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Home Buying in 27604 : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jan 25, 2009
Lizete Santos answered:
Hi Sarah,

I would recommend that you have your own agent (buyer's agent) to represent you. You need the guidance of a professional and someone who'll be looking out for your best interest.
A contingency period is agreed upon among both parties and can be for any number of days or months. Essentially if your house does not sell within a predetermined amount of time you are no longer obligated to purchase the home you made an offer on.

Good luck!
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Sun Jan 11, 2009
Mark Gripshover answered:
This IS a single family attached home, so what's your beef? ("Dishonest" is a bit harsh, don't you think?)
With all of the problems in the world, and this is the worst you have to worry about?? Count your blessings. ... more
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Mon Oct 27, 2008
Scott Godzyk answered:
You do need both. The average sales price is telling you what things are selling for and the average home price is telling you what is on the market. it is the properties on the market that are your competition when listing your house, so you need to see what they are selling for to be at median or below. Both an appraisal and BPO will use data from both. ... more
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Wed Oct 22, 2008
Jamie Thevaos answered:
I am an agent in the Raleigh/Triangle area and could assist you with your home search! If you would like, you can email me at or call me at 946-0331 to get started. ... more
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Sun Oct 19, 2008
Erica McClenny answered:
It is expired right now but should be coming back on the market with a new agent soon. It was a real fixer upper with the plumbing and other items missing! If you're looking for a fixer upper or investment home, I do have access to others in better shape for similar dollars.

I specialize in diatressed properties. I've helped hundreds of folks purchase these types of home for persoanl and investment use.

Feel free to drop me an email. I'm happy to discuss my free VIP Buyer Program with you. I literally just sat down at my desk from showing foreclosures off Rock Quarry Rd this morning!
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Wed Sep 10, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
Builders contracts are authored in their favor you need to locate a real estate agent who will represent you. We answer soooo many questions weekly where there are problems between builder and buyer .
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Sun Sep 21, 2008
Stanton Homes answered:

Here's an interesting site for crime rates and other statistics for various areas.

However, I believe this shows a 7 year period, so may not be reflective of recent changes in the area. ... more
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Mon Sep 8, 2008
Erica McClenny answered:
I'm happy to chat with him to see if my VIP Homebuyer program is helpful. My partner and I sell 6-8 homes a year in that area. We sell over 100 homes in the Raleigh area total.

There are many "neighborhoods" that fal into that surrounding area. How far north is he looking to go? Is Whitaker Mills too far? ... more
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Sun Jan 4, 2009
Lizete Santos answered:
Hi PM Baker,

You have a lot of options. What lot size would you require, any other prerequisites?
Here is site to the schools as well as some other informative sites:

Cary is a great city that has garnered numerous awards and accolades from Money Magazine & Fortune Magazine. The schools are some of the best in Wake County.
Here are some preliminary subdivisions that may fit your request:
Cameron Pond
Cary Park
Churchill Estates
Wren Meadow
Jamison Park
Governors Row
Greyhawk Landing

Good luck!
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Fri Jul 24, 2009
Heather Sasser answered:
Hi Peter,

There are a lot things to consider when buying an investment property. My first suggestion would be to work with a local lender to find out what kind of programs you qualify for based on your income and down payment, etc. Then if that looks postive synch up with an realtor who can help you identify neighborhoods that rent and appreciate well. Feel free to call our team for additional information. We work with investors and can share our experiences as landlords and give you an ideal of our current market conditions.

Best Wishes,
Heather Sasser 919-761-3815
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Mon Aug 18, 2008
Bo Bromhal answered:
Linda - it will be difficult at best to find this, simply because rentals in the area(s) you mention are generally $850+. You can feel free to email me at
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Mon Aug 18, 2008
Mike Jaquish answered:
Preston Village
Weston Pointe
Bridgeton Park
Arden Forest
Bishop's Gate
Some of them are in Morrisville and W Cary and will press the 20 minute limit.

North Hills
Inman Park
Inman Park
Laurel Hills
N and W Raleigh here, with easy access to DT Raleigh.
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Wed Jul 30, 2008
Justin & Katie Keisler answered:
It sounds like Hickory, NC is the perfect area for you! My wife and I work with home buyers as they relocate into Hickory, NC and assist them in finding their new home! Hickory, NC is an award winning city that has business opprotunities will still maintaining that "home town" feel. We have lovely weather, and we are located right in the "middle" of North Carolina - which means a short day trip can take you to the gorgeous blue ridge mountains or the white sandy NC beaches!

You can email us at with more information about what type of home you are looking for, and we will be happy to email you a list of properties that meet your criteria that are currently for sale!

We hope to hear from you soon! We always enjoy helping families/couples relocate to our wonderful city! You can call us at (828) 291-5311 or email Our website is

Justin & Katie Keisler
The Keisler Real Estate Team
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Fri Aug 15, 2008
Wendy Norman answered:
Hi...there are tons of choices for homes in that price range in downtown Raleigh and surrounding areas due to the revitalization that's going on in the neighborhoods in the city's center. Fonville Morisey/Long & Foster is the largest company in the area with the largest market share. I am a Realtor/Broker with Fonville Morisey at the Brier Creek office, so if I can help you with your search in any way, please call me at 919-785-4240 or email You can also search for homes online at my website I have lots of market data I can share with you and can help you pick out homes that are priced competitively. I look forward to hearing from you...have a wonderful afternoon! ... more
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Mon Jun 23, 2008
Karen answered:
Hmmm ... not sure what neighborhoods you're looking in, but there is plenty of inventory below the $400K price point. Are you only looking inside the Beltline perhaps?
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Mon Jun 23, 2008
Sonja Babic answered:

Prices of the homes have come down significantly trough out North Carolina and Wake County is not an exception to that as well. There are still lots of over priced homes but many sellers are becoming reasonable and pricing to sell. In my experience best value right now is in resale homes and sometimes in new construction that has been finished last year and still not sold. Foreclosures are rarely good deals as they are almost always in not so good shape and I am not seeing that many around here anyway.
You should located good buyers agent and he / she will find it for you. That way you will be updated about all new listings and you will have someone on your side that can advise you as well as negotiate for you so you can get best possible deal for your money. Let mw know if you need any help locating good buyer’s agent.
Good luck!

Your North Carolina Broker
Sonja Babic
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Fri May 23, 2008
Jeffrey Schnabel answered:

You need a real estate attorney to get involved. This has gone way past reasonable from a timing perspective. Too many questions outstanding to offer any advice, and the advice you really need should be coming from an attorney.

Good luck with this,

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Mon Jul 14, 2008
Pamela Lockley answered:
Leesville High School's zip is 27613; Wake Early College is 27610; Broughton is 27605. Some links that may be helpful:, ... more
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Mon Jun 9, 2008
Pam Winterbauer answered:

You may want to check on for this kind of information.
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Thu Aug 26, 2010
Larry Story answered:
Of course I am partial but the triad area (Greensboro, Winston Salem, and High Point) has had a steady increase in home values. Now the Triangle area you are in is good also. The saying goes is to find the worst home in the best neighborhood. Of course it depends on your price range and how much of a fixer upper you are wanting. For government foreclosures in your area check You can contact a realtor in whatever area you decide on and they can dig up the best deals for you. One thing you have to consider is do you want to just get involved in cosmetic fix ups or are you ready to take on something bigger? Are you ready for plumbing problems, roof problems, or electrical? Decide on your price range and then decide on how much you want to commit to your renovation budget. Then get a good home inspection and make a plan/budget. It is a good field to be in and you can make money just be very prepared and plan, plan, and then plan for the worst. I have done my share but, I do most of the work myself and contract out very little.
To get back to your question; I know the triad areas home appreciation is a steady 3 to 4% per year and has not faltered. Of course some areas are more then others.
I would get a home close to your area, long distance investments like this don't usually come out well. You need to be able to supervise and be there often.

Good Luck and happy house hunting. Hope this helps.

Larry Story
Coldwell Banker Triad
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