Wake Forest NC Real Estate and Homes For Sale – I Can Help!

Did you know that, as of 2009, nine out of every ten home buyers used the internet to find their new home?  In 2010, the percentage is predicted to increase even further. 

The number of buyers who use the internet to find their next home is increasing daily.  The traffic to on-line real estate marketplaces is skyrocketing.  The power of the web is growing.  And I have been able to successfully establish myself on-line so that I am able to tap into the steady stream of real estate shoppers.

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Some of the most important marketing and advertising that can be done for your home is on-line.  Fortunately, I have been able to stay ahead of this trend and have been continuously working to increase my on-line presence so that I am pushing listings to more on-line places very quickly and getting those listings in front of prospective buyers on-line very effectively.

A few places on-line that you may want to find me are:



Linked In

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Life in Wake Forest NC

Discover Wake Forest NC

Raleigh and Wake Forest NC Luxury Homes

What’s YOUR Circa?

The Pink Oyster

Circa Properties



A Reminder – A Few Wake Forest NC Town Services Will Be Closed Tomorrow!

In observance of Memorial Day there will be a few Town Services in Wake Forest NC suspended Wake Forest NC Memorial Daytomorrow.  Here is a short list of what will be closed and suspended:

  • Wake Forest NC Town Hall
  • Wake Forest NC Administrative Offices
  • Wake Forest NC Bus Service – Both Wake Forest-Raleigh Express and the Wake Forest Loop
  • Garbage, Yard and Recycling Services (should your normally scheduled day fall on Monday, May 31)

For more information you can visit the Town of Wake Forest NC Website and view their Holiday Schedule.

Enjoy Memorial Day!

Check Out the Week Ahead in Wake Forest NC! May 31 – June 6, 2010

Oh my goodness, between Outdoor Concerts, a Dance Marathon, Fundraisers and a Fish Fry thereWake Forest NC House Chick are just so many things to do in Wake Forest NC this week!!!  Not to mention, preparations are under way for the super spectacular July 4th Celebration in Wake Forest NC. 

Get out this week and check out some of the local events – you’ll be so happy you did!  And, while you’re out check out some of the local restaurants and shops – we have some true gems in Wake Forest NC!  Need a little direction?  Check out my Wake Forest NC Info page for a few suggestions! 

Have fun this week!

Town Hall Closed

Monday, May 31
Wake Forest Town Hall, 401 Elm Ave.
The Wake Forest Town Hall and other administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. Garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection will also be suspended May 31. Wake Forest bus service, including the Wake Forest-Raleigh Express and the Wake Forest Loop, will not be provided May 31 but will resume its normal schedule Tuesday, June 1. For complete information throughout the year concerning the Town of Wake Forest’s holiday operations, including garbage and recycling collection schedules, visit the Town’s website at http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/holidayschedule.aspx.

Swim Lesson Registration Begins
Tuesday, June 1
Wake Forest Town Hall, 401 Elm Ave.
Swim lesson registration will begin June 1 at Town Hall, 401 Elm Ave. The fee is $35 for Wake Forest (in-town) residents and $70 for non-residents. Classes will be offered for preschoolers (3-5-year-olds) and beginners (ages 6 and above). The swim lesson schedule is now available at Town Hall and online at   http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/residents/parksrecreation_swimlessons.aspx. For more information, call (919) 554-6180 .

Fish Fry   
Friday, June 4; 11 am – 7 pm
Wake Forest United Methodist Church, 905 S. Main St.
The Wake Forest United Methodist Men offer delicious plates that include flounder, slaw, boiled potatoes, and hush puppies ($8). Dine in, take-out, drive-through, or delivery is available. For delivery of five or more plates, call (919) 556-2239 . This event raises money for the men to build handicap access ramps at little or no cost to those in need. Additionally, the United Methodist Men support over 20 local charitable organizations serving our community.  http://www.wakeforestumc.org

The New Wake Forest Dance Marathon
Friday, June 4; 6 pm – midnight
The Factory Indoor Soccer Field, 1839 S. Main St.
Join the largest middle school dance and help raise money for Duke Children’s Hospital and North Carolina Children’s Hospital. All middle school students are invited. This year’s Hollywood themed event will include six hours of dancing, a laser show, dance aerobics, dance contests and recreational activities such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, and 4-square. Presented by the Social-Organization and Service Club (SOS Club) at WF-R Middle School and the Rotary Club of Wake Forest. For more information and to register, visit http://www.wfdancemarathon.com or contact SOS Advisor Michael Meyer at (919) 554-8451  or at information@sosclub.info.

Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser

Saturday, June 5; 8 am – 10 am
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 11805 Retail Dr.
The Wake Forest Rage Girls Fast-Pitch Softball team will host a pancake fundraiser at the Wake Forest Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar on Saturday, June 5, from 8 am – 10 am. Tickets are $7 and can be pre-purchased by calling Coach Scott at (919) 569-2528. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. All proceeds will support our 10 & Under and 14 & Under softball team’s activities. Come out with your families, have a great time and meet our players!          

Concert in the Park – featuring the Rye Mountain Boys
Sunday, June 6; 3 – 5 pm
E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater, 701 Harris Road
The Rye Mountain Boys will offer a free bluegrass concert at the E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater on Sunday, June 6, from 3 pm to 5 pm. Area residents are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the music. Please note: no alcohol, firearms, or unleashed dogs are allowed. The concert is offered by Pinecone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, and is co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Parks & Recreation Department and United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County. For more information about the Rye Mountain Boys, visit http://www.ryemountainboys.com/ or http://www.reverbnation.com/ryemountainboys. For more information about the Concert in the Park, call (919) 554-6180

Looking for Baseball Around Wake Forest NC? Then Check Out The Carolina Mudcats!

The Carolina Mudcats are just around the corner from Wake Forest NCCarolina Mudcats



Looking for a fun-filled event?  Then check this out!  In 1993, the Carolina Mudcats became a double-A affiliate of the Florida Marlins in the Southern League!  The games are an absolute blast!  Five County Stadium is a great stadium located in Zebulon which is just a short drive from Wake Forest NC.  Promotional nights are always fun and the Friday Night Fireworks are a sight to see – SPECTACULAR!!  I just don’t see how they put on the show that they do every Friday night. 

Muddy the Mudcat



Don’t forget to get your picture taken with Muddy the Mudcat!  He is a hoot and is always posing for pictures.  Seriously, this is a great outing for the entire family!!

They have a home games this weekend so it would be the perfect opportunity to get out and explore!  Peanuts!  Sun!  Baseball! 

Carolina Mudcat Ticket Prices


Carolina Mudcats Game Schedule








Wine Tasting at the Twisted Vine in Historic Downtown Wake Forest NC

I blogged a while ago about the fantastic Wine Shop, Twisted Vine, located in downtown Wake Forest NC.  If you missed that post you can catch up on all the particulars at Wake Forest NC – The Twisted Vine Wine Shoppe – Historic Downtown Wake Forest!

Every Saturday
you can meet up at the Twisted Vine with your friends (or meet some new one while you are there) for their Wine Tasting.  From 12 noon – 4pm each Saturday you can taste a variety of wines that are sure to fit any budget and palate!

It’s a great place to stop off after a morning of perusing the fresh produce and goods at the Farmer’s Market in historic downtown Wake Forest NC!  Get out and explore – there is so much to do in Wake Forest NC!

Twisted Vine
156 South White Street
Wake Forest NC  27587
Open everyday from Noon to 9pm

Twisted Vine Wake Forest NC


Wake Forest NC 4th of July Committee Still Needs Volunteers!

If you aren’t familiar with the festivities in Wake Forest NC for the 4th of July then you have just experienced a true Wake Forest NC 4th of July Celebration4th of July celebration!  I am always amazed with how each year the Wake Forest NC 4th of July Celebration improves upon itself from the year before – seriously, they top themselves every year!

This year there is still time to volunteer your time and efforts to be on the Wake Forest NC 4th of July Committee and be a part of one of the years BEST celebrations…..

Volunteers are needed for the July 3 Fireworks Celebration and on July 5 with “Art in the Park” and “Games in the Park.” Volunteers are not required to regularly attend the committee’s planning meetings. For more information, please contact Rhonda Alderman at fireworklady@aol.com or (919) 812-9121

Historic Wake Forest NC Local Resources

Wake Forest NC is committed to preserving the historic charm and character that have survived the last century and in doing so offer many resources that are just a click away whether you are a current resident or a newcomer.

If you are interested in Historic Preservation in Wake Forest NC you can certainly keep up with the latest meeting minutes from the Historic Preservation Commission meetings. Meetings are help the second Wednesday of each month and you can find the resulting meeting minutes on their webpage.

In addition to meeting minutes you can find a wealth of information on their site such as:

For more information about Historic Wake Forest NC please feel free to give me a call at 919.649.6128 or simply send me an email! There are a multitude of beautiful historic homes for sale in Wake Forest NC in all price points and sizes!  I would be happy to show you around!  Don’t forget to check out my website, Wake Forest House Chick, for the latest Wake Forest NC real estate news, events and so much more…..