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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Jim Allen answered:
For 2013, the home address will have base schools. Part of Wake county school system.
Look for parents link
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
Susan Reinhard answered:
There are lots of great neighborhoods in the area - I would suggest that you focus on your top priorities (schools, amenities, price point, etc) to refine your search. I tell my buyers to list their top 3 "must haves" in their price range, and I can find the right home.

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Tue Apr 23, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
The question is subjective, therefore consider researching on your own; for school information see links below... ... more
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Sat Mar 25, 2017
Irina Bennett answered:
First of all, congratulations on moving to our area! I moved here 20+ years ago and very happy I did! The best way to narrow down the specific neighborhoods and homes is to select a buyer's agent who can do all the "leg" work for you! In our are it will not costs you anything, as most sellers pay your buyer's agent fees. Plus, this agent will dedicate the time for you and will make your travel/search very easy!
We have many neighborhoods that your family would like, the best way to search is to identify those that have pool/club house, etc, recreation that your family will enjoy. Also, look for locations of the Catholic schools in the area and this will give you another list of neighborhoods that you may want to look at.
PS: I live next to one of these schools, off Leesville Rd in NW Raleigh and there are several communities that you can visit here...
I would love to connect to you and find out more hoe I can help, feel free to e-mail me or call me.
(919) 868-1040 or
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Jim Allen answered:

Are you the buyer or the seller? There are many options for both. Feel free to call me at your convenience and I would be happy to discuss them with you.

Kris Burritt
The Jim Allen Group
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Karen Johnson answered:
Most home inspectors can help you with the test. I've been working with Gary Gentry, owner of Quality Residential Inspections, for years. His number is 919-848-4833.
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Wed Jul 20, 2016
Mike Jaquish answered:
Radon can be elevated anywhere in N Raleigh. It is a spotty problem.
So, you may have an elevated reading while your neighbor may test out low.
And, it is more common in basement homes.

If you are uneasy about it, have it tested. The test is not terribly expensive, $100--$150.
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Fri Feb 22, 2013
Rocio V Rojas answered:
You have a great credit score but very little income. You need to speak to a great mortgage lender to see what your options are. Let me know if you'd like some referrals...
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Tue Dec 6, 2016
Lidah Saylor answered:
You can't go wrong with either area. We have a lot of families relocating to the area; and I recently worked with a super family from San Diego! More than willing to forward web links for the area...and neither of you should have any trouble finding employment given your expertise. Do suggest you plan a visit and I would welcome the chance to be your ambassodor! ... more
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Tue May 21, 2013
Ernie Behrle answered:
All I can say is YES. I was with IBM for 17 years which lead me here in the first place. I've lived in Suffern, NY; Germantown Md; Tucson, AZ; Scranton, PA; Marietta , Ga and for the first 23 years of my life on the east of Long Island. We've been here since 1993 and can honestly say of all the places I've lived, we have thoroughly enjoyed the Raleigh area.

It's a great place to raise kids, stay entertained, work for a living and the people are much more friendly here than many of the places we lived. I also like the choice of a 2 hour trip to the beach or similar drive to the mountains.
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Mon Jul 30, 2012
Mark Pelshak answered:
Hey Genrty,

My name is Mark Pelshak and I am a Realtor in the Raleigh/Durham area. I would love to assist you with what you are looking for. There are quite a few communities that I can think of that offer these type homes. Call me at (919) 627.8087 or email me at for more information.


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Fri Jul 27, 2012
Thomas Bohlmann answered:

Heritage Wake Forest may fit what you are looking for.

use my Web reference below to search for homes

and I will be happy to help

Tom Bohlmann
Allen Tate Realty
Wake Forest NC
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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Venita Peyton answered:
He may want to see if Wake Community College is hiring. They offer Simulation & Game Development thru their Computer and Engineering Technologies Division.

This link will help you get started. And - let me know if you need a Realtor (smile).
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Sueann Nelson answered:
Hello. Are you looking to move to the Raleigh area or areas around Raleigh? You have Harnett County that is located close to Raleigh and depending your needs and wants, you can get a lot for your dollar.

If I can help let me know, you can contact me 910-263-3457 or via email

I can give you an idea as to what you can get for under 200k.

Sueann Nelson
RE/MAX Allstars
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Sun Dec 11, 2011
Mike Jaquish answered:
Hi, Nicole

What are you looking for in an agent that would make them particularly "Investor-Friendly?"
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Thu Jan 15, 2015
tom.stubbs.1234 answered:
You could try and get in touch with the bank, because they usually own the foreclosed home. They probably already have a cleaning company that works for them, but you could try offering to work for them. If you give a marketable price and do good work you could eventually find it a permanent job. ... more
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Sat Mar 31, 2012
Cathy Sentgeorge answered:
Dear New Yorker:

You may have heard that Cary stands for "Containment Area for Relocated Yankees" so this would be my first suggestion. However, a more hyper local analysis will be needed to determine if you want the backyard b-b-que culture or prefer a neighborhood with history and character. Be happy to give you additional pointers in a more frank format.

Happy house hunting!

Relocated Yankee (via South Florida)
Cathy Sentgeorge
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Thu Nov 15, 2012
Allymarkham answered:
In Raleigh you don't pick your schools, the WCPSS has an elaborate system and they like changing it up. I have a child that they put in 3 different elementary schools, I pulled him out and put him in a Catholic school. He is happy there, and getting a real education, not day care, which is what the bulk of what happens in Wake Co. Schools. Loads of people drive past a school to get to their childs school. I recommend a private school or picking a different place, like Chapel Hill. To my knowledge they don't bus and move kids from school to school. ... more
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Tue Feb 10, 2015
Victory Property Management answered:
Moving to a new area is never easy and can be quit challenging moving with kids! Researching online to find the best school districts is a great start. The National Center for Education Statistics will give you data for each school district and can help narrow down your decision. Once you have narrowed down your choices, visit the schools, talk to the teachers or the administration staff to get an idea of the atmosphere and ask questions! Once you have decided on the school district finding a good rental home should be easy! ... more
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Mon Sep 1, 2008
Daniel Eberwein answered:
James - I like that area of Raleigh. I've sold a few townhomes in the area, the buyers have been happy there. When I drive by, those neighborhoods do appear well maintained. I don't know about section 8 housing, but there are some rentals in the area, but I would say the area is predominately owner occupied. You are in a good location that has convenient access to major highways. You are near the airport, but my buyers never complained about airport or traffic noise. You have great access to shopping areas, and if you work in the RTP, it has good access to there too.

I wouldn't discount Hedingham just because there is a Wal-Mart nearby. Many people in this area are of the "NIMBY - Not In My Back Yard" belief, and anytime a Wal-Mart is built, there is a ton of vocal opposition. I think the Wal-Mart close to Hedingham is a great benefit. Take a look at Google Maps for the intersection of New Hope Rd and New Bern Ave, and you'll see the Wal-Mart and it's relation to Hedingham. And considering the drought the area has been in, many golf courses have been dried up. If you'd like to be emailed listings for Hedingham, Pinecrest Townes, Long Lake, or any other areas of Raleigh, let me know and I can set you up to receive updates whenever a listing is added in those areas.

Raleigh is a great place to live, and if look online you'll find many negative comments from unhappy people, but you should check out the areas and decide for yourself.

If you are concerned about noise before buying, I recommend an extended preview of a house. You can request of the sellers that you want to spend 2 to 3 hours at the house (I recommend at rush hour when it's usually the noisiest) to see what the noise is like, and if it bothers you or not.

If you have any more questions or need help finding a home in Raleigh, please don't hesitate to contact me thru my website.
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