level is below grade.
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Mike Jaquish answered:
If the basement is finished at a level of quality similar to the above grade space, and is heated, it's square footage will be counted as living area.
Basement space will generally carry a much lower value than above grade space.
Bear in mind, any level with any portion below grade is basement level. Any dirt against an exterior wall for a level means that level is below grade.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Carla Freund answered:
Bill, the best thing to do is check it out one evening. We may all have a different opinion of what is a problem and what isn't. There tends to be a pretty good buffer between those homes and the HS.

What you do need to consider is the noise when the marching band is practicing or playing. Having said that, Green Hope has one of the top marching bands in the area and some people may find listening to them enjoyable. It's just important to be aware.

Heritage is a great neighborhood with sweet people.

By the way, if you're looking to buy or sale and not working with a Realtor, I'm familiar with the neighborhood. Feel free to contact me directly. Best of Luck to you!
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Sun Apr 6, 2014
David Williams answered:
Hi Judith,

Who doesn't like pugs ?! :)

Here are a few links you may find helpful:

1) link that shows all Realtor listed properties for sale in Heritage Pines neighborhood you asked about
http://homesforsale.caryrealestate.com/i/6179/Heritage_pines

2) link for the local property management firm that manages Heritage Pines and has all the HOA documents:
https://emp.cincweb.com/?a=102

Typically the process is to submit a request for architectural review / approval - best/most accurate answer is verification from the HOA manager

Hope this helps!

David Williams
Broker
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Jim Bartlett answered:
Hi Gina;
Because of restrictions of State and Federal Law I can not address your subject directly. When I look at your requirements I can think of several communities that potentially have homes that meet your criteria. I would be honored to assist you with your move as I did a similar move from NY many years ago. Please give me a call so we can discuss your needs more fully and I can setup a specific search around those criteria.
Jim Bartlett - Cary Home Seller
919-961-1238
"Simplifying Real Estate"
jim@caryhomeseller.com
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Elizabeth Scott answered:
Hi Francesco: I agree -- sounds like Cary will be perfect for your needs. Cary is a big town and there are many areas that would fit the bill for you. I'd be happy to send you information on specific homes & neighborhoods. I've helped many folks find their dream home in Cary and the surrounding towns. I've worked extensively with folks who are relocating to our area, providing lots of great info such as schools, activities, restaurants, contractors, etc. -- much more than just buying a home, Get in touch & let me know how I may help you!
Elizabeth Scott, Realtor®, Broker
e-PRO, Strategic Pricing Specialist
Fathom Realty NC, LLC
Phone: 919.306.9699
TheSmartRealtorNC@gmail.com
www.Elizabeth.FathomRaleigh.com
www.TrianglePropertyLines.blogspot.com

Be Savvy…Call the Smart Realtor
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Fri Dec 7, 2012
Dora answered:
Absolutely Jane and agents are happy to offer you that service. I've been selling the Cary/Apex area since 1996 and would be happy to assist you in finding a new home in this area. I look forward to speaking with you - either by phone 919-395-5901 or email - dora@dorawallace.com ... more
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Fri Nov 30, 2012
Gabe Macaluso answered:
Good Morning Dexter,

Did you sign a buyers agency agreement? If so, it says in the agreement what commission you agree the buyers agent is working for. In that agreement it says the agent will do what they can to get it from the seller, but ultimately you are responsible for paying the agreed upon amount.

Additionally, with the Internet and so many real estate websites, it is becoming more and more common for buyers to feel like they are doing the legwork of finding the home.

Ultimately, you need to have a conversation with your agent. Talk to them about the expectations you had and where you feel they are not meeting those expectations.

A reputable agent should be able to explain and show you what they are doing, why they are doing it, and fix any problems.

All the best,
Gabe

Gabe Macaluso
Broker/Realtor
gabe@paramountrealtysolutions.com
919.228.9421
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Wed Jan 9, 2013
Kelli Kaspar answered:
Not at all. Most all builders in our community will work with a buyers agent regardless when in the process they are introduced. It is your right and if they want to sell you a home they will respect your wishes to be independently represented in most cases. ... more
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Sun Dec 2, 2012
Mike Jaquish answered:
Call her in the morning and have an open discussion of your views of the situation and your expectations.
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